Product Type: Lush body care
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Saviour For Irritated Skin!
Lush Dream Cream
Member Name: angelboouk
Lush Dream Cream
Advantages: quality, texture, effects, soothing, long lasting
Disadvantages: price, smell
Lush is a beauty company who offers wide range of fresh skin care, bath and body treats, hair care and perfumes. They package their goods in minimal packaging and have strong ethics including not testing on animals.
'Life partner for sensitive skin'
Lush state that Dream Cream is their 'no1 Lush product'. It is suitable for all skin types but is perfect for those who have 'sensitive' and 'upset' skin. Dream Cream is marketed as a 'soothing and cooling' cream which is perfect for relieving hot and itchy skin as well as helping eczema and other skin issues. Dream Cream is promoted as a hand and body lotion.
Dream Cream has some key ingredients and is vegan friendly.
*Oat milk - anti-inflammatory properties to relieve itchiness
*Rose water - a mild astringent and even skintone
*Extra virgin olive oil - non greasy
*Cocoa butter - to soften the skin
*Essential Oils - lavender, tea tree, chamomile blue and rose absolute for their theraputic properties
Like many Lush creams, Dream Cream is presented in a round black tub with a screw top lid. Lush don't overcomplicate the packaging but simply have the product information, ingredients etc printed in white. It is worth noting that if you return 5 empty black pots to Lush, you will receive a free face mask worth nearly £6.00!
~Price and Availability~
Dream Cream is available in Lush stores or from www.lush.co.uk. A 240g is priced at £10.75.
A few months ago, I was browsing Lush with my big sister and came across Dream Cream. I had previously read reviews praising this cream but wasn't sure if I could part with nearly £11.00 for one tub. I ended up halving in with my sister and we split the tub and the price. I used one of my empty Lush tubs for my half. If you have a friend or sister to do this with then definitely go for it as it may be an expensive purchase if it isn't for you!
My sister has irritation breakouts occasionally but I suffer with them regularly. My main issue is my arms. I have had lots of reddish spots and bumps since childhood and was originally prescribed Diprobase but always forgot to use it. Now I like to take care of my skin more and whilst my arms don't often react to regular body lotions, they do get irritated with over heating. I don't use this cream daily but reserve it for when my arms are really uncomfortable and occasionally use it on my legs if I end up with shaving bumps!
~Pot of Dreams~
Dream Cream is a rich cream. On opening the pot, it resembles thick and cream condensed milk with a pale beige colour. The immediate scent of Dream Cream is really overpowering due to the various strengths of essential oils in the tub. The lavender jumps out and is intense but I can also detect the rose absolute as well. I can't say I am crazy on the initial scent as it simply is too strong and does make my nose tingle a little. It is more suited to using in the evening as opposed to a daily, fragranced cream for the skin.
Applying this cream feels more like applying something medicinal than something luxurious and perfumed. A tiny blob is sufficient to massage across the skin and the consistency changes from a thick cream to a rich, oily texture but without the greasy feel. Dream Cream has an immediate effect on my irritated skin. It is cool to the touch and the cool feeling remains noticeable as the oily layer quickly sinks into my skin. My skin feels immediately soothed deep down and the surface is left soft and free from residue.
Whenever my skin flares up, I slick this on and it settles down really quickly. Redness subsides and my skin is left feeling relaxed and calm. It works wonders on heat rashes and I can only imagine how soothing it may be to sunburnt skin. It is a very versatile product. My hands reacted to a cleaning product recently and became sore and red. I applied Dream Cream and it settled down instantly but the cream did feel heavy on my hands. On my legs, it relieves shaving bumps and leaves them feeling silky smooth. Thankfully the heady essential oil scent calms down when applied to the skin but the trace of scent remaining isn't amazing but I am not fussed as I don't apply it for its fragrance.
~Conclusion and Recommendation~
I have been quite impressed with Dream Cream. It provides immediate and effective relief from uncomfortable skin. Whenever my skin gets sore or too warm, I feel fidgety and constantly want to scratch it. Slicking a small amount of this across the irritated area stops me from itching and making it worse. Those with eczema may find it beneficial to apply this daily but I probably use it a few times a week and can see me using it more during the warmer months.
My skin is very thankful for this cream. It is simple and gentle and I have never experienced any additional irritation though those with specific allergies should consult the ingredients list on the Lush website before making a purchase. I will be buying again!
Thanks for reading :)
Additional info - having suffered with sunburn today, I can confirm this cream soothes and takes the heat out of the sunburn effectively.
Summary: super dream cream