I LOVE COFFEE! At one point, I always had a cup of coffee on my desk! So that was four to five cups a day! Boy! That’s a lot of coffee! And, I wasn’t drinking so much only to stay alert, but I was genuinely enjoying it! Until two weeks ago! In my quest for good skin, I decided it was high time I paid heed to my dermat’s advice and, go coffee-free and gluten-free! On the coffee front, I still cheat and sneak in a cup or half a cup at some point during the day, but strangely I don’t miss it much! And, I lived to write another review!
Product description: Wakes up tired complexions
Price: $10.95 for 5.2oz
Ingredients: Organic Agave Syrup (Agave tequilana) , Kaolin ,Glycerine , Coffee Infusion (Coffea Arabica) , Talc ,Ground Coffee , Bentone (Hectorite) , Fragrance , Vetivert Oil (Vetiveria zizanoides) , Fair Trade Vanilla Absolute (Vanilla Planifolia) , Roasted Cocoa Extract (Theobroma Cacao) , Coriander Seed Oil (Coriandrum sativum) ,Caffeine Powder , *Coumarin , *Limonene , *Linalool .*Occurs naturally in essential oils
THP’s thoughts on Lush Cup O’ Coffee Face and Body Mask: This mask is made of actual ground coffee, caffeine powder, and coffee infusion (the featured/main ingredient). It comes in the usual black tub with a screw-on lid, typical of Lush. I refrigerate the mask to keep it fresh.
The mask has the aroma of freshly roasted coffee, a wee bit raw. It has a thick and granular consistency. Lush says the granules are “coarse, but kind”! When you first open the tub, it is not best or most appealing sight you are going to see – there is a muddy brown granular-y paste, with a glossy layer on top.
To use, I slather the mask generously on my skin, and leave it for about twenty minutes. I prefer to apply the mask just before my shower, so I can make as much mess while cleaning it off in the shower. The mask hardens in the layer closest to the skin, and looks deceptively glossy on the topmost layer, exactly what it looks like in the tub. While washing off, it is best to massage the mask into your skin in circular movements. The coffee granules exfoliate gently, some may find it harsh or scratchy depending on skin type, and ease out the blackheads, if any.
My face looked like a kiwi (fruit) when I wore the mask :-p But, I couldn’t care less when I saw how smooth, subtly and translucently-glowing my skin when I cleaned it! I always apply my Vitamin C serum post mask to lock in all the goodness!
Instead of dehydrating my skin by pumping all that coffee into my system, I am going to let it soak up the caffeine from the outside❤