Welcome to a brand new blog post. I recent6l was gifted some of the new Self Preserving products from the lovely PR team at Lush and I thought that today I would talk to you all about it.
‘What is Self-Preserved?
Our skin is home to helpful microflora that defend against invading bacterial pathogens. At Lush we use minimal preservatives in our products when we have to, and over the decades have been working hard to remove preservatives from products wherever we can.
Made from butters, oils and essential oils without preservatives, the new self-preserving producrs have a slightly richer formula and are just as effective with all the goodness. They are best used fresh, within 6 months.’ - Lush UK.
Ultrabland Self-Preserving Cleanser
Almond Oil, Beeswax, Honey, Water (Aqua), Rose Water, Fresh Iris Extracted in Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Glycerine, Glyceryl Stearate, Tincture of Benzoin, *Benzyl Alcohol, *Benzyl Benzoate, *Benzyl Cinnamate
This Cleanser is more of a balm texture that turns into a sort of hybrid of a cream and an oil to me. I have been using it recently as the first part of a double cleanser and a night time style cleanser. As I have quite dry skin, this cleanser works amazingly for me. It cleanses my skin but doesn’t strip it like a lot of other cleansers seem to do and leave my skin feeling soft and supple which honestly is always the goal.
I did see Shea Coulee use this in a video and ever since I have been humming and ahhing about purchasing it and using it so I was more than ecstatic to be gifted it. Now that I know that my skin loves it I will definitely be using it more and more. If you have more normal skin then this would be a great cleanser to use during the colder months
The scent and self-preserving factor mainly comes from the Honey and Rose Water. These two combine to create a slightly fresh and sweet scent which is great especially at night when you don’t want to use products with too much of a stimulating or awakening scent.
Mask Of Magnaminty Self-Preserving Face & Body Mask
Honey, Kaolin, Bentone gel, Talc, Glycerine, Ground Organic Aduki Beans, Evening Primrose Seeds, Peppermint Oil, Tagetes Oil, Vanilla Absolute, *Limonene, Perfume, Chlorophyllin
Okay, I may be a little bit bias with this product as I have been using Mask Of Magnaminty for a fair few years now.
The texture of the mask is everything. It combines all of the textures that you would want in a face mask into one. This mask starts out by vbeing slightly creamy due to the Honey and Glycerine then sets up into a form matte mask due to the talc and kaolin the longer you leave it on and then also has the scrubby texture due to the ground Aduki and Primrose Seeds.
The scent of this product is quite an unusual one. Yes it is minty but it isn’t that sort of fresh mint that is in a lot of beauty products. This mint smell has a sort of backbone to it. It sort of smells like fresh mint that has been left to dry in the sun. This is probably due to the mixture of Peppermint Oil and Vanilla Absolute.
I love how that this version is a little bit richer and more moisturising than the non-preserving one as my skin loves anything that is buttery and nourishing. As I have lactose intolerance, I can end up having dry yet acne prone skin and this mask definitely does the trick due the mix of humectants and exfoliates. If you also get acne due to stress or hormones and want a mask that you can whack on and forget about for a while then I would definitely recommend this one. (It’s also green so if you want a mask to enjoy with a friend on a fun night in then I’d definitely recommend this one!)
Enzymion Self-Preserving Moisturiser
Fresh Lemon Infusion, Organic Jojoba Oil, Glycerine, Fair Trade Organic Cocoa Butter, Stearic Acid, Perfume, Propylene Glycol, Organic Avocado Oil, Organic Cold Pressed Evening Primrose Oil, Almond Oil, Water (Aqua), Wheatgerm oil, Triethanolamine, Tangerine Oil, Lime Oil, Fresh Aloe Gel, Freshly Juiced Lemon, Freshly Juiced Papaya, Cetearyl Alcohol, *Citral, *Citronellol, *Limonene, *
Anyone that knows me will know that I love anything that Is full of butters when it comes to skincare and that I love Lemons. I mean I love Lemons a lot!
The texture of this moisturiser to me is a bit of a weird one. It’s slightly creamy and quite liquid based in the tub but when you apply it to the skin, it becomes a bit more like a balm. I guess in essence it’s the opposite of Ultrabland to me. This may be due to the mixture of Cocoa Butter, Jojoba Oil, Evening Primrose, Wheatgwrm and Aloe.
To me the scent was amazing. When I mixed it into my skin, I definitely got a freshly picked citrus vibe from it. I could definitely smell the mixture of Papaya, Lemon and Tangerine and honestly I loved it. I kind of wished that Lush did more products with this scent especially for the Summer. This is definitely a product that is meant for Summer.
Would I buy any of these again? Definitely. I mean I’ve bought MOM plenty of times and will carry on purchasing it. Once I have finished Ultrabland I may look into the other cleansers at Lush and come back to it in the colder months or when I’m feeling more confident (aka when I want to start getting a little bit into makeup again) and wanting a good cleanser to break down makeup and I can see Enzymion becoming a Summertime staple. All in all 8.6/10 for all three items combined as a routine.
I love that these items are now self-preserving as not only will they help my skin that little bit more but will wlso keep for longer.
Have you checked out these new Self-Preserving products? Let me know down below
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This post was in return for products that were gifted to me. All views and thoughts are my own.