“ Brand: Lush / Type: Face Care / What it does: Cleanses, „
Lush has created a marvelous face mask called 'Love lettuce'
This product by Lush is handmade and it is made with fresh ingredients. The face mask is great for brightening and exfoliating all the dirt from your skin leaving it feeling soft and and looking bright and clean. The mask also has the main ingredient which is lavender which has a very calming effect and makes it smell delightful.
My personal experience and opinion
I go to Lush a lot but I never came across this product and I thought I wouldn't need it. However, one day I finally looked at it and thought it might be good and one of the shop assistants let me try it on my hand, and talked me through the different wonderful properties it has. The packaging is great and the amount inside the pot isn't too much or too less. The price is about £6 but it is affordable. The product is for all skin types and it definitely worked on me, but my sister tried it out and it didn't really work. She has a very oily T-zone and this product was supposed to balance an oily T-zone. On the other hand my skin type isn't very oil nor very dry.
The disadvantages for this product is that even though it says it works for all skin types, you might find that for you it doesn't do what you expect it to do.
100% Thumbs up for this product!
Lush is one of my favourite skin care/cosmetic brand as I love the idea of using all the natural ingredients to the skin. Been to the store last week and bought a tub of 'LOVE LETTUCE' fresh face mask.
Agar Agar Gel, Kaolin, Honey, Fullers Earth, Glycerine, Almond Oil, Ground Almond Shells, Ground Almonds, Lavender Oil, Chlorophyllin, *Geraniol, *Limonene, *Linalool, Perfume
I absolutely love the smell of this fresh mask! And it is a preservative-free product, it does require to store in a fridge. BUT this is one of the advantage, it is because I put the mask on, I felt refreshed straight away.
This products suits people with combination skin type; the fine ground almonds helps to exfoliate the skin, brighten up and gives a perfect skin in couple of minutes time. Besides Almond oil and Agar Gel help to soften the skin, leaving you a smooth face.
Overall, everyone should give it a try, definitely worth the money & highly recommended!
And when you bring back 5 clean full-size Lush pots, you can get a pot free! So why not? :)
I'm a big fan of Lush and enjoying treating myself to their fab beauty products as often as I can afford. One of their ongoing special offers works by returning empty pots from finished items, in exchange for a Fresh Face Mask of your choice. The deal is, you clean out 5 old tubs (any size counts, but they must be marked with a "return me" sticker, and it does not apply to plastic bottles or other types of packaging), you can then take them back in to the shop and exchange them for a free Fresh Face Mask - bargain. There are currently 9 different types available to choose from, and I've just finished using the Love Lettuce mask. They're available to buy from Lush stores on the high street, via mail order, or online at www.lush.co.uk. It costs £5.95 for a 75g tub but I always wait to get my masks as a freebie. The best thing is, the free mask you get counts as 1/5 of your next lot of tubs so it gives you a good head start!
The staff at Lush are well-known for their friendly and helpful approach, and they certainly know their products. I was helped by one of the sales assistants in my local store who listened to my skincare requirements - I wanted something that would brighten my dull looking skin but not be overly moisturising as this can be too rich for my combination skin - and she suggested that the Love Lettuce mask would work well for me, as it contains soothing ingredients that would help balance my skin as well as deep cleansing my pores. This is a face mask with a difference, as only natural ingredients are used and it's freshly made. This means that you'll be getting the best of the vitamins and nutrients, but it causes the product to have a short life span of around 3-4 weeks. It will need to be kept refrigerated to keep it preserved for longer. If it is not kept chilled the ingredients will go off and the face mask will be un-useable. Bear this in mind and save it for the last stop on your shopping trip - you don't want it starting to go off in your bag as you spend the day hitting up the shops!
Product description: "Lettuce show you the way to lovely skin. This mask is a seaweed gel with exfoliating granules through it. Ideal for those who want to clear away dead skin and brighten the face, whilst also gently treating it to softening ingredients."
Recommended directions for use: Apply to clean skin, avoiding the eye area. Leave for 5-10 minutes, then rinse away with warm water. Keep chilled.
I like to give myself a proper pampering session when I use a face mask, and I begin by making sure my skin is thoroughly cleansed and free of any make-up. Because the face mask comes in a tub packaging and has to be scooped out to apply, it can get quite messy and I prefer to use this when I'm taking a bath so I can soak and relax while the mask gets to work on my skin. The mask can be a little cold from being stored in the fridge, but this is not an unpleasant feeling. The mask itself has a deep green colour, which is what gives it the Love Lettuce name, as in actual fact there is not a single leaf of lettuce included within the recipe for this fresh face mask. You can see there are little exfoliating particles mixed throughout the face mask, and this is what makes it an extra special skin treatment. I did not notice much in the way of a scent, which is unusual for a Lush product. It has a hint of lavender but is generally quite bland. It is very thick in consistency so I had to be careful when spreading it on. I did notice that as the face mask began to reach the end of its lifespan it became a little more runny, and did tend to drip somewhat when I was applying and wearing the mask.
I decided to apply this mask in a slightly different way to normal to get the most out of the exfoliating ingredients. I took a small scoop and would rub this in circular motions over my face, giving my skin a good scrub in the process. I would then layer out larger amounts and spread this over my skin until my face was fully covered with a generous layer, and finally leave it on for the recommended 10 minutes. It stays in place well and retains its moist gooey texture until it is time to wash away, which makes it pretty easy to clean off afterwards. Some of the scrubby particles can stray off as I'm washing my face and get stuck in my hair, but I always rinse again with clear water once I'm done to make sure I'm squeaky clean without any leftover remnants. Because of the limitations of its expiry date, I have used this face mask on a more frequent basis than I would usually, and have applied twice per week rather than just once a week. I have managed to get 7 full face applications from just one tub, which means it costs less than £1.00 per use which I think is very good value for money.
