Baby Face is a solid cleanser from Lush. When I used to buy it it was £3.95 per bar.
The bar is circular in shape and it features a cute little baby face.
Baby Face has a pleasant scent to it that smells quite delicate and feminine. The bar is easy to use. You just melt it in your hands and apply the product to the skin. You can also rub the bar directly onto your face. Using the bar this way usually makes the bar dissolve quicker so I prefer to rub it in my hands first. The bar feels lovely on the skin. You apply the bar to dry skin and it removes make-up quickly and easily. I find that I don't have to scrub my eyes anymore to remove my make-up with this. The bar just dissolves make-up literally before your eyes. Even waterproof mascara is removed with this. Perfect!
The bar can be used to cleanse your entire face, not just the eye area. After rubbing the product into your face you can remove the excess by using a cotton wool pad or a muslin cloth. I have used both of these methods in the past to remove the product and both ways seem to remove the product well. Your hands also need to be washed after use as the product can sometimes leave a greasy residue behind. Otherwise this is a great solid cleanser from Lush. It can be stored in one of the Lush shampoo bar tins too!
I haven't seen this product around for a while so I don't know if Lush have discontinued this or if it's ended up in Lush Retro. I'll have to ask next time i'm in Lush as I am a fan of this cute little bar :)
Unfortunately I can't find this product on Lush.com or Lush.co.uk but I thought I'd write this review anyway in case Lush decide to bring back this cleanser! I used this product during 2010/2011 after reading good reviews about it online.
I was quite intrigued about this cleanser since it looks and feels like a chunk of small, white soap (with a baby face etched in...a bit creepy but I'm not complaining!) I certainly expected the product to feel more like soap, but once you start rubbing this on your face to remove makeup, it melts onto your skin and feels oily. I was actually quite surprised when I first used this since I'd never seen a solid cleanser before - I only tried it out of curiosity since it seemed so unusual.
I would say that it is effective in removing makeup whilst moisturising your skin at the same time. I used my Baby Face by gently rubbing the bar all over my face and massaging the oils in, especially in tougher areas e.g. eye area to remove mascara and eyeshadow etc.. Afterwards I'd wet some cotton pads with warm water to remove the remains. I am happy to say that this product didn't cause me to break out at all! (It contains cocoa butter, shea butter, coconut oil and fresh avocado butter as the main ingredients.) I didn't really notice that much of a scent which I actually prefer since I don't like putting scented product on my face. I don't actually wear makeup on a daily basis, so this cleanser has lasted a long, long time for me. Even for such a small product, I would anticipate that it would last at least a month for a regular makeup user. Help this helps if Lush bring this product back!
I recently heard that some Lush products were going to be discontinued, and one of those was Baby Face, the solid cleansing bar. I'd always wanted to try it as it always seemed really unusual and cute and different, so I picked one up before it went for good.
Baby Face is a solid cleanser and I cannot stress enough how cute it is! The bar is small, white and round and in the shape of a baby's face, hence the name. The bar also fits perfectly into one of Lush's shampoo tins, which is handy for travelling purposes.
The bar is designed to melt on the skin, removing all traces of makeup effectively while also moisturising and softening the skin. It contains cocoa, shea and avocado butters to cleanse and moisturise, as well as extra virgin coconut oil. The smell derives from tangerine oil which helps to tone the skin, vanilla absolute and everlasting flower absolute. The cleanser is suitable for vegans. The scent is lovely - delicate and floral without being overpowering.
To use the cleanser, I wet my face with warm water and rubbed the bar gently over my skin. I massaged the traces of the bar into my skin then removed the cleanser with a cotton wool pad or two soaked in warm water.
I found the cleanser to be extremely effective in removing all forms of makeup, including mascara (I don't use waterproof mascara so can't comment on this). The makeup just dissolves and slides off. I was worried that the cleanser would clog my pores or leave my skin feeling dirty. This wasn't the case at all: after removing the cleanser with water and toning my skin, my face felt extremely clean and soft. The cleanser was very gentle on my sensitive skin and didn't cause redness, breakouts or spots.
The solid nature of the cleanser made it very easy to transport when necessary. It lasted over two months which is very impressive for such a small bar, and made the price of £4.10 seem very reasonable.
