You’re probably sick of my banging on about it by now but as my skin is still not back to its usual self, I am continuing my search for products that will help restore it to some sort of half decent condition. I have used one Lush face mask before which was Mask of Magnaminty and loved it (review here) so when I saw Catastrophe Cosmic I knew I had to give it a go.
Catastrophe Cosmic is a fresh face mask so it will need to be kept in the fridge and will go out of date sooner than the Mask of Magnaminty which is the only Lush face mask that isn’t a fresh one. I have been put off trying the fresh masks in the past as you have to use them up a bit quicker but so far I have managed to get through it at some speed and there definitely won’t be any left that gets wasted.
The aim of this mask is to reduce redness and irritation whilst cleansing the skin to leave it looking healthy and smooth. It contains blueberries, rose absolute and chamomile blue oil to help achieve this and Lush recommend using the mask as often as possible to help keep skin in check.
The first thing I noticed when I opened the pot was the smell which I can't quite place my finger on but kind of smells like paint. I have to say it isn’t my favourite scent but after a while it also started to remind me of parma violets which I can deal with. I usually leave the mask on for about ten minutes in which time it dries but doesn’t feel tight on the skin. Once I have washed it off with warm water my skin feels lovely and smooth and any redness or blemishes I have do look calmer.
In comparison to Mask of Magnaminty, my skin doesn’t feel quite as soft but I think this is due to the smoother texture of this mask so it doesn’t exfoliate as much. I have to say I was really impressed with how much the redness and blemishes were reduced though and I felt that it really did calm my skin down. As I was happy with the results, I used this mask every day for about a week but I wouldn’t recommend using it that much as my skin did start to feel dry after a few days. I think using it two or three times a week would be plenty and would give you the benefits of using the mask without over doing it.
If you’re struggling with problematic skin at the moment then I would definitely recommend giving this mask a try. I will 100% be repurchasing it when this one runs out and can safely say it has really helped improve the condition of my skin which is no mean feat at the moment.
Have you tried any of the Lush Fresh Face Masks? Which is your favourite?
Thanks for reading,