LUSH Oatifix Fresh Mask

3.7

76 reviews

68% would repurchase

Package Quality: 3.9

Price: $$$

Package Quality: 3.9

Price: $$$

INGREDIENTS

Glycerine, Fine Oatmeal (Avena sativa), Fresh Organic Bananas (Musa paradisiaca), Water (Aqua), Ground Almonds (Prunus dulcis), Illipe Butter (Shorea stenoptera), Kaolin, Talc, Vanilla Pod (Vanilla planifolia), Vanilla Absolute (Vanilla planifolia), Sandalwood Oil (Santalum austro-caledonicum vieill), Benzoin Resinoid (Styrax tonkinensis pierre), *Coumarin, *Benzyl Cinnamate, *Linalool, Perfume, Gardenia Extract (Gardenia jasminoides)


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Age: 19-24

Skin: Acne-prone, Fair, Neutral

Hair: Brunette, Curly, Medium

Eyes: Blue

I walked into lush asking for a soothing, but also moisturizing mask to use during the winter instead of my HG Catastrophe cosmetic mask, and was recommended this one. I had somewhat of an idea of which ingredients this mask contained, and I have to admit I had dubbed it as "a bit boring" and not given it more than a glance. But my god, the smell of this! It's along the same lines as the Let the good times roll scrub, only with more vanilla notes and even better, if that's possible. As a mask it does what I wanted it to, in that it's gentle and soothing, and adds some moisture. I don't think it does as big of a difference on my skin as Catastrophe cosmetics does, but it does enough for me to be pleased with it as an alternative to it. It does leave a little bit of an oily film on your skin unless you rinse well, which might bother some. As for me, that's not something bad. I use my masks in the evening anyway, and I don't mind if there's a little bit of oil left to sit on my skin overnight. I also love how gently it exfoliates if you use it as a scrub before rinsing it off. It's probably the most gentle a mechanic scrub can be and still have some exfoliating effect.

The only things that I'm not thrilled about is that it's slightly hard to spread evenly over the skin due to the grainy texture. It feels different on your skin than the regular old "paste" mask that you can slather on in thick layers. For it to be a perfect 5/5 I'd want it to make more of a difference on my skin. But I'll still give it 4/5 for indulgence, gentleness and the moisture kick.



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Age: 18 & Under

Skin: Dry, Fair, Cool

Hair: Black, Straight, Fine

Eyes: Green

This stuff is a real treat for your face! After using this my face feels nice and soft and clean, though I do need to rinse thoroughly or else it leaves a film. Also, it smells like something I'd want to eat for breakfast! However, it doesn't do much to the overall appearance and health of the skin: it doesn't help much with breakouts or dry patches, it just feels good on your face. Plus, there's not enough product in the pot and it's shelf life is too short for it to have time to really do anything. I got this for free after returning 5 black pots to Lush and I probably wouldn't purchase it again as it didn't really do much other than smell and feel nice. I'd say this stuff is best if you're looking for a good way to relax at home.


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Age: 19-24

Skin: Combination, Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Brown, Other, Other

Eyes: Hazel

ive tried quite a few of the lush face masks and enjoyed most of them but I was after a mask that didn't leave my skin with that tight squeaky feeling and the lady recommended this! I love the smell although I was sceptical about the texture, after trying it the first time I fell in love. I now apply this mask over a sink so that I can really rub it onto my skin without it going all over me, leave it for 15 mins and rinse off. My skin is left feeling so soft and silky, I have found that this mask almost leaves a film on your face but as I use this at night I don't mind because it sinks in as I sleep and I wake up with soft, moisturised skin! My skin is normal/combination, I mostly use this mask when my skin is feeling a bit dry and rubbish.


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Age: 25-29

Skin: Combination, Medium, Neutral

Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium

Eyes: Brown

I wanted to like this mask. When I think of oats, I think wholesome and healthy. My skin is very dry, likely because I am totally undisciplined in drinking water. I do my best to take care of my skin with quality products, especially because I began using prescription acne medicine at a young age (it made my skin fine).

When I used this mask the thick texture was hard to spread across the skin. I kept having to splash my face to get the porridge mush to flow like a substance. It took a long time to get it to sit like a liquid mask should. When I washed it off, my skin did not feel hydrated or smooth. If anything it was a relief to take it off. Giving it the benefit of the doubt, I decided to try again a few days later. The second time around I exfoliated before hand to "prep" my skin. The results were the same. Only this time I did not try to dilute the mask with water, instead I slapped it on my skin and let it sit. 2 minutes in my face was itching. I will not re-purchase this


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Age: 18 & Under

Skin: Acne-prone, Fair, Cool

Hair: Black, Wavy, Coarse

Eyes: Green

I think I'm in love! What a great face mask! The smell is amazing, like cookies almost! After I smelt it, I checked the ingredients to see if I could bake it! Seriously... This is marketed as a hydrating mask, and that is exactly what it does! My skin is normal, but my acne is dry and flakes. Ew, I know, try covering that up with makeup! So when I used this, I was a little worried since only a portion of my face is actually "dry". But after using it, my acne almost cleared and my whole face looked new. It was quite remarkable really. Initially, when I bought this I was told I would get 3 -4 uses. But I ended up using it 6 - 7 times, I was getting worried that it was going to expire! (I don't put this mask on my neck though) For one can it is about $7 Canadian, witch is a little pricey. But when you start comparing it to other face masks at the drug store, money wise, there almost identical. With that being said, I wouldn't consider this "expensive," think of all of the healthy ingredients you are feeding your skin! The packaging is an open container, which I usually don't like, but for this I actually think that this is the best choice for this particular product (just use a spoon when getting it out!). Another thing is, save your containers, once you collect 5 of them, they give you a free mask! Love this mask, and think anyone who likes this one will also love the BB seaweed mask! Highly recommend!