I really enjoyed using this cleanser and would have happily bought it again. Sadly, as it was being discontinued I wasn't able to obtain another one. I do hope it comes back, perhaps in Retro, as it really is a great little product!
I bought this about 4 months ago after hearing good things about it, on my first try with it I hated it, I didn't know how to use it properly and was rubbing it over my face like a mad woman with eyelashes falling out all over the place and then was left with a horrible residue I couldn't bare. I stuck this into my soap tin and wasnt intending on using it again.
Until recently :) I watched a tutorial on it, and gave it another chance, but decided not to use it as a make up remover and just use it as a nice cleanser which has no preservatives.
It's really good for your skin, it contains Cocoa Butter, Shea Butter, Extra Virgin Coconut Oil, Avocado Butter, Tangerine Oil, Vanilla Absolute, Everlasting Flower Absolute, Limonene, Linalool & Perfume, and thats all :) so no nasty alcohol or sulfates! :) which is perfect for sensitive skin.
The way I use it now is, I melt it with warm water, rub it in my hands, make sure I get a good amount of product and wipe my whole face with it I wipe it around my eyes which I dont usually do with cleansers, but it's gentle enough and then rinse a cotton pad and wipe that around my face to get rid of it, It works just as well with a flannel but I don't do that as I don't want to wash a flannel everyday, its a lot easier for me with the cotton pad, I only use 2 to take it off.
After that my face feels so soft and radiant, I'm left with no residue and I am so pleased I now know how to use it properly, I only just this as a cleanser at night though because its too much effort for the morning for me.
I have tried using it as a make-up remove since and it works brilliantly but I prefer to use my wipes first so my cleanser can cleanse my face without make up.
I believe it's £4.10 from Lush, I think it lasted me about 3 weeks using it every night, but because I use so much. But it is definitely worth it. I've ran out at the moment and need to get some more!
I bought this because Ultrabland (my previous cleanser) had not been as efficient for my skin recently, and also a price hike meant I couldn't afford it so much. Babyface (BF) and Ultrabland (UB) work in pretty much the same way, both are made of natural oils and butters to cleanse your skin. Both are excellent makeup removers too. But UB is a cream and comes in a pot, whereas BF is solid, and needs no packaging!
Price and packaging:
This is £4.10 (per bar, which is 35g) as of January 2010, not bad for a bar that'll probably last me several months. I know I said it had no packaging, but when you buy it the Lush staff will pop it in a yellow paper bag, and seal it with a label telling you a bit about the product so that you can take it home.
Scent and appearance:
This doesn't have much of a smell, it is very subtle and gentle. There is tangerine oil in it, so it has a slightly sweet orange smell. As to appearance, it is very much like the picture, a creamy coloured bar with a babys face stamped in it.
How to use and my opinion:
You can use this in a number of ways. You can rub it directly on your face (which I do) or rub your fingers on it and then your face. Not sure it makes much odds. Then wipe it off with a flannel or cotton pad, and wipe again with toner (I use Lush Tea Tree water), to get the last bits of grease off your face.
Overall, a really nice cleanser, very effective at removing even the heaviest strongest makeup. You will be startled by how much dirt comes off!
Lush are penchants for making fabulous products, and offering the customer a solid/preservative free version of everything in store- this cleanser being no exception. I used to be a face- wipes girl and wondered why my skin was so flippin' icky, dry and flaky/sensitive- until I discovered the wonders of Lush Babyface...
A beautiful, cute, ickle baby- faced delight, this little lovely is deceptivley long lasting- good for about 3 to 4 months when used daily (and generously!). The whole point of Babyface is to give your lovely skin a good old massage, bringing the blood to the surface and helping to detoxify and remove impurities, as well as get rid of every last scrap of make up, including waterproof mascara. Baby will also really help if you have problems with oily skin or blackheads; oil (cocoa butter+essential oils) upon oil (excess sebum) is the best way to get rid of it!!
To use this teeny miracle, rub it directly onto your face or, if you prefer, between the palms of your hands to get the oils warmed and melty. Then rub into the skin of your face in circular motions, nice and gently, and like Ultrabland (another of Lush's cleansers) you can rub this pretty much right into your eyes due to its' uber gentle-ness!!! Wow. Then, to remove, dampen some cotton wool pads or flannel and gently wipe away. Ta da! Mega clean, soft, makeup-free skin. :)
Babyface is fab for travelling or to pop in your handbag if you're stopping over at someone's house, I always leave one and a pack of cotton pads at my boyfriend's house. Just make sure you keep it away from direct heat sources as it is very sad and messy if it melts!!!
