I can’t believe I haven’t written this post already! I’ve owned a few of Lush’s new jelly masks since they came out a few months ago and I absolutely love all of them! I own Bunny Moon, which is the first one I purchased, as well as The Birth of Venus and 1000 Millihelens.
Lush seem to have hit on a new favourite ingredient with their jelly, as they’ve not only released jelly masks but jelly bath bombs as well. Perhaps another day I can write up a review of the jelly bath bombs for the blog, but today I’m going to focus on my main jelly fave – the masks.
They’re really simple to use, which I really appreciate, and they don’t need to be kept on the skin for a long time either. I’m a big fan of masks but sometimes I find the sheet masks or dry masks time-consuming and inconvenient. Not so with these ones, I’m actually writing this post with one on my face right now! To use, you simply pull a chunk of the jelly off, perhaps around a 6th of the tub , and work it between your dry palms until it becomes a paste. You then apply this paste to your skin in a thick layer and leave it on for anywhere between 5-30 minutes. The packet recommends 5-10 but I tend to round up to 20 if I have the time. To take it off, you simply run cotton wool pads under a hot tap (it works a lot better with hot water than cold or lukewarm) and wipe the mask off – the heat seems to make the mask come off easier. I then follow with a toner water and then some Full of Grace serum, also from Lush.
Each mask in the range is meant for a different kind of skin-type or issue. Of the ones I own, Bunny Moon is calming and gentle, The Birth of Venus brightens the complexion and 1000 Millihelens helps to combat oily skin and breakouts. I use The Birth of Venus the most because I love anything that uses kaolin or seaweed-esque ingredients.
They all contain loads of really natural and lovely ingredients that are super kind to your skin. Bunny Moon, for example has honey for softness, Chamomile and Marigold to soothe and calm the skin (marigold is a wonder ingredient for sensitive skin), rose oil to combat redness and vanilla for a lovely, sweet scented product.
1000 Millihelens has a lot of green tea and witch hazel to help clear up break-outs as well as citrus-y things like orange oil and lemon oil to dry up excess grease. One of its main ingredients, however, is apple juice, which is the predominant scent. This makes it perfect for those people that don’t like the fake, strong scent of salicylic acid in most commonly available spot products.
I probably use Lush jelly mask once a week (and a strong Body Shop one once a week too) but they’re definitely gentle enough on skin to be used a lot more frequently than that if you’re so inclined. A regular 65g pot of any of the masks is £6.95 and you can recycle the pots as part of Lush’s recycling offer (5 empty pots = free fresh face mask). At the moment, you can’t trade your empty pots for a jelly mask, it has to be a fresh one, but I’m hoping this will change in the future. Jelly masks don’t have to be kept in the fridge and they last SO much longer (5 months compared to a fortnight for the fresh ones).
Have you tried Lush’s jelly masks yet? Which ones do you own? Thanks for reading, and I shall (hopefully) see you tomorrow! P.