Thursday, 22 December 2011

Review: Lush Fresh Face Mask #2

Last time it was Cupcake, this time it is Catastrophe Cosmetics.  Overall I'm satisfied with the 2 fresh masks that I've tried, although I don't think they are 'a must' in my routine.  Personally I'm fine with other masks which have longer (fridge)-life and better consistency.  Apparently, my biggest complain with the fresh mask are their short life-span and the fact that they are just another mask.

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  • HK$120 (USD15) *could be more, as I might have got a birthday discount, not sure*
  • about 120g - enough for 9 to10 generous application

Ingredients from UK website:

  • Calamine Powder, Talc, Irish Moss Gel, Fresh Blueberries, Glycerine, Almond Oil, Rose Absolute, Chamomile Blue Oil, Sweet Wild Orange Oil, *Limonene, Methyl Ionone, Perfume

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My Review

Catastrophe Cosmetics was targeted at troubled skin with occasional break-outs.  It is a "deep cleansing mask with calming, cooling properties", etc.  Smells natural and slightly essential-oil-y, does give a calm and cool feeling to skin.

A month or so ago, when I was browsing through the counter thinking of getting a new fresh mask, the male assistant told me this blueberry mask is good for hydration.  (I have to pin-point his gender because generally I don't like to be served, and I find it is even trickier to get male's over-the-counter right, in my point-of-view)  Although I quite clearly read and remember it says cleansing or clearing at some point, I do remember it is also one of the top favourites of Lush fresh masks.  The humidity in HK wasn't that low at that time hence I figure, even if this is not hydrating, I can give it a try.

It is significantly a clay-base paste, with bits of blueberry skin in the mixture.  Generally it is well-blended and easy to apply, not too hard to wash off either.  Problem encountered: there is always a piece or two (or more) blueberry skin sticking on my face after careful wash with a sponge.  Hence I always prep my skin with toner on a cotton pad before continuing with further skin care steps.

All in all, I find this okay.  Both this, Catastrophe Cosmetics, and Cupcake (all starts with 'C' eh?) I feel like are more suitable for summer.  There is still a small chance I'd be going back for more Lush face mask next year, but well, it is small.  I have enough face masks to last me through Brazil Olympics (2016) and I'm not kidding. (well maybe a little exaggeration but you get the idea)

**Note: I have dry skin and only monthly-hormonal-pimple(s)**  My concern with skin is towards hydration, whitening/brightening and pigmentation-clearing (bye freckles).  I don't mind to use heavier anti-aging products in advance but deep cleansing, oil-control, cooling things don't suit me so well. 

Rating: 2/5
Repurchase: No

Read More:
Lush Cupcake Mask Review
Montagne Jeunesse Masksss Review

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