Have you tried the new Jelly Face Masks from Lush?
The fun thing about these jelly masks is that they have a jiggly, jelly texture, but when you rub them between your hands they turn into a thick cream. It feels weird, in a cool way. Then you smooth them onto your face, let set for 10 minutes, and rinse off.
Both of these masks leave skin feeling REALLY soft, and the scent lingers on your face. I feel like this would be a great skin care treat before a photo shoot, as it should leave your skin really smooth and ready for makeup, as well as giving you a healthy, hydrated visage.
Usually I use sheet masks, so I thought I’d do a little comparison between jelly masks and face masks.
–Cost: Depending on the brand and where you buy them, face masks seem to range from about $1 to $8, or even more for luxury brands. Let’s call it an average of $2-3 if you pick one up in the store instead of finding a bargain on Amazon. I thought we had paid $9.95 each for our jelly masks but I see they are $13.95 on Lush’s site, so I don’t know if I am misremembering or if they raised the price. I feel like you can probably get about 6-8 uses out of a tub. Let’s be conservative and say $6. That puts it about on par with the average sheet mask.
–Waste: One thing I dislike about sheet masks is how wasteful it feels. They come individually wrapped, so you’ve got to throw out the packaging. Sometimes there’s a plastic liner to keep the mask from sticking to itself, and you have to throw that away. Then you have to throw away the mask itself. That’s a lot of trash for a single-use item. By comparison, the Lush Jelly Masks come in a recyclable plastic tub (you may even be able to use them as part of Lush’s program where you can turn in 5 empty tubs for a fresh face mask).
–Ease of Use: The great thing about sheet masks is that usually when you’re done, you just rub the leftover serum into your skin. There’s no rinsing involved. The thick cream of the Jelly Face Mask is a bit of work to rinse off.
–Annoyances: Sheet masks are fun, but sometimes they don’t want to stay in place if you move your face at all, or they have too much serum and they drip all over, even in your eyes and mouth. Yuck! With the Jelly Face Mask, you might get your hair caught in it and you might get it under your nails.
–The Selfie Factor: Let’s face it, we all love to take the “serial killer mummy” selfie when we do a sheet mask. The Jelly Face Mask selfie just doesn’t have the same impact.
–Variety: Lush only has 4 kinds of Jelly Face Mask, whereas you can find a dizzying array of sheet masks with all sorts of scents and ingredients.
–Conclusion: Based on the scents and how good they make our skin feel, Chris and I have both decided we want to make the Lush Jelly Face Masks part of our regular skin care routine — but that doesn’t mean we won’t occasionally indulge in a weird sheet mask.
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