LUSH Herbalism-Green Gooey Goodness for Skin: Review

Hello people! This post will be seeing the light of the day after a long time. LUSH as a brand has always been a fascination for me. A self-proclaimed bath-&-body-products’ addict, as I am, LUSH has been like a fairyland, wherein I can immerse myself in their distinctive aromas and textures. So when I could get my hands on a couple of products from Lush, I was ecstatic beyond words!

I badly wanted to try LUSH. It was a difficult task to make up my mind about the choice of products. So much so, that I remember spending a few sleepless nights dreaming about the products.:P Imagine my euphoria when I actually got them in hand! I had shared my LUSH haul on Instagram as well, and Herbalism is the first product from the bunch I’m reviewing. So, this post is really special for me. ๐Ÿ™‚

LUSH Herbalism Face and Body Cleanser
LUSH Herbalism Face and Body Cleanser

About LUSH Herbalism :

(All information from LUSH UK website)

Nettles, rosemary and rice bran vinegar work to cleanse the skin, removing dirt and grease, leaving bright and beautifully clean skin. Chamomile blue oil and rose absolute are used for balancing skin tone. Rice bran and ground almonds will gently exfoliate the skin and when mixed with water, the almonds create a soft cleansing milk. Our chlorophyllin is extracted from alfalfa, which is rich in vitamins and minerals and is great for revitalising the skin.

List of ingredients:

Ground Almonds, Kaolin, Glycerine Chlorophyllin Water, Nettle, Rosemary, and Rice Vinegar Extract, Rice Bran, Gardenia Extract, Rose Absolute, Chamomile Blue Oil, Sage Oil, Perfume.

LUSH Herbalism : Ingredients
LUSH Herbalism : Ingredients
LUSH Herbalism Face and Body Cleanser
LUSH Herbalism : Description and Directions to Use

Priceย : $16.95 on LUSH US website, for 3.5oz.

My Experience with LUSH Herbalism:

I had purchased the 100gm tub of this cleanser. It comes neatly packaged in the signature LUSH Black tub, with a screw lid. All details are mentioned clearly on the labels. One interesting feature which I never found in any product before, was that the label also features the name of its maker!:) What a great way to acknowledge employee efforts, LUSH! My love for LUSH grew a manifold, thanks to this approach and the noble idea.

LUSH Herbalism Face and Body Cleanser
LUSH Herbalism Face and Body Cleanser
LUSH Herbalism
So my Herbalism was made by Andrej. How innovative & ethical is that? ๐Ÿ™‚

I would describe the texture of Herbalism as a moist, slightly gritty powder bearing a green colour. The fragrance is a strong herbal. You may even find it a bit medicinal. However, a whiff of Herbalism reminds me of wet grasses and rain soaked soil. I love how natural this smells, and gets me so much closer to nature, but at the same time I understand this fragrance may not be everybody’s cup of tea. ๐Ÿ˜‰

To use Herbalism, you need to break off a tiny piece from the green mass with dry fingers, and dilute it with water. It will form a paste, that can be usedon the face or body. Yes, Herbalism can be used as both a face and a body cleanser. I usually use it for my face. I love how gentle it is, the exfoliating action is extremely mild, so much so that you can use it once every day.:-) Herbalism does not lather at all, yet leaves the skin squeaky clean. However, it does not have rigorous cleansing action like a purely chemical cleanser, given that the product is made up of solely naturally-derived ingredients. Also don’t expect it to remove makeup. I do not wear a lot of makeup all the time, but when I do, I prefer using Herbalism as a last step of cleansing.

LUSH Herbalism : moist green mass
LUSH Herbalism : moist green mass…
LUSH Herbalism : diluted (can you observe the grainy particles?)
Herbalism diluted (can you observe the grainy particles?)
LUSH Herbalism : diluted some more
LUSH Herbalism : diluted some more…
LUSH Herbalism : diluted and applied
LUSH Herbalism : diluted and applied

Herbalism does not make my skin dry or parched. It does not have very distinct exfoliating particles (most of it dissolves while making the paste, and the remaining grains are quite mild). Thus it is not very effective in removing stubborn blackheads. It did help me with a few whiteheads though, with a regular usage. I do not use a separate exfoliator on the days I use Herbalism, leaving it for those days that I use a foaming or gel cleanser. The only thing to be very careful about is to NEVER use this cleanser with wet hands.

At times I wet my face, and use a broken piece of Herbalism to cleanse and exfoliate. That is, without diluting it. In that way, it has a better scrubbing effect.

The shelf-life is rather short, just 4 months.ย ๐Ÿ™ I so wish it lasted for at least 6, but then I’m glad I didn’t purchase the bigger size! I love it quite a lot you see. Also this product is completely vegan, contains no SLS or harsh chemical additives/preservatives. LUSH is also a major cruelty free brand, just like my other favorite TBS.ย ๐Ÿ™‚ Their containers too, are totally recyclable!

