Product Type: Lush body care
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The Truth? Not really a sacred beauty buy for my skin......
Lush Sacred Truth Face Mask
Member Name: Kirst09
Lush Sacred Truth Face Mask
Advantages: left my skin soft, smelled nice
Disadvantages: did not do what I wanted it to
I know my last review was also a fresh face mask, but after that one, I bought myself another one virtually straight away! I had actually hoped for another pot of the Catastrophe Cosmetic, but sadly, as stated in my previous review, it was sold out! After talking with the helpful sales advisor, I settled on this one. The Sacred Truth, according to the sales assistant, contained ingredients such as green tea and rose absolute that would help to calm my skin down a bit and get rid of the redness around the now-reduced blemishes. This mask cost £5.95 from Lush.
When I got home, I went onto the website to find out a bit more about the mask. I was almost offended that the mask was designed for "mature" skin - at the tender age of 23 I hardly think of myself as over the hill, or even on it for that matter. However, it did contain a lot of ingredients that would hopefully calm my skin down and reduce the overall number of blemishes. I really like the slogan "food for your face" that Lush applies to its fresh face masks, especially as theses masks contain lots of lovely, fresh ingredients that nourish your skin and improve (hopefully!) its overall condition.
The mask itself is a dull green colour; on the website it looks like hummus but it is a bit greener than that. Some of the main ingredients are honey, fresh papaya, shea butter, ginseng and green tea, yet I could pick out no single ingredient that defines the scent of this mask. To put it simply, it smells like a lush store in a pot, to me anyway.
Lush recommends using the mask on clean skin, leaving it on for 5 - 10 minutes and applying a thick layer of the mask to get the maximum benefit of the ingredients. I apply the mask after cleansing, but I generally leave the mask on longer than 10 minutes as I never really time myself. The mask has never dried out completely, but I have found myself watching "Mrs Browns Boys" and felt like my face was cracking when I was laughing, so best set a timer or something! As with the other mask, even with a thick, generous layer of product I managed to get a good 4 or 5 masks out of that little pot!
As with all fresh face masks it needs to be kept in the fridge, so it is really cold and refreshing when applied. When I went into the living room with my family, several Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle jokes were cracked as it does look somewhat greener on your face than it does in the pot. After about 15 minutes, I washed it off then inspected my skin before toning and moisturising. My skin had a weird green hue to it after using this mask, almost like a residue, but my excellent toner took care of that. My face did feel lovely and soft and it smelled nice afterwards, but it was just a generic Lush smell tome, nothing special.
I don't feel that the ingredients lived up to what I had expected of this mask, but this could also have been down to the sales assistant not really identifying my needs properly. My skin was lovely and soft as well as fragrant, but the green tea, ginseng and rose absolute did not improve my skin enough over a couple of weeks to warrant buying this mask again. However, if you have ageing skin or just want something to moisturise it well, I can recommend this mask.
Summary: not for my skin type, but lovely nonetheless