REVIEW: Lush Silky Underwear Dusting Powder

Nobody wants to use or has the time for talcum powder. It's sadly associated with elders and carries a really sickly lavender smell. However, LUSH has a solution to getting the powdery softness of powder without smelling 50 years older than you should. LUSH's dusting powders are a wonder, a sexy and incredible smelling product.

The dusting powder named ‘Silky Underwear’ because 'you won't want to wear anything else' has 10 ingredients: Cornstarch, Kaolin, Cocoa Butter, Magnesium Carbonate, Perfume, Jasmine Absolute, Vetivert Oil, Cinnamyl Alcohol, Benzyl Cinnamate and Linalool. The fact that it's only 10 ingredients instantly makes me think, 'this won't be damaging' and even though perfumes can sometimes badly affect your skin, it seems to have no negative side effect.

It is very flexible and has so many uses. Using the powder to absorb the annoying excess moisturiser that sits on the skin is a great idea. I think the fact that it contains cocoa butter means it's very nourishing. The oils help to restore and just generally replenish you skin. I use this instead of moisturiser if I have no time or am just being lazy because the cocoa butter is rich enough to keep your skin soft. I read online that some use it before waxing as it reduces the pain and after shaving to reduce the possibility of ingrown hairs. Many use it for sweaty areas for example, if it's a particularly hot day and you know you'll be a bit sticky and smelly a layer of the dusting powder is a good idea. 

It acts as a sort of deodorant because the scent is so musky and sweet. Jasmine smells very sensual and is so much better than the old lavender. As a whole it reminds me of vanilla and marshmallows which doesn't sound sexy but it really is. The scent stays for hours. No matter how it is used, the skin will be utterly smooth and gorgeous smelling.

My only issue with the product as a whole is the container. The bottle is cheap and the cap of my lid has already broken. It's hard to keep clean and when you squeeze the bottle because it's hard to get the powder out it comes out all at once. Whilst being very effective and good value for money, 'Silky Underwear' let me down on it's packaging. I would definitely repurchase though because the reinvented talcum powder is so easy.

What do you think of dusting powders as a whole? Do you use them? Let me know in the comments below!

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