If you’ve read my previous post where I spoke about the Lush 9 to 5 Cleansing Lotion, you might know that I have recently been trying out some products from the Lush skincare range. I previously spoke about the Mask of Magnaminty, which I am a huge fan of. However, I was keen to try out one of Lush’s fresh face masks and see what they were like.
After speaking to one of the lovely girls at Lush regarding my skin concerns, I was recommended to try out the Lush Catastrophe Cosmetic fresh face mask. The face mask is described as a calming and moisturising face mask, rich in antioxidants. I have got normal-to-slightly-dry sensitive skin, which means that I sometimes experience stinging when using certain skincare products. However, as this product is supposed to be calming and is mostly made out of natural ingredients I thought I would give it a go.
Unlike the Mask of Magnaminty, which comes in a self-preserving formula, the fresh face masks from Lush must be kept in the fridge, and used up within around 6 weeks. The main ingredient in the Catastrophe Cosmetic face mask is Calamine Powder, which is a gentle ingredient that is antiseptic and helps to reduce redness and skin irritation. The face mask also contains Blueberries to protect the skin and help repair sun damage, Chamomile Blue Oil to soothe the skin, as well as Almond Oil to condition the skin.
The mask itself has a very mild, blueberry scent and a rather thick consistency. Once applied to the skin, the mask feels very cooling and gentle on the skin and I experienced no irritation at all with this. After leaving the mask on for around 10-15 minutes, I rinsed this off and patted my skin dry. I definitely noticed that the mask calmed down any redness around my blemishes. However, one thing which disappointed me about this mask was that although my skin felt soothed, it didn’t feel as soft as it normally does after using other masks, such as the Mask of Magnaminty, and it didn’t look glowy either. I believe that this face mask would be more suited to sensitive, combination/oily skin rather than normal/dry skin.
Although I probably won’t be repurchasing the Lush Catastrophe Cosmetic face mask, I look forward to trying out some of the other fresh face masks from Lush. I’d love to know which Lush face masks you would recommend!