*Suitable for vegans
Sometimes I curse myself for saying things like “Oh my skin really isn’t that bad!” – because that’s usually when my skin gets really, really terrible. We’ve had a sudden cold snap here in the north (though people keep telling me it’s not that cold and insist on wearing t-shirts outside – wrong’uns I tell you) – and as a result my skin has gone wild. Not only am I somehow paler than usual, my skin is dry, flaky, literally peeling off my damn face, and somehow an attractive shade of blue-pink.
Friends, I give you Cup O’ Coffee.
I actually picked this up in Lush during the sale period on Boxing Day; blessed with a hefty gift card from Liam and no self control I galloped around the tiny Gateshead store tossing anything and everything in my basket with abandon, and so I stumbled home with Cup O’ Coffee.
I like coffee. It’s delicious. I like it even better when you can literally put it on your face. My Pinterest-esque coffee mask is somehow my most popular post on my blog to date, if we’re talking ongoing views (bless you, Pinterest).
Apparently this mask is like a “shot to the face” – and I will admit that it is thankfully not that dramatic (or alarming), but this mask does do wonders for waking you up.
Not only are coffee grounds super exfoliating – fab for getting rid of that nasty between-the-brow flakiness I have going on, but the caffeine is great for making you look somehow more awake before the 3 layers of concealer each morning. There’s enough moisture in this mask to leave you feeling soft and smooth as well as brighter, tighter and generally more pleasant to be around in a morning.
True to Lush style this doesn’t just smell of coffee – it’s a very particular sweet-earthy smell which is probably quite off-putting if you’re not so into it (less so if you don’t like the smell off coffee). Imagine your favourite chocolate-coffee combination – then add coriander oil and vetivert (what even is vetivert?).
For me this has done my skin wonders – the scent really is the products biggest downfall if it’s not your thing although personally I’m a fan. If you’re suffering for the winter skin blues this one if definitely one for you.
Have you tried this mask yet?