Dampen your skin with warm water. Break off a piece of your cleanser, and mix with a little warm water to create a paste. Massage onto your face and body, rinse thoroughly and pat dry. Follow up with your favorite LUSH moisturizer, and enjoy your soft, smooth skin!
This product does not contain animal products of any kind.
This product does not contain animal products of any kind.
Herbal cleanser for troubled skin
Battling with oily, blemish-prone skin? Cleanse with Herbalism and experience the power of herbs. Its gently exfoliating, deep-cleansing base of kaolin clay and rice bran mops up excess oils, and a toning blend of rosemary, nettle and chamomile leaves skin feeling fresh, clean and calm. This gentle green giant contains chlorophyllin, which is extracted from alfalfa plants: it’s rich in nourishing vitamins and minerals, and helps to balance out your skin’s oil production. Say hello to clear, balanced skin!
- Oily skin no more! Use Herbalism all over your body for balanced, matte skin.
- Have a sensitive side? Oily skin can be sensitive, too! We’ve included rose absolute to soothe and calm as you cleanse.
- Best used fresh: Our cleanser rolls are preservative-free, so be sure to use it up by the best before date on your pot!
= 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) , Fragrance
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Q:I'm thinking about buying this product because of the specifications and how much reviewers liked it. My main question is, can I use this in conjunction with other products like Coal Face? I know they're both cleansers, but would it make sense to alternate, or just stick to one the whole time? Like, will the combination of Coal Face and Herbalism do more harm than good if they're both used on the same day (one in the morning, one at night).Asked on 11/21/2014 by Paul
A:I can see no reason why you wouldn't be able to use them in conjunction! In situations like this, it's always best to listen to your skin. If you're finding that it's making your skin too dry, you could always just stick to one!Answered on 11/25/2014 by Serena from LUSH Direct
A:I would alternate between herbalism and coalface. Herbalism might be better to use in the morning because it's gentler and will help soak up oil throughout the day, and coalface could be used at night for a deeper cleanse at the end of the day.
Sent from my iPhoneAnswered on 11/22/2014 by Anonymous
Q:So I've been using the Herbalism cleanser for a while now, and I'm wondering if anyone has travelled with it before? I'm flying out of state in January and only bringing a carry-on, and I'm wondering if I have to pack it as a liquid. I'm inclined to think I wouldn't have to, but has anyone had any experience with it?Asked on 11/20/2014 by Bree from Raleigh, NC
A:I would err on the side of caution and bring some in a 3.4 ounce container as the TSA requires small containers for all "liquids, aerosols, gels, creams and pastes" and I think Herbalism would be considered one of those!Answered on 11/26/2014 by Haley from LUSH Direct
Q:Does this have to be refrigerated?Asked on 11/12/2014 by Dana from Santa Clara
Sent from my iPhoneAnswered on 11/13/2014 by Anonymous
A:No, Herbalism does not need to be refrigerated, just make sure to use by the best before date!Answered on 11/14/2014 by Anonymous
A:No, you don't have to refrigerate it! And it should have a best buy date on it.
Sent from my iPhoneAnswered on 11/13/2014 by Anonymous
A:No. it doesn't need to be refrigerated. I keep it in my bathroom and the
largest available size lasts me about 3-4 months, as I use it everyday. It
never had any bed smell and I never had any bad reactions to it after
keeping it at room temperature.Answered on 11/12/2014 by Anonymous
Q:Does this help with acne scars?Asked on 10/27/2014 by Haley from Denver, CO
A:The ground almonds in the Herbalism Cleanser will exfoliate your skin and ultimately fade scars over time. Exfoliation increases the rate of skin cell regeneration.Answered on 11/6/2014 by Farinaz from LUSH Direct
Q:I use a full coverage liquid foundation every day. Most cleaners don't remove the makeup to well. How is this cleanser on removing foundation & makeup?Asked on 9/26/2014 by Nina from New York
A:This cleanser may remove some makeup, but is more so recommended for people who experience oily, acne-prone skin. If you are looking for a cleanser that is good to use as a makeup remover, I would recommend Ultrabland. The essential oils, honey and beeswax is what makes Ultrabland great for removing any makeup or residue that is built up throughout the day.Answered on 9/27/2014 by Anonymous
Q:does it help your oily skin throughout the day?Asked on 7/20/2014 by newbie
A:Yes, this is perfect for oily skin and leaves your skin feeling matte!Answered on 9/25/2014 by Anonymous
A:It certainly does. My skin is super oily so I use morning and night and it keep my face in perfect balance.Answered on 8/5/2014 by Michaela from Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Q:I've started using Herbalism and it has been rapidly clearing my skin since. I wanted to know if long term users had experienced a reduction in hyperpigmentation as well? As my skin cleared of actual acne I realized a lot of whats left on my skin is dark spots left from previous acne and I am not sure whether to continue use of this product or not.Asked on 6/26/2014 by A Curious Lass from United States
A:Exfoliating is a great way to help fade dark spots, as it allows skin cells to regenerate and push to the surface. Herbalism is a great exfoliant, so you should see results over time with regular use.Answered on 9/25/2014 by Melissa S from LUSH Direct
A:I found that it helped lighten those spots within the course of 3-6 months.
