Product Type: Lush body care
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Extravagant luxury lotion
Lush Creme Anglaise
Member Name: lexx
Lush Creme Anglaise
Advantages: Amazing smell, long lasting, great texture
Disadvantages: Price tag
This is the latest body lotion from Lush. It's a thick cream with a pale golden cream colour to look like creme anglaise which is the inspiration behind it.
It's scented with vanilla, saffron and orange oil with an almond and cocoa butter base, and smells like a delicious rich dessert. It's not quite custard, but I can smell the similarity. The saffron comes through strongly and I can detect a honey-like scent as well. It's much stronger than most Lush lotions I've tried and lasts on your skin for ages. It works as a perfume as well as a moisturiser, and I'm sure you could just apply it to your wrists/neck and use it solely as a perfume.
The lotion melts effortlessly into your skin. It's one of the best absorbed I've used, and doesn't leave your skin at all greasy; just smooth and soft. Due to this, I'm not sure if it would be moisturising enough for people with very dry skin.
The packaging is the standard Lush black screw lid tub which doesn't seem special enough for this considering it's marketed as a real luxury. It's in line with the Lush philosophy though, and it's the product I want to pay for rather than the package, so I'm not too bothered by this.
At £25 for 225g this is an expensive product. This will be due to the saffron it contains. In my opinion this is too much to pay for an everyday product, even one as good as this. I think it's worth the money, but I'd only use it on special occaisions and treat it more as an all over perfume than a moisturiser. Had this not been bought as a gift for me I don't think I'd have tried it.
Overall, this is a gorgeous product and I wish I could justify buying it on a regular basis. If you're happy paying £25 for a moisturiser, definitely give this a go, but unfortunately I don't think I'll be getting another tub. This gets 4 stars from me. Was it not for the price tag I'd give it 5.
Summary: One to splash out on if you can justify the price