When I first heard Lush was coming out with a jelly mask formula I thought it was a gimmicky idea that came from the viral trends of slime and jelly type videos, and thought that perhaps the quality of these in comparison to their original face masks and fresh face masks wouldn’t be at the same level. However, when I saw that these masks had been released online for us Aussies I went onto their online store and had a read – then felt quite intrigued.
There are five different jelly masks available currently, all retailing for $13.50. After reading about the benefits and ingredients of each of the masks I decided on three – Just to Clarify (vegan), Bunny Moon (vegetarian), and FOMO (vegan). These three all seemed to have benefits that I look for in various masks that I purchase so I was super excited for them to arrive in the mail!
JUST TO CLARIFY
This was the first mask that peaked my interested, with it’s intentions being to brighten, exfoliate and clarify. I’ve always been a fan of these types of masks as I find they’re great to use in the morning when you feel like you just can’t wake up – but they also do this for your skin! When I used this mask for the first time I instantly felt refreshed and alert – with ingredients like papaya juice, citrus oils and bergamot oils, this mask is for sure going to treat your skin. The only annoyance I had with the use of this mask is that no matter how much I rinsed or dabbed with a towel, the little bamboo stem exfoliating beads just wouldn’t get off my face! It took a good few tries to get everything.
I’ve always had quite sensitive skin, especially my face. My cheeks will flare up at the smallest of things – warm water, opening the oven, having one alcoholic drink – just about anything will make my face hot to the touch and sore. For this I like to use masks that are calming and will soothe my skin when it’s feeling a little irritated – that’s why I bought FOMO. Like a lot of my favourite facial products from lush, this mask contains calamine powder which is great for soothing irritated skin and helping with excessive redness in the face to bring balance – so I can see myself using this mask quite a bit.
This last mask that I purchased is the only one of the three that isn’t vegan as it contains honey, but it is still vegetarian like all Lush products. The reason why I was drawn to this particular mask when reading it’s description was that it seemed like the perfect go-to mask from this collection. Bunny Moon seemed like the sort of mask that I’d be happy to use no matter how my skin was feeling that particular day. This mask contains amazingly wonderful ingredients like honey for moisturised skin, as well as rose and chamomile oils for soothed and relaxed skin.
I’m so glad that I purchased these three masks, as I actually LOVE the jelly formula. When you use each mask you simply pinch off some product, rub it between your hands to form a paste and then apply. The jelly texture makes for an always cooling application that just feels wonderful on the skin. When it comes to Lush face masks I will always love fresh face masks like ‘don’t look at me’ and ‘rosy cheeks’ as well as the OG ‘mask of magnaminty’ – but I definitely see myself reaching for these new jelly masks a bit more in the future!
If you’d like to read some of my other Lush reviews and hauls, have a look at my review on their gourmet soaps and my shower gel favourites! I’d also love to hear what else you’d like to see me review and test out as far as Lush products go – perhaps a Christmas collection haul?
Much Love, Ebony xo
**all photographs in this post were taken and edited by myself**