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  • Against animal testing
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  • Leaves little specks on your skin.
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      25.07.2014 18:32
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      • "Recyclable pots."
      • "Against animal testing"
      • "Organic and Fair Trade products used"
      • "Good for irritated and sore skin"
      • "Lovely scent"
      • "Moisturised skin"

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      • "Leaves little specks on your skin."
      • "Quite expensive"

      "Sympathy for The Skin" A Lush Production.

      My ignorance of Lush products was put to rights earlier this year when I was given a selection of goodies for my birthday. Selected by my niece who has worked for Lush I now realise what all the fuss has been about. They are almost good enough to eat!

      Sympathy for The Skin, starring Bananas! (under cover agent)

      Bananas are one of my favourite fruits and have a leading role in the body lotion "Sympathy for the Skin" I never knew this bendy fruit possessed such effective moisturising properties. This lovely lotion comes in the standard black Lush tub with the screw top and on opening smells and looks like a thick, pale, creamy yoghurt lightly sprinkled with specks of vanilla...

      Leading Lady, Fair Trade Vanilla.

      It doesn't smell like a banana yoghurt though as it exudes a warm scent of exotic Vanilla pod infusion. The Fair Trade Vanilla attracts and binds moisture and comes all the way from the tropics via Lush to my moisture hungry skin.

      Co -Starring, Fair Trade Organic Coca Butter.

      This perennial favourite oozes charm and sinks almost instantly into your skin leaving it supple and moisturised and mingles with the vanilla scent. His supporting stars, the oil brothers, sandalwood and lemon add to the scented charm of this production.

      Critics Opinion.

      I have dry skin that needs generous amounts of moisturising particularly in the summer when the legs come out of hiding. Sympathy suits me very well and with regular use improves the quality of my skin. It is absorbed very quickly and leaves a light coca/vanilla scent which remains with me overnight if I use it just before bed time. Lush recommend it for sore or irritated skin and I think this would be a help to those who have these types of problems. It's not cheap though at 11.25pounds for 240 g but I think you are getting a high quality, ethical product and as it is so rich a little goes a long way. The only drawback that I have found is that the little bits of vanilla stay as specks on your skin which can look a bit strange particularly on your neck. Maybe something for Lush to change.

      I would award this Lush production 4 out of 5 stars as it is expensive and a bit speckly.

      Thanks for joining me! showing at a Lush stores near you and online.

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      23.06.2013 21:06
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      A gentle effective cream for sensitive skin

      Lush Sympathy for the Skin

      I was in Lush again a few weeks ago and my neck was really sore with eczema. I was talking to the staff and they suggested trying this cream. They then applied some to my poor sore neck and gave me a small standard pot half filled with some more to try at home.

      WHAT LUSH SAY

      "Please allow me to introduce myself
      I'm a cream of wealth and taste
      A rich cream of cocoa butter and bananas to soften the skin.
      Helen invented this because she is passionate about the amazing properties of fruit and wanted to be able to get them directly onto the skin in an easy to sink in cream."

      They say that this is designed to be for the most sensitive skins and includes yummy fruit ingredients to help soothe and repair the skin. It is one of their older products and it is so popular that they have not been able to replace it or take it off the shelves.

      WHAT IS IN THIS MAGIC CREAM?
      "Made from a loose emulsion of vanilla pod infusion, cocoa butter and almond oil, into which fresh organic bananas are mashed and added. Finished off with a gorgeous vanilla, lemon oil, labdanum and sandalwood fragrance."

      Okay so we have the wonderful banana mush and when bananas are ripe they have antifungal and antibiotic properties in the peel and the pulp. That is great news but even better is that the pulp is a great emollient and are very good at moisturising and they soften skin and all these help to make the skin more flexible and supple.

      Cocoa butter we all know is a wonderful natural moisturiser and particularly good for relieving dry itchy skin. It also has a lovely subtle chocolate like scent.

      Almond oil has very little scent and is great for the skin as well. It has a high vitamin E content which is also good for repairing skin. It is gentle, easy to apply leaving skin soft and silky.

      The vanilla pod infusion is added for its creamy scent and for its antioxidant quality as well as the fact it makes this a lighter more liquid formula.

