Lush Sympathy for the Skin Hand and Body Lotion Review

Everyone loves Lush! Surprise me by saying that you don’t like them. Anyways, when hear the brand Lush, I think about bath bombs and bath melts. Only recently did I start trying out their body, hair and face range, and I do admit that I love everything “LUSH!”
I received this Sympathy for the Skin Hand and Body Lotion at a beauty event at Victoria Place a while ago and I only started using it recently because my light summer body lotion wasn’t enough. As suggested, it’s a perfect winter hand and body lotion for dry skin! 馃檪
Lush Sympathy for the Skin Hand and Body Lotion Review
Lush Sympathy for the Skin Hand and Body Lotion Review
Lush Sympathy for the Skin Hand and Body Lotion Review
“We’ve packed this lotion with bananas, cocoa butter and vanilla to nourish and soften sore skin. Fresh, organic bananas are mashed and added to a loose emulsion of vanilla pod infusion, cocoa butter and almond oil, which helps the skin more easily absorb the vitamin and mineral-rich bananas. Sandalwood is great for dry skin as it鈥檚 anti-inflammatory and cooling.”

I received a sample version of this Lush Sympathy for the Skin Lotion, which explains why the packaging is so small compared to the ones you’ve seen in store and online. The scent is “delicious” if it can be described in one word! The key scent is sweet vanilla with a hint of banana and nuts. It might sound a little too sweet at this point, but it’s really not that bad. On the other hand, I found it sweet and refreshing at the same time, possibly due to the addition of lemon oil.
The content itself looks like a body butter, but behaves like a body lotion. As you can see, there are also some bits vanilla pod (I think) dispersed in the lotion, but they dissolve in the mixture upon application.
I use this Sympathy for the Skin Lotion mainly as a body lotion and I absolutely love the sweet smell and it absorbs easily into my skin so I don’t have to wait for ages before getting dressed. Nonetheless, I found this Lush Sympathy for the Skin Hand and Body Lotion very rich and moisturising. 
Have you tried any Lush hand & body lotion before? What’s your favourite? 
Have you visited the poppies at Tower of London. I went up to London to take photos of some products a while ago and I thought I could feature this post on Remembrance day, but alas that never happened because I was too busy with other posts. There was a tilted fence around the tower and I tried to place the Lush product on top of the fence, but it kept falling off! However, as a problem solver, I managed to secure a tub of body lotion onto the tilted fence with a hairband! Talk about thinking on my feet. 馃槢 
Look: it’s literally “hanging on a string”

*Disclaimer: I received this product in a goody bag, but the choice of featuring it on my blog is my own.




  1. November 28, 2014 / 3:34 am

    I've tried this and didn't really like it much 馃檨 my skin felt really tight and dry however i do lovely the other ones. Great review oh btw i have a giveaway on the blog

    • December 8, 2014 / 10:16 pm

      Are you sure it's the same moisturiser? I found this quite the opposite. 馃槢 x

  2. November 28, 2014 / 6:15 am

    I love the sound of this, more that I am intrigued by the bits of vanilla too. I don't have a bath so I have to try shower bits or body lotions and masks so this is one to try now xxx


    • December 8, 2014 / 10:25 pm

      I'm not even sure if they're vanilla bits, but I assume it is! There's so much to try from Lush other than bath bombs! 馃檪 x

  3. November 28, 2014 / 11:27 am

    I really like the sound of this, I love a good body moisturiser in winter! My personal favourite from Lush is Dream Cream, it's perfect for sensitive skin 馃檪 xx


    • December 8, 2014 / 10:27 pm

      Ooh! Lush Dream Cream sounds amazing! I need to hunt this down next time I visit Lush! x

    • December 8, 2014 / 10:27 pm

      Thanks! x