Sunday, August 9, 2015

Skin Care Sunday | Lush Cosmetic Catastrophe Fresh Face Mask

Hello! It's been a while since I've done any Skin Care Sunday Posts! I haven't tried anything new on my face in the past few months, but a few weeks ago I picked up a fresh face mask by Lush called Cosmetic Catastrophe. 

For the rest of this month, I'm going to be reviewing a diffenret face mask every Sunday! 

I'm obsessed with Lush Products, you all know that! Cosmetic Catastrophe is the first of the Fresh face makes that I've tried from Lush 
, and I bought this one on a whim. I do love their Mask of Magnaminty and have been using it for years, but I wanted to try something new. 

This is about $7 for 2.1 oz, which is fairly cheap but I'll talk more about that later. 

After telling the person who was helping me about my skin type (combo oily, sensitive, slightly acne prone but not too much, and have some redness) this is one of three that she recommned to me. I picked this one because it's made with blueberries. Yum. 

Here's a little bit more about this mask from Lush's website 

Blueberry-packed maintenance mask
Prevent disasters by taking regular care of your skin with our deep-cleansing, nutrient-rich blueberry mask. The little blue bulbs are packed with vitamins, and blended into calamine, rose absolute and chamomile blue oil to soothe redness, irritation and cleanse the skin without stripping it of its natural oils. This one is wonderfully soothing on sensitive skin. Treat your face to Catastrophe Cosmetic as often as you can to keep your skin looking its best.
Gentle enough for everyone:Catastrophe is one of our best-selling masks because it’s gentle on all skin types.
 Local matters: We buy our blueberries for Catastrophe Cosmetic from a local farmer here in British Columbia.
Calm catastrophes: We use calamine powder for its calming and soothing effect. Use often for a smart skincare routine.

Here is what the mask looks like swatched on my skin. 

My Thoughts-
-First I wanted to say that I love Lush because they use all natural ingredients. This mask is made from fresh things, it's vegan and Lush is cruelty free. 
-I mentioned before that this is $7 to 2.1 oz. I wanted to touch on this again because I think that is a very good price, and you do get quite a lot product since you don't need too much to cover your face. The down side to this though, is that these only have a shelf life of about 2-3 weeks. They expire because there are no preservatives in these because they are fresh, like the name states. I've used mine about 5 times and am only half way done with it. 
-The texture is pretty thick but it's easy to spead over your face.
-These need to be kept in the fridge since they are fresh ingredients, but the coldness gives a really nice cooling effect to your skin. They can also be stored in the freezer to help them last longer. 
-I do agree with the claims of this being very soothing and deep cleansing. My face always feels amazing and clean afterwards.
-I can see how this would be great for all skin types too. My always feel hydrated but oil free after I use it.
-I've been using it twice a week, so it's gentle enough to do that as where other masks I've used, I only used once a week. 

Over all I am really enjoying this mask! I definitely will repurchase it in the future, but I'm curious about their other fresh masks so I might try out some more first!

Have you tried any Fresh Face Masks from Lush?? If so, let me know so I can check them out! 


  1. This sounds like an amazing face mask! This is something I would like to try! I like how you can even store it in the freezer to preserve it longer! Great review Ashley!

    1. Thanks Pilar, I'm glad you enjoyed the review! I think you'd like this face mask!

  2. I've tried a chocolate fresh face mask from them...I believe it was something with chocolate haha. I love LUSH and I love using masks, I swear I could use one every day

    1. I think I saw the chocolate one!! And ugh I know I could totally used face masks everyday too!!

  3. ooh that sounds like a good one to try!!

  4. It looks so good Ashley! I've only tried a couple of products from Lush, but your suggestion of keeping the products in the refrigerator is an awesome suggestion. I didn't think about it. Definitely would prolong and keep it at it's same consistency. Will have to try some more of their goodies. Awesome review!

    1. thanks Kim! I do think the refrigerator helps!

  5. Great review, Ashley! I've not tried Lush face mask but they generally received great reviews from all around the blogsphere. Definitely one that I'll add into my list.

    Shireen | Reflection of Sanity

  6. I almost got this before but ended up getting the Mask of Magnaminty instead because the shelf life was longer. I should give this one a try.

    1. I'm a huge fan of mask of magnaminty too! The shelf life of this one is the only down side, but I think as long as it doesn't look or smell funny, it's still okay to use!