I’ve been slowly working my way through LUSH”s Fresh Face Mask product line, and The Sacred Truth is the most recent one I’ve been using. On the LUSH website, The Sacred Truth is described as “divine intervention for dry or mature skin”. I’m in my 20s and have combination skin, but I like this mask anyway! It’s ingredients are intended to soften and brighten skin, and it leaves my skin feeling clean yet nourished. Since the weather’s started cooling down, I’ve already felt my skin getting a touch drier so I think this mask came into my life at the perfect time.
This mask features a whole bunch of interesting ingredients, some of which are old skincare standbys and others which are a little more interesting. It includes honey, kaolin, ginkgo, papaya juice, yogurt, fresh eggs, shea butter, evening primrose oil, extra virgin coconut oil, green tea infusion, wheatgrass, bee pollen, ylang ylang, rose absolute, lavender oil, and rosewood oil. The mask smells very natural and plant-like and while I don’t think the smell is anything amazing, I definitely don’t mind it. The formula is thick and green and feels very rich. I’m normally in the habit of smoothing on masks with one or two fingers, but because of the thickness of this one I end up smoothing it on with four fingers.
The mask is intended to sit on your skin for about 10 minutes, and LUSH explicitly suggests to not let the mask dry out completely. Personally, I think I have a habit of leaving it on too long and it does dry out on the places I’ve applied it a little thinner. I think the more it dries out, the more cleansing it feels on skin, so I’d say that if you actually have dry skin you might want to lay it on thick and heed the warning about not letting it dry. It takes more effort to wash off if you let it dry, as well.
The green color of the mask does start to resemble Exorcist vomit as it dries, but that is of course no big deal. I just find it a little funny. After I wash it off, I do feel like it leaves a little bit of a residue behind, but not in a way that bothers me. It feels moisturizing, but if you’d prefer it wash off cleaner, you can follow up with a toner and that will help. Personally, I’m a big fan of the balance this mask strikes between cleansing and nourishing, and I really feel like this one’s a winner. I’d definitely repurchase!
Like all of LUSH’s Fresh Face Masks, The Sacred Truth is available at LUSH stores. Information about it is available online, but in order to preserve freshness LUSH does not sell Fresh Face Masks through their website. The masks cost $6.99 for 2.1 oz., usually expire about a month from when you purchase them and must be kept in the refrigerator.
What’s your favorite facial mask?