Skin Care Review: Lush Herbalism Cleanser

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As I stated in my last Lush product review, I've been a fan of Lush products for a long time now, and today I'm going to do a review on Lush's Herbalism face and body cleanser.

I've been mixing up my cleansers for a while now, veering towards more natural products and remedies. I used honey as my cleanser for a while, which I liked but didn't completely do the job for my oily, acne-prone sensitive skin. 

I've been recently using Black African Soap from Shea Moisture (check out my haul here!) and I loved it but still wanted to explore my options. 

When I went to Lush recently, one of the girls working there told me that Herbalism was perfect for my type of skin and would help with my breakouts. 

Lush describes Herbalism as ''gently exfoliating, deep-cleansing'' and ''helps to balance out your skin’s oil production.''

 Some of the ingredients in Herbalism include, and I've put the ingredients in bold, are: 

"Nettles, rosemary and rice bran vinegar work to cleanse the skin, removing dirt and grease, leaving bright and beautifully clean skin. Chamomile blue oil and rose absolute are used for balancing skin tone. Rice bran and ground almonds will gently exfoliate the skin and when mixed with water, the almonds create a soft cleansing milk. Our chlorophyllin is extracted from alfalfa, which is rich in vitamins and minerals and is great for revitalizing the skin."

Herbalism out of the pot  

Herbalism mixed with a tiny bit of water, creating a chunky, inconsistent scrub.  

Herbalism is a soft scrub and not too grainy on the skin. I was told that Herbalism would leave my skin glowing, and it did leave a nice healthy glow on my skin long after I washed my face with it. It didn't do anything on reducing redness or my acne at all so it was pretty useless.

The texture is like Play-Doh and it's really hard to break down into a paste. Even with Lush's instructions on how to use this cleanser, it was not as easy as they made it sound which left me using way more product than necessary. 

People have mixed reactions to this product and speaking for myself, I didn't hate it but I found that it virtually did nothing for my skin. 

Lush's Herbalism face and body cleanser retails from $13.95 - $33.95 and is available here

Check out my reviews on other Lush products here

Have you tried Herbalism? Did you like it/would you recommend it? Let me know below! 

-Amanda Leon 
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