Lush Face Masks
Let me start off with a little overview of the brand, Lush for those who are unfamiliar with it.
It started way back in the 1970’s when Mark Constantine, a trichologist (one who studies the health of hair and scalp) and Liz Weir, a beauty therapist decided to create natural hair and beauty products. They supplied to the Body Shop in the ’80s, and slowly evolved to having their first international store in Vancouver in 1996. They now have over 210 cosmetic stores throughout North America supplied by their 2 cosmetic kitchens.
Lush is an animal-cruelty free company that gives back to the community through their charity program, Charity Pot fund. When consumers purchase a Charity Pot, 100% of the purchase price will go into their fund which is then donated to environmental, humanitarian, and animal rights charities. (They have managed to donate $2 million in the first 5 years!)
In the Lush Store
As soon as I walked in, I was overwhelmed by the strong scents coming from every direction (but that is to be expected of course with all their natural handmade soap bars and bath bombs, etc.)
I was then assisted by a very friendly and knowledgeable staff who went through the different face masks and recommended a couple for my combination skin type (oily T-zone and dry on the cheeks).
The 3 face masks that she recommended to me were:
Cupcake – $7.95
BB Seaweed – $7.95
Love Lettuce – $7.95
Having bought the cupcake face mask before (about a year ago), I decided to try something different and went for the BB Seaweed.
The lovely sales associate then cashed me out and recommended some other items in the catalogue – 183 pages long showcasing a range of all their products they make and carry. (You can drop into a Lush store and ask for one, or sign up for their newsletter and subscribe to their catalogue that will be mailed to you)
[BB Seaweed Face Mask]
So this is my black pot of BB Seaweed Face mask, it comes in a 60g measurement and is to be kept refrigerated.
All face masks have a life span of 3 weeks from the production date (made in Canada by the Lush staff) and are to be used 2-3 times a week. *It is not recommended to be used daily as it may be too harsh for the skin
The BB seaweed face mask comes with bits of seaweed that will definitely be visible on your face (ugh!) and gets a little annoying when it falls off and disappears into the dark abyss when you try to look for it. I also do not know how I feel about washing the bits down the sink when I wash the mask off… at least I know it won’t sprout like the Wiccy Magic Muscles massage bar (http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/2016/03/21/lush-wiccy-magic-muscles-massage-bar_n_9516178.html).
After washing the mask off, my face definitely feels smoother and more moisturized however I think it might’ve clogged my pores up a little (around the nose area). The mask also has a somewhat medicated smell to it that lingers onto the skin for about an hour or two after, so you might want to plan out when to use it (hopefully not right before your date picks you up for dinner).
[Would I use this mask again?]
Unlikely. I am not against this mask but I dislike the fact that it clogs my pores up around my nose area (a problem area for whiteheads and blackheads).
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[Where to buy]
You can purchase this product in any of the Lush stores located across Canada :
or you can also purchase this product online and have it shipped to you (not recommended in the Summer season because it may melt in transit and Lush will not replace it)