Product Type: Lush body care
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The Cream of England?
Lush Creme Anglaise
Member Name: sparkle1004
Lush Creme Anglaise
Advantages: It leaves the skin feeling like silk
Disadvantages: The price and the smell won't be to everyone's taste
I love body moisturisers and I love Lush but one thing that I really, really love is Lushes body moisturisers. I'd gone off the boil with buying products from Lush recently, mainly because I already own most of the shop. One product that I hadn't gone near before was Crème Anglaise and the reason for this was the price. But on a recent visit to the shop, loaded with my birthday money, I felt that it was time to get a bit of in my life.
What does the product do?
The product is essentially a light body butter has been specifically designed to moisturise and comfort the skin while soothing the senses and to leave you feel completely cared for and relaxed.
How does the product work?
The product contains both Shea butter and Cocoa butter which are two of nature's greatest moisturisers. They both nourish the skin and hydrate it down the deepest levels, leaving it feeling soft and supple. The inclusion of Glycerin means that extra moisture will be drawn into the skin which allows it to hold onto its elasticity and prevents in from aging prematurely. Coconut oil is included in order to hydrates the skin further and Almond oil is included for the same purpose. Obviously the inclusion of these ingredients means that this product is unsuitable for those that suffer from nut allergies.
How do you use the product?
The product is to be used in the same way as any other product of this type. It is to be applied to the body as often as required but it should not be used on the face. The cream can be applied to damp skin for even better results.
The product comes contained within the typical black plastic pots that you expect to see from Lush. It has a little bit of white writing on the pot, telling you that this is Lushes most luxurious creation. The packaging is convenient because you can easily access the cream and control the exact amount that you want to use so there will be no wastage. A spatula could be used if you wanted to be more hygienic and to avoid getting the cream under your nails. The product does come with a use by date but you usually have at least three months to use it all.
At I said in the beginning, this product doesn't come cheap and it is almost double the price of most of the other body moisturisers by Lush. I think this is due to the fact that Saffron has been added as this is an expensive ingredient. The cream will cost you around £25 for 225 grams which is why I had been put off buying the product before hand. You can purchase the cream from your local Lush store or from their online website.
The product comes highly fragranced and the aroma has been created using a combination of Vanilla Absolute, Sweet Orange Oil and Myrrh Resin. The fragrance of this product is slightly controversial. I am a big vanilla fan but when I first smelt this product on my skin in the Lush store, it was so strong, spicy and heavy that I couldn't wait to get it off my skin. The assistant however promised that this strong would fade and be replaced with a sweet creaminess, and she was right. This is fantastic news for me but not so good if you liked that spicy warmth because it doesn't hang around. The sweetness stays with you for hours and as it is quite evident, it may not mix with your perfume.
The product has a rich and very thick consistency that somehow manages to hold onto a bubbly texture at the time. It definitely feels just as luxurious as promised and it feels expensive. The product goes a long way and you don't need to use much in order to get the desired results. It takes a little while for the product to be absorbed into the skin and massaging because of the thickness. Once it has been absorbed, you can't feel any greasiness or stickiness on the skin and all that it left behind is a gorgeous sheen.
This cream does leave the skin feeling soft and smooth from the very first application and this seems to increase considerably when used consistently. When I use this cream everyday, my skin feels like silk and it looks really healthy and in a very good condition. The results are long lasting and I don't feel the need to apply any more cream on that day. It removes all feeling of tightness, signs of dryness and banishes the dull appearance of my skin. It even gets to work on my tricky dry spots such as my knees and elbows.
All in all, the two things that would put you off this cream are the price and the aroma. You can't argue with its ability to make your skin feel like silk and to leave it in a better condition but you will need to check that the aroma is for you before shelling out and remember to give the fragrance time to change. I will certainly continue to use this cream but I couldn't justify spending that amount of money on a Lush product again. That being sad, I would not be disappointed in the least if Crème Anglaise showed up in my Christmas stocking.
Summary: A lovely hydrating and skin softening moisturiser for the body