Lush Brazened Honey Fresh Face Mask

17 Apr 2012

A picture of Lush Brazened Honey Fresh Face Mask

I have used dozens of different face masks over the years. From Sanctuary to Soap & Glory, Avon and even the £1 sachet face masks you find in supermarkets. The affects are always good, but don't last too long. Until I tried this!

I first saw Lush's fresh face mask 'brazened honey' on  Estée's blog when she mentioned it in a few posts and hauls. I've tried face masks from Lush before and Mask of Magneminty used to be my favourite! But over the years it became a little too pricey for me and I wasn't seeing the same effects. So I thought I would give brazened honey a go.

From Lush's fresh face masks range, brazened honey is advertised as a mask for when you're feeling tired and in the need of a detox, leaving your skin feeling radiant and glowing.

A picture of Lush Brazened Honey Fresh Face Mask

So what could possibly be in this fresh face mask that makes it so good? Well there is sage, juniper and rosemary infusions, ground cardamon and clove bud oil, for their antiseptic qualities. Eggs, honey and almond oil soothe, soften and moisturise the skin whilst fresh fennel, fresh ginger root, fresh parsley and fresh coriander work to detox and stimulate as well as the enzymes in these ingredients breaking down dead skin cells. And that's not all! Fresh lime juice to cleanse and degrease, ground almond shells act as a stimulating scrub to lift away dead grey skin and kaolin and talc absorb grease and hold all of the ingredients together! All of these ingredients together help to wake up tired, neglected skin.

When I got this face mask my first impressions were... the tub is a bit small, isn't it? At £5.75 for a 75g pot I was hoping it'd be a bit... bigger. But don't let appearances deceive you! As you can see from the photos, I've already used this mask, three times in fact. And I would estimate there's at least another 4 or 5 uses it in. And considering I do face masks once a week, that means it's going to last me over a month altogether! Not bad for the money, or size of the pot!

A picture of Lush Brazened Honey Fresh Face Mask

When I opened brazened honey, the first thing I noticed was the texture. It's thick, but creamy, and has a grainy texture to it. Next, the colour. A vivid, summery and happy yellow! And last but not least, the smell. I think brazened honey has a scent that you will either love or hate. I, love it! I love cooking, so I can recognise the scents of most of the ingredients and to me it just smells gorgeous! 

It's easy to apply. It says to use a generous amount, which I did (and yet the photos show it hardly made a dent!) I left it on for 10 of the 5-10 minutes recommended and when I washed it off I gently washed it off in circular motions to get the most of the exfoliating texture! And afterwards? 

My face has never felt so amazing. This is by far the best face mask I have ever used and I think I am a little addicted! It left my skin feeling soft as sin and I couldn't believe how good my skin looked! I've had to resist using it again already!! And every time I open my fridge (Lush fresh face masks must be kept in the fridge due to the fresh ingredients!) I am tempted by it!

I would recommend this face mask to anyone and every one. It's certainly worth the money and is definitely going to be a regular in my Lush shopping basket!

Lush Fresh Face Mask - Brazened Honey - 75g - £5.75