I am not particularly fond of Mondays... So what better way to start a week and deal with a Monday than with my LOVE LUSH section? And when the product is also a love of mine...it is PERFECT! Just perfect.
Don't get me wrong. Just because this is a LOVE LUSH section, it doesn't mean that every Lush product is going to be raved about. BUT this one deserves all the praise in my book.
I have already reviewed Lush Cupcake face mask (click on it if you want to see my review) which is to blame for my second purchase, Lush Love Lettuce face mask. When I was purchasing it, a lady at the store was convincing me to try Love Lettuce but to a Chocoholic like me....well, it was a lost battle. Since I loved Cupcake, I went back to Lush and bought Love Lettuce and as in real life lettuce turned out to be a better choice. I must say that I will buy Cupcake again but for my skin Love Lettuce is a must because this one is needed all the time since it deep cleans pores, and Cupcake calms all the redness and any break outs which aren't always present on my face. But, I love them both, would recommend them both, and will keep buying them over, and over, and over again! They have a special place in my fridge ;)...
They both have small particles to exfoliate the skin but Love Lettuce is more abrasive. That is the reason I'm not sure if I would recommend this for dry skin but for normal and oily skin this will be amazing! If any of you with dry skin have tried this mask, please write your opinion below. It will be much appreciated.
I've read many reviews on makeupalley and everyone wrote that this has a lavender scent but it doesn't smell like lavender to me. To me it smells like algae. Some will like the smell, some will hate it (although it is not overwhelming) but I like it 'cause it reminds me of a period in my life when I was a teenager and had some break outs so my mother took me to a dermatologist and beautician who solved my problems in like 2 or 3 months. THANK YOU MOM!!! I have no bad memories about that period of my life and no scars left, algaes helped me then as they do now. Beautician was putting a similar mask to my face, it also had an algae scent so this is like a walk through memory lane for me. After this mask, I have a feeling that my face is clean, firm and disinfected (if that makes any sense to you).
This is how Lush describes it:
Ideal for those who want to clear away dead skin and brighten the face, whilst also gently treating it to softening ingredients.
First we make a seaweed gel using agar, then we add honey and almond oil to soften and moisturise the skin. Kaolin and fullers earth deep clean, absorb grease and debris and tighten the skin. Finally there are ground almonds and ground almond shells, so that when you come to wash this off with water, you can work it over your face for a few minutes to exfoliate away dead skin.
As you can tell, I agree with them and would recommend this mask. I apply it to a clean and dry face, leave it on for 10 minutes and rinse it off with warm water (usually in the evenings). It is good to apply it while you are taking a bath because your pores are more opened and will soak in all the ingredients quicker and more efficient. It is always good to apply masks when you are taking a bath.
I've noticed that in the morning there can be some green residue left on my cotton pad while cleaning my face with a lotion but it is not visible on the face.
Since this mask is made out of fresh ingredients, it has to be kept in a fridge. Everyone in the States keep saying that this masks last for only two weeks but they are not labeled like that in Croatia. I put these masks on once a week each and they last my for two months. There is enough product for 8 applications. They don't go bad or change the consistency or smell, and they work just as good as they did when I first bought them. I wouldn't recommend buying them online because they could go bad, especially at this time of year. I've seen that you can order them online in the UK. Don't think that is the case in the States.
Agar Agar Gel, Kaolin, Honey, Fullers Earth, Glycerine, Almond Oil, Ground Almond Shells, Ground Almonds, Lavender Oil, Chlorophyllin, *Geraniol, *Limonene, *Linalool, Perfume
The price of this mask is 5.75 GBP for 75 g in UK/ 9,95 Euros for 45 ml in Germany/10,90 Euros for 55 ml in Austria/ 6.95 $ for 2.1 fl.oz in USA, so you can see that the prices vary. It is 59 kn for 75g of product in my country (Croatia).
Keep their boxes because Lush recycles and you will get a free mask if you bring five empty containers. Check that in your store.
I am not affiliated with Lush, just like their products.
What do you say? Do you like them? Have you tried this mask? Will you buy it?