“ Brand: Lush / Type: Body Lotion / What it does: Moisturizes, Nourishes „
I am sad sad sad about this lotion. I had such high hopes for the LUSH brand and so far they have been dashed. I haven't given up though! Still, Skin Sin is not something I will be repurchasing. I don't want to keep using it actually, but I spent so much money on it I feel grimly obligated to smooth it on my skin day after day. It's not so much that it's a terrible lotion, it's just that for the price it's nothing special. It's rather light, doesn't absorb well and doesn't appreciably soften my skin. I absolutely despise the scent too, though I am almost positive I got a weird bottle. It doesn't smell fruity or starbursty or anything remotely like cherries. I think the person who hand-mixed my bottle (a big thing at LUSH) forgot the fruit component entirely. Which is fine by me, I don't like to smell girly or foody. But all that was left was this weird peanuts-with-lavendar smell. Ick. Why did I buy it if it smelled weird? If you've ever been in a LUSH store you will understand. You couldn't smell noxious B.O. if it was rubbed under your nostrils. It reeks of, well, fragrance. It's like someone dumped fruit and honey and perfume and chocolate and vanilla and a thousand broken bottles of Pink Sugar in a blender and hit "Puree" without the top on. Maybe mail order is the way to go; just cross your fingers that their effusive descriptions are somewhat accurate. I might try Dream Cream. But if that doesn't pan out, I'm moving on I tell you!
I'm a huge fan of Lush products, and among my favourites are their amazing body lotions, which are of high quality and very effective. I have dry skin so it's really important I use a decent body lotion at all times.
As well as their stores, Lush has a website and some of the products - the Retro range - are only available online. This is because they weren't popular enough to remain in-store, but were too popular to get rid of completely. This body moisturiser, Skin Sin, was only available from the Retro section and I received it in one of my online orders.
Skin Sin is an anagram of 'sinks in' - the lotion is meant to sink into the skin well and moisturise it. It is a fun and appealing name, I think! The lotion is cherry scented, and is designed to condition and moisturise dry or mature skin, with the inclusion of almond oil and cocoa butter. Tangerine oil helps to tone and chamomile and lavender oils calm and soothe the skin. The lotion is suitable for vegans and cost £8.25 for 250g.
The bottle isn't the most exciting ever, but I do quite like it. It is clear plastic, so you can easily see how much product you have left. It has a white lid and label to match the rest of the Retro range (though Lush have recently revamped their Retro packaging, and the products now come with black lids and labels like the in-store range). The flip-top lid is secure and easy to use, and the lotion is too thick to spill in any case. I foresee some trouble getting the last scrap of lotion out of the bottle, but then again the plastic feels fairly thin and should be easy enough to cut open when the time comes.
The lotion smells amazing - it has a fruity scent which reminds me of cherries but I don't think it smells exactly like them. I love the scent anyway which is just as well as it lasts really well on the skin - if I put the lotion on in the morning I can still smell it on my skin at lunchtime! This is a good thing as it means I don't need to wear perfume, but it could be a negative point if you prefer to wear a perfume as the scents might clash.
The lotion sinks in easily, as befits the name, and feels light yet effective. It moisturises my skin for the entire day and helps to keep it in great condition. I don't have to use loads of lotion either, though I love it so much that I am sometimes tempted to use more than I need!
I highly recommend this lotion and would certainly be willing to purchase another bottle. Sadly Skin Sin is no longer available, but Lush recently revamped their Retro policy and now bring out a few limited edition specials each month or two. There's every chance that Skin Sin might be one of these in the future, so keep a lookout if you like the sound of it.
I am a big fan of moisturising creams and have tested alot of products on my body. I used to love the Body Shop Body Butters, especially the passionfruit, but I have recently purchased this product, 'Lush, Skin Sin' hand and body moisturiser. I have a seperate hand cream from lush, so this will purely be a body moisturiser.
I'm abit naughty in the sense that I only tend to moisturise my legs after i've shaved them...I should really do it every time i've had a shower, but sometimes i can't be bothered.
Anyway, below is a review on this product
I bought the 100g bottle of this cream, and it was delivered to me in a small clear plastic bottle with a lovely white cream inside of it. The bottle itself has a black flip top lip, a black label across the middle of the bottle and a stick to say who has made the product, when, and when it expires.
