I’m so productive! 3 blog entries in a day! Well this one is on a “spur of the moment” kind of entry. Since it’s facial mask day for me, I thought: “might as well do a review .. I was meaning to anyway”. And here it is.
I actually had an Instagram post displaying my facial ritual products exclusively from Lush. Not sure whether you know this brand but in case you don’t..
Lush is an English cosmetic brand. What I adore about this brand is that their products are handmade, thus using natural ingredients which are vegan friendly. Unlike my previous cosmetic products from Yves Rocher or The Body Shop (”organic cosmetic manufacturers), I can actually understand 99% of the ingredients that are written on the Lush products which works well for someone like me who’s really particular about what I put on my skin.
How it works for me
My facial mask ritual occurs twice a week, Wednesdays and Sundays before I go to bed.
First off, I clean my face (if you have make-up on, be sure to remove it with a make-up remover or better with natural oils such as coconut oil, almond oil, argan oil etc.. ), then I use “Ocean Salt” as the facial scrub. Now, about this product, if I’m not mistaken, it’s my second pot since using Lush products and I strongly recommend it. Active ingredients : Fine sea salt, Fresh Grapefruit infusion, Fresh Organic Lime, Mango butter, full ingredients here. What not to love when there’s lemon in your facial scrub ? I love how it exfoliates my skin though it might sting when you scrub roughly (which I don’t advise you doing so..) and when you have pimples or white heads, happened to me. After you rinse your face, it gives you that soft and glowing factor, so really what’s not to like?
After that facial scrub, I make sure to dry my face with a towel (that’s only for your face).
Then, I just apply my fresh facial mask. I’m currently using “Rosy Cheeks” and this is my third facial mask from Lush. The first one was “Don’t Look at Me” basically lemon facial mask which I really liked, it smelled great, lemoney fragrance , and it moisturizes your skin, (get to know that here) sad thing though, one day I forgot to put it in the fridge so it dried up and smelled funny –” (since I use fresh facial masks, I have to keep them in the fridge for preservation purposes while waiting for them to finish or to expire ). The second one was “Cup O’ Coffee”, made of coffee thus the name. It’s exfoliating and rejuvenating kind of mask. I bought this one because you can just keep it in the bathroom, more practical than fresh masks.. At first, I loved the results, well they’re good results nothing to reproach it’s just that I don’t really like coffee, so I got turned off by the smell (check it out here). And now coming down to my latest facial mask “Rosy Cheeks” which I got for “free” after returning 5 used pots to the shop. And yes, Lush rewards if you do that by giving you a fresh facial mask. So I think I got this about 3 months ago, and this time I’m making sure to keep it refrigerated to preserve it.
Active ingredients: Rose Oil, Calamine powder, Kaolin, check out full ingredients here.What I like is the smell, it has a soothing effect (when you’re smelling and once you apply it on your skin) I normally leave the mask on for about 10-15min before I rinse it off my face. However one thing that bugs me a bit about this mask is that stretchy feeling, which I suppose is good for your skin, but it’s like when you get botox injected and you can’t do facial expressions? Well it’s that kind of sensation (not that I got botox hahaha, I’m totally against that). When you rinse it off, personally I put some moisturizer afterwards because it feels like it dries out your skin (this is just a feeling though). And done! I’m ready to sleep.
Lush products are kind of expensive obviously, so I’m thinking of cutting out some of my purchases, like for example, facial scrubs and masks. I’m planning on doing them myself, so when I get the chance to do them I’ll be sure to share the recipe and review ofc.
If Lush products caught your interest you can check their site here.