August 11, 2010

Lush Cosmetics Gorgeous Moisturizer Review

As I blogger I tend to test WAY too much makeup, skincare, fragrance, and beauty bits and bobs. One thing I never did get into testing was skincare. For a very long time, I avoided trying out new lotions and potions because I always blamed my great skin on Lush Cosmetics and was quite happy with my skincare regime from them.

About a year and a half into my adventures on Musings I started to testing way too much skincare from various brands. I was switching up my moisturizer, my toner, and just about everything else. I dunno what prompted me to cheat on Lush when I was so very die hard, faithful to them for such a long time……

Last month I realized that I needed to embraced my Lush again because my skin just wasn’t looking as great as it did when I was using it. Dullness, oily forehead, and even tiny break outs on my jaw line were some of the problems I had been experiencing after leaving my beloved Lush behind.

Although I’ve shared with you my secrets of Lush in the past, I’ve never really sat down and reviewed the items I’ve spoken about in past posts and I think that needs to be changed right now.

Because everyone should about the joys of great skin care.

Jump ahead to learn about my HG (holy grail) moisturizer from Lush!

A light, non greasy moisturizer meant for all skin types made with six organic oils and butters to keep skin clear and as its namesake says, Gorgeous!

One thing you have to love about Gorgeous is how universally suitable it is for any and all skin types. Dry folks will love it for being hydrating yet light enough not to sit on top of their skin. Oily folks will dig the runny consistency and how easily it absorbs into skin without leaving behind a greasy film. Combination types will adore how it whisks away their dry patches and keeps their oily bits from becoming greasier.

It’s simply a moisturizer that’s suitable for any and all skin types.

It comes housed in a 1.5 oz pot and smells like Fruit Loops cereal. Some folks say it smells like Fruity Pebbles but for me, I get Fruit Loops in milk! At nearly $90, it’s one of Lush’s priciest facial moisturizers and well worth in my opinion since a little dab will do you and a full pot should last a year (over a year even but sadly the expiration date will keep you from using it that long!).

Gorgeous has a runny consistency but it’s dense enough to work with.ย  It absorbs easily into the skin which is always a major plus for moisturizer as it isn’t sitting on top of your skin, making for an uncomfortable experience.

Why do I like it….

First off it keeps my skin dewy and very, very soft. It absorbs easily and doesn’t leave behind a greasy, oily feel. It keeps my skin very fresh, very youthful, and very gorgeous as per its name eh? The lack of preservatives in the ingredients seem to agree very well with my skin and keeps dullness at bay. Some folks claim that Gorgeous has a knack for making skin look alot less tired and I for one agree. The formula is packed with Lemon Juice among other fruits, I blame the Lemon Juice for keeping my skin lively and bright.

Lush says the pineapple juice and green grapes in the mix contains enzymes, which clean the skin and break down dirt and oil. I can easily believe it because since starting to use Gorgeous again my skin is considerably less oily around the forehead and nose and my problems with the tiny break out alarm around my jaw line is completely gone.

Sadly, it does come in a pot and isn’t fabulous for those of us who prefer squeeze tubes or pumps for our moisturizers. I try to set this aside since it’s such a fab product but I def hope Lush will consider a pump one day!

I do hate the one year expiration date. I find that I can get over a year out of a pot of Gorgeous but since it contains such fresh ingredients I do have to toss it after it expires. In most cases at the year’s end I normally have very little left but still at this price I’d like to be able to use it ALL up.

  • Anyone wanting dewy, touchable soft skin!
  • Anyone who’s having skin freak out moments (tired skin, dull skin, tiny break outs…)!
  • Anyone who needs a lightweight moisturizer to hydrate tired skin!

  • Those who aren’t keen on touching their facial creams, lotions, and potions!
  • Anyone who doesn’t want to be pressed for time (the one year expiration date does put pressure to use it all before it goes bad!).

As the weeks go by I can’t help but look in the mirror and shake my head and ask myself, “Why did you ever stop using this stuff? It makes your skin glow!” My brief hiatus from Lush did teach me something, that nothing quite works as well as Lush on my skin! Gorgeous Moisturizer is definitely HG for me and well worth its $90 price tag, I’m terribly silly to ever have ventured away from it! The only thing that would make it better is a few anti-aging ingredients and SPF thrown in the mix!

Loves it!

Very Muse Approved for purchase! But don’t trust me, head to Lush and kindly ask for a tiny sample and they’ll happily provide one. Try it out and you’ll see the difference I’m sure!

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Are you a Lush skincare fan?

Any favs?

Do you use Gorgeous?

What’s your experience been like with it?


About the Muse

Isabella MuseIsabella is just an average everyday geeky girl who doesn’t blend her eyeshadow correctly, wears too much blush, and hopes she never finds her holy grail products because she likes the thrill of the chase so much. Her mission is to bring you super honest reviews on makeup, skincare, fragrance and all things beauty. She’s in no way an expert on the topic and she sure as hell isn’t a super model. But she’s passionate about makeup and is seeking like-minded individuals that like pina coladas, getting caught in the rain, and ones that enjoy spending hundreds of dollars at Sephora without feeling buyer’s remorse. If you’re that person feel free to reach out and leave a comment or follow me on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and Bloglovin‘.

