Dampen your face with warm water. Place a pea-sized chunk in the palm of your hand and add water to create a paste. Apply to your face using small, circular motions. Rinse thoroughly and pat dry. For rest results follow with the LUSH toner and moisturizer that best suit your skin type. Your cleanser will remain fresh for up to three months. Always check the expiration date on your product.
This product does not contain animal products of any kind.
This product does not contain animal products of any kind.
Herbal cleanser for oily and acne-prone skin
Herbalism is best suited to those who have tried everything under the sun to clear up their oily and blemish prone skin. Here's our fresh facial cleanser to convert you into a believer of the power of herbs! The blend of rosemary, nettle and chamomile help clear up problematic skin. Ground rice bran acts as an effective exfoliant, while kaolin clay deep cleanses pores. Use this cleanser in combination with Grease Lightning for clear, balanced skin.
- Oily skin no more! Herbalism is our most effective cleanser for oily faces.
- A perfect match: It pairs perfectly with Enzymion or Vanishing Cream facial moisturizers.
- Contains rice vinegar: Traditionally used to wash acne-prone skin and to brighten the complexion.
= Natural ingredients = Safe syntheticsGround Almonds (Prunus dulcis) , Kaolin , Glycerine , Chlorophyllin Water (Aqua) , Nettle, Rosemary, Rice Vinegar Extract (Urtica dioica, Rosmarinus officinalis) , Rice Bran (Oryza sativa) , Gardenia Extract (Gardenia jasminoides) , Rose Absolute (Rosa centifolia) , Chamomile Oil (Anthemis nobilis) , Sage Oil (Salvia sclarea) , Perfume
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Q:I have combination skin and my face rarely breaks out. I've been wanting to try this cleanser but I'm seeing it's mostly for only skin with serious breakouts. Is this a bad cleanser for my mostly clear skin?Asked on 12/2/2013 by Lindsey the Lush Lover from Columbus, MS
A:It wouldn't be a bad cleanser if you would like to keep your skin nice and clean from debris! Our products are good with all different types of skin so you can definitely use this product if you so choose.
If you are looking for another product more suited for combination skin, I would suggest that you try our Coalface cleanser bar. Inspired by the complexion bar in ‘Annie Hall’, we created Coal Face for combination to oily faces.Answered on 12/5/2013 by Anonymous
A:I have combination skin and use this cleanser daily. I was experiencing
mild breakouts when I decided to try Herbalism - they weren't bad and they
were easily covered by makeup, but I found them annoying. Herbalism has
cleared them up completely, plus it keeps my skin exfoliated. I'm not
certain that it has necessarily reduced the oiliness in my T-zone, but it
hasn't made it worse, and it doesn't dry out the dryer parts of my face
like my cheeks. I highly recommend the cleanser, but, if you're on the
fence, you might try the smaller size - it will last at least a month and
give you a good idea of whether to purchase the full size. Good luck! :)Answered on 12/3/2013 by Anonymous
A:No I would honestly say it's for all skin types. I have sensitive, oily and dry skin and I occasionally get a few blemishes. This cleanser is amazing and works perfectly for me. I used to have really bad breakouts in high school which left me with dark spots and this cleanser helped lighten them and also balance out my skin. It took about a week to see results and for my skin to get used to such a different cleanser but it is definitely my holy grail now. Hope this helps!
Sent from my iPhoneAnswered on 12/2/2013 by Mariah from Fort Worth, Tx
A:Herbalism is a great cleanser! It isn't only for breakouts, but it also smooths skin and brightens your complexion. I would definitely try herbalism! It worked wonderfully for me and you get past the smell
-MaggieAnswered on 12/2/2013 by Anonymous
Q:Is Herbalism good for combination skin?Asked on 11/3/2013 by BrendaBabyface
A:Herbalism can be used for those who have combination skin! The antibacterial blend of rosemary, nettle and chamomile help clear up problematic skin while ground rice bran acts as an effective exfoliant, while kaolin clay deep cleanses pores.Answered on 11/17/2013 by Anonymous
A:Yes, definitely! I am oily around my nose, forehead and eyelids but dry under my eyes, around my lips and on my checks and it has done miracles for my skin! So soft and I never have breakouts. I will forever use lush face products and herbalism is my holy grail!
Sent from my iPhoneAnswered on 11/3/2013 by Anonymous
A:I have combination skin and it works wonders for my skin. Love this product
:)Answered on 11/4/2013 by Anonymous
A:It helped my combination skin 100%. I will never use anything else!
