Monday, 26 March 2012

Review: LUSH Grease Lightning

Grease Lightning (12.95/1.5 oz) is LUSH Cosmetics spot treatment. They say it is a super effective, zit-zapping spot treatment with an anti-bacterial mixture of thyme, tea tree and rosemary to dry, shrink and generally combat acne. It also has a ton of grape juice that is meant to act as a powerful cleanser. LUSH uses 500 green grapes in every batch, in fact.
This all sounds great in theory, right? In general, good quality spot treatments are pricey. For a mere 12.95, I just had to try this generous 45g bottle of acne fighting goodness.
My thoughts? It is not effective. Not even a little bit. This clear gel leaves a residue behind on your skin, which dries peely and flakey. I like spot treatments that go on clear and absorb into the skin without leaving any residue behind so that I can use them throughout the day alongside my makeup. With Grease Lightning, makeup cannot be worn simultaneously. Once I discovered this, I decided to use it as a night treatment for spots, but I noticed it didn't have any effect at all! I am usually a huge fan of LUSH products but this was a huge miss for me. I will stick to my other spot treatments, such as the Shiseido blemish clearing gel (which goes on clear and absorbs well) or pure tea tree oil. DDF also makes a nice acne spot treatment, although I find it to be over-priced.
Do you have any suggestions on effective and reasonably priced spot treatments?
--S

11 comments:

  1. wow it sounded so good from the start! Deffo gonna avoid now! :)

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    1. yes the write-up from LUSH makes it sound promising. I have chatted with other LUSHies who agree it is not a very effective product, but there are some who do say it worked for them. Everyone's skin is different- I would ask for a sample before buying it if I were you!

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  2. I completely agree with your review. I didn't find grease lightning effective at all!

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    1. it seems to be the trend right now! I wonder why they don't reformulate it?

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  3. I ordered this from the UK website. Still waiting for it, but now I'm not so excited pfff, let's see how it'll work on me.

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    1. make sure to do a blog post with your own review! it has to be working for some people or they wouldn't keep selling it :)

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    2. I closed my blog :) But I'll sure tell how it works on lush limited facebook page :)

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  4. completely agree, disappointing from Lush. I'll stick to my neat tea tree oil, bit of a waste of money this one.

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    1. it seems to be the trend right now! I wonder why they don't reformulate it?

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  5. Thanks for this review!! I was actually going to get this ~ the name sounds so cool, that's a disappointment that it doesn't work too well :(

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    1. Go into LUSH and ask for a sample of it before purchasing! Maybe it will work for you :)

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