November 17, 2015

Lush Magical Moringa Facial Moisturizer Review & Swatches

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If you have oily skin you have to read my review of Lush Magical Moringa Facial Moisturizer and after that, you can thank me! Lush Magical Moringa Facial Moisturizer was a purchase I made very, very randomly at my local Lush store. I didn’t know about Magical Moringa Moisturizer but I saw the texture and thought it looked a lot like Ultrabland Cleanser and my beloved and long gone Baby Face Facial Cleanser.

I have drier skin and a quick glance at the ingredients which included Argan Oil and Shea Butter and I was all aboard.

Later on I would realize that Lush Magical Moringa Facial Moisturizer is actually suitable for oily skin, like really oily skin! I know argan oil for oily skin? But yeah it works.

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My plans for Lush Magical Moringa Facial Moisturizer were for nightly use as this is a thick, dense, solid balm. Lush describes it on the pot as a waxy consistency that transforms into a silky oil upon contact with skin. And I was all, “OMG! My dry skin needs this!” Not so much. If you have dry skin don’t bother. This is NOT for you.

If you have oily skin get to Lush!

Lush Magical Moringa Facial Moisturizer might not be a great pick if you’re both oily and sensitive as it does contain a good deal of fragrance as well as potential ingredients that could cause break outs. If you’re merely suffering from oily skin sans blemishes and you need some mattifying this little moisturizer (or face primer) will be your BFF. It smells like a citrus-y herbal fragrance kinda like Angels on Bare Skin to my nose!

As I said above this starts out as a dense solid balm but it warms up very quickly as you apply. It breaks down into an oily and glides onto skin easily. But wait, there’s more!

The balm is really interesting in the fact it goes through three different phases (below the balm is already fairly warmed up in my swatch but you aren’t see the dry down or the set which is way more mattifying compared to my slicker swatch). The first phase is balm, the second is waxy cream, the third is oil, and the last is velvety, powdery. As you apply the oiliness of the product sets to a super matte, velvety finish and gives your skin a smooth, softened surface. THIS DOES NOT WORK ON DRY SKIN! Don’t say I didn’t warn you ๐Ÿ™‚ It kinda catches and drags on drier areas and accentuates them terribly. But on oily skin? It soaks up excess oil like a champ. My best friend used it as did my sister who both have oily skin and they absolutely loved the way it set to a matte, smooth finish. I can see myself loving this in the Summer but right now my skin is like the Sahara and this is the very worst thing to apply.

First Aid Beauty lip balm swatches

Lush Magical Moringa Facial Moisturizer swatches

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I think it’s very, very unique. And dare I say it can be confusing and a little intimidating as if you have oily skin you might take one look at it and shudder in horror believing it’ll make you even more shiny and oily than you already are. But nope! This sucks up excess oil like a champ and even blurs the appearance of smaller pores. Honestly, to me it’s more of a face primer than a moisturizer.

If your skin is oily and you need something that has super mattifying powers, Lush Magical Moringa Facial Moisturizer is definitely what you need!

Lush Magical Moringa Facial Moisturizer is available now at or at Lush stores.

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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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  • Wingadings

    Dang this product looked so promising. Thanks for the review- it would have been an utter waste on my dry sensitive skin.

    Also, did you change the site? It looks fabulous!

    • Isabella Muse

      Yeah, I totally made that mistake. It seems like it was ideal for dry skin! But noooo! All about oily skin! I did indeed thanks ๐Ÿ™‚ Let me know if you have any issues!

  • Anna Fantasia

    LOVE it! I use it as a morning primer. You do have to let it sit a few minutes on your face though before applying your face tint. I have combination skin, extremely sensitive. There is the occasional Lush product that will send me into contact dermatitis, but so far I am having great luck with this one. Today, I’m just wearing it and the L’Occitane CC cream. Your new site is so beautiful Muse, Congratulations!

    • Isabella Muse

      yay! ๐Ÿ™‚ Sounds like it works for you!!!! I’m going to retry in the Spring/Summer ๐Ÿ˜‰ right now I’m too dry for it. Thank YOU! if you experience any problems let me know please?

  • laine

    Oh my, dear. What moisturizers do you love? I’ve always had super oily skin but…I’m getting older and it’s becoming more dry. I have no idea how to even handle it now. I’m almost praying for my oily skin back.

  • Oyinkan

    Does the moisturizer melt? Mine does and I’m always frustrated when lifting the lid

  • Mercy

    Hi there, can you please please recommend a good moisturiser for combination and acne prone skin.

  • Jennifer

    Hi! I am a huge fan of Lush products for my acne prone skin. Disclaimer: I have drier skin rather than oily. And Magical Moringa is a god send. I disagree that this product is just for “oily skin” it’s a wonderful primer, I cannot do a day without it/ I use it along with HERBALISM. Which I seriously cannot live without. Thank goodness for LUSH