20 February 2013

Lush The Sacred Truth Fresh Face Mask Review

I love a good face mask, and Lush do some of the best around - so of course, I've made it my mission to work my way through the range. Brazened Honey currently holds the favourites position - could The Sacred Truth knock it from that hallowed spot?

Lush The Sacred Truth Fresh Face Mask
 
Lush describe this as a 'serious, complex mask' and from that I deduce two things. Firstly, that this is aimed at a slightly more mature audience than many of Lush's offerings - though in fairness, the 'anti-ageing' tag is also a clue! And secondly, that it targets a number of skin complaints in one.

So we have ingredients like evening primrose oil, shea butter, coconut oil and honey, which should make for a really nourishing product. There are also clays to draw out impurities, and papaya for some light exfoliating action. Ginseng, green tea and wheatgrass are included for their antioxidant properties. This all sounds great for my mature, dehydrated, oily and blemish prone skin. I'm sobbing as I type out that sentence...

Lush The Sacred Truth Fresh Face Mask

The mask itself is quite thick - though not as thick as Brazened Honey - and an avocado green. I'm not mad on the scent (I think it's the wheatgrass), but when I wash off the product, my face feels incredibly soft.  I can see a difference in my complexion after the first use. 

Sadly I make a rookie mistake with this product. The fresh face masks are preservative-free and should be stored in the fridge. I remember the fridge bit, but forget the expiry date. I get two uses from it before I forget all about it, just to discover it weeks after the best-before date. 

LUSH face masks cost from €6.90 for 75g each. This is one I will definitely revisit, but after I've worked my way through a few more in the range. Any tips for what I should try out next?

26 comments:

♥ vendy ♥ said...

love this lush product dear...
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Martie @ Spunkyrella said...

It´s one of my faves as well - yes you must store all of the masks in the fridge BUT you also can freeze them portion sized which obviously lasts longer!

My current fave is the BB Seaweed - it´s alot like the Sacred Truth when it comes to the texture put packed with even more seaweed and aloe! Chances are you might love it as well!

xo Martie

fluff and fripperies said...

That one's going on my list Martie - thanks!

Adele said...

Great review Emma! I've never tried Lush skincare products, but you've sold me on the face masks!
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Not Just Inside said...

Mature skin?? sure your only a young wan, I try to pick up Cosmetic Warrior whenever Im near LUSH, I love the tea tree in it.

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Gemma Turner said...

Oh I think the scent would put me off as well :D xx

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little t said...

I'm saving up my black pots right now for a free mask so I'm definitely going to try this one!

Anibani said...

sounds great and i would love to try it out, but lush in serbia is closing :(

Oscarwells (Có) said...

have you tried the mask of magnaminty emma?? its great for face and can be used on chest adn shoulders too, def works with calming down blemishes etc!!

Chic 'n Cheap Living said...

Thanks for the review dear! I'm actually reminded of the types of great masks that one could make at home and am intrigued by the papaya!

xoxo,
Chic 'n Cheap Living

McStylePhilosophy said...

Nice, I have to try it ;))!

Rowena @ rolala loves said...

I'm a fan of Lush masks and this one sounds like one I'd like to try.

Rowena @ rolala loves

The Braided Bandit said...

I love lush, but have never tried one of their masks! I am sure I would make the same rookie mistake, use it once and forget to use it if it was down stairs in the fridge haha!

Laura Go said...

haven't tried the lush masks yet!
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littlemissandrea said...

While I like that the face masks from lush are preservative free, I totally forget to use them all the time too! Then I have to throw them away, haha. Thanks for the review!

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Cuti-CLUE-les said...

I love the face yer pulling :P
The expiry date is a bit annoying :/

Deirdre Langford said...

Great review! I have some LUSH reviews on my blog too if you want to check them out.

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Anonymous said...

This reminds me that I don't wear masks often enough. Would love to give this one a try.

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Amy Fashion Blog said...

I have never try any of the lush product out before. I need to go check the store out

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Bravoe Runway said...

I am so bad when it comes to using masks on a regular basis. You just reminded me that there's a clinique acne solutions mask in my cabinet that needs to be used...

Kim (A Very Sweet Blog) said...

HaHa Emma! I love your facial expression. Yeah, Lush's expiration dates always get me. Awesome review and it sounds (not smell hahaha) great!
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The Dainty Dolls House said...

Looks brilliant, I will have to try it out!! Precious you look :) xox