I didn't enjoy this. I feel that there are very similar alternatives that are much better! The main reason this product dissapointed me was because it was more like a scrub than a mask to me.
From Lush, I feel that the Mask of Magnaminty is a better alternative. It is VERY similar to Love Lettuce in appearance and function, except it's has better results, and the product itself lasts longer. I think that MoM smells much better too :)
Alternatively, it's also VERY similar to the St. Ive's Apricot or Green Tea scrub! The texture is sort of between, less harsh than the Apricot but a little grainier than the Green Tea. The only difference here is that while the Love Lettuce is marketed as a mask, the St. Ive's is marketed as a scrub. I really think they're they're just the same thing though and produce the same results (not much other than short living smooth skin).
All in all I wouldn't recommend this to anyone, but would recommend the other alternatives I have listed instead. The MoM because it has really good results, and the St. Ive's because it's cheap. :)
I love Lush face masks. I have kind of routine in place. I alternate between Love Lettuce and Catastrophe Cosmetic during the week. I use Love Lettuce about twice a week sometimes three times. It is very much worth the money.
After I use it, not only my skin feels fresh but looks clean as well. It works very well if you have an oily T-zone, and your pores tend to get clogged.
First off, this has a wonderful scent of lavender. It felt nice on my skin and I enjoyed the exfoliation. Additionally, my skin felt so unbelievably soft and smooth once I washed this off! However, it ruined the appearance of my skin, giving me the worst breakout I've ever had!
I only used it once and it just ruined my appearance.. My forehead developed small red bumps, and my cheeks and chin broke out into a mixture of very large and small whiteheads. It's been about a week and I still have two major whiteheads, as well as some smaller ones, and the red bumps remain on my forehead. I also have red marks on my cheeks. I have never broken out like this before.. My breakouts usually go away within one or two days... I'm feeling really bad about my skin now, and I definitely will not be using this again.
Great product. Worth the money. When you use it for the first time, you might find it a bit on the harsh side of exfoliators, but you get used to it. Leaves my skin feeling baby soft afterwards. I find the packaging a bit unsanitary because you keep dipping your hand into the pot then onto your face then back to the pot and so on. Other than that, awesome!
I am going to add my voice to the minority here- this stuff totally broke me out. It is supposed to be good for oily skin but something in it made me break out like I never do- little whiteheads everywhere on my cheeks and even on my forehead (where I never breakout). Kind of sucks because I really enjoyed the exfoliating properties of this with the almond shells- but definitely sample this before you buy it if you have really sensitive skin. Back to Cupcake I go....
First mask that I've ever bought from Lush and I will definitely buy again! I'm anxious to try the other types but I will buy Love Lettuce again.
It leaves my skin so soft and I love the exfoliating granules. I wasn't crazy about the smell at first but it's grown on me and I actually look forward to smelling it now. It's a very fresh smell. Price is reasonable, the small pot here in Canada is $4.95 and I've used it twice and there are probably another three in there.
Very nice mask. I got Oatfix first but realized it was for very dry skin, so I went back and exchanged it to Love Lettuce. I do not like the name but it has nice smell and it is easy to apply. I left it for 10 min and then washed it off, with little exfoliation as instructed. It is not coming off easily, I had to work hard to remove it all. After that my skin felt really smooth but unfortunately just little oily too. The price is very good - $6.95 but it expires in 3 weeks.
Update: Next day my skin looked fresh and smooth, and little redness I had was almost gone. However, my 1st choice is BB Seaweed.
Note: This mask costs $14 in Dubai and $21 in Singapore. Now I wont think twice when spending $7 for this in US :)
LUSH. Its definitely hit and miss for me. The performance combined with the scents is never quite right it seems. I love the idea of LUSH, everything about there company but I feel like we all get so caught up in it, we forget how much we are paying. I can't say the same for the masks. You have read a thousand times you have to keep it in the fridge, bring back 5 pots for a free one blah blah blah. Onto the the product. Its green. Looks like the most classic face mask, like the one on friends, when Joey and Chandler are on the couch with their masks ahaha. anywayss... It smells fl-orally, fresh and kinda weird. When i smelt it in the store, i was like no thanks, but with all the great reviews, and it only being 6$ i thought i had to try it. But the scent kinda grew on me.
It is thick. Has lots of FINE almond granules, that don't scratch your scratch your face, actually exfoliate without making my sensitive face red in any way. I dont do it on a dry face, because it is thick and hard to get a good scrub. I dont fully understand how anyone can use this in 5 uses. Like how thick are you putting it on? I used mine like 10 times. I just put it on thick in the areas i needed it.
