Review: Lush Catastrophe Cosmetic Fresh Face Mask

I am a Catastrophe Convert! P1000130This face mask is incredible – I thought I liked Brazened Honey, but I LOVE this! I got quite sunburned on my birthday, due to spending most of it outside, and by Thursday my skin was really sore and hot. I popped into Lush just to say hi, and was recommended the Catastrophe Cosmetic to calm and soothe my skin.

So I got home and immediately popped this on – my goodness, it felt so soft and cool on my skin. It also smells absolutely divine! It’s blueberry-y and violet-y and sort of cream-y smelling, which is gorgeous and very springy. It’s not an exfoliating mask, so it goes on much more smoothly than Brazened Honey, more like a thick cream (although watch out for the blueberry bits!). As Lush says, this is your best mate in a pot.

P1000131(I flipped through the student paper for a picture-less page to use as a background, but I’ve just realised it’s an article about the porn industry. Oh dear.)

You do get the usual face mask issues – this is very crumbly after about five minutes, and any facial expression leaves your lap covered in tiny blue-white specks which are really hard to get out, so this is definitely not a mask to use in your best dress.

I’ve included for you a terribly sexy picture of me adorned with this, so you can see the consistency and the sheer amount of blueberries in here! As with all Lush products, it’s jam-packed with natural ingredients: Irish moss gel, almond oil, fresh blueberries, rose absolute and chamomile essential oil are the key ingredients here.

Screen Shot 2013-05-07 at 10.25.15I really can’t recommend this mask enough – it felt like letting my skin have a long cool drink, and I found that my sunburn was really soothed and loads of the redness disappeared. This might well become my HG mask.

Have you tried this? What do you recommend to soothe sunburned skin?

Asha x

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7 thoughts on “Review: Lush Catastrophe Cosmetic Fresh Face Mask

  1. Ah! This is such a lovely mask, never thought about using it for sunburn – that’s a great idea :). I’t’s so lovely on the skin.
    xx

  2. Hey!
    I got burnt 2 weeks ago and used E45 cream (pH balanced and no irritants) for moisturising, plus pure cocoa butter to bring down the redness. A few days later I used a sample of Brazened Honey (chosen simply because I love all things honey) to cheer up my poor sad skin, and 20 mins later could be seen dashing into my corridor-mates room for us both to stroke my face going ‘ooh!’ and marvelling at its rejuvenating properties! Lush is definitely going factor in future post-sunburn care… If I get sunburned again I might try BB Seaweed as it is supposed to be good for reducing redness.

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