Cleansers, Face, Fresh Cleansers

Herbalism Fresh Cleanser

On the outside world, Herbalism is the study of botany and the use of plants intended for medicinal purposes. Inside a Lush store, Herbalism is a natural face and body cleanser.

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Herbalism has been part of my daily routine for a while now. I originally started with Angels On Bare Skin in its place and as wonderful as that is, after trying Herbalism out, this is definitely the cleanser for me and if you’re hoping for bright and beautifully cleansed skin, then it could be for you too!

Like all of Lush’s fresh cleansers, to use Herbalism you just need to take a pinch of the product and add water, then mush it into your hands until it creates a paste and then use it to cleanse. (The only trouble I find with the fresh cleansers, especially Herbalism as it’s so crumbly, is that it tends to be somewhat messy and if you aren’t careful you can end up wasting a lot of the product).

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Herbalism is very cleansing due to the antiseptic qualities of the Nettle, Rosemary and Rice Vinegar. These ingredients are particularly useful in helping spot prone skin as they are also anti-inflammatory and they are perfect to help brighten the complexion. Another cleansing ingredient is a type of clay called Kaolin, which also acts as the product’s natural preservative, as it’s so absorbent, it removes water therefore not allowing the reproduction of harmful bacterias.

This cleanser also has a mild exfoliant in the form of Ground Almonds and Rice Bran, removing dead skin cells and paving the way for the brighter, smoother skin below. The almonds also create a soft milk when the water is added, which is what makes Herbalism feel really nice.

Chlorophyllin, Rose and Camomile help balance skin tone. The Chlorophyllin lush use is extracted from Alfalfa plants which are rich in vitamins and minerals great for revitalising the skin. Chlorophyllin is also the reason Herbalism has such a strong green colour.

This cleanser is great for purifying and detoxing the skin with all these lovely aforementioned ingredients. Whilst Herbalism is the one for me, make sure you check out the others as there might be another more suited to your skin.

The strong herbal, earthy smell of herbalism can put people off, and honestly I wasn’t a massive fan when I first started using it, however I can definitely say I’ve got used to it!

Take a look at it on the Lush UK website here!

Ingredients

Ground Almonds, Kaolin, Glycerine, Chlorophyllin Water; Nettle, Rosemary and Rice Vinegar Extract, Rice Bran, Gardenia Extract, Rose Absolute, Chamomile Blue Oil, Sage Oil, Perfume

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Bath, Bath Bombs

Sex Bomb Bath Bomb

Sex Bomb, Sex Bomb, you’re my sex bomb.

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Sex Bomb is a relaxing, sensual bath bomb with a concoction of Jasmine, Ylang-Ylang and Clary Sage, which is great for getting you in the mood…

Jasmine is an ancient aphrodisiac, has been used in India for centuries as a sensual perfume and also in aromatherapy to ease stress and anxiety. Ylang-Ylang gives a sweet, floral uplifting smell and Clary Sage is soothing, yet evocative and stimulating, adding to the aphrodisiac qualities of this bath bomb.

Fun fact about Clary Sage Oil is that it actually can induce labour! It has oestrogen-regulating properties because of it’s similar structure to the hormone and many overdue women come in store just to purchase Sex Bomb to help their little one come into the world! However, because of the extremely stimulating properties, it is important that pregnant woman stay away from using Sex Bomb or other products with Clary Sage Oil until their due date.

Sex Bomb Bath Bomb also contains Soya Milk Powder which has soothing and conditioning qualities.

When Sex Bomb is in the bath, it slowly turns the bath water into a lovely cloudy pink colour and the rice paper flower on top floats around the bath once it’s released. In all honesty I do think this bath bomb would be made better by using a real flower, as the rice paper just goes all soggy and loses its shape almost instantly.

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The smell isn’t strong, it’s rather subtle once the ballistic has dissolved but it’s still nice nonetheless, every time I use Sex Bomb I definitely feel calmer and more relaxed. It also leaves the skin feeling rather smooth too which is definitely an added bonus! Perfect for the start of a romantic evening ahead…

Ingredients

Sodium Bicarbonate, Citric Acid, Sodium Sesquicarbonate, Perfume, Soya Milk Powder, Synthetic Musk, Jasmine Absolute, Clary Sage Oil, Ylang Ylang Oil, Titanium Dioxide, Propylene Glycol, Limonene, Linalool, Butylphenyl Methylpropional, Alpha-Isomethyl Ionone, Colour 17200, Colour 42090, Colour 14700, Colour 45410, Rice Paper Flower

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