I have a confession to make. As much as I am obsessed with Lush, I hadn't tried one of their face masks until I wrote this post. In fact, I'd never tried any face mask before. The whole teenage sleepover with a face mask and toe separator thing seems to have passed me by.
However, when I was in Lush with Helen recently, she recommended Catastrophe Cosmetic face mask. I didn't buy it then, but when I found myself in Lush the next day (I visit a lot), I decided to go ahead and take the plunge. Boy, am I glad I did!
Catastrophe Cosmetic has a clay-like consistency, and is a blue-grey shade. Ingredients include blueberries, calamine, chamomile, rose and almond oils, so it has a lovely, warming fruity-floral scent.
I slathered my skin in it, and left it on for 10 minutes. It applied fairly easily, if a little gloopily (totally a word!), and smelled absolutely amazing. Since it was fresh from the fridge, it was really soothing and calming, and I found myself becoming very relaxed. After 7 minutes or so, it began to dry out, which made it easy to remove with warm water and a flannel.
Once I'd completely cleaned my face, it felt amazing! My skin was so soft and smooth, and it even looked like I'd Gaussian blurred the hell out of it. It's like Photoshop in a tub! I am a true convert now. I can't wait to try it again, and experiment with the other varieties too. As if I needed an excuse to buy more from Lush...