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    gorgeous is my favourite lush moisturizer!!! its so smoothe and light and awesome!!!!!!

    i wish i had my own when my mom was working for lush she had 3 of these and hoarded them :'(

    i only got to use gorgeous for like 2 weeks and i’ve been missing it ever since!

  • ace

    WANT…but im not sure i can justify the price tag as it goes bad so quickly… do you have any idea if its cheaper in the uk?

    • the Muse

      yup as with all lush def cheaper in uk ace ๐Ÿ™‚ you’re looking at 54 USD with current conversion rate ๐Ÿ™‚

      • ace

        YAY!!! lol at the nearest lush to me they all hate me… i look about 12 s they constantly watch me to see if ill break something… but i will be brave and ask for that sample anyway!!

    • the Muse

      jill LOVE paradise regained! I do wonder if it’s really preventing aging though ๐Ÿ˜€

      • jill

        i can’t say for sure (since i’m only 23, lol) but all the green tea and fresh fruit will def help slow it down. natural AHA’s. ftw!

  • tina

    Lush does make awesome skincare stuff! But I might be the only one that seems to not love gorgeous lol
    On my skin, it just didn’t compare to cosmetic lad :T
    I guess everyone’s skin is different ๐Ÿ˜€

    • the Muse

      def tina ๐Ÿ˜€ I adore gorgeous but not a fan of lad ha! go figure ๐Ÿ˜€

  • Leah

    Yep, lovin on the Lush skincare… my HG is Celestial, can’t get enough of that wonderful Lush!

    • Johanna

      Tiffany, like many others, I’ve tried Flying Fox twice and had to throw it away because I found it too strong and “stinky” — especially in the shower, and I was afraid people would find me stinky smelling too. But I always wondered if Flying Fox smells good on the skin once it mellows out. When you use Flying Fox, what comments to others give you about the way you smell?

  • Bonnie

    I was happy with Lush’s Vanishing Cream. However, my Lush regimen (Coal Face, Tea Tree Toner, VC) was not giving me the HG face I was hoping for (i.e., was still have some major acne issues), but I’ve been using Juice Beauty for a few weeks now and can already see a major difference. So I think I’ll keep using those JB products and rotate a bit with Lush.

    • the Muse

      I like vanishing cream ALOT for Summer Bonnie ๐Ÿ˜€ aw sorry hun! I never tried Juice but always wanted to!

  • nucleii

    oh, I was wondering if you think keeping it in the fridge will make it last longer?

  • kristen

    it looks liquid enough to decant into a pump bottle. perhaps doing that will erase any issues of contamination. I like the look of Gorgeous and have been looking for a new moisturiser. Luckily i also know someone who works for Lush and get get me it cheap to try BAZINGA!

    • the Muse

      perhaps kristen just prob too much of a mess to get it into the pump jar ๐Ÿ˜€ yay awesome!

  • Ryan

    It sounds like a great product but the packaging is so ugly and I’m so shallow. ๐Ÿ™

    • the Muse

      ha ryan ditto but I def choose to ignore since Lush is about what’s INSIDE

  • Beth

    I am definitely going to be buying a pot of this moisturizer. Ever since I started using it I’ve noticed miraculous things happening to my skin. Everything just got better, including the scarring that I’ve had for months fading within a few weeks. I don’t mind the price tag–I pay about half that for a tube of moisturizer that lasts only 3 – 4 months. Plus, I’m a beauty freak. High prices don’t freak me out anymore.

    • the Muse

      aw beth that’s fab news to hear so glad you’re enjoying it. It’s truly one of my favs ๐Ÿ˜€ naa me either haha!

  • Beth

    Also! I dislike putting my fingers into the tub even if they’re clean because I’ve just jumped out of the shower. I depot a little bit of moisturizer into a small thumb-sized jar for weekly use. That way I don’t taint the larger pot with possible germs.

  • Kelsey

    About the unsanitary pot, couldn’t you buy a travel bottle thingamajig and transfer it to that? Because I hate sticking my fingers in stuff.

  • Courtney

    Okay, so I finally took the plunge and splurged on this. Tonight is my first time using it and OMG I LOOOOOOOOOVE IT! It smells so good and is so calming. I had a glycolic peel before putting it on which usually leaves me red for a few days but my skin is not red at all. It’s totally smooth and moisturized and gorgeous! I can’t wait to see what it looks like when I wake up in the morning. Thank you so much for reviewing this product!

    • the Muse

      aw courtney that warms my heart so glad you’re loving on it ๐Ÿ˜€ my pleasure! it’s a fav of mine, happy to spread the joy!

  • Erin

    Your skin is so young looking! What is your daily skin routine?

    I love Lush Fresh Face Masks! ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Lindsay Melton

    Hi there! I know this is many years later but I need to know. Have you, or anyone, found a spray/perfume that smells like gorgeous? I am obsessed with the calming smell and could douse myself in it, haha.

    • Isabella Muse

      I haven’t but I always felt like gorgeous smelled like Fruit Loops ๐Ÿ˜€ And a lot of different etailers like Lathers n Lights do fruit loops scented products ๐Ÿ˜€