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Holiday 2013 LUSH Rudolph Fresh Face Mask Review

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Lush is an international company that creates handmade bath, body and cosmetic goodies. They pride themselves in offering quality products filled with natural ingredients. They are very vocal in regards to the fight against animal testing and tend to support a number of other worthwhile causes as well (something I personally love). In my opinion, they tend to put out some of the cutest holiday products. 

As part of their amazing holiday 2013 collection (which I reviewed in part in this past post) LUSH released this amazing fresh face mask called Rudolph. The second I saw this I knew I couldn't resist it. Put a red jelly nose on a face mask, name it after a cute holiday character and I'm sold! I also love that LUSH's fresh face masks are free of preservatives (which is why they must be refrigerated and purchased in-store only) as that is generally my preference! Of course the last time I popped into LUSH I had to grab it to try and share with all of you. 

Now, something you guys may not know about me if you don't follow me on Instagram is that the Hubs (who manages the men's section of this blog) loves doing skincare treatments with me. He's not a fan of products with strong feminine scents typically, but if it's subtle or gender neutral he's all over it! We've been best friends since we were about 16 (I actually dated our mutual best friend for years!) and he's always loved doing masks and other skin care related treatments with me. So of course when we got married it was no different. Our motto has (half-jokingly) always been, "the couple that masks together, stays together!". When I brought Rudolph home he was more than willing to give it a try, so while this is technically my review, I'm really excited to share his experience below as well because it was surprising and fabulous!



Here's the original post I shared on instagram when we first did this mask together. For some reason the light cast awful bags under and around the Hubs' eyes, but given how hard it is to get a decent pic with both of us in it we gave up and posted it anyway. He's a good sport! You can view the original post on instagram HERE, the comments were really sweet.

Price

This LUSH fresh face mask retails for $6.95 (2.1 oz)

Where to Buy

This can only be purchased in-store at LUSH



LUSH Rudolph Fresh Face Mask Review


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Product Type

Rudolph is an adorable fresh face mask made with a mix of skin-calming ingredients including calamine, oatmeal and cucumber. It also has the most adorable red jelly "nose" that looks like a sparkly little cherry!

Scent

This has the most interesting scent. There is definitely a strong cucumber scent. I could also detect the mint and witch hazel. My son, who actually has a heightened sense of smell (part of his sensory integration disorder), could actually pick out the green tea in this while I was wearing it! I personally could not deconstruct it that much. The overall scent is fairly strong though and can be detected while on your face. 

On the Face

Because this is a fresh face mask and requires refrigeration because it is preservative-free, it is nice and cold when applied. I love  chilled face masks. If you want it slightly less cold, you can easily rub it between your hands a bit prior to applying. This is fairy thick, yet not too much work to spread out on your face. I applied this over my entire face with the exception of my eyes and mouth. The Hubs applied this all over his face and we rubbed it into the skin under his beard. He keeps a short, full beard year-round and has to take really good care of the skin under it. 

We left this mask on for the recommended time on the tub, then I removed it with warm water and a cloth from my face. My face was so soft and supple and my skin looked bright and healthy! I was very impressed with the results.

Because we had rubbed this into the Hubs' beard, he chose to hop in the shower and rinse it out that way. The exposed skin on the Hubs face was the same as mine (healthy and soft), but the real shocker came when we felt his beard! Not only did this mask do an amazing job on the skin under his beard, his beard itself was soft! His beard is course and moderately curly normally, but the difference this mask made was insane!!! Seriously, he has tried hundreds of products over the years and neither of us could remember a single product that had made that much of a difference. Phenomenal! 

The cherry-looking nose is super cute and can be crushed and mixed into the mask if you like. Personally, I didn't have the heart to do it! 

Ingredients

Fresh Cucumber (Cucumis sativus) , Kaolin ,Glycerine , Fine Oatmeal (Avena sativa) , Tofu , Extra Virgin Coconut Oil (Cocos nucifera) , Calamine Powder, Witch Hazel Extract (Hamamelis virginiana) , Fresh Mint (Mentha arvensis) , Green Tea Powder (Camelia sinensis) , Organic Lavender Oil (Lavandula augustifolia) , Fair Trade Organic Aloe Vera Powder (Aloe barbadensis) , Sodium Alginate Sulfate ,*Coumarin , *Geraniol , *Limonene , *Linalool


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Price

This LUSH fresh face mask retails for $6.95 (2.1 oz)

Where to Buy

This can only be purchased in-store at LUSH

My Thoughts

This is absolutely, hands-down worth trying on yourself as well as any men in your life in my opinion--especially those you tend to kiss! It works wonders on skin and apparently works miracles on those with beards. I will absolutely be purchasing this again before the holidays are over and only wish it was around year-long for the Hubs!

I strongly suggest grabbing this and trying it for yourself or gifting it (as long as you can keep it cold) this holiday season. 

What do you think? Will you be trying this LUSH fresh face mask? 

15 comments :

  1. I love this post! It's so great that you and your hubs do this together.

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    1. Responded to you below! For some reason it published separately lol

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  2. This sounds like a fun product! And, your hubs is a great sport! Great review

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    1. Thanks! It is a really good product, you and your hubby should try it ;) Great couples bonding time!

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  3. Thanks! Hahaha yeah we're dorks ;) I should do a post some day listing all of the potentially surprising products he's let me try on him over the years lol

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    1. Kelly this was in response to you but somehow didn't post under your comment!

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  4. Hehe! This is so cute all around! I actually love the sound of this mask, and it's a great value, too!

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  5. This looks great...the Rudolph nose is adorable, and I love their products that are preservative free and go in the fridge! I love that they're chilly once you use them! :)

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    1. Yes! Preservative free is the best imo ;)

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  6. How the heck did I miss the news about LUSH's holiday collection?! And I love you and your hubs' motto hahaha I'd really like to try this mask so I'll hopefully stop by the store!

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    1. Definitely give it a try if you can!!! I feel like this has gotten less attention because it's in-store only but it is FABULOUS!

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  7. Oh, and when I clicked the link in your Twitter profile, it took me to an error page. Just thought I'd let ya know!

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    1. Oh no! I'll have to double-check that, thanks for letting me know! Can't have that ;)

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    2. Looks like it's fixed now! Thanks again ;)

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