If you have breakout-prone skin, you know how difficult some days can be. (Or weeks or months.) One day, your skin could be completely under control; the next, you wake up to a colony of whiteheads on your face. Rough. At times like these, I reach for Lush's Cosmetic Warrior Fresh Face Mask.
Let's get the bad news out of the way first: This isn't the best smelling mask out there, but it's got good reason to stink a little. Lush's masks are hand-blended from natural ingredients — and the ones in Cosmetic Warrior happen to be egg whites, tea tree oil, and garlic.
But, don't dismiss this mask in favor of a more pleasant olfactory experience. Remember, we're talking industrial-strength pore cleansing here. Consider Cosmetic Warrior the bouncer of the trendy club that is your face. Its job is to kick out the
I use the mask in two ways: as an all-over treatment when my skin is particularly rotten (thank you, polar vortex) and as a spot treatment when my acne is concentrated within certain areas of my face. I even spread the stuff over my chest and back when my gym habit causes a body breakout. The ingredients are powerhouses; garlic has naturally occurring antioxidant properties, and tea tree oil is an antiseptic. Combined, they're the perfect acne-blasting collaboration.
Since Lush's face masks are mixed from scratch and contain so many natural ingredients, they do have an expiration date — usually around two weeks. For me, nothing goes to waste since I use the mask twice a week on my face and once a week on my body. And, since this baby will only set you back a measly $7, it's a smart investment to keep acne (and vampires) at bay.
Lush Cosmetic Warrior Fresh Face Mask, $6.95, available in-store at Lush
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