It starts drying up in like 5 min. I leave it on for probably 20 min. So no, its not like holy crap this is hurting my face i need to wash it off, kind of tight. But it does crack and crumble if you are talking, laughing or like running? Not chunks either, like dandruff flakes or maybe smaller.
Once done i get my hands wet, and do a final scrub and rinse. Now, the dreaded FILM we are all talking about, its the honey in it! Put honey on your face and wash it off. Has the same after feeling. But if you didn't know, honey is a natural antiseptic and moisturizer. Great for your skin.
I personally love the feeling, feels nourished and moisturized! This is so far my favorite mask lush has, makes my skin feel smooth, gets rid of my pimples, and gives me a glow. I just picked up brazened honey, and the blueberry one. I got sacred truth for my mom, and hope to try them all! If you had to try just one, id get this one.
I really enjoyed using this mask, it is the best exfoliator I have ever came across due to the almond shells. It is not at all abrasive and skin always feels super soft and cleansed after using it. You will need to work the mask in small, circular motions in order to get the full effect of this. The scent of it is lavender and this is really soothing and relaxing, don't worry it doesn't smell like vegetables or anything so don't be put off by the 'love lettuce' name! This is one of my favorite products from Lush, it can also be used as a body scrub too.
My face didn't Love Lettuce but my legs did!
Pros: Smells good, exfoliated & moisturized my legs really well
Cons: Felt 'residue' after washing off, think it made me break out
I picked up this fresh face mask from LUSH because it seemed to be a popular choice. This is my first (and only so far) fresh face mask from LUSH. As others before me have mentioned, LUSH's fresh face masks are handmade without preservatives so they have a shelf-life of about three weeks, must be kept refrigerated and are not sold on-line in the US.
This is a clay mask, with it's primary ingredient being Fuller's Earth, Almond Oil, Lavender Oil, Glycerine, Kaolin and Honey among others. The mask does not contain any lettuce but is green in color. The texture is somewhat gritty as the ground almond is there to help exfoliate. The mask smells of lavender oil and the combination of the ingredients is also somewhat reminiscent of a light green tea to me - very pleasant!
To start with, lavender oil is one of my favorite essential oils based on fragrance so I absolutely loved the light smell of this mask.
This mask is intended for normal to oily skin and I understand that the ingredients are supposed to help balance combo/oily skin. But I found it to be heavy and greasy on my somewhat dry in the winter/combo in the summer/acne prone skin! This was surprising to me because although my skin can get a little sticky on very hot and humid days, it's really not what I would consider oily. I also did break out after using this mask. Like I mentioned before I am already acne-prone so the breakouts could be attributed to other factors but since it was on my forehead (where I have not been breaking out for some time) I found it suspicious. I also shared this mask with a not particularly acne-prone friend in an effort to finish it before expiration and her feed back was that she felt greasy after using it and broke out.
To be fair, breakouts are very sporadic and hard can be caused by a multitude of factors so I definitely cannot say for sure that this mask is what caused us to break out.
On to other attributes - as long as it's not applied to heavily, the mask will dry pretty quickly (15 minutes or so). If you have sensitive skin, you might find the exfoliation too rough if you try to rub it off dry so I would suggest a splash off water and then rubbing it off to make it more gentle. Like I mentioned before, my skin did feel somewhat 'greasy' after rinsing this off - like I had residue on my face but this feeling got better as my face dried and it just felt extra soft. If it wasn't for the fact that I had break-outs, I would have been happy with this mask!
What I ended up doing...
Since I stopped using this mask because of my 'acne suspicions', I still had a good amount left on expiration day (even after sharing) and then had the brilliant idea to use it to exfoliate my legs! I applied this all over the bottom of my legs, let it dry for 15 mins and then scrubbed off in the shower. Love Lettuce made for an excellent 'leg mask'!! I was able to go as rough as I wanted with exfoliating my legs and got out all sorts of ingrowns and my legs felt incredibly soft afterwards thanks to all the moisturizing oils.
I obviously wouldn't buy this again for the purpose of using on my legs because I am sure there are better products made for that purpose :) But I am a devoted LUSHie and will be trying their other fresh face masks - this time making clear to the SA that I have acne prone skin!
The Bottom Line: This was not the right mask for me but I love most of LUSH's products & will sample their other masks till I find the right one for my skin.