Admittedly I’ve had a great run with my skin. Because it’s naturally dry, I hardly ever have break outs. On the odd occasion I do, it’ll be one or two tiny pimples with a narrow sea of red surrounding them. While living in warm and sunny Perth, my dry skin was ridiculously low maintenance. But since moving to Melbourne’s chillier climate, it’s copped a beating. I’m talking dry, flakey texture, clutters of pimples and red blotches that spread across my cheeks and chin to make it look like some kind of alternative beard. Safe to say, it’s been a nightmare.
The obvious solution is to slap on some moisturiser, so I have. I started out with Simple Hydrating Light Moisturiser because it’s not heavy and balmy. Even though I’d only be applying light layers of it, it was enough to cause a break out. That’s the problem with my skin: it’s temperamental. You do nothing and it dries out. You do something and it freaks out.
Eager to find a solution, I headed to LUSH for something a tad more formulated to my concerns. Ultimately I was weighing up between three choices:
- Celestial: Purposely designed to help dry, troubled skin
- Vanishing Cream: Perfect for wear underneath make up. Because it’s been so hard to nail my make up routine with my blemished and scaly skin, I was definitely considering this as my solution, although I was worried that it’s matte finish would make my skin look even more drier
- Imperialis: Was a part of my initial online research, but the LUSH skin guru recommended it because it’s ideal for restoring and balancing skin
In the end, I treated myself to Celestial and have not regretted it! I was a tad skeptical in regards to the price and size, as it’s $29.95 for a pot of 45g. I was also worried that I’d race through it and have to replace it every fortnight. But I’ve hardly made a dent in it after my first few uses. It spreads so easily and has such great coverage. Plus, its use of almond oil and fresh dove orchid extract has done wonders. Not only has it hydrated my skin (without going overboard), it’s soothed out all the red blemishes I was experiencing – result!