So for £3.87, you are getting 3 to 4 months' worth of make up remover, made of extra natural ingredients including cocoa and shea butter (softening), tangerine oil (tightening and toning), narcissus absolute (named after the beautiful Greek legend who was so stunning, he was starting at his reflection in a lake, and fell in and drowned, he was so fit) coconut oil and avacado butter (both uber moisturising, mineral rich and nourishing)
A mega- close second to Lush's Sweet Japanese Girl, and now, due to her untimely demise, my top solid cleanser by the wonderful Lush.
Throw those wipes away ladies, and say hello to amazing, baby- soft clean and clear skin.
Upon a recent visit to lush I decided to try the baby face solid cleanser after reading many positive reviews, each one telling how great the product is. Now I have problem skin, which is caused by a medical problem and is hormonal, so im constantly looking for new products to try to help ease theese symptoms. And witht hat in mind i would never give a bad review because a product did not clear my skin completely, as I would not expect miricals!!!
This little cleanser was in a bowl of other identical bars in the lush store near the other cleansers they sell. The bars vary from a very pale cream, to a darker cream. This is due to the fact that the products are hand made and the ingredients are completely natural so due to natural variability this cause the product colour to be ever so slightly different, but this of course does not make any difference as to how well this product works.
I popped one of the bars into one of the little yellow bags which lush provide and took it to the till allong with my many other purchases. The lady at the counted stuck a label on the little paper bag and asked me if I had used the product before. I had not so I was glad of the advice she gave. This is one of the good things about the staff in Lush stores, they aslway are happy to explain about a product and also demonstrate how to use it. They are also very knowledgeable as to the ingredients and also the specifcs of the products. No matter how busy the store is they are always happy to help at the store I visit in the Metro Centre, Gateshead, although im sure as with all shops this can vary from store to store.
The lady explained that to use the cleanser you simply wet your face with tepid water, and then rub the bar in your hands, the heat from your hands will cause the cleanser bar to start to melt. Once you have enough of the product on your hands you massage it into your face and neck. once you have done this you use wet cotton wool pads to wipe away the product, and follow with your usual toner to remove any excess product left behind, and hey presto, your done.
So that night after getting home I was eager to try my little bar out. I wet my face and then opened the little paper bag. Unlike other lush products which usualy have strong smells, this bar is very subtle and has a clean, creamy, gentle smell to it. I massaged the bar in my hands for 30seconds or so and the bar almost immediately started to met, leaving the product on my hands. I popped the bar back into the bad and started to massage the bar over my face and also over my eyes and into my eyelashes to remove my mascara. Lush state that this cleanser is ultra effective at removing all traces of makeup. Mascara is the only makeup I wear so I am not sure how well it removes other makeup, but it was excelent at removing all traces of mascars from my lashes and did not leave me with the panda eyes which some eye makeup removers do. The cleanser is very gentle and does not sting when rubbing into the eye area and over lashes and has a slightly oily feel on your skin. After massaging the cleanser into my face for around two minutes I decided it was now time to remove the cleanser. I dipped a cotton wool pad into a sink full of clean water and wiped this over my skin adn removed the cleanser. It took four cotton wool pads to remove all traces and then for good measure I used a fifth to use to pay more attention to removing it from around my eyes and eye lashes.
After using this cleanser there is a slightly greasy feel to the skin, but sfter using my lush t-tree water toner this left over cleanser is completely removed and my skin feels soft and smooth and not at all tight. Despite this not leaving my skin feeling dry I still follow it with my usual Biore moisturiser.
My skin felt great all day and did not become oily at all during the day after using this cleanser and my skin was so soft that I couldnt resist touching my face. My fiance also commented on how nice my skin felt when he gave me a kiss whilst cuddles up watching TV. And if he noticed something like that then it must be noticeable!!!
One thing I would mention incase this is a problem for anyone, is that the cleanser does not leave any lingering scent on your skin after use. This does not bother me int he slightest, but I know that some may like nice smelling cleansers. The cleanser does not leave any sort of fragrance on your skin at all after use, however this does not bother me as I always use toner after cleansing so this would take away any scent remaining on my skin after use anyway.
