26 October 2018

Mortal Kombu Under Eye Mask

Since getting back into teaching this year, I have made a conscious effort to ensure that my life is a little more balanced. The key to that balance is making sure that I get enough sleep, so that my body can heal and recuperate from the busy day that I’ve put it through. Therefore, in theory, I shouldn’t have to use the new Mortal Kombu Under Eye Mask.

Made from only four ingredients, this super powerful eye mask is designed specifically to soothe your eyes are a heavy day/week/month, and reduce the appearance of bags or weary looking skin. Naturally, you’re probably questioning just how affective a saga of ingredients can actually be, but I can honestly vouch for its success, as I’ll demonstrate below.

The key to the success of Mortal Kombu is the mineral-rich seaweed, which has been proven time and time again, across numerous Lush products, that it has superpowers when it comes to the skin. Containing essential minerals and oils, when applied it helps to soothe irritation and infuse the skin with so much natural goodness. After using something as intense as this particular product, your complexion will appear instantly more radiant, far plumper and looking replenished.

Alongside the seaweed here, which also gives the eye mask its name, you'll also find a combination of green tea extract and a green tea infusion. Green tea is knowing for detoxifying the pores; infusing the skin with more life and vibrancy; and slowing down the appearance of ageing over time. The intensity of both of these ingredients together work wonders at reducing the appearance of dark circles under the eyes, and adding some much-needed life into your skin winter-kissed skin.

Finally, Mortal Kombu features witch hazel extract which shrinks your pores and helps to soothe any redness or irritation that you may possess. Together with the other three ingredients, this mask is perfectly set to refresh the area of your face below your eyes, and help to make you look less tired, even if you'll feeling like you've been dragged through a hedge backwards.

To use, the idea is that you soak the whole disc in a cup/bowl of warm water. Too cold and you won't stimulate the seaweed to begin releasing its magical minerals; too hot and you'll damage these same minerals, and make the face mask less effective. Lush recommend that you leave the mask in there for 5-10 minutes, however I found that a little longer was needed to soften the eye mask enough to be used.

After this time, you'll be able to tear the eye mask in half alongside where Lush have marked each half, and apply each piece under one of your eyes. Leave the mask on for another 10-15 minutes and then peel away to reveal a small amount of sticky residue, which is the mineral-rich jelly that has ebbed out from the eye mark. Massage this gently under your eyes and then leave it to be absorbed into the skin. Lush suggest that you then wipe the residue away with a pad. However, I left it on under the area was completely dry, and then dabbed the skin to remove the slight sticky feeling that was left.

Let's be honest and say that you won't find that your dark circles have completely disappeared: you have to be reasonable and understand that a handful of ingredients cannot erase something that's been created over a number of years. However, I did notice that my eyes looked refreshed and clearer; the dark areas did appear a little lighter and not as prominent; and my skin also felt genuinely soft and velvety smooth. 

For £1.50, this single-used item is a must have for those who work/study long hours, or for those like myself who suffer from sleep deprivation for whatever reason. These little discs of magic really do allow you to look slightly more approachable after using one, and even the process of taking the time to treat yourself will do wonders for your mood. I hope these become a permanent member of the Lush family in the future, as they're super beneficial, and can be used on the many long haul flights I have ahead of me.

Quantitative Ingredients: Kombu Seaweed, Green Tea Infusion, Green Tea Extract, Witch Hazel Extract.

Vegan?: Yes.

2018 Price: £1.50 each.

Year Of Original Release: 2018.

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