I have been testing Lush Dream Cream for 2 months now so I thought it was high time for a review.
Lush market this cream to those with troubled skin. Chamomile and lavender are amongst the calming ingredients, however, for some Lavender can cause irritation. It’s designed to reduce redness and banish blotches. I have sensitive skin and always got those dreaded bumps at the backs of my arms (I haven’t got them anymore thanks to my lavender and oat scrub soap). I was interested to see if this cream would make the bumps return.
When I got this pot my sister tested it first. She smeared it right on her eczema which then started to sting. I have to point out that EVERYTHING we have tried on Eimear’s skin has lead to stinging (E45 being the worst culprit) but this didn’t bode well for Dream Cream.
For the first week or two I kept it on my nightstand and smothered my hands and feet it before bed. After a few days I noticed my feet were super soft, my faith began to be restored in this product. Next test was to cover myself in the cream after my bath. It didn’t cause any reaction and moisturised well. It also didn’t cause a return of the bumps (kp).
A few weeks ago I ran out of my lavender oat scrub bar and had used shower gel in the shower. Low and behold the lovely arm bumps returned. I saw this as a testing opportunity. I applied Dream Cream to the bumps before bed for the next few nights. The results? After 4 days of application there was no change.
The conclusions I have come to is that this cream
- is a good moisturiser, not a wow moisturiser
- smells mild but a little weird
- works great on my hands and feet
- doesn’t calm my kp (aka dreaded arm bumps)
- doesn’t cause a kp breakout
- makes my sisters eczema sting
- doesn’t interfere with false tan
- absorbs fast on my sensitive dry skin
I have read many reviews on this cream and many people love it. It has been recommended on mother baby websites, one mother said it was the only cream she could use on her babies highly sensitive skin. To come to think of it, if I had a baby I would much rather use Dream Cream on their sensitive skin that Johnson’s Baby Lotion (which contains the ingredient ‘pure evil’). Some people found it helped their kp, didn’t irritate their eczema etc. so it’s definitely worth a try. Maybe you could ask for a sample and try before you buy.
Everyones skin is different and what works for one won’t work for everyone but I am happy with this moisturiser at the moment.
It costs about €16.50 In Europe, £9.85 per pot in the UK and Northern Ireland, $24.95 in the US.
Have you tried this? What Lush products work/don’t work on your skin?