I love facial scrubs but I don’t want to pollute our waterways and kill fish with the microbeads that wash down the drains from most commercial scrubs anymore. So I was hoping Lush’s cleansing scrub called ‘Let The Good Times Roll’ would give me what I need without me being a fish murderer.
To be fair, the product isn’t marketed only as a scrub but rather it’s pushed as a ‘polishing cleanser’ so right up front it failed on the gritty content to scrub away dead skin cells. Thats not the product’s fault though. If it were being marketed only as a scrub then I’d say “oh it’s much more of a cleanser” but the container clearly states that it’s a cleanser, not a scrub. In the Lush shop, I had asked for a scrub though and was given this product. Perhaps that’s more of a sales assistant product knowledge or communication fail.
Lush’s website however discuss the product and call it a “cleansing scrub” and they say it will “polish and buff your skin”. In my book, that translates to being a scrub so while there aren’t any gritty contents to do a traditional skin scrub, it does actually do a fairly good job of doing a gentle scrub.
The degree of scrubbing (or polishing as Lush calls it) is very gently and mild. Perhaps thats a good thing for sensitive skin or skin that’s in need of some TLC. If you want a full on exfoliating scrub mix, this isn’t your best choice. If you want a mild scrubbing polish that gently exfoliates, then this may be a favourite for you.
I found my skin absolutely loved this product. I used it in the shower, mixed a tablespoon of it in the palm of my hand with some shower water to moisten it, and then massaged it over my face. My skin felt very smooth, very clean and fresh but without that awful tight and stripped feeling that some scrubs and cleansers can leave you with.
While I loved how the product left my skin feeling smooth, I don’t like the smell. It’s popcorn scent (popcorn? Why popcorn????) is sickly sweet and a little too childlike for me. I;’m your classic 50’s child who was raised on too much sugar and so I’m a total sweet and sugar addict but this scent is too sickly sweet even for me! The contents include popcorn as the final (and therefore smallest content percentage) so maybe the popcorn is the gritty content???
The other ingredients include Maize flour and corn oil, both of which are very gentle on the skin and wonderful anti-inflammatories and glycerine which is great for hydration. The product also contains perfume which I’d much prefer was omitted, especially for those of us with sensitive skin. I wonder though if the scent was added to help mask the less than gorgeous scent of some of the other products.
With the exception of the perfume, all the other ingredients are fairly kind to skin and all of them are natural rather than synthetic.
Would I buy it again? Yep, I probably would. I use my Clarisonic every day so that gives me a degree of mechanical exfoliation and I uses AHAs and BHAs every day too so that gives me chemical exfoliation. I therefore really don’t need a gritty scrub cleanser in truth so Lush’s Let The Good Times Roll Cleanser is a great compromise. I also can gently scrub my face now without feeling guilty about sending polluting chemicals and microbes through the drains to kill off the local marine life either. I’m not a fish murderer anymore!
I’d love to hear about your favourite face exfoliating scrub. Please comment below and let me know why you love your fav product.
Smiles and hugs,