Lush say that each smiling bar has four different natural plant butters in it to remove dirt and put back moisture. And id say that this description is spot on. The cleanser might not stand out as much as the other lush products and is easily overlooked because of how plain it is in comparison to the other brightly coloured, beautifully coloured, strong smelling and sometimes glittery products found in the Lush stores. I would highly recommend that anyone with problem or dry skin should try this cleanser and that they will definately be glad that they did.
The bar costs £3.87 at the moment and I have been using this bar 3-4 times per week for 5 weeks now and its not even half used, so its great value for money as well as being an excelent product. This has already lasted much longer than my Biore cleanser and was over £1 cheaper to purchase, what a bargain!!!
~Overview, ingredients, pricing and availability~
Lush Babyface is a solid facial cleanser, moulded into the shape of a cute little face! It certainly wins points for originality.
Currently priced at £3.85 it is available from Lush stores, or via the website lush.co.uk.
Ingredients as per the Lush website:
Cocoa Butter, Shea Butter, Extra Virgin Coconut Oil, Fresh Avocado Butter, Tangerine Oil, Vanilla Absolute, Everlasting Flower Absolute , Limonene, Linalool, Perfume.
Lots of nice natural ingredients and essential oils, as can be expected from Lush products!
Cocoa butter softens the skin, shea butter helps to maintain healthy skin, coconut oil balances the skin, and avocado oil hydrates the skin.
~ So what do Lush say about this product? ~
"The Baby Face bar is another of our solid cleansers which we developed in order to avoid using preservatives on the skin. It melts on the skin so you can softly smooth it all over the places which need cleansing (it's an excellent make-up remover) then to take it off use warm water on 100% cotton wool or a face cloth and you will be astonished at both how lovely and soft your face feels and how clean the Baby Face gets it. Each smiling bar has four different natural plant butters in it to remove dirt and put back moisture. Its lovely scent comes from toning tangerine oil, narcissus (which we use to make you so beautiful you'll want to look at your reflection all the time) and everlasting flower (to give you everlasting beauty)."
Sounds great! So, is it as good as it sounds?
~ Appearance, smell ~
As previously mentioned, this is a solid cleanser. It's quite small and is flat on one side and moulded into a smiling face on the other :)
The blend of tangerine, narcissus and everlasting flower oils give it a lovely scent but not too overpowering.
~ How to use & How long it lasts ~
I find it easiest to use by just rubbing directly onto the skin. I find that it melts pretty easily, although if you like it a bit softer you can run it under hot water. I then massage it into my face. I find it doesn't tend to wash off using hot water alone. It works really well in combination with face wipes, they remove it very easily. A muslin cloth or flannel soaked in warm water also do the job.
I find it leaves my face feeling nice and clean and very soft - almost doesn't require moisturising afterwards!
It lasts for absolutely ages - unless you take it camping to a hot country and leave it in a bag in the car boot. Then it will melt completely! So be warned - don't leave it in direct sunlight anywhere either as this has also happened to me, I left a Babyface on the bathroom shelf and returned to find a pool of melted oils!
~ Does it work, would I recommend it ~
Babyface is a very gentle but very effective cleanser. I find it lovely for my sensitive skin and it also improves skin's general condition. I've heard that a few people find it too greasy and difficult to wash off. I have had no trouble removing it if I use face wipes or a flannel.
I would certainly recommend this to use as a cleanser, especially for sensitive skins. The only thing I wouldn't recommend it for is for travelling or hot climates (unless you can keep it in a fridge!)
I found this product a bit uninspiring really - I was expecting to be left with lovely soft smooth skin - something that lush normally delivers perfectly, but this left my face a bit oily (very unusual for me, I have very dry skin) and it was a bit like a layer of oil had been deposited on my face and no amount of water would get it off. It cost about £4 if i rightly remember, and although it does smell very nice and the way it has a cute little face in it is sweet, it's not enough to make up for the fact that it isn't a good cleanser. Maybe I was using it wrong? Hard to tell, I just used it like a bar of soap and rinsed afterwards. All in all, fairly disappointing, and it does sadden me to say bad things about lush, but on this occasion I was left feeling dissatisfied.
