Like many other bloggers, I am a huge fan of Lush. I love their bath bombs and shower gels, but one thing I hadn’t tried which I was dying too, was one of their face masks. One in particular that targeted problem skin, specifically when it comes to spots.
Whilst in their Manchester Arndale store, I browsed through all the different masks, hoping to find one that suited my needs and wants. I came across Cupcake, one of their Fresh Face Masks, which means it is hand-made, preservative free and are only available in Lush stores.
As it is a preservative free, the shelf life of the Fresh Face Masks are usually 3 weeks, and should be stored in your fridge.
Cupcake is aimed at people with oily and acne prone teenage skin. It is claimed by Lush that Cupcake is ‘Rhassoul mud, which is highly absorbent, works with cocoa powder to draw out all the dirt and impurities and give a deep cleanse. Fresh mint stimulates and tones the skin, whilst linseed and cocoa butter soften and moisture.’
Where I am by no means a teenager anymore *sob*, this mask sounded perfect for me, the main thing I love about Lush is that they don’t test on animals, and don’t buy any ingredients from company’s that do!
Cupcake smells INCREDIBLE, like chocolate pudding with just a teeny scoop of mint ice cream…mmm. The texture is quite thick as it is clay based, which can made it difficult to spread, but oh so worth it!
I apply a generous layer of the mask onto my face, and as it has been in the fridge, it feels amazing and is really cooling on the skin. I leave it on for about 10 minutes, whilst catching up on Game of Thrones FYI, and it drys and hardens pretty quickly, leaving a tightening sensation on the skin. Nothing unpleasant but just enough so you know it’s doing something. I then remove the product with a muslin cloth and hot water, or just wash it straight off in the shower, as it’s less messy that way.
As soon as I start to rinse of the product, my skin feels like it takes a deep breath! It feels so refreshed and soft it’s crazy! I notice a difference in my skin straight away, it feels completely revitalized and plumped up.
I don’t know if this mask would help acne skin as I don’t suffer from acne, just bad breakouts, but it has definitely helped calm my spots down and prevented any further breakouts.
Which mask would you recommend? Do you have a Lush mask?