Review: Lush Catastrophe Cosmetic

I don’t know if i’ve mentioned this before but this is hands down my FAVORITE face mask! While there are many other masks that I love to use this one is the one that I can be sure will help my skin no mater what the problem is. While garlic is the primary ingredient in this, thankfully it does not smell of it.

Primarily this mask is fantastic for acne break outs, but it’s also great for dry or irritated skin

As much as I love garlic for how quickly it kicks acne’s butt, I would rather not smell of it. I’ve mentioned before that I’m not the best one with description when it comes to smells, but I would describe this as a creamy smell. The smell reminded me so much of creamy oats I was surprised there wasn’t any in the ingredients.

One of my favorite things about this mask, apart from the fact its amazing for my skin, is the texture. I HATE those thick drying cement texture some masks have where you have to scrape it over your skin. The texture for this is a bit like porridge.

Ingredients: Kaolin, Fresh Green Grapes, Fresh Free Range Eggs, Honey, Cornstarch, Glycerine, Fresh Garlic,Tea Tree Oil, Limonene, Perfume

But what I normally do with any of the Lush face masks is first spray my face with mineral water, and then apply the mask. That way I use less of the product and I really do enjoy massaging it into my skin, personally I’ve always found the mask to be more effective that way.

I think if you have an allergy to tee tree (or essential oils in general) then this might not be the mask for you. My skin can change at the flipp of a hat depending on my mood from oily to super dry, and no matter what state my skin is it always leves my skin feeling moisturised, refreshed and with slightly less redness and acne.

You can get this mask at any Lush shop or here

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  1. Sophie says

    How long do these face masks usually last? As for usage and best before?
    I’d never thought to use mineral water before-that’s such a good idea. I really fancy trying this one out :)

    • Klaire says

      These fresh face masks only last a month because they’re all natural and fresh. For me that’s great since it forces me to use them regularly :)

  2. Annaëlle says

    I really need to take care of my skin…
    What kind of products i should use in your opinion? (i’ve never done any kind of face mask, i don’t have a lots of pimples and i have a normal skin). I don’t know if you understand but i hope that you will answer :)
    btw, great review!!!!!

    • Klaire says

      I’m not a dermatologist so I can’t say exact products exc.
      But in general these will help:

      1) Drinking at least 1.2 litres a day.
      2) NEVER fall asleep in your makeup, your skin will not thank you for it.
      3) Trying at avoid heavily processed foods if you can. A treat is find, but constantly eating junk doen’t do either your body or skin any favours.

      In terms of products sadly a lot of it will be trial and error. The basics everyone needs is a moisturiser, cleanser, sun cream and a face mask for when you need a bit of a pick-me-up.

      I know I’ve been promising it for ages but I will do my best to have my skin care video up soon cause I found so many little tips that helped me :)

  3. Lindsey says

    I break out whenever I get stressed (which was quite regular when I was finishing my BTEC at college) this would be perfect for me :D

  4. Maxie says

    It sounds intresting. Maybe I give this one a try. I see on your instagram that you are marketing more DIY video’s for on your second channel… I can’t wait for them!