Tuesday, September 5, 2017

*NEW* Lush Jelly Face Masks: Review

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Lush Jelly Face Mask Review
As a self-professed mask addict, I get excited whenever a new face mask hits the market. Imagine my delight, then, when I found out that Lush has released a line of brand new masks called the Jelly Face Masks ($13.95 CAD). Formulated with a seaweed extract that provides a unique, squishy texture, the Jelly Face Masks are definitely bringing something new to the world of skincare. I've had a chance to test out four different varieties for the past few days and am here to share with you my reviews. So to read on, click......
Lush Jelly Face Mask Review
Available in a 60g recyclable plastic tub, each Lush Jelly Face Mask contains enough product for at least five applications. Thanks to the carrageenan extract from red seaweed, the Jelly Face Masks take on a squishy, gelatinous texture that's quite unique and unusual. Unlike other face masks from Lush, the Jelly Face Masks do not require refrigeration and stay fresh at room temperature for at least four months.
To use, scoop up a chunk with your fingers and smooth it out between your hands. The mask feels jello-like at first but quickly turns into a workable paste. Apply to cleansed skin that's been pat-dry and massage until you get an even layer. Leave on for ten minutes and wash off using a damp face cloth. All four masks available contain kaolin and talc so they will set and dry after ten minutes but won't harden and crack like a normal clay mask. Read on below for a breakdown of all four Jelly Face Masks currently available in Canada.
Lush Jelly Face Mask Review | Just to Clarify & Birth of Venus
Lush Jelly Face Mask | Birth of Venus ($13.95 CAD):
Made with rose petal infused water, sea water, and lavender oil, Birth of Venus is designed to revitalize and smooth the skin. The blue-colored jelly has a soft floral ocean smell that's both calming and invigorating.

Lush Jelly Face Mask | Just to Clarify ($13.95 CAD):
Made with orange juice, papaya juice, and oils of lemon, bergamot, and grapefruit, Just to Clarify has a soft citrus scent. This is the only Jelly Face Mask that contains bamboo stem extract so it actually doubles as a face scrub. Also found in the limited edition Smuggler's Soul Facial Scrub, the bamboo stem extract is a fine yet potent scrubbing particle that works wonderfully at removing any dry patches and dead skin cells.
Lush Jelly Face Mask Review | FOMO & Bunny Moon
Lush Jelly Face Mask | Bunny Moon ($13.95 CAD):
Sprinkled with a dash of golden shimmers, Bunny Moon is made with honey, chamomile and marigold petal infusion, rose oil, and vanilla. The formulation is designed to calm and moisturize sensitive skin and it has the most alluring scent that's unexpectedly warm and spicy.

Lush Jelly Face Mask | FOMO ($13.95 CAD):
Last but not least is FOMO (fear of missing out). This soothing and calming mask is formulated with calamine powder, neroli oil, and rose oil. The mask has more of a herbal scent, not as lovely as the others in my opinion but the texture is extra smooth so it spreads better than the other three.

In terms of performance, all four masks feel super calming and refreshing on the skin. As mentioned, the masks will set but not dry completely so when they are washed off, the skin doesn't feel tight or dry. I experienced no irritation of stinging sensation so I think this line is perfect for sensitive skin. The four masks didn't differ much in terms of their effect (with the exception of Just to Clarify, which has a nice added exfoliation) but all of them left my face unbelievably supple and hydrated. Also, because the masks contain kaolin, they will help absorb some excess sebum, making these a nice cross between the traditional clay masks and the newer "cream" masks. All in all, if you love face masks then definitely give these a try! My personal recommendations are Just to Clarify (because of the added scrubbing action) and Bunny Moon (because of the sweet spicy scent).
So, what are your thoughts on the new Lush Jelly Face Masks? Have you spotted these in stores yet? Share with me in the comments below!

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