LUSH recommended me their 'Babyface' cleansing bar after I asked them which of their products removed makeup, especially eye products, the easiest and with the best results. The sales assistant assured me that although it is oil based, it is gentle to the skin and would leave my face feeling soft and nourished. It sounded promising so I picked one up along with the rest of my items.
'Babyface' is one of LUSH's few solid skincare products. It was developed in 'order to avoid using preservatives on the skin.' However, due to it's soap-like texture I would recommend picking up one of LUSH's metal tins to store it in. If left on a soap dish / sink area it can slowly melt away (not to mention being a little unhygenic) and if left on any tissue like surface it can easily get stuck to it.
'Babyface' uses four different natural plant butters to remove dirt and replace the skins natural moisture. It smells lovely, which LUSH attributes to tangerine oils, narcissus and everlasting flower. Due to its waxy texture a little goes a long way, especially if stored successfully, so at £.95 per bar it's not going to break the bank.
On first using it, I made the mistake of using only luke-warm water which did not 'melt' the cleanser enough, leaving me with a hard, waxy consistency which stuck to the surface of the skin but didn't do much else. It didn't remove my makeup effectively, only smeared it around my face and was hard to remove. I decided not to give up just yet and tried it the next time using much warmer water which resulted in a much easier to use, more effective product :-)
When used with hotter water 'Babyface' glides over the skin easily, taking with it every trace of face makeup. Eye makeup (especially waterproof mascara) is a little more stubborn, needing and lot more effort and patience.
I found it quite hard to remove the product from the skin after cleasing. It's oily texture caused water to 'bead up' on it's surface and simply drip off. I had to use a strong, alcohol based toner afterwards to make sure it was all removed as I was afraid it might clog pores and cause irritation if left on the skin.
Overally, I wasn't too impressed with this product. Although it removed makeup fairly quickly / successfuly, it wasn't the easiet products to use. For this reason I only gave it a 3 put of 5 star rating. I did not like having to use a strong toner afterwards but I disliked the residue it left on the skin without doing so even more.
Definately not the best makeup remover out there - especially not for me.
After being disappointed with the Philosophy cleanser I had previously been using, I was hoping to find something better. I had bought a few new cleansers to try but decided on Lush's Baby Face as the next one I would use. The reason I had chosen to purchase this product, was mainly that I had read so many positive things on it, as well as liking it's name, which to me indicates smooth, baby soft skin.
The cleanser comes in a round bar which has a babies face moulded onto one side. I have to say, I actually find it a little bit creepy to look at, rather than cute as i think it's meant to be, but if nothing else, it's quirky! The bar is solid and waxy, and looks much like a bar of soap. I had thought in fact, that using this would be just like using a bar of soap, something that it became quickly apparent I was wrong about.
To use Baby Face, you simply smooth the bar over your face. Rather than creating a lather, like soap does, this will leave a trail of oil on your skin, which can then be rinsed off with water, or rubbed of with a damp cloth. I tried rinsing away with water the first time I used this, but it didn't feel like my skin was actually clean - it still felt oily - so I have since been using a damp cloth to remove the oils which seems to work much more effectively.
The bar contains Shea butter, cocoa butter, coconut oil, avocado butter, narcissus absolute and everlasting flower absolute amongst a few other things. It has a gentle citrus smell, which wasn't too dissimilar to the Philosophy Purity Made Simple cleanser I had used prior to this one.
I found the bar to be effective at removing most make-up, but would not shift mascara, so I had to continue to use a separate eye-make remover at the same time as using this.
Immediately after using this my skin felt clean and soft, and although I tend to have fairly sensitive skin, it did not seem to be irritated, dry or tight after using this. After approximately three weeks of use, I noticed that my skin seemed to be becoming a little bit greasy and coming out in little spots - especially around my hairline. I went back into Lush and talked to one of the assistants, who advised to make extra sure that I was removing all the oil from the bar after use, and also gave me a sample of another Lush cleanser -Fresh Farmacy- to try. After a week or so of using the Fresh Farmacy cleanser, I went back to using baby face. I've been using it for a few more weeks, and things seem to have improved. I make extra sure I have removed all the cleanser from around my hair line where I seemed to be getting spots, as I think perhaps because the oils go onto the skin clear, I was sometimes leaving a bit on my skin. I always follow with a toner now too, and that seems to have helped.