I was really happy with the results that this mask gives, and it lived up to my expectations by delivering everything that the shop assistant said it would. The exfoliating pieces gave my skin a real deep clean that has helped to unclog my troublesome pores and leave me with a fresh, smooth surface. The calming ingredients such as fullers earth and lavender have ensured that I did not suffer from any irritations, and helped to balance out the oily parts of my combination complexion. Afterwards I am left with healthy, fresh, brighter looking skin. It works to deep clean my pores as well as making them appear less noticeable, which in turn has helped to minimise excess oil production and brought my skin into a more balanced condition. It does not leave my skin feeling overloaded, and I do need to follow up with a light moisturiser to make my skin feel fully hydrated, but this is a good thing for me as rich face masks can tend to bring me out in spots whereas this mask helps to stop them from occurring in the first place by providing such a thorough cleansing treatment and helping to regulate the natural oils.
I cannot say enough good things about this face mask! The Love Lettuce Fresh Face Mask is perfectly suited to my combination skin, and I love that it is both an exfoliator and a face mask in one, as this works well together to give the best possible results. My skin is left fully cleansed, smooth, glowing and healthy, with a visible reduction in my usually clogged and enlarged pores. With the number of uses that I managed to get from one tub I would say that it is excellent value for money, and forget saving up my old tubs for the next face mask, I would even go as far as to pay actual real money to get my hands on this fresh face mask! ;)
Ingredients: Agar Agar Gel, Kaolin, Honey, Fullers Earth, Glycerine, Almond Oil, Ground Almond Shells, Ground Almonds, Lavender Oil, Chlorophyllin, *Geraniol, *Limonene, *Linalool, Perfume
*occurs naturally in essential oils
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I have an oily and spot prone complexion which can often look dull with an uneven skin tone with the thrown in addition of the odd dry patch here and there. I realise what an attractive picture I have just painted of myself!! I long for the bright and healthy complexion of those around and thought maybe the Love Lettuce face mask by Lush might help me to get there.
What does the product do?
The product promises to show you the way to lovely skin. It is an exfoliating mask which promises to scrub off the dead and dull skin cells to reveal the shiny, bright and healthy ones underneath. The mask contains seaweed to nourish and strengthen the skin, as well as honey and almond oil to soften and hydrate the skin. The exfoliating action is performed by the ground almond shells within the mixture. It also contains fullers earth to absorb dirt and impurities from the skin leaving it fresh and clean as well as Lavender oil to soothe the skin and calm the mind as well as balance the sebum production of the skin which is a blessing for oily skinned people like me. As this contains so many natural ingredients, this little beauty needs to be stored in the fridge and does come with a use by date.
How do you use the product?
The product is to be applied to cleansed skin which has been patted dry. You need to scoop some of the mask from the pot and then smooth the product over the entire face, avoiding the eye and mouth area. The mask needs to be left on the skin to get to work for around 10 minutes without the mask drying out completely. You then rinse off the product using a damp flannel and some warm water and then pat the face dry again. You can use the mask once or twice a week and follow it with a good moisturiser.
Packaging and Price
The product comes contained within a black pot which is always the case with this brand. Other than some white writing telling you about the product, there is no decoration on the pot. The pot has an open mouth so it is easy to access the product and ensures that there will be no wastage as you can control the amount that you take out. The product will cost you around £6 for 75 grams of the mask. It can be bought from your local Lush store and also from a range of online websites.
Aroma and Appearance
The product, rather unsurprisingly smells like lavender and it has a pungent herbal smell. If you don't like the aroma of lavender then you won't enjoy using this product because you will be applying it very close to the nose. Even though it is far from my favourite aroma, it does have a relaxing scent which does leave you feeling calm and collected. The product looks avocado green mush and doesn't look that appealing but then no mask ever does. You can see the lumpy bits within the mixture which are the ground almond shells. No lettuces are included in the product so I assume that the name refers to the natural ingredients and the greenness of the product.
Application and Performance
The product has a thick consistency which allows it to stick to my face for the duration but it is still really easy to spread onto the skin. As you apply the product to the face, you feel a little bit of the exfoliating action as you smooth it onto the skin but the process of applying it takes less than a minute so there's not much exfoliating to be done there. The shells are a little rough so I don't apply much pressure as I rub them against the skin because I don't want them to hurt or scratch my skin. The product feels light on my skin despite the thickness of the mask and it doesn't feel too oily or greasy. It feels completely comfortable on the skin and I was able to easily leave it on my face for the recommended 10 minutes.
can't really feel the product doing anything as you wait and there is no tightness or warm sensations. You can feel it tightening a little bit as it begins to dry but you're not supposed to let it dry completely. When it is time to remove the product, I splash my face with warm water to loosen the mask again and then begin to wipe it off with a warm flannel. It is at this point that I feel the mask exfoliate the most and it feels like it's doing a good job. The flannel needs to go in the wash after doing this because it's green and messy.
Once my face is dry, my skin does feel really smooth to the touch. It feels hydrated but I need to apply a moisturiser after use. My skin feels smooth and looks a little brighter. It is free from excess oils and no longer shiny but the oils return soon after use. It leaves my skin feeling fresh and clean, and completely comfortable. It hasn't caused me to develop any blemishes. I think this product will last you around 6 uses, depending on the amount that you use but it's not going to go much further. It only has a life of a month because of the natural ingredients and with one or two uses a week, this works out about right.
All in all, this is a good and natural mask which exfoliates the skin and leaves it feeling soft and fresh. It is gentle and hydrating, and my skin looks brighter and in a better condition after use. It hasn't caused any blemishes and it clears excess oils from my face which leaves my feeling fresh faced and clean. It hasn't blown my socks off and it hasn't changed my world but I did like it and would probably purchase another pot once mine has all gone.
