I stayed in Reading overnight recently (I’ll have a post all about it soon!) and of course, I had to go shopping in The Oracle which is home to pretty much all of my favourite shops, which includes LUSH.
‘Combats troublesome spots, cleanses and cools the skin’
I’ve had a look online at their face masks before, but I never knew which one I should go for since they have a HUGE selection, and to be honest, they all sounded great.
Now, if you’ve ever been into a LUSH store before, you’ll know how within 2 minutes of walking through the door, you’re greeted by one of the many staff members, and 5 minutes later, you’re telling them your whole life story. Basically, the staff are the NICEST people in the world.
I actually went in because my psoriasis was getting bad and wanted to pop some Dream Cream onto my elbows, and right next to their body creams were their face masks. One of the staff members asked me if I was after anything specific, and before I knew it, I had different face creams applied to the back of my hands to try out.
After a very in depth conversion about Cosmetic Warrior, I knew that it was the mask for me.
‘A gentle and balancing fresh face mask with antibacterial tea tree and fresh garlic working together to cleanse. Fresh green grapes clean and cool the skin, whilst free range eggs tighten its texture and antimicrobial honey leaves it soft and moisturised. Smooth a generous layer of this mask onto your face and leave for 10 to 15 minutes.’
- Fresh Green Grapes
- Fresh Organic Free Range Eggs
- Fresh Garlic
- Tea Tree Oil
- The Tea Tree Oil and Fresh Garlic help to deep cleanse the skin, whilst helping to treat acne and blemishes (which is one of the main reasons I decided to get this mask over the others).
- Fresh Green Grapes cool down the skin which is something I definitely need. I wouldn’t say that I have overly sensitive skin, but whenever I have a hot bath, I come out looking like a tomato.
- You also have Fresh Organic Free Range Eggs in this, helping to tighten pores and reduce acne scarring
- Lastly, the Honey leaves skin feeling super moisturised and can often be found in DIY face mask recipes.
All of LUSH’s pots looks pretty much the same. The all have the same black recycled pot with the information printed on a sticker, and then another sticker on the back telling you who made the product, and the date it was made.
I personally love the packaging. Even though there’s not much too it, it’s very sleek and recognisable.
For those who don’t know, LUSH also have a return scheme with their pots. If you bring back any five CLEAN pots or tubes that have the certain logo on, you’ll receive one fresh face mask for FREE! Keep them pots boys and gals!
If I was choosing a mask purely over the scent of the product, I 100% wouldn’t have brought this. I have a pretty hefty cold at the minute, so when I first tried this on my hand in the store, I couldn’t smell it. It was only when I popped it onto my face that I could start to smell the garlic through a blocked nose… I mean, it’s not SUPER overpowering or smells like you’ve washed your face with garlic bread, but the smell is still quite something… I can’t tell you wether or not the smell lasts on my skin since my nose is still blocked, but I am quite worried it’s going to be really noticeable.
Like all of LUSH’s fresh face masks, you have to keep them in the fridge at all times which makes the mask super thick, but also super cooling to apply.
I applied mine with a brush, and it was slightly tricky to jab my brush into the mask at first, but after I had mixed it around a little, it wasn’t a problem. The mask is properly one of the thickest masks I’ve tried before, but it didn’t put me off.
Drying & Removing
I kept my mask on for 15 minutes, and the whole time my face felt super cool and refreshed. It was almost like someone had put a load of cold yogurt on my face. I use a lot of clay and mud masks, so I was automatically expecting it to go rock hard and crack. Obviously, it didn’t, but it was actually nice to have something that didn’t feel like I had 50 rounds of botox.
After it had dried, the texture turned into an almost gel putty sort of texture.
I honestly hate taking off face masks since they usually take me super long to remove and I usually end up with a mess everywhere. I filled up the sink with warm water, dunked my face in, and started to rub away the dried mask.
It took me a lot less time than I was expecting, and didn’t cling on for dear life like my Dead Sea Spa Magik Mud Mask does which was definitely a bonus.
After I removed the mask and dried my face, my skin felt ridiculously smooth. Before I applied the mask, I did exfoliate, but my skin is never usually as smooth as it was after I washed this off.
My skin looks almost blurred now?! It definitely has calmed all my spots down, and it looks like I’ve put on a primer!
Overall, I’m super impressed with this. My skin looks insanely good, and feels bloody amazing. The only downsides I have to this is obviously the smell (bloody love garlic, but just not the smell on my face…) and the fact that you have to keep it in the fridge all the time (I live in a house and I’m literally the laziest person ever that I’m considering buying myself a mini fridge so that I can keep this in my room). I would definitely keep repurchasing this, and think it may even replace my current mask.
Have you ever tried any of LUSH’s face masks before? What did you think?
*Feature image and some text has been provided by the LUSH website.