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Lush Product Review: Rosy Cheeks Face Mask

Updated on March 27, 2020
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Melanie is an avid vegan homemaker who has been researching and implementing natural home remedies for over 15 years.

5 stars for Lush Rosy Cheeks Face Mask

A Rose Without Thorns

This mask is absolutely incredible! From the heavenly scent and velvety texture to the way it miraculously obliterates any signs of blemishes, this mask is just shy of a miracle cure for me. I have been using Rosy Cheeks for almost 7 months now and have been using it twice a week. I apply a face mask every other day, and I have been alternating between Rosy Cheeks and my 4-Ingredient Turmeric face mask. I have a strict skin routine that includes only essential oils, coconut oil, jojoba oil, and this mask. No expensive serums, creams, toners, etc. and if you can believe it, I only use coconut oil to wash my face - nothing else. This has been my routine for about 6 years and my skin has never looked better than it does now, except for when I was a baby I guess. I introduced this mask into my routine just for kicks and I was head over heels within seconds of applying it. Now I'm hooked and I just can't get enough!

Product Description

“Find the happiness you seek by cleansing cheek to cheek with this gorgeously soothing fresh mask. A simple blend of kaolin, calamine and Turkish rose oil delicately calms the skin and restores balance. Whether you’re feeling hot and bothered or just love showering your complexion with roses, cleansing calamine and kaolin will gently remove dirt while exquisite rose oil nourishes and tones your face. Calm, matte skin, here you come!”

A handful of pots ready to be recycled.
A handful of pots ready to be recycled. | Source

The Packaging

I love buying from LUSH because of their exceptional standards on packaging their products. When you purchase items that are in black pots (like the one Rosy Cheeks comes in) you can return them to LUSH and they will re-use them again to package another item. The best part, in my opinion, is that if you bring five black pots back to the store, you get a free face mask. How awesome is that?! A free Rosy Cheeks just for using Rosy Cheeks. Awesome! Of course there is always the option of keeping the black pots and using them for other things. I find them to be incredibly handy when I make my own face masks or lotions at home. They are also really great for storing things around the house, or perhaps if you're a crafter they could be used for little bits and bobs too. Check out this super cool video that shows how they break down the old pots and turn them into new ones.

The Mask

Of all things to pine over, the color should be the least of them - but honestly this is one of my favorite colors so I suppose it is fitting that this would be my favorite mask. It's such a lovely rosey pink and it makes me feel so feminine to paint myself with it. The scent is equally delightful and not strongly scented. It has a sweet and delicate aroma that imparts a feeling of having been kissed by rose blossoms amidst the early morning dew. A playful and feminine bouquet that lingers afterword to grace you with femininity through the day.

Applying the mask is so wonderfully cooling and immediately refreshing to the skin. Because this is a fresh mask, it must stay refrigerated, so when smoothing it onto the skin, the face instantly feels taut and firm. This mask is so creamy and glides effortlessly on the skin and is truly a pleasure to indulge in. There is no roughage or debris to exfoliate the skin, just a gentle cream to soften and correct the skin.

Rosa damascena
Rosa damascena | Source

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The Results

From the ingredients listed, I would say that this mask is suitable for all skin types. I have remarkably sensitive skin that can breakout even from the tiniest alteration in my skincare routine. Yet this mask consistently delivers exquisite results each and every time I use it and I cannot rave about it enough. My skin feels noticeably firmer and cleaner after each use, and the scent is simply out of this world. I am also impressed by how nourishing this mask is. I have done plenty of facials that have left me feeling stripped of all my natural oils and had nothing put back. Rosy cheeks doesn't do that for me. Of course you still need to moisturize after any face mask, but it doesn't leave you with that feeling of being bone dry - just clean.

For my female readers, I would add that this has immensely helped hormonal breakouts for me. Typically I get those dreadful cystic pimples every month on my chin, and this has helped to reduce the amount and severity to which I receive them. That being said, I do use this mask regularly and in combination with my own turmeric mask. I think that if you are truly trying to improve the condition of your skin, you should invest in a consistent routine with this to see how helpful it is for you. You may be pleasantly surprised.

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The Cons

I don't personally have a problem with the price, but I can understand that it would be a big factor in people being turned off to trying it. It is $12.95 for 2.1 ounces of product which typically lasts me about a month. I personally find this to be an incredible deal considering a chemical based mask from any drugstore will usually run about $2-3 per mask. So in comparison we have Rosy Cheeks - a vegan, plant-based, fresh face mask for $12.95 a month or 4 chemical based masks from the drugstore for $8-12 a month. I would go for the former, especially considering there is that extra bonus of saving the Lush pot and receiving a free mask in the future.

My biggest con for this product is actually the company itself. I appreciate all their efforts in what they do for local communities and also their global endeavors. They are simply wonderful in so many aspects as I described earlier in this article. However, I am put off with how they push certain things such as their "New Age" ideals, and their extreme form of liberalism that tends to permeate their products and social media. My inner debate came about because this past October I went to the store to get a mask unsuspectingly, and was bombarded with blatant satanism upon entering. A ouija board the size of an entire store window greeted its visitors to a dazzling display of sparkly witch bath bombs, and signs talking about witchcraft as if it were commonplace. This experience truly disturbed me, not because I'm on the other end of the spectrum, but because this is the general culture with this company.

While this is a major con for me, I also understand that we live in a fallen world. If I were to avoid companies simply because of their belief system, I would probably not be buying much at all. While this hasn't deterred me, I couldn't write the article without mentioning this portion of it so that you can make an informed decision about buying their products. Take it for what it is and make your own decision as guided by the Lord. Blessings and Shalom!

Matthew 5:16 In the same way, let your light shine before others, so that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father who is in heaven.

This content is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and is not meant to substitute for formal and individualized advice from a qualified professional.

© 2020 Melanie


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