Product Type: Lush body care
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Lush Grease Lightning
Member Name: sparkle1004
Lush Grease Lightning
Advantages: Dries up spots and reduces redness and inflammation
Disadvantages: It won't work instantly
Now that I'm older I'm not plagued with the spot plastered teenage skin that I once was but I still get the scattering of them when I've indulged in too much chocolate. I also occasionally got a monster of a blemish that appears as if from nowhere, usually the night before a special occasion. I decided to invest in a product to help me in these kind of skin emergencies and the product that I chose was the Grease Lightening Spot Treatment by Lush.
What does the product do?
The product is a targeted spot treatment. By using natural ingredients, it promises to dry out blemishes, reduce the redness and inflammation and also to make them disappear must faster than if they were left alone.
How does the product work?
The product contains Tea Tree Oil which kills spot causing bacteria and dries up spots. Witch Hazel in included which is commonly found in spot treatment and it tones the skin while Grape juice is included to calm and cool the blemish. Sea Water is included to kill the germs and Aloe Vera soothes and hydrates the skin around the blemish. A herbal combination of Rosemary and Thyme helps to kills the spot causing bacteria.
How do you use the product?
The product is applied to skin that has been cleansed. You need to dispense a small amount of the gel onto your finger and then dab the product directly onto the blemish or the area of skin where you have a group of spots. It is not supposed to be used as an all over product and should only be applied to the blemishes themselves. Once the gel has dried, you can apply your make up as you normally would. If you can go barefaced, then the gel can be reapplied throughout the day but there's no point applying it over layers of make up.
Packaging and Price
The product comes in the standard black lush bottles which don't have any decorations apart from the Lush writing. The bottle has a pump dispenser which is protected by a clear lid and you push down on the top to release the product. You can easily control the amount of gel that is released according to the amount of pressure that you apply to the top. The product will cost you around £5 for 45 grams of the gel and it can be bought from your local Lush store or from its online website.
Aroma, Appearance and Consistency
The product has quite a soothing, herbal smell that is not the sort of aroma is usually my cup of tea but it suits this product and makes you feel like its doing a good job. The product has the consistency of a gel and it has a slightly yellow tinge but once it is on the skin, it goes clear and you won't notice it on the skin.
Application and Performance
The product is easy to apply to the skin and apart from a slight tightness, it doesn't feel uncomfortable at all and it doesn't sting or burn. It doesn't make the face look greasy or shiny on the area which it has been applied. The product works well on large blemish and I have found that within a day, some of the inflammation and redness has subsided and the size of the blemish will be reduced within a day.
It dries out the area but not enough for it to become flaky or unsightly but I do take care not to get the product on too much of the skin around the blemish. With a few days of continuous use, the blemish will be gone in half the time that it would have taken. I have found Sudocrem to have much the same effect on spots but you can't walk around with that on your face during the day! This is not noticeable and so a good alternative for the daytime. As you use so little of the product will each application, the product will last you a very long time.
All in all, spot treatment can be hit or miss but I think this one works. It is simple to use, doesn't hurt the skin, contains natural ingredient and it speeds up the spot healing blemish. It won't make them disappear instantly but it does calm them and make them easier to cover until they are completely gone. I wouldn't hesitate to buy this product again.
Summary: A spot treatment which speeds up the spot healing process