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Q:This cleanser says that it has ground rice bran as an effective exfoliant, does that mean that I do not need to exfoliate my face during the week? Would it be too harsh to exfoliate separately?Asked on 9/28/2013 by KC from Arizona
A:It doesn't extremely exfoliate your face, so you can try another way to exfoliate, it just basically opens up your poresAnswered on 10/2/2013 by Belma Begzadic from Bowling Green, KY
Q:I have been using Herbalism for about a week, twice day and have noticed that my skin has broken out more since using it. I also started using Love Lettuce face mask twice a week. It's my first time using Lush products and I wanted to know if this is normal and how much longer I should try using it before I make a decision to keep using it or not.Asked on 8/31/2013 by Hannah
A:A full skin cycle is roughly three weeks so we generally recommend using new products for at least that amount of time before making any decisions. Especially for acne-prone skin, breakouts tend to get a little bit worse before they get better with new products simply because the skin is purging itself of impurities to reveal clearer, healthier skin!Answered on 10/28/2013 by Melissa S from LUSH Direct
A:It's clear that these two particular products aren't your perfect match. That's ok, everyone's skin is different, but don't lose faith! Go into a store and have a skincare consultation. They will give you samples and if those work you can go back and get the full size. I have loved LUSH forever and can tell you that it is AMAZING what they make. Best of luck!Answered on 9/26/2013 by Glitterella from The Great Northwest
Q:What's the difference between Herbalism and Dark Angels cleansers? They seem pretty similar...Asked on 8/30/2013 by anon
A:Dark Angels is our most heavy duty cleanser, and the ingredients work differently than those in Herbalism in a number of ways. It contains black sugar and charcoal to exfoliate and absorb excess oil, rhassoul mud to reach deep into the pores, and avocado oil to nourish, soften, and moisturize the skin.Answered on 10/28/2013 by Kendra M from LUSH Direct
A:For me, the primary difference between the two (other than their active
ingredients) is Herbalism uses ground almonds as the exfoliating
ingredient. It's far more gentle on sensitive skin than the sugar in Dark
Angels, which is why I prefer to use Herbalism on my face (I like to use
Dark Angels as a body scrub). Herbalism is gentle enough to use daily,
whereas Dark Angels is recommended for once or twice a week. As far as its
use on acne-prone skin, that will most likely be determined by your own
skin. While I love Dark Angels, I've had far more luck reducing my acne
using Herbalism, but other people have had the opposite experience.
Experimenting is really the best way to find out what will work for you.Answered on 8/30/2013 by Anonymous
A:I purchased both and Herbalism is more of a daily cleanser while dark angels I use every other night. Personally I feel as if dark angels provides a deeper overall exfoliating cleanse while herbalism is less harsh and more of a daily face wash.Answered on 8/30/2013 by Anonymous
Q:How often can I use this product in one day without it drying out my face and making it less likely for it to help with acne? My face get's oily at various times during the day and I like to wash my face several times throughout the day: once when I wake up, two times randomly in the middle of the day, and a fourth time at night before I go to bed. Will this product be harmful to my skin, or worsen my breakouts if I use it four times a day?Asked on 8/24/2013 by John
A:While Herbalism specifically wont be drying to the skin, you will likely find that any cleanser will be drying if you are using it four times per day. Instead, we would suggest choosing an effective cleanser that will help control oil production throughout the day so you only need to cleanse twice. Herbalism, having a clay base, should definitely do the trick for you!Answered on 10/9/2013 by Melissa S from LUSH Direct
A:It didn't dry my face out at all have you tried it yet because i actually thought it left my skin a bit moisturized. have used several cleansers that dried my skin out way more, have you tried the pharmacy cleanser?
