Lush Full of Grace Serum Bar

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Written by mixnmatch1   January 12, 2012  
 
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Lush Full of Grace Serum Bar

Summary

Brand
Size
20 g
Indicative Price
£7.95
Price per 100 ml/g
£39.75

Description

Don’t mistake this for a little pink massage bar; it’s actually a really clever facial lotion, with rose water to hydrate the skin and precious Amazonian butters to moisturise.
Full of Grace was developed for using in Lush Spas, during our Validation Facial treatment.
Their therapists wanted a Lush product that they could use when doing a facial massage. But it needed to be something really special that they could work into the skin, leaving it feeling beautiful and revived, without feeling heavy or oily.
So Helen came up with this clever little bar. She took fresh rose petals and infused them in water, then mixed that water with murumuru butter, cupuacu butter and almond oil. This gave her a rich emollient mix that would feed the face and leave it feeling supple.
But she didn’t stop there. She somehow also managed to work in some fresh portobello mushrooms, for their vitamins and antioxidants, and calamine powder because it is cooling on the skin and controls grease.
With ingredients like that, you’d think this bar couldn’t be better – but Lush then added a blend of essential oils chosen from the best oils they use across their skincare range. Chamomile blue, rose oil and tagetes all have a long history of use for calming and treating the skin.
This solid bar contains absolutely no preservatives. Meaning it is goes about its work gently with less chance of disturbing your skin's natural microflora.
You can use Full of Grace to moisturise your skin daily, to give yourself a facial massage and is perfect as a night cream. Also great for use before face masks.
Before Helen (Lush founder and product inventor) started invented this, she went out and bought loads of facial serums, to see what all the fuss is about. She found that many of them were nothing more than water and silicones. She felt we could make a serum that did just as good a job at leaving the face feel smooth and fed, but with all natural ingredients.
Helen says her skin is pretty good, because for the last 20 years she has used nothing but Ultrabland and Skin Drink on it. She thought nothing could be better, but has since started using this alongside those other two. It’s made her skin even better than it was before.

Directions

You can either stop there and it will act as a light but nourishing moisturiser – or you can apply a Fresh Face Mask. When you wash your mask off, you’ll be left with ultra softened skin

Ingredients

Murumuru Butter, Calamine Powder, Cupuacu Butter, Fresh Rose Petal Infusion, Organic Almond Oil, Perfume, Fresh Portobello Mushrooms, Chamomile Blue Oil, Rose Oil, Tagetes Oil, *Eugenol, *Geraniol, *Benzyl Benzoate, *Benzyl Cinnamate, *Citronellol, *Limonene, *Linalool, *Farnesol

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Full of grace ( am I a nice person now?)

To use this little serum bar you rub it in between your hands and the warmth of your hands melts it then massage it into my face before moisturiser or before a face mask
It leaves skin really soft and supple and smells divine it also works really well but doesn't last quite as long as I thought. I love the amount of good stuff in it but wish we could buy a bar twice the size but not double the price mine lasted just over a month( maybe I used it too much!!)

User Reviews

Strongest points
Nice smell absorbs quickly and easily no nasties
Weakest points
Didn't last as long as I thought
Summary
Loved this as it was easily absorbed worked wonders but didn't last as long as I hoped ( the product not the effects)
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A' Lushious' product

The most active ingredient being Fresh Portobello Mushrooms known for their antioxidant properties as these mushrooms contain Selenium which activates an antioxidant enzyme called glutathione peroxidase, which may help protect the body from cancer but maybe you have to eat the mushroom to get this benefit. Mushrooms also have the following vitamins; thiamine, riboflavin, niacin, biotin, and ascorbic acid vitamins A and C, B-vitamins and minerals including iron, selenium, potassium and phosphorus. I’m not sure how many of these are beneficial when used in facial serums as opposed to eating the mushroom but maybe they do seep into the skin through the pores, I don’t know.

Murumuru butter: - which is cold pressed from a seed from Brazil. Murumuru butter is rich in lauric, myristic and oleic acid and is odorless and tasteless. It keeps well at room temperature and does not go rancid like some oils and fats. Murumuru butter is a nourishing emollient and moisturizer which helps the skin recover to its natural moisture content and elasticity. So this is a lovely rich nourishing addition.

Calamine powder: - calms and tones stressed skin as many of us will remember being dosed in calamine lotion when we had chicken pox.

