What You Should Know
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LUSH Moisturizers is an anti-aging line of creams infused with vegan and animal-friendly extracts as a natural way to deal with aging skincare. Products available range from light moisturizers to intensive eye creams that supposedly target fine lines. LUSH itself is a famous vegan line of cosmetics, priding itself on its homemade formulas and environmentally-friendly designs, but its moisturizers are somewhat new to their product line. Some items have already sold out (including their Afterlife Moisturizer), which does suggest this is definitely a popular product. Despite its popularity, the price isn’t too budget-friendly — most creams sell for over $50.00 — but some may be willing to spend a little extra for an all-natural product.
If you want a natural, environmentally-friendly way to treat your skin, LUSH is probably a leading choice. As a brand, LUSH rivals the popularity of giants like Loreal, but this does not necessarily guarantee that it can work. An all-natural ingredient list does not necessarily indicate it is a solid, effective product. Let’s look into their product in detail.
Upon closer inspection, few of LUSH’s moisturizers actually say they have any anti-wrinkle benefits — instead, these products are meant to provide moisturization to the skin. The LUSH Mirror Mirror Moisturizer only claims to firm neck and cleavage with French fragrances, whereas the LUSH Paradise Regained Moisturizer claims to revive old skin with Green Tea and Fruit Extracts.
Their Enchanted Eye Cream Moisturizer specifically says that it minimizes the appearance of wrinkles around the eyes, which may be the only useful product for consumers searching for anti-wrinkle creams. The ingredients in this product are not all-natural, however, and include Lavender Honey Water (Lavendula hybrida, Mel, Aqua) Stearic Acid, Cold Pressed Almond Oil (Prunus dulcis), Glycerine, Cold Pressed Jojoba Oil (Simmondsia chinensis), Cetearyl Alcohol, Triethanolamine, Methylparaben, and Propylparaben. The oils included also have proven moisturization abilities – several studies point out its ability to soften the skin — but have unfounded anti-wrinkle benefits. Without any proven anti-wrinkle benefits available, it is impossible to say if this will have an effect on skin tissue.
- Contains ingredients that are shown to help moisturize the skin.
- Their skincare line is extensive and contains many specialized products – ideal for people with different needs.
- Is not as natural as they claim to be (contains paraben preservatives, for one thing.)
- These prices were not designed with the average consumer in mind.
- No ingredients specifically help lessen the appearance of wrinkles.
The Bottom Line
When it comes to natural, holistic skincare, safety is important, along with ingredients that work as intended. LUSH Moisturizers includes appropriate ingredients that may soften and moisturize the skin, but may not provide the same benefits when targeting the real issue – wrinkles and discoloration due to age. It may not be a suitable choice if consumers want to treat specific issues; however, LUSH moisturizers may provide some relief for general skin improvement.