Lush Aqua Marina Cleanser Review

by Sonu on May 18, 2011 · 39 comments

Lush Aqua Marina Cleanser
While traveling back to Pune from Mumbai, I convinced my hubby for a short visit to Lush store. He agreed on only one condition that the visit should be really short (only 15 mins) & I was not allowed to visit other shops in the mall 🙁 . So we went to Inorbit mall Vashi.

I wanted to buy their solid shampoo bar ‘New’ which I bought in 1 min. Rest of the 14 mins I explored the shop. The SA showed me this aqua marina cleanser & told me that it will remove the tan & make the skin softer & brighter. I tried it on my hand & the effect was great. After testing & smelling some more products I ended up buying this cleanser & cup cake mask. My hubby was in so much hurry that he paid the bill without arguing about this extra shopping 🙂
lush aqua marina cleanser

What LUSH says about Aqua marina cleanser

Skin-softening seaweed cleansing wash. Aqua Marina is a calming but effective cleanser and a joy to use. Like a pink mousse wrapped in seaweed, it feels so soft and wobbly that you’ll want to play with it, rather than clean your face with it. Smooth it on, rinse it off and your face feels smooth, smells sweet and looks brighter. It has calamine and aloe vera to soothe irritated skin, especially when you’ve been caught by the sun or the wind. The kaolin cleanses deeply and tightens your skin a little. Immediate result: smoother, softer and firmer skin straight away. Long term result: using Aqua Marina will help to get rid of your skin’s toxins and protect it from the wear and tear of daily life.

Cost 585 rupees for 100 gms

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Calamine powder- Calamine powder is gentle, soothing and helps to calm irritations
Irish moss infusion
Aloe Vera gel
Nori seaweed- high in vitamins and minerals, softening dry skin.
Sea salt
Patchouli oil
Sweet wild orange oil

How to use

Dampen your face with warm water. Place a pea-sized chunk in the palm of your hand and add water to create a paste. Apply to your face using small, circular motions. Rinse thoroughly and pat dry. For best results follow with the LUSH toner and moisturizer that best suit your skin type.
how to use
This much amount is required for one wash

how to use
After making paste with water.

It comes in typical black lush container. It doesn’t look as cute as shown on website when you get it because they cut the roll & stuff it in the container. It smells like calamine + some fishy smell (not like bad fishy smell).I like the smell that linger on my skin after washing my face with it. Aqua marina fulfills all the claims made by lush. Just after washing my face 1st time I could see the change. My face was baby soft & brighter & really smelling sweet. I’m using it twice a day since 1 month & am more than happy. It has removed the tanning and hyper pigmentation (which I got during pregnancy).My complexion is improved & skin is having healthy glow.

Pros of lush aqua marina cleanser

• It makes the skin baby soft
• It really removes the tan & makes the skin brighter & fairer.
• The smell is really sweet & that linger on for long time.
• It gives instant glow to the tired skin.
• It doesn’t dry out the skin. This is cleanser is for all skin types. My skin is oily & it balances the oil production without drying it.
• It is good for sensitive skin & sooth irritated skin.
• It doesn’t create a mess like some other lush cleansers (dark angels)

Cons of lush aqua marina cleanser

• Like most of the other lush cleanser it doesn’t remove the make up. You have to remove it with make up remover and then wash your face with it. Hence I use it at morning when there is no make up & at night after cleansing my face with fabindia lavender cleansing milk.
• I like its fishy sweet smell very much but some people may not like it.

My verdict

This is my savior as it has removed all my pregnancy induced pigmentation & made my skin healthy & glowing. It’s my most favorite of lush product. It’s little bit costly but 100 gm will last you for around 2-3 months .I recommend you ladies to give it a try. At least just check it out next time when you’ll be in lush store.

Rating- 4.5\5, I removed 0.5 because it doesn’t remove makeup.

Will I buy it again?
Yes! Yes!! Yes!!

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{ 24 comments… read them below or add one }

shanaiia May 18, 2011 at 9:06 pm

Oh wow removes pigmentation!!I gotta try this 🙂


sonu May 19, 2011 at 12:03 pm

give it a try,you won’t regret it


Mitra20 May 18, 2011 at 9:39 pm

I use almond oil/olive oil to remove makeup..does this suck up the oil while cleaning? or do i have to use a different cleanser and then this?


sonu May 19, 2011 at 12:05 pm

You won’t need to use different cleanser after removing makeup with oil. It sucks the oil. only thing it doesn’t remove is make up.


Bee May 18, 2011 at 10:27 pm

seems like a grt product- will surely check this out 🙂


Manali M May 18, 2011 at 10:33 pm

does it really removes pigmentation…. hv to check at Inorbit next… 😛


sonu May 19, 2011 at 12:06 pm

It has removed all my pregnancy induced pigmentation :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo:


Rati May 18, 2011 at 10:36 pm

I am really getting bored of my angels on the bare skin, I wonder if this would suit my skin type.. i have dry skin. Bt thanks for the review, I really want to check it out now. :))


Neha S. May 18, 2011 at 10:49 pm

im not sure rati..when i tried this facewash at lush store it dried my skin .. however i loved that part becoz,well u know , im fed up of oily skin..thats when the SA showed this wash..she said this ones for oily skin…

however this wud b great in summer coz it wont leave my oily skin dry… but im not sure if it would suit u.. coz u have dry skin na.. do try it before taking… 🙂


Rati May 19, 2011 at 11:55 am

hai na.. i was thinking the same.. let’s see what i pick up next. AOBT is getting over within a week 10 days . I’ll ask if they have something else for dry skin.


sonu May 19, 2011 at 12:10 pm

Rati thanks for publishing this review.Lush has mentioned that it is for all skin types. I think it will suit dry skin also. Better to check with some free sample first 😉


sonu May 19, 2011 at 12:20 pm

But it never dried out my skin. May be my skin is more oily.


For the love of life May 19, 2011 at 12:48 am

Fishy smell may be a drawback :doctor: But anti pigmentation would be great!
Thanks Sonu for the review.


sonu May 19, 2011 at 12:13 pm

The smell is not very fishy, I can’t describe it but it’s pleasant one.


calicoaster May 19, 2011 at 8:55 am

Looks like a good product…nice review Sonu!! 🙂 🙂


sonu May 19, 2011 at 12:15 pm

Thanks cali


Rentu May 19, 2011 at 10:45 am

nice review :waytogo:


sonu May 19, 2011 at 12:20 pm



monika May 19, 2011 at 11:18 am

i wnat to try this now !!!! looks great…I am going to Goa soon & I will need some tan removal after I return….lol


Jessy May 19, 2011 at 11:45 am

Even i got pigmentaton during my pregnancy. Though it has reduced to great extent. Will definetely try this one.


Shai May 19, 2011 at 11:52 am

Looks like a nice product! I have some pigmentation on my foreheard… should definitely try this.


varshini May 19, 2011 at 12:43 pm

wow sonu this seems a grt pdt…me to oily skind :yahoo: :yahoo:


Aarthi May 19, 2011 at 6:25 pm

What is the shelf life of this product Sonu… I really want to get this 🙂


Crimsicmirage October 6, 2011 at 9:36 pm


I recently bought Lush’s Aqua Marina. The problem is, once you apply the soap and wash it, it doesn’t go!!! I can notice a thin film of white layer on my skin. Then I have to use another face wash to remove this layer. Any idea on how to completely remove the layer without using other products?


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