Lush Fresh Face Mask: Brazened Honey Review
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!)
The last mask (at least for now!) that I have to review for you is FFM Brazened Honey. This mask is made up of ground almonds, lime, ginger and honey to polish, deep clean, and soften skin that needs a real pick-me-up.
This mask has a pretty coarse texture because of the ground almonds, and has a slightly herbal, slightly sweet scent. Since this had been sitting in my fridge for about a week before I used it, I did have to mix it up a bit since it did separate somewhat.
I applied a generous layer of this FFM and left it on a little longer than recommended (probably 15 minutes when its recommended for 5-10) because I was cleaning brushes and watching Sweeney Todd :)
This mask tended to crack as it dried and became translucent around areas with a thinner layer, like my chin, nose, and a bit on my forehead. When removing this mask I worked in small sections and rubbed the mask off in circular motions to make sure that the ground almonds did their work on exfoliating :) The mask came off fairly easy when I removed it like this.
After I dried my face, my skin felt ridiculously smooth! I did feel like I needed a moisturizer on afterwards, though, so while this mask is a great pick-me-up for rough skin, its not so moisturizing.
This mask would be great for anyone who needs a bit of polishing and softening. Honey is also supposed to be great for breakouts, so that might help in that situation too :)
This is available for $5.95 at your local Lush counter!
Is there a Lush Fresh Face Mask that I missed that you are curious about? Let me know what I should pick up at my next trip :D