Before I start my review on the samples, I'd like to say that I've visited the same Lush store 3 times over the 3 weeks that I've been working, and seen the same lady, who is so amazingly knowledgeable and friendly. I almost feel bad I haven't purchased anything.
|Enzymion Face Moisturizer; Angels on Bare Skin; Tea Tree Water Toner; Fresh Farmacy Cleanser|
|Angels on Bare Skin|
I used Angels on Bare Skin in the morning, followed by my SKII Facial Treatment Essence, and then a thin layer of Enzymion Face Moisturizer over the top before applying makeup.
Angels on Bare Skin is such an amazing cleanser that can be used on all skin types. It also smells quite nice. Please note that I'm not a really big fan of Lush scents, they tend to be a tat too herbal-ly for me. Angels on Bare Skin has lavendar oil in it, which I think makes it smell nice. The only thing I don't like is the application. I hate digging my nail in the product to get some out. I'm also not a fan of having to adding a bit of water and making it into a paste before massaging into the skin. I'm a lazy person, and Angels on Bare Skin is not I'm-LATE! friendly.
Angels on Bare skin retails for $16.95 for 100g, which is reasonable, as it lasts quite a while. For a better picture and more details, click here.
|Enzymion Face Moisturizer|
Enzymion Face Moisturizer is apparently Lush's most mattifying moisturizer. I'm still not quite sure if this moisturizer is for me. Enzymion is packaged in a tub, which I find highly unsanitary. It's also relatively expensive at $34.95 for 45g. Lastly, I'm not a big fan of the smell. Some say it smells like fruit loops, I say it smells like... I can't even describe it. I can smell a bit of the cocoa butter (which is one of the ingredients), that makes the smell slightly more tolerable.
The pros of this enzymion face moisturizer is that it does not leave an oily residue and it did get absorbed into my skin quite quickly. To see a better picture and for more information, click here.
|Fresh Farmacy Cleanser|
The only con that I can think of is the packaging (yet again), although it is less annoying then Angels on Bare Skin, as I don't end up having to scrap product out from under my nails. To use this bar of cleanser, you have to rub it between wet hands until you get a sufficient amount of product. Since I dislike bar soaps, I do not have a bar soap holder for my sample to dry on, so I pop it back into the paper bag, and that works a treat.
Fresh Farmacy retails for $15.95 for 100g. Click here for more information.
|Tea Tree Water Toner|
I do like that this toner is packaged in a spray bottle though (she obviously couldn't give me a spray bottle, so she decanted some in a sample tub). This retails at $9.95 for 100g or $19.95 for 250g. Click here for more information.
With this new skincare routine, I only had to blot once a day. It's an improvement from the first skincare routine, but it still does not meet me goal of no-blotting.
I went in again to update Ashley with my average blotting results, and we discussed about different types of makeups. She gave me a sample of one of the translucent powders from the Lush makeup range, which I did not photograph because I didn't plan on including it in this SKINCARE post (and I've only used it twice). But so far, it hasn't done much for me.
I have thus concluded that Lush will not be able to help me reach my ultimate goal. I do like the Fresh Farmacy and Angels on Bare Skin Cleanser enough to possibly purchase a full-size in the near future though.