Sent from my iPhoneAnswered on 8/24/2013 by Anonymous
Q:Can you use this product as a morning and night cleanser?Asked on 8/15/2013 by Taylor from United States
A:Yes, you can use Herbalism any time!Answered on 8/21/2013 by Megan from LUSH Direct
A:es, I use this as a morning and a night cleanser and I love it. It seems to keep my combination skin happy and healthy (clears up my adult acne and doesn't dry out my skin). I do follow up with my night/day moisturizer, but I think you would do that with any cleanser. My only caveat (morning and night) is to check your nostrils for any bright green herbalism that might have snuck in... yikes.Answered on 8/19/2013 by Teresa from Palm Desert, CA
A:Yes, I use this as a morning and a night cleanser and I love it. It seems to keep my combination skin happy and healthy (clears up my adult acne and doesn't dry out my skin). I do follow up with my night/day lotion, but I think you would do that with any cleanser. My only caveat (morning and night) is to check your nostrils for any bright green herbalism that might have snuck in... yikes.Answered on 8/15/2013 by Anonymous
A:Yes you can, it's very gentle and while it helps with drying oil, it's not
drying to your skin. However, if you wear makeup, you may want a makeup
remover to take that off before you wash up with Herbalism. (Also, since
Herbalism helps cut oil, even if you use a cheaper oily makeup remover,
Herbalism will keep it from leaving an oily residue on your face!)Answered on 8/15/2013 by Anonymous
A:I have been using it both morning and night. The exfoliation is gentle enough for my skin ( which is sensitive, combination skin) and not too drying.Answered on 8/15/2013 by Anonymous
Q:I've purchased this product along with Grease Lightning and the Tea Tree Water toner. In what order would I use these products? And if I was using a face mask; when would I put that on? Ex. Before Herbalism or after grease lightning. That sorta thing. Thanks ;)Asked on 7/10/2013 by Cant Wait ToTryDis
A:For this particular regime, we would recommend starting with your cleanser and use the Herbalism first. If you are using the mask, apply that next! Once it's rinsed off, you would use your toner water and Grease Lightning on the spots you need it on - really it's up to you which one you want to apply first. Follow up with your moisturizer and you're all set!Answered on 9/25/2013 by Anonymous
A:Hiya! I would start by getting all make-up off your face, Herbalism doesn't remove make-up. Then I'd use Herbalism, followed by the mask (if you are doing one that night), and then toner and finally Grease Lightening. Toners are best when used after your face is cleansed, same with masks. ;) Hope that helps! Enjoy!Answered on 7/19/2013 by Peaceful Erin from Portland, OR.
Q:I recently bought 100gr of herbalism, and it will expire at 3 months. can i freeze some of the herbalism so i can use it for a longer time ? (after ill finish the amount i have i will temper the one i put in the freezer)Asked on 7/10/2013 by lia
A:We recommend using the products fresh, as this is when they are most effective! We don't recommend freezing or using the products past the use by date for safety reasons.Answered on 9/20/2013 by Megan from LUSH Direct
Q:I am currently using Herbalism as my daily cleanser for about a week now. I am noticing now that I have used it, I am breaking out around my forehead and in the cheek region. I understand the purging processs, but I am afraid this product isn't going to work for me. I have very oily skin, and struggle to control breakouts. I also feel like I am applying it wrong to my face. Help?!Asked on 6/19/2013 by Abby
A:To use Herbalism, just take a pea-sized amount from the jar, create a paste with a bit of water, and massage it into your skin! It takes at least 2 weeks for the skin to complete a full cycle, and in some cases it can be as long as a month, so that's why we recommend using a product for a few weeks in order to give it a chance to prove itself. If you still find that your face is not reacting well to this cleanser, it may be a good idea to try a different one!Answered on 10/3/2013 by Brandy from LUSH
A:I hope you kept using it! The first week was horrible for me, I broke out everywhere. But as a previous Q&A states, this is because the cleanser is drawing out the impurities. Now, 3 weeks later, my skin is clearer than ever!Answered on 7/3/2013 by Ohioian from Mentor, OH
Q:Is this product safe to use while pregnant?Asked on 5/20/2013 by Ambular from SC
A:Generally speaking, our products are totally safe to use during pregnancy, but we always recommend checking with your physician, as they will know best what is appropriate for your specific needs. We post full ingredient listings for all of our products on our website, as well as on the product and in stores for your reference!Answered on 9/27/2013 by Melissa S from LUSH Direct
A:Generally, cosmetic product safety tests are not performed pregnant women or fetuses, so there is likely no official ruling. I would ask your physician about the specific ingredients in lush products. I have a feeling your doctor would prefer you use the natural ingredients so this might be perfect for you.Answered on 5/21/2013 by KM from Los Angeles, CA
Q:I have tried Ocean Salt, Mask of Magmaminty, and numerous products from other stores to clear my clogged pores. Is this finally the answer??? Don't get me wrong, Ocean Salt is amazingly brightening and Mask of Magnaminty has that great tingly feel and I love them both! But still I have little clogged pore bumps on my cheeks. Help?Asked on 4/19/2013 by Curious Miss from America the Beautiful
A:If Ocean Salt and Mask of Magnaminty didn't quite do the trick for you, Herbalism is a great choice! It contains ground almonds to gently exfoliate the skin, which can help to unclog pores, along with kaolin clay to draw out impurities and rosemary and nettle, which act as natural astringents and help to reduce the bacteria that causes blackheads and breakouts!Answered on 9/24/2013 by Brandy from LUSH