I also paired this with the Tea Tree Water toner and and the Vanishing
Cream moisturizer (tee tree is amazing for skin discoloration so that
probably helped a lot as well.)Answered on 6/26/2014 by onigirimelon from Minneapolis, MN
Q:How does this product compare with Fresh Farmacy?
I am 16 with very oily and sensitive skin and am very prone to blemishes and acne. I wish to even my complexion, calm the acne and oils, and get rid of the blotchy blemishes. which product would work better?Asked on 6/22/2014 by Mariana from Seattle, WA
A:Fresh Farmacy is geared more towards those with sensitive, acne-prone skin so if you consider your skin quite sensitive it might be a better choice for you. Herbalism is a little bit more intense, as it will also work to exfoliate the skin in addition to cleansing it. Both are fantastic in fighting acne.Answered on 9/25/2014 by Melissa S from LUSH Direct
A:Honestly, I think that fresh pharmacy might work better to calm to oils and
balance out your skin. But exfoliating is a big part of a skin routine to
get some of the oil out of your pores and scrub off dead skin cells. I
would say that you should buy some of the herbalism (not a lot if you can
go into a physical store) and use the fresh pharmacy most of the time but
use the herbalism one or two times a week just to keep your pores extra
clean. Hope I helped!Answered on 6/24/2014 by Anonymous
Q:I have back acne, does this product work on body acne?Asked on 5/27/2014 by keke from alexandria, va
A:Herbalism is a face and body cleanser great for acne prone skin. Give it a try and see if it works for you!Answered on 9/8/2014 by Anonymous
A:Yes this stuff works great on the back. I get breakouts on my back mostly in the winter months, but I've been continuing to use Herbalism well into the summer so far. I started using it in February, and it immediately started working its magic on my back, and even chest. Now I don't feel like I constantly have to cover up my chest and back with clothes because my skin looks so great!Answered on 6/13/2014 by Brigida from Reno, NV
A:Hi Keke!! I noticed it controlled my pimples, and reduced the ones I had on my face during mother nature month... :0) been using the cleanser for 2 weeks now, and noticed it is gradually reducing my post acne marks. I know this doesn't answer your concern, but I hope it helped a little... & I think you should try herbalism!! Good luck!! :0)Answered on 6/9/2014 by The smeller from Texas
Q:How many times per week should I use this product? Can I use it every other day, so it wouldn't dry my skin out too much ?Asked on 4/14/2014 by Gz from Manhattan, NY
A:I used it everyday. It won't dry your skin out because it has enough natural oils in it.
Sent from my iPhoneAnswered on 4/16/2014 by Anonymous
A:Our Herbalism cleanser can be uses as often or as sparingly as works for your skin! It is gentle enough to use daily, but I recommend doing whatever works for you!Answered on 4/15/2014 by Kayla from LUSH DIRECT
A:I use it everyday, and it shouldn't dry out your skinAnswered on 4/14/2014 by Anonymous
A:Herbalism is a very gentle exfoliant so it should not dry out your skin. It's safe to use once or twice a day!
-MaggieAnswered on 4/14/2014 by Anonymous
A:I have never experienced dryness with this cleanser. I used it twice a day
every day. The clays it contains can be slightly drying if you have dry
skin (I have oily combination skin, which this cleanser is recommended for)
but its nothing a good moisturizer can't fix. The herbs are also very
soothing, so it won't irritate your skin at all. In fact, I find my skin
to be smoother and more evenly toned immediately after using this product.
Best of luck!Answered on 4/14/2014 by Anonymous
Q:How long does it last?
