Anyhoo, back in September (I think?) last year, Lush invited a group of bloggers to a store night in their Melbourne city shop and treated us all to quite a few products. I'd only used a couple of bath bombs before, yeeeeeears ago when I was still in London, and Lush wasn't really on my radar to be honest. I thought they were more for teenagers, and were all about bright colours and strong smells – which are fun, sure, but not necessarily for awesome everyday skin products. But I tired the products I took home and these four were absolute stand outs straight away. I've now gone and re-purchased all of these at least once and use them every day – they are an essential part of my skin care routine. They are all also the best at what they do that I've found yet, and they're on the cheaper side, too. I thought that while writing about gifted products that I think are great is all well and good, it's even better to share the ones I love so much I go out and buy them again (and again!) afterwards when they run out! So, here are the four I'm talking about: Ultrabland Facial Cleanser
It's a super simple makeup remover and cleanser. I use it every night to take my makeup off. After I've removed my eye makeup, I massage this all over my face and then clean it off (usually in the shower) with a face cloth. It's a cream with a slightly gritty texture, and is so gentle AND gets all my makeup off. I can even use this around my eyes without a problem – although I don't know if you're meant to do that..! Before this I'd been using the same Dove cold cream style product for at least a year (probably more) and I loved that – but this is even better. Love it! Celestial (face moisturiser)
This is another super simple and basic product and is great for my sensitive skin. I use it all over my face (not just on the drier bits) and it leaves my skin soft and smooth, and never blocks my pores or gives me spots. Absolutely love this. Big tick from me. Herbalism Fresh Cleanser
This wasn't initially part of the goodie bag (at least I don't think it was!) but when I was at the store I was drawn to the beautiful green colour of this stuff (I'm not anti the bright colours!) (honestly, what is it with colours, I do this at Ikea too!) and had to know what it was. It's a cleanser for problem skin, and so I asked for it to be one of the three gifted products we could chose to take home. I was having breakouts on my back and after about a month, this completely cleared that up. I use it on my chest, as it can get quite bad, too, and while it hasn't cleared it up completely, it has made a massive improvement. I also use this on my upper arms as while they don't have spots etc, they just seem to really like it! It's kind of exfoliate-y from what's in there, so maybe that's why. One thing though: my face doesn't like this stuff. Chin down only. Dream Cream Hand And Body Lotion
Designed for sensitive and troubled skin, this is meant to cool and soothe. I use this on my arms and chest and it is the best cream for this EVER. Again, my face doesn't like it but who cares, that's what Celestial is for! I ran out of this and couldn't replace it for a couple of weeks and really noticed my skin missing it. It smells fresh and clean and a bit lavender-y, which I really like, and definitely prefer that over strong floral-y scents. I think this is my third tub.
And that's it! Hope you found that helpful. Have you used any of these products? I really like doing these Tuesday makeup and beauty posts. As always, let me know if you have any questions, and also if you have any suggestions for topics for these beauty posts just pop them in the comments and I'll see what I can do!