This winter I had decided to try Lush’s Oatifix face mask (review) since I thought it would help calm my skin, which had become a little more dry and irritated than it normally is. It turned out to be a little moisture-heavy for my combination skin, so when I had returned to Lush to purchase a couple of other products, I decided to check out another mask that might help balance things out. The sales associate suggested Brazened Honey when I mentioned I had never tried it before, saying it was her personal favorite.
Brazened Honey is described as a cleansing mask inspired by traditional Indian Ayurvedic principles. Lush attributes the use of the herbs and spices to this point of inspiration. It’s recommended for combination and oily skin and it features kaolin clay, lime juice, eggs and honey for a clear and balanced complexion.
I have combination skin and definitely found this useful as a counterbalance to Oatifix. It has a really creamy texture, as well as ground almond shells for gentle exfoliation, and it starts to dry up on my skin as I wear it for the recommended 10 minutes. Its light green color reminds of glow in the dark toys. I mostly smell the lime juice in it, which is the third ingredient, as well as a mix of herbs.
This is very cleansing, and I think I would benefit from trying it again during warmer weather. I liked it, but at this time of year I didn’t need to use something this strong 2-3 times a week, which is usually how often I use these Lush masks in order to finish them by their expiration date. If you’re looking for a mask that will help clear skin as well as offer a calming and gentle touch, I’d recommend Catastrophe Cosmetic over this one. By the end of my jar of Brazened Honey, I was really just focusing it on the center of my face and skipping the drier parts.
Ingredients: Kaolin , Talc , Fresh Organic Lime Juice (Citrus aurantifolia) , Sage (Salvia officinalis) Infusion ,Rosemary and Juniperberry Infusion (Salvia officinalis, Rosmarinus officinalis, Juniperus communis) , Fresh Free Range Eggs , Honey (Mel) , Glycerine , Fresh Fennel (Foeniculum vulgare) , Ground Almond Shells (Prunus dulcis) , Almond Oil (Prunus dulcis) , Bentonite Gel , Fresh Ginger Root (Zingiber officinalis) , Fresh Parsley (Carum petroselinum) , Fresh Coriander (Coriandrum sativum) , Ground Turmeric (Curcuma longa) , Ground Cardamom (Elettaria cardamomum) ,Clove Bud Oil (Eugenia caryophyllus) , Ginger Oil (Zingiber officinale) , Vetivert Oil (Vetiveria zizanoides) ,Juniperberry Oil (Juniperus communis) , *Benzyl Salicylate , *Eugenol , *Geraniol , *Benzyl Benzoate ,*Linalool , Perfume
As with all of the Fresh Face Masks, Brazened Honey 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.
Do you have a favorite mask?