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Dr. H's Cleansing Cream and Lush's facial cleansers....
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Mon Dec 28, 2015 3:39 pm      Reply with quote
....has anyone else noticed the similarities in their ingredients and forumations?

I'm a total newbie to Dr. H and I haven't purchased the cleansing cream yet. At this point, I probably won't, seeing as how simple the forumation is and how many awesome DIY recipes there are for it on this forum.

Ironic part is that I've always loved the Lush cleansers, particularly their most popular one- "Angels on Bare Skin". This is a good cleanser for me because I very rarely wear foundation make-up. If I wear make-up at all, it's some lipstick and subtle, natural-looking eyes. Occasionally I'll wear a little bit of Maybelline's Instant Age Rewind Eraser Dark Circles Treatment Concealer (aka "that newish sponge-y roller ball concealer") around my eyes or as an eye shadow base.

But otherwise I really dislike foundation/base. With very few exceptions (Pacifica serum foundation is the only one I can think of off-hand), I don't like the way they feel on my face. Never have. And I always tend to break out more if I wear a foundation for more than one day in a row. Always, always, ALWAYS. Doesn't matter if it's liquid, cream, tinted BB cream or mineral make-up (I have a loooong relationship with mineral make-up....while I love the way it makes me look, it always causes breakouts. Figures.) I've tried primers, I've tried anti-acne formulations....doesn't matter. They all cause me to break out if worn regularly. And with my very fair, freckled, Irish skin, most foundations (except for those mineral powders) look mask-like and sometimes even clownish on me. No matter how little I use or how I apply it.

ANYway. Sorry about the digression. So, my point is, since I don't wear base or foundation or long-wearing lipstick, etc., Lush's cleansers have always been perfect for me. I'll usually remove my eye make-up if I'm wearing any with some olive oil on a cotton pad, and once that's done I use my Lush "AoBS" as directed. (scoop out a bit into the palm of your hand, add some water to make a paste, and then gently cleanse your face with it.)

Also, since it's pricey, I've tinkered around with making my own version of Lush's "AoBS". I've finally perfected it, IMO, with a few tweaks that I think make it even better. I'll post those recipes over in the DIY/recipe forum if anyone is interested.

But anyhow, reading the Dr. Hausechka CC threads made me realize how close to Lush's cleansers it seems. And....I don't know if I have an actual question here, really, or if this is just a "Hey! *lightbulbmoment*" observation-type post. Laughing

I guess I can ask, has anyone esle noticed this similarity? Has anyone tried both? And if so, which did you think was better? And why? I'd love to hear any of those stories.

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Tue Dec 29, 2015 7:16 am      Reply with quote
Another fair, freckled, Irish skin gal here too. Now I’ve used Dr H cream, and didn’t see anything amazing from it, but do know that it was easier using that than it was to make my own cream cleanser. I did use one Lush product one time which was just terrible on my skin and I felt the need to wash and rinse about 100 times after. Never again. Whilst their ingreidents seem similar – they are lightyears apart. I know Lush make a big old song and dance out of their products being natural, but a lot of people who I know say that whilst they are natural – they are coupled with non-natural ingredients etc and some of their stuff is too harsh for the skin. I bought a salt scrub from them one time for my face – and my derm was horrified and advised me to chuck it right away and I must admit that I did on his advice alone. I used it a few times and it dried my dry skin out completely. One of my sons when he was a teenager bought something from them and also lived to regret it and threw it out and never went back to them.
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Fri Dec 02, 2016 1:59 am      Reply with quote
I like Dr. H's Cleansing Cream more
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