Product Type: Lush body care
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I'm too young for this Nanny!
Lush Skin Nanny
Member Name: slinkyindieninja
Lush Skin Nanny
Advantages: SPF, moisturising, nice scent
Disadvantages: Expensive, for non-oily skin really
Skin Nanny is a moisturiser with SPF, meant for 'mature' skin. I'm only 23 so my skin hasn't reached mature in skin terms quite yet (I remember reading on some other product that 'mature' means age 25 and over!). I would not have bought this moisturiser if I had gotten the samples in a shop, but I got a sample of this and two other moisturisers with an order I made with Lush Online, as that was the special offer at that time.
My sample came in a screw-top tin like the tins used for the lip balms, with stickers on the lid and base with the Lush logo and product name on the top. On the bottom sticker is the made by initial and date, and the use by date, as well as the weight. There are no ingredients listed, you are referred to the website for them. There is a note that says: 'Bring this empty tin back for recycling and get £1 off the full size pot!'.
If you buy a full size pot of this moisturiser, you get one of Lush's plain black plastic pots with full ingredients listed on the label. Five of these pots, when empty, can be exchanged for a free Fresh Face Mask in store.
Skin Nanny smells like a slightly medicinal version of apple juice, which is still quite tasty-smelling in case you're wondering! It is a pale creamy colour, and when I first started using it there were some orange flecks present on top but once the cream on the surface had been used there were no more. It is very thick and I would be very surprised if anyone needed more than one finger scoop of this for their whole face.
I have only recently been using this product on my whole face. I have been using very small amounts for months to soothe the patches of dry skin I sometimes get, and this works very well, it is a very soothing product. However, I ran out of my usual Vanishing Cream a couple of weeks ago and so I have been experimenting with other products.
Once before I tried using Skin Nanny undiluted over my whole face, and once was enough! It is a heavyweight moisturiser and I can feel it on my skin all day. It makes my face shiny just like sun protection creams normally do and I was pretty uncomfortable. I decided not to even try putting foundation on top of it. I have found that if I dilute it with water I can use it and put mineral foundation on top, however, I can still feel it on my skin and by the end of the day the powder on my forehead has creased.
Skin Nanny is obviously not the ideal product for me to use all over my face, though I will still use it to moisturise the dry patches I occasionally get. If you have dry skin this might be just what you've been looking for. It hasn't brought me out in spots, my skin has actually been in good condition since using this, but it is uncomfortable for me to use.
This is quite an expensive moisturiser, at £25.50 for 45g, so I would suggest you try before you buy.
Summary: A nice product but not ideal for my skin
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