Best facial mask at lush..period. This and cupcake are the usual go-to masks for my oily acne prone face. I think LL is better than cupcake due to the fact that its more lightweight and it scrubs my face leaving me with beautiful radiant skin. I wash my face with either herbalism or ocean salt, pat dry, leave this on for about 10 minutes, take it off with a washcloth massaging my face with the ground almonds, tone with eau Roma and moisturize with cl unique dramatically different gel and my face feels so brand new and soft!
The smell of Love Lettuce is light and fresh, not at all bothersome to me in the least bit. It is a dark green color which resembles nearly every other face mask I have used, the only difference being the presence of ground almonds; which I was skeptical of at first, not wanting to over-exfoliate my face or irritate my skin. This product comes in a cute little black jar like most LUSH products (which by the way, if you save five of the pots and return them to LUSH, you get a fresh face mask FREE!).
Let me just start off by saying, I am in LOVE with this mask! I have only used it four times so far (I use a face mask three times a week), so if anything changes, I will definitely be back to edit. Before I found this, I was using Mario Badescu's Flower and Tonic mask which had begun to grow on me, once I got past the tight feeling of it on my face, the weird film it seemed to leave behind, and how nearly IMPOSSIBLE it was to rinse completely off my face. I just didn't know what I was missing before this! I had originally planned to go with Catastrophe Cosmetic from LUSH instead of Love Lettuce, and now, I am glad that I did not.
To use this product, I just washed my face as normal (using Mario Badescu's Botanical Facial Gel with my Clarisonic Mia 2), used a generous amount of this mask after drying my face, left on for the recommended ten minutes and then rinsed off (So far, I have had no issues with the mask flaking or clumping due to talking while it hardens like some other reviews that I have read. Although, I am a bit confused as to why some say that they leave it on longer than the ten minutes... If I leave it on and the product dries, it does not exfoliate as well, instead it kinda just clumps up and is disgusting...). And by rinsed off, I mean added some warm water and went to town massaging and rubbing this on my face. It couldn't get any better than this mask and exfoiator combo. The almonds are not harsh and did not affect my face negatively whatsoever (note: I do not have sensitive skin, although I can't imagine this bothering someone who does). Immediately after I rinsed the mask off completely, I could feel a difference in my skin. My skin felt softer and appeared less dull, and red/uneven spots were not as noticeable. I complete my nighttime skincare routine by following this product up with Lush's Eau Roma Water, Full of Grace serum, and Vanishing Cream (Even though I feel like a moisturizer may not be necessary, my skin just feels THAT good.
-Scoops up oil, dirt, and debris and washes it all away: True. I wash my face before I use this, but by the time I go to rinse it off, my face looks more radiant than before.
-Removes buildup of dead skin cells that can clog your pores and cause imbalances: True. Like I said, my skin looks so much better after use of this product. And I truly believe that it is not just a temporary fix. My skin has never been so smooth, I have not had a pimple even once since I started using this mask,and the dull spots on my skin are gone!
-Balance an oily T-zone and ease any inflammation: True. YES YES YES, I think I have gone over this enough!
-Suitable for all skin types: True. I have combination/oily skin, but I do not find this product drying AT ALL, so I think that even those with dry skin would have amazing results with this product.
I would not consider the price of this product to be a downside. In fact, $6.95 USD for a mask cannot be beat in my opinion. Yes, the jar is a little unsanitary, but what can you do. Nearly all masks I have ever used come that way, so I just deal with it. The only downside, which again, really is not that bad in my opinion, is the lifespan of the product. It is only good for a few weeks before it goes bad, which I justify by knowing that it is all fresh and natural ingredients. Which sucks because LUSH does not sell their fresh face masks online, and the nearest store is about an hour away. Regardless, I will definitely be repurchasing this product when I run out, there is no question in my mind about that!
Agar Agar Gel, Kaolin, Honey (Mel), Fullers Earth, Glycerine, Almond Oil (Prunus dulcis), Ground Almond Shells (Prunus dulcis), Ground Almonds (Prunus dulcis), Lavender Oil (Lavandula augustifolia), Chlorophyllin, Geraniol, Limonene, Linalool, Perfume
The first time I opened the package, it smelled weird to me but not too overwhelming. I know the name mentions lettuce but really, there is no lettuce at all. It's just a mix of kaolin, lavender oil, almond oil and a bunch of other ingredients. Most of these items are mostly natural ingredients that will aid in extracting excess sebum from your face.
I like the feeling while washing it off, it feels like I'm exfoliating at the same time so I can skip my daily facial scrub for that day. After removing it, the effect is almost immediate. My skin feels smoother but not tight like what other masks will make you feel. Just the right amount of smoothness which makes you want to touch your face over and over again. Creepy, I know right?
