Thursday, 4 July 2013

My LUSH Experience Part II

In this post I want to talk about the products that I had to give back because they either didn't keep what they promised or simply didn't do any good to my skin.
It's part of their philosophy that you can give the products back if you weren't happy with them. You can then choose another product for the same price. 
As you may have read in my other post, in summer 2011 I was all about LUSH. I even made a list of all the things I wanted. You don't even want to know how much money I was willing to spent on their products.
Before I start telling you why I didn't like these products, you should know that I really like this brand! (and I'm NOT getting paid for saying this)

Cynthia Silvia Stout & Godiva
There is something about their shampoos that doesn't work for my scalp. 
Cynthia Silvia Stout is made with Stout beer and has quite a strong herbal scent just like tea. I used it for about two months and my scalp reacted quite weirdly to it. It was irritiated and itchy. The same thing happened with their solid shampoo Godiva, the scalp mask Roots and their volume shampoo Big. Though I didn't buy the last two ones, I just tried samples that I asked for. 

American Cream
This is their best selling hair conditioner due to the wonderful vanillary scent. It left my hair soft and glossy. My hair never looked so healthy! I thought I had found the perfect conditioner. 
In spring 2012 I flew over to Miami for some well deserved vacations. The day after I arrived I went to South Beach for some overdue tanning. I was so excited and the moment I looked into the mirror to check my bikini I saw my back and it looked gross. It looked like I had some severe acne. Which I never had! So one of the first things I did when walking down Lincoln Road in South Beach was booking an exfoliation treatment in Ulta for my back. Two days later I laid there and the beauty specialist worked his magic. While laying there he asked me if I knew why I broke out so bad. Stress? No. Hormones? -Nope! Then he asked if I had changed one of my hair products because I only broke out in the area where my hair touched my skin. In fact I had used a new product. American Cream! The ingredient CETEARYL ALCOHOL is comedogenic and CAN cause break outs. In my case it unfortunately did. It took my back over a year to recover from it! And I still have acne scars, which makes me really regret not paying attention to my body's reaction. I'm still a bit angry because I used to like my back very much, and now... lesson learned! 

Flying Fox
It's a shower gel that strongly smells like jasmine. At first I loved it because it was flowery and fresh. After using it for 3 weeks the scent made me feel sick and caused me headache. So I gave to a friend of mine, who didn't have this problem with the smell. 

Rub Rub Rub
It's a body scrub that smells like mimosa. Can you guess that I liked the scent? ;)
Well I used it about 2-3 times but I couldn't notice any difference to my skin. For me, it didn't do its job. Of course, whilst using it I could feel the scrub, but it didn't leave my skin smoother. 

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