LUSH Jelly Face Mask First Impressions

LUSH is always coming out with fun products but some of them can sometimes feel quite gimmicky. That was my first thought when I saw these Jelly Face Masks displayed in front of their store. I haven't found many reviews on this mask online so I went ahead and bought it blind. Mind you, this is a first impressions review so my opinions aren't final but I figured I'd put it out there for people who are curious to know how well the mask works.

The mask is, as its name suggest, a jelly texture that when rubbed between your hands melt into a sort of paste that you can then put on your face. Like their other masks, you're meant to leave it on for 5-10 minutes before rinsing off with warm water. The mask that I have is called Just To Clarify, which is a brightening and exfoliating mask. It contains enzymic papaya, exfoliating bamboo stem, and some citrus oils as a pick-me-up. I'll list the full ingredients list below. Note that this mask does contain talc and perfume, in case you're against those two ingredients.

Putting on the mask felt kind of weird because of its texture. When it transforms into a paste, though, it feels more like a traditional mask so the jelly gimmick stops there. I didn't notice any stinging or burning sensation when I used the mask so that is a good thing. However, when I went ahead and rinsed it off, I felt a gritty powder-like residue that was, to me, quite unpleasant. It could be the Kaolin or the Agar-Agar powder in it. Once I rinsed it off, my skin, surprisingly, felt very smooth and definitely brighter, which was a very nice! It was nice enough that I'm willing to get past the gritty wash-off bit.

Overall LUSH's Jelly Face Mask in Just To Clarify is definitely worth getting if you're looking to get a fun mask to play around with. I still stand beside my trusted Tata Harper Resurfacing Mask for really effective exfoliation and brightening, but this is a great mid-week treat.

Ingredients: Water, Kaolin, Propylene Glycol, Glycerine, Fresh Orange Juice, Fresh Papaya Juice, Talc, Bamboo Stem Extract, Carrageenan Extract, Bergamot Oil, Sicilian Lemon Oil, Grapefruit Oil, Agar Agar, Charcoal, Perfume, Colour 15510.