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I hope everyone is welcoming September with open arms! I’m a bit confused about where the summer has gone to be honest, although I’m looking forward to hot coffee and big jumpers!
A few weeks ago I went into town with a couple of friends and visited Lush. After having a demonstration and explanation of the masks, we all bought one of Lush’s Jelly Masks. I’ve used this mask around 3 times so now feel ready to share my view.
When I went in I bought the following:
- ‘Just to Clarify’ Jelly Face Mask – £6.95
That’s not strictly true – I bought something else too, but that will be coming in a separate post and I don’t want to ruin the surprise!
Anyway, let’s jump into the review!
What does it claim to do?
As you can see the mask is orange, and has some small black balls in the centre (honestly I have absolutely no idea what these are but I’m sure they do great things).
The Lush website describes this mask with the following passage:
‘A fruitful jelly with a slight scrub for those who like it just a bit rough; Just to Clarify is packed with an exotic fusion of fresh juices, like papaya, orange and grapefruit to refresh and brighten the skin. When using your hands to gently wash the mask away, you’ll start to feel the bamboo stem extract polishing the surface of your skin leaving it feeling super rejuvenated and clean.’
As you may know if you’ve been reading my posts, I absolutely love citrus smells – especially orange, so I think that was subconsciously part of the reason I chose this mask. However, I do love scrubs and I like my skin to look, and feel, refreshed. Additionally, the front of the pot states that the mask ‘gives moods a sunny boost’, which is certainly something that I need at the moment. Additionally, it’s suitable for vegans which is great.
How do you use it?
I honestly think this was the question that first popped into my head when I saw it, I’ve certainly never used a mask like this.
The directions for use are as follows:
‘Pinch off a piece of the mask and work to a paste between clean, dry hands. Apply to the face and let it work its magic for 5-10 minutes. Wash off with warm water or with a cloth.’
Now the one problem I have with these directions is the instruction to ‘pinch off a piece of the mask’, I didn’t have a clue how much to use, and I think the directions could do with being a bit more specific. When speaking to a Lush employee in the shop, he explained that he got around 10 uses out of the mask, which is pretty good.
I really haven’t been using much at all each time, the photo you can see shows how much product I’ve used after 3 uses. I typically take some, make the paste, and apply it then pinch off a bit more to apply to any areas which haven’t been covered. This method seems to be working well for me. Personally, I don’t think you need a lot and I think I will get more than 10 uses out of it at the current rate I am using it.
I did think that the small amount I was using was correct (after all it was covering my face with quite a lot of product) but since looking on the Lush website, it seems that the individuals in their demonstrations use a considerable amount more than I do (you can see a demonstration video on the Lush page which sells this mask here). So I’m unsure whether I should be using more, but either way I find that the mask works with the amount I use, and I’ll get more use out of the product – I would just appreciate more direction in terms of how much to use.
One thing I do love about this mask is that it’s easy to travel with, and just generally sturdy (I’ve dropped it countless times), and more importantly – it doesn’t have to be refrigerated! The amount of Lush masks I’ve bought, used once, and forgot about in the fridge put me off buying them, so I’m super thankful that this can just sit on my bedside table and not be forgotten. Additionally, it has a 4 month shelf life (unlike the 1 month shelf life of the fresh, refrigerated, masks), so there’s more of a chance that you’ll be able to get through the whole product before it’s out of date.
Does it work?
I honestly really love this mask, and it 100% does work for me. My skin always feels and looks more radiant and bright after use and I really love it. I’ve actually been reaching for this mask more than my sheet masks (this is a HUGE deal considering I always choose sheet masks over any other mask)! I think it smells great, it is easy to use, it’s not messy, and it makes my skin look and feel amazing after use. Additionally, as you only leave it on for 5-10 minutes it’s something you can do quickly.
There are a couple of downsides I see to this mask though – firstly that it is quite abrasive so I’m unsure whether individuals with really sensitive skin would be able to use it. However, it is marketed as a mask that will scrub, and they have other mask options so I think there is something for everyone. Furthermore, you need to wash it off really well. I use a cloth and warm water to remove mine as I find it to be the easiest, and most mess-free way. However, I find that when the product looks like it’s gone (as in you no longer look super orange), it actually isn’t all removed. When I use it, I normally wash my face again after all of the orange is gone, as small white sand-like particles remain on my face, which I can feel if I touch my face (and see if I’m close to the mirror).
Overall, I think this mask is really great and I would definitely recommend it. If you’re looking for a mask that exfoliates and makes your skin look bright and radiant, then I would grab this mask. The price, £6.95, I think is really good considering how many uses you get out of it. Even if you got a flat 10 uses (as I said, I will get more as I don’t use a lot), it would work out at around 70p per application! I also love the name of the mask, I think it’s really sassy.
I’m definitely going to be picking up some other types of these Jelly Masks to try in the future, as well as another of this mask! They have four other masks: Bunny Moon (hydrating), 1000 Millihelens (detoxifying), Birth of Venus (calming/toning), and FOMO (soothing/calming). You can read more about each type of mask and what they do here, additionally you can buy the ‘Just to Clarify’ Jelly Mask from the Lush website through this link (or head to your local Lush).
So that brings us to the end of this review! I really hope you enjoyed reading it, as much as I enjoyed writing it (and of course testing the Lush Jelly Mask). If you did like this review, please give it a like and I’ll be sure to write about the other Jelly Masks when I get them. Additionally, if you think my blog contains content you’d be interested in reading then be sure to follow me to stay up to date with my posts – I post twice a week!
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