Sunday, June 7th, 2009

LUSH Love Lettuce Fresh Face Mask ($7.95 for 2.6 oz.) is an exfoliating face mask designed for normal to oily skin. As the label states, it is supposed to give “skin a softened, smoothed, and radiant glow.” Ingredients include agar agar seaweed, fuller’s earth, kaolin, honey, glycerin, almond oil, ground almost shells, ground almonds, and lavender oil, to name the major ones.

It’s one of the stronger exfoliating masks I’ve tried, so this is definitely not a product I’d recommend using more than once or twice a week. It smells kind of like an earthy lavender to me–it’s not at all offensive like Cosmetic Warrior and its garlic-tea-tree goodness (which, by the way, no longer bothers me, after using it for two weeks). While it exfoliates, it also hydrates from the seaweed and almond oil, which is a nice treat after you’ve rinsed off the mask.

With summer approaching, these masks are even more of a treat than they were during the winter/spring — because they’re chilled, so they are extremely refreshing! I really liked Love Lettuce, because it did make my skin feel incredibly smooth and soft to the touch, but since it is a bit harsher as an exfoliator, I found it best to use it less frequently. I teter between this and Brazened Honey, since I like to switch up every time I pick up new Fresh Face Masks.

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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21 thoughts on “LUSH Love Lettuce Fresh Face Mask to Feel Refreshed

  1. Ms Trendy

    just wanted to mention these are available in the Canadian stores as well.

  2. I keep seeing you post about how fabulous these LUSH items are, I have to go try them out!

  3. hi

    It looks like mud in the jar, but considering how amazingly these work, I don’t care! :D

  4. Nica

    This is such a great product!!! I must say that it is my go to face mask out of all the masks I have. It is AMAZING!

  5. Chynna

    Thanks Christine! Love Lettuce is my fave of the LUSH masks!

  6. Rachel

    I’ve always lusted after Lush. I get their swell newspaperish catalog. Love it!

  7. I am seriously sad that Lush doesn’t have a store in San Diego yet. I’ll have to take a trip up to LA and stock up!

  8. kat

    I haven’t tried their face masks yet.. hm…!

  9. adelina

    after 3 weeks. holy cow, I’ve had mine for about a month and i still use it… I guess the inside is going in the trash :[

    • A lot of people still use the face masks even after the expiration date as long as they don’t change in smell or texture. I imagine the efficacy of the ingredients goes down, and of course, the chance of bacteria goes up, too. If you are sterile (use a spoon/spatula) about it, you’ll minimize that, too. Some people freeze them, too :)

  10. where in Toronto can i find the product