Wednesday, June 10th, 2009

LUSH A Crash Course in Skincare Fresh Face Mask ($7.95 for 2.6 oz.) is the best mask for a general purpose, make-your-skin-feel-fabulous mask. It is ideal for all skin types. It contains such ingredients as organic avocado, kaolin, organic yoghurt, glycerin, organic lemon juice, sandalwood oil, lavender oil, and chamomile oil. It has a lemon-y herbal scent, which is pleasing and not overly aromatic.

I find this mask feels creamy, applies well (not too thick, not too thin – very easy to spread), and I always feel wonderful after using it. My skin looks and feels better — softer, smoother, and almost glow-y. I love using this early in the morning or before bed time. Makeup applies even better when I’ve used this in the morning (I imagine it has to do with my skin feeling smoother). When I’ve used it the night before, it seems like my skin is a bit clearer and still has some of the results of the previous night’s mask treatment.

I’m just about done trying all of the Fresh Face Masks I’m interested in (I’m passing on anything that’s anti-aging for now), and so far, I think my go-to duo will be A Crash Course in Skincare and Cupcake. I’ll probably switch it up occasoinally and go for Catastrophe Cosmetic and Brazened Honey. I kind of have a soft spot for all of the ones I’ve tried (even smelly Cosmetic Warrior), so it’ll be tough to pick and choose. I think I’m going to go through them again, but this time, I’m going to try and see which one really works best for my skin type.

(The following is a regurgitation from previous Fresh Face Masks reviews, for those unfamiliar with them.)

Just a reminder, Fresh Face Masks, at least in the U.S., are only available in-store and not online or via mail order (I believe UK Lush will ship within the UK), and they have a shelf life of approximately three weeks, and they must be stored in the refrigerator. They’re exactly what they’re called — fresh — so don’t expect to use them much longer than three weeks, because of potential bacteria and mold growth (gross, right?).

Even using a generous amount per mask, I get at least eight masks out of each tub. For $8 a tub, it’s definitely a price I like. I usually pick up two pots — one mask that is exfoliating and another that is just a general, soothing/cleansing/refreshing one. When I reach the end of the life of them, any extra, I slather everywhere – from face to neck to chest to hands. Plus, for every five black pots you turn into Lush, you get a free Fresh Face Mask!

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18 thoughts on “LUSH A Crash Course in Skincare Fresh Face Mask Saves Your Skin

  1. lexi

    i love this mask too!!! helps so much. however, i’ve been making it on my own at home…mixing a bit of regular yogurt with a bit of lemon juice and a squeeze of the got2b pure intent clay mask – it has avocado and kaolin in it – which the LUSH mask does as well. i’m finding the same results :)

  2. Charlene

    There will be a new fresh face mask on the prowl called “Oatfix”. It is mostly targeted for dry and sensitive skin though. It should be in stores by the end of June! Also there will be a spot treatment called “Grease Lighting” coming around the same time. xox Lush Sales Associate.

  3. I think I’ll be picking up a mask or two the next time I stop by Lush.

  4. Saira

    Thanks for this review, Christine :o) . I’ve been eyeing up this face mask for a while but saw that you had been posting reviews of Lush face masks, so thought I’d wait and see if you posted a review. Think I might have to check it out.

  5. Gucci

    Where do they sell these masks?

  6. I love this mask too! it healed my dry flaky red skin :)

  7. ShopStar

    I don’t have a Lush counter near me in San Diego. :( But I have guests coming soon that do. How long can the fresh face masks go without being refrigerated?

  8. I called Lush, just to be sure, and some of the fresh masks contain eggs and other perishables, so they don’t recommend more than 2 hours out of refrigeration. And I guess they only sell the fresh products in their stand-alone stores, not the Macy’s counters. So I guess I’ll be making a road trip.

  9. Laura

    hey there christine, your reviews of the lush products are great!
    i actually work at lush in the uk and find them quite helpful in just getting an outside sort of opinion so i can talk even more about the products :)
    just a quick fyi though: LUSH recommends one pot of fresh face mask to last four masks at the most as you need quite a thick layer for them to really do their thing! putting a thinner layer on makes it dry out quicker, which in turn makes the kaolin (or rhassoul mud or fuller’s earth) clay start to absorb all the good things you’ve just put into your skin! on the whole drying out and clay absorbing note, you should also only leave them on for about 10 minutes before washing them off :)
    hope this makes sense! x

    • Thank you so much for the great knowledge, Laura! I really appreciate it! I wish Lush would include more application info/tips with the products, because it can be confusing on your own!