At the time of writing this review, the Watermelon Fresh Face Mask has only been available through Lush’s July 2021, Fresh and Flowers subscription box making it super exclusive!
As you can see in the above photo, the Watermelon fresh face masks label is decorated just like the Watermelon Sugar lip scrub label is, if you like the lip scrub you’re sure to like the Watermelon fresh face mask just as much.
Sadly I haven’t heard any rumours about the Watermelon fresh face mask ever becoming a mainline product BUT anything is possible with Lush… so far everyone I know who has had the pleasure of trying the Watermelon face mask has had nothing but positive things to say about it so I am sure it would sell well, should Lush decide to make it a permanent fixture.
The Watermelon face mask has a relatively small list of refreshing ingredients; it includes fresh aloe gel, davana oil, chia seeds, fresh mint and of course, plenty of fresh watermelon.
Its scent is just like a bowl of freshly sliced watermelon (the really mouthwatering-type that you simply just can’t stop eating!) It’s difficult for me to put into words but its scent smells just like a watermelon tastes when you first bite into an extra juicy slice. I’m aware that sounds a little crazy but it just really does!?!.
The Watermelon fresh face masks label says ‘USE IMMEDIATELY’ so I bumped it up the list of Lush face masks that I have waiting to try, using it the day I received it. A little of the Watermelon fresh face mask goes a really long way, the furthest I think any Lush face mask has gone for me before.
I used it on myself (see photo above – Eeek! me with no makeup, lucky you) as well as my husband and it didn’t even make a dent in the pot, it doesn’t even look like it’s actually been used yet. I’m not sure how long it will last due to its ‘USE IMMEDIATELY’ instruction but I plan on using it all up over the next week or so.
I find if you apply Lush’s face masks with a face-mask-brush or metal spoon (basically anything sterile that isn’t your fingers please), it cuts down on any cross contamination – the product lasts longer as no bacteria from your hands get into it leaving it open to mould.
I will update this review if (before I can use it all up over the next week) it does go off but from previous Lush fresh-face-mask experiences I find that the masks do last after their use-by-date if you’re careful (application wise) as well as keeping it in the fridge.
The Watermelon face mask goes on easily and isn’t at all thick or gloopy. Apart from the chia seeds it’s almost invisible to see once it has been evenly spread on to your skin. When you first start applying it though, it really does look just like strawberry jam…
As I said earlier a little goes a very long way and using it fresh-out-of-the-fridge during this current heatwave was a real treat for me as it’s such a cooling mask; With a little going such a long way I was tempted to try it like a body mask too but decided against it at the very last minute because I wanted to use it on my face a few more times instead.
After wearing it for 10 minutes I took it off with a hot, wet flannel. It really helped soothe my skin and left my face appearing brighter and less red. I’d love to see the Watermelon fresh face mask become a main line product but I’m not sure how it would work freshness-wise, especially if Lush really do insist on you using it immediately.