Ever since my husband fell in love with Lush Cosmetics Kalamazoo Beard Wash, it has been a lot easier getting him to make the trip into Carmel-by-the-sea to our local store. Which is awesome for me, because there are so many things to play with. Today, I'm trying one of their Fresh Face Masks for the first time.
I am a big fan of face masks. I always have been, but as I have gotten older my skin has decided that it is not a big fan. My much-beloved Queen Helene Mint Julep Mask changed from a soothing weekly treat to an unparalleled facial torment lotion. I was pretty bummed. I had to find something new.
Enter the Lush mask. This is a rose-scented goo with the texture of very wet joint compound...which is a result of the kaolin clay. It has the frighteningly exact color of calamine lotion. I had chicken pox as a kid, and this stuff does remind me a bit of that.
Check out the ingredients, they are pretty basic and simple. That is one of my favorite things about Lush.
Here is what it actually looks like. Mine had been in the fridge for about a week at this point (these need to be preserved, btw) and some of the liquid pooled as it warmed back up, though it didn't seem to bother the performance. I used a flat foundation brush to slap it on my face because I don't like getting things under my fingernails. It gives me the willies.
I slathered a thinnish layer on my face. It looked like I was using calamine lotion. It felt like it too, right down to the tight feeling once this goo was dry. But thankfully, it smelled like fresh roses...and wet clay. Not offensively wet clay, but once you have it right under your nose...it is there. It also gets more pink as it dries...which will scare your kids and/or cat.
After about 10 minutes, I hopped in the shower and rinsed my face. Because this was so clay heavy I was worried that my poor, dry skin would be angry...but it wasn't at all. I didn't wash my face after, and my skin felt pretty nice, actually. It had been a good 24 hours since I had washed my face, so I think the layer of oils I had on there gave me a little cushion. If you are dryer/combo skinned, I definitely would use this in place of cleansing.
Are you a fan of the Lush face masks? Or is there something else I need to try next time I am out that way?