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28 September 2015

Cranberry Festive Face Mask


Over the years, my taste in Lush has changed dramatically - whether it be the maturity of the fragrances I like, or the types of products I veer towards when they're made available online or in stores. While originally I would have thrown myself at the new bath bombs like a starving dog to a bone, nowadays I'm much more intrigued by the unique and sometimes very odd selection of hair and skin care. 

When Lush announced that they'd be bringing out Cranberry Festive Face Mask, I was genuinely more excited to try it out than I was with some of the new bubble bars. Although a part of me was rather disappointed that Rudolph hadn't resurfaced from a previous Christmas, I certainly wasn't going to pass up the chance to give my face some much-needed pampering - especially as the new ones that were brought out with the opening of the flagship store earlier in the year, surpassed my expectations on nearly every count.  

This brand new mask is the perfect product for those wind-chapped faces - a mask created to not only clean and rejuvenate the complexion, but help to clear out the pores and improve the overall condition of the skin. While many of Lush's masks work wonders on the skin, this one is like the miracle child - a seasonal beauty that heeds results in a matter of minutes. 

Packed full of cranberries, fresh fennel and argan oil, this face mask is a pleasure to use. The former ingredients are known for their antioxidant properties which means that this face mask is fantastic at cleaning out the pores and adding some much needed vibrancy back into the skin. I was amazed to find that upon rinsing Cranberry away, my skin felt vibrant and beautiful, and it was clear that my face pertained more colour than it did beforehand. 

Aside from the cranberries, the argan oil is there to not only add a beautiful thread of rose to the overall aroma, but it's healing properties means that it supports the skin in rebuilding those dry and damaged pores - leaving your complexion smooth, well-nourished and radiant. 

In the tub, Cranberry Festive Face Mask gives off a refreshing and very elegant scent. You can smell the fruity but rather sour element of the berries; the potent but equally zesty note of lemongrass; the grassy and slightly liquorice thread of fennel; and the warm, floral notes of the rose that sit underneath all of the other elements and round the fragrance of the product together.

Although this isn't a scent that you'd want to wear as a perfume or bathe in in the tub, it is such a wonderful, crisp and highly fruity smell - one that is perfect to use when you're looking for something to soothe and regenerate your skin after a long week at work/school. 
With a consistency in between Love Lettuce Face Mask and D'Fluff Shaving Soap, this face mask is very easy to apply. You can risk putting on too much with this product so I would recommend that you really massage it into your skin as you'll find that you need a lot less as it can be spread fairly thinly.

Once on the face, it dries very quickly but will not crumble or remove any of the moisture in your skin. Simply rinse away after 20-30 minutes and you'll find that your skin will feel plump, radiant and full of life - a miracle mask if there ever was one.     

A surprising favourite of mine, it's such a shame that Cranberry Festive Face Mask will only be around for a few months of the year. This does exactly what it says on the tin and produces instant and very noticeable results - the very reason why I am going to relish in its beauty over the coming weeks before it is gone from my life for a very long time.   

Quantitative Ingredients: Kaolin, Cranberries (Vaccinium macrocarpon), Glycerine, Organic Silken Tofu, Fennel Seed Infusion (Foeniculum vulgare), Argan Oil (Argania spinosa), Talc, Fresh Fennel (Foeniculum vulgare), Fresh Chicory (Cichorium intybus), Rose Clay (Kaolinite), Bentone (Hectorite), Patchouli Oil (Pogostermon cablin), Lemongrass Oil (Cymbopogon citratus), Sandalwood Oil (Santalum austro-caledonicum vieill), Benzyl Alcohol, Benzyl Benzoate, Citral, Citronellol, Coumarin, Geraniol, Limonene, Linalool, Perfume.

Vegan?: Yes.

2015 Price: £6.75 for 75g.

Year Of Original Release: 2015.   

17 comments

  1. This mask isn't exclusive to the Oxford street store right? Sounds wonderful!

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    1. nope! it'll be a worldwide release on Friday :)

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  2. SO jealous that you have your hands on Christmas products already! Also, I work at a Lush shop in the the US (Lush Glenbrook) and just saw that you started following us on Twitter. So, hi! :)

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    1. Hello fellow Lushie :) I'm jealous that you're working for Lush so we're equal on that front ;) Only a few days left until you can enjoy the seasonal goodies so you'll just have to be patient ;)

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  3. Hi Jen, a little question about the black plots. Is it possible that there is no sign like "bring back 5 black pots, get one fresh face mask for free" on the the pots anymore? I can't see it on yout photo of the Crenberry face mask lid.

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    1. I think Lush's new face masks and the seasonal ones are not included in the deal because I've heard of many people being turned away because of the price difference. :(

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    2. All the new pots I've bought had the 5 pots deal message written on the side lid instead that on the top one, so they should still be included in the deal!

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  4. Hey Jen love your blog, it's a Lush dictionary for me. Can you do a review of Christingle body conditioner?? It would be fab!

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    1. Thank you lovely! I do have a review of Christingle coming along - I shall hopefully get it published before the end of the weekend :)

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  5. So, this is a fresh face mask? I want to try it SO badly and I am making a UK order, but I am worried it will spoil by the time that it gets to me in the US. What do you think?

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    1. How long do parcels normally take to reach you? I've heard of people who have shipped face masks over and they've survived. However, it just means you'd have less time to use it when it does arrive! It'll be coming soon to the US so I don't know whether it's worth waiting for it a little longer?

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  6. Is it possible to freeze these fresh face masks?

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    1. This is something I've never tried before. I suppose you could as they're short-life like the cleansers (that work wonderful when frozen). However, is have to try it myself before I say for sure that it would be okay!

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  7. Hi Jen- How do these hold up in the freezer and what would the shelf life be if I did so?

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  8. All the face masks are included in the deal. I took my 5 pots back and got my cranberry face mask for free! Yay!

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  9. I adored the smell but it made my face feel like it was on fire right after I applied it! Now for the fun part...figurimg out what I am allergic to in it. Really sad it didnt like me

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  10. This mask did absolute wonders for my skin and I am so gutted it's off the shelf now. Which mask would you recommend to use for the rest of the year? x

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