Cupcake

2 Feb

This fresh face mask from Lush Cosmetics blows the myth about chocolate being bad for your skin right out of the water! The Lush Cupcake mask (75g, $15.95) is a chocolate-scented, chocolate-coloured cocoa powder and cocoa butter mask made from fresh ingredients. This mask smells SOOOO good. Good enough to eat – trust me I was tempted. It reminds me of that Betty Crocker Mud Chocolate Frosting… BUT BETTER for you!

It is ideal for teenage/oily skin for preventing (and soothing) breakouts and removing excess oils. The anti-microbial, deep cleansing Rhassoul mud works to draw out toxins and impurities in the skin and trace elements such as calcium, silica, iron, potassium, sodium, and magnesium (which make rhassoul unique) help to prevent skin problems and also detoxify the skin; the peppermint and spearmint oils not only soothe the skin, the anti-bacterial and anti septic properties help to clear and heal blemishes faster. So this face mask is good to pop on whenever you like as it not only prevents but heals problematic skin. I find that if you do one a week, it will effectively combat oily blemishes and help to heal the skin of any existing breakouts. Sandalwood oil and linseed infusion are also beautifully softening so men can use this to soften their stubble before shaving too.

As Lush face masks contain fresh ingredients, they have a short shelf life of 3 weeks (an expiry date will be on the tub) and must be kept in the fridge.

Apply to clean damp skin avoiding the eye area; leave on for ten minutes then rinse off with warm water, massaging as you go. You will get at least four treatments per pot. I usually apply this after using my exfoliating face wash with AHA, and the combination of the two, MY OH MY, my skin has never felt softer. This mask will definitely be making an appearance in my fridge again 🙂

Ingredients:

Rhassoul Mud, Linseed Infusion (Linum usitatissimum), Glycerine, Talc, Cocoa Powder (Theobroma cacao), Cocoa Butter (Theobroma cacao), Fresh Mint (Mentha piperita), Sandalwood Oil (Santalum album), Vanilla Absolute (Vanilla planifolia), Spearmint Oil (Mentha viridis), Peppermint Oil (Mentha piperita), Pefume.

If like me, you are a lover of Lush products, then listen up… when you take 5 empty tubs of the fresh face masks back to your Lush store, you will get a FREE face mask in return. Yes that’s right… you get rewarded for recycling. Yippee!!! So hold onto those tubs girls and boys.

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2 Responses to “Cupcake”

  1. Camilla February 2, 2011 at 8:38 am #

    Yum!!!

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