Product Type: Lush body care
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Lush Skin Sin
Member Name: HotBabes
Lush Skin Sin
Advantages: Easily absorbed, inexpensive, smells gorgeous
Disadvantages: Nor really one for the guys
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 itís 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 canít be bothered to kerfaff around with loads of different products but donít want to go without using something so this Hand & Body Lotion appealed to the lazy side of me, plus I liked the smell.
Itís 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 Iíve used thatís 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 canít get it out!
Once out though, this lotion glides easily over the skin, isnít greasy and is absorbed in a instant. You donít 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 itís suitable for hands too, it doesnít leave them feeling greasy, sticky or feeling as though you need to wash them, unlike some hand creams.
Iíve 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 donít get that Ďshineí on your skin after using this ,mainly because itís absorbed so easily. You could use this lotion anytime and your clothes donít 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 wouldnít want to go round smelling of something disgusting! It really is a very light and airy cherry smell. I couldnít put my finger on what it reminded me of but then it clickedÖÖand you may think this sound strange BUT itís 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. Iím 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 itís 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 ďHow 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 skinís sebum production and keep it calm, with a drop or two of toning tangerine and soothing chamomile plus a twist of cherry scentĒÖÖno wonder it works and works so well. Despite all the oils and fragrances in this, I admit itís 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 Ďall-rounderí then donít 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 youíre 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 Iíve 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.
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Summary: A light, cherry smelling hand and body lotion that really works.