Tuesday, June 9th, 2009

LUSH Catastrophe Cosmetic Fresh Face Mask ($7.95 for 2.6 oz.) is a calming, cleansing mask for all types of skin. It contains such ingredients as calamine powder, talc, irish moss gel, fresh blueberries, glycerin, almond oil, and chamomile oil. It smells rather like blueberries, though I find the scent very subtle. This is an excellent mask to keep in the refrigerator just because.

It is amazing at making skin look and feel more even in tone, while giving it a really thorough, deep clean feeling (without the tightness). I bought this to accompany one of the exfoliating masks, so I can switch between the two during the three weeks they last. I find this to be a pretty gentle mask, so my skin has no issues using it more frequently. I’ve used this product before, and I swear it used to be a reddish/violet shade, but mine wasn’t colored at all.

I recommend this mask to anyone who wants a little treat for their face, and especially to anyone who would like something to help calm down any redness!

(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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8 thoughts on “LUSH Catastrophe Cosmetic Fresh Face Mask for Redness!

  1. This is one I’m definately going to have to try out! I’ve been using cosmetic warrior recently and I think I deserve a face mask that’s going to smell nice!

  2. margot

    I bought this one and I just tried it this evening .. and I love it. Makes my skin all soft and I like the scent. I’ve also applied some rose water after the mask. The result is stunning !!

  3. MC

    Hmmm… I’ve never been a Lush fan… but you may’ve just converted me…

  4. Virginia

    I just tried this for the first time today..
    i absolutely LOVED it.
    Not ever has LUSH pleased me so much.
    It leaves a nice, matte feeling and honestly, i saw immediate results. I recommend this to EVERYONE!!
    love it! looove it! (L)

  5. Maja

    I`ve been using Lush fresh face masks for years, and there`s a little trick to prolong their freshness. Don`t keep them in the fridge, simply freeze them. It won`t change their texture or any of the effects they have on your skin- they just stay fresh for a much longer time.

    And, back to the topic, this face mask is the best one I`ve ever used ( and believe me, I`ve tried dozens). I have a troublesome skin,that`s dry and pretty sensitive, and on the other hand, I suffer from occassional acne and blackhead problems in T- zone. This face mask helps with all of that, and the results are easy to notice, even after the first use. Crash course in Skincare does the same, but this one smells better. I warmly recommend this one to everyone (I guess :))