Thursday, 29 October 2015

Lush | Rosey Cheeks

When it comes to a cheeky pamper, Lush seems to always hit the nail on the head. I adore their bubble bars, and love mixing and matching their cleansers, and have had the pleasure of trying many of their famous fresh face masks. My issue tends to be remembering to use up the masks before their use-by date – I love the idea of newness far too much to stick faithfully to one pot before it’s time is up. So on that basis, I tend to have a few going at any one time. Now, from experience, I have to say Mask of Magnaminty is the star of the Lush Face Mask show, but on my latest visit, I spotted Rosey Cheeks. As my skin slowly but surely ages, I have noticed more redness and sensitivity than previously, and found myself charmed by the description:
“Find the happiness you seek by cleansing cheek to cheek with this gorgeously soothing fresh mask. A simple blend of kaolin, calamine and Turkish rose oil to delicately calm the skin and restore balance. Whether you're feeling hot and bothered or just fancy showering your complexion with roses, cleansing calamine and kaolin will gently remove dirt while exquisite rose oil nourishes and tones your face. Smooth a generous layer of this mask over your skin and relax for 10-15 minutes, allowing the ingredients to get to work, before rinsing. Uncover calm, matte skin which says you've been kissed by a rose.”
A lot to claim, Lush, a lot to claim. So, as with all matters of cynicism, I thought I’d better see if Rosey Cheeks would live up to its claims

First of all, this mask is a lovely, soft, soft, soft milkshake pink. Impressed already! The clay is also soft, soft, soft, leading to the skin not feeling overly dried-out at the point at which the mask has set on the skin. The face doesn’t feel like it is about to crack if one smiles, and the whole mask experience is a pretty relaxing experience. Of course, this is helped along by the fact that I’m normally wallowing in the bath whilst this is on my skin.

And the results? After removal with a hot, wrung-out flannel, I find my skin to be calmer, softer and more toned. 

Much love,
Ani x

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