Skincare for the Summers from Lush

Summer is here - quite uninvited, but here nevertheless - and these are my favorites for the summer from Lush.  I have oily-combination skin - and the products I list would mostly be the ones suitable for my kind of skin.

Fresh Farmacy Cleanser

With goodness of chamomile and calamine for the acne-prone skin, Fresh Farmacy bar removes all the excess oil and leaves the skin clean.  It is perfect for oily/combination/sensitive skins.  I find this a tad drying for the winters, but for the summers - MUST BUY.  Be careful with the storage - as with all Lush soaps - do not leave standing in water.  Cost:  Rs. 570/100 g ($9.75/3.5 oz)

fresh farmacy cleanser soap face review
Lush Fresh Farmacy Cleanser
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Lush Toners/Waters

Having acne prone skin, I personally prefer using the Tea Tree Water, though Breath of Fresh Air is also quite good.  I would recommend Eau Roma Water for anyone with a more dry skin or if you are spending long hours in the AC to escape from the summer heat.  Store the toners in the fridge and just spritz on whenever you feel the heat is getting just a little too much :)

Cost: Breath of Fresh Air - Rs. 750/250 g and Rs. 410/100 g
Tea Tree Water - Rs. 640/250 g and Rs. 410/100 g
Eau Roma Water - Rs. 790/250 g and Rs. 410/100 g
(All cost $19.95/8.4 fl oz in the US)
 
Lush Toner Water Breath of Fresh Air Eau Roma Tea Tree review
Lush Toners:  Eau Roma Water, Tea Tree Water, Breath of Fresh Air

Moisturizer (Face) - Vanishing Cream

I have not bought a full size tub of this (only used a sampler size) - and from what I can say from a week's use - it is as amazing as Lush claims.  Is just the perfect lightness needed for the oily skins but does moisturize without leaving any of the pesky dry spots that the combination skin types might be prone to.  It has a strong tea-tree smell, which is not a issue with me, but do smell it before you buy.  Cost: Rs. 2490/45 g ($39.95/1.5 oz)

lush vanishing cream moisturizer review oily skin
Lush Vanishing Cream Moisturizer
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Face Mask - Mask of Magnaminty

Minty green mask from Lush.  With clay and lentils to soak up the excess oils and clean up the skin and refreshing mint, this mask is the perfect mask for the summers.  I thought it would dry up my skin a lot (don't ask me why, I just thought so), but it does not.  It's not a smooth mask, is a bit grainy, so do not try to apply a very thin layer - bits tend to drop all over the place and make a mess.  A slightly thick layer of the mask (straight out of the fridge), and lie down and relax for about 15 minutes.  Scrub lightly while washing off the mask - and you will forget all about the crowded bus ride home (well not forget, but this will make you feel clean).  Cost:  Rs. 440/125 g and Rs. 900/315 g. ($22.95/11.1 oz and 11.95/4.4 oz)

Lush Face Mask of Magnaminty Green Oily Skin Reviews
Lush Mask of Magnaminty

Dark Angels cleanser

Not really a mask, but it works great as a scrub-mask for the summers.  Apply a thin paste of this coal-black cleanser on clean skin.  Leave it to dry - will take about a 2-3 minutes (which is why I said THIN paste).  Scrub very gently while washing off .  This the most oil-absorbing product I have used - in fact, I won't even use it unless my skin is getting oily - I feel it just soaks up every bit of oil in my skin.  Perfect for those with truly oily skins.  Just make sure you scrub very gently, and if you have any acne on your face, even the healing ones, don't scrub.  Scrubbing causes skin irritation and delays healing.  Cost:  Rs. 700/100 g ($10.95/3.5 oz)

Lush Dark Angels Face Scrub cleanser Black Oily Skin Dark Young
Lush Dark Angels Scrub Cleanser

Moisturizer (body) - Dream Cream

This is my absolute favorite moisturizer.  The only one I used, till I got a small tub of Charity Pot in a Lush goody bag.  Dream Cream is a light yet very effective moisturizer - made for the sensitive skins, so there is hardly any added fragrance to mask the smell of what I think is tea tree oil.  Charity Pot is a bit heavier moisturizer - though suitable for all skins, dry skins might find this perfect.  It smells of chocolate and comes with the moisturizing goodness of almonds.  Plus 100% of the proceeds go to charity, so you do a good deed too :)
Cost:  Dream Cream - Rs. 1310/240 g ($5/1.7 oz and $21.95/7.9 oz)
Charity Pot - Rs. 990/240 g (25.95/8.4 oz and $5/1.6 oz)

Lush Charity Pot Dream Cream Hand Body Lotion Moisturizer Sensitive Skin Eczema
Lush Dream Cream Lotion Moisturizer and Lush Charity Pot Hand and Body Lotion

I know I have not listed any day-time moisturizer with sunscreen because I have not tried the ones from Lush (not even a sampler), so I would not know what to recommend.

What are your favorite products for the summers?

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