      The other ingredients are mainly essential oils and resins that give this cream its scent.
      Sadly they have also added  Methylparaben and Propylparaben   which Lush say are safe but have been questioned re their safety by many so I leave that one for you to decide for yourself how you feel.

      MY EXPERIENCE
      I love how this cream feels when I apply it as it is so soft, cool and gentle. It is very quickly absorbed but that doesn't mean that it is not moisturising as my skin feels really nice, not greasy but soft and smooth and comfortable. My skin feels as though it has been softly wrapped in a fleecy blanket rather than buried under a pile of heavy coats.

      The cream is very light and not greasy and heavy. It is a cream colour and smells really pleasant too. It has a subtle creamy sort of scent a bit like a vanilla pudding or cake mixture with vanilla essence before it goes in the oven. I can't smell the banana at all which is surprising considering how strong banana usually smells I thought. There is also a subtle slightly sweet fresh fruity aroma but the smell is very mild and certainly not something you would choose to wear in order to save putting on perfume which I use the Karma cream for.

      This comes in a 240ml pot for £10.75 so one of Lush's more expensive creams but not the most expensive by a long way.On line it seems you cannot get the smaller pot but I'm not sure if you can in the shop as I am still using my very generous sample which was in a smaller sized standard pot and pretty much half full. I will have to replace it soon so thought I'd better write my review before it has disappeared.

      Summary: 

      This is a, really nice gentle and soft cream with a pretty luxurious quality for someone who has minor dry or sensitive skin. I love my sample and think it is an excellent moisturising cream which has helped with my neck rash problem and that is where I use this every day and night.

      I trust this has been of some interest and use to you and thanks for reading. 

      This review may be posted on other sites under my same user name. 
      ©Catsholiday

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        10.05.2013 22:31
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        a good cream but at a price

        I was given this as a gift when I left work to start my maternity leave.

        I never normally buy Lush products for myself as they are expensive and I don't often have money to spare for luxuries like this.

        It was a lovely surprise when I got it as a gift. I love lush products and often put them on my Christmas list to treat myself throughout the year.

        The product does not look very exciting from the packaging it is in a black pot it says it contains 240g on the one I was bought. I have seen it in the shop before and it's around £10 so quite expensive for a moisturizer.

        When I opened the cream it smelt strongly of vanilla. I could smell the banana a bit but the main scent was definitely vanilla. It is plain white in color and again doesn't look anything particularly special. If you look carefully you can see little black dots in the cream which I think are the vanilla pods. The cream is an all over moisturizer so can be used anywhere on the body.

        I had expected the cream to be really thick when I first used it but it isn't it was quite soft and runny. You hardly need any of the cream for the whole body it spreads very easily and is absorbed well, I was happy about that as it meant the tub would last a while. I always apply mine in the evening after I have had my shower or bath and my skin is nice and warm.

        After I had used the cream my skin did feel very soft and not at all dry. I sometimes have problems with areas of dry skin on my knees and elbows but I had no feeling of dryness when I had applied this.

        I have had the tub for over 4 months now and use it every other day and it's about half way down so it is definitely a product that does a good job but also lasts well. I would not be able to afford to buy this product for myself but would recommend it to others who have more spare money and I will definitely ask for some more of it for Christmas.

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        09.05.2013 01:30
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        gorgeous smell lovely soft skin

        Several years ago when I visited a Lush store one of the assistants persuaded me to try the Sympathy for the Skin cream. Sympathy for the skin is a hand and body lotion for sensitive skin and can be brought either in Lush stores or on their website It comes in a 240g pot for £10.75.

        I instantly loved the Banana, Cocoa Butter and Almond scent. Its is a mild and gentle scent that lingers on the skin and smells beautiful.

        The cream itself is the consistency of body lotion and is easily absorbed into the skin leaving it lovely and soft. You do not need to use much so a pot of this lasts really well. Especially if you manage to resist the urge to use it several times a day! It leaves my skin beautifully soft and moisterised and this feeling lasts all day.

        It is a lovely mild and gentle cream- I often get dry cracked skin on my hands aespecially in winter and this cream is wonderfully soothing. It is also great for my skin which can at times be a little sensitive.

