Wednesday, 30 May 2012

Lush Catastrophe Cosmetic Mask

I picked up a sample of one of Lush's fresh masks - Catastrophe Cosmetic a full pot costs £5.75 for 75g but they give away samples with no hassle so its always nice to try before you buy, especially when it comes to skin care because you don't want anything to make it worse!
With the Lush fresh masks you need to keep them in the fridge and use them up within two weeks.

"When disaster looms, Catastrophe cosmetic calms and cleanses the skin", "leaves your face cool, clear and calm" so perfect for me who suffers from break outs

Irish Moss - to soften the skin
Fresh Blueberries - full of vitamins, minerals and antioxidants.
Almond Oil to moisturise and leave your skin feeling supple
Rose Absolute
Chamomile essential oil - will both reduce redness and irritation
Calamine Powder and talc to deep cleanse your skin

I put this in the fridge when I got home then took it out before I was going to use it, it was very cooling when it went onto the skin and has an pleasant blueberry- rose smell. It has little bits of blueberry in it so that makes it a bit hard to smooth onto the skin easily, I used my hands for this. I didn't find it really easy but then again this is the first real face mask I've ever tried so I really do need to compare it to others. I left it on for about 15 mins and it went hard and began to flake off so I had to stand over my sink to not cause any mess!
I used a flannel and warm water to wash it off my face and gentle exfoliating the skin, which did take a while but its nice to spend some time on these kinda things every so often

A gorgeous photo of the mask in action..

I have to be honest and say I didn't notice any difference. My skin did feel a bit softer but I didn't see a reduction in redness, or my spots. Maybe this would only be the case with continued use and the sample is only enough for 1 time.
Overall I am happy I tried it but glad I didn't pay for it, however this does make me very open to try some other of Lush's mask such as Mask Of Magnaminty which is also aim specifically for people with spots. My problem is I don't have oily skin, but I do suffer from break out so its difficult to find products that dont just end up drying my whole face out..

If anyone has any suggestions of Lush skin care for me to try (I'm also thinking of Grease Lightning) then let me know, or also any other products suitable for my skin type :)

Cate xx


  1. That looks (excuse the pun) lush, I actually feel like eating it! Haha.
    Mel x

    1. Hey sorry for taking ages to reply - damn exams! I'll be posting again soon and thanks for the comment :) xx