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rated 4.0(98 reviews)

  • Average Rating: 4.0
  • 72% would buy again
  • Package Quality: 3.8
  • Price: $$$

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rated 5 of 5 top reviewer on 1/17/2013 3:23:00 PM More reviews by SparkleBunny37

Age: 19-24 Skin: Normal, Fair, Cool Hair: Red, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Brown

Lush BB Seaweed Fresh Face Mask is targeted at sensitive skin and is one of their best sellers. BB Seaweed, an all natural product, contains large and small chunks of seaweed for calming the skin, finely ground almonds for exfoliation, rose absolute to improve skin's texture and tone, and olive oil for moisture, as well as a touch of honey. Like all Lush Fresh Face Masks, BB Seaweed must be stored in the fridge and only has a two to three week shelf-life. This mask is 100% natural, preservative free, and vegetarian friendly. I bought my 60g (2.1oz ) tub at the Lush in Macy's in Downtown Pittsburgh. I paid roughly $7 for this mask. Several employees told me that this was their favorite mask, one even went as far as to call it their favorite Lush product. All the positive comments about BB Seaweed got me really excited to try this mask. Currently Fresh Face Masks are be bought in store in the States, you can buy them online in Europe though. My tub of BB Seaweed was made in Canada by Violeta. Props to Violeta for her cool name. Lush is, of course, a cruelty free brand.
Lush's Fresh Face Masks come in their signature black plastic pots. Each pot is eligible for Lush's in-store recycling program. How does their program work? You simply bring five thoroughly cleaned pots into a Lush store and exchange them for a free Fresh Face Mask of your choosing. If you don't want to or can't participate in Lush's program, these pots are also recyclable in your local municipal program. BB Seaweed's description can be found on the top of the screw off lid. Directions are located on the side of the tube. A full ingredient list can be found on the bottom of the tub, along with a made by sticker. I just found out today that if you peel off the made by sticker, you'll find a a corny, corny joke.
Not gonna lie, BB Seaweed looks pretty gross. It's grey tinged with multisized chunks of seaweed scattered through it. The texture is a little bit gritty and fairly thick. Smoothing this mask on in an even layer is pretty difficult. This mask looks equally as gross on the face, especially when you get the really big chunks of seaweed on. This mask feels instantly refreshing on the skin, mainly because it's straight out of the fridge and super cold. After the mask warms up to room temperature it still feels amazing on the skin. I don't want to say that it tingles, because it doesn't, but you can feel it working. As BB Seaweed dries, it balls up and starts to flake off in small chunks. This mask takes roughly 10 minutes to dry. Rinsing is pretty effortless, you'll feel some gentle exfoliating as you rub it off. Be careful when you rinse, some of the larger seaweed chunks could clog sinks with small drains.
Lush's BB Seaweed Fresh Face Mask makes my skin feel happy. It really does. My skin feels very soft and rejuvenated after I used BB Seaweed. My skin tone is much more even since I started using this mask every two days. I haven't touched my any other masks. I want to mention that I haven't had one single pimple since I started using this mask. I recommend using BB Seaweed in conjunction with Ocean Salt, just don't use one right after the other, especially if you have sensitive skin, it can be a little irritating.
Lush's BB Seaweed Fresh Face Mask is great! It improved and my brightened my skin from the very first use and it gets better with each use. This mask soothes the skin and probably would be good for sensitive skin. If you like very gentle exfoliation, BB Seaweed would be great for you. You'll want to avoid this mask if you're scent sensitive; BB Seaweed has a very strong, kinda gross scent that's like a mix of rose and seaweed - unpleasant. I recommend Lush's BB Seaweed mask if you're looking for a soothing, brightening, all natural mask. I think I'll repurchase this mask eventually, but right now I want to try more Fresh Face Masks, I think I might even make a review series out of it. In my opinion, Fresh Face Masks are one of Lush's best products.

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rated 4 of 5 on 10/3/2012 10:34:00 PM More reviews by queenarach

Age: 25-29 Skin: Sensitive, Fair-Medium, Neutral Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Coarse Eyes: Green

Love this mask! i have combo skin, and it's one of the few masks without shea or cocoa butter in it. I also stick this in the freezer along with the blueberry one and I just take it out let it thaw for a few seconds pop some on my face then stick it back into the freezer for the next time; it lasts forever that way.

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rated 5 of 5 on 8/6/2012 3:48:00 PM More reviews by roshan11

Age: 18 & Under Skin: Dry, Medium Brown, Not Sure Hair: Black, Other, Other Eyes: Brown

I found the BB Seaweed extremely refreshing and soothing. My skin is normally quite dry and also very sensitive, however the mask makes my face feel hydrated and smooth( I just used it and at the moment i cant stop stoking my face :o)
I think that the face mask should be available in a smaller size because it is really hard to use up the whole mask within the 3 week expiration date.
Otherwise its awesome and i recommend it to ANYBODY who is looking for a good quality face mask at an affordable price.

