Creme Anglais was one of Lush's more expensive body lotions, back when the UK stores still stocked it as a regular product. Unfortunately, it was discontinued a while back, and I wonder whether or not the price had something to do with it. After making a fleeting visit in the Lush Kitchen recently, I was tempted to purchase a fresh tub and try it out for myself.
Lush claim that it's one of their most luxurious lotions ever, blending together sweet orange oil, almond oil, cocoa butter and saffron to produce a homely, sensuous vanilla body cream. It is this latter ingredient, saffron, that hikes the price up as it is the world's most expensive spice. So why include it in here then, you're surely wondering? Well, saffron is known for it's healing properties, possessing anticarcinogenic, and antioxidant benefits that strengthen and detoxify the skin.
Aside from the herb, this product also contains sweet almond and orange oil, both of which help to add to Creme Anglais' warmly fragrance, and more importantly, creating a deep moisturising lotion that eradicates dry and flaky skin. Vanilla oil intensifies the creamy scent of this lotion, and is known to calm and soothe irritated and sensitive skin.
The lotion is a gorgeous golden colour and the smell hits you immediately upon opening the tub, smelling of a mixture of vanilla and cocoa butter with just a hint of orange. Creme Anglais is a product that stays with you, permeating your skin and leaving it soft, supple and strongly scented. Anyone who's looking for a subtle-scented body lotion should not attempt to use this one as it does tend to stay with you for a couple of days!
Furthermore, it's quite a thin lotion, very similar in consistency to Coco Lotion but one that is slightly runnier and one that sinks into the skin very quickly and doesn't leave you feeling greasy at all. Despite it's warming, comforting aroma, this is one that would work well in the summer when you want something light and refreshing on your sun-kissed skin.
This body lotion is definitely worth it's price tag in the fact that it's super hydrating and very luxurious on the skin; you don't have to use a lot here as it's very moisturising, so it lasts longer than your average 225g tub of Lush lotion normally would. While I prefer both the sensual fragrance and the price tag of both Formulae Known As and Vanilla Dee-Lite, this is still luxurious body lotion that left my skin feeling really hydrated, moisturised and smelling beautiful.
Quantitative Ingredients: Almond Infusion, Saffron Infusion, Extra Virgin Coconut Oil, Fair Trade Organic Cocoa Butter, Fair Trade Shea Butter, Glycerine, Stearic Acid, Organic Almond Oil, Fair Trade Vanilla Absolute, Myrrh Resinoid, Sweet Orange Oil, Triethanolamine, Cetearyl Alcohol, Perfume, Eugenol, Limonene, Amyl Cinnamal, Benzyl Salicylate, Coumarin, Methylparaben, Propylparaben.
2015 Price: £29.50 for 250g.
Year Of Original Release:
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