Did you know that more than 50 percent of women in their 20s reported having acne and more than a quarter of women in their 40s? Having acne as a teen or an adult is really rough. I never had breakouts in my teen years, but now in my later years I get them. I find a lot of anti-aging products like retinol or glycolics break me out. Sigh. My poor daughter has had such trouble this past year. We’ve been trying a few things to get her skin back under control, including the Blue Light Acne Therapy that the guest post earlier today talked about.
Thankfully, LUSH Cosmetics has some effective products that are perfect for acne flare ups.
We’ve been testing these three products out:
Grease Lightning ($12.95)
This blend of herbs and essential oils helps soothe skin while it clears. The witch hazel, thyme, calming rosemary and antibacterial tea tree infusion creates a highly effective antiseptic that helps spots disappear lightning fast. Lavender oil regulates oil production, a big culprit in causing spots, and aloe vera works to calm aggravated skin. I find this works best if you put it on as soon as you feel a spot coming up. It really helps stop the spot from getting out of control.
Fresh Farmacy Facial Cleanser (Sold by weight, $9.75 for 3.5 oz)
This is a pale pink cleansing bar made for problematic skin that gets sore, red and blotchy. It gently cleanses with calming calamine, chamomile and soothing rose. Lavender and tea tree also help to banish pimple-forming bacteria. It’s Vegan too! This one I’ve been using when my skin is irritated and breaking out and it’s great. My skin gets really sensitive and rashy somedays, and that’s when this cleanser works best. It can be drying though, so I only use it once a day, and only where my skin is irritated. It really smells of lavender which I love and a little goes a long way.
Herbalism Facial Cleanser (Sold by weight, $11.50 for 3.5 oz)
Detoxifying, purifying and exfoliating herbal facial cleanser that is formulated for oily, sensitive skin and decongests clogged pores. It contains China clay to remove excess oil, ground almonds and rice bran to exfoliate dead skin cells. Along with sage, an antibacterial, chamomile, to calm troubled skin and marigold, which soothes inflammation. This one is a Vegan product as well.
This is the weirdest cleanser I have ever seen! It’s alien green!
And wow it smells pretty herbal too! How you use this is you take a small scoop of it and add water to make a paste and then apply that to your skin and rub. It’s a mild exfoliant, so don’t rub too hard! Now I know my skin can’t handle daily exfoliation, so I’ve been using this 3 times a week and only where I get oily like my forehead, nose and chin. I think this would be too much for my cheeks to take, but if you have really oily skin with a lot of clogged pores, you should give it a try. It’s helping my daughter’s forehead where she has major congestion happening.
Have any of you tried these LUSH products? Did they work for you? What do you use when your skin is temperamental and breaking out?
Disclamer: I was sent this product to review by PR/Company. Love it or leave it, but my review and opinions are my own thoughts and words, thank you very much.