After going back and forth for a long time and probably overthinking things (as usual), I finally broke down and bought my first Lush product — the Fresh Face Cupcake Mask. And I was pretty happy about my purchase. I have a lot of problems with face products. My skinny is sensitive and breaks out really easily. This mask didn’t give me the same issues I’ve faced when using drugstore masks.
Basically, you slather this muddy looking substance on your face (except it’s not mud, but rather, a chocolatey lavender paste with a great scent and nice feel) for about 10-15 minutes. During that time I sat and meditated, seeing as I couldn’t wear glasses and without them could not do much of anything. When your minutes are up, you simply rinse the mask off (which exfoliates your face with little cocoa powder bits and random chunks of oatmeal) to reveal soft, smooth skin. The first time I used it I had a little redness, and it seemed to draw my breakouts to the surface. But after a few times, it began clearing my acne.
The cool thing about Lush’s masks is they are vegetarian, and also do not contain any preservatives. With that in mind, make sure to keep it in the fridge, and watch the expiration date closely.
Next time I might try a different mask. I know Lush has a policy that if you return 5 containers, you can get a free mask eventually. But for now, I’ll be using up the Fresh Face Cupcake mask, which I give 5/5 for fun and effectiveness.