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Tuesday, April 01, 2014

Review: LUSH Fresh Farmacy Cleanser ♥

 
If you watched my March Favourites that I uploaded yesterday, you would have heard that I wanted to try out some more LUSH products after using their Sweetie Pie shower jelly. I haven't actually yet been to a LUSH store with the intention to buy something ; in the past, I may have picked up soaps and bath bombs and smelt them, but then I have always put them right back down again and left empty handed.

This time, as I walked into the store, I ducked behind a group of girls because I know that LUSH sales reps have a very keen eye for newbie LUSH shoppers and I prefer to figure things out by myself.
 I found my way to the soap table, but as soon as I reached out for a soap bar, a sales rep appears right next to me and begins to ask me a heap of questions.
Thankfully, I was quite stuck and she proceeded to help me find the products that I was looking for through explanation, recommendation and a small demonstration.

The power of the LUSH sales team is quite big because I was barely fazed that the lump of soap she gave me came up to £7.00, which was a lot more than I expected. If you don't know, all loose products at LUSH are charged by every 100g ( in this case £4.75/100g) 

 However, I am happy to say that it was quite worth it.



The soap, called 'Fresh Farmacy', is a light beige colour and comes in a hunky triangle shape; I like that you can clearly see the 'bits of nature' in the bar, which also gives it a very slight gritty feel. For the most part though, it feels extremely silky. The bar itself is part of a floral design and although that hardly matters, I wish that my piece showed the design a little more, because I do have a thing for pretty things.

Look at all that natural goodness

Design of Fresh Farmacy
 I was pleased to see that the sticky tab keeping the wrapped parcel together was instructions for use, although I am pretty sure I know how to use a bar of soap- however it did come in use when I was writing this blog post, because I completely forgot what the product was called. Thanks LUSH!
There are quite a couple of ingredients in this product and all the active ingredients are natural (of course) and consists of:

Calamine Powder
Lavender Oil
Chamomile
Elderflower 
 
As a combination, they calm and soften the skin as well as restoring the natural chemical balance of skin.

~ A P P L I C A T I O N ~


The LUSH website says that this product is so gentle, it can be used everyday on the face, as well as on the body; therefore, I use this product every morning as part of my new morning routine.

I was told by the helpful sales rep not to store the entire bar in the shower as it would end up 'melting', so I found an easy way to use it without having to dash out of the shower to fetch it when I needed it.
I cut off small 1 inch chunks and use one at a time, which I store in an empty beauty product tub- this particular tub, which was a moisturiser, has a screw tight lid which keeps out most of the water vapour, so I like to leave this on the soap dish in my shower so it is within reach.

The beauty of holding onto empty beauty tubs and pots!
This pot has an airtight lid and keeps the moisture at bay

I usually only use about an inch of the product at a time
  I begin by wetting my face and my hands and then I 'wash my hands' with the soap. This basically means that I try to lather the soap in my hands; I do this by rubbing the soap into my wet hands to get enough product on my fingers and palms. The product doesn't foam, but it creates a nice feeling cloudy residue, which smells amazing and fills my shower with such a lovely sweet smell. I have already established that I am not good at describing fragrances, so I will not even attempt to say what I can smell here.

Depending on how I feel, I will use my Body Shop Facial Brush to buff the cleanser into my sink. If I don't use my cleanser, I work the product into my sink for about a  minute and then rinse. If I use the brush, I work for about 30 seconds as the brush is more harsh and then rinse as well.


~ T H O U G H T S  &  R E S U L T S ~


I found this product to be quite drying at first- if you don't like products that make your skin feel taunt or cause your hands to run over your face in short bursts, rather than smoothly ( if that makes sense) then you will not like this.
On the first application day, I noticed that I had visible white dry patches around my mouth after getting out of the shower, but I now I apply a rich moisturiser afterwards to combat this.

I have only used one 1 inch chunk since I purchased this soap ( purchased on 22nd March) which means one chunk this size lasts about a week and a half.

~O V E R A L L ~


This is a very practical product which keeps my skin clean and fresh, without breaking the budget.
Overall, this cleanser has done well to get rid of any excess shine, and my face feels a lot fresher in the mornings than before in the space of time when I was not using a cleanser. In comparison to my previous cleanser which was Davines Authentic Moisturising Balm, it does not give me that clean all day feeling, but I have noticed that my skin looks more revived and spots appear smaller.
 I would definitely repurchase this, but I have a feeling that this bar might last me a long time, so when I do repurchase, I will keep you guys updated!

~
Thanks for reading!
 Make sure you follow my networks for more of me in the week! For an instant 'more of Fi' make sure you watch my March Favorites to see what beauty, fashion, food, music and apps I loved in my beloved birthday month!

      ♥  instagram | twitter | youtube | google+ 



God Bless,
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1 comment

  1. Love This! I have always struggled with very sensitive skin and I bought Fresh Farmacy about a week ago. I already see a huge difference in the quality of my skin. I am never going back to another product.

