Product Type: Lush body care
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A Very Sympathetic Product!
Lush Sympathy The Skin
Member Name: sparkle1004
Lush Sympathy The Skin
Advantages: Contains natural ingredients
Disadvantages: It's quite expensive
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!
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.
Summary: A sweet smelling product that moisturises the skin deeply