Just a quick post to review another Lush product (becoming a bit of an obsession i know but I think you girls will agree it's a good obsession!).
I was sitting having coffee with some friends a couple of months ago and mentioned that I'd never tried the Lush fresh face masks before (SHOCK HORROR! Me!? a self confessed Lush addict!) Well naturally I made it my mission to get testing one asap and a friend was even kind enough to give me one to trial. So for the past 4 weeks or so I've been trying the Brazened Honey face mask and here're my impressions...
First of all I expected it to either look or smell or even somewhat resemble honey but it doesn't. It's a grainy yellow consistency with a bit of an odd smell.
'It’s hard to stick to all the rules. Eight hours sleep a night, two litres of water a day, plenty of exercise, five fruit and veg etc. This mask is for when you have overdone things and let the rules slide. A detox to get tired and dull skin back to being radiant and glowing.
Helen researched ayurvedic detoxing ingredients and has combined them here with some of our other favourite ingredients, because she wanted a mask that was stimulating, but balanced by calming kind ingredients.
Sage, Juniper and rosemary infusions, ground cardamon and clove bud oil for their antiseptic qualities.
Eggs, honey and almond oil to soothe, soften and moisturise the skin.
Fresh fennel, fresh ginger root, fresh parsley and fresh coriander to detox, and stimulate - and their enzymes will help break down dead skin cells.
Fresh lime juice cleans and degreases. Ground almond shells act as a stimulating scrub to lift away dead grey skin. Finally kaolin and talc absorb grease and give a lovely texture to hold all those ingredients onto the skin.
Together they make a mask that will wake up tired, neglected skin.'
The ground almond shells can sometimes get a bit too abrasive for my sensitive skin but I only used this mask 2-3 times a week which also meant that by the expiry date I still had loads left over. They also recommend keeping this in the fridge but I've kept mine in the bathroom which stays relatively cool anyway and that works fine.
Although it is a bit of a strange sort of madicinal/incense/citrusy kind of smell (some of you are going to be thinking what the hell are you talking about but hey-ho, it's just my opinion) I didnt find it over powering or offensive in any way.
Now for the results? It definitely is calming on the skin, I feel relieved and my skin feels revived after using this mask. I'm left with cleaner, clearer skin. What I tend to do is wet the skin and apply the mask, when it's dry I know it's time to wash it off so then I take a bit more water and scrub my skin to exfoliate before washing off. Job Done!
Anybody got any fresh face mask recommendations for me? Please leave me comments and follow if you like what you read :D
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Ciao for now world