I am a huge fan of Lush and have used their range of fresh face masks for a number of years now. I like the fact that these masks use everyday ingredients without any hard to pronounce chemicals and without any preservatives or parabens. I have always been wary of the chemicals we put on our skin through cosmetics and creams and try to use products that are as 'natural' as possible. There are several masks in the fresh masks range and thought that I had reviewed them all on here. I was therefore surprised to find that there was one that I had missed! The shock! As soon as I realised I put on some mask (I think it's best to write reviews like this in 'real time'), whipped open my laptop and started writing away!
So as I write I have a thin layer of Love Lettuce mask covering the skin on my face. I applied this to the skin after rinsing it with warm water. I find this helps the mask sit better on the skin and I think it will also work more effectively if it applied to clean skin. Like all Lush fresh face masks the Love Lettuce comes packaged in a small black pot, containing 75g of product. Each pot retails for £5.95 and I find that I can get 8 or 9 uses per pot so whilst it is a little more expensive than other face masks I do believe it is still good value for money. Lush also have an ongoing offer where if you bring back 5 empty pots of lush products you receive a free fresh mask - definitely worth it in my opinion as you can save money and do your bit for the environment!
The mask itself has been designed for normal to oily skin and acts as an exfoliater to give skin a radiant glow. The mask is dark green in colour and is speckled with dark brown/black coloured almond shells, which act as an exfoliant to sluice off dead skin cells. It also contains softening almond oil, soothing lavender oil, which acts to balance the skins natural oil production, and Fullers Earth, which acts to tighten the skin, as well as honey and ground almonds. Not a lettuce leaf in sight! Like all fresh face masks this has to be kept in the fridge to prevent it from spoiling. In the summer months this makes the mask really refreshing to use as it is so cold, however in the winter months I tend to take this out of the fridge around 20 minutes before using to allow it to warm up a little.
To use I apply a thin layer onto skin that has already been washed and leave it to work for 10 minutes. As I applied this I was surprised by just how gritty this mask was! During the 10 minutes the mask starts to dry and my skin starts to feel quite tight, although not uncomfortable. The mask also has quite a pleasant smell. Given that it has lavender in it I was expecting it to be quite overpowering but the mask overall has more of a sweet smell. I can definitely smell the lavender, but it is really quite subtle. The lavender is quite relaxing as it is drying, but you can definitely smell the sweetness of the almond oil and honey that have been added. After about 10 minutes the mask is completely dry, although it does not flake off, which is a good thing as it does not make a mess!
At this point I leave my laptop and head to the bathroom where I rinse the mask off with warm water, rubbing in circular motions as I do so. The mask comes off easily and as I rub I can feel the almond shells scrubbing my skin clean. These are actually surprisingly quite scratchy and I always rub gently to avoid scratching my skin. Even so they do feel quite sharp and I was a little concerned about this causing redness or blotchiness.
Once rinsed off my skin feels amazing! It is smooth and very soft. It also looks very clear, so it does a good job of getting rid of any dirt and grime that may have accumulated. I'd definitely recommend it for people who live and work in a city! Despite the scratchiness of the almond shells there are no marks or redness on my skin either. Overall I am really quite impressed with this face mask from Lush and it has even become a favourite with my Mum. I therefore give it 4 stars, with the one star coming off due to its scratchiness.
My skin had been feeling a bit worse for ware recently so I decided to invest in and treat myself to a face mask. After much deliberation I decided to go for the Love Lettuce face mask from Lush.
It retails for £5.75 so isnt the cheapest face mask around, but I normally love Lush products and find them really effective so I wasnt too worried about the cost.
The pot is 75g, the standard size of all lush face masks and comes in one of their standard black screw top containers. The product has to be kept in the fridge to keep it fresh due to its natural ingredients, and because of this it has a use by date of around a month. I feel alot more comfortable covering my face in a product like this due to its natural qualities and ingredients than I do a more chemical based product. The ingredients include nice things such as:
Agar Agar Gel
Ground Almond Shells
The mask itself is a dull dark green colour and smells of lavender, which I normally dont like but I find this quite refreshing as it isnt too strong or over-whelming. To use, simply smother a generous amount onto your skin and leave for 5-10 minutes before rinsing off with warm water, massaging it into your skin as you do. The mask is quite grainy to enable it to exfoliate your skin as you rinse it off whilst gently rubbing it into your skin. You can definitely feel the particles working as you massage your face, but its nice and gentle and doesnt irritate at all.
After I had used it my face felt suprisingly soft, not that I didnt expect this product to work but it was softer than I expected! It left my face feeling cool and refreshed and smelling nice. My skin felt just as soft the next day and I found my foundation and make-up applied to my face alot better than usual. The mask had got rid of any dry patches but at the same time didnt leave my face feeling oily.
Overall I would definitely recommend this product, its full of natural ingredients which are kind to your skin, and it really does leave it feeling refreshed and super soft. I use this product 2-3 times a week and it has done wonders for my skin!
I have been using the Cosmetic Warrior Face mask for about a month now and found it was really effective for my skin, so I was keen to try more of the Lush range as well. I opted to get the Love Lettuce Mask as this was aimed at brightening skin which I felt would be beneficial.
The Lush Lettuce mask is £5.75 for a tub of 75 g, so it isn't the cheapest of masks. It has a use by date of a month and has to be kept in the fridge due to the fresh ingredients. I had been sp happy with the Cosmetic Warrior that I didn't really mind the price as my other mask had given a lot more applications and last much longer than advertised, I hoped Love Lettuce would be the same.
The mask comes in a standard Lush pot, black with white writing stating the name, ingredients and directions of use. Very simple packaging but not cheap and nasty looking.
