Lush Fresh Face Mask: Brazen Honey
I’ve been very vocal that the Minnesota winter has been wreaking havoc on my skin. My usually dry skin is worse, and I’m feeling dull and lifeless. I’ve been slowly bringing it back through a targeted routine of moisturizer, serum, and chemical exfoliation. It’s working, but nothing works for my skin like a face mask. I was in the mall anyway, so I stopped by Lush. The salesclerk (those Lush people are always so intensely excited) told me that Brazened Honey Fresh Face Mask was exactly what I needed.
Although its formulated for oily skin, it’s also great for those of us who need a little extra exfoliation. Because of that, I would say to avoid if your skin is sensitive. Working off of the principles of Ayurvedic medicine, this mask has herbs and spices that are traditionally used for healing. Some of these include ginger, fennel, cardamom, and turmeric. This makes it smell kind of like dipping your face in curry, which I’m into.
Main ingredients, besides the spices I mentioned, include ground almonds (intense exfoliation) and talc (in case you want to avoid that). It also contains eggs, making it not vegan friendly. Also important to know, in case that’s a part of your life.
All the disclaimers and ingredients lists aside, I love this mask. It’s intense. The ginger and lime oil cause it to tingle quite a lot. After letting it sit on my skin for five (or ten) minutes, I buff my skin gently to let the almonds do their work. It is very abrasive, but right now that’s what I need.
If you’re looking to try something new, and hanging out near a mall, check out this mask. It’s a great midwinter pickmeup.