Lush Oatifix Fresh Face Mask Review

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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!)

After Love Lettuce and Cupcake, the next one I really wanted to try was Oatifix. I had never bought it before, but every time I had gone into Lush when I lived in Arizona I would always be tempted by it- it smells AMAZING! I finally gave in this week and tried it out :)

 

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The consistency of this mask reminds me of grits, its goopy but has a fine texture. It smells AMAZING, almost edible! Like vanilla & banana oatmeal, even sweet like oatmeal cookies… mmmm :)

 

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I like to be pretty generous when applying the FFMs because since they’re only good for about 2 weeks, there’s no point in trying to save any, you wanna get your moneys worth! (they actually used to sell these in a much bigger tub, which was nearly impossible to go through in the 2 week period. SO glad they started selling smaller quantities at a smaller price, too!) I love using these too because they have to be refrigerated, so they feel nice and refreshingly cool when you first put them on!
Since this mask is meant to moisturize, it won’t dry and tighten on your skin. It actually sort of feels like it’s going to drip off your face, but that’s how most moisturizing masks are :)

This mask stays on for 5-10 minutes, and then you rinse with warm water. Since their are all those little oat pieces, this mask is actually a really nice exfoliant when you’re washing it off! My skin was left nice and soft and feeling nicely moisturized, not greasy with too much moisture, which is so nice!

If you have dry/sensitive skin and live by a Lush store, you have to pick this up. I promise you’ll enjoy it! And at only $6 for a tub, it’s totally worth it!

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21 Comments

  1. Amy

    July 11, 2011 at 5:39 pm

    I luv Lush Skincare, my fav product by them is Fresh Farmacy Cleanser, which reminds me i’m almost out, and tomorrow I will be near a store. thanks :)

  2. Sandra

    July 11, 2011 at 5:40 pm

    Oatifix is so good! Makes my skin feel silky smooth <3

  3. Nicole

    July 11, 2011 at 5:41 pm

    Sounds great, but is the banana an obvious, strong scent? I am not a fan of it but love the idea of honey and oats :-)

  4. thenailaholic

    July 11, 2011 at 5:51 pm

    I would love to have a Lush near me. It sucks where I live :(

  5. laurasoffy

    July 11, 2011 at 5:53 pm

    the body shop sells a mask similar to the one you mentioned above. its ingredients are honey and oat, it looks almost the same as the lush one. it moisturises your skin and after washing it off your skin looks really healthy and rosy!

  6. Julia

    July 11, 2011 at 5:59 pm

    A friend bought one of these for me, but it was completely wrong for my skin type. I had a special party that night, so I used it on my legs after shaving them. Even though its a small tub, it covered both legs. My legs felt DIVINE afterwards!!

    • Leesha

      July 11, 2011 at 6:03 pm

      OMG that’s a wonderful idea! If I have too much left im gonna try that before it expires :)

  7. Sidrah

    July 11, 2011 at 6:20 pm

    I love scruby type products! I feel like they clean more then the foaming type washes

  8. Amanda

    July 11, 2011 at 6:55 pm

    This mask does smell amazing! Almost good enough to eat. But I had trouble getting it off my skin. It was a bit thick and didn’t rinse off easily. For that reason, I wouldn’t buy it again. My favorites are cupcake and brazened honey.

  9. Shelby

    July 11, 2011 at 7:24 pm

    OH MY GOODNESS I had no idea Austin got a LUSH! I just looked it up and it’s like 10 min away from me SOO EXCITED :)

  10. Dreams That Glitter xoxo

    July 11, 2011 at 9:22 pm

    I’ve seen them make this mask, it’s so amazing, it’s definitely one of the best :).

    xoxo

  11. Jessica Allison

    July 12, 2011 at 2:24 am

    This smells exactly like Banana Nut Bread! I’m not convinced that masks really do anything past maybe the day after using them (except peels and the like) but this one certainly is nice to use!

  12. Kayla Shirey

    July 12, 2011 at 3:46 am

    Any mask recommendations for oily skin?

  13. rachel :)

    July 12, 2011 at 3:48 am

    Can you do an updated skin regimen? it looks really good lately!

  14. Erika

    July 12, 2011 at 4:18 am

    a friend of mine raves about these masks! i just may have to go pick one up!

  15. Deirdre

    July 12, 2011 at 6:56 am

    Did you try using your face mask with a toner tab? They are outrageous! totally open up your pores before you put the mask on and really gives you that whole spa treatment!

  16. xasperadastra

    July 12, 2011 at 11:04 am

    this mask has a great smell but unfortunally I can’t use it because I have oily skin :( here in italy we have different names so mmm I use the chocolate one or the exfoliating green one… cosmetic warrior stinks too much so no thanks, and the berry one is very fresh! I take them in the freezer so they live longer and take them for free if I return 5 empty black boxes ^^

  17. Brittany

    July 13, 2011 at 4:30 pm

    I wish i had a lush near me, i think i might have to moved to Cali sense they have tons of Lush shops. The closes Lush to me is in Colorado but im in Nebraska..uhhh

  18. Lauren

    July 15, 2011 at 11:35 pm

    Bought one today, the consistancy just wasn’t the same from the picture in yours and mine. Mine was much more dense and thick. It reminded me almost of like… moon sand consistency lol. I wish it was more goopy like yours.

  19. She'

    July 28, 2011 at 2:55 am

    I tried the oatifix and it felt tingly and caused my skin to become irritated and break out in red bumps. it may be too coarse for my skin. What is their return policy? Its been an hour and my face is still burning and itching.

  20. Jensen

    August 25, 2011 at 1:24 am

    This is the only face mask I’ve used (so far) from Lush. I have dry skin and LOVE this mask. I’m allergic to fruit (Yep all of it but it’s ok….i’m more of a veggie girl) so the bananas did make my face feel pretty darn itchy and my face was red after BUT the mask made my face feel so moisturized afterward that I didn’t even need to apply my moisturizer!! I was STUNNED! I have bought this several times since, allergies and all. It’s that good! :)

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