Wednesday, November 11, 2009

review: Lush The Sacred Truth Fresh Face Mask / Prolonging Shelf Life!

This is a review for Lush's The Sacred Truth Fresh Face Mask

What it does:
The Truth is we all need protection from aging.
The vital anti-oxidant action of wheatgrass, ginseng and green tea, enzymic fresh papaya, cleansing clays and nutritious butters, all combine to defend the skin. This mask delivers live, fresh, active ingredients, which enhance and revive the complexion.
(from the Lush UK website)

Price:
UK - 6.45 GPB / 75g
US - about $8 / 74g (not sold on the Lush US website)
Japan - 1650 JPY / 50g (called "Kagami yo Kagami"= "Mirror Mirror")


Pros:
- leaves my face feeling refreshed
- not drying
- the smell is not strong, especially compared to other Lush products


Cons:
- this really didn't do much for me

I wish I could write something better about this!  I had such high hopes for it!!!  It wasn't bad, but really didn't do anything for me!!
I bought the full size of this one instead of the Brazen Honey on the advice of one of the SAs!  I really wish I had bought the full size of the Brazen Honey mask instead!
(Click here to see my review of that mask!)

Prolonging the Shelf Life of Lush's Fresh Face Masks
According to the Lush website, their Fresh Face masks need to be used up within 3 weeks.  At the Lush store in Japan, the SA told me to use it up within 1 week after opening!  I understand that the Fresh Face Masks don't contain preservatives and will go bad, but I can't use them up so quickly!

So, what do I do??  I put them in small containers and freeze them!

This is a 15 g jar, which will probably give me 2-3 uses!  This way, I can defrost and use the mask up a little at a time!
  • Don't freeze the original container, and repeatedly freeze/defrost it.  
  • Use up what you defrost
  • Be careful of freezer odors
  • This is just my opinion, so do it on your own risk!
Hope that helped some of you who can't use up the Fresh Face Masks!  Now if only I could find a way to make them more affordable in Japan...

xoxo, K

18 comments:

  1. i have yet tried Lush products.. they sound good..

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  2. Oooh, freezing them in little containers is like a good idea!

    Anti aging mask? I've got to get my mitts on something anti aging, I'm getting old!

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  3. ignore like* in my previous comment!

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  4. I Love lush cosmetics... but i havent tried all their skincare products yet. Angel on bare skin is my favourite.
    Good idea about freezing the lush facial masks.

    www.badpeachie.blogspot.com

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  5. i used to know a facial lady who put all her beauty pdts and mask included into a fridge. she said it keeps the ingredients fresh. I love the strong smell in Lush pdts, smells heavenly to me :)

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  6. thanks for the great review!!!!

    i never tried lush products before...i think i will try it :]

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  7. I've only tried their bath bombs. Sad right?!

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  8. this sounds interesting, I love lush!! but yea some of their stuff don't last too long

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  9. oh I never thought about frosting my mask! Will try it and see how it goes!^^

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  10. OH! The freezing is SUCH a good idea! Next time I'm up in the Bay Area (which I hope is sooooooon!) I'll be able to buy much more knowing I can do this. Thanks so much for sharing!! :D

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  11. Thanks for the tip to prolong LUSH masks :)

    I really liked The Sacred Truth Fresh Mask as well as the honey one. Unforutnately due to my hectic schedule, I can't purchase this til school + work is officially over next year. Then again, if I freeze it ... :P

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  12. thanks a great idea to freeze them, thanks for the tips! i have not tried any LUSH fresh masks for this vary reason, I can't finish such a big jar in 3 weeks, let alone one!

    I need to try out the sacred truth mask :)

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  13. I need to try Lush products.. LOL so behind on some things. Thanks for the tip!

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  14. Great tip for prolonging the shelf life! Simple yet one of those "why didn't I think of that" ideas! LOL!

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  15. great reviews! lush didn't do much for me either...except make my face SUPER oily and made me breakout. neverrr again@

    i'm a follower now, looking forward to your future posts!

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  16. I'd love to try out LUSH! Sounds so good...it's a pity this mask didn't work out for you =/

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  17. great suggestion on freezing the mask!

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