Spots! Oily areas! Blackheads! The frustration of having breakout prone skin can incite aggressive, ‘industrial’ type cleaning. Unfortunately, breakout prone skin is often very sensitive, so using harsh cleansers can actually make the problem worse. Don’t over attack your skin; lead it firmly down the path to salvation with Cosmetic Warrior. Cosmetic Warrior is kind to problem-laden faces thanks to moisturizing egg whites and honey, which smooth and tighten the pores, and cleansing garlic and tea tree oil for a fresh, clear, happy face.
Originally I had gone to LUSH in search of a mask that would help out my dry, sensitive skin for the winter. The sales associate had recommended me Oatifix, but unfortunately, it was out of stock at the time. I decided to go back again recently to see if they had Oatifix this time around, but it was just my luck that it was again out of stock. I was recommended Cosmetic Warrior instead.
Cosmetic warrior contains an array of ingredients to help acne-prone skin, but also to moisturize your sensitive skin. Three major ingredients included to help with the acne part are garlic, tea tree, and kaolin. Tea tree is pretty known in the western skincare world to help with blemishes. I’ve never tried skincare that featured garlic as one of its main ingredients. And kaolin is a type of clay that originated from China. I’ve tried Tarte product line that uses Amazonian clay to help keep our skin in balance.
One thing that was very noticeable when I first used the product was the smell that came out. It is not a very pleasant scent, and after I read the ingredients, I can only imagine why, what with it featuring garlic LOL. However, because of the tea tree oil, there’s also a bit of mintiness to the scent and feel of the formula. And of course, because it contains clay, it has the usual smell that mud or clay products contain.
The formula itself has a lot of chunky bits from the ingredients. I’m not a big fan of that as I’d rather all the ingredients be finely combined into the formula. I end up with bits of ingredients sticking on my face. You can feel the mintiness of the tea tree on your face, but it wasn’t irritating. The formula was a smooth enough for me to apply without too much hassle and dries in a decent amount of time.
After using the mask, I did notice the softness of my face and also my pores being smaller. Acne that I had also seemed to have calmed down a bit so it wasn’t as big. One thing I woluld say is that if you usually have a dry face, I don’t recommend this product to you.
When my face is feeling out of balance, using the mask seems to help it out. I don’t seem to be as oily. However, on days I feel more dry, it seems to make it a bit worse. I think the clay sucks the oils out of my face so when I leave it on for a little too long while going through my dry-skin period, it’s not helping.
Overall, a pretty good mask to try if you’re looking for something to help balance your skin when it’s going through its crazy phase. It’ll also help calm down any acne on your face. I wouldn’t recommend it if you usually have very dry skin or to leave it on for too long if you have combo skin.