After cleansing and toning your face, put a dab on your fingertip and pat gently onto clean, slightly damp skin. A little bit goes a long way. Re-apply as often as needed.
This product does not contain animal products of any kind.
This product does not contain animal products of any kind.
Perfectly balancing lavender cream
If you’re not sure which moisturizer is for you, we recommend starting here. Imperialis is a finely crafted moisturizer that works with most skin types to ease and soothe irritations. Made with lavender infusion to balance the skin's sebum production, the lavender encourages dry skin to produce more natural oils and discourages oily skin from overdoing it. Orange blossom water brightens up dull looking areas and leaves you smelling gorgeous all day long.
- Feel like your skin has a split personality? Balance oily T-zones with Imperialis.
- Say goodbye to slick: Thanks to its lightweight texture, Imperialis absorbs easily upon application.
- Refine visible pores: Tiger lily extract tightens the pores to keep dirt and oil out of blemish-prone skin.
= Natural ingredients = Safe syntheticsLavender Infusion (Lavendula hybrida) , Mullein Leaf Infusion (Verbascum thapsus) , Orange Blossom Water (Citrus dulcis) , Olive Oil (Olea europaea) , Stearic Acid , Shea Butter (Butyrospermum parkii) , Fair Trade Cocoa Butter (Theobroma cacao) , Glycerine , Cetearyl Alcohol , Orange Blossom Absolute (Citrus dulcis) , Tiger Lily Extract (Lilium candidum) , St. Johns Wort Extract (Hypericum perforatum) , Elderflower Extract (Sambucus nigra) , Sweet Violet Extract (Viola odorata) , Sunflower Petal Extract (Helianthus annuus) , Alkanett Extract (Alkanna tinctoria) , Triethanolamine , Methylparaben , Propylparaben
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Q:I have acne prone, sensitive combination skin. I tried a sample of vanishing cream from my local Lush shop and loved it. Just didn't love the price. Is Imperialis a good alternative to Vanishing Cream?Asked on 6/18/2014 by Emily
A:Imperialis is great for helping balance the skin and would definitely be a good alternative fo you to try.Answered on 9/12/2014 by Anonymous
Q:How long does this generally last for / is supposed to last for if used morning and night? Also how much should you be putting on your face?Asked on 6/10/2014 by elizabeth from NY
A:As is the case with all LUSH products, a little bit goes a long way, so most of our customers will get at least a few months use out of a facial moisturizer. While it depends on your own individual needs, start with using a dime-size amount and add a little bit more if you feel like you need it.Answered on 9/25/2014 by Melissa S from LUSH Direct
A:Because this is a handmade/mostly natural product, a lot will go a long
way. I would suggest you divide your face into sections and dip a couple
fingers to gather the product, then smooth over your face until it's rubbed
in. Work section by section until your face is covered. (this product is
also lovely to use on one's neck and chest) When I used it morning and
night it lasted me about a month/month 1/2. For the price, it goes a long
way. It smells lovely and provides more moisture than it does suit dry
skin, but its excellent for mildly combination skin. If you are greasier
you should use enzymion or another product. I have combo skin that leans
towards the oily side, but this is perfect for my winter skin. Best of
luck!Answered on 6/11/2014 by Anonymous
A:I have had a moisturizer last anywhere from 3-6 months. I only use a small amount after spritzing my face first with Eau Roma Water. Enjoy! Michelle
Sent from my Verizon Wireless 4G LTE DROIDAnswered on 6/11/2014 by Michelle from Eau Claire, WI
A:It depends on if you wash your face in the morning and night, and if you take off makeup before bed. If you put it on in the morning, don't wear makeup, and don't wash your face before bed, it'll last you through the day and through the night. But I would do in the morning and night. Use a small amount. Less than a quarter size.Answered on 6/10/2014 by Anonymous
Q:I have combo/dry skin... The area around my eyebrows, temples, nose and cheeks gets very dry and irritated and will sometimes get flaky. However I also have acne on my chin and sometimes on my forehead, with a tiny bit of blackheads on my nose. My skin also gets red a lot, especially after I show. I plan on buying the aqua marina cleanser but I'm trying to decide between Imperialis and Celestial. I know that they both have soothing ingredients but I'm worried that Celestial would exacerbate my acne... but I'm also worried that Imperialis won't moisturize enough. I'm also not sure which moisturizer will work best with Aqua Marina. Which do you recommend?Asked on 8/17/2013 by Lilah from california
A:For the combination needs you describe with your skin, I would recommend sticking with the Imperialis. It contains balancing lavender infusion to help sort out the combination issues, and is very soothing on account of the mullein leaf infusion. I think it would pair nicely with Aqua Marina, and will leave you hydrated but not greasy.Answered on 8/21/2013 by Megan from LUSH Direct
A:Imperialis is a WONDERFUL moisturizer. I suggest using this one because you barely have to use any to cover your entire face. It’s super moisturizing. I’m sure you’ll love it.
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A:I had the exact same problem and imperialis worked great for me!
It gives a lot of moisture to the skin.
