Since I have been working on enhancing the condition of my skin, I decided to stick to a weekly mask schedule. I haven’t reached the level of income allowing me to afford monthly spa membership just yet (THANKS SALLIE MAE) but till than there is. At first it felt like a bit of a task but by lining it up with my hair wash days, and adding 20 minutes of oil pulling I’ve turned my home into a semi holistic spa à domicile (that’s home spa in French…yes I’m fancy as Fu#k). I’m battling dry skin, hassle with blackheads, and in the process I am trying to heal dark marks caused by old break outs. Since I’ve been hearing great reviews from my girlfriends and colleges about their products decided to pay a visit to my local Lush store .
The Lush Company invents their own handmade products using 100% vegetarian ingredients with little to no preservatives, and are against animal testing. Famous for their colorful bath bombs and skin loving body butters the only thing stopping me from going on a serious shopping spree was a post-it I slapped on my debit card reading “STICK 2 UR BUDGET”. Greeted by a variety of scents, happy smiles, and clusters of people trying to re-up on their beloved products I gave all of my need to know skin information to a helpful Lush girl who kindly pointed out a few products to get me on the right path which included the BB Seaweed Mask.
Size: 2.1 OZ | Price: $7.95
Must Keep Product in Fridge Due to Fresh Ingredients
Product comes with expiration date
BB Seaweed sold only in-store (Check for Lush near you here)
BB Seaweed Mask pacts a hell of a punch with 7 lbs. of seaweed mixed into each batch (which is very visible once applied) and gives a soothing sent from their addition of rose oil to the mixture. Seaweed acts as an amazing anti-inflammatory agent helping ease the swelling of acne, and it’s also a great skin detoxifier (more information at Live Strong). The rose oil added to the BB seaweed mask is considered a natural bactericide killing germs that can cause breakouts and irritation (more information at Live Strong) The combination of the two along with a number of other 100% organic natural ingredients (all listed at end of post) result in a powerful mask to help fight breakouts, and detoxify pores. The mask has a thick grainy texture , with small seaweed bits though out but feels light weight once applied and beautiful rose undertones.
How I Applied Product:
1.) I washed my hands will Dial antibacterial soap to wash the grime of the day off and then washed my face and neck with Trader Joes Tea Tree oil facial wash.
2.) I allowed my face to air dry but you have the option of patting your face dry lightly with a clean paper towel
3.) *optional* If you have time to really enjoy your home spa day steam your face before applying the mask. Steaming before application opens your pores and softens the skin, allowing the mask to perform at its full potential.
4.) I used my index and forefinger to apply mask to my face and neck in circular motions
5.) Left on for around 15 minutes until mask was stiff
6.) Washed off with warm water slowly in circular motion. The mask became a light exfoliate due to the ground almonds in the mixture.
7.) Added small amount of cleanser to wash the rest of the mask away
8.) Patted dry with clean paper towel and before adding Trader Joes Antioxidant Facial Serum
I put this BB Seaweed mask in my weekly rotation for the past 6 weeks to really see the impact it would have on my skin and I am really happy with the results. The product leaves my skin feeling refreshed and I have seen a decrease in my monthly break outs which I credit to the many anti-inflammatory agents in the mask. From my trip to their Garden State Plaza location to the actual product I am now a loyal customer and look forward to getting a fresh batch!
List of Ingredients in BB Seaweed:
PSA: Please read carefully to identify and ingredients you are allergic. Information below provided by LUSH Website
Lime Tree Flower (Tilia Europaea) & Sweet Violet Leaf (Viola Odorata) Decoction Kaolin Honey , Glycerine, Ground Almonds (Prunus dulcis) Bladderwrack Seaweed (Fucus gardneri), Organic Aloe Vera Gel (Aloe barbadensis) , Millet Flakes (Panicum miliaceum) Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil (Olea europaea) Bentone Gel , Fresh Rose Petal (Rosa centifolia) Rose Absolute (Rosa damascena) Patchouli Oil (Pogostemon cablin) , Rosemary Oil (Rosmarinus officinalis) , Seaweed Absolute (Fucus vesiculosus) , *Citral , *Geraniol , *Benzyl Benzoate, *Limonene *Linalool , Fragrance: *Occurs naturally in essential oils