It's easy to read, giving you a brief description of the product, letting you know the ingredients, and obviously, letting you know what the name of the product is.
Water (Aqua), Almond Oil (Prunus dulcis), Cocoa Butter (Theobroma cacao), Glycerine, Stearic Acid, Tagettes Oil (Tagettes glandulifera), Tangerine Oil (Citrus reticulata), Chamomile Oil (Anthemis nobilis), Lavender Oil (Lavandula hybrida), Perfume, Triethanolamine, Cetearyl Alcohol, Methylparaben, Propylparaben.
A lotion designed for all skin types to help nourish and moisturise the skin. It has a delightful cherry scent to it and is non-greasy, so it leaves your skin feeling smooth and silky all over.
WHATS IT LIKE?
It's divine! I am huge huge cherry fan. It's my favourite flavour in anything, ranging from fruits, to yogurts, to cakes, alcohol, moisturisers, shampoos, lollies...absolutely anything...and of course, the colour of cherry is lovely.
Anyway, back to the point, this moisturiser is not one to be ignored. I first used this product last night, and then again this morning, and I can still smell myself! I smell so good, I could just eat myself!!
When you first apply the cream, you realise that you don't even need that much to make it go a long way. The tiniest sploge did both of my arms. It glides on with ease and realeases a gorgeous cherry/currant smell.
WHATS THE TEXTURE LIKE?
It's quite a thick cream and doesn't look and feel greasy. I find with the Body Shop Body Butters, they tend to look abit shiny/greasy, but this product certainly doesn't. Like I said before, it glides on with ease and doesn't leave your hands or your skin feeling, or looking greasy.
WHATS THE SMELL LIKE?
Haven't I already established this?! Cherries! When the cream soaks into your skin and becomes one with your body chemistry, it starts to smell really berry like and summery.
HOW LONG DOES IT LAST?
I put this on at 7.30am this morning, it is now 12.35pm, and I still keep getting wafts of cherries while i'm sat here at my desk! When I move my arm to my nose, it's even stronger...it's lovely :). I imagine this is probably going to smell up until the end of the day, but I shall be re-applying this cream tonight when I go out for my meal!
HOW MUCH CAN I EXPECT TO PAY FOR THIS PRODUCT?
I paid £3.35 for a 100g bottle off the website, and I also had to pay an extra £3.95 for delivery. I think it's slightly cheaper in store.
Even though this price seems expensive, this cream is going to last me a hell of a long time, and I think it's well worth forking out to buy especially if yo're a lover of cherries!
It's a cream i'll definately recommend to anybody! These Lush products are absolutely stunning and are good for your skin too as only the most natural ingredients are commonly used.
No matter what your skin type is, this cream will be a big hit for anybody. Cover yourself in this cream during the summer when your wearing your summery, airy clothes, and you'll leave a lovely scent of cherries, berries and currants wherever you walk. Don't forget your sun cream though!
Despite being a fan of Lush Bath Slices it is nice, occasionally, to try something different. On a recent trip to my Lush store and after chatting to the always helpful assistant I came away with this - Skin Sin Hand and Body Lotion.
As much as its nice to pamper ourselves with product X for our feet, Y for our hands and Z for our bodies, there are times when I am feeling downright lazy and cant be bothered to kerfaff around with loads of different products but dont want to go without using something so this Hand & Body Lotion appealed to the lazy side of me, plus I liked the smell.
Its nothing special to look at in the standard plastic Lush bottle, a plain white lotion with a fairly runny consistency. However, flip the lid and you are met with a gorgeous, very light scent of cherries. This must be the first ever Lush product Ive used thats so lightly fragranced!
Although the Skin Sin lotion is fluid enough to run off your hand, you need to give the bottle a good shake to get the lotion out. I often forget and end up really squeezing the bottle only for it to blow raspberries at me cause I cant get it out!
Once out though, this lotion glides easily over the skin, isnt greasy and is absorbed in a instant. You dont need much either, just a couple of blobs a bit bigger than a 5p will do my lower legs, the same for my arms. Obviously it all depends if you have a dry skin or not but a little goes a long way in the case of this lotion. Sometimes the skin on my shins is quite dry and this feels itchy. After using this lotion the skin feels soft and smooth and the itchiness stops immediately.