The only downside to this is, like any other Lush products, the price is quite steep as compared to other masks. I got this for $25 a 75g tub. A tub can be used for 7 times or so, depending on how much you use at a time. Also, there is an expiry date to their masks. If you don't use it within a month, you're going to be welcome by a tub of mouldy substance.
I love this mask! Love lettuce by Lush is exactly what I look for in a face mask. It smells and feels very fresh, it does not dry out the skin or burn like some chemical masks do and it works! I have found that my skin which is prone to the odd spot and blackheads does look noticeably clearer and feels softer. I use the mask twice a week before bed and my skin feels extremely soft afterwards. The mask smells strongly of lavender and it is therefore easy to relax whilst wearing it. The mask is designed to be kept in the fridge as it is all natural ingredients, therefore it is always very cooling when put on the skin. I find that it evens out my complexion and the almond shell pieces within the mask help to gently exfoliate away dead skin cells. Overall it is probably the best face mask I have ever used... The only negatives would be that for the size of the pot it is a little expensive (£5.99 for a small tub) However I do think it is money well spent and it does last for the full three weeks of its use by date if you use it twice weekly. Go in store and ask to sample it, the sales assistant in the London Westfield store gave me a full demonstration of all the masks... I decided that this suited me best!
This was my first ever lush product I purchased and let me tell you, it is amazing. The smell of intriguing lavender in a green mush that has all sorts of natural oils and almond shells to help exfoliate your skin. It's 6.95 per pot but it's totally worth it because it lasts for 8-10 masks for me. Btw it only lasts for 2 weeks but whateves. I use it everyday because I feel like it does wonders for my dry skin and little bumps on my face.
This is by far the BEST product i ever used from lush (for the face). This mask smells fantastic and is great to put on after a stressful day. The almond pieces really exfoliate my skin and makes it feel soft and smooth. I dont recomend for those with sensitive or acne prone skin. Overall my favorite mask ive ever tried.
I am in love with this mask! The first thing i noticed was the smell (which is ah-mazing). It smells like fresh cut lavender and some other kind of earthy green. Totally makes me think of a spa. But the real star is the mask, it dries quickly and i took it off after the max 10 minutes every time, put the cap on the pot (even though it stayed in the fridge for the full two weeks, the packaging kept it just as fresh as when i first bought it), and stuck it in the fridge. I'll be honest here, the first time I used it I was not impressed. My skin was about the same as if I had just washed it. Granted it smelled like an herb garden (in a good way). But after about 8 or so days (using it once every day) I noticed the acne on my forehead (that had been red and irritated just the week before) was diminishing. And today all of the acne is totally gone. Snaps for you lush, great product.
DISCLAMER: I was also using the bioderma sebium and a spot treatment from kiehls, so I cant give all of the credit to the mask. Granted, the bioderma and the spot treatment had done very little the weeks before. (So i honestly do think the mask is the reason for my skin clearing up)
I got this for free at Lush, because I bought over a certain price number. I had to use it in a week because it's a fresh mask, which I think was a downside to this product (I think they normally last 3 weeks, but mine must have been an older one), but I used it 2 times and I really liked it! It's green and have something exfoliating in it. It has a suddle lavender scent, that I love. It's also supposed to calm down the skin, but I'm not quite sure it does. My skin was a little red after I used it, but it luckly went away again!
Overall a nice product, but you have to use it within a few weeks as I said and that's kinda annoying. (but it's nice to know that it's fresh and new)
Felt gentle and refreshing on my combination skin. It smells fresh and clean, is easy to put on and take off and left my face feeling soft without feeling tight.
I have never used a mask from lush before-i have always used the mint julep masque...anyway i purchased this one and also got the mask of magnaminty as a sample (because i wasn't going to spend my $$ on a huge tub of product when i have no clue how it works) LOVE lush for this :)
as soon as i got home i used my ULTRABLAND to wash my face (also from lush)
then applied LOVE LETTUCE ...left it on for about 15 mins then washed my face. I LOVED the way my face felt with and then w/o the mask after washing it off. it seriously helped my blackheads on my nose that have been there forever.
i have tried everything i can to get them out. nothing worked for me til i tried this routine.
LITERALLY since my blackheads were so deep in -- once i washed my face off with LOVE LETTUCE all i needed to do was flick them off (i know gross but funny)
It helped so much to exfoliate my face enough where it isn't so harsh on my skin and it brought all the dirt and diberis UP from deep within my pores!
my nose has never looked better and CLEAR!!!!
onto mask of magnaminty---i used this mask about a week later -- felt ok on my skin.
after washing it off, my face felt clean and soft.
i really think my face just fell in love w/LOVE LETTUCE.
try it-u wont be disappointed.
just make sure u use it 2-3 a week to get the entire use to the tub.
its fresh, amazing, and good for the price. ($6.95) a 2.1 oz tub