Beauty VIP of the Week: Lush 9 to 5 Cleanser

I am really bad about remembering to take off my makeup before bed but I’m trying to do a better job with it so I’ve been keeping this product on my nightstand to remind me to take care of business. It’s been working! I see this bottle, get up and go take off my makeup. This makes this Lush 9 to 5 Cleanser has been my new best friend at night so I’m naming it a Beauty VIP.

When I first encountered 9 to 5, the gal took a Sharpie and scribbled over her hand then let some 9 to 5 sit for a minute before she took a cotton ball to her hand. I was impressed. If it could power through that ink the way it did, it could more than handle multiple coats of mascara, eyeliner and eyeshadow. That was all I needed to see, I was sold so I picked up a small bottle to try it at home.

At home, I just put a bit on a cotton pad and press it on my eye for a little bit and let it work its way to through the products on my skin. It goes a good job of removing makeup, I can get every trace of liner and mascara off in a few swipes and the rest of my makeup in just one swipe. This may sound odd but I actually like seeing how dirty my cotton pad gets with 9 to 5, I like knowing my face is super clean.

9 to 5 feels really good on skin too, it soothes and calms it with almond oil and orchid extract so it is good for sensitive skin. It also has everlasting flower absolute so it tones skin as it cleans. On the nights that I’m too lazy to use my Clarisonic, this is all I’ve been using and my skin has been liking it without any reaction… and I have been using it a lot lately. I don’t need to follow up with moisturizer afterwards but if you have dry skin, you may need to.

All in all, I love this stuff. If you don’t mind oils in your makeup remover, give this a try or ask the fine folks at Lush for a sample, I think you’ll like it too. I’m upgrading a 8.5oz bottle next time I’m at Lush.

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