Product Type: Lush body care
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Nourishment for abused skin
Lush Oatifix Fresh Face Mask
Member Name: brady58
Lush Oatifix Fresh Face Mask
Advantages: Nourishes skin and normalises it
Disadvantages: Messy to use
Oatfix is my all-time favourite face mask from Lush for use in winter as it is so nourishing on my skin. The combination of going from central heating in to cold weather always plays havoc on my skin and can leave it dry and looking a little worse for wear. Although I have quite greasy skin normally, in winter it can become dry and cracked in areas especially around my nose and my cheeks. It can also look red and just generally in need of some TLC.
Oatfix is my go to product for these times as it really gives my skin a boost of moisture and leaves it feeling and looking in better condition than before.
Like all of the masks from Lush this one contains loads of high quality ingredients including fresh organic bananas, oatmeal, illipe butter and ground almonds.
It smells gorgeous and you can really smell the bananas and it smells so delicious that I could easily imagine this was edible if I didn't know better.
It is one of the messier masks to use as it is really thick and sticky and I find it quite difficult to actually get it to stick to my skin. I find that having slightly wet hands makes the whole thing easier to do. You need to be careful to make sure that you have your hair scraped back off your face otherwise any that gets on it will dry and you will end up having to wash it off with shampoo. Also when the mask dries it gets a bit cakey and bits of the oatmeal will flake off so it can all get a bit messy.
The mess is a small price to pay though for such a good mask. This is just so nourishing that as soon as you wash the mask off you can already notice the difference in your skin. This works wonders for putting some moisture back in the skin and my face is left feeling super soft afterwards. When you are removing the mask you can make little circular movements with your fingers to exfoliate and it gets right in to all the little dry areas such as the creases of my nose and buffs away the dry skin there.
You only need to keep this on for ten minutes and this is enough time for the mask to get to work and pump your skin full of goodness and start to rebalance it. I find that when I have washed the mask off completely my skin looks much more balanced and I am no longer left with dry patches on some areas and greasy patches on others. This actually works to normalise my skin and leave it looking and feeling the picture of health.
I have really sensitive skin and this doesn't irritate it or cause me to have any redness afterwards. With some of the other Lush masks even though they don't irritate as such some of them can leave my skin a little pink afterwards but other than the mess I could easily use this one and then leave the house straight away afterwards as it leaves my skin looking completely normal.
As with all the fresh masks from Lush this needs to be kept refrigerated and will last for three weeks in the fridge so it isn't one to buy if you are not going to find the time to use the whole tub up. A pot costs £5.95 and I would say that it is well worth paying this as I personally think this is really reasonable for a mask that contains such fresh quality ingredients as this one. Also if you save up 5 pots you can take them back to Lush and exchange them for a new mask for free.
Oatfix is a minor miracle for my skin. It not only calms my skin down and nourishes it from the beating it takes in winter but it also makes it look its absolute best. It works well on my Rosacea and even when my skin is having a flare up I can rely on this mask to soothe it and make it look the best it can.
Summary: Nourishment for abused skin