I love Lush. Just the thought of walking in to the store makes me all happy and fuzzy inside. I love discovering new fragrances and recently started my road to discovery with their lush face masks. I purchased The Sacred Truth at the Oxford Street branch and I worry it may be exclusive to them as I cannot find it on their website.
Lush The Sacred Truth (RPR £6.75 for 75g - use within 3 weeks of purchase)
It is not the first Lush Mask I tried and it must definitely won't be my last. Inside the gorgeous recyclable packaging you will find 75g of product. Mask's formula is super creamy, somehow greenish and looks more like a poo than any other masks I tried lol. However the smell is pleasant and not overbearing. You are supposed to apply evenly on the skin and wash out with warm water after 5-10 mins.
Here's what Lush has to say about it:
*taken from Lush USA Website*
Can you handle the truth? The truth is, your skin needs more regular maintenance and care as you get older. As you age, your dermis is thinning, losing its elasticity and ability to retain moisture, which can make the skin appear dull or sallow. Don’t fret! Taking care is easy thanks to this nutrient-packed mask. The Sacred Truth contains a powerful combination of rich, softening ingredients like linseed, eggs and shea butter to deeply moisturize and nutritious wheat grass, papaya, green tea and ginseng root to restore essential vitamins and brighten skin.
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
Natural Ingredients Safe Synthetics
Firstly let me state the fact t that this is not your typical anti-aging mask. It does, however ensures your skin stays supplied with all it needs to look and feel your best. Shea butter makes it ideal for dry and mature skin as it provides the hydration the skin needs and fresh papaya optically brightens the skin.
I love this mask. Having dry and very sensitive skin makes it super hard to find masks that work without getting my skin irritated in the process. I have used it non stop for three weeks and I can't get enough. I'm super happy to be off to London tomorrow so I can stock up :)
It applies beautifully and I tend to use a brush to distribute the mask evenly and generously all over the face. It doesn't sting or feel irritating on my skin. When washed off, my skin feels soft to touch and calmed. I'd like to use it either in the evenings when I feel like my skin needs an extra level of hydration, before my usual skincare and after I cleansed. I also use it in those mornings when I have extra 10 mins as I feel it works great calming any redness I may have. It doesn't smell unpleasant, I actually quite like it, it feels relaxing somehow.
When I was feeling a little under the weather, I used it every evening to give my skin that extra something, as the fever made it super sensitive and redness & dehydration were my main concerns. It helped keeping any redness at bay and provided hydration my skin needed so much.
I don't think only dry skin types can use this mask. Yes it provides hydration but doesn't leave any oily residue making it a perfect morning pick me up, if needs be. If you're concern are first signs of aging and dehydration, whatever your skin type, this mask should work great for you.
I'd strongly suggest to check the ingredients listed above to ensure, you are not allergic to no natural products used in making this product.
Unfortunately I can't link where you can buy this mask online, but I would suggest you check in your local Lush. You can always pick up a sample for free to see if it works for you :)