I've been wanting to try a new face mask other than my usual Love Lettuce, so when one of the lovely sales associates pointed me to this little man, I was all over it!....until I smelt it. Although I loved the promises of the mask, i really wasn't all for the chocolate smell. I'm still not. If you aren't a fan of the fake chocolate smell I would only get this if you know that you'll be able to sit 10 - 15 minutes with it on your face. I bought Cupcake because i've found that my face has become crazy oily recently. I think it has to do with a change in climate , I haven't changed my skin care or make-up routine so I don't think its that. With this oil comes the evil that is blackheads.The mask is essentially a 'clay' mask which is used primarily for deep cleansing goodness.
It's made up of real cocoa powder, spearmint oil, sandalwood oil, rhassoul mud, cocoa butter, and a dash of fresh mint. The Sandalwood oil is the featured ingredient in this mask- it's used as an astringent and antiseptic which will help acne-prone skin. It's also used to soothe and moisturize dry uneven skin. The consistency is like a lot of other clay masks, in that it is incredibly thick and you have to get it a little warm to spread across your face. It's very smooth so it does spread easily after its been worked a bit. Once you have made yourself look like a lost boy, just relax and hold your breath to avoid the chocolatey fumes. Wait about 15 minutes for maximum results and rinse with warm water. I would advise using your favorite toner almost immediately after all the products off.
I don't really think that I would purchase this again, unless I get a particularly bad bout of spots. I didn't see any major results, and the results that I did see only lasted until the water dried. I noticed after that my skin was less shiny but it didn't last long at all. One thing that I will give a bug beauty guru thumbs up is the smoothness that you get immediately after which lasted for about 3 days. This is a clay mask so I was expecting my face to feel super clean after each use but unfortunately didn't see any evidence. I'd advise checking out the Love Lettuce mask before this and if you don't see results, then try this. They are for almost the same thing but LL will give you more visible results that last much longer. I will say though, this mask is targeted for teens, so maybe it would work better for younger girls. This mask, like all Lush face masks, is only $6.95 so if you would want to try it, it isn't like you would be loosing a huge amount of money.
VERDICT: It's alright but the novelty of a chocolate face mask is no good if it doesn't live up to its promises.
You can read my Love Lettuce review here.
Have you guys tried this mask or other Lush masks? What did you think of it?