Now, skin care has never been the top of my priority list and to be honest I think that's because I've never had major skin issues. Like every teenager I have breakouts and times when I hate my skin, but its never been a huge problem for me. Then I came to uni - and whether it is the stress of independent life, elevated emotions of missing my home or the fact the water is very hard here my skin was not a happy bunny. So, it was time for a change. Now, I already knew that there was a mountain of products out there and honestly I had no idea where to begin. Did I want to go high end? Try the infamous Liz earl cleans and polish? Or go with a high-street brand like Garnier that I was familiar with?
In fact I went with none of the above. Surprisingly my new skin care is Lush Lush and only Lush. That's right the company that is known for its amazing fragrant products in the form of bath bombs and bubble bars is my skin care secret and its a secret I want to share with all of you! Now it's a bit more expensive than the 'drug store'/high-street brands you can pick up at Boots and Superdrug in the UK but if your willing to fork out the cash for high end brands its well worth a try.
I personally got into lush skin care through my flat mate raving about their fresh face masks and up until then I was simply a lip tint and bath bomb girl! But I took the plunge and tried 'catastrophe cosmetic',a blueberry face mack, and then 'cupcake', a face mask that smells ridiculously chocolatey and delicious. And from that moment on I was addicted.
I did a little research on their skin care like most beauty addicts would, searching various YouTube reviews, blog posts and the comments on lush.co.uk, discovering that not many people talk about it in the UK but people all over the world adore Lush and its skin care! So I went for it changing everything from my face scrub to my toner! I never really appreciated the attentiveness of lush staff until I needed help with skin care, they are amazing! I was recommend everything I could need for my oily to combination skin and given more than one option for every product I was interested in, making me feel I had a great personal choice.
So here are the products I have tried and my opinions but keep in mind these are for my skin type (oily-combination) but there are loads of options for all skin types in store:
I use this amazing solid cleanser to in my evening shower to wash off my make-up and it works a treat it even removes the smudged mascara off my skin after I rub my eyes.
If my skin is having a melt down and breaking out all over the place I always do a salt water cleanse to disinfect the skin. So when I saw this scrub had sea salt in it I was over the moon! It is a little harsh on the skin if you use a heavy hand but if you use a light tough its a lovely and makes the skin silky smooth!
Mask of Magnaminty:
A gorgeous minty face mask, that unlike all of the other masks at lush, doesn't go off! I love this it's a magic product for preventing and treating break outs. It might not be for everyone as it has a minty tingle to it that some people might find uncomfortable but i love it.
Tea Tree Water:
Now until this I'll be honest with you I had never had a toner, I just didn't feel it was necessary, but now I cant live without one! It's minimised the large pores I had on my cheeks and around my nose and I'm so happy I picked it up.
The spot treatment everyone raves about and I have to say its not the most effective of all the treatments I have used but I do feel as though it prevents spots getting any bigger or out of control if applied every night so I cant complain!
This is an oily skin moisturiser that smells divine. I'm a bit funny about the moisturisers I use on my face, no idea why, I just like them to be tailored to my skin type so this is a perfect match! Its a little pricey but you need the tiniest amount so to me its worth every penny!