One of my favorite products that I use every single day is Fresh Farmacy by LUSH.
Fresh Farmacy is a cleanser that I’ve been using every day for almost a year now. I switched up my skin care routine when my skin started acting up and I’ve stuck with this product ever since. It’s soothing and calming for sensitive skin, but also has ingredients that fight acne – which is why I love it! There are so many cleansers for acne out there that strip your skin, and end up causing more harm than good. The ads and commercials are so misleading to teenagers who aren’t really educated about ingredients and products. There’s a ton of brands that try to sell you on their special “acne” cleansers but don’t fall for it. They aren’t going to help your skin in the long run.
The main ingredient in this cleanser is calamine powder which is zinc oxide + a small amount of iron oxide. Calamine powder is known for relieving redness and calming the skin. Other ingredients include coconut oil, lavender oil, tea tree oil, chamomile blue oil, and glycerine. When you compare this cleanser to another acne cleanser – for example, Neutrogena Oil Free Acne Wash – you’ll actually be able to recognize the ingredients on the Lush one! A cleanser made for acne, with questionable and unrecognizable ingredients, will most likely strip your skin instead of repairing it.
Warning: People have complained of it being a little drying (which I don’t think it is), so make sure you have a good moisturizer on hand. You can read about my full skincare routine here.
I really appreciate Lush’s mission and message. For anyone suffering with sensitive/acne prone skin, try out this one!
If you’re having skin problems, remember – it’s temporary and normal. It’ll pass!