I really don’t know how this happened, but somehow I forgot to review my very favourite mask from Lush: Rosy Cheeks. I’ve been a big fan of Lush for a while now and I do absolutely adore their (fresh) face masks. And the best thing is: when you hand in five empty Lush packagings, you get one for free! So that’s what I did and I ended up going for Rosy Cheeks. The one mask I’ve been meaning to try for so long. I’ve had it for over a month now and my pot is almost empty, so that means I should really go ahead and review it right here right now. So that’s what I’m doing. If you’re interested in finding out more about this amazing mask, make sure you continue reading this post!
Like all other Lush non-naked products, the Rosy Cheeks Fresh Face Mask comes in one of their famous, recycled black pots. I really like the idea that these black pots are made out of old recycled pots and therefore aren’t that bad for the environment. On the other hand: how cool would a naked face mask be?! Okay, I’m drifting off.
The very first time I bought one of the fresh face masks from Lush, I was surprised about the size of the pot. I mean, they aren’t that big. This one comes with 75 grams of mask and it’s not the cheapest mask in the universe. However, since these masks are all fresh made, they are only good to use for about a month. So therefore the amount is actually perfect. If you use it once or twice a week, you’ll be able to finish it before its expiration date.
Aside from that I do think this is a pretty prestigious face mask. I mean, it is made with amazing ingredients and it’s super fresh. Therefore I do not mind paying a little bit more for it. And by the way, you don’t even have to pay. Just save up some empty pots and hand them in and you’re good to go as well. You don’t have to make it that hard on yourself. Anyway, I’ve actually seen how they made this mask at the Lush Den Bosch Re-opening and it does take quite a lot of work. I think 11,50 is a reasonable price point for this mask.
The Lush Rosy Cheeks Fresh Face Mask is a really pretty pink mask with a strong rose scent. If you don’t like the smell of roses, you should stay clear of this. I personally adore rosy scents, so this is totally up my alley. This is what Lush tells us about their Rosy Cheeks Mask:
Find the happiness you seek by cleansing cheek to cheek with this gorgeously soothing fresh mask. A simple blend of kaolin, calamine and Turkish rose oil to delicately calm the skin and restore balance. Whether you’re feeling hot and bothered or just fancy showering your complexion with roses, cleansing calamine and kaolin will gently remove dirt while exquisite rose oil nourishes and tones your face. Smooth a generous layer of this mask over your skin and relax for 10-15 minutes, allowing the ingredients to get to work, before rinsing. Uncover calm, matte skin which says you’ve been kissed by a rose.”
Long story short, this is going to be a nice and soothing, calming mask. A mask that will not be harsh on your skin but will leave you with a matte finish. To me that sounds like a great combination of things. I have combination to oily skin, but I don’t like anything too extreme. I want my masks to be gentle, a bit hydrating but also I don’t want to be left with super oily skin. This mask is basically all that, and that’s probably why I’m so in love with it!
Okay, another reason why I love it is because it’s pink and the scent is amazing, but let’s forget about that. The ingredients is was is most important. Surprisingly enough the Rosy Cheeks face mask has a very short list of ingredients. The base of the mask is glycerine (locks moisture and effective ingredients into the skin) with kaolin (absorbing excess oil) and there’s fresh rose petal infusion (soothing, gently toning), calamine powder (soothing and absorbent), rose clay and rose oil (fragrance, soothing, rebalancing skintone, restoring elasticity and radiance) in there. There’s also some benzyl alcohol (fragrance material, anti-bacterial and preservative) in here, butylphenyl methylpropional (floral scent), citronellol (sweet rose scent) and perfume in there.
All in all that list looks really good. I like how they used different kinds of rose ingredients in here and how everything is soothing yet not too heavy for my skin. I do notice this while actually using it. The consistency has dried down a tiny little bit in my current pot because I’ve had it for a while now, but generally speaking it’s a nice and creamy formula. It feels really soft on the skin and if you store it in the fridge like you’re supposed to, it’s also really cooling.
The mask should be left on the skin for 10 to 15 minutes and after that you can take it off. After 10 to 15 minutes the mask has completely dried down. This is a little bit uncomfortable for me, but that’s part of using a face mask. I don’t know a single face mask that doesn’t do this. Anyway, after washing it off the skin feels really, really nice. It’s super clean, soft and calm. You can really tell that it is. It’s matte but it doesn’t feel uncomfortable. It’s a great mask for a pampering night but also an amazing mask to use in the morning and start the day off with super amazing skin!
All in all I feel like Rosy Cheeks is my favourite face mask in the whole wide world. And I’ve tried a ton of face masks you guys. It’s just really softening, soothing and at the same time it does leave my skin with a natural matte finish. It smells really good and it also looks really pretty, so this mask is just totally up my alley. I haven’t tried too many Lush face masks, but from the ones I did try, this is my favourite! I’m definitely going to repurchase it sooner or later!
And that brings me to the end of today’s post. Thank you guys so much for reading it and be sure to let me know what you think of the Fresh Face Masks from Lush! Which one is your favourite?