The Love Lettuce is crammed with natural ingredients in a mix that claims to clear away dead skin and brighten! Ingredients include:-
Agar Agar Gel
Ground Almond Shells
The Agar Agar Gel is mixed with honey and Almond Oil to soften the skin. Mixed in is the Kaolin and Fullers Earth to cleanse, tighten and absorb oil. Lastly Ground Almonds and Almond Shells gently exfoliate. The mask is fragranced with Lavender which is pleasant and relaxing but also has the added benefit to balance out skins sebum production.
When you first open the tub the colour of the mask is a little shocking. It is a bright green - the colour of lettuce - hence the name and is quite gritty. It is a lot thinner in texture than the cosmetic warrior mask and has a more watery consistence.
When you apply you feel the gritty partials on your skin - the almond and shells, and these do not feel too harsh even for me very sensitive skin. The mask spreads out well and despite its watery consistence it stays on the skin well and doesn't run or drip. It seems to get greener as it works on your face and your end up looking like the Hulk! You are told to apply to a clean face, leave 5-0 minutes, not allowing the mask to set, and then wash off.
The mask feels cooling on your skin - it has come out of the fridge bear in mind, and feels very gentle. The lavender smell is relaxing and the mask does not dry out too quickly.
After 10 minutes I washed the mask off using it to also exfoliate my skin. It washes off easily, and when it is washed away you see of the almond partials in your basin. Once it is all washed off I gently pat my skin dry. My skin feels dewy and cleansed, but also soft and mositurised. The exfoliating is just enough for my sensitive skin and I didn't get any dry or red patches. The next morning my skin looked just a dewy and clean and after a few uses I noticed my skin did look brighter overall.
I am using this mask with the Cosmetic Warrior and alternate them every other use. I use each mask twice a week and find they have differing results but both are worth it. The 75g tub is supposed to last up to 5 uses, but mine has done 8 full masks and there's still a ¼ of a tub left. For £5.75 this then becomes great value for money!
I would highly recommend the Love Lettuce mask for anyone who wants a pick me up!
Also - if you return 5 pots to Lush they give you a fresh face mask free, so it's well worth saving
Love Lettuce Face Mask - Lush
On one of my many visits to my favourite Lush store in the Westfield Centre in Derby I took back five of their black plastic pots cleaned and washed out and ready for recycling. As my reward I could choose one of their delicious looking, almost edible fresh face packs. I always have such trouble choosing which one as they are all so great but this time I chose 'Love Lettuce' as I wanted one with a slight exfoliating quality as well as other benefits.
THE FACE PACKS GENERALLY
In the shop the various facemasks are in big stainless steel bowls on ice and presented with fresh items that are in the actual facemask as garnish; So this one had a cut lemon, a sprig of rosemary and a piece of ginger root as garnish. The face packs are made fresh in the Derby shop for their use only. Other products are made down in the factory in Dorset and brought in to the shop.
As these are made with fresh ingredients they have a limited life and must be stored in the fridge. I have once had two face packs as I was given one in the shop and because we were just about to go on holiday I stuck it in the freezer. We were away about four weeks and when I returned I retrieved my facepack and it was absolutely fine, it lasted another six weeks in the fridge and smelled great and I used it once a week for the six weeks. So don't worry too much about the keeping aspect as they do last a fair time if kept in the fridge and used with clean fingers or a spoon to get the stuff out.
WHAT IS THIS LOVE LETTUCE ONE LIKE?
It comes in a small back recyclable pot and you get 75g in the pot. The cost if you buy it is £5.75 which is quite expensive but I don't think I have bought one for quite a while as I have had free ones through bringing back my black pots.
This facepack is a sludgey green colour about the same colour as mud with a touch of green paint in it might be. It is a very similar colour to many face packs that have fullers earth as a main ingredient.
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 hasn't really got much of a smell, slightly muddy with a hint of fresh sweetness which is probably the lavender. It does smell quite fresh despite the mud element. Strangely despite the fact it is called 'Love Lettuce' there is NO lettuce at all in this so it is just the green colour that gives it the name I suppose. The smell is really hard to describe ,it isn't very strong at all but is not unpleasant either 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. If I don't have any of this as it is very expensive I do just put the mask on after cleansing.
Then open the pot of facemask and spread it all over your face except around the eyes. As I said I find the 'Love lettuce' 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 feel the coolness of the mask, remember it comes straight from the fridge, and it feels quite pleasant, not at all tight even as it dries a little. I find if I am in the bath the steam helps the mask work and stops it drying out so quickly. 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 my face 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 Kaolin and fullers earth help to really give my face a deep clean, absorbing any grease and removing any dead skin and yucky debris as well as helping to tighten my skin This all makes my pores 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.
The ingredients in this are supposed to "clear away dead skin and brighten the face, whilst also gently treating it to softening ingredients." The seaweed gel combined with honey and almond oil are all there to soften and moisturise the skin. The kaolin and fullers earth are the ingredients that deep clean the pores while the ground almonds are the scrubby bits that exfoliate gently and get rid of dead skin and brighten your complexion. Finally the lovely lavender essential oil helps to balance the skin's sebum producyion and of course smells nice too.
The ground almond shells are a good natural exfoliant but you can decide yourself how scrubby you want to make the scrub. You can be as rough or gentle as you like. I do use this on my elbows sometimes and i give them a good rub whereas on my face I am quite a lot more gentle..
I usually give myself this treat each week on a Monday morning as my husband goes off to play golf early in the morning so I have time to myself to pamper in the bathroom. It is good to have time to rinse out the bath too after using this as of course there are gritty bits left.
I do find that my face feels not only really clean and fresh but also the oils and honey really do add moisture to my face. It feels soft and healthy and after a quick spritz of a toner I only need a light moisturiser to finish.
WOULD I RECOMMEND?
