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LUSH Skin’s Shangri La Moisturizer: Review

[ 0 ] February 5, 2009

Skin’s Shangri La moisturizer from LUSH is simply spectacular.  Before coming across this product, I often wondered how stars like Halle Berry or Jennifer Lopez got that glowing, dewy look.  Over the years, I searched (unsuccessfully) for a cream that would give that glow without clogging pores or turning my face into an oil slick.  My search is officially over.

Skin's Shangri La from LUSH gives that lovely, dewy look.

Skin's Shangri La from LUSH gives that lovely, dewy look.

In just a few days, Skin’s Shangri La moisturizer has become my favorite face cream relegating other products to the sidelines.  This cream seems perfect on all levels: price, performance and pleasant scent.

Price:  At $44.95 Cdn, I would consider this moisturizer to be reasonably-priced.  Yes, it is more expensive than a lot of drugstore brands but it is much, much cheaper than prestige products which make big promises but fail to deliver.

Performance:  Skin’s Shangri La contains a potent mix of antioxidants including fresh seaweed and wheatgrass water.  It also has cold-pressed almond and jojoba oils.  I have tried those oils in pure form – they did not work for me at all.  It seems they need to be ‘in bed’ with other ingredients like organic cocoa butter and evening primrose oil.  Great formulation.

Pleasant scent:  So not only is Skin’s Shangri La reasonably priced, loaded with antioxidants, and gives that much-sought-after dewy look, it also has a very pleasant scent – like soothing vanilla.  I don’t normally appreciate a vanilla scent in a face cream but this is a very mild fragrance.

In a span of a few days, I have already converted my mother and a friend to this product.  We all have different needs but this moisturizer delivers the goods.  Oily skin types who find this too rich may want to check out LUSH’s lightweight Gorgeous moisturizer (see my review).

One final note:  It would be great if Skin’s Shangri La moisturizer came in a pump bottle rather than a plastic tub but it is still worth it.  If potential contamination is a concern just use a tiny, plastic spatula.  All in all though, this is a wonderful product!

LUSH Skin’s Shangri La moisturizer.  Buy it here.

$44.95 for 45 grams

LUSH Gorgeous Moisturizer: Review

[ 0 ] February 5, 2009

LUSH could not have come up with a better name for this product.  Gorgeous moisturizer is just that – gorgeous.  It is smooth as silk with a breathtaking floral scent.  Now I’ll be honest:  At $84.95 a jar I really did not want to like this.  But I do.  A lot.  Unlike many prestige products that are priced high just for marketing purposes, this product really does deliver.

LUSH Gorgeous moisturizer: Expensive but wonderful.

LUSH Gorgeous moisturizer: Expensive but wonderful.

After taking a closer look at the ingredient list I understand why this is the most expensive product at LUSH. Gorgeous moisturizer contains a number of nutritious oils which are cold-pressed, the best way to extract essential vitamins and nutrients.  Also, the product is scented with neroli (orange blossom) oil and water.  Neroli is one of the most expensive oils on the market mainly because it takes a lot of those tiny, white flowers (picked by hand) to get just a drop of oil.

Throw in for good measure, the royal connection.  Neroli is named after an Italian princess from the Renaissance period.  It became her trademark after she scented her gloves with the precious flowers.  Centuries later, another royal – Princess Diana – would use this actual cream.

Back to Gorgeous:  It is a lightweight moisturizer more suited for combination, oily skin or during the summer.  For dry skin types who fall in love with this like I did (it is addictive) you will likely have to ‘top-up’ with another, heavier moisturizer.  If you want to stick with the LUSH brand I would suggest Skin’s Shangri La (please see my review for that cream too).  You may want to use Gorgeous sparingly.  The scent is glorious but it may be overpowering if you wear too much.  Plus, it is not cheap.  What’s that saying, ‘too much of a good thing’…?


Lush Gorgeous Moisturizer.  Buy It Here.

$84.95 for 45 grams

LUSH Dream Cream: Review

[ 0 ] February 4, 2009

Dream Cream by LUSH is absolutely divine.  I have been searching for a body lotion to soothe, soften and most importantly, moisturize my dry skin during the harsh Canadian winters.  This cream does that and much, much more.

LUSH Dream Cream is absolutely divine.

LUSH Dream Cream is absolutely divine.

Dream Cream is loaded with antioxidants such as vitamin e-rich olive oil, skin-softening oat milk and soothing rose water.  It also contains lavender and chamomile oils to help you relax after a hard day’s work and guarantee you a great night’s sleep.  Trust me, this is the only “sleep aid” you will need.  However, do not let the name fool you.  While this cream will ensure your head hits the pillow dreaming of sheep and all things ethereal it is also the perfect body moisturizer to start your day.  Slather this all over, especially after a shower while the skin is damp.  It has a soft, subtle fragrance obtained from botanical oils making it an ideal compliment to your “day scent” but you may be tempted to just shelve your other fragrance (especially if it is derived from synthetic ingredients) and make this lavender-and-rose potion your everyday scent.  Added bonus?  Like LUSH’s face moisturizer Skin’s Shangri La, Dream Cream leaves a beautiful sheen on your skin, a wonderful glow.

As for the price, $24.95 Cdn may seem a bit steep for a body moisturizer but as I discovered with other LUSH products a little goes a long way.  Dream Cream also contains a wide spectrum of skin goodies so that should be reason enough to treat your skin to this wonderful product.  Oh, and it is great for massages too, especially if you are on the receiving end!

LUSH Dream Cream Hand & Body Lotion.  Buy It Here.

$24.95 for 240 grams


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