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!!)
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.
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
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