Lush Cranberry Festive Face Mask is a sadly limited edition Holiday/Christmas 2015 release from the brand that’s around for a few short weeks for the Holiday season.
It’s rather sad it’s limited edition but one can hope Lush might give in the same royal permanent treatment that they did Let the Good Times Roll!
Lush Cranberry Festive Face Mask is a Holiday inspired mask that contains fresh cranberries, fennel sea, argan oil, rose clay leaves, and Kaolin that’s mixed up into a creamy (yet chunky) formula that you can spread on, sit back and relax in while watching Antiques Roadshow.
I’m not really a Lush Fresh Face Mask kinda girl. They seem great in theory but typically they don’t really work for me and I don’t see visible results. That changed with the introduction of Cup o’ Coffee and Don’t Look At Me. These two formulas are a bit drying but they produced visibly brighter, smoother skin after use and that really impressed me!
Which is one reason I decided I needed to try the new Lush Cranberry Festive Face Mask. On that note I’ll also say it smelled really awesome so, yeah, that sold me too.
As I mentioned above this is a chunky creamy mask. The chunks are little flaky pieces of shredded up cranberry which are supposed to act to gently exfoliate skin. To use the mask smooth it on and allow it to set for 5 to 10 minutes. I experience a little tingle as I wore it but nothing too dramatic. After you’ll want to gently massage it around your face as you rinse to take advantage of the exfoliating cranberries. I don’t think the mask it grainy enough to really exfoliate skin in all honesty but it does leave it nicely hydrated if not a bit tight after use. Apparently it is supposed to mattify, which for drier skin, isn’t a great pick. However, I didn’t feel like it dried my skin out and if anything it seemed to add a little tiny bit of moisture. As I said I did experience a little tightness after rinsing it off but nothing a little moisturizer didn’t clear right up.
My skin actually looked a little brighter after use, felt smoother, and my moisturizer seemed to absorb more easily as well. I wouldn’t say it was as visibly brightening as Cup o’ Coffee or Don’t Look at Me but there was some brightness there. Although it contains Argan Oil this didn’t add a ton of moisture to my skin but only added a little light hydration.
So I’d come away from the Cranberry Festive Face Mask experience saying I liked it well enough bit didn’t love it. If they could combine the consistency of this mask with the brightening abilities of Don’t Look At Me and add a little more hydration into the mix they’d have a winner for drier skin types. Get on that Lush would ya?
Available now at Lush stores.