Q:I've been using Herbalism for over a week and I believe it made me breakout. Is this normal to happen to acne-prone skin? Is this just the product purging my skin? How long should I use Herbalism until I should switch to something else? (i.e. Fresh Pharmacy)Asked on 4/10/2013 by Taylor from Philadelphia
A:A full skin cycle is about three weeks so we definitely recommend using the product for at least that length of time to see full results. When switching cleansers it is normal to experience breakouts, as it is the skins way of purging the impurities to reveal clearer skin.Answered on 5/15/2013 by Melissa S from LUSH Direct
Q:I've been using this product for over a year and swear by it. My only problem is that when I order the larger container and use it once a day, I find that I still have half the product left when I hit the expiration date. Is it recommended to buy the large container and freeze half of the product to extend the shelf life? Or should I stick with the smaller containers?Asked on 1/18/2013 by GillyB from Portsmouth, NH
A:Because the shelf life is only 3 months we would suggest purchasing the amount that you feel you will use within that time frame. For some, perhaps those in a household with more than one person using the product, it makes more sense to purchase the larger size, but for one person the smaller size may be more appropriate depending on how often it is used. If you find that you still have product left over when it is close to its expiry date we recommend purchasing the smaller, as freezing the product will not extend its shelf life.Answered on 3/5/2013 by Melissa S from LUSH Direct
Q:I have this product and Ocean Salt. Should I use both, or only one? If both, which should I use first?Asked on 1/4/2013 by Anonymous
A:Both products are facial cleansers, so I wouldn't recommend using them at the same time, as one cleanser is usually enough! However, you can alternate them, and you might find that you prefer to use one in the morning and one at night!Answered on 3/7/2013 by Brandy from LUSH
Q:How often should I use this? Can it be used as a daily cleanser?Asked on 1/4/2013 by Anonymous
A:Depending on your skin type, you can definitely use Herbalism every day, whereas some find that it is best used only a couple of times per week. It is best to pay attention to how the product benefits your skin, and increase or decrease use as you see fit!Answered on 2/28/2013 by Melissa S from LUSH Direct
Q:Is it worth purchasing this product in the full size because it's shelf life is only 3 months? Or should i keep repurchasing the smaller container? My concern is i do not want to purchase the full size and not use it up before it expires.Asked on 1/3/2013 by Anonymous
A:Whether you purchase the large or small size is entirely dependent on how often, and how much product you are using. Because the shelf life is only 3 months we would suggest purchasing the amount that you feel you will use within that time frame. For some, perhaps those in a household with more than one person using the product, it makes more sense to purchase the larger size, but for one person the smaller size may be more appropriate depending on how often it is used.Answered on 2/28/2013 by Melissa S from LUSH Direct
Q:This is my first time using Herbalism. It's very new to me, as I'm used to using gel cleansers. Is it normal for it to be gritty after adding water? I felt like if I add too much water it would turn to runny liquid. Also, is it okay to use this with a Clarisonic? Thank you!Asked on 12/24/2012 by Anonymous
A:It is definitely normal for Herbalism to be gritty, as it is a clay-based cleanser that also has ground almonds and rice bran. Because of its grittier texture, it is probably not best to use it with a Clarisonic, as it is designed to exfoliate with the simple circular motion of the hands!Answered on 3/7/2013 by Melissa S from LUSH Direct
Q:I have been using this along with Grease Lightening about 6 weeks and I am breaking out in horrible painful cysts on my checks and jawline. I'm thinking that the texture is too rough for my skin and irritates me. How many times a week should this be used?Asked on 10/16/2012 by curlygurl from NJ
A:It sounds like you may have a sensitivity to this product, or that it might not be right for your skin. Please do not continue to use a product if you experience increased or worsened breakouts after a few uses. I might recommend giving us a call at 1-888-733-5874 or visiting your nearest LUSH for a consultation to find the best product for your skin.Answered on 11/2/2012 by Megan from LUSH
Q:Well, my face is in between oily and dry. I don't know what that's called. Mixed, I think? Well, my forehead, which has a LOT of acne on it, is the oiliest part of my face. Sometimes it's ok, just a lil oily, and then sometimes it's just so oily I get in the shower and start washing. I tried using Dark Angels, but it was too... strong, I guess is the word? It left my skin dry, and when my skin gets dry, it gets oily. Anyways, what I want to know is if this product is too strong for my skin?? Can I use it, or will it dry out my skin?Asked on 9/16/2012 by Kiara the Oily from New York, NY
A:My face is similar, parts are super super dry(around my nose) and some parts are very oily(I usually break out on my chin) and I thought this was a perfect cleanser, it moisterized the areas I needed it to very well, but it didn't leave my chin oily at all.Answered on 9/20/2012 by Allifaynorm from Houston, TX
A:Herbalism is a great product for acne-prone skin, as it works as a decongestant for your pores, helping to pull out dirt and oil and prevent acne while clearing up any excess acne. It shouldn't cause the skin to be overly dry, but in order to prevent excess dryness it is a good idea to follow up with a moisturizer afterwards.Answered on 11/2/2012 by Melissa S from LUSH Direct