I recently posted my newbie LUSH haul and many of you asked for a review of the Sacred Truth Mask so here it is:
The LUSH The Sacred Truth Fresh Face Mask is only available in store, not online, and costs $7.95 for 60g. This product requires refrigeration due to the fresh, natural ingredients.
This mask is aimed at “dry and mature skin” of which my skin is neither. However, I scanned the ingredient list and it contained things that I felt would be good for me: honey (first ingredient), glycerin, papaya, yogurt, shea butter. Also, due to the IPL treatments I’ve been doing, my skin has been slightly drier / tighter feeling, and this mask helps to relief that.
Honey , Glycerine , Kaolin , Talc , Fresh Papaya (Carica papaya) , Soya Yoghurt (Glycine soja) , Bentonite Gel , Organic Evening Primrose Oil (Oenothera Biennis) , Lanolin , Fair Trade Shea Butter (Butyrospermum parkii) , Extra Virgin Coconut Oil (Cocos nucifera) , Fresh Organic Free Range Eggs , Fragrance , Ylang Ylang Oil (Cananga odorata) , Rose Absolute (Rosa damascena) , Lavender Oil (Lavandula augustifolia) , Rosewood Oil (Aniba rosaeordora) , Fresh Wheatgrass (Triticum Aestivum Vulgare) , Organic Ginseng Root Powder (Panax Ginseng) , Green Tea Powder (Camelia sinensis) , Ginkgo Leaf Powder (Ginkgo biloba) , Bee Pollen , *Benzyl Benzoate , *Citronellol , *Farnesol , *Geraniol , *Limonene , *Linalool . *Occurs naturally in essential oils
The mask has a very gooey / sticky consistency which makes sense given the high honey content. There are also little bits of papaya in the mask that I try to strategically place on my face (middle of forehead, on the tip of my nose; “Hey hun, is there something on my face?). I’m going to admit something here: Curiosity overcame me and I tasted this face mask (for science!) and it does taste slightly sweet, but mostly soapy 😛 (don’t try this at home, kids!)
I use about 2 tbsp worth of product to cover my face – there’s no tingling or tightening sensation – the instructions state to leave it on for 10 minutes and not to let the mask dry completely. I’m not sure why I shouldn’t leave the mask to dry completely – I suppose LUSH worries that it might be difficult to rinse off? I’ve let the mask dry completely, and my face hasn’t fallen off. I left it on my face for 30 minutes one time while I was watching A Few Good Men on tv – I was waiting for the “YOU CAN’T HANDLE THE TRUTH” scene… 😛
Immediately after rinsing the mask off, my skin feels very supple and soft. The mask rinses pretty cleanly but it does leave a balmy feel on the skin – almost like beeswax, I suspect it’s the lanolin – but it’s not a greasy film. I apply my normal face cream and call it a night (I skip the serum). In the morning, my skin still looks and feels very hydrated.
Another plus is that this product needs to be refrigerated so every time I used this mask, it had a nice cooling sensation. A caution though, the mask is quite quite fragrant (ylang ylang, rose, lavender, rosewood) – when I apply this, the SO can smell it from another the room so if you’re sensitive to scents, I’d recommend staying away from this product. In fact, if you’re sensitive to scents, just stay away from LUSH altogether. 😉
My pot of mask was made on February 1st and expires tomorrow. I’ve used this mask 5 times and will be doing my final mask tonight – yielding 6 uses out of the 60g pot. At a cost of $7.95, this works out to $1.33 per mask, which isn’t too bad when I consider that I pay $2 for those single-use sheet masks. And this contains fresh natural ingredients made by hand! It should be noted that this product does contain eggs and is labelled as vegetarian. Depending on what type of vegetarianism one follows, this may or may not be acceptable.
Bonus: collect 5 LUSH pots with special labels to exchange for a FREE fresh face mask! From my LUSH haul, 3 of the items have the labels, so I need 2 more to get a free mask. 🙂
• Leaves skin soft and supple
• Fresh natural ingredients
• Reasonably priced
• Very limited lifespan
• Only available at LUSH stores, not online
• Inclusion of ylang ylang, rose absolute, lavender and rosewood oil may irritate some skin
Stash worthiness: 8/10
Looks like I’ve become a LUSH mask convert. Have you tried this mask? What is your favourite face mask?