2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.


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Age: 19-24

Skin: Normal, Fair, Not Sure

Hair: Red, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

Disappointing unfortunately. I was fighting some dry patches from the winter so purchased this mask and was very diligent about applying it 3 times in 3 days. Hasn't made a difference at all. I liked the bio fresh mask for other purposes so I still like Lush masks, but this isn't effective. Just nice to put on.


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Age: 36-43

Skin: Combination, Medium, Warm

Hair: Brown, Straight, Fine

Eyes: Brown

I found my favorite face mask now. My HG fresh mask. If the store ran out I go with BB seaweed or Sacred Truth. These 3 masks work very well with my skin type which is normal to dry. The Oatifix is very make my face moist. If you're oily try other fresh masks, Lush make great masks. Love it. Must have. Update 08/02/15, I used up the container and bought more already. This mask is work very well with my skin. I'm lucky that Lush at Fashion Valley Mall always have all fresh face masks. My most favorite now.


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Age: 36-43

Skin: Dry, Fair, Neutral

Hair: Blond, Straight, Fine

Eyes: Blue

This is a bit of an indulgent product. I didn't really need it -- I have enough hydrating masks that actually do something to my skin -- but I wanted to jump into the World of Lush and try some of their masks. This smells like banana bread -- a little weird that I'm smearing this over my face -- but it definitely leaves my skin soft immediately and the following morning. I have used this every night since I've purchased it and no break outs! yay! I would like to try some of the others -- but this is a treat for my skin that I will come back to if I can't find anything better.


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Age: 19-24

Skin: Combination, Deep Dark, Not Sure

Hair: Black, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

This product is delightful. Truly. It smells fantastic and it's a nice face mask for a night in. Now let's be honest this does absolutely nothing for my face except hydrate it. It's not an exfoliant it doesn't really soothe my skin (but then again my skin doesn't need soothing). This mask is more like a treat, it's just something you put on at night when you feel like giving your face a little TLC. But once again this product does absolutely nothing for my skin except smell good and leave it soft. I wouldn't repurchase only because there's probably other lush masks that I would rather try first. But if all else fails I'll come back to this one.


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Age: 19-24

Skin: Acne-prone, Medium, Warm

Hair: Black, Straight, Coarse

Eyes: Brown

EDIT: took away one lippie because as amazingly moisturising as this is, I've found other Lush fresh face masks which provide a comparable level of moisture to the skin without the difficulty of applying the mask on the face. Oatifix's consistency just makes it not worth the repurchase for me now. Plus, when I froze my leftovers and reheated it, the consistency was just completely impossible to spread on my face. It turned into play dough. Sad. If you buy this, you need to use ALL of it before the due date and not bother freezing it because it messes with the consistency even more.

I have dry acne-prone skin in winter so I was a bit worried to use Oatifix at first because my skin hasn't been super dry this winter as it usually is and it might break me out. But I purchased this since because I wanted to buy a mask I can finish within the three-week shelf life by sharing it with my sister who has slightly dryer skin than I do and will benefit from this mask. Sharing this mask justifies the short shelf life and price of this product for me.

Anyway, I finally used this and I'm pretty glad I did! Application was hard, but I used the back of a plastic spoon to scoop it from the tub and spread it on my face. Rinsing off was hard too because the mask is very sticky, but that doesn't bother me a lot. The mask left a REALLY sticky feeling on my face for HOURS which was a little bothersome, but since I used it at night I waited for the stickiness to get absorbed by sleeping. I was worried about the stickiness because I was scared it would block my pores by the next day.

By the next morning, my skin was beautiful! All the stickiness was gone and my skin was plump asf. Absolutely no new breakouts either. Overall, highly recommended to those with moderately to severely dry skin! I use numerous serums, essences and creams every night which gives me ample moisture, but this mask alone probably contains more moisture than I get from all that stuff I use already! It's a good mask to use every now and again if your skin is feeling tight, flaky, dry or irritated. It's way too rich in my opinion to use more often than maybe once or twice a week, and I don't see myself using this in the summertime. This is a winter mask for me, so I won't be repurchasing for another year or so.

I've noticed a lot of people had a negative skin reaction from this mask, and that's probably a result of an ingredient or two in this mask their skin doesn't agree with. So before purchasing, I would carefully look at the ingredients list and make sure there are no ingredients on there that you know will cause a bad reaction on your skin! Get a sample too! Don't waste your money on something that may not work!

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.


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