This facepack is a golden yellow colour, about the same as a field of ripe wheat or a Victoria sandwich cake mix prior to cooking.
It is very thick rather like a paste, thick mud texture and not at all runny. In fact I find it rather too thick so as I am spreading it on my face I add a bit of water to smooth it on more easily.
What does it smell like? Well it has quite a strong herby smell but fresh. I can detect the fresh lemon and the sweetness of the honey too. The other smell must be a combination of cardamom, clove, ginger and other spices as it has a very strong powerful smell in my opinion. The smell is really hard to describe and I seem to be making a very poor attempt.
WHAT DO YOU DO WITH IT?
Well when I use my facemask I always start with clean skin and so I use a cleanser to wipe away any grime of the day. And in my case it has to be a Lush cleanser called 9 to 5 as I really like this one and find it quite gentle.
Next stage is one I was advised to add by the girl in the Lush shop one day and that is to give my face a feed with a serum and the one I use is a great little bar of serum called ‘Full of Grace’. This ensures that your face doesn’t get too dried out and feeds it while you are having the facemask.
Then open the pot of facemask and spread it all over your face except around the eyes. As I said I find the Brazened Honey one quite thick so I help it by wetting my hands to smooth it on.
According to Lush you shouldn’t let it go completely dry and crusty before washing it off but I leave mine until dry as I usually get in the bath and lie there. If it does get dry then it doesn’t matter as I can use lots of water to gently wash it off.
Prior to washing this one off though I make use of the lovely ground almonds in the facepack and give my face a bit of an exfoliation as I take the mask off.
I then get out of the bath and dry myself patting my face dry before I reach for the toner to close those pores and then of course moisturise as for night or day depending on when you use it.
WHAT DOES IT FEEL LIKE?
As I lie in the bath I can smell the exotic herby and spicy aroma which I love. I really relax and lie back and sniff. I love the gentle exfoliation and afterwards I find my skin feels very soft and looks awake. The fine lines and wrinkles are still there but it just looks fresher and I feel like I have had a deep clean too. I am past the age when I suffer from spots but I do think that the lime and ginger help clean my pores and they look less big and open.
I have read on the Lush website that some people find this too harsh for their skin and that it has brought them out with a red face. I have quite a sensitive skin and am allergic to many cosmetic chemicals but this has not given me any problems and I have used three pots over the last two years. I do like a change so don’t always get the same one.
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