Thursday, September 12, 2013
Lush Fresh Face Mask - Brazened Honey Review
Good morning! :D
Today I have a review of one of Lush's famous Fresh Face Masks: Brazened Honey.
This mask is meant to stimulate, remove excess oil, and to deeply cleanse the skin. It contains quite a few ingredients, including:
clove bud oil
juniper berry oil
rosemary and juniper infusion
free range eggs
ground almond shells
Here is the product story (I love how the UK website provides these :D):
(The mask was frozen in these photos, that's why it looks a bit stiff hehe)
Afterwards, I take it off with a damp washcloth, follow up with some more toner to make sure I got all of it off, and then moisturise.
As it is a deeply cleansing and oil reducing mask, I find that my face looks more shiny afterwards (especially around my nose area), and dryer than before. To combat this I put on a layer of moisturiser, and my skin looks great! :D
It really does brighten my skin, which I am really happy about. It perks it right up, even after a night of crappy sleeplessness. The ground almond provides a lovely exfoliation, which is activated when you first rub the mask on your skin and when you rub it to take it off.
This is an intense mask, and it can make my skin sting a bit and tingle. I also have really sensitive skin, so that could definitely be amplifying the effects. However, I am still able to use this mask despite my sensitivity (yay!!). If you have really sensitive skin or are easily irritated, I would suggest doing a patch test first before applying this to your whole face.
All in all I give this mask a 5/5! I will be repurchasing it the next chance I get, and am glad that I freeze my face masks to keep them for longer than the recommended 3 weeks. Always remember that since these face masks use fresh ingredients, they have to be refrigerated (or you can make them last longer in the freezer). I do freeze all of my Lush face masks, but despite that they warm up pretty quickly and melt easily onto the skin. Because of the increased shelf-life of freezing, the masks can last months (and I have 5 different kinds in my freezer right now XD).
Do note that Brazened Honey freezes harder than most of the other masks I have tried, so I suggest using a teaspoon to scoop/scrape a bit out the tub before each use (instead of using just your fingers).
Have you tried Brazened Honey?
Have an awesome day :D!
(Note: this product contains a lot of lime juice, so be wary of possible sun sensitivity. I have not personally had any issues yet, but as lime juice is very acidic, it can be harmful to some. Remember to not leave this mask on for more than 5-10 minutes, and to always wear sunscreen!)
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