Lush 'Brazened Honey' Face Mask | Beauty Review

Wednesday, 6 April 2016

The 'Brazened Honey' face mask is the newest edition to my collection of Lush face masks, and when I bought it on my Lush haul no too long ago (you can watch the video here) I couldn't wait to try it out! The story of this face mask is quite similar to the 'Love Lettuce' face mask, as I bought them both at the same time. I wanted to find a face mask with a similar exfoliating property as the 'Don't Look At Me' face mask (you can read the review for that here) and I was shown this face mask as well as the 'Love Lettuce' face mask (you can read the review for that here). 

My initial first reaction to this face mask whilst still in the shop, was that it's smell wasn't that appealing, but I was sure that it would do it's job perfectly fine and decided to purchase it!

This face mask includes Kaolin, which is a clay to help absorb oil and helps to cleanse and exfoliate, Fresh Organic Lime Juice, which help scrub away dead skin cells and has antibiotic and antioxidant properties from the large amounts of vitamin C it contains, Fresh Organic Free Range Eggs, which contain many vitamins, but more specifically vitamin A to help maintain healthy skin by regulating sebum production, Honey for it's antiseptic qualities, Ground Almond Shells for exfoliating, Almond Oil for it's vitamin E, Fresh Ginger Root for it's anti-inflammatory properties, Clove Bud Oil and Ginger Oil. Phew! So many great ingredients with so many properties! 

When applying this mask, I like to make sure that I have removed all of my make-up before hand, wither with a wipe or with a cotton pad. I then begin to smooth the mask on my face, making sure to avoid any sensitive area's like my mouth and my eyes. The first thing I noticed with this mask is that it is very easy to paste on; while face masks like 'Love Lettuce' and 'Don;t Look At Me' have large exfoliants and other ingredients in them, which make them just a little bit harder to smother round the face.

With other face masks, I normally leave the mask for about 15-20 minutes (I did this with the 'Don't Look At Me' face mask, but didn't with 'Love Lettuce') but found that this face mask doesn't take that long before it starts to dry and crack, which I guess is a good thing if you are in a bit of a hurry. Within 10 minutes this mask was ready to be washed off! For washing the mask off, I like to wet my hands with warm water and begin to make the mask moist enough to begin to exfoliate my skin. With the mask now back into liquid-ish state, I work the mask round in circles to really take advantage of the ground almond shells that this mask uses for its exfoliant. After I've had a little scrub, I then begin to wash off the mask.

When I finished, I patted my face dry and saw that the mask left some redness on my skin (I don't think it was the mask, as I normally has patches of red on my skin after a shower), so the mask unfortunately didn't tackle my red face, and did make my face feel a bit tight afterwards, but my skin was left feeling soothed and cleansed!

I have found that the product does dry out/lose it's moistness in it's pot quite quickly, so depending on how often you use this product, you might find it not as spreadable as it once was!

So whilst this probably wasn't the best face mask I've used, it did do a good job and would probably work best for a normal skin type, as I have quite oily skin.

It's also good to know that all of Lush's products are 100% vegetarian and some of it's products are suitable for vegans (but not this one unfortunately; it contains eggs) and that Lush are against testing thier products on animals! So, you really know that you are doing good when you purchase from Lush, which s a super duper added bonus!

Let me know what you thought of this face mask and this review in the comments! 

Love, K :)

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