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Lush Sympathy for the Skin

lush sympathy for the skin review

Autumn is here, and that means shifting my skincare and body products to adapt to the colder months. I tend to pamper myself more, since my dry skin only gets drier and needs that extra care so I don’t flake off everywhere. I recently repurchased Sympathy for the Skin, my all-time favorite body lotion – so I thought while it’s still nice and brand new (even though I already got smudgy marks on the lid), I’d pop out a review for it.

lush sympathy for the skin review

lush sympathy for the skin review

Sympathy for the Skin is by far the most hydrating body lotion I’ve come across. It’s full of oxymorons – feels light but goes on a bit greasy, goes on greasy but sinks in quickly, has a runny texture but feels super rich and moisturizing. It keeps me decently hydrated until I wash it off, and feels lightweight throughout the night and the next day. Look closely and you can see specks of vanilla – a little touch that I love!

AND it smells like banana custard. Don’t eat it though, no matter how tempting – I may or may not have licked myself after rubbing this in and I wouldn’t recommend. All hypothetical, of course. (What I will recommend, however, is taking a lick of any of the Too Faced chocolate themed products. Yum!) I vaguely remember someone telling me that whenever they put Sympathy on, their dog would come over to lick her. If it means all the dogs will flock to me, I’m slathering this all over my body, all the time, even when I don’t need it.

Sympathy for the Skin retails at $29.95 for an 8.4 oz tub. I’ve repurchased it a handful of times already, though I only do it seasonally. My skin is fine in the warmer months, so there’s no need for a luxury body lotion at that time. Pricey, yes – but it’s worth it for all its benefits.

Have you tried Sympathy for the Skin? What are some of your favorite body lotions?

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  • I need to try this! I’m having a hard time finding a moisturizing that works well and I like that the moment! I’ve tried lush sleep and charity pot lotions before and I loved them, so I’m positive I’d like this too!! Also, I want to smell like banana custard too

    • pick up a sample if you can! it’s been my favorite lotion for years in the fall/winter!

  • Emily

    It’s strange, I’ve never actually tried much from lush other than the bath bombs! My skin really struggles with the cold weather though so I could definitely use some sympathy for the skin by the sound of your review!

    Musings & More

    • funnily enough, I started with their bath bombs and bubble bars but I don’t use them very often anymore since baths take a long time!! definitely pick up a sample if you can!

  • I am still going through my boatload of body products but this is firmly added into my list to purchase! I need to stop reading your blog soon, you’re sending me to the poor house! Haha!

    Shireen⎜Reflection of SanityBurberry Beauty Giveaway

    • hahaha, instead of house of platt, it’ll be house of poor ;-; but, at least we’ll be rich in beauty products! good for you to be responsible! I’m trying to do the same with my hand creams hehe :p

  • Oh wow it sounds like such a lovely product xx

    Gemma Etc.

  • huhu the way you describe it, that banana custard part TTATT i’m so tempted to preorder this from a local online shop (but i hate waiting for preorders lmao) Lush needs to Sympathy-ze on people like me who cannot get their products in my country and start opening stores here

    • I think you mentioned that lush used to be available in your country, but not anymore? Indonesia u need to get your shit together and open all the stores ;-;

  • I’ve never tried this before, but it sounds lovely! I always get so overwhelmed in Lush. I think I’ve only really tried their bathbombs, and the last one I tried dyed my skin LOL. So I haven’t bought anything from them sense. Not that I was mad or anything, I just spend too much money on other things waaahhh. Story of a girl’s life. ;p


    • LOL which bath bomb was that?! I know one of them (it’s the pyramid shaped one that’s purple) that frequently dyes bathtubs pink…

      I get what you mean by being overwhelmed in lush – there’s just so many scents going on and so many unconventional products! Sometimes the sales associates can be super overwhelming too haha, they’re so bubbly – but I’ve never had a bad experience with them or anything. lush is expensive, but I also feel a little better that they’re doing things for the environment and animals and other humans and whatnot!

  • This sounds really lovely, especially with little specks of vanilla in it! I’ve actually been thinking about what body butter/moisturiser to get next as I’m coming towards the end of the one I’m using at the moment, but unfortunately I can’t stand the smell of banana flavoured things! I think if it were just vanilla scented though I’d be all over it, but I’m glad you enjoy it so much.

    • It doesn’t actually smell like banana banana – give it a whiff in store if you can! You just reminded me of a banana sheet mask I tried LOL it was so bad, I took it off within minutes because I couldn’t stand the smell. Funnily enough I love actual bananas, just not anything banana flavored or smells like a fresh or artificial banana when it shouldn’t!

  • I just dropped by a Lush store recently. I didn’t spot this though but I’ll make sure to check it out the next time. The smell of banana custard sparked my curiosity. Ha! 🙂

  • I might just give it a try! I also have a dry skin, especially when it gets colder! Thanks for sharing 🙂
    Vivian x

  • This one sounds lovely!

    Renae |