I think you guys might have noticed it already, but recently I fell in love with Lush. I’ve been loving the store for years now, but now I’m like seriously in love with it and I bought a ton of their products. One of the things from Lush I really wanted to try is a Fresh Face Mask. They always look so good and I can use a face mask every now and then. So I went into the store and asked for advice on which one to get. I ended up getting the BB Seaweed Fresh Face Mask. I have used up almost the entire jar by now, so I figured it would be about time for me to review it. So, if you’re interested in reading about whether or not this Lush Fresh Face Masks is worth it, make sure you continue reading this post!
The Lush Fresh Face Masks come in their famous black jars. These black jars are recycled and if you collect 5 empty jars you can actually exchange them for a free fresh face mask! How cool is that?! I’m super excited about that. It’s great for the environment and it’s great for you, since you’re getting a free mask. Anyway, enough excitement about that. Back to the packaging. The packaging looks really Lush-worthy and I think it’s pretty looking. It has a natural and clean look to it. I also think that it feels really well made and sturdy. One thing I have noticed is that my jar does leak a lot of water somehow. I don’t really know why it does, but it does. Aside from that I just love this jar!
All of the Lush Fresh Face Masks come in jars with 75 grams of product. Because these masks are fresh they aren’t very preservable. I don’t know if that’s the right word, but their shelf life isn’t too long. This mask I bought halfway through december and it best used before the 13th of January. Therefore I’m glad they only put 75 grams in these jars because it’s not possible to use up more in such a short amount of time.
Lush BB Seaweed Fresh Face Mask 75 grams – €11,50
About the shelf life of this mask, I do like that it’s good for just a couple of weeks. I’m someone who always forgets to use face masks. But because I know that I have to use this up within a couple of weeks, I now put on face masks at least once or twice a week. And I feel like my skin is really benefitting from that. I also try to not be too cheap with the amount of product I use. I tend to use quite a thick layer. I have a small face and if I would be using this mask very sparingly, I wouldn’t be able to finish it within the time it’s alright even if I’d be using it 3 times a week.
Aside from the fact that this product needs to be used up pretty quickly, it also has another thing to it that’s important to note. These masks are best kept cold, so you have to store them in your fridge. Make sure your family or room mates know about this, before they try smearing their bread with it. I mean, it does look pretty tasty, right?
Okay, having said that let’s start talking about the mask itself. The women who helped me at Lush had three options she recommended to me. The Catastrophe Cosmetic, Don’t Look At Me and the BB Seaweed Mask. All three had different purposes and benefits, but this one seemed the best to me for this moment. The BB Seaweed Mask is great for my oily skin, but it isn’t too much or too stripping. It also has balancing benefits and calming effects on the skin.
The main ingredients in this mask are seaweed, aloe vera and rose. The seaweed is supposed to strengthen and refresh your skin. The rose will have a balancing effect and the aloe vera is supposed to work calming. Those three benefits together create the perfect product for my skin. Thanks to the balance between all of these effects it will be great for oily skin and I also think it will work really well on combination skin. However, I do think it’s a bit too aggressive for dry or sensitive skin.
The thing I liked about this mask when the Lush lady was talking to me about it, is the fact that it isn’t just a mask, it also has particles of seaweed in it that are going to scrub your skin lightly when you’re washing the mask off of your face. Thanks to this it will have immediate results. Right after washing the mask off of your skin, your skin will feel super smooth and silky. Pretty much all of the texture will be gone. And because it’s seaweed rather than big chunks of salt, it’s not as harsh on the skin.
In terms of scent I’m not super crazy about this mask. It has a bit of a seaweedy scent to it which is very obvious, but well, I’m just not the biggest fan of it. However, the scent isn’t super strong so it doesn’t really bother me. It’s just something I thought was worth mentioning.
Okay these pictures are slightly awkward. I wasn’t as awake in the middle one as I am in the other two, but let’s ignore that. As you can tell the mask does look really funky on the skin. One thing I don’t like about masks is that when they dry down, they get really uncomfortable. And I have to say it’s not like this one doesn’t dry down, but I don’t think it’s that uncomfortable. If you apply a proper layer of product it does take longer for it to fully dry down than the amount of time you need to keep it onto your face. Thanks to that it won’t be super annoying.
This mask should stay on your skin for about 10 to 15 minutes. That’s a very proper time if you ask me. I actually used to prefer using masks at night, but with this one I actually like using it in the morning. Because it has such a smoothing effect on the skin it creates a great base to put your makeup on top of. It’s obviously a bit more time consuming than your regular morning skincare, but every now and then I do enjoy that about it.
The one negative thing to this mask is that it does leave my skin very red for a couple of minutes. Right after washing it off I can literally tell where the mask did and didn’t touch my skin by how red it is. It’s not like it hurts or like it feels irritated, it’s just red. I don’t know what that means, but I don’t have that with every mask. I think that’s a sign that you shouldn’t use this mask if you have more sensitive skin.
All in all I really enjoy using this Lush BB Seaweed Fresh Face Mask. Okay it does make my skin look red for a couple of minutes after washing it off, but aside from that it’s literally all positive. The mask shows instant results and makes my skin look and feel super smooth. It makes me feel clean and it also has a refreshing effect thanks to the seaweed that’s in it. I think this is a great all-in-one mask for those who have combination to oily skin and need something balancing.
With that being said I’m going to end today’s post. Thank you so much for reading about my experience with the Lush BB Seaweed Fresh Face Mask, and be sure to let me know if you have ever tried a mask from Lush and if so, I really want to know what you thought of it!