A super quick review for today on this new item from the fresh, handmade cosmetics authority! It’s the LUSH Putty For Your Hands ($8.95 USD / $8.95 CAD) and its an interesting hybrid between a soap and a lotion, to cleanse your hands while moisturizing them at the same time!
LUSH prides itself with packaging its products with as little materials (if any) as possible. This one comes wrapped in their recyclable paper that you would typically have your soaps wrapped in as well. I like to leave this one on a soap dish near the sink, because it doesn’t have too strong of a scent!
I’m a sucker for anything that has “cleansing” and “moisturizing” in the same sentence, because I love using hydrating washes (I hate that dry, tight feeling that my skin gets and sometimes I’m just too lazy to moisturize). This one caught my eye because it’s soap free- it contains no foaming agents so it’s much more gentle on sensitive skin (bonus!), and it uses tea tree and lavender to cleanse instead (which are natural antiseptic agents). It contains oats as well for a tiny bit of exfoliation, and calming oils to hydrate!
I’m really a fan of this soap, it’s so gentle! It might take a little getting used to because it doesn’t lather, but it’s similar to getting used to a sulfate-free shampoo or cleanser like Cetaphil. My skin feels so soft and smooth after, no tightness at all! Great for keeping by the kitchen sink for a little TLC post dishwashing. It smells a bit like their Buffy body butter to me, but its a very light scent and nothing overpowering. It can get a little slimy if it doesn’t have enough surface area exposed to dry, so I recommend chopping it up into smaller pieces and only keeping a few out at a time.
- Price: $8.95 USD / $8.95 CAD
- Availability: LUSH
- Overall: I like this fresh alternative to soap because it uses natural antiseptics to cleanse the skin while nourishing oils keep your skin smooth and hydrated. It has a nice, light scent and even though it feels weird at first (and may take some time getting used to lather-less cleansing), I really like it overall!
- Rating: A