I was kinda surprised when I found out that I never reviewed this product on my (English) blog. I mean I reviewed it on my Dutch blog, but that was 11 years ago! Yes, you read that right–Let The Good Times Roll has been one of my favorite products since 2013, when my love for Lush started. I recently ordered a new pot, so I figured this would be a perfect time for finally reviewing this product! I’ll tell you all about this product, and of course why it’s such a big favorite of mine.
If you’re curious about this product, make sure you keep on reading!
What is it?
Lush Let The Good Times Roll cleanser costs £10.00 / $18.00 / €15 (100g/3.5oz) and is available in 100g/3.5oz and 250g/8.8oz. This product has been around for a LONG time, and seeing as this is like my 70th pot or so, I can really understand the hype. Although this product is categorized as a cleanser, it’s more of a facial scrub. It’s not a very coarse scrub, like Ocean Salt, making this cleanser perfect for every day use. Upon opening the lid, you’ll see there’s some pieces of popcorn on top of the scrub. Take them out carefully and throw them away (no, don’t eat them) because you don’t want these pieces on your face–some of the bits are very sharp and can leave scratches on your face. It’s a nice touch to the product, but very useless.
Ingredients: Maize Flour, Glycerine, Talc, Water (Aqua), Corn Oil, Polenta, Fair Trade Organic Cinnamon Powder, Perfume, Gardenia Extract, Popcorn
In this product, it’s the polenta and maize flour that are the key ingredients here, known for their polishing properties. Polenta is a by-product of corn, and maize flour is a fine silken powder milled from the inner layer of the grain. Maize flour also has the ability to absorb dirt and excess from the skin. Glycerine and corn oil are added to leave the skin bright and smooth. A bit of cinnamon powder is added because of its powerful antimicrobial properties, but also because it’s good for the blood circulation.
Let The Good Times Roll is perfect as a cleanser, mask or scrub. You can leave it on for 10 minutes to benefit from the ingredients, or just use it for a quick cleanse in the morning. It will leave your skin feel polished, soft, clean and refreshed. You can use this product by taking a little bit from the pot (I’d start with the size of a pea), put it in the palm of your hand and add a few drops of water, mixing it into a paste. When you’re happy with the texture, massage it gently onto your face.
The scent of Let The Good Times Roll is a classic one. It’s a warm, buttery, slightly caramel and popcorn-like scent. A “I want to take a bite when nobody’s watching” type of scent. Luckily for us, Lush decided a few years back to bless us with the Let The Good Times Roll body spray. There’s been a few other products with this scent, like Nana shower gel and Pop Art bath bomb.
What do I think?
Of course you already know that I’m very positive about this product–but let me tell you why! First of all, it was the way I had to use this product that made me fall in love with Lush. Adding a few drops a water, mixing it to a paste? Mind was blown. Back in 2013, when I got a sample of this product, I got so enthusiastic by the whole process–and nowadays I still love mixing this product to a paste and slapping it onto my face.
But not only that, I love the scent, the way it leaves my skin soft and shiny. You only need a tiny bit to give your face a good scrub and cleansing it while you’re at it. My skin really longs for this product once a week. It always feels like a little spa moment. I love how my skin is so soft afterwards, but also polished and hydrated. It looks healthier and the classic Lush scent always makes me happy as well.
To me, this product is indispensable! My favorite cleanser/facial scrub of their whole range. I keep on buying this product and I hope it will never be discontinued. Be aware that the expiration date on this fresh cleanser is 3 months! Although I’ve used it months after the expiration date and everything was still fine–it’s best to use this product within 3 months.
If you have a positive (or negative) experience with this product, feel free to share them in the comments!