Apart from leaving my skin clean and soft, I don't think there have been any particularly huge benefits to using this - appearance wise, for example, my skin does not really look any difference, and I didnt find there to be anything outstanding about this product.
A bar of babyface costs £3.95 and can be purchased in store or online at www.lush.co.uk. Mine so far has lasted quite some time, and there's still loads left, so despite it being smaller in terms of weight, I think it's more economical than the Lush Fresh Farmacy cleanser, which is the same price, but wears down really quickly.
Overall, this is an OK cleanser, but I don't think I'd buy it again. Despite it giving me spots and making my skin feel a little bit oily at first, it was simple to use, but I don't think there was anything that made it outstanding, so I'll try something else next time.
Baby Face is my favorite facial product.
When I was a student I could afford to use it all the time but since being a bit poorer I haven't used it for a year, until this weekend. My skin has really been struggling recently so I decided to take drastic measures and buy this.
And I now wonder how I ever justified saving £2 at the cost of my skin!
Baby Face costs £3.95 for a 35G bar. It's worth every penny. It lasts a lot longer than other cleansers because you can rub it directlly onto your skin, so half of it doesn't sink into your cotton wool before it's even touched your face!
it's incredibly gentle, won't leave you with any redness, and incredibly effective.
To give an example of how effective this is, I first used my boots botanics cleanser over my face and neck. I then used babyface and I'm ashamed to say the cotton wool came off my neck COVERED in dirt.
This is the only make up remover I have ever tried that can get off bright red or pink lipstick straight away. Usually my lips are stained for a day after.
I have only been reusing this for 3 days and already my skin is looking much better. I have also used a Lush Tea Tree Toner tab, and the 2 of those alone have cleared up my black heads, tightened my pours and sent 3 wannabe spots packing!
From now on I'm only going to use this cleanser, it doesn't do to cut corners when it comes to your face and i now realise it's good value anyway!
If you can afford to follow it with a Lush moisturiser then all the better for you.
Baby Face is a Cleansing bar, it is nowhere near as strong as ultra bland but it is still very good and great if you are in hurry and don't have time to use ultra bland with a hot cloth.
It comes in the shape of a little baby face and it is quite cheap at £3.95 for a 35g bar.
When you use it, it just sort of melts over your face just from the heat of your hands, so try not to fiddle with it when you are not using it or it will turn in to a puddle!
You rub it all over your face, massage it in then you can remove it with a hot cloth if you want, but as I said if I am using a hot cloth I will use ultra bland. I just remove this with a baby wipe and I find this gets it all off along with any gunk it has picked up.
This smells nice like coconut and tangerine with a very subtle flower fragrance mixed in. I find the smell very refreshing. This is the cleanser that I will take in my overnight bag as it is small and quick to use, but it will not give you as though a cleanses as ultra bland will.
I bought this solid cleanser to take off my make up at night and because at the moment I am totally addicted to trying all of Lush's gorgeous products as I am a recently new convert.
I read up on their website (www.lush.co.uk) and bought this and angels on bare skin (YUCK!). The thought was that I would use angels on bare skin in the morning and at night and this when I wore make up just to remove it but it hasn't worked out quite that way! I use this all the time instead! I love it!
It is a cream coloured, small round moulded baby face which weighs just 35g. To be honest it looks like a strange shaped bar of white chocolate!
It's scent is very subtle unlike a lot of their other products but is gorgeous and makes it appeal even more. It looks and smells like you could eat it!
It comes in minimal packaging just in a small plastic bag so you need somewhere to store it either in one of their shampoo tins (£1.95) or I keep mine on a shelf in the bathroom on top of a pot of moisturiser which I now don't need to use!
It contains moisturising Cocoa Butter, Shea Butter, Coconut Oil, Fresh Avocado Butter and Tangerine Oil, Narcissus Absolute, Everlasting Flower Absolute and Perfume to make it smell so wonderful.
I use mine by rubbing the bar all over my face until it is all covered in the melted oils, it melts very easily and it doesn't take long or much effort to do this. You could melt it on your hands then apply it to your face it you wanted. Then I rub it all into my skin, including my eyelids. Then I use a wet cloth to wipe it all off. I have found that I do need to use toner after so that I don't feel greasy.
