Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Lush Oatifix Fresh Face Mask Review

I finally got a chance to try out one of Lush's Fresh Face Mask - 

If you don't already know, Lush do not sell most of its face masks online. Its masks are made fresh with natural ingredients so there is an expiration date. I believe the only one that does not have an expiration date is the Mask of Magnaminty in the bigger container since I saw it in store that it was "self-preserving." I think it's new.

Oatifix Fresh Face Mask Review

PACKAGING
LOVE the packaging. It's so sleek! It's also nice to know that it's made with recycled materials and has all the information a customer needs to know about it's product, promotions, instructions, and etc.

PRODUCT
This mask is made with banana, oats, almonds, and vanilla so it smells really good! I think it smells like a granola bar. The consistency is quite gritty because of the oats and almonds which is new to me since most of the masks I've tried are gel-like, clay-like or are sheet masks. When I applied this Oatifix mask, it looks a bit gross on the face - almost like boogers (LOL!). Also, there is a lot of product in the container. Pictured is after three uses and for all three times a generous amount was applied to the face.

PRODUCT CLAIMS
"Sensitive, dry or irritated faces love Oatifix for its calming oats, softening mashed banana and ground almonds to slough away flaky skin."

MY EXPERIENCE
During application, I noticed that certain parts of my face stung a little; mostly my cheeks. I assumed it was like that because that's where I have redness and one of the driest part of my face. The stinging sensation went away after a little bit. When I washed off the mask with lukewarm water, I could immediately feel a difference with the texture of my skin. It felt almost like I had a layer of something on to protect it. It was a little weird because this layer did not feel greasy or anything. I guess this is what maximum hydration for my skin feels like? It's really hard to explain without letting you guys touch it.

OVERALL
This mask is definitely hydrating! I recommend this face mask for those that have extremely dry, flaky skin. I think the hydration is a bit much for my skin type (dry/normal). I was able to go about 2-3 days without any type of moisturizer. I found that if I use a moisturizer after this mask or any other day following, it makes my face feel greasy and oily. The hydration for my skin lasts about 2-3 days.
Also, if you are not a frequent face mask user, I recommend sharing it with friends. I shared it with two other people which totaled 6-7 uses. I used this mask four times before it expired and it was bought three weeks before the expiration date; there was still a lot left...
Will I repurchase this?
I am not sure. It depends how my skin is later in winter, but the next face mask I want to try is the Catastrophe Cosmetic. Hopefully, my local Lush store will have that one in stock next time I go. I was going to get the Catastrophe Cosmetic instead of the Oatifix, but I'm still glad I tried it. :)

Hope this review was helpful~
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