Review: Lush Brazened Honey Fresh Face Mask

Thursday, 6 June 2013

Lush's Fresh Face Masks are one of my favourite products from the brand. They've got one for every skin type or condition whether you're dry, oily, combination, mature or dull. They're also made out of fresh, natural ingredients that I'm not afraid to smear all over my face! Because of these fantastic ingredients, Fresh Face Masks need to be kept refrigerated and should be used within three weeks of purchase for the best results. I will say, though, that the product will remain good for about 3 months if you want to really get your money's worth.

This Brazened Honey mask is the second type of mask that I've used from Lush. It's main ingredients are lime juice, sage, rosemary, juniperberry, eggs, honey and almonds [and a whole bunch of other stuff; check here for a complete list]. Combined, this mask gives off a nice herb-y scent which is nice and calming when you use it. Lush describes it as, "A powerhouse of effective ingredients for all tired skins. Refreshing herbs and fruit juice are blended with warming Ayurvedic herbs and spices. With almonds to polish and moisturising honey, this blend leaves the skin vibrant and reinvigorated." 

Out of all of the Fresh Face Masks, Brazened Honey is known as the exfoliating one with bits of almond to scrub away the dry skin, leaving smoothness behind. This is exactly why I picked this one out as we slowly enter winter here in Sydney. My skin gets quite dry and rough in the cold air and I thought Brazened Honey would be a nice way of combating that.

On first use I immediately noticed how much easier this one was to apply compared to the BB Seaweed mask that I've used before. This one has a lot of very tiny, gritty bits unlike the large chunks of BB Seaweed. This also made it easy to rub into the skin and spread evenly to get the best exfoliating results. Because of this, after the 10 minute wait, it was also mostly dry across my face which feels pretty silly!

Probably my least favourite thing about the Fresh Face Masks is how hard they are to wash off. They're all very thick and creamy which means the washcloth tends to smear them rather than wash them away. But after a bit of elbow grease, I was very pleased with the results!

Brazened Honey left my skin noticeably smooth and fresh feeling which lasted into the next few days as well. With regular use you could expect significantly smoother, fresher skin.

At the moment, I want to try a few different kinds of these Fresh Face Masks but I will probably repurchase this one in the future because I thoroughly enjoyed using it!

If you want to try a Lush Fresh Face Mask, you can buy them from any Lush store for around AUD$16.95.

I also wanted to let you guys know about a deal I only just heard about! Just like Back-to-MAC, if you return 5 empty, full-sized Lush containers to any Lush store, you'll receive a Fresh Face Mask of your choice for free! For those Lush-lovers out there, that's a pretty good deal!

xx Julia

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