    Samantha Rose
    xxx
    http://www.thesugarteablog.blogspot.com

    ReplyDelete

Tuesday, April 01, 2014

Review: LUSH Fresh Farmacy Cleanser ♥

 
If you watched my March Favourites that I uploaded yesterday, you would have heard that I wanted to try out some more LUSH products after using their Sweetie Pie shower jelly. I haven't actually yet been to a LUSH store with the intention to buy something ; in the past, I may have picked up soaps and bath bombs and smelt them, but then I have always put them right back down again and left empty handed.

This time, as I walked into the store, I ducked behind a group of girls because I know that LUSH sales reps have a very keen eye for newbie LUSH shoppers and I prefer to figure things out by myself.
 I found my way to the soap table, but as soon as I reached out for a soap bar, a sales rep appears right next to me and begins to ask me a heap of questions.
Thankfully, I was quite stuck and she proceeded to help me find the products that I was looking for through explanation, recommendation and a small demonstration.

The power of the LUSH sales team is quite big because I was barely fazed that the lump of soap she gave me came up to £7.00, which was a lot more than I expected. If you don't know, all loose products at LUSH are charged by every 100g ( in this case £4.75/100g) 

 However, I am happy to say that it was quite worth it.



The soap, called 'Fresh Farmacy', is a light beige colour and comes in a hunky triangle shape; I like that you can clearly see the 'bits of nature' in the bar, which also gives it a very slight gritty feel. For the most part though, it feels extremely silky. The bar itself is part of a floral design and although that hardly matters, I wish that my piece showed the design a little more, because I do have a thing for pretty things.

Look at all that natural goodness

Design of Fresh Farmacy
 I was pleased to see that the sticky tab keeping the wrapped parcel together was instructions for use, although I am pretty sure I know how to use a bar of soap- however it did come in use when I was writing this blog post, because I completely forgot what the product was called. Thanks LUSH!
There are quite a couple of ingredients in this product and all the active ingredients are natural (of course) and consists of:

Calamine Powder
Lavender Oil
Chamomile
Elderflower 
 
As a combination, they calm and soften the skin as well as restoring the natural chemical balance of skin.

~ A P P L I C A T I O N ~


The LUSH website says that this product is so gentle, it can be used everyday on the face, as well as on the body; therefore, I use this product every morning as part of my new morning routine.

I was told by the helpful sales rep not to store the entire bar in the shower as it would end up 'melting', so I found an easy way to use it without having to dash out of the shower to fetch it when I needed it.
I cut off small 1 inch chunks and use one at a time, which I store in an empty beauty product tub- this particular tub, which was a moisturiser, has a screw tight lid which keeps out most of the water vapour, so I like to leave this on the soap dish in my shower so it is within reach.

The beauty of holding onto empty beauty tubs and pots!
This pot has an airtight lid and keeps the moisture at bay

I usually only use about an inch of the product at a time
  I begin by wetting my face and my hands and then I 'wash my hands' with the soap. This basically means that I try to lather the soap in my hands; I do this by rubbing the soap into my wet hands to get enough product on my fingers and palms. The product doesn't foam, but it creates a nice feeling cloudy residue, which smells amazing and fills my shower with such a lovely sweet smell. I have already established that I am not good at describing fragrances, so I will not even attempt to say what I can smell here.

Depending on how I feel, I will use my Body Shop Facial Brush to buff the cleanser into my sink. If I don't use my cleanser, I work the product into my sink for about a  minute and then rinse. If I use the brush, I work for about 30 seconds as the brush is more harsh and then rinse as well.


~ T H O U G H T S  &  R E S U L T S ~


I found this product to be quite drying at first- if you don't like products that make your skin feel taunt or cause your hands to run over your face in short bursts, rather than smoothly ( if that makes sense) then you will not like this.
On the first application day, I noticed that I had visible white dry patches around my mouth after getting out of the shower, but I now I apply a rich moisturiser afterwards to combat this.

I have only used one 1 inch chunk since I purchased this soap ( purchased on 22nd March) which means one chunk this size lasts about a week and a half.

~O V E R A L L ~


This is a very practical product which keeps my skin clean and fresh, without breaking the budget.
Overall, this cleanser has done well to get rid of any excess shine, and my face feels a lot fresher in the mornings than before in the space of time when I was not using a cleanser. In comparison to my previous cleanser which was Davines Authentic Moisturising Balm, it does not give me that clean all day feeling, but I have noticed that my skin looks more revived and spots appear smaller.
 I would definitely repurchase this, but I have a feeling that this bar might last me a long time, so when I do repurchase, I will keep you guys updated!

~
Thanks for reading!
 Make sure you follow my networks for more of me in the week! For an instant 'more of Fi' make sure you watch my March Favorites to see what beauty, fashion, food, music and apps I loved in my beloved birthday month!

      ♥  instagram | twitter | youtube | google+ 



God Bless,
post signature

1 comment

  1. Love This! I have always struggled with very sensitive skin and I bought Fresh Farmacy about a week ago. I already see a huge difference in the quality of my skin. I am never going back to another product.

    Samantha Rose
    xxx
    http://www.thesugarteablog.blogspot.com

    ReplyDelete