        I absolutely love the smell- it really is gorgeous. This is a lovely moisturiser that I find myself buying time and again since my introduction.

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        30.05.2012 21:04
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        A great natural body lotion

        This is a good quality natural body lotion from Lush.

        I can't remember how much I paid for Sympathy For The Skin as it was bought for me as a gift.

        I find the body lotion a pleasure to use. It's easy to scoop up with your fingers as it has a rich and creamy consistency.
        It smells great and the scent lingers on your skin after use too. The lotion has a lovely texture and it glides over the skin
        with very little effort from you. The lotion covers the body well and it's great for dry skin as it is really moisturising
        and soothing. This is a lovely body lotion to use after a hot day when your skin needs a little cooling down. You can even
        put the body lotion into the fridge for an hour or so before use to make it even more cooling and refreshing.

        After using this body lotion for a week I noticed a positive difference to my skin. My skin felt very much softer and
        smoother and no more dry patches, which was a bonus. I haven't used this for a while now as I use Dream Cream at the
        moment as a long term body lotion.

        I would recommend this body lotion to people suffering from dry skin as it really helps to sort out dry skin and flaky
        patches. A little goes a long way too so one 225g pot will last you a while. I only needed to apply this every other day
        when I had a pot of it. This was purely because the moisturising effect was so long lasting.

        A great natural lotion for dry skin.

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        23.10.2011 09:36
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        A sweet smelling product that moisturises the skin deeply

        Sympathy for the skin is a product that has been designed to moisturise the skin all over the body. It promises to leave the skin softer and in a better condition using natural ingredients. All of this combined with a delicious scent, should make this product a sympathetic treat for anyone's skin and so it became my next purchase from Lush.

        How does it work?
        The product contains Cocoa Butter which is an extremely hydrating substance that has been used to moisturise skin for centuries. It is quickly and deeply absorbed by the skin and allows the body to hold onto that moisturise which should prevent it from becoming dry again anytime soon.

        Almond Oil is also included to deeply hydrate the skin and also to nourish it with vitamins and fatty acids to leave it looking in a better condition. It helps to soften the skin and enables it to look more youthful and healthy. Glycerin is included to draw further moisture into the skin.

        Mashed banana is included to feed the skin nutrients as well as helping to remove any skin aging toxins, while Lemon Oil helps to tighten and brighten the skin. Vanilla Pods are also added to remove toxins and to provide a relaxing aroma. Sandalwood Oil is included in order to soften and soothe the skin.

        How do you use the product?
        The product is to be used in the same way as any other body moisturiser. It is to be applied to dry skin that has been cleansed and it can be reapplied as often as needed.

        Packaging and price
        The packaging is also the same as many of the other body moisturisers by Lush. It comes in the trademark black tub which is convenient when accessing the product as it means you can reach ever last drop. This is obviously a good thing considering the product costs around £10 for 240 grams. The colour of the butter is cream with tiny bits of brown in it which might either be banana or vanilla pods, I'm not sure!

        My thoughts
        I knew this was going to be a good product before even trying it because it is one that has stood the test of time and has been constantly restocked ever since Lush began trading. The sweet scent is the first thing that you'll notice when you remove the lid because it really is delicious. I'm not a fan of bananas but I don't mind how they smell and this product smells like a mixture of bananas, cream and vanilla. Yum! It isn't overpowering however and is subtle enough not to be too offensive to anyone who doesn't like it but it is most definitely there.

        It has quite a thick consistency and is somewhere between a cream and a butter. The formula is quite strong so you don't need to use too much to get the desired results. When applying the product to my skin, it doesn't take much massaging for the cream to be absorbed and it does feel instantly moisturising. On contact with my skin, it feels greasier than other similar products that I've used probably due to all of the oils in the ingredients but it isn't unpleasant. It does leave slightly more of a sheen on my skin that I would like it to but this fades with time. You do have to wait a little while before dressing or climbing into bed and dressing.

        As a moisturising product, it does a really good job. It's quick to use and its results are instant. It can make my skin feel more comfortable straight away and also makes it look in a better condition from the very first application. It deals with my dry skin too and makes a good attempt of softening the tricky spots like my knees and elbows. My skin feels smooth and soft after use so there are no complaints in the hydration department!

