Lush Herbalism Face and Body Cleanser : Product review

It is only very recently, I started counting facial cleansers as skincare products. Call it a boom in skincare consumerism or power of marketing gimmicks, cleansers have now become the starting point from where skincare really starts.  It seems, almost  every week, there is a new kind and category of cleanser introduced by plethora of brands.

I remember the very first cleanser that earned respect from me was from Cetaphil. I loved it, and could see what difference it made to my acne-prone skin. But I always thought it is a medicinal kind of product, no glamour attached to it whatsoever.

Second cleanser that got my sincere appreciation was Gel pureté foaming gel cleanser from Chanel– everything glamorous about it but I also thought that it helped my skin not to break-out by balancing the oil and pulling off all the gunk and dirt from my face in the most gentle manner. I vouch for this gel cleanser because it proved its worth during my PhD fieldwork. Someone who has done research fieldwork would agree how harsh the conditions can be-dirt, heat, hard water, diet-imbalance and poor skin pays the price.

So in short I can say that I have also jumped on the bandwagon of experimenting with cleansers and giving them due respect for what they do to our skin.

Coming to the cleanser that I want to share my experience with today is Herbalism from Lush cosmetics.



Ground Almonds (Prunus dulcis), Kaolin, Glycerine, Nettle, Rosemary, Rice Vinegar Extract (Urtica dioica, Rosmarinus officinalis), Rice Bran (Oryza sativa), Water (Aqua), Gardenia Extract (Gardenia jasminoides), Rose Absolute (Rosa damascena), Chamomile Blue Oil (Matricaria Chamomilla), Sage Oil (Salvia officinalis), Fragrance, Chlorophyllin. *Occurs naturally in essential oils

What the website says:

Natural herbal wash

Battling with oily, troubled skin? Cleanse with the power of herbs. Our gentle green giant has an exfoliating, deep-cleansing base of kaolin clay and rice bran to mop up excess oils, and a toning blend of rosemary, nettle and chamomile to leave skin feeling fresh, clean and calm. Herbalism gets its color from chlorophyllin, which is extracted from alfalfa plants: it’s rich in nourishing vitamins and minerals and helps to balance out your skin’s oil production. Say hello to clear, balanced skin!

My experience:

I have been using Lush Herbalism twice daily for a few weeks now. So far, my skin is absolutely loving it. Although, it requires extra steps in comparison to pump cleansers,  I find it very exciting to use, given its very green, herbal and crumbly texture.

I take a small amount into my palm and slowly add water to make a paste. I love this pista-green paste to apply all over my face. It is also meant to be a body cleanser but I have been using it strictly as face cleanser. I rub it onto my face and then rinse it off with lukewarm water following by a splash of cold water on my face, while wiping off the grainy bits, if they get stuck around my forehead baby hair.

It has a very organic feel to it. Because, I personally prefer cleansers that lather up, I use my regular cleanser first (these days I am using the one from Boscia) and then I use Hebalism. I am sure even if you use it on its own, it will work wonders but as I said I have this mental block with cleansers that do not foam.

Fragrance: The closest I can locate the scent is of oats/wheat paste with a hint of sage. I am not a great fan of this Herbalism’s fragrance, but I know it goes away as soon as rinsed off. So I can live with this not so pleasant scent.

Will I repurchase it?  YES , it not only makes my skin squeaky clean, it moisturizes and brightens the skin. What else can I ask for in a cleanser that is all natural. It retails for about 10 Euro for 100 gm. The tub should last me upto 2-2.5 months easily, I use it only as a facial cleanser.

Disclaimer: Purchased with my own money, like I did for every other product that I have reviewed so far, no sponsorship involved whatsoever. Review is purely based on my own experience. Ratings that I give are basically my personal evaluation of the product based on my expectations, and my experience related to the use of the product, the effect I see and feel after the use, and of course the money I spent on it. So please know rating is as subjective as my personal excperience with the product.

Do you have any opinion on this cleanser? Any favourite cleanser you want to recommend?




18 thoughts on “Lush Herbalism Face and Body Cleanser : Product review

  1. I also recently started using this cleanser and I’m actually surprised by how well it works! You’re totally right that it’s not the most convenient thing to use given that it doesn’t come in a pump, but it’s so worth it. It’s totally rebalanced and fixed my skin 🙂

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    • hey babe 💕💕thanks, yeah my skin is really loving it so far. I know, it’s such a disappointment if a product doesn’t work well especially if it’s hyped one. Thankfully lush has been a great experience this far.
      Hugs 💕

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  2. I have that mental block too 😛 😛 Even if a bit, it must lather for me to believe that it is a cleanser 😐
    What is it about Lush products..I really like to see their pictures. So bright, pretty and colorful they are 😀 😀

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    • Hey thanks babe, yeah it is one gorgeous cleanser 😍😍 you should definitely give it a try, and do share your thoughts on it. Wow blueberry mask, is it different than cosmetic catastrophe, cos I absolutely love this one. If not, then I know what I am trying next from Lush ❤️☺️😃
      Thanks for stopping by sweetie❤️🌺

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    • Hey Melina, yeah I was really pleasantly surprised by this cleanser. The two things, I definitely want in my cleanser is that it foams and smells nice , ha ha these two things are out of the window with herbalism but still it is one of my favorite cleansers. It really does the job well. Hope you like it too.
      thanks for stopping by nad sharing your thoughts sweetie.

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    • Hey sweetie, thanks for stopping by ❤️🌺yes do try it , hope you like it as much as I do. It is a little bit of more work and can get messy on hands, but for me it is all worth it so far ☺️❤️

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  3. I started with Cetaphil too! I find it a bit too mild for my pretty damaged skin. I’m really into Kiehl’s and Korean skincare lately, but your post makes me want to try out Lush asap!! They smell so great but I’ve never tried it before.

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    • Hey hie, Thanks for stopping by ❤️🌺😊I like Kiehl’s cleansers too. Usually lush products have nice scents even if they are herbal, but let me warn you, the Herbalism cleanser has a very unique fragrance , which is tolerable enough but is kind of unpleasant. That is the only negative I can say about this cleanser. I would highly recommend going to the store and if you can get past the scent, you will probably love it as much as I do.


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