Buche de Noel is French for yule log – not the kind you throw on the fire though, the kind you eat (a log-shaped cake). Although ours is full of edible ingredients too, we recommend you use it to cleanse your skin. Once you do, ‘yule’ be wishing you could wash with it all year long! Our holiday cleanser is suitable for all skin types, with gently exfoliating ground almonds, softening almond oil, and nutrient-rich seaweed. Hydrating, softening and equally important, this cleanser smells stunning!
A gently exfoliating and nutrient-rich cleanser, suitable for all skin types.
A gift for your skin, to keep it soft and fresh the whole season through.
Ground almonds polish and brighten skin tone.
Let me just begin by saying I’m already not happy about being hooked on a face cleanser that’s limited edition. I’ve used Lush Angels on Bare Skin since I started using Lush products almost 3 years ago, so trying a new holiday version of AOBS seems fitting since we’re in the holiday season. The scent of Bûche de Noël is perfect and not the typical accords of spice, berries, or pine; imagine oatmeal with butter, vanilla, and fresh cranberries. I prefer to use Bûche de Noël as my second cleanser once my makeup is removed. I found it to be a gentle exfoliating cleanser and also skin softening (assuming because of the almond oil, glycerine, and cocoa butter).
As much as I love it I have to admit that it is a bit messy. This is something I’ve come to accept because after all it is a unique product and just as with Angels on Bare Skin (for combination skin), Herbalism (for oily skin), Aqua Marina (for sensitive skin), and Dark Angels (for oily skin and breakouts), it simply comes with the territory of having great products that aren’t made for bottle and typical use. You either love it or hate it, and for most that hate it we still use it because they’re so wonderful to the skin. Make sure your face is damp, take a pea-sized chunk and make it into a paste using warm water in your hand, than massage it into the skin. Make sure you rinse thoroughly. I noticed with Bûche de Noël I often had a few tiny grounds left on my face.
Thankfully I have to pass Lush on my ride to and from work every day because during the last visit, Bûche de Noël was sold out so I was given a sample. As soon as they’re stocked again I’ll be buying a full-sized pod.
Availability: Lush.com and Lush Cosmetics retail stores
Price: $12.95/ 3.5 oz.