        All in all, this is a great moisturising product which comes packed full of natural ingredients to nourish and soften your skin. It is quite expensive but it is worth the money, as long as you like the smell.

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          22.05.2011 09:05
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          A wonderful banana-scented body lotion

          Any of you who read my reviews regularly will know that I'm a massive fan of the shop Lush and I've been trying to sample almost every product they make. As I needed a new body lotion, I added a tub of Sympathy for the Skin to my last order, as I was going through a bit of a banana phase.


          ***What is Lush?***

          Lush is a store that makes toiletries and cosmetics, using natural and organic ingredients where possible and minimising packaging where they can. It started out as a mail order company called Cosmetics to Go, but this failed and the new store, Lush, opened in Poole, Dorset. Later branches of the shop opened in London and beyond, and there are now Lush stores all over the world. As well as in store, you can also buy products from the website, www.lush.co.uk. There are similar websites for many different countries including the USA, Japan and Germany.

          Lush buy ingredients only from companies that do not test on animals. All of their products are suitable for vegetarians and many are suitable for vegans.

          Lush say: "We believe in happy people making happy soap, putting our faces on our products and making our mums proud.
          "We believe in long candlelit baths, sharing showers, massage, filling the world with perfume and in the right to make mistakes, lose everything and start again."


          ***Sympathy for the Skin***

          Some of Lush's products have only been around for a short time, but Sympathy for the Skin has been going for over ten years. This is a good thing - I once read an interview with someone who worked for Lush in a high-up capacity, and she said that Lush experiment a lot - they invent something, stick it on the shelves and see if people buy it; if they do, it stays, if not, it gets discontinued. For this product to have been around for so long, it must have been bought and loved by many people!

          The body lotion comes in a black tub, the larger size, and you get 240g of product. If you collect five tubs, you can take them back to Lush and get a free Fresh Face Mask, which is very handy. The body lotion is made with a base of vanilla pod infusion almond oil and cocoa butter to moisturise. It also contains fresh bananas, sandalwood oil and lemon oil. I hoped that it would go well with other products I've bought recently which also contain bananas - the Banana Moon soap and Gumback Express Shower Smoothie. The body lotion is suitable for vegans and a tub will set you back £9.99. This sounds expensive, but in my experience most Lush products are worth the money.


          ***My Experience***

          On first unscrewing the lid of the tub, I was greeted by a very thick white cream which reminds me of yoghurt. There are a few little black specks which could be vanilla pod. The lotion smells absolutely delicious - it smells of fresh bananas but there is also a chocolatey aroma which I put down to the cocoa butter. I couldn't wait to get started using this product!

          The body lotion is quite thick in texture, rather like thick yoghurt. Only a small amount is needed to apply and I find that it sinks in really well. Another reviewer commented on the black specks in the body lotion: I noticed these in the tub itself but I never notice them on my skin.

          The lotion smells noticeably but not overpoweringly of banana, and the smell lasts on my skin for several hours. What I love about this moisturiser is just how well it moisturises my skin. My legs, the driest part of my body, still feel soft even into the evening. This is no mean feat. Using the lotion feels so luxurious and it's easy to tell it's a high quality product.

          This body lotion is an excellent moisturiser with a delicious scent and it lasts ages. I can't think of any reason not to give it the full five stars.

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            12.04.2011 09:39
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            not one for me

            I had been looking at this sympathy moisturiser in Lush stores for a while. For some reason I was transfixed by it in an "I'm interested but it's not the kind of thing I'd ever buy" way. The store assistants obviously noticed because last time I asked for samples I received a sample pot of this, sympathy for the body.


            What Is It?
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            Well, it's effectively a moisturiser made up of plenty of crushed bananas, amongst other things.

            There are plenty of active ingredients in here which I'll discuss later in the review, however they are all included specifically to moisturise and nourish the skin.

            They claim that it's the only body cream with mashed organic bananas in it.


            First Impressions And Use
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            Opening the lid presented no problems and on opening I could see an almost white coloured cream, spread within this are tiny black particles.