I know the cleanser is best used fresh, but how long til it is "expired"? I want to know because I want to get it, but it seems you can only get 8.8 oz online, not the smaller amount anymore, and I don't want it to go bad before I finish it.Asked on 3/13/2014 by Bea
A:Our fresh cleaners, such as Herbalism have a shelf life of 3 months.Answered on 3/22/2014 by Kayla from LUSH DIRECT
Q:Can I use this with my clarisonic?Asked on 2/19/2014 by miranda from Florida
A:We would not recommend using Herbalism with any type of cleansing device as it has pieces of almonds and rice bran that might clog the device.Answered on 3/21/2014 by Kendra M from LUSH Direct
A:The Clarisonic in itself is harsh enough on skin so I do not suggest you to double that with this really harsh paste. Use your Clarisonic with something with moisture and more importantly, something lighter. Or you will completetly destroy the brush on your Clarisonic.Answered on 3/10/2014 by CiliaVictoria from Seattle, WA
Q:Does anyone happen to know if this cleanser is non-comedogenic?Asked on 1/27/2014 by asdfghjkl
A:Non-comedogenic is a term that many cosmetic companies use to describe skincare products that don't use ingredients that will clog the pores, and generally cater these products to those with acne-prone skin. Since there are no regulations or specifications as to what is considered non-comedogenic, any company with any product is welcome to claim the title. Herbalism doesn't include ingredients that will clog the pores, and in fact it does just the opposite! With a kaolin clay base, Herbalism will help to clean the pores by lifting out dirt and debris to reveal clear, healthy skin.Answered on 3/22/2014 by Melissa S from LUSH Direct
Q:is this product good for blackheads?Asked on 1/19/2014 by lexi.
A:I found that this product really helps at unclogging pores! Another good one to try in our Mask of Magnaminty!Answered on 3/21/2014 by Kayla from LUSH DIRECT
A:I feel your pain -- I have deeply-rooted blackheads on my nose that no
amount of pore strips or scrubs can get rid of. While I loved how soft my
skin felt after using Herbalism, it did not, unfortunately, get rid of my
blackheads. I also wasn't a fan of the fact that the product comes in such
a big tub but expires relatively quickly (compared to the small amount
you're supposed to use per wash). Usually I would simply recommend getting
the smaller size tub, but the unit price difference can be steep sometimes.
The ingredients in it are great, with the exception of the perfume
additives -- I have the kind of oily, acne-prone skin that's also
sensitive. I realized recently that I had to be better about purchasing
skincare products that ruthlessly punish my skin and instead go for gentler
products that aim to balance my skin's pH. Talc and perfume are the two
skincare ingredients I try to avoid now. Altogether, though, if you're
looking for a scrub gentle enough to use everyday, Herbalism is your go-to
product (I would recommend adding in pore strips, too, - Biore might be too
harsh, I've looked into Boscia and DIY strips as well - if you're looking
for something to really help with blackheads specifically).Answered on 1/19/2014 by Anonymous
A:my experience so far is that herbalism is good for overall skin health. it seems to brighten my skin! for blackheads I recommend let the good times roll, dark angels, and ocean salt. those are in gentle-to-strong order. good luck! (good lush!)Answered on 1/29/2014 by Anonymous
Q:has anyone used lush cleansers on the body? I have a few clogged pores on my chest and want to get rid of them!Asked on 1/15/2014 by ry from chicago
A:Lots of our customers use our facial cleansers on troubled areas of their bodies with good results. Because the face is one of the most sensitive areas on the body, anything specifically designed for it will be gentle enough for areas like the chest, neck, and back, too.Answered on 3/8/2014 by Kendra M from LUSH Direct
A:I use the cleansers on my face and body, because i do occasionally get clogged pores on my chest as well and my husband on his back. They work very well and i definitely recommend trying it if you haven't already although you may tend to go through them faster.Answered on 1/25/2014 by foxyroxy336 from Colorado Springs, Co
Q:I currently have skin that has a lot of zits on it, and I was wondering if this cleanser gets rid of zits/bumps/acne?
If it doesn't, could you point me in the right direction and suggest a LUSH cleanser that does?
Thanks!Asked on 12/8/2013 by Kingsley
A:Herbalism is fantastic for troubled skin, as it contains loads of antibacterial ingredients like rosemary, rice vinegar, and nettle. In addition, it contains ground almonds to provide gentle exfoliation. It works wonders on acne-prone skin!Answered on 1/31/2014 by Melissa S from LUSH Direct
A:Hi, this cleanser helped my skin a lot..I have
Very oily skin but combination skin in the winter.
Another cleanser that really works for me is 'let the
Good times roll'. I'd say if you're dealing with a lot
Of acne this cleanser would be good to try!
Hope this helps!
Sent from my iPhoneAnswered on 12/8/2013 by Anonymous
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!
Sent from my iPhoneAnswered on 11/3/2013 by Anonymous
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:The ground rice bran is very gentle on the skin so many people find that they are still able to use a separate exfoliating product once or twice per week. Really, it depend on your skin so we recommend paying close attention to your particular needs!Answered on 12/12/2013 by Melissa S from LUSH Direct
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