I am so excited for this post because we are celebrating #NationalFaceMaskDay with a staple in my skincare routine, yes, we are using some of my favorite face masks from LUSH Cosmetics! If you know me, you know, that LUSH holds a special place in my heart. LUSH Cosmetics and its masks, toners, and moisturizers were my introduction into the world of skincare. From suffering from severe oily skin and persistent pimples as a teenager, LUSH was my solution then and now.
It’s been a decade since I first stepped into a LUSH Cosmetics store. I’ll never forget first steeping into a LUSH store and feeling that soothing cascade of scents like vanilla and lavender wash over me. I still get that same excitement when I get a LUSH order in the mail. I’m so excited to share that LUSH Cosmetics was so kind and sent me some masks to help celebrate National Face Mask Day. To Nicole, and the whole LUSH team, thank you so much! Now that you know my history with LUSH, let’s talk about the masks that arrived and my introduction and review of LUSH's Mask of Magnaminty and my reunion with LUSH’s Cup O’ Coffee mask.
Because this post is about face masks, I won’t get too much into the other parts of my skincare routine. For a full post click here. That being said, I preform a double cleanse on my skin before I put on a face mask. A majority of the time I use face masks in my skincare routine in evenings and on Sundays. I like to take the end of the week, and start of the week, as a time to reset my spirit and my skin. When the mail from LUSH came in I was beyond excited to see that the Cup O’ Coffee mask was included. This is a tested and true mask in my skincare routine and here’s my review and how I use it.
National Face Mask Day - First Impressions, Review, and Full LUSH Fresh Handmade Cosmetics Skincare Routine
Cup O’ Coffee in my opinion is a classic LUSH face mask. It’s a delicious smelling mask thanks to being made from real coffee. Like all LUSH Cosmetics masks it’s another clean skincare product and one with ingredients you can read and feel good about. Some of this mask’s standout ingredients include: vanilla absolute for both fragrance and its soothing properties; and kaolin for cleansing and absorption of impurities. After doing a double cleanse, I pat dry my skin and proceed to scoop out a generous amount of Cup O’ Coffee. I start to spread it all around my skin and then I perform a gentle scrub. I recommend rubbing the mask around for roughly a minute. Really get it all over those pores and in those trouble spots like around the nostrils or T-zone if you, like me, have oily skin.
After doing a double cleanse, I pat dry my skin and proceed to scoop out a generous amount of Cup O’ Coffee. I start to spread it all around my skin and then I perform a gentle scrub. I recommend rubbing the mask around for roughly a minute. Really get it all over those pores and in those trouble spots like around the nostrils or T-zone if you, like me, have oily skin. I’ll leave this mask on for about 10-15 minutes before rinsing it off with warm water. As any skincare specialist will tell you, it’s vital to follow up from a face mask with a moisturizer. That’s where my other LUSH Cosmetics favorite step in. More on that in just a bit, let’s talk about Mask of Magnaminty now.
The Mask of Magnaminty is another LUSH cult classic, and after testing it, I fully understand the hype. This face mask by LUSH is invigorating with peppermint ingredients and deeply moisturizing with honey. Until receiving it as a gift from LUSH, I had not tried this mask. Not only did this mask cleanse my skin but it left my skin feeling plump and refreshed. I’m so impressed because it’s very rare for an exfoliating mask to not leave my face feeling stripped. And Mask of Magnaminty is a multi-use-facemask that cleanses, soothes, and moisturizes. Wow is all I can say!
Like Cup O’ Coffee, I first preform a double cleanse. With a clean face I spread a generous amount of this mask on my face. I love how this mask has a light refreshing tingly sensation. Like LUSH’s instructions say, leave on the mask for 10 minutes and then rinse it off. What surprised me and what I loved about this mask was how smooth it went off and it exfoliated coming off. As the mask dries it creates a nice texture that's firm enough to scrub in and around that T-zone. But it's not at all too abrasive to leave your skin feeling dry or red.
After using both masks, I follow up using my favorite toners and moisturizer, to no one's surprise, from LUSH. The toner that is never not in my skincare routine is LUSH's Tea Tree Water. I've tried dozens of other toners, high end and drug store option, but nothing has compared to quality of the Tea Tree Water. Truly a classic in my skincare journey!
During the summer month's, I look for lighter moisturizers. As someone with combination oily skin I'm currently loving the LUSH Vanishing Cream. Remember to always, always, and always follow a face mask with some moisturizer! I'd like to thank the amazing associates at LUSH for being the first people who actually taught me how to build a skincare routine.
I owe a huge thanks to LUSH for demystifying the world of skincare for me. From the sales associates unpacking terminology to teaching me the right order, what I know is thanks to LUSH. I hope this post inspires you to join the fun of #NationalFaceMaskDay today! Hopefully, you also understand and feel why face masks are an amazing addition to your skincare routine!
I hope that this post inspired you to join the fun and celebrate National Face Mask Day! Grab your favorite mask, or shop your new favorite masks from LUSH and tag me on social media @Willsshowem to let me see how you are celebrating!
Thanks for reading these Words by Will! See you in the next post!
Author William Samayoa
Marketer by profession and storyteller by passion. L.A. raised, proud Latino, and pop culture enthusiast.