I was familiar with Lush’ fresh face masks, but I wasn’t aware that Lush also does masks that can keep for longer. I tried a few of their fresh masks before, but never really feel in love with any and tried a few that I really really didn’t like. With Lush it can be a little hit or miss for me when I try their products. If I like a Lush product, I really like it. If I don’t like it, it is because it gives me an allergic reaction or because the scent is too overpowering. So I wasn’t sure where their mask in Beauty Sleep would fall for me, but I was eager to try it out. Let’s see!
Skincare review: Lush Beauty Sleep face mask
Lush products can be a bit pricey for what you get in my opinion. Some products are quite expensive in there but this mask I found to be quite reasonable. I bought the smaller size available and for 125 grams I paid €16. While that could be much for a mask, I also know this will last me quite some time as you can only use so much every time you use it. So a little tub like this is probably a few months of product for me. So in terms of value for money, I am quite happy.
What does this mask have to offer?
So this isn’t just a face mask. This mask can be used not only on the face but also on the body. Of course if you were to use it all over your skin, you won’t make this last that long, but I wouldn’t use a mask on the rest of my body anyway, so for me, I don’t need to use this anywhere else. The mask is called Beauty Sleep as it includes some ingredients that should help you fall asleep. Other than that this is meant to be a hydrating face mask as it includes some Gorgeous moisturizer which is also sold separately. Now I am not an avid masker in my skincare routine, but this definitely enticed me to try one again.
What does this face mask do?
Unfortunately for me, my experience using this wasn’t great. First up was the way this looks. If you have ever made a berry smoothie and kept it in the fridge overnight, you know what this color reminds me of. It just doesn’t look very appealing. The scent is nice, but I felt that for how much I paid for this, this isn’t a face mask I want to go back to time and time again. And that’s while the ingredients sounded so promising!
Lemon Verbena and Valerian Root Extracted in Honey (Aloysia citrodora; Valeriana officinalis), Glycerine, Mullein Leaf and Linseed Decoction (Verbascum thapsus; Linum usitatissimum), Kaolin, Talc, Ground Organic Aduki Beans (Phaseolus angularis), Orange Blossom Honey Water, Extra Virgin Coconut Oil (Cocos nucifera), Bentone Gel (Hectorite), Orange Flower Absolute (Citrus aurantium amara), Neroli Oil (Citrus aurantium amara), Myrrh Resinoid (Commiphora myrrha), Lavender Oil (Lavandula angustifolia), Benzoin Resinoid (Styrax tonkinensis pierre), Tonka Absolute (Dipteryx odorata), Ylang Ylang Oil (Cananga odorata), Organic Jojoba Oil (Simmondsia chinensis), Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil (Olea europaea), Fresh Coconut (Cocos nucifera), Illipe Butter (Shorea stenoptera), Organic Avocado Oil (Persea gratissima), Organic Cold Pressed Evening Primrose Oil (Oenothera biennis), Evening Primrose Seeds (Oenothera biennis), Wheatgerm Oil (Triticum vulgare), Fresh Lemon Juice (Citrus limonum), Fresh Pineapple Juice (Ananas sativus), Fresh Orange Juice (Citrus aurantium dulcis), Organic Cold Pressed Grapeseed Oil (Vitis vinifera), Water (Aqua), Titanium Dioxide, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Tin Oxide, Stearic Acid, Triethanolamine, Cetearyl Alcohol, *Benzyl Benzoate, *Benzyl Cinnamate, *Cinnamal, *Coumarin, *Farnesol, *Geraniol, Hydroxycitronellal, *Limonene, *Linalool, Perfume, Colour 17200, Colour 42090
So while the ingredients of this sound really nice, for me, this wasn’t perfect. Because on my dry skin, it wasn’t all that hydrated. The reason why? Because it is a clay mask that dries down completely and isn’t fully absorbed by the skin.
How did I experience this face mask?
When I swatched this and first put it on, I felt it really seemed like a great product that I might love. The issue for me is with how this dries down. If this was meant to be a cleansing face mask I would have also believed you. What this basically does is dry down completely and it has a grainy texture, meaning that when you remove this, you automatically scrub your face too. I was expecting this to stay more pliable once applied, this being a hydrating face mask, but unfortunately this felt like a cheap clay mask that you can find retailing for far less money at the drugstore. To make matters worse, my skin reacted to this too. Something in this product my skin didn’t like. I got an itch along my jawline (always a sign of my skin reacting) and a day later I had bumps and even a full on white head in places where I usually don’t even get those. Whether it’s the oils, the fragrance or any of the other ingredients, I just don’t know but I do know that I won’t be using this one again.
My final thoughts
You know when you buy a product and you have high expectations and it just doesn’t live up to it? That’s how I felt about the Lush Beauty Sleep face mask. I was hoping this would be a nicely relaxing experience, but I just didn’t like this. I didn’t like how this felt on my skin, I didn’t like how my skin reacted to this and I didn’t feel this hydrated my skin at all. Perhaps if you have oily skin this may be a good product to use, but on my dry, dehydrated, sensitive skin it really wasn’t a good product for me.
Would I recommend the Lush Beauty Sleep face mask?
I wish I could recommend this because this product has so much going for it. But alas, it didn’t work for me as I felt it did the complete opposite of what I wanted it to do. I honestly do not understand how they can claim this product is hydrating on the skin. It made my skin feel taught and super dry and I needed a good moisturizer afterwards. Plus it is never great when your product reacts to a product and that’s what this did for me. So now, I wouldn’t recommend this and would say you should pass up on it if you were interested in it.