LUSH Celestial Facial Moisturizer Review

Redness. Stinging. Irritation. Sound familiar? Having sensitive skin can be incredibly frustrating (even painful!), which is why we invented our most gentle moisturizer, Celestial. With its creamy cocoa butter base, Celestial effectively moisturizes without irritating ingredients like citrus oils or alcohol. We blend vanilla water, to help the skin retain its moisture, with hydrating almond milk and fresh dove orchid extract to keep delicate skin in soft, glowing condition. Celestial also doubles as a fantastically softening night cream for all skin types.

Ever since June I’ve been on medication that has made my skin extremely dry and sensitive. I needed a moisturizer that was able to actually help my face stay moisturized throughout the day. I find that the ones I were using would only work for the 1-2 hours after I applied it. When I came home from school or work, my face was back to being dry – or worse, flakey. However, my skin was also becoming sensitive due to the medication so things that didn’t seem to bother it before, seemed to suddenly start making me break out! I decided that I had to start using more natural products to see if it would make a difference.

The first thing I noticed when I opened the jar was the fact that the formula wasn’t as thick as I thought it would be. I was afraid that if the formula had a thinner consistency, it wouldn’t give me the moisture I need. I was wrong on that though! A little of this actually goes a long way. Be sure not to just plop a whole glob on your face ::^^::. If you have oily skin it will look very greasy on your face if you do this.

I think this moisturizer is best suited for people with dry skin. For people who have combination skin, it might be a bit greasy in the oilier areas. It does not absorb quickly so be sure to apply it earlier on when you’re getting ready to go out! If you put on primer and foundation it works well to provide a hydrated base for your skin. It mentions that it’ll work great as a night cream, which I agree. You don’t have to be as careful about how much you’re applying since you’re just going to sleep. It’s definitely thick enough to act as a night cream.

Overall I quite like the moisturizer, but the drawback is the longer wait for it to absorb. Also, the moisturizing effect doesn’t last me as long as I’d like, but that might be because of the medication I’m taking which dries up my oil glands. However, LUSH products are pretty natural, the girl helping me out said that their products contain less than 1% preservatives/additives. So if you’re looking for more natural skincare, you might want to give it a try.

As an aside LUSH offers a recycling award program. The container for this moisturizer is included in the program. Bring back 5 and you get a face mask for free!


Mini Update

I know the amount of entries have fallen really low for a couple months now and I’ll explain one of the biggest reasons for that in another post. For now though, it’ll be the usual excuse that everyone gives – I haven’t had the time. I was out almost everyday during summer either working or to be with others. Now that school has started again, I’m really trying to put in all my time into it. This year I’m really trying to do the best I can and I kind of have to because just looking at my schedule gives me anxiety.

That’s what my calendar looks like for the next three months. It doesn’t even include all the meetings I’m going to have with my groups for three of my classes, all the time we’re going to put into our ‘business’.. and work. To say I’m overwhelmed will be the understatement of the year. However, a part of me is also excited to see how I’ll deal with all this. I want to have that sense of accomplishment after this term is done because then I’ll know that I can do it if I just put in that effort. Not only in the sense that I finished up my assignments and projects, but also because three out of the four classes I’m taking this term have group presentations. It’s nerve-wracking to speak in front of a crowd – especially one that’s prepared to grill you with questions afterwards!

Just wanted to wish everyone good luck this fall term. Let’s work hard together to get through the rest of this year, yeah? ::^^::