There really is nothing like a good face mask to spice up your skincare routine to help achieve those added benefits that the face may sometimes need. I've mainly be using the packaged, self-heating ones through these wintery months but thought I would treat myself to one of the Lush Fresh Face Mask's in the 'flavour' Oatifix for a bit of luxury. I've seen a few reviews on these and decided it was time I gave them a go.
The main ingredient of this, as you have probably guessed by the name, is Oatmeal along with Fresh Organic Bananas and Grounded Almonds. I love the clever, if so slightly 'punny', name Oatifix as I'm assuming it's meant to be a take on the family breakfast cereal 'Oatibix'. Much like the rest of Lush Cosmetics products this is Organic and Vegan friendly which is always an added bonus.
Being made up of natural ingredients, it has a very lumpy, gooey consistency and it literally feelings like you are spreading porridge all over your face which I can appreciate isn't something everyone would like. Yet the the thick texture isn't such a bad thing considering, as it gives the impression that it's really getting into your skin. It has a really lovely, delicious scent which is mainly down to the added ingredient, Fairtrade Vanilla, making it almost good enough to eat and definitely acts as a pick-me-up in times of need. The idea of this is that you store it in the fridge and so once applied, it's cool and calming on your skin. The main purpose of the mask is to give a good amount of hydration which is done with the help of the natural oils founded in the Banana's, making this is a perfect aid to anyone that suffers with dry patches on the skin, a common problem in winter.
This mask also doubles up to be an exfoliater as the fine, grounded almonds and rich pieces of oatmeal remove the dead skin leaving your face appearing clean and fresh. My face definitely felt smooth and hydrated even after the first time I used it. The one main downside to this product is that you're only recommend to store it for 2-3 weeks meaning you have to use it up pretty quickly to get your full moneys worth but considering it's all natural ingredients, it comes at no surprise.
The mask is priced at £5.95 for a 75g pot which I feel is another negative as I do think that's slightly excessive for a product that is composed with natural ingredients. I don't know if I necessarily would purchase this particular flavour again but I think I would like to try some others in the same range as Lush do have some more lovely (and chocolatey) scents that I want to give a go!
Let me know what you think in the comments.
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