Brand Review: Lord Street West

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***We received these product from Lord Street West in exchange for our honest opinions. If you are to use this product remember YMMV.***

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Lord Street West is a skincare brand based out of Northern Indiana, that believes simple skincare is the best skincare. They work with only natural ingredients, such as organic vegetable oils and pure aromatherapy grade essential oils. They contacted us a few weeks ago, asking if we would like to try any of their products and of course we said yes! Both of us find that even though we spend a great deal of time taking care of our faces, that the rest of our bodies are often ignored. With the dry, cold winter that we had, our bodies were definitely in need of some serious care, so we figured it would be the perfect time to test out some new body care products!

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 Mood Swings Soap:

Purpose:

  • Relaxing aroma of Rose Geranium and rose clay to relax the mind while detoxing skin. Meant for acne prone or aging skin.

Ingredients:

  • Organic Olive Oil, Organic Coconut Oil, Organic Shea Butter, Meadowfoam Oil, Rose Geranium, Rose Clay

Thoughts:

  • I used this soap by lathering it in my hands before washing my body. I found that I had less acne on my chest, and that the rose petals crushed into the mix helped with a bit of exfoliation. It has a simple, more organic smell so you’re not overwhelmed by the scent of roses but I found I wanted a bit more of that floral scent. While it’s made up of moisturizing oils and butters, my skin felt smooth and clean, but also a little tight and dry after washing with this bar. Perhaps it’s due to the rose clay?
  • That being said, I used this bar every day until I didn’t have anything left, and felt that it did what it aimed to do, reducing some of my body acne. The only downside is that it can’t be used without a follow up moisturizer, and it won’t really leave you skin feeling soft but “squeaky clean”.

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Unscented Soul Soap:

Purpose:

  • The best choice of soap for someone who needs something gentle, soothing, and fragrance free. Claims to help soften and heal skin.

Ingredients:

  • Organic Olive Oil, Organic Coconut Oil, Organic Shea Butter, Meadowfoam Oil

Thoughts:

  • I used this soap in combination with a luffa and found it to be as gentle as it claimed. It worked well as a great everyday soap and left my skin feeling clean without any residue. It didn’t cause me to breakout anywhere and didn’t irritate any body acne I already had, if anything it was a bit soothing. I however didn’t find it to be very moisturizing, which was surprising since it contains shea butter. Overall, I feel soap is good for those who may have sensitive skin or those who need products with few ingredients, but if you are looking for a highly moisturizing soap, this isn’t it.

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Tree Therapy Balm:

Purpose:

  • A balm for chapped, dry, chaffed, rough, and calloused skin. Can be used as a spot treatment for certain areas or all over.

Ingredients:

  • Organic Olive Oil, Organic Coconut Oil, Organic Shea Butter, Pure Beeswax, and Tea Tree Oil

Thoughts:

  • This balm is rather thick, so I tended to use it more as a spot treatment on problem areas. I used it mainly on my elbows, knees, and feet since those are the driest parts of my body and they tend to suffer the most in the winter. However, I’ve had eczema in the crook of my elbows since I was a child and it tends to act up in the winter. So, I found myself using this balm for treating the itchiness and it worked amazingly. This balm truly does a great job of soothing dry skin and calming irritation, but I did find it’s only downfall to be that it takes awhile to absorb. It is a balm though, so I didn’t expect it to absorb too easily. If you suffer from rough, dry skin or eczema like me, this balm is perfect, just make sure to use sparingly.

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Green Clay Mask:

Purpose:

  • Extracting impurities and excess oil from pores.
  • Geared towards oily skin types.

Ingredients:

  • French Green Clay, Ground Elder Flowers

Thoughts:

  • The first time I used this mask I thought; “Wow, I feel clean!” It really did a number on the excess oil that tends to build up around my t-zone and I felt that it even soothed a bit of my irritated blemishes.
  • The second thought I had after using this mask was; “Boy, does my face feel dry.” While the mask does it’s job, and your face feels soft and refreshed after rinsing it’s purely a clay mask. This isn’t a bad thing, but you won’t find any moisturizing components to this mask. If you have dry skin I would follow up with lots of moisturizing products in your routine.

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Unscented Lip Balm:

Purpose:

  • This is a no frills lip balm, that provides intense hydration and soothes irritated lips.

Ingredients:

  • Organic Sunflower Oil, Organic Castor Oil, Organic Shea Butter, Beeswax, Candelilla Wax, Vitamin E, Pure Essential Oil, Organic Menthol Crystals

Thoughts:

  • This lip balm was perfect to carry around in my bag on days I felt like going for a natural lip. It was highly moisturizing without being sticky or heavy, and was soothing due to the menthol crystals in it. It’s not anything fancy, but it’s a solid lip balm that leaves your lips moisturized for longer than an hour.

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Overall thoughts on the brand:

  • Lord Street West does a great job of making simple and natural skincare that works to make something for every skin type. You won’t find a long list of ingredients containing words you don’t understand, and to top it all off it’s affordable. Our only qualm? Where’s the moisture? As we tested all these products, we found the soaps and masks to be drying, giving us more of that tight, “squeaky clean” feeling rather than fresh-faced clean. Despite that, we were happy to get the opportunity to try these products and look forward to seeing what products they release in the future.

 

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