7 February 2014

Skin Drink Facial Moisturiser

On paper, this facial moisturiser sounds like pure indulgence for the face; a rich creamy lotion made with avocados and sesame oil that leaves a light matte protective layer for those with a slightly drier complexion. However, in reality, it is not nearly as exciting or indulgent.

Skin Drink is one of the cheaper facial moisturisers available from Lush, although in perspective, I wouldn't say that many of Lush's products were all that cheap for those on a limited budget. With sesame, almond and evening primrose oils to moisturise, this product features key ingredients that have been carefully chosen to make this as moisturising as possible. It also contains Rose Oil and Aloe Vera, both of which dominate it's overall scent and give it light rose and orange fragrance. 

The first problem I found was the scent; Lush describe the moisturiser as having hydrating and soothing almond oil, Fair Trade organic sesame oil,  evening primrose oil and cocoa butter, which is boosted by fresh organic avocado and cooling aloe vera. It also contains sesame oil - 'a lovely nourishing oil that has quite a nutty scent, so we've added an infusion of fresh rose petals, rose absolute, and neroli essential oils.'

Despite loving all of those ingredients individually, this combination reminded me of rotten flowers; it really smells like a mixture of the sickly hum of fresh rose with the dry fragrant scent of mould. Then there's the underlying smell of sesame seeds, which taste amazing but remind me of the gloopy, pungent scent of tahini - something I cannot stand to eat by itself. I'm guessing I'm one of few people to have picked up this particular thread of scent as it's still a big seller amongst fans, and I've read so many positive reviews online.

Secondly, it's consistency is very thick and creamy, which would normally excite me as my dry skin is always keen to try out new ways to moisten and hydrate itself. However, Skin Drink is far too cloying; it's felt extremely heavy on my face and left it looking and feeling greasy. 

It's definitely a heavy duty moisturiser, and must be suited for people with extremely dry complexions, as it was far too rich for my skin and left me with blemishes and oily areas. This is definitely not a product I would buy again.

Quantitative Ingredients: Water, Fair Trade Organic Sesame Oil, Fresh Rose Petal Infusion, Fresh Avocado, Almond Oil, Propylene Glycol, Cocoa Butter, Stearic Acid, Cetearyl Alcohol, Aloe Vera Extract, Fair Trade Organic Aloe Vera Gel, Organic Evening Primrose Oil, Neroli Oil, Rose Absolute, Triethanolamine, *Geraniol, *Farnesol, *Limonene, *Linalool, *Citronellol, Methylparaben, Propylparaben.

Vegan?: Yes


  1. I seriously wish I would've read your review about SD before I bought it. Tahini is EXACTLY what I smelled, and it grossed me out putting it on my face. ><

  2. I like it, but I do have dry skin.

  3. I love this moisturiser, I have been using it for years. You only need a small amount and it is great for dry skin.

  4. My skin is super dry, especially in T zone. For half of a year, I was using Celestial and upon buying a third pot of it, I got asked by a fellow Lush shop assistant, who always helps me with my shopping, whether the moisturiser was enough to fight the dry spots above my nose. It was him who recommended me the Celestial and he somehow remembered me problem. It was oblivious on the first glance - as much as I love Celestial, it wasn't strong enough to solve my problem. After a bit of talking, I was recommended this oddly smelling beauty. I didn't like the smell, really, but decided to give it a shot. After testing it out, I found that this one is FINALLY the one to keep my dry spot moisturised for at least twelve hours, which is a big progress. After a bit uses and a rather suprising compliment on the smell coming from my boyfriend, I decided that this is my new favourite of the moisturisers offered by the brand. Oh, and btw, Jen, thanks for running this beautiful and useful blog- greetings and thanks from Czech Republic, Katerina