Wednesday, 27 March 2013

LUSH Oatifix Fresh Face Mask

I am a huge lover of LUSH products, but rarely purchase anything for myself, always has gifts. I recently won a little giveaway  which included a Fresh Face Mask. I have always been curious about these, so its been a lovely treat to find out!

LUSH Fresh Face Masks last for around 4 weeks, give or take. They are also required to be stored in the fridge, which is a weird concept, but to keep your face mask as fresh and long lasting as possible, its second nature now to root around in your fridge for a face product. Depending on the type of face mask you also have, this will create a nice chilled, cooling addition to the application, perfect for mornings or if you are wanting to perk your skin up a little!

I have the Oatifix Fresh Face Mask. Bearing in mind I have oily to combination skin type, this mask isn't best suited to my skin. Oatifix is for dry skin. The mask is made up from Bananas, which are an oily rich fruit, perfect for injecting much needed moisture for drier skin. Illipe Butter is also added in, to add further moisture. The scent is delicious, almost good enough to eat. This face mask and ingredients are aimed at the complete opposite end of the skin type scale for me, although I can relate to the fact that this is packed full of moisture, my skin feels balanced after use.
I apply my face masks in the bath. I like to take this time to relax and just lay back, as the mask does the work. As this mask is mainly made up of oats, it has a putty texture, with no room to spread or smear. I found as it is very thick, you do have to apply and push the product onto your skin, opposed to a typical clay mask, where you can easily spread it over your face, even without the need of a mirror. I found by applying this in the bath was the better option, as some sly oats that got away, could just drop in the water.

I applied this onto damp skin, blotted with a towel. Once its actually on your face, and the steam from the bath has travelled its way back to your skin, the product begins to soften and create a slimey texture. I must admit, this isn't the most attractive or appealing face mask. After 5-10 minutes of it holding on to your face, I massage the rest into my face, for a really gentle final exfoliation. As the mask has turned to mush, with some oats still intact, its perfect for a final scrub, to get rid of dry, flaky skin.
I would like to try another LUSH Fresh Face Mask, best suited to my skin type, although this has been an enjoyable and useful first try. As they do only last a couple of weeks, its good to make sure you are someone who will remember to make use of it and not waste it. The top photograph shows one application. This does go along way, and I would say I would get around 5 generous applications, or even 7 quick one's at a push, so this does show that it will last a worthy month, with 1-2 applications a week. This is perfect for me, and anyone else who loves a Sunday pamper night!

You can find LUSH products in store or online here (link).
Fresh Face Masks retail at £5.95 for 75g of product.

Also a little reminder, is if you collect and return to the store, 5 clean full-size pots or tubes, you will get one Fresh Face Mask free!

Have you tried any LUSH Fresh Face Masks?
What is your favourite?




  1. This smells so good and I always want to try it but haven't because my skin is oily, too!
    I love the Catastrophe Cosmetic, it's lovely for my skin and great for blemishes :)

    Jesss xo

    1. You wouldn't think it was a face product, with how delicious it smells! I haven't really looked into them too much, so I think I need to have a little snoop at them. The Catastrophe Cosmetic sounds like it would be perfect for my skin!



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