Over a month ago, I purchased two LUSH products that I have never used before. There was a time when I was obsessed with their face masks, notably Love Lettuce during my college days. It has actually been a few years however, since using any LUSH product so this is a complete re-visit to the brand!
I have heard many good things about their lip sugar scrubs which was the main reason why I popped into LUSH to have a look. There are 3 flavours which I sampled: Bubblegum, Popcorn and Mint Julips. Bubblegum is a sweet candy flavour, likeable but too sweet for everyday-use personally. Popcorn is a salty flavour, a ‘don’t hate it, don’t love it’ feeling arose whilst sampling it, and strangely, it’d be my next choice. Mint Julips is a sweet mint flavour that’s slightly refreshing and meets somewhere in the middle hence my choice.
Now, I have used a lot of lip balm although I wouldn’t say I suffer from dry lips – they are good most of the time. But after using this lip scrub, I really felt the difference! With a dip of a finger, you rub the scrub against your lips and lick off the excess. Any dead skin is gone straight away, and I feel as if your natural lip colour is revived once again. With this, I genuinely feel that I can put on lipstick every single day without complaining. The only con is it’s messy to use and some might end up on the floor! For £5.50, the price might seem steep but a little lasts a long time.
L-Ultrabland, ‘whipped cream’ consistency, very smooth, R-Mint Julips Lip Scrub, gritty but sweet
Since I was ‘in the moment’ for shopping, I asked for some recommendations and the shop assistant pointed me towards Ultrabland straight away, which she kindly sampled on my hand. I had heard much buzz surrounding the name, but never went to check it out. Now I understand the hype! Ultrabland is a cream-based facial cleanser that is similar to a cleansing balm but is more softer, creamier. Its main components are beeswax, almond oil, rose water and honey which is perfect if you have sensitive and/or dry skin, but is suitable for all skin types.
The smell is all-natural, light and non-invasive. Essentially you massage the product onto your face and then wipe or wash the product off. I personally like to wipe with a few cotton pads, since some product can still be left behind to help moisturise the skin. Ultrabland actually feels very luxurious on the skin, contrary to its name. On the pot, it is particularly recommended to problem skin sufferers to use daily. There’s no scrubbing or tugging at the skin, just a face massage that’s perfect for your self-scheduled spa night! For its price of £7.95, it is steeper than I remember LUSH to be, but please be assured that this is a quality product that will last for months!
What are your favourite LUSH products? Maybe I will pop in again soon and review some more! 🙂