Face, Face Masks, Fresh Face Masks

BB Seaweed Fresh Face Mask

The name of this Fresh Face Mask comes from when BBC presenters Anna Ryder Richardson and Charlie Dimmock came to the Lush factory to create a new product, and BB Seaweed was born.

BB Seaweed is a great mask for everyone as it has a multitude of benefits for all types of skin and is the perfect all rounder.

Don’t be put off by the colour or consistency, it’s grey, feels like wet clay and features little chunks of rose petals and seaweed in it but believe me it’s truly wonderful.

The first ingredient is Lime Tree Flower and Sweet Violet Leaf Decoction, these plants are mucilaginous, which makes them soothing when applied topically. BB Seaweed contains lots of other soothing ingredients such as Rosemary Oil, toning Rose Absolute, revitalising, mineral rich Toothed Wrack Seaweed and Seaweed Absolute and Aloe Vera Gel, all helping to calm down any redness or inflammation.

Cleansing clay based Kaolin works with antiseptic Honey to deeply cleanse the face, drawing out any impurities. It also contains mild exfoliants in the form of both Ground Almonds and Millet Flakes, helping to gently buff away dead skin cells.

Honey also helps to moisturise and protect the skin along with Extra Virgin Olive Oil.

For those looking for a good mask to tone and tighten then this might be a good one to go for. Rosemary, Patchouli, Violet Leaf and Rose are all astringent, helping the pores to contract.

Whenever I use BB Seaweed my face feels remarkably softer, it’s my go to when simply, I just want my skin to feel extra nice. It isn’t drying whatsoever, nor does it add to any excess oils, in fact Bentone Gel and Rose should help to balance out any excess sebum issues. Perfect for those with ‘combination’ skin.

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On the face, it is instantly soothing, especially when it’s taken straight from the fridge which is where it needs to be kept due to the completely fresh ingredients. It’s not particularly scented but it gets a natural scent from the earthy and herbal components.

I could go on and on talking about the benefits of this wonderful mask but you should definitely find out for yourself over on the Lush UK website here.

Ingredients

Lime Tree Flower and Sweet Violet Leaf Decoction, Kaolin, Honey, Glycerine, Ground Almonds, Toothed Wrack Seaweed, Fair Trade Organic Aloe Vera Gel, Millet Flakes, Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Bentone Gel, Fresh Rose Petals, Rose Absolute, Patchouli Oil, Rosemary Oil, Seaweed Absolute, Citral, Geraniol, Benzyl Benzoate, Limonene, Linalool, Perfume

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Oatifix Fresh Face Mask

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Oatifix was invented by a group of Lush store managers who took part in a ‘Ready Steady Create’ weekend, they wanted to create a face mask that was gently exfoliating and suitable for dry and sensitive skin.

Oats are a fantastic thing. Not only a nutritious food source, they’ve also been used for thousands of years to soothe skin and relieve itching and inflammation. Oats contain polysaccharides (carbohydrates) which become gelatinous when mixed with water and leaves a protective film on the skin.

The Oatmeal, Ground Almonds and Kaolin work together for a gently exfoliating base which helps remove dead skin as you take it off.

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Whilst on the skin, you can already feel the hydrating properties get to work, Oatifix feels really luxurious the whole time it sits on the skin due to the buttery rich texture. Although Lush say to keep it on for around 10 to 15 minutes, I definitely think the longer you can leave this particular mask on, the better it gets!

The Fresh Banana in this product is what gives it it’s richness, bananas are full of vitamins and minerals and are perfect for softening the skin. Also adding to the moisturising qualities we have Illipe Butter, which is often regarded as the richest of butters.

The addition of Vanilla Absolute, Sandalwood Oil and Benzoin Resinoid contribute to the lovely scent of this face mask, it’s smells like honey almond breakfast porridge, tempting enough to eat!

Oatifix leaves you feeling superbly hydrated and soft, it’s perfect for those with dry skin, or those who simply want to boost their skin’s natural hydration! It also really works on dry patches around the body, especially around the elbows and the knees, or if your hands are in need of some moisture, use it as a hand mask!

This lovely mask is here for you to look at online.

Ingredients

Glycerine, Fine Oatmeal, Fresh Organic Fair Trade Banana, Water, Ground Almonds, Organic Illipe Butter, Kaolin, Talc, Vanilla Absolute, Sandalwood Oil, Benzoin Resinoid, Coumarin, Benzyl Cinnamate, Linalool, Perfume, Gardenia Extract

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Cosmetic Warrior Fresh Face Mask

Strong, evil breakouts? Fighting for clearer skin? Cosmetic Warrior is the mask for you.

Yes it’s garlic, yes it goes on your face. Honestly the amount of times a day that customers are surprised we do a garlic face mask is too many to count. Garlic is SUPER fab at getting rid of spots and here’s why – Garlic is actually one of the worlds oldest medicines, being used for so many ailments in the past, and still today! It contains a compound called allicin which is what gives it its potent smell, but allicin is also great at deeply cleansing as it’s super antibacterial and antiseptic – making it the perfect ingredient for a spot flighting, deep cleansing face mask.

Cosmetic Warrior also contains enzymic Green Grapes which help to break down excess oils and dead skin cells, antiseptic Tea Tree Oil and a soft clay called Kaolin, which works to draw out impurities and gently cleanse.

It sounds kinda drying right? Well it’s not at all! I hate feeling dry after a face mask, but this one also contains Honey to moisturise, so I really love the feeling after using it. Lastly, the addition of protein packed Eggs help to nourish and rejuvenate the skin.

Although it has small lumps of garlic actually in the mask itself, the texture is quite smooth and it is really easy to apply and remove. After your fifteen minutes is up, yes the mask dries, but it doesn’t flake off like some others, which is honestly my number one pet peeve with other masks. In terms of smell – yes alright, when you open the lid you CAN just about smell the garlic, however when it’s actually on your face, you honestly can’t smell it at all, so don’t be put off by worrying about the strong garlic odour.

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I often use Cosmetic Warrior whenever I have a breakout. Rarely on my face because I’m one of the lucky few who rarely gets facial breakouts, but I do use it on my neck and chest, as I tend to get spots there.

It’s suitable for all types of skin, whether dry or oily, or even sensitive skins. Check it out and learn more here!

Ingredients

Kaolin, Fresh Green Grapes, Fresh Organic Free Range Eggs, Honey, Cornflour,  Glycerine, Fresh Garlic, Tea Tree Oil, Limonene, Perfume

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