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Lush Cosmetic Warrior Fresh Face Mask Review


Product Description

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.

Thoughts

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.

4/5

LUSH Celestial Facial Moisturizer Review

Redness. Stinging. Irritation. Sound familiar? Having sensitive skin can be incredibly frustrating (even painful!), which is why we invented our most gentle moisturizer, Celestial. With its creamy cocoa butter base, Celestial effectively moisturizes without irritating ingredients like citrus oils or alcohol. We blend vanilla water, to help the skin retain its moisture, with hydrating almond milk and fresh dove orchid extract to keep delicate skin in soft, glowing condition. Celestial also doubles as a fantastically softening night cream for all skin types.

Ever since June I’ve been on medication that has made my skin extremely dry and sensitive. I needed a moisturizer that was able to actually help my face stay moisturized throughout the day. I find that the ones I were using would only work for the 1-2 hours after I applied it. When I came home from school or work, my face was back to being dry – or worse, flakey. However, my skin was also becoming sensitive due to the medication so things that didn’t seem to bother it before, seemed to suddenly start making me break out! I decided that I had to start using more natural products to see if it would make a difference.


The first thing I noticed when I opened the jar was the fact that the formula wasn’t as thick as I thought it would be. I was afraid that if the formula had a thinner consistency, it wouldn’t give me the moisture I need. I was wrong on that though! A little of this actually goes a long way. Be sure not to just plop a whole glob on your face ::^^::. If you have oily skin it will look very greasy on your face if you do this.

I think this moisturizer is best suited for people with dry skin. For people who have combination skin, it might be a bit greasy in the oilier areas. It does not absorb quickly so be sure to apply it earlier on when you’re getting ready to go out! If you put on primer and foundation it works well to provide a hydrated base for your skin. It mentions that it’ll work great as a night cream, which I agree. You don’t have to be as careful about how much you’re applying since you’re just going to sleep. It’s definitely thick enough to act as a night cream.

Overall I quite like the moisturizer, but the drawback is the longer wait for it to absorb. Also, the moisturizing effect doesn’t last me as long as I’d like, but that might be because of the medication I’m taking which dries up my oil glands. However, LUSH products are pretty natural, the girl helping me out said that their products contain less than 1% preservatives/additives. So if you’re looking for more natural skincare, you might want to give it a try.

As an aside LUSH offers a recycling award program. The container for this moisturizer is included in the program. Bring back 5 and you get a face mask for free!

7/10