Lush Jelly Face Mask: First Impressions

August 16, 2017

Lush have recently discontinued some of their products (rest in peace, The Comforter – I will miss you so dearly). I was pretty gutted about some of the items they’ve gotten rid of. However, I knew this meant that they were making way for some new products. Lush have just released five brand new jelly face masks – yes, jelly! At first I was admittedly a little sceptical about this because it seemed like a bit of a gimmicky product. I definitely shouldn’t have been so quick to judge.

I paid a visit to Lush on my lunch break and was browsing the new masks when a girl that worked there walked over to me. Unsure of which one I should get, she informed me about each mask as they all have different purposes. She asked me about my skin type and then chose two that she thought would be most suited to me to test on the backs of my hands. The two that we tried were ‘Just To Clarify’ and ‘1000 Millihelens’ – ‘1000 Millihelens’ left my skin feeling like it had been cleansed really deeply whereas ‘Just To Clarify’ felt a lot more hydrating. I wanted a glowing look to my skin so I went with the hydrating option.

LUSH 'Just to Clarify' face mask in its clear packaging - the product itself is pale orange.

I thought that because of the jelly, this might be a little more tricky to apply than regular face masks. The girl in Lush recommended that I wet my hand with warm water and work a grape-sized amount of product into the palm of my hand. You keep doing this until the consistency is more like a creamy paste. Apply this all over your face and leave it on for 10 minutes. The application was a lot easier than I thought it would be. One tub costs £6.95 which I think is actually so affordable considering the amount of product you get. I feel like I’m going to get a good few uses out of it. My Lush face masks usually end up going out of date before I manage to use them all up but these ones actually don’t have an expiry date which is perfect!

‘Just To Clarify’ smells faintly of orange sweets which sort of made me want to eat it, much like a lot of Lush’s products. This particular mask contains papaya juice to help brighten your skin as well as bamboo stem which works as a gentle exfoliator. The bamboo stem is in little balls inside the jelly so you have to make sure to get a couple of these. They work like a scrub as you apply the mask which made my skin a lot smoother. I often suffer from little bumps under my skin but these literally disappeared. This was super impressive as those little guys do not budge.

As for brightening, the results were immediate. After taking the mask off, my skin looked so much more hydrated and awake. My skin is already very oily so it makes me nervous to use additional oils on my face. This contains bergamot oils but I found no problems with this. In fact, the day after I felt like my skin was actually considerably less oily. I think I may have found my skin saviour.

There are a couple of things I didn’t like so much, the first being that it was quite difficult to remove. I usually just give my face a rinse into the sink with warm water to remove a mask. This felt like it was clinging to my face and took quite a long time to get every bit off. I think I’d be a lot better off using a damp flannel to remove it next time.

The Lush employee did advise me that it doesn’t target blackheads which was an aspect I was looking for. However, she did suggest multiple alternatives. I’ll be going back to Lush to buy ‘1000 Millihelens’ as she said that this one was more of an antiseptic and targets pesky dirt and spots. One thing that always impresses me with Lush is how helpful and knowledgeable their workers are. They are always happy to help you find something to suit you personally.

Would you try a jelly face mask?

49 comments so far.

49 responses to “Lush Jelly Face Mask: First Impressions”

  1. The jelly face masks sound soo interesting to me! Quite tempted to pick this one up as I need help with my skin being smoother and I always need more hydration.. would love to hear your thoughts on the other mask if you pick it up 🙂 xx

    Ronnie //

  2. By the sounds of it we have really similar skin types so maybe I should try this out too! Love the sound of the smell, i’m a sucker for orangey smells, I can’t wait to try some of their new products!
    Alice Xx

  3. Covet Luxe says:

    This sounds so interesting, didn’t realise these were coming out. It is such a cool concept, a jelly mask. I would be worried it will fall off my face everywhere, haha x

  4. Jade Mayhead says:

    I always thought jelly masks would be hard to apply aswell, so glad it was easy, even if the removal wasn’t!
    I literally want to eat so many lush products😩

  5. rozfrankie says:

    I’ve had the ‘Birth of Venus’ Jelly mask, I love it. But I agree you do need a flannel to remove them. When I was younger I found that washing my face with a flannel helped my blackheads anyway because you can gently scrub your face with it, so it will work like a face scrub with any of your skincare. xo

  6. Bri says:

    This mask seems like a dream! I really want to try some more Lush products. I’ve only ever tried their bath bombs and their coffee scrub!

  7. Hayley beth says:

    Oooh I’m going to have to give these a go I love face masks!!!

  8. Estelle says:

    I’ve never tried a lush face mask, sounds like i’m missing out!
    Stelle Xx

  9. This sounds great! I was really unsure about the idea of a Jelly face mask but your review is so helpful! Thank you! xo

    Hanney |

  10. beffshuff says:

    I was in lush the other day picking up bath bombs and wanted to feel this product but the consistence went through me – dont think i could use it!

  11. I love the sound of this face masks! I didn’t come across them until recently after hearing all the good reviews. I haven’t been in Lush for so long! If they have brought out these new face masks I feel like a trip is in order! I love their products and these sound perfect, I’m not too sure about them being jelly? I’m going to give them a try though.

    Gemma |

  12. Anu says:

    I really like the sound of the jelly masks and the new jelly bath bombs as well! I need to give this mask a try when they arrive in Finland :)x

    Anu | Based On blog | Bloglovin

  13. I saw these in my local Lush! I was a bit skeptical but now I really want to try one out! I may or may not have to pop down tomorrow… 😀 Great post! Xx

  14. Kayleigh Zara says:

    This is an amazing review – I’ve yet to try the jelly masks but they look amazing and I’ve only heard good things. The removal does sound like a pain though x

    Kayleigh Zara 🌿

  15. theglassofclass says:

    Jelly face mask? How cool does that sound? I didn’t even know it could be a thing! Sounds so cool. I’ll have to pay a visit to Lush and try it out myself. Lush always know what they’re doing.

    Julia xx

  16. I’m a massive fan of Lush, especially their bath bombs – I definitely need to try out their jelly face masks now!x

  17. I just can’t get my head around a jelly mask! It sounds like it works wonderfully, and at £6.95 I may have to give it a go.
    Cora ❤

  18. Such a great review, I love your photos! I feel so excited about Lush’s new products but soso sad that my faves have been discontinued! xx

    elizabeth ♡ ”Ice Cream” whispers Clara
    (lets follow each other on bloglovin or instagram)

  19. andthenzen says:

    I absolutely love Lush products, but like you, I’d probably be a little sceptical about trying a ‘jelly face mask’ to begin with, just because it sounds so strange! There are so many of there products I really want to try though.. 😍

  20. Kimberley says:

    Great post! I’ve been wondering how to use the jelly face masks and now I’m really intrigued! Definitely want to try some!


  21. I haven’t been to Lush in about two months, I love their normal facenasks (although BB Seaweed just developed a scary red mould on it 🤢) but I might try these

  22. I feel like I’m the only person in the world who hasn’t tried Lush yet. 🙊 but I’d definitely love to try. Will visit one of their stores this week. ☺️

    Glaiza |

  23. I love Lush! Thanks for the review!

  24. tralisty says:

    That mask sounds awesome – my skin is so dull at the moment. I might have to go and have a look, but my skin is so annoying!

    Naomi xo

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