Friday, 20 June 2014

Smelling like garlic: Lush Cosmetic Warrior

A few years ago, Lush stores came to the Netherlands too. I was very excited about it, especially when I read a tweet that said they were looking to get a store set up near my hometown! However, a year or so later, still not a word about that. Now I've kind of given up the idea of having a Lush store 15 minutes away. That said, I think it's actually better, because it wouldn't be good for my bank account.

Now on to the actual subject of this post; the Cosmetic Warrior Mask! I bought it when I was in Utrecht, after going out for the night with a few friends of mine. The store in Utrecht stocks almost everything Lush has, I think. The only downside to the stores in the Netherlands is that the prices are much higher than in the UK.  So for example, I paid €11,65 for this mask, where as I would have paid around €7,80 (6,25 pounds) in the UK. But of course, it is understandable, as the products have to be shipped from England to the stores in the Netherlands.

Lush says the Cosmetic Warrior mask is "a gentle and balancing fresh face mask with antibacterial tea tree and fresh garlic working together to cleanse. Fresh green grapes clean and cool the skin, whilst free range eggs tighten its texture and antimicrobial honey leaves it soft and moisturised." And I have to say, I completely agree with this! I bought this mask because I suffered from a lot of breakouts, but didn't want the mask to be drying, as I have dry skin already. I had high hopes for this mask, because it has honey in it, which I love and tea tree as well, which has helped my skin before in the past. Luckily, just like Lush promised me, it didn't dry out my skin at all and it cleared my skin after a few uses! I wouldn't say it really moisturized my skin, as I needed to use a moisturizer afterwards, but the honey did make my skin feel very soft! And I have to say, my skin has been looking healthier and a bit more glowy lately, and I think this mask is one of the reasons for it! Of course the downside to the Lush masks is that it only lasts 3 weeks and then you have to throw it out, but I still think it's worth it as a little treat for yourself once in a while! And I always try to use it at least once a week, so I get good use out of it.

I really love this mask, and I'll definitely buy it again when I get the change! If you have dry skin, like me, I can really recommend this for when your skin needs a bit of a "pick me up"!

What are your favourite Lush masks? Or do you have another favourite mask that's not from Lush?

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