In the name of skin care I have sucked it up and tried a Coffee based facial mask. You see I hate the smell of Coffee and seem to be one of the few people, whom has reached adulthood without being able to describe the beverage as a taste. That's right I have never tried Coffee and highly doubt I ever will. I also have a strong dislike for hot chocolate and most hot drinks. Not so fun facts aside, I do trust Lush Facial masks and when one promises to deliver softer, brighter and plumper skin - not only my face but also body I will slap it on regardless of the scent. That's right, I finally gave Lush Cup O' Coffee Face and Body Mask a whirl and here is how I got on.
As you've most likely come to gather, both from my rant above and the colour of Lush Cup O' Coffee Face and Body Mask not only contains coffee but shares such fragrance too. It doesn't remind me of a freshly brewed pot of Coffee, rather it has the fragrance of yet to be ground Coffee beans. Truthfully it is a fairly intense scent and I would imagine that if like myself you don't enjoy Coffee the fragrance may be a little overpowering. To that I say, if you can please bear with the mask, as it does deliver and is a great way to brighten and polish the skin - face and body with little effort.
You apply Lush Cup O' Coffee Face and Body Mask as you any other mask - gently massage onto dry skin, leave for up to 15 minutes and then rinse clean. I would add that you should apply using, small circular movements to gently buff and massage the skin, and remove in a similar fashion. By doing so you will polish the complexion and body, free from irritation and make the most of the gritty texture - should you wish you could also use a muslin cloth to remove the mask for a deeper cleanse. Upon removal I did notice that my skin was a little pink, which does dispel fairly quickly. Once the redness had disappeared, the first thing I noticed was just how soft my skin felt (all over) - I kid you not when I say I spent a good ten or so minutes stroking my own face after the first use. Due to the deep cleanse come exfoliation, I also noticed that my pores looked a little smaller and my skin was absolutely glowing, much like after any facial I have had in the past.
If it wasn't for the fragrance of this mask I would line my bathroom shelves with it and slather myself top to toe, in the gently scrub like texture. I sadly can't quite get over the aroma which somewhat spoils the whole experience for me.
Lush Cup O' Coffee Face and Body Mask £6.75/100g via Lush - link.
This post contains a press sample.