Product Type: Lush body care
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Fountain Of Youth... In a Little Black Pot!!
Lush Ayesha Face Mask
Member Name: sparkle1004
Lush Ayesha Face Mask
Advantages: Tone the skin, brightens the complexion and makes you face feel soft and smooth
Disadvantages: The effects are short lived
I am quickly approaching the big 30 and while I have so far largely managed to avoid looking my age, I have noticed a few lines and wrinkles lately as well as my skin not looking as tight or as youthful as it once was... Boo hoo! I'm not sure how much I believe in any of the 'fountain of youth' potions and lotions that you can buy but when I saw one that promised instant results (if only for a few hours) I couldn't leave it on the shelf. And so I bought, with some scepticism, Ayesha by Lush
What does the product do?
The mask has been designed when you need to look your best and you need a quick fix for your skin. It promises to instantly make you skin taut and smooth using a whole host of natural ingredients... Although the results only last for the night. The face mask contains Elderflower to balance out the skin tone, Honey to hydrate and soothe the skin and Kiwi to nourish the skin with vitamins. Also included is Asparagus to remove the dead skin cells and reveal the radiant, healthy new ones underneath and Witch Hazel to absorb grease and to tighten the skin. Kaolin also mops up those excess oils. In addition, there is Rose and Rosemary oil to regenerate the skin making it look as good as new.
How do you use the product?
The product is to be applied to skin that has already been cleansed so that the ingredients can work their way deeply into the skin. It is to be applied to dry skin generously, carefully avoiding the eye area, and then left to get to work for around ten minutes. You then remove the mask with a warm flannel and then rinse away the remainder of the product with warm water. You should follow up the product with a good moisturiser and continue your usual make up regime.
Packaging and Price
The product comes contained within a small black tub which a pull off lid. In the usual Lush fashion, there is not decoration other than some white writing about the mask. It will cost you around £5 for 75 grams of the mask and it will come with an expiration date of about 3 months due to all the natural ingredients inside. It can be bought from your local Lush store or from their online website.
Aroma and Consistency
The aroma of the product is not the usual type that I would choose. It is very strong and evident so if you don't like it, don't buy it because it's going to very near your nose for ten minutes each time that you use it. It has an earthy and herbal smell which, while it is quite relaxing, is a little too strong and old fashioned for my liking. The product has the consistency and colour of a thin, grey/green clay because of the Kaolin but there are lots of little lumps and bumps in the mixture thanks to all of the other ingredients.
Application and Performance
The product is easy to remove from the pot and you can control the exact amount that you want to use so there is no wastage. It quite a good consistency that makes it fairly easy to spread. You may wish to add a touch of water just to make the job a little bit easier. It's not an attractive mask and it's not one that you want to be answering the door wearing but then you're only wearing it for ten minutes. You're not supposed to let the mask dry out and I've found that mine frequently does before the ten minutes is up so I usually take it off before the ten is up.
I only use this before a special occasion like a night out, party or just before a weekend away. It feels quite comfortable on the skin and I don't experience any tingling or discomfort whilst wearing it. The product is easily removed, although your sink may look a little dirty after use. The immediate effect is just softer skin that looks less oily and a bit brighter. The product doesn't cause me to develop any spots or cause my face to become dry. After an hour or so, that's when I see the promised effects. My skin seems to become more radiant and a bit more toned, without making my face feel tight.
I noticed that my laughter lines and crows feet were less pronounced and my complexion seemed generally healthier. Now I am only dealing with very faint aging lines so I'm not sure how this would fair on more mature aging line but I am happy with this one. When I wake up in the morning, the effects are fading away and all but gone but this was expected... And could also be due to the alcohol and reduced sleep that comes with a night out!
All in all, this is a suprising little product that does tone the skin and reduce fine lines if only for a little while. It leaves my skin looking smooth, feeling soft and my complexion brighter and more radiant. It is quick and easy to use, smells quite herbal and makes a difference to my skin. I would happily repurchase this one for those occasions when you need a quick fix.
Summary: A great face mask for those occasions when you need your skin to look better quickly