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rated 4 of 5 on 6/27/2012 12:39:00 AM More reviews by beatricvall

Age: 44-55 Skin: Dry, Dark, Not Sure Hair: Black, Other, Other Eyes: Brown

I like this product a lot. The first few times i used it, it gave me a nice glow, but after repeated use it started to dry out my skin, which is already dry enough. But it still gives me a nice radiant glow, but it doesn't last too long. Still I will buy it until I find another option.

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rated 5 of 5 on 6/14/2012 1:35:00 PM More reviews by Hullah

Age: 19-24 Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium, Not Sure Hair: Brunette, Curly, Fine Eyes: Brown

I have repurchased this mask many times now, because it makes my skin look very healthy and hydrated. It lasts me for about 7 masks, which makes the price fair. The only thing I don't like is the seaweed, the chunks are too big and I had a hard time putting it on my face the first couple of times.

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rated 5 of 5 on 3/20/2012 11:52:00 PM More reviews by Lurid

Age: 19-24 Skin: Dry, Fair, Neutral Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Other Eyes: Hazel

I until recently overlooked seaweed, and never considered adding products containing it to my regimen. But I learned more about it recently, and now it is something I want in most, if not all of the products I use, as seaweed is softening, soothing, and brimming with minerals, and this mask has been proof of how beneficial marine plants are for health.

This mask is gentle, cooling, soothing and refreshing. It leaves my skin soft, with reduced redness and a nice glow. I love it and I think it will be a new staple of mine.

I use it two to three times a week usually (more if my skin is especially dry). I find the smell to be light and refreshing. I've even used it a couple days in a row, just because it feels so good on my face!

I agree with other reviewers that the chunks of seaweed are messy and unnecessary (I do worry about them clogging the sink), and would rather see them chopped very finely and integrated seamlessly with the rest of the ingredients. But, I can live gladly with the mask as it is. The benefits are great.

I find that this mask will last longer than the three week shelf life indicated on the bottom of the container. Many of Lush's face masks will, I just check for any changes in appearance or smell that would indicate spoilage. If anything, the ingredients may lose a bit of their effectiveness, but I haven't really noticed this personally. I have another Lush mask called Brazened Honey that has lasted me a couple months. I think it depends on the ingredients the mask contains (honey for example has natural antibacterial qualities), and I also always wash my hands before dipping into the container.

All in all, Lush's face masks are incredibly high quality and well worth the price. If BB Seaweed doesn't do it for you, I'm confident that you will find another that you'll really enjoy.

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rated 5 of 5 on 1/21/2012 8:21:00 AM More reviews by saffronbaby

Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair, Not Sure Hair: Blond, Other, Other Eyes: Green

This product is perfect for when you're skin just isn't behaving itself! it feels so calming, fresh and soothing, I love it! I have dry/ combination skin and am a natural redhead/ strawberry blonde so am prone to redness. This mask sorts my redness out a treat soothing it with its rosewater and seaweed (and other good stuff too!). not drying at all but feels very very fresh and reduces shine.

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rated 5 of 5 on 1/3/2012 5:22:00 PM More reviews by helenastout93

Age: 18 & Under Skin: Combination, Fair, Not Sure Hair: Brunette, Other, Other Eyes: Green

i LOVE this mask, i have incredibly fair skin but suffer badly with redness, i use this mask, as a mask, once a week, but i use a tiny bit each night just for a few minutes while i'm in the shower, and within a week i noticed a considerable difference with the redness of my skin, i'm from the UK and Lush seems much cheaper here than the US, yes know its different currency but still, I've been using this mask for 3 months now and have only used 2 of the smaller sized tubs, LOVE BB SEAWEED!

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rated 5 of 5 on 12/27/2011 8:42:00 PM More reviews by violetsky

Age: 19-24 Skin: Dry, Fair, Warm Hair: Brunette, Relaxed, Medium Eyes: Green

i love lush's face masks and bb seaweed is another good one. people need to realize that yes lush's masks may be $10 or whatever, but they are of the highest quality ingredients, so much so that they need to be refridgerated and expire quickly. and also that every batch is different (which i learned the hard way). ive had some trouble with bb seaweed smelling a little too ocean-y and fishy, which is nasty. but most of the time it smells healthy and natural and goes on great and washes off my skin to a more radiant face.
i also am a fan of the packaging in the pot. you can dig out all the mask and return the pots to get a free mask. and if youre worried about being hygenic just dont be lazy and wash your hands before you dip your fingers in, duh.

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rated 3 of 5 on 11/21/2011 12:15:00 PM More reviews by thedallasdiary

Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair, Warm Hair: Blond, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Blue

Not my favorite. I didn't really see much benefit from this mask. It didn't help or harm.

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