This is first in the series, where I try out samples and post about them on “Sample Sunday“. I have accumulated quite some samples from last few purchases and so every sunday I will post about my first experience with those samples. It will not be a detailed review but more like ‘first impressions’ review.
However, the one sample that I am talking about today is almost the same quantity as the regular size. The SA at my local LUSH store had run out of the sample container, so she gave it to me in a big jar and I somehow ended up getting a huge amount of sample for the mask. YAY!!
How pretty is that bright turquoise blue, I haven’t seen such gorgeous looking mask ever and ironically the mask is called Don’t look at me 🙂
Well appearances can be deceiving and so let’s talk about the ingredients and its performance and finally my verdict 🙂
Ingredient list (taken straight from the website):
Kaolin, Fresh Organic Lemon Juice (Citrus limonum), Glycerine, Rice Syrup (Oryza Sativa Syrup), Ground White Rice (Oryza Sativa Powder), Organic Silken Tofu, Murumuru Butter (Astrocaryum murumuru), Bentone (Hectorite), Water (Aqua), Rice Milk (Oryza Sativa), Fragrance, Grapefruit Oil (Citrus paradisi), Neroli Oil (Citrus Aurantium amara), *Limonene, *Geraniol, *Linalool, *Farnesol, Blue 1. *Occurs naturally in essential oils
So the base of the mask being kaolin clay helps with the detoxifying effect. Rice and rice milk are known for giving brightening effect. For me , the ingredient list is impressive and also revealing about the citrusy fragrance of the mask. I would say this mask has layers of fragrance, the first being citrusy-grapefruit-y scent and then an underlying hint of fresh earthy scent. Overall it works for me. I assume the tiny beads for exfoliation come from granulated rice. I assume tofu provides protein benefit to the skin but other than that I have no clue what tofu does for the skin.
My experience :
I liked the fragrance of the mask. Putting on this mask was great fun owing to its awesome color. As it contains fresh ingredients, I had to put it in the fridge, thus loved the cooling effect I got while lathering this on my face.
As I do with my glam glow mask, I rubbed the mask on to my skin and did the same while rinsing off in the end. I would say it is a bit strong on exfoliation so I recommend using it only once a week. It does the job well. I felt my skin was smooth- much smoother than the Ghassoul clay mask that I reviewed recently, understandably so, because of the murumuru butter and silken tofu.
I love the balance of exfoliation and moisturizing elements in the Lush mask. I am not too sure how good it is for sensitive skin though. I personally loved it. But no matter how much I love it, I will restrict its use to only once a week. That is how much my skin can take.
Will I repurchase it?
Yes, I would be happy to replace my much-loved Glamglow brightening treatment mask with this one as its much cheaper and the results are pretty much comparable, in terms of brightening of the skin. Also I find Lush mask to be more moisturizing than the glamglow one.
My verdict: 4.5/5
PS: If you liked this review please do come back for reviews on two other masks from LUSH- Mask of Magnanimity and Cosmetic Catastrope. I will be reviewing them in the coming weeks.