I never really felt like I needed a facial serum but recently I’ve really gotten on board and embraced the idea of serums pretty fully. Now far be it from Lush to be conventional as they have introduced a new face serum as well but like nothing else we’ve seen in regards to serum before.
A solid serum. No bottle hear simply a solid facial serum which you can massage on your face.
What is it?
A hydrating blend of oils and butters in a solid bar format which can be massaged onto your face for extra hydration and moisture.
I absolutely adore these.
Since my skin is pretty dry I always turn to serum for extra moisture in the evenings. I think a solid bar of serum is an interesting concept plus the formula feels incredible on my skin. I’m a very fond fan of Lush Baby Face and this is pretty much the same concept. The serum comes in a solid bar much like a piece of soap but way smaller. You take it and massage it gently on your face. The heat from your skin will melt the bar, creating an oil which offers extra moisture to your skin.
There are two versions of the facial serum which are Full of Grace and Saving Face. Full of Grace was created to calm sensitive skin and Saving Face was created to alleviate problems and to mattify face by mopping up excess oils. The bars are suggested prior to using a Lush Facial Mask which I haven’t tried as of yet. Sadly, the bars aren’t meant for my particular skin type however I honestly experienced no ill effects from using either as the only thing I got from them was incredibly smooth skin. Saving Grace has a pleasant grapefruit, citrus-like scent and Saving Face smells more herbally, both are very pleasant smelling in my opinion but could prove a little much for those sensitive to smells in their skin care.
Basically I use prior to my regular night cream or skip my night cream and just go with the serum. It does feel quite oily on my skin but nothing I can’t cope with considering Baby Face has the same sort of texture/feel.
Nothing super bad about these but I can see some folks might be a little squeamish about rubbing the actual bar on their faces which is easily redeemed by rubbing it between your clean hands and apply the serum from your hands to your face. I also think those with oily skin should probably avoid considering the treatment is super oily feeling however Lush does proclaim it’s supposed to mattify a fair bit but I didn’t notice that considering my skin is misbehaving at the moment and busy being dry. I was a little sad that I couldn’t take advantage for daytime use but these simply don’t absorb fast enough to use them in the day so they are best used in the PM prior to heading to bed!
Who Might Like Them?
- Anyone who desires a hydrating treatment overnight!
- Anyone in need of a little extra moisture.
- Anyone who likes the idea of a serum in a solid format.
Who Might Not Like Them?
- Anyone who doesn’t like the idea of an oily texture on their face.
- Anyone not keen on using a solid bar on their face night after night (germs, bacteria, etc…could cause a little squeamishness).
I liked them alot.
I thought they made my face super smooth feeling come the morning and think the bar is super easy to use. They store easily enough in a soap travel box I have or you can use a Lush Massage Bar Tin to keep them fresh. I wouldn’t suggest ordering from the UK now as these may melt in the warmer weather but no worries as I believe Lush NA should have them in shops soon. I generally enjoyed spoiling my skin with plenty of rich, soothing oils. I came out of it feeling super moisturized and hydrated sans flaky dry skin between my brows and around my cheek area.
Prob will likey even more in the Winter when my skin is really misbehaving.
Just wish they’d create one for dry skin chicas as these seem to be more about problematic skin.
What do you think of a serum in a bar formula?
Would you be willing to try one?
Available from Lush UK.