This past month I’ve been using the Cosmetic Warrior mask from LUSH, and just ran out last night. The last time I went to LUSH looking for a new mask to try, they were out of stock of a lot of them and I almost walked out empty handed, but the sales associate suggested I give this one a go. My hesitation was that the website indicates that it’s meant for troubled, acne-prone skin, which are not qualities I associate with my skin. I guess I should have been a little more open-minded considering I also enjoy their masks targeted for mature skin!
After the sales associate had convinced me to purchase this, he also warned me that because they include garlic in it, it doesn’t have the best smell in the world (now you tell me?). So, in my head, I thought I might be walking off with a product that’s drying and smelly, but was willing to give it a chance in the interest of trying new things.
The thing about this mask is that there really isn’t any ingredient that would contribute to it being overly harsh or drying. The ingredient most targeted toward acne-prone skin is the tea tree oil. And the garlic? It’s not that bad. I wouldn’t say that the mask smells amazing, but it smells fresh and I don’t detect a ton of garlic. I asked my boyfriend what he thought of the smell and he agreed that it wasn’t bad.
Cosmetic Warrior has a thick, creamy texture similar to The Sacred Truth (one of my favorites, review here) and is a creamy white color with some chunky bits in it (the grapes, I think). This mask may be one of the most simple formulations in terms of the number of ingredients included.
Ingredients: Kaolin, fresh green grapes, fresh free range eggs, honey, cornstarch, glycerin, fresh garlic, tea tree oil, limonene, perfume.
I don’t feel like I have a ton to say about its effect on my skin because I can’t really measure how effective it is at easing acne and blackheads, but I will say that I like it and would definitely purchase again in the future. It left my skin feeling clean and soft, and I think it has a collection of ingredients that are good for any skin type. It takes a little extra time and effort to fully wash away from skin because of how creamy it is and the way it dries down over the time you wear it (The Sacred Truth is like that, too), but it doesn’t leave any sort of residue once it’s off. As with most LUSH products, it also has a fun name.
As with all of the Fresh Face Masks, Cosmetic Warrior is only available in-store and needs to be kept in the refrigerator. The Fresh Face Masks each cost $6.95 for a 2.1 oz jar.
Have you tried it? What mask are you loving?