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Better to Use Coco Butter
Lush Skin Nanny
Member Name: welshmikey
Lush Skin Nanny
Date: 21/02/09, updated on 21/02/09 (304 review reads)
Advantages: It works "fairly" well, easy to apply no need for water
Disadvantages: Expensive, Palmers cco butter is a fraction fo the price and works better
Skin nanny is a moisturizer only available from lush and costs nearly £25 a pot (45g). If you don't wish to read the rest of this review let me summarize now - Buy palmers coco butter with vitamin E instead =).
The moisturizers also doubles up as uv protection, in store they told me it was factor 15 but I have not seen this stated anywhere else. This product is a little hard to review as I have mixed opinions on it. The main other moisturizer I use is palmers coco butter which cost just a few pound and you get more of it.
Main use is for the face only, could be used for hands also but a bit too greasy for that and you may end up dropping things.
The product itself is quite thick, same kind of thickness as the marshmallow filling you get in chocolate tea cakes. When put on it is a little greasy and remains greasy unless you wash it off which is quite easy to do.
As of yet it hasn't stained any of my clothing and I know I have gotten it on my jeans at least.
Generally I would say a morning application will have worn off by the evening leaving parts of your face feeling a little dry. The 45g will last a long time though as each application only requires about the amount as you would toothpaste on a tooth brush.
Ease of use:
It is easy to use despite its unusually thick texture but leaves you feeling greasy.
Almost scentless =(
Does it work:
I cant comment on the uv protection but as a moisturizer it does work, though there are better ones imo.
There are imo two much better alternatives to this product, clinique (cost £50 per 50ml) and palmers cocco butter (lasts forever and costs a few pound).
The clinique for men is very expensive so I don't use that anymore but it is VERY good, however a good alternative is the palmers co butter:
Wet your face with a little warm water, use a pea sized amount of coco butter warming it in your hands by rubbing them together. Apply to your WET face. Now this will be greasy for a little bit and look shinny at first so don't use just before going out but the greasy shinny look disappears completely by the time you have gotten ready and had breakfast. It also makes your face feel very revived, second only to the clinique for men, but with a >£45 price gap and more volume I know which one is the most sensible option
Summary: Buy Palmers coco butter instead, or if your rich then buy clinique for men