Did you kind of sort have a mental image of me dashing around in a sleigh with Lush Rudolph Jelly Face Mask on thanks to that title? I did. Totally had the image flash through mind and really, it isn’t hard to see me doing something as crazy as dashing around with a face mask or a sheet mask on in six feet of snow. Stranger things have happened right?
I finally decided to take the plunge and haul some Lush Rudolph Jelly Face Mask against my better judgement. You see, I hate Lush Shower Jellies and the fact this was a jelly mask had me all, “No, No, No!” Shower Jelly always ends up the drain! I just can’t with that formula so I assumed the jelly masks would be the same. This is mask returns from Lush Holiday’s past but it is limited edition and available for the Holiday season only which is a shame if you become attached to it!
Not the case! This formula is actually pretty awesome but the ingredients are not.
Ok, so, I love this stuff but I wouldn’t recommend it because the ingredients are a little iffy!
Lush Rudolph Jelly Face Mask is a jelly-like facial mask that is meant to be applied on dry skin and left on for about ten minutes. The texture isn’t quite the jelly you’d expect and isn’t like the Lush Shower Jelly formula’s texture. It’s a bit more of a solid puddy-like formula so it isn’t slipping and sliding all over the place. There’s a little red jelly nose if you’re feeling Insta-fabulous that you can pop on your nose after you apply the mask and take a pic to post on Instagram. That little jelly piece really doesn’t add anything to the formula! It’s merely a little fun garnish and a nod to the name of the mask. You know, “Rudolph with your nose so bright…”
To apply the mask you can pinch a bit out, rub between your hands to form a paste, and apply to your face. The gel is easy to work with and turns easily into a paste! They say use a small pinch but I use a larger pinch to cover my entire face. After that you’ll sit around for 10 minutes after which you can rinse it off. It feels like a mud mask and sets to the finish of one with a bit of tightening and dryness. It does contain kaolin which is great for absorbing oil but typically I avoid it as it makes me dry. Thankfully, I didn’t come out of the experience feeling dry or tight.
The mask is formulated to give skin a deep clean while brightening your complexion! It smells just like a chocolate orange. I started using it twice a week and I felt like it made my skin look a little glow-y sort of giving me that just washed my face look! I’m pretty dull so I def liked how my skin looked after using this. My skin felt smooth, not terribly moisturized, but not dry or tight either and I had a nice glow.
Sadly, this does contain a lot of citrus oils which can be damaging. There’s grapefruit, orange, and limonene here as well as fragrance. If you’re a stickler for ingredients this is formula that might make you cringe.
Lush Rudolph Jelly Face Mask definitely gives me a nice little glow but I’m not sure I’d repurchase it considering all the citrus oils it contains.
Have you tried it?
Where to buy
Lush’s Rudolph Jelly Face is 2.1 oz in size, $9.99, and comes in a little plastic tub. Unlike most fresh Lushs Masks refrigerating the mask is optional but not mandatory. The mask has a pudding-like texture which you’ll pinch a small amount off of and work into a paste to be applied to dry skin for 10 minutes. It has a strong and yummy chocolate orange fragrance. Lush created the mask to deep clean, soften, and remove excess oil from skin. I was concerned it would be drying but it rinses clean away without leaving my skin tight or dry. It gave me a nice glow and gave me that just washed skin look. Sadly, it does contain a host of citrus oils which can be damaging to skin!
Water (Aqua) , Glycerine , Propylene Glycol , Meadowsweed And Orange Peel Infusion , Talc , Kaolin , Fresh Orange Juice (Citrus dulcis) (Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Juice) , Cocoa Powder (Theobroma cacao) , Fuller’s Earth , Rhassoul Mud (Moroccan Lava Clay) , Grapefruit Seed Extract (Citrus grandis) (Citrus Grandis (Grapefruit) Seed Extract) , Carrageenan Extract (Chondrus Crispus) , Tangerine Oil (Citrus reticulata) , Brazilian Orange Oil (Citrus Sinensis) , Vanilla Absolute (Vanilla planifolia) , Cocoa Absolute (Theobroma cacao) , Titanium Dioxide , Synthetic Fluorphlogopite , Tin Oxide (Tin oxide) , *Limonene , Fragrance , Red 27 , Red 28 , Red 4 , Red 6 Lake , Red 7 Lake , Iron Oxides .
- Gives duller skin a nice glow!
- Mattifies oily skin.
- Limited edition for the Holidays.
- Short shelf life (must be used within 3 months before it expires).
- Contains a good deal of photosensitizing citrus oils.
If you have duller skin and you aren’t a stickler for ingredients the Lush Rudolph Jelly Face Mask will ease dullness and give you that fresh faced look!