Friday, September 30, 2011

Sympathy For The Skin by Lush

 Sympathy For The Skin is a body lotion with some interesting ingredients to soothe and soften skin. The main ingredient in this product is Mashed Bananas, now I know that sounds a little crazy but that is what Lush is known for isn't it? They really like to think outside the box and that is exactly what they did with this product. Bananas are great for softening the skin and making it pliable again. Next up Lush added a Vanilla Pod Infusion which helps skin retain moisture.  These are the two main ingredients that make Sympathy for the Skin what it is. The only lotion on the market that uses real fresh organic bananas. I first started using this product in Michigan during winter, and if you have every been there in the winter season you know just how dry it can be. I get these little dry bumpy spots and this literally cleared them up in one day. The only other product that has been able to do that for me is Eucerin and after awhile I get tired of that because well its boring. It also has a very interesting texture it is not all that thick and reminds me of a light yet creamy feeling. A lot of reviewers on the Lush site swear by this and say that it has helped with their eczema or other dry skin conditions. I can really see that being possible for this product because it is packed with moisturizing ingredients. On first application it feels a bit greasy but quickly soaks into the skin and this feeling goes away. I really like it for using on my legs and arms to get rid of any dry bumps and if I put it on after a shower it lasts into the next day. You don't need to use all that much, it spreads wonderfully and you are really getting your moneys worth. I would not recommend this for skin types that are not dry, I think it may be too moisturizing and you might find it to be oily on the skin. As for the scent I can't really smell anything significant its more of an OK smell. Its not terrible but its not a high powered perfume scent either. My guess is that's what bananas smell like when they have been mashed and mixed with other lovely's.

Ingredients:  Vanilla Pod Infusion (Vanilla planifolia), Almond Oil (Prunus dulcis), Fair Trade Cocoa Butter (Theobroma cacao), Fresh Bananas (Musa paradisiaca), Stearic Acid, Glycerine, Triethanolamine, Sandalwood Oil (Santalum album), Lemon Oil (Citrus limonum), Labdanum Resinoid (Cistus labdanum), Cetearyl Alcohol, *Limonene, Perfume, Methylparaben, Propylparaben. *Occurs naturally in essential oils.

I'll keep using Sympathy For The Skin and probably buy another one when this one runs out. If your looking for a product to help your dry skin and you've tried everything else give Sympathy For The Skin a shot you might just be surprised how well Mashed Bananas work!


  1. I really love Lush products! I just found out about it and been loving their products.
    This looks nice I might try it if I see it in stores!


  2. This one is really nice make sure you smell it before you buy it!
    Nice blog too btw, I'll be following <3

  3. I will! And thanks for the follow! :)


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