Monday, October 31, 2016

Morning cup of coffee with LUSH!



Hello everyone! Had you had your cup of coffee this morning? Or do you need one right now? Because if you haven't than I strongly recommend you grab one and get ready for a deliciously smelling blog post. Here's all about one of my favourite face masks of all time - LUSH Cup O'Coffee



When I first read about this face mask I was really intrigued by the idea of using coffee in your face masks. I have seen some home made versions and I never tried them as I wasn't sure if I would be able to make something like this as well.  I wanted to try the real deal, the mask I have first seen and when I got the chance to purchase it, I grabbed it! 

The exfoliating mask is designed to work as both face and body mask, to help you stimulate and hydrate the skin. The product includes a blend of coffee infusion and  roasted cocoa extract, which mixes into a strong and rich aroma. The dominant scent is ground coffee, but I can also smell a bit of chocolate notes. They have also added Fair Trade vanilla and organic agave nectar which make the whole thing more sweet. So the scent is not bitter at all and it really smells like a good cup of coffee!


The mask is more than just the lovely coffee aroma! It features also a lot of ingredients to help you moisturise, hydrate and exfoliate tired and weathered skin. For example, kaolin helps to cleanse and exfoliate dead skin cells, coriander seed oil helps stimulate both your skin and your mind with it's spicy, aromatic scent. Vetivert oil restores the moisture that you may have lost and gives the skin smooth feel.

The packaging is round black pot, as usual for LUSH products. Inside the product may not seem so appealing. It looks like a thick, browny greenish paste  with specks of black. However, these tiny pieces of coffee and caffeine powder give the mask it's consistency and make it the effective product it is.

I like to use this only on my face as I feel I would be wasting it if I used it all over my body as well. My skin type is oily to mixed with acne. I use about a small tea spoon and apply it on freshly washed, still wet face. I massage theproduct in circular motions all over my face, but I try to press gently and not damage my skin in any way. The grains of coffee will effectively remove and dry skin, give you a gentle scrub and leave you feeling clean and fresh afterwards. After massaging it into my face I leave it on for another 10 minutes. I rinse it off with lukewarm water and gently dry my face with a towel. 

I feel very awake and alert after using this in the morning! Not just beacause of the smell of the coffee but also because it takes some time and I do really get awake in that time. I also feelpolished and ready for the day, my skin feels soft and it does help me wake up fully with the massage and the exfoliating effect. 

However, I wouldn't recommend using this mask daily as it's got quite rough particles of ground coffee in it and to some this may be too rough. Also if you have any skin problems, acne and scars, open wounds from scratching acne, this may be best for you when the skin heals a bit and needs some good scrubbing. That's when the scrub will actually help your skin and not damage it further. I wouldn't recommend it to those with dry and senstive skin combined as it may be too rough. Good thing that you can ask for a tester and see if it fits your needs.

A bonus is also that it's a vegan product, not tested on animals, doesn't include any animal based ingredients and is handmade. I love that it gives me an instant boost and helps me wake up, makes me feel good and my skin look better and also smells amazingly nice! Repurchase - oh yes! 

Available at LUSH online and in LUSH stores. Price is 10,50 euros for 100 grams and 16,95 euros for 250 grams.











Hope this review was helpful to you! Let me know, if you have tried this product or made your own version at home!

Thanks for reading!

Love, UniqaPoly

28 comments:

  1. Čudovite fotke ! Sem imela testerček te maske in sem bila navdušena, sedaj pa bom morala po večjo embalažo pa tudi ocean salt pilinga mi bo zmanjkalo.

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    1. Hvala! Ja res je duper maska, se splača investirati v lonček :)

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  2. On my way to get one!! This looks and sounds incredible! Is it new? I haven't seen this at Lush before. Waking up to this, especially on the weekend mornings would be amazing and I can imagine how good it is for your skin.

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    1. Great, I hope you like it as well! No, I think this is out from last year spring, so it's been around for some time now. I really like it! It's perfect for mornings! :P

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  3. Love Lush! <3 I wish that the brand is available in my country.:)

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    1. Oh, I hope you can at least order online. ;)

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  4. I've never heard of this product from lush but I'll need to try it! Thank you for letting me know about it!

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  5. Isn't it wonderful using beauty mask with the aroma of coffee? I like your review, but my skin face is sensitive, so I have to be careful when using a rough mask.

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    1. Yes, I really enjoy it! Perfect for coffee addicts! It may not be perfect for sensitive skin type.

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  6. I have read that coffee beans are extra good for you before and I am so glad I found this post because girl, I want some in my belly as well as on my face. Thanks for sharing :)
    Katja xxx
    www.katnapped.com

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    1. Great, I hope you will like it as much as I do :P

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  7. Love this! I haven't ever used any type of lush product before but seeing this post inspired me to go try some asap!

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    1. Oh do try this one! Lush has some other amazing products as well! I love the Lemony flutter, Snow Fairy shower gel, Ro's Argan body butter, massage bars!

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  8. That is one of my favorite face masks from Lush! I love the refreshing feeling afterwards :-)

    ~ Jasmin N
    littlethingswithjassy.blogspot.fi

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    1. Yes, it's very refreshing! I love to use this Monday mornings, makes up for a perfect morning!

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  9. LUSH products are so amazing but I always struggle going in there because the different smells are so overwhelming so it's nice to be able to head in with an idea in mind. Will definitely have to try this! x

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    1. Yes, the shop smells very strong, it's hard to stay long inside! Here in Ljubljana the store scents reach out on the street whole day!

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  10. Love the shoot you did for your product review! LOVE lush products a lot :) It is so popular here!

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    1. Thanks, means a lot! I see I need to try out some more LUSH products, the response to this post is super!

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  11. Beautiful post. Heard of this brand but not this product. Thanks so much for sharing.

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    1. Thanks! I hope you will like it as well, if you try it out!

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  12. Obožujem vse kar je povezano s kavo ... sploh bosansko ;).

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  13. Sounds delicious! I adore lush and this has just shot to the top of my wish list!

    www.phillippabeauty.com

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    1. Great! I hope you try it out as well and like it as much as I did! :)

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