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Sunday, 15 April 2012

Catastrophe Cosmetic

I've mentioned before my love of face masks and I'm going to mention it again: I LOVE FACE MASKS. Today I wanted to review Lush's Catastrophe Cosmetic Face Mask, which retails at £5.75 for 75g. I find a pot lasts three applications, so this works out at £1.90 per use - not bad value.
Sorry for the stock photo but I failed to take a picture of mine:

So, what does the Lush website have to say? 
"You know those times when you get one or two spots and it throws you into panic? Well, this mask is here to lend you a bit of perspective, to tell you to calm down, it’s not the end of the world and it’s nothing that can't be sorted. Basically, this is your best mate in a pot. Irish moss gel will soften the skin, whilst almond oil will moisturise and leave it supple. Fresh blueberries are full of vitamins and minerals and are antioxidant. Rose absolute and chamomile essential oil will reduce redness and irritation. Calamine and talc will deep clean and soothe the skin at the same time. Combined together they provide your skin with a good deep cleanse without causing puffiness – leaving the face cool, clear and calm. This is a deep cleansing mask that is designed for regular maintenance to keep the skin clean and clear. Regular deep cleaning can avoid spots occurring and keep skin in top condition."

Obligatory on-my-face photo:

Like all Lush face masks, this has a thick texture and has lumps of blueberry in it, which can make it difficult to get an even layer over your skin. My tip is to apply it with damp fingers to thin it down slightly and help it spread more easily. I ignored the instructions, as usual, and left this on for about fifteen minutes, during which I tried to avoid my dog licking it off my face. I then gently washed it off with plenty of warm water and a face cloth. As always, I followed up with moisturiser.
I really do think this helps my skin - it's left feeling beautifully soft and looking immediately calmer. It evens my skin tone out nicely and it smells delicious which is always a plus point.
This is my go-to Lush face mask, although last time I was in store the lovely helpful assistant recommended I might also like to try their BB Seaweed Mask, which also retails at £5.75 for 75g. This was apparently created aimed at men but is also great for ladies and provides deep cleansing plus exfoliation. So I may have to pick one of these up soon! Back to Catastrophe Cosmetic though, it is a mask I go back to time and again, and I definitely recommend it if your skin is oily or prone to breakouts!


  1. Great post!
    I am wanting to try this one next! I have tried Cosmetic Warrior and Love Lettuce so far - I loved Cosmetic Warrior but wasn't very impressed with Love Lettuce as I found it too harsh on my face!

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