Review + Tips: LUSH Fresh Farmacy Cleanser

19 Sep

Happy weekend readers! I hope you’re up for another skincare review. This is an updated version. I really loved this cleanser 4 years ago. My skin got used to it so I took a break. Such a long break. πŸ˜… My skin was going through a crazy period again. I decided to give it another try. Let’s find out if it still works on my skin. 😊

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What is it:
Farmaceutical assistance for sensitive and troubled skin. Soothing calamine cleanser. Feel like you have the world’s most sensitive skin? Allow us to prescribe you a bar of Fresh Farmacy, our calamine-based cleansing bar. It contains chamomile extract to calm, rose and lavender to soothe dry patches and tea tree to clear up any blemishes.

Ingredients
Calamine Powder, Water, Chamomile Decoction, Elderflower Decoction, Rapeseed Oil, Glycerine, Coconut Oil, Sorbitol, Sodium Lauryl Sulfate, Sodium Stearate, Fragrance, Lavender Oil, Chamomile Blue Oil, Tea Tree Oil, Rose Absolute, Sodium Chloride, Sodium Hydroxide EDTA, Tetrasodium Etidronate, Limonene, Linalool

TIPS/NOTES:
Staff said: Some people experience initial breakouts when it’s their first time using this
When at the store: Ask the SA to cut it into squares/cubes. This soap melts easily.
Storage: Use a soap dish with holes to let the water drip out. Keep the rest in a dry container with top cover or plastic bag
Toner: Use a hydrating toner because this can give your skin tight feeling.
As spot treatment: Wet/moisten a cotton bud. Glide it on the soap and apply directly on blemishes

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Pros:
– Reasonably priced
– Always available in stores and online
– Dual function
– Paraben free
– Lathers well
– Easy to rinse
– Helps to smoothen skin
– Tones down the redness of blemishes
– Dried up/ripen some of my pimples after one use as cleanser & spot treatment
– Saw improvements for the whole face after one week

Cons:
– Melts easily
– Can be drying
– Has fragrance and 3 comedogenic ingredients (Coconut Oil, Sodium Lauryl Sulfate & Sodium Chloride) that can irritate others’ skin

Comedogenic ingredients has “tendency” to block pores accdg to a Reddit post. It will depend on your skin’s reaction. Some people are okay with them and others react differently.

I have a cleanser and spot treatment in one soap. 100 grams is Php395 ($8). I think it’s reasonably priced. We usually get 120 grams and that’s 495 pesos. We dont want the staff to have a hard time getting the exact weight.😊 You can tell them if you want 100 grams only.

This is an effective cleanser and spot treatment for me. It helps to minimize and dry up pimples quickly.😊 It doesnt matter if blemishes are big or small. Most of them are gone in as early as 3 days.☺️ I don’t frequently visit my derma’s clinic anymore to get them injected unlike before. This is the only cleanser that dries up my acne and improves/smoothens overall skin texture😊❀️ This would fit in the category if I could label any “holy grail” skincare product. πŸ‘―

What’s your favorite/current facial wash? Share them in the comments below. 😊

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25 Responses to “Review + Tips: LUSH Fresh Farmacy Cleanser”

  1. Naomi (@naomijr) September 19, 2015 at 1:03 pm #

    I have tried this quite awhile ago and it is fab for really oily skin but it did dry my skin out.

    • SuperDiana September 19, 2015 at 1:53 pm #

      I have extremely oily skin and it’s drying for me. I just support this with a hydrating toner and moisturizer. πŸ™‚

  2. lifeasaladybug September 19, 2015 at 3:28 pm #

    I used to work for Lush!
    I love Fresh Farmacy! If you want something similar that is a little less drying, try 9 to 5!
    Fresh Farmacy is like a soap for your face, so it is going to be like a squeaky clean feel!

    • SuperDiana September 19, 2015 at 3:36 pm #

      This is my favorite cleanser.❀️ Thanks, I’ll include that on my wish list.:) I still have a lot of products to try from Lush. @___@ πŸ‘―

  3. bmobshell drawer blog September 19, 2015 at 3:45 pm #

    I love this type of posts!! Especially that my skin expose to different irritants and then I have to use a special care while it’s sensitive then I go back to normal care when it’s fine!
    However, lush stores isn’t available nearby by I have to drive 3 hours to get things from them or order it online. Great post xx

    • SuperDiana September 19, 2015 at 11:38 pm #

      Same skin type. Sometimes we have switch routines. The store is a bit far from my place too so I stock up whenever go in. πŸ™‚

  4. aysha September 19, 2015 at 3:47 pm #

    nice review ..i have super sensitive acne prone skin I will be trying this out .
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    • SuperDiana September 19, 2015 at 3:57 pm #

      We have the same skin type.😱 Hope you’ll let us know what you think about this. πŸ™‚

  5. December September 19, 2015 at 3:49 pm #

    This is one of the first products I used from lush and I really liked it.

    • SuperDiana September 19, 2015 at 3:59 pm #

      It’s good to know that you liked this cleanser too. πŸ™‚

  6. Resa September 23, 2015 at 11:00 am #

    Nice review! Your recent product reviews from Lush will help me on my future purchase! πŸ˜€

    • SuperDiana September 23, 2015 at 11:08 am #

      Thanks. I’ve been watching a lot of Lush hauls lately and Im becoming obsessed πŸ˜…

  7. PAUSEstudio September 24, 2015 at 8:56 am #

    Love lush and love this post! ❀

    • SuperDiana September 24, 2015 at 9:56 am #

      I love Lush too. Everyone loves it. πŸ™‚

  8. anonymous May 7, 2016 at 2:40 pm #

    Hi pwede po ako bumili lang nito kahit 1 or 2 bar baka hindi po kasi effective kung 120 grams ko bibilhin sayang naman yung pera, thank you

    • anonymous May 7, 2016 at 3:08 pm #

      i mean tingi lang siya kasi incase na hindi ko siya mahiyang

      • SuperDiana May 8, 2016 at 1:18 pm #

        Hi, the minimum weight is 100g. I’m not sure if they give samples dito. You can try to ask them. Sa ibang bansa kasi they give a small chunk for those who want to try.

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