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Skin Care Review: LUSH Karma Kream

by Wendy


Smells lovely, easy to apply, light weight, does not stain clothing, vegan

Too pricey for its value, greasy, does not retain moisture, unsafe preservatives

LUSH Karma Kream used to be one of my personal favourites because I like the smell of the product. It smells heavenly, like a delicate orange with a sweet, spicy and smokey undertone. The ingredients used in this product is not the most expensive and certainly not of the finest quality, therefore the product does not justify its high price. The emulsifier used is Stearic Acid which is inexpensive and does not contribute to the sheathing and moisture-barrier forming ability as emulsifiers of higher price and finer quality like cetearyl olivate & sorbitan olivate. From my experience of using this product, I love the smell of it, however, the product does not retain moisture and most of the time I find myself reapplying the product multiple times a day. The texture of the product is like a runny, oily liquid and it glides over the skin easily and is easy to apply. However, upon application it is quite greasy and does not absorb easily. Even I have dry skin, I still have to massage the product into my skin quite a bit. The product leaves a light, oily coating on the skin. In conclusion, this product does have some "goodies", as natural, plant-based oils and butters are used (cocoa butter and almond oil), however, the formulation of this product is neither smart nor strategic. The product should have used better emulsifiers to "lock-in" those "goodies". Moreover, the use of harsh, unsafe and environmental unfriendly preservatives like Methyparaben and Propylparaben is unacceptable. There are better alternatives available such as Ecocert approved ingredients benzyl alcohol & dehydroacetic acid. To conclude, there are better quality, more effective, safer and less expensive moisturisers available in most eco stores! Don't waste your money on this product if it's not the smell you're after!

If it's not the smell you're after, don't buy it!

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Where to find it
LUSH Store in Auckland CBD


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