Yes I love this one as it is a face mask and exfoliates in one and although it doesn't smell that strong it certainly isn't unpleasant. It does make my skin feel awake and alive and fresh so I am happy. I am especially happy as it was free although it does cost £5.75 if you don't have five pots to hand back. This is still quite good value as easily get six uses from this little pot as you don't need to cake it on thickly and if you use my trick of wet hands it goes on really smoothly.
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Love Lettuce is a fresh face mask from Lush. It is aimed towards normal to oily skin and not only moisturises, softens and generally brightens the skin up a bit, but it also exfoliates and can be used solely as an exfoliating facial scrub if desired. This face mask has been around for ages now, in fact I think this is more than likely one of Lush's most well known products and I personally have been a fan of it since the first time I tried it and it's a regular in my Lush basket! This is a nice alternative to Lush's 'sea salt' exfoliating mask too as it's much more gentle.
Lush make many claims with this product, the main one that stands out to me is the claim that it is able to help control oily skin. I (thankfully) don't suffer with oily skin, however I do have normal to slightly dry skin and I find that this face mask acts as a brilliant moisturiser and it is also a very thorough, somewhat gentle exfoliator. Lush state on their website that the product clears away dead skin to brighten the face, whilst also treating it with softening ingredients which contain lots of minerals and oils. Another bold claim is that the mask can help to tighten and firm up the skin thanks to one of its main ingredients, which I will now move on to.
This face mask, like all other Lush products contains 100% natural ingredients, some of the ingredients in this particular product include honey, which along with the almond oil acts as a moisturiser and softener, kaolin, which aids in firming up the skin and also absorbs grease and other impurities. A main factor of the ingredients is the ground almond shells, which are what makes the product an exfoliating face mask. Ground almond shells may sound a bit intimidating, however they really are ground up well and aren't in huge chunks so don't worry! Fullers earth, one of the more unusual ingredients in the mask apparently is a deep cleanser. The face mask also contains perfume and lavendar oil ensuring that it smells gorgeous.
Price, Value For Money and Availability
I think that this is a really good value for money product, as it's priced at a reasonable £5.75 per 75 gram tub. I usually only use a face mask around twice a week, so a pot of normal face mask can last me anywhere between a month and three months, however because of the use-by date on this (use within 4 weeks) I always make sure that I use it all up before it has gone off. I suppose this is a plus side as it makes me pamper my self that bit often though and I would say that I get 4 or 5 uses out of each pot, which doesn't seem alot but considering how thick it goes on and how effective/good quality it is, I think it's definetly worth it. This face mask is available from Lush either in store or via their website.
There's not a huge amount to say about the packaging really, it comes in a run of the mill black Lush pot which is made of sturdy plastic. The lid screws on and off and the pot should be stored in the refrigirator to keep it fresh due to it not having any preservatives. As far as I know it's not possible to freeze this face mask although i've never tried it myself. There's plenty of information on the tub written in white writing, it has the ingredients on the bottom, the product name on the sides as well as a brief product description and directions for use on the lid, which reads "Polishing almond shell is balanced by the skin softening qualities of almond oil and seaweed gel. With soothing lavendar essential oil and the magical cleansing, tightening action of Fullers earth. Apply to clean skin, avoiding the eye area. Leave for five to ten minutes, then rinse with warm water massaging gently. Keep chilled." The packaging overall is really simple, and I always keep the empty pots once i've used a face mask as if you keep five then take them back to Lush you are given a free fresh face mask.
Smell and Texture
I actually expected this to smell like lettuce when I first tried it! I assure you it doesn't though and I absolutely love the smell, it's a very strong scent which I find instantly recgoniseable and it's relaxing too. It's quite floral but not at all grassy or sweet. The lavendar oil is definely the more prominant scent and is very soothing and natural. Although the smell is very strong, it's not overpowering and it doesn't linger for too long once it's been washed off. The texture of this is quite unusual, it's certianly not lightweight and the consistency is thick and gooey, although it isn't lumpy at all, it's nice and smooth with slight 'grains' in it which aren't noticeable unless you literally rub the face mask onto your face with some force - if you simply apply a thin layer onto your face, the grains (which are almond shells) are barely noticeable. This is quite a 'wet' feeling face mask, however it doesn't feel greasy and the texture is thick enough to stay in place rather than run off of my face.
I've used this mask very regulary over the past few years and I can't think of one negative experience. Using this is extremely easy, the texture is easy to smooth onto my skin and it only takes 10 minutes or so before it's dry (it dries relatively hard but not to the point of not being able to move my face) and ready to be washed off to expose my newly deep cleansed, soft and silky skin. The removal isn't difficult either, however it does stain if removing it with a flannel or loofah. My skin always looks fresh, cleansed and smooth with a healthy glow after using this and i've been complimented on my clear complextion many times after using it. I love the fact that it is a multipurpose and versatile product which is essentially an oil balancing treatment, exfoliator, clay mask, moisturiser and cleanser all in one. It's a gentle but effective exfoliator which I think is much more pleasant to use than the sea salt fresh face mask by Lush. I have never had any nasty reactions to this mask and trust me, my skin is extremely temperamental! Using this face mask is always a pleasant experience and I am always thrilled with the overall result.
I would highly reccomend this face mask, it's affordable and the quality is outstanding, it does everything it claims to do and it will remain a favourite of mine for many years to come!
In my bedroom I have a mini fridge. It used to be full of water and other drinks, but recently it has turned into a Lush haven for face masks - but before you call me a weirdo this was NOT intentional, I just simply ended up with too many.
On a recent trip to Lush I noticed this product on the shelf. A friend of mine uses it quite a lot and highly recommends it so I thought that it must be worth a shot - even if its up to no good at least I've tried. Along with a few other products (I have way too much Lush), I brought 2 tubs of Love Lettuce.
