Lush Fresh Face Mask – Catastrophe Cosmetic

I absolutely love Lush – the products, the company, the whole ethos! I think they’ve really done well to make ethical, natural products that are also fun and stylish – turning a retailer of what are usually seen as niche products usually be found in a health shop, into a high street destination with a loyal following of fans. For that alone, I really admire them! I try to shop ethically, with an emphasis on natural products free of nasty chemicals, so Lush really fits the bill.

One of my favourite line of products are the fresh face masks. I really love the products that are as close to being edible as possible – and that’s no joke, some of Lush’s products contain what they call ‘safe synthetics’ which as much as I love Lush, I avoid where I can (Sodium Lauryl Sulphate for one, an ingredient which causes the foaming in some shampoos and gels, and one which I myself find irritating in certain forms…toothpaste for example!). My favourite face mask is the Catastrophe Cosmetic, which Lush describe as: “A calming and moisturising fresh face mask packed with blueberries, calamine and chamomile, rose, and almond oils to soothe and soften the skin. We use wholesome blueberries as they are rich in vitamins and minerals, including the antioxidant vitamins A, C, and E that help to protect the skin from damage.”

I’ve tried most of the Lush face masks and this is the one that I find is the nicest to use – the smell, the texture and the way it leaves my skin, all make it the best one for me personally. My skin is prone to dryness and is quite sensitive, it’s also prone to spots. The Catastrophe Cosmetic is a lovely, cooling face mask, leaving my skin soft and fresh, and feeling really clean.

If you’ve never tried the Lush face masks, you’re in for a treat. While quite pricey at £6.50 for a small pot (you get about 3-5 uses from a pot, depending on how thickly you like to layer the mask on), it’s a really good quality product and as it’s fresh and refrigerated, it’s a really refreshing treat. I’d definitely recommend it for times when your skin is a little aggravated or just needs a refresh – it’s perfect for those with sensitive skin.

The ingredients:

  • Calamine Powder
  • Talc
  • Irish Moss Gel
  • Blueberries
  • Glycerine
  • Almond Oil
  • Rose Absolute
  • Chamomile Blue Oil
  • Sweet Wild Orange Oil
  • *Limonene
  • Alpha Isomethyl Ionone
  • Perfume


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