LUSH Herbalism Face and Body Cleanser

The Final Verdict:

LUSH Herbalism is a very unusual cleanser. I have used cleansers in every form: gel, foam, powder, and Herbalism. It is by far the most unique of them all. The texture is granular that turns non-gritty in the paste,and cleanses amazingly well. Additionally it does not strip off natural oils from the skin, thus leaving it clean and refreshed. It works wonderfully as both a face and body cleanser. The fragrance might be bothersome for a few, but I enjoy the natural freshness and vigor of the same. On washing off, the fragrance does not linger. So, sensitive noses who wish to try Herbalism can definitely do so. It works well for my oily combination skin type. If you are looking for a gentle, non-abrasive, regular cleanser with a twist, Herbalism is your call!

My Rating : 4.5/5

LUSH Herbalism Face and Body Cleanser
LUSH Herbalism

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29 thoughts on “LUSH Herbalism-Green Gooey Goodness for Skin: Review

  • September 7, 2018 at 10:02 am
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    That’s such an unusual cleanser! I want to try it out just for its novelty. That is so effective is an added bonus

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  • September 7, 2018 at 12:34 pm
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    The herbalism looks good overally.. I found it really useful. And dry powder keep it for long time

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  • September 7, 2018 at 1:35 pm
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    Reetu, This is an interesting cleanser. And the way you have shared the review in details along with the demonstration on your skin patch looks quite good.

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  • September 7, 2018 at 3:44 pm
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    Mine too is combo skin. The product ingredients attract me, such an amazing ingredients. Happy to use natural product

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  • September 7, 2018 at 4:50 pm
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    I have always been wanting to try Lush products. The packaging looks so nice to me. I’m glad I read the ‘4 months’ shelf life but. Sometimes we tend to forget about it.

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  • September 7, 2018 at 6:20 pm
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    Looks like amazing product it will suit my skin pretty well too. I might give it a try sometime soon.

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  • September 7, 2018 at 8:43 pm
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    I love lush products. This body cleanser seems really effective to me. Would love to try out.

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  • September 7, 2018 at 9:20 pm
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    Haven’t heard about the brand, but after reading this blog would definitely love to give this product a try

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  • September 7, 2018 at 11:23 pm
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    I was a fan of Herbalism until the brand disappeared from India. It is a great cleanser for oily and acne prone skin.

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  • September 7, 2018 at 11:25 pm
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    I was a fan of Herbalism until it disappeared from India. It is a great cleanser for oily and acne prone skin.

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  • September 8, 2018 at 2:17 pm
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    I have been using Lush for some time and absolutely happy with the effects. This range let me check out.

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  • September 11, 2018 at 10:38 am
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    I just loved the way you have reviewed it …clears all my points regarding this product. Thanks for sharing

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  • September 11, 2018 at 10:54 am
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    This looks like a great product. I am surely going to use it for myself

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  • September 11, 2018 at 1:44 pm
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    Lush herbalism seems a good product. I’m happy that they have fresh ingredients which are used into it. Seems a great cleanser for my skin.

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  • September 11, 2018 at 2:47 pm
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    This seems to be a very detailed review. I am a big fan of herbal products and would love to try it soon

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  • September 11, 2018 at 4:07 pm
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    The ingredient list is good and after your positive review I’m looking forward to try it out. Lush has great products.

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  • September 11, 2018 at 5:55 pm
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    This seems like my kind of cleanser! I love herbal cleansers and that texture and colour is just wow! But the shelf life.. that’s a little disappointing! Still I would get a smaller pack to try!

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  • September 11, 2018 at 6:49 pm
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    Came back looking for this one… Missed reading about the shelf life. Buying it now ๐Ÿ™‚

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  • September 11, 2018 at 7:44 pm
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    Woah u give 4.5 ratings. The product must be super amazing I should for sure try this soon.

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  • September 11, 2018 at 7:45 pm
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    I’ve been wanting to try Lush products for the longest time now. And after reading your post, I’m surely going to try it soon.

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  • September 11, 2018 at 7:51 pm
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    Lush herbalism green sounds a natural and good product for skin. I would love to try this

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  • September 11, 2018 at 7:56 pm
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    I like this product. It feels nice on the skin and cleanse your skin well. The price is also Ok for what it does

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  • September 11, 2018 at 8:21 pm
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    Looks like nice and cleanser, liked your review and skin patch difference too. Would like to get one for me

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  • September 11, 2018 at 8:59 pm
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    Was looking for a cleanser for my night routine. Loved the way you have done a balanced review. Thanks for suggesting this one.

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  • September 11, 2018 at 9:14 pm
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    I’m always in for something natural and organic all the time. Lush is a favourite brand but never checked this cleanser. Need to try this. Loved the review and demonstration.

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  • September 11, 2018 at 9:43 pm
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    Haven’t tried this brand yet, but after reading such an amazing review, would definitely give the product a shot

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  • September 11, 2018 at 11:01 pm
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    Never used lush products. This looks promising and effective. Will surely try it out soon.

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  • September 16, 2018 at 4:24 pm
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    Oh my goodness…I want this thing in my life…<3..it is called love…:D

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