Recently Lush released their new Jelly Face Masks (which retail at £6.95) into their stores and obviously because I have an issue with spending money on Lush products I had to pick one up! I went for 1000 Millihelens (but they have an entire range to choose from) because my skin has definitely reacted to the implant I recently had inserted. 1000 Millihelens contains Witch Hazel which is an incredible antibacterial and helps to prevent acne, lemon and orange oils which are essential in helping brighten the skin and creating an uplifting mood, and neroli oil which is often used as an antidepressant in many of Lush’s products!
Upon first impressions, this smells blummin’ incredible (probably because of the fresh apple juice), it’s fresh and strong but I’ve never really loved the Lush Jelly’s, so I was quite sceptical to use this. It’s a fairly small pot and contains a mint green jelly (much like the Magnaminty Face Mask colour). At first, I had no idea what the hell it was going to do but you need to take an adequate pinch for your sized face – clearly not a lot for my pea head – and smush it into a paste between dry hands, and believe me when I say a little goes a long way. Although this takes a lot of work and doesn’t fully turn into a paste which is a bit annoying because the little bits left behind fall off your face when the mask is drying on your skin.
I applied this to a slightly damp face and left it for around 10 minutes. Through-out the drying process the mask looked thin and you could feel it tighten the skin – especially in porous areas. It did burn my eyes slightly because of the Witch Hazel and definitely felt like my skin was drying out but with a damp cloth it was easy enough to take off and didn’t feel so tight or drying once it was off. I continued with my normal skincare routine and didn’t notice any visible difference straight away like I normally do with my Cup O’ Coffee Face and Body Mask.
I’ve used this once every other day for a week and noticed a slight difference in the breakout I’ve had but nothing mind blowing and my skin still doesn’t feel normal so I’ll admit this isn’t my favourite Face Mask but I reckon if I alternate it with a facial exfoliator there’ll be a clear difference in my skin again.
(Major shoutout to Theo and Jordan from Lush Oxford for their amazeeee product knowledge and always recommending dank products)