Lush - Sugar Scrub

This is truly one of my favorite products from Lush. When I'm done with this one, I think I'm going to buy 20 of them, that's how much I love love looove it! Here's why.

I have some kerastosis pilaris on the back of my upper arms and legs. I really, really hate this, but there's nothing you can do about it. You can change how it looks, though. When I do nothing about it, the red spots get really dry, red and flaky. Not a pretty sight. However, exfoliating and hydrating the skin makes it look less aggressive. I have tried a billion scrubs and hydating crèmes, but never found something that really worked. And when I say I tried everything, I mean everything! Even expensive prescription soaps, lotions, ointments, ... You name it! Until I used this scrub. It makes my skin super soft and takes away a lot of the redness. My skin just looks way healthier and normal. With the right bodylotion or butter, you can hardly tell it's there.

This product mainly contains fennel, ginger, lavender oil and sugar. Lavender is probably responsible to counter the redness of my skin in some areas. The main goal of this scrub is to battle cellulite, and that's exactly why I bought it. I can't really tell the difference though, but I also wasn't expecting so. I don't believe in anti-cellulite products. However, fennel and ginger are known to stimulate blood circulation, and that's exactly what's needed to tackle cellulite! So I guess it must be helping a little bit? Anyway, it smells pretty good. Not the best scent ever, but it's fresh.

Another thing about it, is its structure. It's a hard ball of sugar basically, which makes it ideal to scrub with, in theory. However, I read some stories about it falling apart in the shower. To prevent this, I crumbled it up into little pieces (with a hammer, haha) and stored these in a Tupperware box in the bathroom. This way, I can use it 10 times more than when I use the entire ball to scrub. Thank you Makeupalley! (;

- helps kerastosis pilaris
- ingredients stimulate blood circulation
- smells okay
- when broken into pieces, it lasts a long time
- price (5 euros)
- vegan

- rough scrub, better use this gently
- falls apart quickly when used in the shower

Obviously, I'm a big fan of this scrub, mainly for my skin condition. So if you suffer from it too, try it! I'm not guaranteeing it'll work for you, but it's worth the shot.

Hope that helped!
Michelle xo


  1. Dit is interessant! Veel mensen hebben daar last van, dus ik ben benieuwd of het voor mij ook helpt.

  2. I love Lush, when I first took my Bf in there he thought it was a sweet shop because it smelt so good haha!!
    I never know what to get when I go in because there is loads of choice so reviews like this are so helpful!! Thanks!!

    Love J.

  3. Everytime I make a lush order, sugar scrub is on the list. Is one of my favorite lush products next to Marylin hair treatment... It makes your skin soo smooth and soft. I do believe it makes cellulite less noticeable because even stretch marks seems to disappear! And the scent is my favorite!