Lush Skin Care Routine 

I think it is time I dedicated a little somethin’ somethin’ to skin care. After all, skin care makes up such a large portion of my every day routine. It is a constant. And considering how much I have harped on about makeup on Olive and Clo, I am baffled that I’m only getting to skin care now.

To start things off, I thought I would dedicate today’s post to all the skin care products I currently use from Lush Cosmetics. I do cycle through other brands (such as SK-II and Clinique) but Lush is the common denominator that has endured the test of time. And I can honestly say, my skin has never felt so responsive to any other brand.

9 to 5 Cleansing Lotion:

This cleansing milk, made with almond oil and fresh dove orchid extract, is as light as it is gentle. The oil and natural constituents in this lotion leaves my skin feeling baby smooth and moisturised.

In regards to Lush claiming that this product ‘removes all dirt and makeup’, I wholeheartedly disagree. I personally found this product useless in that department. In fact, it only works to smear my makeup around my face. Not the most attractive sight, I assure you.

To thoroughly remove my makeup, I typically either go in with a makeup wipe or my SK-II Facial Treatment Gentle Cleanser (my holy grail cleanser for a caked face) before proceeding with this Lush cleanser to inject some much needed moisture back into my skin.

Ocean Salt Face and Body Scrub:

This is my go to exfoliator. My go to lush product, period. I am obsessed with this stuff. And I cannot recommend this scrub enough. I will say however that I only ever use this product to exfoliate my face. At a price point of AUD $35.95 for 250 g – I am not about to lather it all over my body. That is a lot of surface area people! No, totally not about that life.

In terms of what this scrub promises – it 150% removes dead skin and any residue makeup, working just as well on damp skin as it does on dry.

The biggest qualm I have with this product has to do with the packaging. I find it so awkward to unscrew the lid, spoon out the granular product using my fingers, and then screw the lid back on. All whilst trying to minimise the amount of moisture (moist air from the hot, hot showers I have) touching the granular paste.

I mean, wouldn’t the excess moisture disrupt the integrity of the salts? Considering the main constituent of the scrub is a soluble? Oh man.. I am definitely overthinking this.

Bubble Gum Lip Scrub:

Ugh – again! The same issue with the Ocean Scrub applies here – but with the soluble now being sugar. Look, I am just going to park this matter for now. But I suppose this problem is less of a problem here. With the container being such a tiny size, I am able to maneuverer my hands in such a way that I can scoop out product and screw the lid back on instantaneously. Haha, feel free to be impressed.

Moving on. This is another holy grail product of mine from Lush. And it smells incredible. It is essentially made from two ingredients: Caster sugar and Organic Jojoba Oil. I personally don’t know how caster sugar can still be classified as a natural ingredient but regardless, the Bubble gum Lip Scrub is still an awesome product and delivers exactly what it promises.

Also, anyone else here think about the calories they are accidentally consuming whilst using this scrub? Or am I the only ridiculous person here?

Celestial Facial Moisturiser: 

I am obsessed with this product. No, my skin is obsessed with this product. Made from the simplest ingredients such as vanilla water, almond oil and almond milk, I am amazed at how incredible and hydrated my skin feels after a night of wearing this cream.

The Celestial Moisturiser is also one of the cheaper moisturisers Lush has to offer at AUD $29.95 for 45 g – this is literally unicorn water in a tub. I am a big, big fan. I cannot recommend this enough.

Dream Cream Hand and Body Lotion:

Okay, so I have a gripe with hand lotions being packaged in a tub like this. It is unhygienic people! Especially considering just how often I dip my fingers into this product on a day to day basis. I’m kind of squirming just thinking about it.

Moving right along, the Dream Cream is another affordable lotion from Lush. As its primary ingredient is oat milk, rose water, organic virgin olive oil and organic cocoa butter, this cream proves to be so smooth and conditioning. It is the perfect staple that I use after applying hand sanitiser or using hand wash.

There you have it folks, a summary of the skin care products that I have been using and absolutely loving. Thanks so much for reading and I hope you guys found this post somewhat informative and enjoyable.

These types of product reviews can get quit ‘info-dumpy’ – so please share your thoughts in the comments section below and feel free to leave me any recommendations that might help me with future review type posts.

Until next time. Stay safe.
Linda, xo



  1. March 27, 2017 / 1:29 am

    Love a good lip scrub! I’ve never tried Lush’s products. I’m scared because I have sensitive skin. Everyone raves about them though – makes me want to try it so bad

    • OliveandClo
      March 27, 2017 / 5:34 am

      I think they are definitely worth the try. Start with the small lip scrub and work your way from there.

      I love your blog Saydee! I need to get myself a NUME curling wand asap. xo

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