Review: Getting Clean with LUSH Brazened Honey Face Mask

Hey Everyone!

Here’s a great mask that I used tons when I had exams last semester and one that I’ve recently re-discovered again. As you know, LUSH has a variety of masks available that treat various ailments like acne and dry skin but I tend to look for masks that do a bit of detox work after full week with makeup on. During that time I was in the middle of studying for exams. Think lots of junk food and late nights with my regular make-up routines on and in full swing. The Lush sales assistant suggested I use the Brazened Honey face mask to detoxify and exfoliate the damage I was causing from the late nights and possibly clogged pores so I bought this and it has to be one of my favourites from the LUSH mask range. Here’s my review of the LUSH Braznened Honey Face Mask.

Ingredients and what it’s all about:

This mask is supposed to detoxify, stimulate and exfoliate with refreshing herbs like Sage, Rosemary and Juniper berry, fresh fennel, almond oil, parsely, tumeric, ginger oil and even ground cardamom and coriander. It sounds more like a recipie for your favourite weekend dish more than a face mask but that’s possibly why I’m in love with LUSH face masks. They use free range eggs and many skin enriching herbs – most fresh which is why each mask has a label that details when the product was made fresh, by who and when it should be used by. Each mask is also supposed to be stored in the fridge because of the free range eggs in the mask.

Texture:

A warning goes out to anyone with highly sensitve skin. This is a very grainy scrub. In fact ground almonds are the main exfoliant in this product (I reckon which is reall cool) and I reckon it’s even a little bit more harsher than the St. Ives Apricot scrub. If you’re not up for such a high exfoliant, taking off the product might be a little troubing for you as it really cleans and purifies taking away all the dead skin cells when you wash the mask off.

This mask also contains Kaolin and Talc to absorb facial oil. A good thing but maybe not so much if you don’t like masks that sort of tighten as they dry up.

Let’s put it on shall we?

First of all, remember it should be in the fridge because it’s a fresh mask. I really don’t mind because when you dip your finger into it, ( a very very thick paste) and grab some of the product – the first slather on your face feels so good. It’s so cooling and refreshing.

Go ahead and spread the product evenly all over your face. You don’t need a super thick layer, an even spread will do. This mask is pretty hard to wash off so you don’t want to pile on too much. After you’re done, wait about 10 to 15 minutes for the mask to turn into a semi-dry state

It should look something like this. As you can see, there are areas where the mask has dried into a more white area while of course still bits of thick areas are still not dry yet but it’s alright. With all masks, you have this weird intuition or at least I do when I know a mask is done. Honestly, it’s when you feel like you just want to take it off!

I suggest washing this mask off with warm water. Simply carry forth some water in the cup of your palm and slowly and gently rub the mask off so that it slowly dissolves and washes off. Again, this takes a little longer than you might expect because of the exfoliation part and after it’s dry, it’s not super easy to come off either.

My sink get’s into a bit of a mess, but I like what it does to my skin after!

Results:

And there we go. My skin is glowing after the exfoliation and I feel much cleaner. My skin is super duper smooth and it just feels so good. As for acne benefits, I still have blemishes from time to time but I really do feel like it cleans out and detoxifies my skin. It’s just that super duper clean feeling! It’s so good after a week of make-up every single day. When I was wearing this during the weeks prior to exams, it really helped me in the breakout department. I usually breakout like crazy but I did see a reduction in the number of breakouts I had compared to last semester. The only thing I have a problem with might be just how dry it might make you feel when you wear it. If you have dry skin, this mask shouldn’t be for you. Overall though, I love it. It’s a mask I’ll always go to when I know my skin needs a good clean.

What product do you use to get clean?

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Love,

Roseanne

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15 comments

  • Popblush

    You are sooo cute! Loved “there goes my love life” lol!

    Gotta go to the lush store! Thanks for sharing!

  • Princess Jae

    Thanks for the review ! =D
    I need a good mask to refresh a tied face after college ~

  • British Blogger

    Thank you! I love your blog!

    xx,
    Libby.

  • tsubahime

    I’ve been thinking about trying this for sometime. I’ve already used Cupcake and have been thinking about trying Cosmetic Warrior (for my oily and acne prone skin), but when I get money I’ll definitely give Brazened Honey a try- it looks really invigorating.

  • roseannetangrs

    Thank you dears! I wanna try all the masks now, I heard cupcake was great! I might do my reviews that way ;)

  • sophieanna

    Wow. That looks good. Would you recommend this for dry, sensitive skin?

  • Cendana K

    @ sophieanna: hi, thought i share my thoughts… this brazened honey isn’t intended for dry, sensitive skin. this has kaolin clay and ground almonds which deep clean and unclog and tighten pores – for dry skin i’d suggest trying out ‘oatifix’ =)

    roseanne!! ^^ brazened honey yay! i like it too! i’ve tried some others, as well… but turns out i like brazened honey & oatifix the best (depends on skin mood haha). beware of ayesha – it stinks so bad hahahaha but its ingredients has a nice feel on the skin, just that it really stinks ><" maybe cause of the witch hazel... hahaha

  • roseannetangrs

    I agree with Cendana! this for sure isn’t for dry and sensitive skin :( it’s very rough and quite drying to suck out all the facial oil :)

    oo i’ll try oatfix!

  • Cendana K

    oatifix is targeted towards dry dehydrated skin i’d say… wouldn’t recommend it for oily skins ;) but gosh it smells so yummy, like banana cake! hahaha – I like it in winter.
    bb seaweed is another alternative for combination skin… but i didn’t like it as much as brazened honey… oh and mask of magnaminty is cooling and minty and refreshing and with its ground almonds for exfoliation too ! larger tub, lasts longer, and can be used on your body too! ;) hahaha i’ve tried a few ><"

  • makeupjunkett

    how i wish i can get my hands on that mask! :(

  • singaporeguest

    i was wondering if i could get this product in singapore? if i could, where can i get it?

  • roseannetangrs

    aww I might do some pre-orders for LUSH but I don’t know if y’all want to pay for shipping..:(

    @singaporeguest: sorry dear, this one is only avail in Aussie and places with LUSH.

  • Anonymous

    Hi Roseanne! I’m actually a sales assistant at Lush. Your sales assistant may not have told you, but you really do need to put the mask on reasonably thickly otherwise it does dry out quite fast & doesn’t have enough time to do it’s wonderful magic! I noticed that your layers were quite thin. We recommend leaving it on for 5 – 10 minutes but if it is applied too thinly then it will dry out before then and start to tighten uncomfortably.
    Just a tip for the future! I love your blog and I’m really enjoying your product reviews – especially from Lush because I love hearing what people have to say about what we sell!
    x

  • roseannetangrs

    That’s awesome and thanks for the tip and stopping by as well!

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