Sunday, December 6, 2009

Lush Grease Lightning Review

I recently purchased Lush's Grease Lightning as part of my Thanksgiving haul.

This product is a spot treatment for acne and its main ingredients are tea tree, witch hazel and aloe vera.

  • Tea tree is anti-bacterial and anti-fungal, and is routinely used as an alternative to benzoyl peroxide. 
  • Witch hazel promotes blood circulation and thus acts as an anti-inflammatory agent. 
  • Aloe vera (which can also be taken orally for acne) helps accelerate healing because it provides skin with the "scaffolding" needed to repair itself quickly.

I use this after a nightly cleansing routine which consists removing my makeup, cleansing with a salicylic acid-based product, and then applying this to my problem areas.

The product comes out as a clear gel and has the pleasant smell of tea tree oil. It goes on clear and has a slight tightning effect on the skin. I love that the next morning, my skin isn't flaky dry. Big plus over BP!

So far I've loved using this product for moderate and recovering acne. I can't judge how effective it is for really severe acne since I haven't had terrible skin issues lately. Its a great preventative as well as treatment product and can be used daily because it isn't overly drying.

To my surprise, there are a few other superstar ingredients in this bad boy, including sea water, rosemary, thyme, lavender, and grape juice. All of these things are great for the skin, especially sea water. I once heard a model say that her secret to flawless skin was swimming in the ocean!

I think this product is lovely to use, and the shelf life is 1 year! I just can't comment on whether it would work on severe acne, but for the occasional spot, this is a great all-natural alternative to benzoyl peroxide.

Have you tried Grease Lightning? If not, what is your go-to product for zapping spots?


Divija Reddy said...

hi, heard people raving abt this...glad it worked:)

i wud luv to see the consistency of the product. I know it sounds gross, but wud really appreciate that :) thnq for the post, hun..

Charlotte said...

Hi hun :)
I nominated you for an award.

amynaree said...

nice review, i love lush products!

Gennny_fromtheblock said...

hey !! =)
i have a blog sale going on, feel free to visit!! thanks hun =)

Palak said...

kewl buh I already have my HG !!
so I wont be getting these buh this sounds good !
great review
thanks :)

Ashwini said...

@Divija: my camera wasn't capturing the consistency right, but its basically the consistency of clear hair gel. Hope that helps!

@Charlotte: thank you sweetie!! I'll post about it soon!

@Amynaree: I'm glad you loved it. I love Lush now.

@lipstick cherry: Will visit! Thanks for having a giveaway. :)

@Streetsmartjunkie: Ooh do tell! What's your HG exfoliator??

Ashwini said...

@Streetsmartjunkie: whoops got that last comment confused with Dark Angels hehe. What's your HG spot treatment I mean?

Divija Reddy said...

CBB, thanq for the prompt reply. That really helped, of course!

Hey, dont mind palak and far as I know, HG stands for holy grail :) this is my knowledge :) thnq cbb

Mz. More said...

Thank you so much for these reviews hon. You convinced me to make my first lush haul! yay! You can see what I picked up in my most recent post. Thanks again :)

Anonymous said...

I love Grease Lightning!!

Dreams That Glitter xoxo said...

Grease lightning is amazing, it was invented by my friend from my Lushcious days :)


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