My skin is left feeling soft and so clean without any tight feeling at all. I haven't needed to use any moisturiser since starting to use this either!
It is really good at removing make up even mascara but I don't use a waterproof one so I am not sure if it would work for that or not.
It lasts for ages as you don't need to use much each time so I found that a bar lasts me for eight to ten weeks easily.
At just £3.50 it really is a bargain and works out really cheap where it lasts so long.
I would definitely recommend this to anyone but those with already oily skin may find this wont help as you are adding oil to your face but if you use a good toner it might be ok but they also do one called sweet Japanese girl which would probably be better as it is aimed at oily skin types.
his cleanser is my newest product from lush (and I have quite a few, as you might know if you've read a lot of my reviews), and again I am not at all disappointed. I was looking for a new cleanser as I'd been using face wipes instead of a skin care routine for too long, and so my first choice was lush as usual. After looking on the lush website, reading reviews and looking in store, I decided that 'Baby Face' was the cleanser for me.
*What does it look like?*
Well, mine now looks like a flat cylindrical shape, about the same diameter as the lush shampoo bars, but slightly thicker, and a pale creamy white colour. It weighs in at 35g. When I bought it though, it had a cute face of a baby on it, very similar to the picture shown above, except that picture shows a pink bar, whereas all the ones I have seen are a pale cream colour. The face on mine didn't last for too long as I used it from the top, so it evened out. The picture on the lush website is more accurate of what the bars look like (go to http://www.lush.co.uk and search for baby face; the link is too long for me to post it here).
*What does it smell like?*
As you will probably know if you have entered a lush shop, most of their products have a distinctly gorgeous smell. This bar is no exception, although I don't know how to describe what it smells like. It contains avocado, and that is definitely in the smell, but it has a very savory yet satisfying smell to it. I would suggest that if you have a lush store near you go and smell it before making your decision about buying it, in case u don't like the smell, but I think that it smells amazing.
*What does it contain?*
From the website:
Ingredients: Cocoa Butter (Theobroma cacao), Shea Butter (Butyrospermum parkii), Coconut Oil (Theobroma cacao), Fresh Avocado Butter (Persea gratissima), Tangerine Oil (Citrus reticulata), Narcissus Absolute (Narcissus jonquilla), Everlasting Flower Absolute (Gnaphalium uliginosum), Perfume.
All pretty good stuff, not like some crap you get from other skincare companies. And they don't test on animals.
*How do you use it?*
Well thankyou for asking. When I was buying this I was under the impression that it was meant to be used just like a soap, like you lather it with water and rub it on a wet face. However the woman in the shop (friendly as always - I think you have to pass a joyful test to work at lush) told me that you have to use it more like the massage bars: rub it gently onto dry hands til some of it melts slightly and you have a sort of oil on your hands, and then rub this onto your dry face. I then use cotton buds to remove most of it, but have to splash it with water and then use a towel before its totally gone.
*But does it work well?*
Yes, it definitely does. I've never been happier with a cleanser, which doesn't say too much I suppose since I haven't used too many, but I do really like this. It works really well as removing dirt and makeup, including eye makeup (i keep my eyes tight shut when rubbing it over here), and my skin feels sooo soft after I've used it. I usually follow it with a bit of moisturiser and my face feels so amazing that I can't stop touching it. My skin also looks a lot better - more smooth looking, as well as feeling. I have also been burning a lot in the sun at the minute, but my skin always feels and looks normal again after I use this (only when I burn slightly, obviously if i got full on burnt everywhere nothing can get rid of that easily).
*Would I recommend it?*
Yes I surely would. I would recommend all the lush products I have used, and in fact I do through the form of reviews and word of mouth. I've managed to get a few of my lush-virgin friends addicted to the shop, and they seem happy enough about it.
*How much does it cost/where can I buy it?*
Lush products are only available in lush shops which can be found in most town centres and shopping centres, and on the lush.co.uk website. This bar costs £3.25, and although I've had it for several weeks it doesnt look used (except that the face has worn away, but the thickness of the bar is the same as when I bought it).
I hope that you enjoyed reading this review, and I hope that you try some lush products because they are fabulous and smell great, whether you're a man or a woman.