Product Type: Lush Antiperspirant / Deodorant
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Lush T'eo - Let me tell you why i am not a convert!
Member Name: Allyouneedtoknow
Date: 10/04/12, updated on 10/04/12 (32 review reads)
Advantages: Fresh smell, nice look, no packaging, no aluminium, portable, dry, light-weight
Disadvantages: Does not stop sweating, it broke straight-away, very scratchy, made me sore and red, expensive
An oval-shaped block, Lush's T'eo has a white powdery consistency with blue confetti bits in. Lush recommends you apply by patting/rubbing/dusting on to dry skin.
First off I love that the product has no packaging and no aluminium which is bad for your skin.
I liked the look and size of the product and how there was a wax grip attached to the bottom. I liked the idea that it was a more portable and a dry product. This made it seem particularly great for travelling and unlike heavier deodorant containers, it was so light. I knew I would get more uses from it than my regular deodorant too.
I did not find the smell particularly attractive, but it certainly smelled fresh so I was pretty impressed. I was even looking forward to it keeping my clothes smelling fresh in my bag when i travelled!
However, this product is definitely a deodorant not an anti-perspirant. I knew this be the case as Lush do not make anti-perspirants; the blocking of pores is not good for the skin. Still, I spent the first two days of using it worrying. I am used to being so dry and was quite unnerved to find myself sweating; I am not a sweaty person generally. I certainly did not smell of body odour but niether did I remain smelling of that lemony-fresh scent which i so strongly emitted by the bar. I could not get use to the idea of pit stains everyday, smelly or not and thinking of my own experiences, I would imagine that people who sweat more would really feel let down by this product.
My biggest issue was that the product broke as soon as I got it home (which killed my plans to take the little bar travelling as it clearly is not tough enough). Crumbled up it was still hard to put on - it is not particularly finely milled and so hard to apply even when bashed up. I decided to turn it into more of a cream using some cocoa butter and tea tree oil thinking this would make application smoother, still the same issue persisted throughout - the product, because it is not finely milled even when i ground it down to a powder format, was VERY scratchy. It made my underarms red and sore even when I just patted the product on lightly which was disappointing as i had not been scrubbing at my armpits in the first instance, but lightly and carefully following Lush's application instructions.
Overall, I had high hopes for this product and there are some major benefits but it just did not do what I needed it to do. I had never tried a Lush deodorants before but generally I love Lush, particularly as their products are so environmentally and skin friendly. This product, however, left me feeling self-conscious. Even though I was not left smelly, i was left damp (not a good look whether travelling or lounging around at home) and with sore armpits (though this could easily be a personal skin reaction). Maybe I would have had more success with this product if it had not broken although I still have issues with applying something in a solid (not a creamy) consistency. For the price (at £4.40 it is at least twice what I would pay for my normal deodorant), I won't be trying the product again to find out.
Summary: Seems a good idea, but disappointingly impractical in use. It does not do what you need it to do.
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