I have always been on the Lush bandwagon from the time the launched in South Africa. I have to consciously walk on a different level in the shopping mall in order to avoid the store because I have zero self-control once I enter even though my bank balance was no before I even entered the mall. As much as I try the erase the thought that Lush is directly below me, the sweet fruity scents find its way to capture my senses. My sister gave me the vanishing moisturiser to try and it was an interesting few months testing out this product.
About the brand:
Lush is an international powerhouse and home to fresh handmade body and hair care products. Lush is famous for creating natural products using ingredients that are good for your body, mind, and soul. They do not test on animals and only do business with companies that share the same values and actions.
"We invent our own products and fragrances, we make them fresh by hand using little or no preservatives or packaging, using only vegetarian ingredients and tell you when they were made."
According to Lush, the Vanishing Cream is a“low fat moisturiser for problem skin. If you have acne, oily skin, spots on your T-zone (forehead, nose and chin) you could use a pot of our new Vanishing Cream.”
When I look for a moisturiser the words “problem skin” and “acne” stand out for me. I ignored the mention that it is for oily skin since I have skin that is as dry as the desert.
The vanishing cream is contained in the standard screw on recycled black pot. This might not have been the best method of storing the product. The cream is very light and runny and therefore is not travel-friendly because I have noticed that it leaked on a few occasions. What I do love about this product is the subtle hint of lavender that lingers in the air once I unscrew the lid.
Lush has managed to incorporate a number of powerhouse ingredients. These include witch hazel, shea butter, grape seed, camellia, and one of my favourite ingredients jojoba oil.
If you love researching the benefits behind ingredients then you would know that shea butter helps with combatting acne scars.
The inclusion of witch hazel is the key ingredient that helps creating a matt finish and locks the oil away. Witch hazel is basically the best friend that all people with oil skin need.
The vanishing cream is extremely light and airy. The reason for this is due to the low-fat base. The smooth texture glides onto your skin and locks in any excess oil. As good as it sounds, I didn’t find that this agreed with my skin type. As mentioned above, I have very dry skin. The watery cream applied effortlessly onto my skin but was then sucked up in a few seconds, I guess it really is a vanishing cream.
The vanishing cream is presently retailing for R375.00 for the 45g tub.
I generally find that Lush products are quite versatile regardless of what skin type the product is labelled for. Unfortunately, I found that this product is not as easily adaptable for those with dry skin. As much as I love the scent and the blend of ingredients, I prefer a moisturiser that creates a protective layer and hydrates my skin and more importantly a moisturiser that has some spf incorporated into it. These two factors is the reason why I won’t be repurchasing this product again. If there is a moisturiser that you would recommend for dry skin then please leave me a comment below!