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To be completely honest, I don't have a whole lot of experience with Lush. This is actually the first I've bought for myself.
I originally went in for the Cup ‘O’ Coffee Fresh Face Mask but they weren't in stock at the time. I settled for the Don’t Look at Me’ by recommendation of the sales girl after having her evaluate my skin type.
Don't Look at Me is a blue mask made from organic Lemon Juice and ground white rice among other things.
I know I’ve mentioned in my Poopourri post that I’m allergic to citrus but that's only if I ingest it. Smelling it is okay and putting it on is okay. That being said, this mask smells really nice, even for someone who has an aversion to citrus. It's not sickeningly sweet like the Poopourri, and it's not so “Fresh” and “Organic” smelling that it gives you too much if a healthy, whole foods vibe. It's that ‘just right’ citrus scent. I wish this scent came in a Bath and Body Works candle so I can recommend it to other people.
The purpose of the Lemon Juice is to brighten dull skin tones and dark spots, while the ground rice particles are supposed to exfoliate.
Here’s where the critique comes in. You’re meant to keep this mask on for 5-10 minutes before washing it off. This mask doesn't set at all, so don't use that as an indicator.
I guess my face looked slightly brighter after using this mask, but no brighter than it does after a normal round of washing and exfoliation. I use the Truth vitamin C Serum by Ole Hendrickson, which is also supposed to brighten the skin. So I’m not super impressed in that regard.
The ground rice grains were too large to do any real exfoliation. They just kind of roll around on your face and don't really contribute to the exfoliate effort that my face needs this time of year.
The exfoliation products I currently use are the Arcona Cranberry Gomage for those times when I need something a little more heavy-duty (the grains are the perfect size), and the Queen Helene Oatmeal and Honey Natural Honey Facial scrub which has small gradual and is better for more regular exfoliation.
Taking my skin needs into consideration, I really did anything for me. I can't recommend this product to anyone of any skin type, but kudos to Dan, the guy who made my mask.
If you’ve tried this mask before and you actually do like it, please use the comments to let us know why you like it and how you use it. I’m all about giving products second chances.
I’m still really excited to try Cup ‘O’ Coffee though!
If you have any Lush Recommendations for me, hold the bath bombs (I don't have a tub), I love it if you could leave those suggestions in the comments as well.
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