An unexpected delight! This is a moisturizer intended for sensitive skin.
Well, I do have that, but I also have very dry cheeks and a blackhead-prone nose, an oily t-zone in general, and a chin that loves to get cystic on me. The skin no moisturizer can deal with!
I received this as a gift and set it aside awhile, not wanting to dip into it for fear of making my skin more prone to acne. But winter came and it's cold and windy here. My standby, Imperialis by LUSH, wasn't cutting it.
I decided to try out this vanilla milk and orchid cream. It's thick, rich, and creamy white. The smell is subtle but beautiful, not exactly foody and not quite floral. At $19.95 for 1.5 oz, it seems like a lot. But LUSH skincare goes a long way. A pot of moisturizer lasts me about nine months, and I use it on my neck, too.
I did not experience clogged pores from this cream, and it cleared up my redness, dryness, and seems to help heal my pimples that are on their way out. It leaves me smooth and nourished rather than oily or greasy feeling. Don't let the butters and oils in the ingredient list fool you! It's also marvelous for use around the eyes; it reduces redness and irritation from makeup or contacts.
If you have very oily skin I might say try it if nothing works for you, just go lightly or avoid the t-zone entirely. If you have sensitive combination skin that needs a little love during the cold months, definitely go for it! The packaging has a cute chalkboard-theme like LUSH's stores. Beware when travelling with this item...the pot may leak. They're great because all LUSH pots of creams, lotions etc. are stackable...nice! My skin has already vastly improved. A tip I use to get my cream to sink in? Spritz a little water or apply toner and dab the cream on while your face is still damp. Perfect!