Love Lettuce is pretty much as you would expect, a tub of lettuce. I have collected about 6 pots in my mini fridge now and I am using them over time (need to stock up again I think haha). The best part about this mask is that it is for all skin types as it is deep cleansing, everyone can soak up the benefits. It is recommended to use each tub within 4 weeks, but I find that if kept in a fridge that isn't opened on a regular occasion, you can make it last a further 2 weeks. DO NOT freeze your face mask - it won't be any good once defrosted, my friend tried.
The mask is quite thick but not so thick you feel like your skin can't breathe. It is easy to apply to your face but can get pretty messy - bonus that it does not drip anywhere, just be careful not to drop it! I apply a thin layer to my face but enough so the skin is covered (once you look like Shrek you have the desired amount). The mask is then to be left for ten minutes by which time it will be quite tight but not completely dry - so avoid putting your face on a pillow or anything. To remove your mask either hop in the shower or use your hands over the sink. I find it best if you dab water all over your face first to moisten the mask and then using circular motions (getting your hands more wet each time) smooth it off your face. I tend to end up pretty red in the face afterwards from all the scrubbing but I am sure it is down to the pressure I apply when rubbing the mask off. Do not be alarmed, it is kind to sensitive skin and very gentle.
The after-math of Love Lettuce is a gorgeously smooth face, with what I would only describe as a healthy glow that I have been complimented on. I find that I do not need moisturiser afterward until maybe 2 days later. You will feel very refreshed and calm which is brilliant if you have had a stressful day.
I use Love Lettuce (or another face mask) once a week, twice if I am feeling like I need a little boost. It is part of my beauty regime and one I feel no woman should be without as it makes you feel so relaxed and calm.
After using Love Lettuce my skin has a natural, healthy glow to it and it feels a lot smoother thanks to the gentle exfoliation that occurs when you take it off. I have never had any irritation whatsoever from Love Lettuce as it is just so gentle on the skin but yet so effective. I can't complain about this face mask whatsoever. Best thing is that I don't need to use a moisturiser after I've taken it off as my skin feels completely nourished.
Love Lettuce is made up of Kaolin and fullers earth (well known to beauticians familiar with facials). Kaolin is a natural soft clay also known as 'China Clay' that helps to cleanse the skin and absorb any excess moisture. When you take the mask off it tends to be crisp on your face, helping the Kaolin to remove all dead skin cells and dirt. Fullers earth is a clay which has similar traits but tends to dig a bit deeper into your skin and help rid your body of any impurities (I think its perfect for blackheads). Other ingredients include a type of seaweed called Agar Agar gel, honey, crushed ground almond shells and a few natural antibacterials just to aid cleansing further. There is a quite marzipan like fragrance about this product, although you can subtly smell the almonds. Reading the website I also found that there is lanvendar oil included to help calm you while wearing the mask - perfect before bed time!
What I love most about this product is the way it cleanses your face, moisturizes and tends to exfoliate also which is a big bonus if you tend to splash out on your facial beauty routine. The exfoliating is done by the Kaolin and crushed almond shells, making skin feel gorgeous. This can do a few things in one!
Obviously as it is a Lush product, you can only purchase it from the Lush store itself or Lush.co.uk. It is found on eBay too but I would not recommend this as the product may have either already gone off or go off in the post - Which was one of my main concerns hence the reason I buy all my chilled Lush products from the store.
A 75g tub costs £4.95 (approximately) which I feel is well worth it. One tub can last me two masks if I do not slap it on too thickly.
I would highly recommend this product to anyone wishing for a more glowing, moisturised, relaxed feel about them. It works wonders on your skin! Who knew lettuce could do so much....
With my Rosacea skin I have to be careful with what chemicals I put on it so I usually love Lush products and their natural ingredients. I have tried lots of their masks and the majority of them have been excellent. I recently bought some love lettuce mask as my skin was playing up and the girl in the shop told me it would be good to clear up the excess oil on my skin and help with my spots. It costs £5.50 for a 75g pot.
It comes in the usual lush pots and is a fresh mask made using fresh ingredients so it has a limited shelf life but this is well explained. It is for normal to oily skin and it isn't the most atractive mask I have ever used as it is a green sludgy colour. As well as being a mask it is also an exfoliator and contains crushed almonds in it to loosen dead skin and clear out the gunk that the mask extracts from the skin.
It contains clays which draw out impurities and to apply you just need to take it from the fridge (where you need to keep it as its fresh) and apply a generous amount to your face. As it is cold it feels lovely and soothing and really refreshing. Once you have had it on for about ten minutes you can wash it off. Whilst you are washing it off you need to rub the crushed almonds around your face in a circular motion to exfoliate.
As soon as I washed this mask off I noticed my skin was bright red. Although it wasn't stinging the redness lasted for a good few hours before it started to fade. I was initially worried about this but I think it was just a reaction by my super sensitive skin. Once the redness was gone I did notice how clear my skin was looking and how soft it also felt. It also helped with the excess oil and my skin was left looking much more matt without the need for powder.
I used the mask a few times and everytime I got the redness so I'm not sure if there was an ingedient that didn't agree with me but as there was no stinging involved I just used the mask at night instead.
Because lush do so many great masks that are good for my skin I don't think I will buy this one again because of the redness bu if you don't suffer from sensitive skin and have some greasiness that you want to sort out then I would recommend that you give this a try.
Price = £5.25 for 75g
Ingredients = Agar Agar Gel, Kaolin, Honey, Fullers Earth, Glycerine, Almond Oil, Ground Almond Shells, Ground Almonds, Lavender Oil, Chlorophyllin (CI 75810), Geraniol, Limonene, Linalool, Perfume
Lush description = Balancing face mask for normal to oily skin. You've got Fuller's earth and kaolin which are clays to dig deep and extract dirt. Then you have ground almonds and almond shells which you massage in to exfoliate away old skin cells and smooth your skin. On the giving side you have a decoction of agar agar seaweed with lots of lovely minerals to be absorbed into your skin, plus moisturising almond oil and balancing lavender to control oils.
