The Lush Oatifix Fresh Face Mask is a mask formulated to help dry skin with banana and illipe butter to add moisture, oatmeal and ground almonds that create a gentle scrub that leaves skin looking brighter. Vanilla gives this mask a soft fragrance to finish off the nourishing formula.
The fresh mask is totally vegan, and never tested on animals. It's also free from preservatives, and must be kept in the fridge and used within about 3 weeks to keep ingredients fresh.
I've never really thought about using 'natural' products before. I know I should. I know they are meant to be better but I like what I like and natural products have never done anything for me. This mask is changing my view on that. It felt lovely applying this and know that it was natural. It's nice to have something do something good for my skin without loading it up with chemicals.
I was worried about picking this up because it's made from banana and the scent of bananas really makes me want to hurl. After trying it in a LUSH store (on my hand) I realized that it's more of a vanilla scent and the banana is almost undetectable.
The mask is very thick, and I found it quite hard to spread it over my face. After warming it up a little in between my finger it was slightly more workable and I was able to apply it more easily. The texture has a slight grain in it from the oats but it's nothing to abrasive to it shouldn't irritate skin or anything like that.
The effect of the oats is felt more when you wash the mask from your face. The water makes the product more milky, leaving the oats to slightly exfoliate your skin. If you have dry skin, the effect is great to remove any flakiness and the milky texture when washed off leaves skin feeling even more nourished and hydrated than it did from the mask alone.
A little bonus of using this up is that it can be put in my lush pot stash which is now just one away from getting me a free fresh face mask.
If you have dry skin, I would highly recommend this. It left my skin feeling soft and smooth. You can pick up the Lush Oatifix Fresh Face Mask your local Lush store or online here for £5.95.
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