Product Type: Lush body care
Newest Review: ... to your skin adding moisture, and the calamine calms any redness down. Personally i tried this cleanser to see how it felt, but it ... more
I don't want to smell like a fish!
Lush Aqua Marina Face Cleanser
Member Name: ally_kats_mama
Lush Aqua Marina Face Cleanser
Advantages: Great for the skin
Disadvantages: SMELLS AWFUL!
I have always liked my face to be clear. In my late teens I suffered from a spat of spots across my forehead because I had a fringe (my very own fashion faux pas!) and I remember trying everything to get rid of them. Eventually I grew out my fringe and kept it off my face and the spots went away but the feeling of utter despair that I had them has always remained a memory for me. With this in mind, I have always treated my face with the upmost care. I never want to feel like I did in my teens again. I just wish I had found Lush when I was in my teens!
I have just about tried every cleanser Lush sell. Aqua Marina is one of them. Aqua Marina is one of Lush's solid cleansers. It comes in one size which is 100g and costs £5.95. It comes in one of the well known Lush black tubs. The black tubs are great as you can rinse them out when finished and if you have collected five of them you can take them back to Lush and exchange them for a free Fresh Face mask. Or you can use them to decant your own lotions etc in for when you go on holiday. There is the usual Lush logo and label on the pot with the name of the product and how to use it as well as the ingredients used. However, Lush used to wrap it in seaweed and then in paper before they switched to the black tubs. Whilst the black tubs are much more practical I do miss the seaweed!
When you get the cleanser out of the pot it is all pink and squishy with bits of seaweed running through it. This particular cleanser is not for exfoaliating uses, it is completely smooth and not at all scrubby so is perfect for daily use if you so wish. It's main purpose is for calming the skin down - for example, if you skin is sore or you have spots this would be perfect for it. It would also be perfect for chicken pox as it has calamine lotion in it. Lush also say it is good for skin that has been in the sun too long. Its ingredients also include: carrageen extract, vegetable glycerine, Irish moss gel, aloe vera gel, sea salt, sweet wild orange oil and patchouli oil.
To use the cleanser you take a smal amount out of the pot and mix it with a bit of water in your hand so it forms a paste. You then gently apply it to your face. The idea is to massage your face with it, not roughly but just nice and gently. Once you have finished, you rinse it off with warm water.
I found this cleanser to leave my face feeling very soft, smooth and refreshed. It kept period spots at bay and was very easy to use and remove. I think this cleanser is great as a day to day cleanser but.....
I have only ever purchased this product once because of the smell. Some people say it smells salty, others say it smells like seaweed, I say it smells like dead fish! I really, really cannot get on with the smell. And although I used my whole tub (I couldn't bear to waste it) I hated the smell each and everytime and it put me off of buying it for life. The scent is just urrrggghhh! when I was smelling it in the shop I thought it was so strong because there was a whole bunch of them together but I was wrong! My husband actually asked me if I had been rubbing tuna into my face!