Might not be the best face mask to have if you’re craving chocolate, you might end up licking your face, but this is one of the Lush face masks that I consistently forget how good it is. Being a bit of a chocolate addict it’s pretty hard to put this on my face without wanting to eat it off.
“Linseed infusion to nourish and soften the skin, fresh mint for toning, cocoa butter to moisturise and rhassoul mud to absorb grease and give a deep cleanse”
It’s marketed as a mask for teenagers and like all the Lush face masks (apart from Mask of Magnaminty) it needs to be kept in the fridge since it has no presevatives, and so has a limited shelf life.
Though this is marketed towards acne prone teenagers I don’t think anyone with severe cystic acne or sensitive skin would appreciate this one too much, it is quite exfoliating and I’d imagine that when your face is sore and sensitive the last thing you want on your skin is something which is even mildly abrasive.
- 2.1 oz
- 4 week shelf life
Lush recommend removing this with warm water but personally I don’t like to do that. What I normally do it wait till it’s dry and then just rub it off my skin, washing off the little bits I’ve missed when most of it’s rubbed off. You would think that this would actually be rougher on your skin than using water but it’s actually much gentler, well at least for me.
One thing I would recommend you do if you try this is to mix a little filltered water with it to make the consistency less like batter, I’ve found it varies from batch to batch. Some are very thick and heavy and others are mixed perfectly.
Ingredients: Rhassoul Mud, Linseed Infusion, Glycerine, Talc,Cocoa Powder, Cocoa Butter, Fresh Mint,Sandalwood Oil, Fair Trade Vanilla Absolute,Spearmint Oil, Peppermint Oil, *Limonene, Perfume
My skin reacts quite funnily to this. With my combination skin you would think a mask that’s aimed towards oily acne prone teenage skin would make my skin quite dry. But it actually leaves it quite moisturized and I’ve noticed that my skin seems to produce more oil after using it (in a regulating kind of way), which for me is perfect as with the autumn/winter my skin always starts moving on the dry side.
Overall my experiences with this mask is that it’s very good at regulating my skin. I would not recommend it for anyone who has dry or very sensitive skin. Its really great for cooling your skin and redness, but bear in mind that the peppermint oil can be irritating for some people. So if you’re not sure then just ask for a tester at the Lush store :)