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Q:The pot says for day and night, but can you actually sleep overnight with this on?Asked on 7/20/2013 by shea the lush newbie from dallas, tx
A:Yes, you can use the Imperialis moisturizer any time.Answered on 8/21/2013 by Megan from LUSH Direct
A:Yes! It's perfectly fine to use this as an over-night cream. I do!Answered on 7/22/2013 by Synne the Mermaid from New York, NY
Q:Is Imperialis or Celestial more helpful with clogged pores? I am going between the two, and I can't decide. Thanks.Asked on 2/17/2013 by Curious Miss from The United States
A:Imperialis is a great infusion of lavender, tiger lily and orange blossom which will help to balance oil production. If you are experiencing more congestion in your skin, this would be a great one to try!Answered on 8/14/2013 by Anonymous
Q:I use Gorgeous currently, I like it but it doesn't necessarily balance my acne-prone, sensitive, dry in the winter skin. Could this cream be a better fit? Especially for the winter?Asked on 11/8/2012 by MintyMaria from Saint Paul, MN
A:Because "Gorgeous" is quite thick, it isn't really the best for acne-prone skin. "Imperialis" is really great for balancing, but if break-outs and the need to balance are the main issue, I would highly recommend "Enzymion." "Enzymion" balances oils in the t-zone with citrus products, it also clears dead skin, which is building up oils and dirt, ultimately leading to more acne. It also replenishes the vitamins and minerals, and that regeneration would help with the winter dryness.Answered on 11/22/2012 by Anonymous
Q:I have combination/oily, acne-prone skin. Vanishing Cream wasn't moisturizing enough for me. I've read that cocoa butter clogs pores. Will the cocoa butter in this moisturizer or one of the other ones clog my pores?Asked on 7/31/2012 by pinkbunnies from buffalo, ny
Can only speak personally, but I haven't noticed any pore-clogging. The moisturizer, despite having cocoa butter, is actually VERY light and fluffy feeling. It's not dense at all. It goes on your skin very smoothly and sinks in quickly, so it doesn't feel slick on your face.Answered on 9/4/2012 by Steph from Fort Myers, FL
A:We use cocoa butter in almost all of our moisturizers as it's quite lovely for the skin! If you've found that your Vanishing Cream hasn't been moisturizing enough, Enzymion or Gorgeous are also fantastic choices!Answered on 10/30/2012 by Brandy from LUSH
Q:Hi! I looked for an ingredients list online re: Imperialis. I noticed that it contains parabens and there is much controversy that this ingredient may produce hormonal imbalance. I was surprised to see this ingredient in this product. I rely on lush to be natural. I am on the fence about this. Can you please provide me with more information about Lush's use of parabens and the reasons why they are used. I am trying to make an informative decision and I would like to hear your viewpoint. Thank you, NatalieAsked on 6/14/2012 by Nattie from Los Angeles
A:At LUSH we use fresh fruits and vegetables, the finest essential oils, and safe synthetics to create our products. In our liquid products, we need to include a preservative material to make sure that dangerous bacteria, molds, fungi and other nasties don't grow in the product and make you sick. We choose our synthetic ingredients based on a long history of safe use, and we feel that the way we use parabens (in safe quantities, and in only liquid products that need preserving) safely and as intended to keep your product from going off and making you sick.Answered on 6/19/2012 by Megan from LUSH
Q:Is this moisturizer good for acne?Asked on 4/22/2012 by Anonymous
A:I use this but do not have an acne problem. A very good friend does have an acne problem and uses this moisturizer. It helps just a little but certainly doesn't hurt it. She also uses Tea Tree Toner prior to application (that does help decrease pore size). I hope that helps!Answered on 5/27/2012 by Lush Junkie from Boston, MA
A:In short, Imperialis can definitely work for acne-prone skin. Depending on how else you would describe your skin, there may be better options. Imperialis is great for balancing the skin, as lavender encourages dry skin to produce natural oils, and discourages oilier skin from overdoing it. For oilier, acne-prone skin we would suggest either Enzymion or Vanishing Cream.Answered on 8/30/2012 by Melissa S from LUSH Direct
Q:How long will it last before it goes bad?Asked on 2/26/2012 by Newie Daisy
A:Imperialis has a shelf-life of 14 months. We provide a sticker on the back that says when it was made, who made it, as well as when it is best used by.Answered on 2/27/2012 by Megan from LUSH
A:It lasts for a pretty long time. Its expiration date is for about a 10 months after i bought it and if you use it daily, after the shower like me, you'll have enough for those 10 months. But, don't use too much or it can feel greasy so just a db goes a long way!Answered on 4/12/2012 by Lushie from New York
A:Look at the expiration date on the bottom of the pot.Answered on 4/13/2012 by LauratheLan from Pasadena, CA
Q:Does this product have any gluten or gluten derived ingredients?Asked on 2/12/2012 by Anonymous
A:The gluten protein is found in processed wheat, barley, and rye. Imperialis has none of these products and thus, gluten free.Answered on 2/14/2012 by Community Answer from None
A:When watching out for gluten in our products, you'll want to look for wheatgerm, wheatgrass, any manner of oats or oat milk, and yeast. Imperialis is free of these ingredients! If you'd like to avoid any possibility of cross-contamination, you may also want to avoid any soy ingredients, in which case Imperialis is still in the clear!Answered on 8/30/2012 by Brandy from LUSH