I have combination skin that tends to get dry in the winter months. If you decide to try this out, it is seasonal so only available for a very short time in the winter.
I am really surprised at how well this cleanser works. I had to get used to the application, which is to take a small bit of the rolled up product and add some water to make a paste in your palm. It has a grainy texture, which I assume exfoliates my skin, but it is very gentle.
I really like the smell; it smells like almond oil and brandy, which I think smells lovely. If you don't really like the smell, try it anyway because it doesn't stay after you rinse it off.
My skin has been amazing since I have used this product; it is normally dry in the winter, but it is actually glowing.
Get the salesperson at LUSH to show you how to use it. I get my face a bit damp before I put it on and it really exfoliates and hydrates your skin.
I loved this cleanser, I wish they made it available in all seasons.
This was a complete impulse purchase, spurred no doubt by the Holiday excitement, yummy smell and the fact that i was really-really hungry :) Unfortunately this is just one more product that i am hooked on and cant get easily year-round. Grrrr! I know that this being a seasonal item makes it a "IT" product right now but i really wish LUSH takes the hint already and makes it permanent offering (along with the Snow Fairy shower gel!)!
Most people compare this to Angels on Bare Skin and i will agree that they are definitively related but i think at best they may be cousins...The texture is similar of course but the Buche de Noel is definitively more gritty and smells so-so-so much better. Just like ABS this cleanser is kind of messy to use but practice helps so after a few tries i am becoming a pro. A pinch in the palm of my hand, mixed with a few drops of warm water is all it takes but make sure to apply it on each face area individually. Gentle massage is all my skin can take otherwise if i scrub too hard abrasions are sure to follow. I also love that it rinses easily and doesnt leave my skin red and blotchy like some of the other LUSH cleansers (Coal Face i am looking at you!).
The reason i love this so much is because it actually reminds me of another staple in my skin care cabinet - Dr.Hauschka's Cleansing Cream! Must be the almonds but LUSH obviously smells much better :)
This doesnt leave my skin dry but i think it might not be suitable for the very-dry skin types, it exfoliates nicely but doesnt replace a facial scrub so it can be used daily although i wouldnt recommend it 2x a day - just once is enough!
The only bad thing is that it makes me crave sweets every time...and i dont know how to bake..or cook..really...
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