            The smell isn't very strong at all but in my opinion that's a good thing! When I first smelt it I couldn't decide what it smelt of but it reminded me slightly of coffee. Only now I've read the description can I place the smell as banana with an undertone of something that I presume is the vanilla. Whatever it is I really didn't like it! However, it was free and this isn't the first time I've started off not liking a smell but grown to love it so I thought I'd give it a go.

            Removing some from the pot is easily, simply touching your finger to the top of the moisturiser easily removes some which then immediately sinks into your skin leaving no layer at all.

            A little bit really does go a long way and the small sample pot I got (slightly larger then the 10g Charity pots) has lasted almost a month of daily use on my hands. I probably could have made the pot last at least once over my whole body had I so desired.


            Results
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            It takes absolutely no effort to rub this in to my skin as it seems to just sink straight in as soon as I had applied it.

            It felt incredibly moisturising for my skin. I've heard from a couple of people that it works well with eczema and whilst I can't confirm this myself it did work much better on my dry and chapped skin then any other product I have tried. After the very first application there was a noticeable improvement and no matter what my hands went through that day I didn't feel the need to reapply at all throughout the day.

            The scent however really didn't work for me at all it did linger on my skin for several hours which if you like it I suppose is a good thing but I really can't stand it. It did settle into a smell of fresh bananas but even this didn't work for me. I'd actually like it a lot more if the smell didn't last!

            Also those black bits I described earlier I assume are parts of mashed banana. They don't rub into the skin and are a pain to get off. I could just wash them off but then I'd be washing off the moisturiser too and this isn't exactly practical if you're using it over you're whole body, so this is`also a let down for me.


            Key Ingredients
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            As taken from the Lush site:

            Fresh bananas are included as an emollient and moisturiser aimed at softening the skin.

            Vanilla pods include sugars which bind moisture into your skin


            Other Information
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            This is suitable for vegans and like all Lush products, none of their ingredients have been tested on animals.


            Price, Availability And Recommendation
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            Being a Lush product this is only available from them and costs £9.99 for a 240g pot. Remember to add postage if buying online, the price of which varies depending on how quickly you want it.

            Recommendation is harder, I won't be buying it again and am only going to give it three out of five as I really can't stand the smell and this, along with those black bits, is a big let down for me. That said it is incredibly moisturising and is probably one of the better ones I have used in that sense so it is worth seeing if you can get hold of a sample or maybe trying it in store to see if the smell is a problem for you.

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              12.10.2009 18:49
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              Mm!

              The second Lush moisturiser I ever tried,and probably my favourite (so far!) in terms of scent - who wouldn't want to rub custard and bananas all over themselves,without making a mess?

              I've heard from some sources that this is greasy and you can't use your hands after applying - I'd like to banish that belief right here and now,because if you rub it in properly then towel off your hands it won't be a problem. (Common sense,folks!)

              Anyway,this really does basically what it says on the packaging/website etc. It makes your skin feel and look lovely,whilst making you smell like some sort of delicious banana-custard-desert all day long.

              One of the products from Lush I believe everyone should have a pot of in their bathroom.

              Mine has gone AWOL at the moment,but hopefully he will return to me soon so that I can once again cacoon myself in it's velvety,custardy goodness...

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                06.08.2009 16:24

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                My favorite LUSH moisturiser

                Banana Custard is what the marketing description says, and I was pleased to discover it wasn't lying. Sympathy for the Skin is a very rich, thick body moisturiser, with organic bananas, vanilla, cocoa cutter, and lemon oil, amongst its ingredients. To me it sounded more like a cake recipie than a moisturiser, but LUSH did not disappoint...

                Reviews on this one seem to be mixed, but I really love it - i have tried a few different LUSH moisturisers, but this one is my favorite. The smell is absolutely divine - it smells just like a very rich banoffee pudding to me, and I can smell it on my skin for absolutely ages after using it. At the same time, it is not overpowering, just a subtle hint of vanilla and banana which follows you around for the rest of the day.

                You do not need to use loads of this to feel the effect - it soaks into the skn well, but not too quickly, so that a small amount goes a long way. I find it is particularly soothing after shaving, as the cocoa butter really calms my irritated skin down, and cools it off.