As its suitable for hands too, it doesnt leave them feeling greasy, sticky or feeling as though you need to wash them, unlike some hand creams.
Ive not used anything that has left my skin feeling so silky and smooth afterwards, and the next morning too ( I use it after a bath in the evening) so it has got staying power. You really can feel the difference. Not only that, you dont get that shine on your skin after using this ,mainly because its absorbed so easily. You could use this lotion anytime and your clothes dont feel as though they are sticking to you.
But what about the fragrance, I hear you cry?! After all this is one of the most important things as you wouldnt want to go round smelling of something disgusting! It really is a very light and airy cherry smell. I couldnt put my finger on what it reminded me of but then it clicked and you may think this sound strange BUT its exactly like the smell you get when you open a packet of liquorice allsorts!! Not the liquorice side of it but that sweet, fondant smell from the fillings. Im not a lover of things that are too sweet but as this is so light in fragrance it appeals. Usually, I use it after a bath and the fragrance is not hugely noticeable. My son gets a waft of it as I walk past but its certainly not an in your face Lush scent. I can still smell it faintly in the morning but then I really do have to put my arm under my nose to notice.
Even after 4 weeks of use this constantly leaves my skin feeling soft, smooth and silky so I wondered what exactly was in it (yes I know, I should have looked at the ingredients in the shop but I was hooked anyway!) So digging out my Lush Times this is what Lush say How would you like a body lotion which is made with almond oil and cocoa butter to soften your skin, plus glycerine to make it feel fabulous, which is scented with lavender essential oil to balance the skins sebum production and keep it calm, with a drop or two of toning tangerine and soothing chamomile plus a twist of cherry scent no wonder it works and works so well. Despite all the oils and fragrances in this, I admit its the cherries I can smell and not a lot else. However, knowing how my skin feels I can definitely say this is one great lotion and the lavender does calm my skin. As for the toning tangerine, I can't say I've noticed that either. All I know is that it works, smells lovely, and isn't that expensive.
For anyone that has lazy moments like me or wants a good general all-rounder then dont hesitate to try this. With the summer and holidays coming up (one hopes) this is ideal to apply anytime and would be great just to sling in a suitcase whilst youre away.
It comes in 3 sizes, 100g (which is what I bought) 250g and 500g with prices being £3.25, £6.25 and £10.50 respectively. In the month Ive been using this (on and off) I still have just over half a bottle left.
All Lush products are not tested on animals and this one is suitable for Vegans too.
So if you get the chance to try the tester, please do but check the ingredients IN the shop just in case you have any allergies. It is definitely one good Sin for naked bodies!
More info at www.lush.com
Thanks for reading.
© HotBabes 2007
This is the first Lush moisturiser I have bought.
I knew what i was looking for when I went into my local Lush shop - to find a body moisturiser that wasnt heavy, was light smelling and not over-powering, easily absorbed by the skin and would not leave my skin feeling oily or greasy afterwards.
This does all of that.
It may seem surprising, but a little goes a long long way. I bought the 100g bottle (the smallest bottle) and thought it would probably get used up pretty quickly. But after after i had finished using what I needed to, i was rather surprised to find i had in fact used less than I normally would of the usual drugstore body moisturisers I used before I picked up Skin Sin.
It may seem a little more expensive than what you would pay for a general body moisturiser. I paid £3.25 for a 100g bottle. However, it is definitely worth the money that I paid for it and this will be the only body moisturiser I will use from now on.
After applying to the skin, it soaked in very quickly and left it feeling super soft. Not the sort of 'soft' you get where you can still feel a layer of moisturiser on you, but actually softer skin.
The frangrance is of light cherry, however i can also get a milky cream fragrance too. And it is slightly herbally. The nice thing about this moisturiser is that it's not your typical sweet cherry fragrance. It's very subtle and gentle.
This also works well as a light hand/foot lotion.
With almond oil, nourishing cocoa butter and humectant vegetable glycerine, soothing tagettes and chamomile oils /