Product Type: Lush body care
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Lush Grease Lightning Spot Treatment
Lush Grease Lightning
Member Name: musicdave
Lush Grease Lightning
Date: 11/04/13, updated on 11/04/13 (44 review reads)
Advantages: Mostly natural ingredients, good price
Disadvantages: Contains parabens
While I was in the Lush store I asked if they sold anything that would help with spots. My skin is clear but I can be known to all of a sudden see a spot appear now and again which can be very annoying. I was then taken to grease lightning which is advertised as a spot treatment which takes away sports with natural ingredients.
The staff member gave me a sample of the grease lightning to take with me to see what I thought. I tried the sample and can say that it does work. The gel is clear and does not really have much of a scent. You only need the smallest amount and just dab it on to the spot and it dries instantly. I could see a difference in a day. Its not the fastest acting but the natural ingredients do work. As I was given a sample the gel was in a pot which was quite messy to use but the full sized product is in a bottle with a pump action dispenser which is much less messy as you can just apply a little to your finger then directly to the spot.
The ingredients are;
Thyme, Rosemary and Tea Tree Infusion, Water, Organic Aloe Vera Gel, Sea Water, Grape Juice, Carrageenan Extract, Lavender Oil, Witch Hazel Extract, *Limonene, Perfume, Methylparaben.
Most of the ingredients provide specific benefits to the skin. The thyme is antibacterial and antiseptic, the aloe vera soothes the skin and takes down any redness, the sea water provides minerals for healthy skin, the grape juice provides vitamins and minerals for healthy skin and it also contains alpha hydroxy acid which helps exfoliate the skin. The carrageenan extract gives the gel its texture, lavender oil is good for most skin complaints as it is antibacterial and antiseptic , the witch hazel acts as an astringent and is antibacterial and anti inflammatory. Limonene is a liquid which adds a scent to the gel made from natural ingredients and the final ingredient is methylparaben which is a preservative.
I do find this product to work well but I hope they bring out a formula which does not contain methlparaben as it would make me more inclined to use the product. On the plus side you only need a tiny amount to work but still, no parabens would be better.
The grease lightning is priced at £5.95 for 45g which I feel is better value because of the tiny amount you need but, although it works, I would rather use nothing than use a product with parabens. If there is a formula in the future which contains no parabens then I will certainly buy it.
If you are looking for a spot treatment that works then I would consider it as if you look at the ingredients in other brands you realise that one paraben is nothing compared to the very long list of chemicals included in most other treatments.
Summary: A good spot treatment that works but wish it did not contain parabens