I love face masks. I seem to collect them (lame I know!) and I try out new ones regularly. I’d heard about Lush’s Cupcake mask, face masks… cupcakes… I had to try it out. When I got round to going to Lush the sales assistant broke the news that my dry skin type is a no-no for the heavenly mask and he offered me two sample masks to try at home. Lush is pricey sometimes so I was so happy I didn’t spend anything on products I wasn’t sure of.
Saturday night, after taking pictures (blogger life!) I decided to give the worst smelling face mask, BB Seaweed, a miss, opting for the one that looks a bit like honey mustard, Oatifix. I’ve heard good things about oats for the skin and can remember making oat hand masks when I was younger, so I had high hopes.
The smell was really off putting and I was thinking the minute I put it on ‘how long can I bear this?’, then the burning started. My cheeks began to sting and burn. I’ve had teeny tiny feelings of annoyance when using masks before (in total I’d say 3 times and I’ve used soon many masks) and some weird tingling with the brightening mask from Primark, but this mask however was on another scale. I ran to the sink to wash it off without much luck, in the end I used toilet paper to wipe it off and then had to wash my face several times to get the mask off.
The mask was on and off before I could even take a hideous selfie for this post!
My face felt really clean and oil free afterwards, but my cheeks were really sore like I’d been sunburnt. I don’t class myself as having sensitive skin, so this reaction really came out of the blue. Considering this mask was recommended for my skin type I’m really surprised. I’m a bit put off by Lush skincare ATM as the mask damaged my skin (it’s now back to normal), it was difficult to remove and smelt ratchet. I’m not taking anymore chances so the other sample has gone straight in the bin. Thank goodness for samples!
Have you had a bad reaction to a face mask? Are you a fan of Lush skincare?- Be sure to comment to let me know!