Saturday, October 23, 2010

Review: Lush Fresh Face Mask

Product's label description: "Blueberries rich in beneficial antioxidants and full of vitamins and minerals reduce inflammation and have an antiseptic effect. Soothing chamomile, Irish moss and almond oil with the same gentle cleansing action of calamine save the day." [website -- item only available in stores however]

Item Purchased: Catastrophe Cosmetic (the blueberry one)

Price: $6-ish (can't find my receipt)

Review: 3 Stars (No Repurchase)

I have sensitive skin so I was limited to which face mask I could try out.  The other one for sensitive skin was this banana oatmeal mask and, while I like eating bananas, I can't stand to smell bananas.  I was really tempted to try their chocolate one because it smelled amazing but my brain told me that it would probably make my skin go crazy.  I asked one of the very helpful workers, and she recommended the blueberry Catastrophe anyways. Since we were out shopping, she warned me to make sure to put it in a fridge within 5 hours. What she neglected to tell me was that its shelf life was less than 3 weeks.  Good thing I didn't just throw it in my fridge and forget about it.

The chunks of blueberries mixed into the mask on your face are kind of off-putting. And don't expect this mask to be blue, it's actually green.

The label says to leave it on for 5 to 10 minutes but that is not enough time to let it harden. I don't know if I'm using it right, but since most masks you leave on until it hardens, I just follow that rule of thought.

I've used it 4 times so far (it's currently on my face as I type) and I don't notice any difference whatsoever to my skin.  On a positive note, my skin did not have an adverse reaction to it at all, which is why I gave it 3 stars instead of 2.  It definitely is appropriate for sensitive skin but I don't know how much effect it will have on "catastrophic" skin.  For the price and the number of uses (probably can get one more out of it), I wouldn't repurchase it. I'll stick to Queen Helene Mint Julep Masque for more bang for my buck.

Tip: Save the pots because you get a mask free when you bring back 5.


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