Grab your coffee, because today’s post is like a good ‘ol Cup ‘O Coffee! There was a time in my life where I was a total Lush addict! The thing is, I’m not even a bathing type of person….showering is my thing, but I would buy bath bombs like a crazy lady. My kids appreciated it and they could sniff a Lush box when it arrived. Sometimes they’d open it before I got home…..annoying the crap out of me that I did not have the privilege of opening my box myself. The Christmas collection is always a weakness for me!! As time went on, I ventured more into their skin and hair care, but I’d get very frustrated due to not being able to ship the fresh masks. The fresh face masks are always the ones I most wanted, but we don’t have a Lush in PE.
My brother-in-law recently picked this mask up for his wife…my sister. Without me asking, she brought it over and said: Here it is, for your blog! You have to love the investment of the family right? So she’s let me borrow the mask and use it a bit so I could do this review…and decide if I maybe wanted to pick my own one up! Without further ado, let’s jump into a review of the Lush Cup ‘O Coffee face and body mask!
What is this Cup ‘O Coffee mask about?
If you’re a sucker for the strong, dark, stimulating type, take a shot of this coffee infusion filled mask to the face. Wake up and invigorate the skin with the rich aroma of freshly brewed coffee. Roasted cocoa extract, vetivert and coriander oil combine to create an addictive fragrance. Smooth over face and body, leave for 10-15 minutes and rinse with warm water for your daily fix.
The mask contains a few interesting ingredients, namely:
Kaolin helps to cleanse and exfoliates dry cells and debris from the surface of the skin.
Vetivert oil is used for its soothing and sedative properties.
Coffee beans are used to help soothe troubled skin.
Price and packaging
The mask comes in the standard black Lush tubs and it costs R160 for 150gms or R260 for 325gms. Always remember if you save 5 empty tubs, you can return it and get a free mask!
Application and my experience
The mask is really gooey, but thick. It’s got a texture like I haven’t really experienced before. Almost bouncy, but sticky….bizarre explanation I know! Anyways….I tried applying this with my mask brush, but due to the texture this didn’t work out that great. I almost had to scoop it with the brush and eventually just used my grimy fingers. Sorry sis! I don’t think the mask smells too much like coffee UNTIL you rub it onto your skin, then that lovely caffeine amazing-ness smacks you up the nostrils! I swear immediately I wanted a cup of coffee!
The little granules feel abrasive in the mask, but it doesn’t feel that way on the skin. You can feel it’s sloughing away and exfoliating, but it doesn’t feel like you’ll tear your skin. The mask doesn’t get very tight. On my cheeks it didn’t get dry, but on my forehead where the layer was a bit thinner, it does get hard and dry. My skin felt clean and refreshed once I washed the mask off. I’ve only used it twice, so I can’t claim to have seen long-term benefits from using it, but I think it’s a great mask and exfoliator.
Would I recommend it?
I definitely would and will actually try to pick this one up for myself at some stage. I’m itching to do a Lush order, especially with all I’ve seen about their ‘naked’ range recently. Just one warning though, I believe this mask does go moldy after a while, so just make sure you use it within the time frame specified by Lush on the packaging.
Have you tried this mask? What are your Lush must have products?
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