                I do find that it leaves my skin feeling very soft, but if I want to use it on my face I have to use a good exfoliator and cleanser, or else it leaves my skin too greasy. I would also recommend being careful about where you store it - one pot came to grief when I left it on the windowsill in the bathroom - the sun came out and it got too hot, when I found it the oils had separated out from the liquid, leaving it practically useless.

                Otherwise, this is a top-notch product; not the most expensive LUSH moisturiser, but certainly well worth every penny. Have I mentioned it smells like banoffee pudding?

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                07.04.2009 23:02
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                A nice body cream, with a hefty price tag.

                I'm not one for writing many Lush reviews as I know people are sick of reading them, but this one only has 3 reviews and I felt I had to give my opinion on it.

                Sympathy for the Skin has been in the Lush range for 11 years and it's quite a popular product. It's a body moisturiser which Lush describes as being probably 'the only banana custard body cream in the universe.'

                It comes in the standard black pots that Lush use, and if you take back 5 empty black pots to Lush you gain a free fresh face mask, a good incentive to recycle. You get 240g of the product but it isn't cheap costing a total of £9.05. I was given this as a gift, and I probably would never have paid that much as I haven't tended to use many body moisturisers in the past as the skin on my body doesn't really need moisturising as such.

                This body cream is suitable for vegans and upon reading the ingredients on the tub I can see Vanilla Pod Infusion, Almond Oil, Cocoa Butter and Fresh Banana's. To be honest when first reading the label I didn't get as far as the Fresh Banana's bit as I assumed this was a vanilla scented body cream and opened it up. The smell of vanilla hit me straight away and you can see some black vanilla pods in the cream. The colour is as you would expect vanilla related products to look like, not quite white.

                The cream itself isn't very thick and is quite runny, so it's best not to use too much in one go. It smoothens onto the skin easily, and after a while of rubbing it is absorbed, not too easily but also not too much of a struggle. The small black vanilla pods don't get stuck to the skin as there isn't too many of them, they seem to just kind of disappear!

                My skin is nice and smooth afterwards, so it does the job it's made to do. However I can't smell the nice vanilla smell on my skin afterwards, and certainly not many hours later. I use a body butter which I apply at night and can still smell on my skin the next day, Sympathy for the Skin however isn't a lingering smell and it fades away all too quickly.

                I've had this tub of body cream for about 6 months now and I'm half way through it. I'd say I probably use this 2-3 times a week, so it has lasted quite a while. As I mentioned earlier, this product is quite runny and you don't need to apply much as it goes quite far.

                Now when I saw Sympathy for the Skin on the Lush website I was surprised to read the paragraph of this product. The reason for this is because they talk about this being full of banana's and it being like a banana custard. The custard side I can see, it does remind me of a posh vanilla custard with the pods still in it, but certainly nothing banana related. The ingredients does state Fresh Banana's but I really can not smell banana's in this, just vanilla. Maybe my sense of smell isn't all that great, but if you're looking for a great banana smelling body lotion, then don't go for this one, it's more on the vanilla side that's for sure!

                Sympathy for the Skin is a nice product, but I'm in no rush to run out and buy another pot when this one is finished. The smell quickly fades away and for £9 I would at least like to be able to smell this on my skin some hours later.

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                  Perfect if you want a light smelling moisturiser with good ingredients!

                  This is another product that I acquired in my most recent Lush haul. The last two reviews for this were written both 5 and 8 years ago now which sayss 2 things;
                  a) It must be popular enough for them to have been making it so long (11 years to be precise!)
                  b) It may have changed along the way!

                  Firstly, the picture that you see above is no longer how it comes packaged. It is instead now in one of the black tubs from lush, not disimilar to a flowerpot styled one. The tub weighs 240g and is not available in any other size.

                  So, what is Sympathy for the Skin?
                  It is a hand and body moisturiser lotion. It is very thick so I would definitely advise against using this on your face! As it is a product made by Lush, it is designed to smell good. This one supposedly smells like vanilla and bananas - I can definitely smell vanilla in there but absolutely no hint of banana!
                  I liked to look at this lotion as it looked just like a vanilla yoghurt, a creamy colour with the little black vanilla pod seeds in it!

