I bought this Sakura Bath Bomb from Lush not too long after Christmas, you can see the haul post here. The thing I was most drawn to about it was the scent, as it took me back to my time in Tokyo last February.
I used this in a bath this evening and really liked it, but unfortunately my skin didn’t. I was in the bath for about an hour, when the skin on my arms and legs started to feel very sore and itchy. I quickly got out and rinsed off and put some fragrance free moisturiser on, but my skin was really irritated by something in this bath bomb.
This is a picture of the inside of my elbow, where I have been suffering from eczema lately. This is much larger, redder and drier than it has been for the past few weeks, because of using the Sakura Bath Bomb. I read in the bath, so I don’t even have my arms in the water much. I don’t have a before picture or anything for you to compare, but I’d almost got it under control before this. I had a patch of dry skin about the size of a 10p coin (you can see the driest patch, that’s all it was) and it wasn’t really red at all, let alone all the other red marks that have appeared around it.
Because of how much this has come up, I wanted to make this quick unscheduled post just to let anyone who has a dry skin condition aware that this may not be the best Lush product for you. Unfortunately, I won’t be repurchasing this one, but it hasn’t put me off Lush products. I have used several different bath products from Lush over the past few months, including bubble bars, bath melts and bath bombs and this is the first which I have had a reaction to. If you have dry skin too, I’d instead recommend something like the Butterball Bath Bomb which has cocoa butter in to help relieve dry skin.
Do you have sensitive skin? Have you reacted to any Lush products? Let me know!
P.S. on a more positive note, I reached 200 followers on my blog today! A big, big thank you to all my readers, I love seeing your likes and comments.