Monday, June 8th, 2009

LUSH Brazened Honey Fresh Face Mask ($7.95 for 2.6 oz.) is an exfoliating face mask designed for all skin types, though I feel it is better on normal to oily skin. It’s primary ingredients are kaolin, talc, organic lime juice, sage, rosemary, and juniper berry, eggs, honey, glycerin, fresh fennel, ground almond shells, almond oil, ginger root, parsley, ground turmeric, and a few other ingredients make up this mask concoction. It does smell like honey with a bit of spice.

This was the third Fresh Face Mask I tried, and I fell in love with it. It made my skin feel so smooth and fresh. I just loved it right off the bat, and I actually ended up getting a second tub as soon as I ran out of the first one. (Usually, I get something different/new, since I’m working my way through their masks!) I do feel like I prefer this exfoliating mask over Love Lettuce, just because I feel like it is just a smidgen gentler. However, Love Lettuce gives me more hydration post-rinse than Brazened Honey does. Overall, I find Brazened Honey to be a good detoxifying mask that also exfoliates. My skin always feels really clean and soft without any tightness after I’ve rinsed this off.

(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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12 thoughts on “LUSH Brazened Honey Fresh Face Mask Exfoliates Well!

  1. Sofia

    I adore this mask! It’s the only mask I have ever used that actually gave me that coveted “glow”. I wish I had a Lush store near me cuz I would use it ALL the time. I did find it hard to use up the entire pot however.

    • Aww, nice! Don’t you love it when you find a product that just works for you? You could try freezing it – I know some have had luck with this.

  2. margot

    I got the mask today fter reading this post. I needed an excuse to go check out the totally new LUSH shop that just opened (it’s the first back here in Brussels). And well, I bought tons of course LOL I bought a tonic water (but the name’s in french … it has sea water if it can help seeing which one it is), one solid shampoo (a mauve one, again, name in french LOL), two face masks : ths one and a mauve one (again again, all the names have been translated, like love lettuce is balançoire which is a swing in french) and a hand cream. I’m going back to get an exfoliator and a lip balm … and I probably won’t stop there … I’m definitely going to try all of their masks, they look all so yummy !!!

  3. Andrea

    I just got this mask the other day & I am in love! It smells so good & makes my skin look awesome! I really want to try all of the fresh face masks! I’ve already tried the Cosmetic Warrior, but the smell was gross! lol!

    • I am SO happy to hear, Andrea! Yeah, Cosmetic Warrior is a tough one to sit around with, but luckily I was used to the scent halfway through the pot, haha.

  4. Sei

    I just got this mask today after trying to pick from all the different masks.. and this is totally the best thing i’ve put on my skin in the way of a masks in.. FOREVER. I love the smell and it’s totally great! I’m going to have to try them all now. I love my sweet japanese girl too!

  5. Dawn

    I’ve been reading all your reviews on this brand and I am intrigued. I never heard of this brand/store but I’m thinking of trying it out. I am looking for something to help more with complexion, to even it out. Does any of these seem to help with that(That you’ve noticed)? And one that is best for oily skin.
    Which was the best one you tried?

    • I feel like Lush has a lot of great skincare products, and they definitely have ones for oily skin. If you want a more even complexion, look for products that talk about lightening. I like Cupcake for oily skin.

  6. Nancy

    Okay, how far must I drive to find a place that sells it?