A self-proclaimed Lushie, there are few things more satisfying than slathering on one of their cool, fragrant Fresh Face Masks. I was feeling particularly exhausted and lackluster following an evening of work last week, so I made a pit-stop at Lush on the way home. I asked the lovely sales people which mask might be the perfect pick-me-up for my tired, stressed skin and they directed me to a creamy green number, The Sacred Truth.
Lush Fresh Face Masks are unique in that they are preservative-free and, as a result, must be stored in the fridge. They are packed full of fresh, fruity ingredients and must be used up over the course of a few weeks- the shelf life is that short!
The Sacred Truth is aimed at reviving and hydrating mature skin and features Honey and Shea Butter for moisture, Papaya for subtle brightening, and green tea for a dose of antioxidants. It's also packed with egg, yogurt, coconut oil, rose, lavender, and several other natural ingredients. This lovely list really drew me in!
The mask is a thick, pea-green concoction that is extremely creamy and free from any harsh scrubby bits. The scent is fresh and lightly herbal. Not particularly appealing, but not obnoxious either. Quite guacamole-like for something that doesn't contain avocado!
The mask smooths on easily over the skin and feels instantly refreshing and hydrating. It really does feel like a proper pamper!
After leaving it on for 10-15 minutes, it dries slightly (taking on a brownish hue, which is a bit off-putting), but does not feel tight or uncomfortable. It rinses cleanly and easily without any noticeable residue.
So, to this point, you've heard nothing but good things: fresh, potent ingredients, a creamy, luxurious texture, no irritating bits, and a lovely cooling, hydrating feeling on the skin. The one issue (and it's a big one)? I see no positive effects after using this! While this neither dries out nor breaks out my skin, it doesn't seem to do anything else either. Given all of the gorgeous ingredients, I'd expect some serious brightening, hydration, radiance, soothing, or smoothing. But unfortunately, the results are decidedly neutral.
Given that this is wonderfully affordable ($6.95 CAD) and does feel quite pampering while on, I don't regret picking it up. That said, I won't be re-purchasing anytime soon. Mama needs results!
Have you tried any of the Lush Fresh Face Masks? Do you have a favourite?
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