[Skincare] LUSH – BB Seaweed Face Mask
Lush Mask

Lush Face Masks

 

Let me start off with a little overview of the brand, Lush for those who are unfamiliar with it.

 

About Lush

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:

 

 

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Cupcake – $7.95

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BB Seaweed – $7.95

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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.

 

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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]

 

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Thanks Kevin!

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

 

 

 

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[Directions:]

  1. Wash your face and pat it dry with your face towel
  2. With a clean hand, use your fingers to scoop up some of the mask and smear it generously onto your face (Avoid your eyes and lip area)
  3. Leave it on for 5-10 minutes (Do not let it dry completely)
  4. Wash off with warm water and pat your face dry with a towel
  5. Finish off with applying toner and moisturizer

 

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).

 

 

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[The aftermath]

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).

 

[Pros]

  • It’s totally affordable (Even applying generously, you might have a little leftover from using it 3 times a week for the 3-week life span)
  • The cold contrast to your face when applying it on a hot summer day feels absolutely amazing and cooling
  • It is made with fresh in Canada and cruelty free (not tested on animals)
  • You can trade in 5 empty Lush black pots for a free face mask!

 

[Cons]

  • Although the smell does not bother me too much, I am not particularly fond of it either
  • Clogs the pores up (especially around the nose area)
  • It gets messy (particularly with this one) with the bits of seaweed
  • I get that the ingredients are fresh however I’m upset that it does not last longer

 

[Ratings]

Packaging: ♥ ♥ ♥ ♡

Effectiveness: ♥ ♥ ♡ ♡

Scent: ♥ ♡ ♡ ♡

Price Value: ♥ ♥ ♥ ♡

[Where to buy]

You can purchase this product in any of the Lush stores located across Canada :

http://www.lush.ca/on/demandware.store/Sites-LushCA-Site/en_CA/Stores-Locate

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)

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