Great mask, one of my favorites! It does a great job detoxing my pores, exfoliating, and brightening my skin while not being too drying. I've been using this mask whenever I've been able to get my hands on it (I don't live near a LUSH and these aren't available by mail), and it's a potent addition to my skincare routine. My only qualm is that its size, though deceptively small, is a bit too generous given the short self-life of this product. I appreciate the all natural, preservative free aspect of LUSH's Fresh masks, but there's no way a single person will go through an entire tub on their own before the expiration date on the tub if it's only used on the face. You don't need much, so even if you use it 3-4 times a week for 3 weeks (which is about the shelf life on these things), you're likely to have quite a bit left. For this reason, I wish they'd offer these in even smaller sizes for a slightly lower price. I hate throwing stuff out after only a few weeks!
Also, very pleased to see them use sturdier containers for these than they used to. For a long time they used cheap, clear plastic disposable tubs which would crack and break pretty easily. The switch to the standard black plastic tubs was a very welcome change. Even better, you can now turn in tubs (5 I think?) for a free face mask, so not only are these tubs much sturdier, there's incentive to recycle them!
I bought 75g Brazened Honey (and The Sacred Truth & Ayesha) from ebay for £2 with £2 next day deliv.
Its a mustard yellow thick paste with gentle exfoliators (ground almonds). I have it on my face right now and it smells like herbs and grass/flowers, kinda bitter but sweet at the same time lol, i dont smell any honey though which is strange considering the name of this product, my mum thinks it smells like the dentist! it is a strange smell, but i like it, and with all LUSH products, the smells and just the fact they're all natural makes them addictive-to me anyway!
its very thick and not that easy to spread but it feels good coz its cool from the fridge. it dries like a clay mask and feels slightly tight, the smell lingers the whole time your wearing it which i like. what i dont like is that is flakes when ur wearing it so it can get messy, theres flakes of it on my pj top now!
i left it on for 15mins. it was quite easy to wash off, just like any other facemask..i got my face wet and massaged in circles before gently splashing my face repeatedly with warm water to rinse it off, then i splash my face with cool water to close my pores and patted it dry with a towel.
my face instantly looks so clean and fresh, it doesnt feel tight or like it needs moisturiser, my pores look alot smaller and my skin feels REALLY silky smooth, its made my skin radiant! love loveloveee x
I use a gentle cleanser and have a hot shower before i apply it on my dry face, then leave it for 15-20mins (i always leave masks longer than the recommended 5-10mins, i dont think thats long enough to get the full benefit, although if u have sensitive skin listen to LUSH not me lol.) then i splash my face with warm water and gentle rub in circles to exfoliate, keep splashing til its all gone then splash my face with cold water to close pores.
This is the best of the Biofresh masks, IMO (especially since they discontinued the Enzynamite a few years ago - LOVED that one). It makes my skin feel really soft and smooth, perks up the color immediately, and is just all-around really nice.
One of the things that does piss me off about LUSH, though (don't get me started - I love their products, hate some of the other BS they pull) is that these masks last far beyond their expiration date. Oh, well, I guess if you don't know that they are trying to get you to buy more than you really need - I mean seriously, they say you should get TWO uses out of one container? I can easily get 7 or 8, and I don't apply sparingly - then I guess it's just a lesson you will eventually learn. But I've had Biofreshes that I've used up to a month after the "expiration" date and they've been fine.
Love this! There is actually a noticeable improvement in my skin after using this...even immediately afterwards. The pores on my nose are smaller and the overall tone and colour of my skin is more even. Very calming and lovely mask and I will definitely repurchase.
I haven't done a review in a really really long time...and I'm talking YEARS. Tho this might be too quick of a review after only one use, I have to say I'm pleasantly surprised. I have had pretty bad skin on and off for 9 months now. Mainly getting pimples or not-quite-formed pimples along the jawline, chin and sides of my face. SO I thought I'd bite the bullet and try this mask.
As I'm writing, my skin is so beautifully soft and I feel really clean and exfoliated. I have a feeling that it may have drawn up more bumpies and they'll prop up tomorrow, but that's a good thing I guess...drawing out all the toxins!
Will definately update my review again once I use up the tub. But so far I am very impressed. I have used the cosmetic warrior mask before, ....used up 2 tubs. And I'm more impressed with one application's results than that! Hopefully it'll help heal my skin.
This is the best mask from lush in my opinion. It smells great, like flowers to me, not honey (which is weird I guess). It is really refreshing and calming. I would definitely buy it again! I'm not so sure though that this is a cure for acne, but for a fun and effective mask that isn't intense, it's perfect!
This is, hands down, the best mask I have ever used. It TRULY leaves your face glowing. My skin felt congested and looked bumpy (not pimples, just irritation and clogged pores), then I used this mask and it INSTANTLY cleared all the blackheads off my nose! After two uses, it has left my skin visibly smoother, with a dewy look. I think it helped that since my skin started looking better, I also started wearing less make-up, so my skin just started getting better and better! I personally love the smell, but definitely took the warning of the other reviews here and wiped my skin with toner (Breath of Fresh Air) and a cotton pad after rinsing. The cotton pad had a yellow-ish tinge after so it's definitely worth that extra step! Plus, Lush's newest packaging of the masks in black pots is 100 times better than their previous plastic container. I've tried nearly all their BioFresh masks and this is my favourite one, by FAR.
Love this mask! I always leave it on for as long as I can then massage my face as I'm taking it off (using your fingertips, massage in circles in an upward motion). It leaves me glowing for days and it really does help with the blackheads!!! For acne, try Cosmetic Warrior.
What would I do without brazened honey.. this is the first LUSH mask I ever tried, and the one I always come back to. Its absolutely perfection for my sensitive, combination skin.
This mask is super gentle and leaves my skin softly exfoliated, shrinks my pores, vanishes blackheads, and detoxes like a dream. Sure, it doesnt look pretty and smells kinda wierd, but who cares when you see how much your skin glows afterwards? It can be kind of messy to remove and might require a little scrubbing, but its easier if you dont leave it on so long that the mask dries on your face.
My only real complaint in the past with LUSH masks was that the pots were WAY too big for one person to use up before they expired, but the new, smaller [and cheaper!] sizes are perfect. You only need a little bit, and for 7 bucks you get a TON.
I was expecting a nice HIWTK smell...but this is more spicy. Smells like some Indian Curry Dish or something. Makes skin feel great though. Your skin definitely feels clean and detoxed.