‹ Review: LUSH Brazened Honey Fresh Face Mask ›10.2.14
I always found the Fresh Face Masks as LUSH to be rather interesting. There are so many to choose from and they say there's one for every skin type so finally I chose to give the Brazened Honey Fresh Face Mask a go in hopes to deep-cleanse my easily congested combination/oily skin.
Brazened Honey aims to soften the skin with honey, brighten the skin with lime oil, and exfoliate the skin with ground almonds. The kaolin clay claims to draw out dirt and impurities. All together, Brazened Honey is suppose to revive the skin. It is quite a stimulating mask, so it is not recommended for those with sensitive skin. For my slightly sensitive skin, this did not irritate at all. Did it do what it claims to do for my skin though? Well, not quite.
The first thing I noticed about this mask was a awful scent. Now that has nothing to do with how it functions, but it's definitely not a pleasant mask to apply in my opinion. It reminded me of a pile of drying weeds in the summer heat. Yuck! The application was also quite a challenge as it was quite thick, heavy, and dry. It was hard to smooth on evenly without it balling up which was rather annoying. About ten minutes later, I went to wash this off and it was one heck of a challenge. I found it too thick to remove easily but at least the scrubby ground almond left my skin exfoliated and soft.
Other than my skin feeling smoother, I didn't notice much of a difference. The scent kind of lingered which drove me nuts. Any active blemishes were not any less red and the healing time didn't shorten. I didn't find my skin to be brighter and blackheads stayed where they were. This mask basically did nothing more than what a facial scrub would do. It was rather underwhelming, in my opinion.
For about $7CAD, this mask was not worth it. The thing with these fresh face masks is that it expires within two to three weeks so you really have to use them quick. If you compare them to other face masks such as my favourite Aesop Parsley Seed Masque, these fresh face masks are actually incredibly expensive. I'm definitely not going to repurchase the Brazened Honey mask because it barely did anything for my skin, but I still might try other fresh face masks such as Catastrophe Cosmetics which I've heard great things about.
Have you tried any of the LUSH Fresh Face Masks?