Cupuacu Butter: – is hard at room temperature hence being a good oil for this solid bar. It is a natural product that also comes from Brazil. It is very good at moisturizing and balancing the lipids in the outer layers of the skin. It has the capacity to hold and absorb moisture. This butter feels pleasant to touch and adds softness to the skin at the same time as improving the humidity and elasticity of the skin. It keeps well at room temperature for at last two years.

Fresh Rose Petal Infusion and rose oil: - obviously adds a lovely smell but also helps tender, dry, sensitive skin as roses have a cleansing, astringent, toning, moisture retaining, stimulating, antibacterial, healing and soothing effect. Rose infusion seems to also have a balancing effect on skin as well as softening and rejuvenating skin. Rose infusion is also good for treating acne, blackheads and other.

Organic almond oil:- friendly to sensitive skin as it is naturally hypo-allergenic and has a mild scent. Almond oil has oleic and linoleic essential fatty acids which are easily absorbed into the skin and help the skin absorb the high content of Vitamins E and F in almond oil. It is a great emollient which is good at healing skin irritations like dryness and itchiness. Almond oil is also good at boosting immunity boosting as the anti-hepatotoxic properties help protect the skin.I just love almond oil and use it when I do aromatherapy massages as it is so gentle and good for skin.

Chamomile Blue Oil:- Chamomile is known for its calming and healing qualities. In my view it smells a little odd but I couldn’t detect the smell in my bar luckily.

Tagetes oil: - I hadn’t heard of this so had to investigate what this was.
Apparently it comes from Africa originally and has spread across the world. It is known for its’ anti biotic, anti microbial, anti parasitic, anti septic, anti spasmodic, disinfectant, insecticide and sedative properties.’

Eugenol :- is clove oil which most of us know from dentists as it has local antiseptic and analgesic qualities.

Geraniol:- is a natural antioxidant and it has been suggested that it may help slow down the growth of tumours in cancer.

Benzyl Benzoate:- Not quite so natural as this is a chemical compound and is an active ingredient in the cure for scabies and sweet itch in horses!

Benzyl Cinnamate,: is an ester of benzyl alcohol and cinnamic acid and is there for its perfume and not really any other benefit but appears to be harmless when I was investigating.

Citronellol: -Again this appears to be for the perfume and is a naturally occurring ingredient derived from plants such as rose, geranium and lemongrass.

Farnesol:- is a natural substance in essential oils like rose and orange blossom, and is also in Lily of the valley it is said to smooth wrinkles and increase skin's elasticity, as well as reduce skin aging by helping regenerate of cells and promote regeneration of collagen.

Limonene: - is found in the essential oils of citrus fruits and many other plant species and has a pleasant orange scent.

Linalool: here once again for its scent and has been called the 'sweetness' of many oils the most usual of which is though it is found in many species of plants. Once again some studies have found it helps reduce cancer cells. This is interesting and I do hope that it is the case.

I was very happy to find that none of these ingredients appear to be nasty. Good for you Lush.

User Reviews

Strongest points
Wonderful. Everything is lovely but it is very small and in my view quite expensive. It is quite oily so you don’t need a lot but of course by warming it in your hands you lose some in your hands. Would I buy it again? Yes, it was perfect for travelling as it is safe take carry on the plane so no danger of it getting lost in the main luggage. A little goes a long way and I tended to use it only at night, and then I also used a moisturiser as I felt that the moisturiser trapped the goodness of the serum in. My face did feel nice and soft. I can’t say I noticed any wrinkles disappearing but I think that maybe I have left it too late apart from going under the knife and that is not an option for me.

Yes I loved it. It didn’t smell of mushrooms at all despite lots of mushrooms in it. It smells creamy, sweet and slightly of rose. The predominant smell is creamy buttery sweetness in my opinion.
Weakest points
The price and if you are somewhere very hot it melts very quickly so keep it in the fridge
Summary
I am very impressed with this little bar full of skin feeding goodness. I’ll just have to save up to get another. It did last me about a month so not too bad I suppose.
If you are somewhere hot it might be a good idea to keep it in the fridge as I found once we got to Las Vegas it was very soft and I used it far more quickly as it melted very speedily
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Different, but good

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Strongest points
Different and nice to use
Fine lines were visibly reduced
Lasted ages
Cheap!
Weakest points
None
Summary
A nice serum to use.
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smooth

To use this little serum bar you rub it in between your hands and the warmth of your hands melts it a little,i then massage it into my face before moisturiser.
It leaves skin really soft and supple.
A bit different to your normal standard serum,i liked it

User Reviews

Strongest points
easy to use
leaves face soft
Weakest points
none
Summary
A nice serum to use
Would you recommend this product?
Yes
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