As far as Lush goes, I’m still a bit of a rookie. I remember seeing Lush hauls on Youtube last year and being like, “How boring, who wants to see ten shower gels?”.
BUT- my world has changed. It’s officially my new obsession, and has really spurred me on to take care of my skin. This fresh face mask does just that;
I’ll admit, the fresh, herby, quite odd smell of Brazened Honey wasn’t as aromatically pleasing as shop-bought soaps (unless you like that kind of smell), but after applying a semi-thick layer to my face for fifteen minutes and gently rinsing, my face was brighter, tighter, super soft, and after a couple of weeks of using it I genuinely noticed a change in my acne problem- I even think it helped my oily skin.
When first applied I did feel a slight tingling sensation and a hardening of the product, but it didn’t go rock hard- it just dried, so you don’t get that uncomfortable hardening sensation when you can’t move your mouth. Upon removal with warm water it gave me some exfoliation too,
but my face was a bit pink for five minutes afterwards.
Ingredients: Kaolin, Talc, Fresh Organic Lime Juice, Sage, Rosemary and Juniperberry Infusion, Fresh Organic Free Range Eggs, Honey, Glycerine, Fresh Fennel, Ground Almond Shells, Almond Oil, Bentonite Gel, Fresh Ginger Root, Fresh Organic Parsley, Fresh Organic Coriander, Ground Turmeric, Ground Cardamom, Clove Bud Oil, Ginger Oil, Vetivert Oil, Juniperberry Oil, *Benzyl Salicylate, *Eugenol, *Geraniol, *Benzyl Benzoate, *Linalool, Perfume.
- Fresh Ginger Root; Astringent, antiseptic, and warming, this helps to boost circulation.
- Fresh Organic Lime Juice; Astringent, scrub away dead skin cells, and have antibiotic and antioxidant properties from its large amounts of vitamin C .
- Fresh Fennel; Strong antimicrobial properties, cleansing, toning,brightening and stimulating effects on the skin, contains antioxidants.
Because it’s a fresh face mask it does have to be kept in the fridge, which I don’t like, because its so cold when you put it on(but others find it refreshing). The pot says it will be good to use for about 2-3 weeks, but I managed to use it for almost two months without anything different happening to the mask or my skin. It’s a good thing too, because there’s a good amount to get through that gave me about ten facials- and there was still a load left! For £6.75, I’d say that’s a steal.
Unfortunately, my pot of it went missing when I left it outside on the scaffolding by my window (just for context, we’re having an extension)because I couldn’t be bothered to go downstairs to put it back in the fridge so I thought it would be kept cold out there, and the next day I found the scaffolding had gone, and so had my face mask. It did seem like a good idea at the time.
I have to give this product a five stars, and if you pass by a Lush store please try their products out! If you regret it I will eat my hat ( and it’s a big black one like this:).
That’s all for now, and I’ll see you on my next post!