Lush Cosmetic Warrior Fresh Face Mask (75g), €9.50. No press samples included.
I bought Cosmetic Warrior during a recent trip to Lush. I usually use Catastrophe Cosmetic but (a) it was out of stock and (b) my hormonal acne was flaring up big time so I decided to give Cosmetic Warrior a try.
What Lush has to say
“A gentle and balancing fresh face mask with antibacterial tea tree and fresh garlic working together to cleanse. Fresh green grapes clean and cool the skin, whilst free range eggs tighten its texture and antimicrobial honey leaves it soft and moisturised. Smooth a generous layer of this mask onto your face and leave for 10 to 15 minutes.”
Ingredients – Kaolin, Fresh Green Grapes, Fresh Organic Free Range Eggs, Honey, Cornstarch, Glycerine, Fresh Garlic, Tea Tree Oil, Limonene*, Perfume.
*occurs naturally in essential oils.
What I have to say
First things first, I have to address the smell. Cosmetic Warrior stinks. It’s full of garlic and tea tree, so I kind of expected it but it did make my eyes water.
The first time I used Cosmetic Warrior I applied it all over my freshly cleansed face and left it for 10 minutes before washing off with warm water and face cloth. I tried to leave it on for the full 15 minutes, but the smell of it was overwhelming.
While the spots along my jawline felt cooler and looked less red, my cheeks, nose and forehead felt dry and tight. Cosmetic Warrior is best used only on the problem areas.
Did my hormonal acne heal any faster than usual? No, but I didn’t expect Cosmetic Warrior to magically make my spots vanish. I was looking for something to help calm them down and it did that.
Will I purchase Cosmetic Warrior again? No. At €9.50 it’s not exactly cheap, although if you bring back five empty black pots you can choose a free face mask. It is calming but there are masks that do the same job for less. They also smell better.