Last week I went to my Local Lush and sort of binged on their Fresh Face Masks.. I bought 5! :X This isn’t a practice I would normally do, nor do I recommend to the average customer, as their Fresh Face Masks (or FFM as I will call them for the rest of this review) are just that- FRESH, they need to be refrigerated and are only good for about 2 weeks after purchasing them (this is why you won’t find them on their website, only in real stores!) The reason I bought 5 is because I wanted to review them, and to be honest I wanted an excuse to try a good portion of them out, as I usually just stick to my favorites (Love Lettuce and Cupcake!)
Do you ever just feel like smearing brownie batter all over your face!??!
Me either. BUT, if I did, I probably would go straight to Lush and buy a Cupcake FFM. Looks like brownie batter, smells like brownie batter, though I doubt it tastes like brownie better, I can say that its MUCH better for your skin, especially if you have acne prone and oily skin!
Like I’ve mentioned before, I love how refreshingly cool these are to put on straight out of the fridge! I applied Cupcake FFM to a freshly cleaned face and used a decent amount of the mask (not gonna lie- when I first put it on, I put it right around my mouth and lower cheeks so I looked like I had a burley man-beard. It totally cracked me up). This mask has a gritty feel to it, which I assume is the Rhassoul mud. Once you’ve got it on, it’s left to dry for 5-10 mins.
Since the point of this mask is to suck up oil and help with acne, it is a bit tightening, but nothing too bad like other masks you might find at the drugstore with the same purpose. After 10 minutes, I removed the mask, which was fairly easy- I had more trouble getting Love Lettuce off. This mask isn’t as exfoliating as other Lush FFM I’ve reviewed, but it is just slightly from the grit in it. Once I removed the mask and dried my face, my face felt super smooth and clean, but not at all stripped, which is really rare when it comes to products meant to help with acne and oily skin.
I think this mask would be amazing for teenage skin, or anyone with oily skin. If you have breakouts in certain areas (like your chin) or you’re only oily in your T-zone, it might be nice to combine this mask with another and only apply it in those specific areas that you need some help, so you don’t overdo it on your skin. I think this also would be great for other areas of your body that might break out, like the back- but you might need a friend to help you apply/remove it ;)
This is available from your local Lush for $5.95!