Personal experience = With relatively sensitive skin I am always slightly wary about using products specifically designed for more oily skin types. However, after my latest blemish breakout I was desperate to find a face mask which was natural but also had the ability to give my skin a deep cleanse. Having previously used Lush products when I was in need of a treat, and loved them, I chose this fresh face mask in the hope that I would not be disappointed.
Upon opening the tub I was reassured by the lettuce-green colour and the relatively pleasant smell (a combination of lavender and clay). The mask is quite thick, although not to the extent where it was difficult to apply. Whilst on my face it gave a nice refreshing feel and Not only did it provide a great cleansing effect this mask also exfoliated my face, removing any dead skin cells. It left my skin feeling incredibly clean and smooth and after several applications my complexion appeared more nourished and calm than before.
If you have delicate or especially dry skin I would not recommend you use this mask too often as overuse can have a negative effect (with the strong exfoliation and cleansing causing a slight reddening of the face). Otherwise, this mask is another great Lush product, especially for those of you with problem skin.
On a recent trip back to my home county of Warwickshire I made it clear that I was going to visit my now ex local Lush store as my new local store is about a 60 mile trip! The excuse just gave me more of a reason to stock up on my favourite goodies as I really resent having to pay for postage and packaging! One of my favourite products are the fresh face masks which although can be posted to you, they are of course meant to be fresh and the only way to ensure this is to actually visit a Lush store and buy them in person.
One of my usual fresh face masks is Love Lettuce. Granted it isn't the prettiest looking item Lush has available. Love Lettuce can range from a murky green colour to a pale green. It all depends on the batch that you get but no matter what the shade of colour it does the same job, Lush market Love Lettuce has a face mask which is for all skin types as they can all benefit from the deep cleansing that it provides. Love Lettuce like all other fresh face masks does not contain any preservatives and should be used within 4 weeks, that's if it is properly stored in the fridge and not left out.
Love Lettuce is made up of a base of fullers earth and kaolin. Kaolin (also known as China clay) is a natural, soft clay known for its absorbency but it also helps cleanse the skin mildly whilst exfoliating the surface ridding you of any dead skin cells and dirt. Fullers Earth is another natural clay which again is known for its absorbency as it can get rid of oils and dirt a lot easier than other products. Joining the clay dup is agar agar gel which comes from a species of seaweed,. It has skin and hair softening and moisturising properties making it an ideal product for a face mask. Honey is used as it has wonderful properties for the skin, it's a wonderful gentle moisturiser which makes it ideal for all skin types. It is also has natural antibacterial properties which help deeply cleanse the skin.
Love Lettuce isn't just your basic face mask it also exfoliates. Apart from the exfoliating action from kaolin Lush also use ground almond shells which are gentle enough for the most sensitive skin. But what gives Love Lettuce its distinct green colour? Lush use chlorophyllin which provides the green colour but it also works well with the other fresh ingredients to balance the skin's sebum (oil) production).
Love Lettuce has a lovely almond fragrance to it. But for those who are not partial to this fragrance which can sometimes be a bit too sweet and/ or smell like marzipan fear not as the almond fragrance is relatively subtle as it is joined by lavender oil which gives it a more herbal, calming tone. Lush use the oil from sweet almonds and is high in vitamin E making it excellent for the skin. The calming fragrance of lavender oil is used not just to aid restful sleep and calm the mind but it's also great for skin complaints amongst other issues such as burns and insect bites as its antibacterial.
Love Lettuce has quite a medium to thick consistency which makes it easy to apply to the face as it doesn't drip anywhere! A thin layer is needed as using far too much will result in the mask not actually working and you will have wasted this glorious mask! It only needs to be left on for about 10 minutes but don't expect it to dry completely, you will know when it is ready to come off when you can feel your skin becoming tight. When you take it off its best to take it off with your hands but use a circular motion so you get those ground almond shells working giving you a gentle exfoliation.
After using Love Lettuce my skin has a natural, healthy glow to it and it feels a lot smoother thanks to the gentle exfoliation that occurs when you take it off. I have never had any irritation whatsoever from Love Lettuce as it is just so gentle on the skin but yet so effective. I can't complain about this face mask whatsoever. Best thing is that I don't need to use a moisturiser after I've taken it off as my skin feels completely nourished.
What Lush says:
" An effective, exfoliating face mask which gives normal to oily skin a softened, smoothed and radiant glow. Polishing almond shell is balanced by the skin softening qualities of almond oil and seaweed gel. With soothing lavender essential oil and the cleansing, tightening action of Fullers Earth, you'll feel fresh in no time. Apply to clean skin, avoiding the eye area. Leave for five to ten minutes, then rinse with warm water massaging gently. Keep chilled."
£4.95 - 75g pot
VEGETARIAN, Agar Agar Gel (Gelidium cartilagineum), Kaolin, Honey, Fullers Earth, Glycerine, Almond Oil (Prunus dulcis), Ground Almond Shells (Prunus dulcis), Ground Almonds (Prunus dulcis), Lavender Oil (Lavandula angustifolia), Chlorophyllin (CI 75810), *Geraniol, *Limonene, *Linalool, Perfume
It was coming up to my birthday not long ago, and I decided that a Lush fresh face mask would be the perfect thing to make sure my skin was looking good. As it happened I'd managed to save up five black pots, so I was able to choose a mask for free, although they are normally £4.95.
I spoke to the assistant, who asked what kind of skin I had, and when I said slightly oily she recommended Love Lettuce. I was quite happy to try this one, as I hadn't done so before and I like the idea of getting through the whole range!