                  How do you use it?
                  Simple really, use it like any other skin lotion, scoop a little bit out with your fingertips and smooth it onto your skin. I find that this is quickly absorbed and doesn't leave any greasy residue that you find so often with moisturising products. My favourite place to use this is my hands as they are often very dry and a normal hand cream can't sort them out. You don't need to use much for this to have a good effect, one tub of this will last me around 3 months if I use it every other day.

                  There isn't really much of a scent to this other than the light scent of vanilla. This does linger on the skin and I have been found guilty of sniffing my hands!!
                  I would class this product as good value for money as you use so little so it lasts for ages! It costs £9.05 and is available from Lush shops, mail order and online.

                  The use by date on this product is quite long (for Lush things!) at 14 months so you have plenty of time to use it.
                  The only bad thing about it is the size of the pot. I wish Lush would make some things smaller sizes for ease of travelling as putting things in little pots all the time is a pain!

                  Obviously Lush is Lush because of the ingredients, here are the ingedients for this one:
                  Vanilla Pod Infusion (Vanilla planifolia), Almond Oil (Prunus dulcis), Cocoa Butter (Theobroma cacao), Fresh Organic Bananas (Musa paradisiaca), Stearic Acid, Glycerine, Triethanolamine, Sandalwood Oil (Santalum album), Lemon Oil (Citrus limonum), Labdanum Resinoid (Cistus ladaniferus), Cetearyl Alcohol, Limonene, Perfume, Methylparaben, Propylparaben

                  Last thing to note - don't forget to save the black pots instead of throwing them away, when you have 5 you can get a free fresh face mask from Lush!

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                    23.06.2003 20:51
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                    Alas I here you cry, not yet another Lush product fan. Well I'm afraid so, I have been using Lush products for a while now and even though they are very good and I like to pamper myself, I do buy other bodycare products too, but for now I'll chat about Sympathy for the skin. This is a tonic for skin a rich and creamy body cream, which will leave your skin feeling nice and soft and smooth. It comes in a 240gram tub for 6.75p a bit steep in price, but if you've ever had the chance to try it you'll know that a little bit goes a long way. Also I always think that it's nice to pay a little extra for that special bit of pampering, us girlies like that sort of thing so if your wondering what to buy for a special present boys, think no further. When you open the tub of this body cream, you will see a thick light creamy white cream which smells just like vanilla ice-cream. The thick creamy body cream is easily absorbed by the skin and it doesn't leave it feeling greasy or rough, this stuff is a tonic for the skin. If you've been unkind to your hands by gardening without gloves on or been swimming too long, or just been out in the sun for longer than you should, then this body cream will sooth and smooth away the roughness or wrinkles. The ingredients of this are Vanilla pods for the lovery scent which lingers on your skin for ages after. Cocoa butter for smoothing and moisturising the skin. Sandelwood oil which helps to soften your skin. Lemon oil which refreshes and tones the skin and Almond oil which i great for moisurising and conditioning the skin. there are other ingedients wich make up the scent and help to moisurise, heal, tone and smooth the skin too. I like to have a tub of this on my dressing table, I don't use this every day as it seems to me to be a luxury thing or an emergency thing. For the times when you want to soften and smooth your skin if you've hammered it, or
                    neglected it. For those pampering moments there's nothing better than to have a loverly hot bath , towel dry then smooth this thick luxurious cream all over your face, arms, legs and anywhere else you need to be soft and silky. It will make a difference believe me. You can buy this from any Lush shop or you can order it on-line at www.lush.co.uk where you can browse around at the other many tempting products. All these products are not tested on animals and contain natural ingredients. Have fun.

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                      30.10.2000 16:21

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                      I use Sympathy for the skin as an all over body moisturiser. I generally use it when I have been on the sunbed and it leaves my skin feeling soft and supple. The product has a lovely light and gentle smell rather than the overpowering scent you often get with more expensive products. It's sold in quite a large tub and like all products the label tells you when it was made and when it expires, which is a year away so it has no chance to go off!. When applying this it is not oily and you need just a little for a full body coating. As with all Lush products the packaging is basic but clear, the ingredients are there as well as the date the product was made. Its nice to know that you are using natural products and that only a minimum of preservatives are included. The price is excellent value for money.

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                    Moisturising lotion containing organic bananas which are a good skin emollient, as well as almond, cocoa butter, sandalwood and labdanum oils