The Facial Skincare Series – Pt 1, “Help my skin feels dry and sensitive”.
Here at Lush we have an amazing range of skincare products on offer. However the fact that we offer such an eclectic range can make for a confusing time for new shoppers. You should never be afraid to ask the staff for advice as we are more than happy to let you know which products will suit your skin but this blog series should give you a pointer in the right direction.
Part 1 – “Help my skin feels dry and sensitive”
So often we have customers who come into the store with skin that is very sensitive and they worry that there will be nothing in store to suit their needs. Au contraire, here at Lush we actually have the perfect items for people with sensitive skin.
Starting with the most basics of basics we have our super gentle Ultrabland Cleanser. This cleanser is rich, soft, oily and gentle on the skin. It contains no exfoliation and this product is made up of only 10 ingredients. The ingredients include almond oil and beeswax which together create a thick rich base for the dirt and grease on the face to stick to. It also includes rose water and rose absolute to help reduce any redness that may be on the skin.
For skin which is very problematic we suggest going back to basics and using only Ultrabland to cleanse the skin and restore its natural balance.
Ultrabland retails at £6.95 for 45g or £10.95 for 100g
To tone I would suggest Eau Roma Water. This toner is again a simple product and is intended for skins that need a little extra love and care. Of the 6 ingredients used in this product, the dominant 2 are lavender water and rose water. Dry, sensitive or mature skins will find the rose water is calming and reduces redness, whilst lavender water will soften the skin and balance sebum production. A gentle toner suitable for everyday use that will help hydrate the skin without causing it to overreact.
Our toner water can be used after cleansing and either left to dry on the skin or removed with a cotton pad.
Eau Roma Toner Water retails at £3.95 for 100g bottle or £7.50 for 250g bottle
Did you know that it is important to keep sensitive skin moisturised, because when the skin becomes dehydrated it can become more sensitive than usual? Our go to moisturiser for skin in need of a little extra care and attention is Celestial. Celestial moisturiser has been specially formulated to create a light barrier on the skin to stop the loss of moisture and keep sensitive skin feeling calm.
Every ingredient in this cream has been carefully chosen for their properties which are good on sensitive skins.
We put the petals from fresh dove orchids in almond oil and leave them to steep overnight until they give up their goodness into the oil. We then take that oil and add almond milk, cocoa butter, vanilla infusion and vegetable glycerine to create a delicate cream that will moisturise without inflaming difficult skin.
Celestial is a snip at £11.95 for a 45g pot.
Most people assume that if their skin feels sensitive or dry that they should stay away from face masks. That the face mask may dry or irritate their already delicate feeling skin. In some cases this is true but not in the case of Oatifix. Oatifix is part of our fresh face mask range and is perfect for putting the goodness back into the skin.
Containing oatmeal, bananas and almonds, this face mask has a thick consistency and a gentle smell that reminds me of a sweet porridge. The bananas are packed full of moisture and soften the skin, the oatmeal soothes and the ground almonds give a gentle exfoliation to the skin as the mask is washed off. I guarantee that once you have washed this mask off and dried your face you will feel an instant difference to the skins texture and softness!
As this is part of our fresh range, you do need to keep your face mask in the fridge. We would recommend applying a face mask once a week to help keep skin in tip top condition.
Also please remember that for every 5 black pots or bottles you bring back to the store for us to recycle and reuse you can claim a free fresh face mask as our way of saying thank you.
Oatifix Fresh Face Mask retails at £5.95 per pot or free when 5 empty black pots/bottles are returned to store.
So there we have it, a full skincare routine that will suit anyone whos skin feels dry and or sensitive. Of course we have other products that will help besides the ones mentioned so if you are looking for something else or you are just curious on the full range of products available to you – don’t hesitate to ask.