Love Lettuce is like a face mask and an exfoliator in one. It contains little ground almond shells to rub off dead skin, and Fuller's Earth, a fine-grained clay that works to draw out impurities and absorb excess oil. Seaweed gel softens and kaolin helps to cleanse and remove dirt. The mask also contains lavender and honey, so sadly it isn't suitable for vegans.
Once I got the mask home I kept it in the fridge, as you're supposed to, until you want to use it. When I came to apply the mask, I cleansed my face and put on my hairband, and got the mask out of the fridge. Opening it, I thought it smelled delicious - like digestive biscuits, which sounds really odd, but it was lovely! The mask was dark green in colour and grainy in texture.
I applied a layer of mask to my face and waited for fifteen minutes for it to do its work. I applied it straight from the fridge, so it was lovely and cold! After use I rinsed the mask off my face, rubbing it in so it could exfoliate. It was quite rough but I was able to vary it by rubbing less hard!
After use, my skin looked glowing and fresh. The mask didn't irritate my skin at all, which is a bonus.
I've used the mask a few times and overall I'm happy with it. My skin feels incredibly soft and smooth after using, as well as being blemish-free and glowing. A lot of this is probably down to the exfoliating action of the mask. My one disappointment is that it doesn't really mattify my skin all that much, which is something that other face masks from Lush have done in the past.
Overall, this isn't my favourite face mask ever but it's still a really good one - by Lush's standards not as good as BB Seaweed, by anyone else's standards, fantastic! I think I'd like to try it again though, probably in the winter as my skin can get a little dry then and could do with some exfoliating action - being less oily, it wouldn't matter so much if the mask didn't mattify my skin.
I would recommend the mask to anyone with normal skin, or anyone that has slightly oily or even slightly dry skin. It's also good if you fancy something exfoliating, but might not be appropriate if your skin is very dry or very greasy.
I have always loved using face masks, and over the years I have tried a lot of different types, but this has to be one of my all-time favourites.
I love Lush, and really look forward to having a monthly splurge there after pay day. I always pick up a Fresh Face Mask, and while I have tried most of the Lush range, I always come back to this one.
The first thing to know about Lush's range of Fresh Face Masks is that they really are fresh. They are presented in an iced display in Lush stores, and this is not just for decorative purposes, as they only contain natural ingredients, and have no preseratives, so they *must* be kept in the fridge. If you forget and leave them in the bathroom cabinet, they will most likely have grown a thick layer of mould by the time you come to use them, which is no good to anybody and is such a let down when you've been looking forward to using it! I have started popping my Love Lettuce in the freezer, to ensure it remains lovely and fresh. I take it out 30 minutes before I want to use it, by which time it has defrosted and returned to its original lovely texture. When I've finished using it, I simply pop it straight back in the freezer. I find this particularly good if I'm going away for a week or two, as it ensures the mask will be lovely and fresh when I get back home.
The second thing you need to know is that all of Lush's Fresh Face Masks have use by dates- these are typically a month from the date they are made on, which, depending on how soon you buy them after they have been made, will give you approximately between 3 weeks to a month of use.
Love Lettuce is a gently exfoliating mask, as it contains polishing almond shell, and so it should only be used once or twice a week. As tempting as it is to want to use this every day, I have to be restrained as daily use would over-exfoliate my skin, and cause it to start producing excess oil.
Depending on how generously I apply the face mask, I've got between four to seven uses per pot. The sales assistant explained to me that the mask works best when you apply a nice thick layer. If the mask dries, as I've found most face masks do after 10 minutes or so, then apparently it starts to dry your skin out. It is therefore important to smooth an especially thick layer onto any dry parts of your face.
I have difficult skin- very sensitive, with dry cheeks with an oily t-zone. Not surprisingly, this makes it very difficult to find a mask that works well for my entire face! Love Lettuce is designed for people with normal to oily skin, and despite it's exfoliating properties it is also very gentle, which makes it ideal for people with sensitive skin.
Love Lettuce contains seaweed gel, which makes it incredibly soothing, lavender oil which helps to calm and balance out my skin, and almond oil, which leaves my skin ever so soft. The masks smells predominantly of lavender, which makes it a real relaxing treat to use. As you can see from the photo, Love Lettuce is a dark shade of green. This does mean I look like Shrek when I slap the mask on, but please don't let the colour put you off!
Before using the mask, I usually steam my face first for five to ten minutes, sometimes using a Lush toner tab if I'm feeling a bit extravagant! You can of course use the mask without steaming, but I find steaming opens my pores up and helps the mask work its magic. I then smooth the mask onto my face, avoiding the eye area, and lie back and relax for ten minutes.
It then washes off fairly easily with warm water, and as you wipe the mask off your face, you can feel it gently exfoliating your skin. I always use toner after using the mask, to make sure I have removed all final traces of it, and then moisturise as normal.
My skin is left looking and feeling radiant, soft, and smooth, and it helps to calm down any spots, while soothing my dry patches on my cheeks. To me Love Lettuce really is perfection in a pot!
Love Lettuce is available for £4.95 for a 75g pot in all Lush UK stores, or alternatively, you can purchase it on the website at www.lush.co.uk for £6.45- the additional £1.50 is because it is shipped in special packaging to keep it cool, to ensure it arrives lovely and fresh. I feel this offers very good value for money, as many other face masks cost in excess of £1 for a small single-use sachet.
Lush have an ongoing promotion where you can exchange any 5 clean black Lush pots for any free Fresh Face Mask. I love this promotion, as it encourages recycling as well as rewarding loyalty.
In summary, if you have normal to oily skin, and like the sound of looking after your skin and having a bit of pampering, then I would really recommend giving Love Lettuce a try. I look forward to using this all week, and never thought I could get so excited about a face mask! This truly is soothing, pampering bliss.
With softening qualities of almond oil and seaweed gel, soothing qualities of lavender essential oil and cleansing and tightening action of Fuller's Earth, your skin will radiate and glow /