I have been dealing with acne since I was 13 years old. I have tried at least 15 different products and even went to the dermatologist for a special treatment. Nothing ever seemed to actually work for me…. until now. Ladies and Gentlemen, let me introduce you to the product that saved my life: Herbalism by Lush!
Now, I do have to say that my acne is hormonal acne and also stress related acne, so when I’m stressed (emotionally) my skin breaks out almost immediately. Of course when you go through puberty your hormones keep changing and so does your acne. But nevertheless I have seen a huge difference just within the past few weeks, ever since I started using this product. In this post I’m going to tell you a little bit about the product, how to use it and I’m also going to show you pictures of my skin (which makes me kind of uncomfortable to be very honest as I’m still working on accepting and loving my skin the way it is but I’m just not there yet).
The product (9,95€/100g) comes in a plain black box as you can see in the first picture. It doesn’t look like your typical product because it looks like someone literally just took a spoon and put some of the product into this box but that didn’t bother me at all. It contains kaolin clay, rice bran, rosemary, chamomile, nettle and chlorophyllin (an extract from alfalfa plants: it gives the product its bright green color and it’s also rich in vitamins and minerals) so it’s a very natural, vegan cleanser. I have to admit that I was a bit sceptical in the beginning because I did not expect a product like this (that doesn’t contain lots of chemicals to sort of ”kill” the acne) to work but man I was proven wrong!
How to use it
I was really confused at first since you can’t just rub it in your face like you would with any other product. But it’s still super easy to use: Just grab a pea-sized chunk of Herbalism, add a little bit of water to it and mix water and Herbalism in your hand. After that you simply apply it to your (wet) face. You will not need more than a little bit of product as it sort of ”spreads out” as you gently rub it on your face. Then just use your hands to clean your face and get rid of the product.
Right after I used this for the first time my skin was immediately a lot softer (and trust me, my skin is basically NEVER soft, so that was a success!) and more even. I did not break out once ever since I started using this twice a day and I also feel like my red acne scars (and the redness in general) started to fade. I can honestly say: My skin hasn’t looked this good in years!
Of course this is not the only product I use and it also won’t make your acne disappear overnight. But I can definitely say that it prevents your skin from breaking out. The fact that it’s a very natural, vegan and cruelty-free (!!!) product doesn’t only make me feel better as a human being but also makes me a lot more comfortable because I always hated the thought of rubbing tons of chemicals into my skin and kind of forcing my skin to get better. So I think not only I appreciate this product, but my skin does as well 😛
Have you ever tried any of the Lush skin products and did they work for you? I hope you guys liked this review and if you also have acne prone skin you should definitely give this a try!
Thanks so much for reading!
Special thanks to: My main girl Sarah who introduced me to this product. You saved me!
*This post was not sponsored by Lush, I just really love this product and wanted to share it with you guys!*