The Pros and Cons of Lush’s Vanishing Cream

I decided a long time ago to start implementing organic products into my beauty regime, and I started with my cleansers and face creams. I buy most of my beauty routine items from Lush and one of the facial moisturizers that I’ve been using is Vanishing Cream.

It’s hard to find a cream that you love without spending a lot of money to find the perfect fit for you skin. The nice thing about Lush is that, if you don’t like the product, you can return it.

Pros:

  • Smells Great
  • Lightweight
  • For oily or blemish prone skin
  • Contains lavender, which helps me relax at night
  • Hydrating
  • Vegetarian formula
  • Disappears into skin after applied
  • Has rosewater and witch hazel

Cons:

  • Greasy feeling next day
  • Not moisturizing enough for winter
  • Not hydrating enough for particular dry places
  • Watery
  • Nothing like Gorgeous at all!
  • Doesn’t tighten pores like it claims.
  • Not supposed to leave skin feeling greasy.
  • A bit expensive ($44.95 CAD).
  • No noticeable results, just a greasy face.
Smells Great, Lightweight, Contains Lavender

I bought this over a year ago and I decided to continue using it mainly because it is lightweight and a good one to use for summer. It also contains lavender, which helps me relax at night, which is when I use this moisturizer.

However…

Originally, I was going to buy Gorgeous. I had a sample of it and my skin absolutely LOVED it. It was perfect in every single way. I went to Lush, took the pot to the cashier and when she told me the total, I nearly had a heart attack. I had no idea that the product was $87.95 CAD! I wasn’t going to spend that much on a face cream no matter how much my skin loved it! I can’t afford to buy something that expensive even though it lasts a long time!

Supposed to be a “Cheaper Alternative to Gorgeous”

The girl recommended Vanishing Cream and claimed that it was exactly like Gorgeous, but a cheaper version of it. Well, sorry sweetie, but that was an outright lie. Where Gorgeous has a perfect consistency, Vanishing Cream is watery. Gorgeous smelled good enough to eat, but Vanishing Cream doesn’t smell as delicious. Vanishing Cream smells like lavender, which is great for me, but some people don’t prefer it. Gorgeous also disappeared easily into the skin and didn’t leave my face overly greasy in the morning, but Vanishing Cream does.

For People with Problematic Skin, or is It?

The other thing that really ticks me off about this cream is that it’s misleading! It’s supposed to be for people that have greasy, problematic skin and it disappears into the skin after application. However, the next morning I wake up with my skin feeling super greasy, as it does with most Lush lotions.

Hydrating Enough (for the Summer)

It also isn’t as moisturizing as I’d like because it’s so watery. I have really dry skin in the winter, and this doesn’t do the trick for me. During the summer, I find that this lotion is hydrating enough without clogging my pores.

Would I Recommend It?

Yes. I highly recommend getting a sample from your local Lush store because you never know if your skin is going to love it. My skin may not love it, but your skin might. Everyone’s skin is different and it involves a lot of trial and error to find the perfect cream for your skin.

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