Sunday, June 12, 2011

LUSH Cosmetic Warrior Fresh Face Mask

From LUSH: A superhero face mask to combat spots, cleanse dirt, calm and soothe all troubled skins. Antiseptic fresh garlic and tea tree essential oil, reinforced with deeply cleansing kaolin and fresh grapes, are aided by softening honey and free range eggs. Apply to clean skin, avoiding the eye area. Leave for five to ten minutes, then rinse away. Keep chilled. If you live outside of the UK, you might prefer to pop to your local Lush shop to pick up your fresh mask to make sure it lasts as long as possible.

Ingredients: Kaolin, Fresh Green Grapes (Vitis vinifera), Fresh Free Range Eggs, Honey, Cornstarch (Zea mays), Glycerine, Fresh Garlic (Allium sativum), Tea Tree Oil (Melaleuca alternifolia), *Limonene, Perfume

After trying a new foundation, a few angry red spots broke out on my face. I stopped by LUSH to try a more natural cleanser since I was getting major dry patches and irritation from the benzyl peroxide face wash I had. The customer service at the LUSH store nearby is amazing. They always are so informed and knowledgeable about the products. More importantly, they don't mind demonstrating the products (the sales girl I saw that day cleansed my face with Herbalism and then applied some color supplement) or giving you a hefty size for samples. After collecting some samples, I decided to grab the Cosmetic Warrior face mask to calm my skin. It was like 6-7 dollars I think.

I've done the mask like four times and I really like it. A lot of people complain about the smell, though while unpleasant isn't unbearable. There's a very medicinal smell mixed with the pungentness of garlic. The smell is well worth the results. I have dry, flaky patches on my cheeks and an oily t-zone that gets much worse when I wear makeup or in hot weather. After using the mask for about a week and a half, I noticed that my cheeks are much less dry and my t-zone doesn't get as oily. Plus, the breakouts from before are gone. I produce a lot of sebum at the sides of my nose and that has been reduced too. It has delivered great results in such a short period of time!

While it's great that the mask is made from all natural ingredients, it also has a very short shelf life. It lasts only about 2-3 weeks, depending on the batch, and there's enough for 3-5 masks (depending on how much you use). I have a lot left even though I try to be liberal with my application. So you're going to be doing a lot of pampering in a short period of time. I wish it could last a little longer. For the price, I can't complain though it would be a little expensive to use this routinely.

I definitely recommend this for anyone who wants something to calm and balance their skin. In the US, it's only available in-store but I know that UK customers can order it online.

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Name Change and More Time

Hi All,

This blog is spotty and bare but I have hope that I will post more now that I feel like I have more time!

Also, I changed the name of the blog mainly because I felt it didn't really fit me in any way (I don't care for rouge lips). Clever Jade is just a literal translation of my Chinese name and is a little more personal.