Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Review: LUSH Fresh Farmacy

Happy Tuesday! 
Finally! I was able to take some pictures for my reviews using the DSLR of my sister...it was so hard to operate compared to my point&shoot digital camera. So please pardon me for the quality of the photos (until I get a new digicam or until I get the hang of this cam) hehe I really don't know what I'm doing ^_^

I have been using the LUSH Fresh Farmacy facial soap 2x a day for more than a month already. I have chosen to try this because it had garnered a lot of raves from acne prone skin people all over the world and also LUSH is part of the cruelty-free brands available locally.

Here's a close up look of the label so you can see the description of the product, ingredients and the price.

PRICE: P395 per 100g.
ACTIVE INGREDIENTS: Calamine and Chamomile

I had mine cut into smaller pieces (about 2-3 inches cube) at the store so that I can keep them fresh a lot longer and to prevent them from melting all at once. The SA at SM NORTH was so nice because she even wrapped them individually with paper :)


- It helped in calming my skin. My breakouts was also lessened -- I believed this because I don't have any acne treatment on my skin care regimen now.

- I liked the scent of calamine and chamomile. It makes me feel like I am putting some good quality natural stuff on my face which won't aggravate my skin condition haha ^_^

- This lathers really well. It's not bubbly/foamy like regular cleansers but at least it lathers enough for me to feel like I am cleaning my skin. I am not a fan of cleansers like Cetaphil because it doesn't lather at all.

- You can use everything up to the last melted soap to clean your face. I just scrape the container clean with my fingers :)

- Great for traveling. You won't need to worry about spilling anything on your bag because this is a solid soap.

- This product is 100% cruelty-free!


- It melts so fast! You really need to place this in a dry cool place because it melts quite easily. A small piece of soap can last me 2-3 weeks depending on how I store my used soap.

- This made my skin a lot drier. Now, I have oily skin and my face feels taut right after washing my face. I can't imagine people with dry skin using this.

- This is unhygienic. I prefer soaps in liquid form because I hate the idea of dipping my fingers and contaminating the rest of the product.

- I think it's a little pricey for some people especially if you're not used to buying higher end brands of skin care products.


It works great on oily, acne prone and sensitive skin. I just hope it doesn't melt that easily.

WOULD I REPURCHASE? Maybe. I am the type of person who likes trying new stuff so I'll probably buy something different once I used this up. I only have 2 more cubes and I'm done.

What's your favorite LUSH product? Do share them with me so I can check them out. I am definitely gonna try their other stuffs :)

Thank you for dropping by!


Janet said...

Wow this seems like a nice product but calamine doesn't work for my skin T____T I love LUSH products because the smell is nice and its organic ^_~

Crystal Gale said...

Hi Janet! What's your fave Lush product? Yeah, i like the scents :)

Mishelles Sleepy Time said...

This sounds really nice :)
New follower here!

Crystal Gale said...

Hi mishelle! Thank you :)

Jemimah Reyes said...

I love Lush! I currently use their Angels on Bare Skin, so far I have no complaints, but then again, its only my 2nd week! When I run out out of it, I will definitely give this a try! xx

I'm a new follower by the way. Hope you can follow me back too!


Crystal Gale said...

Hi Jem! Thank you for following my blog and also for suggesting Angels on Bare Skin. I haven't heard about that so I'll check that out too :)