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February 11, 2013

REVIEW: Lush Catastrophe Cosmetic Fresh Face Mask

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Last month I finished up Lush's Oatifix which gave my skin a welcome injection of moisture. However, over the last couple of weeks I've definitely been suffering from blocked pores, blackheads and (although not many) more spots than normal. So I decided to strike back against this episode of bad skin! The first part of my retaliation was going to pick up this Catastrophe Cosmetic face mask as I have heard such great things about it. I haven't been disappointed either!

This face mask aims to deep cleanse the skin but it does so in a way that feels incredibly gentle and did not aggravate my sensitive skin in any way. I actually have a patch of eczema on my face at the moment and I was reticent to get any of my cleansing products on this bit of skin but Catastrophe Cosmetic hasn't made it any worse at all which says a lot about the product to me! I've been applying this fairly regularly, every three days or so ever since I bought it. It's lasted incredibly well as I've found it is easier to apply thinly than other Lush face masks so I haven't had any wastage at all. Using it so regularly hasn't dried my skin out (although the majority of my face is oily not dry) and it has improved the appearance of my pores and helped get rid of spots, so it's definitely done the job that I wanted it to do!

My only complaint is that it doesn't reduce the redness in my cheeks at all, and after use although my skin doesn't feel dry/aggravated my cheeks are left their usual red self. This was a slight shame as both Oatifix and  BB Seaweed, the other Lush face masks that I've tried, have improved the appearance of my rosy cheeks. But I suppose one cannot have it all! I would still rate this highly as a great product for blemished skin and I would definitely repurchase it next time my skin misbehaves. 

Lush's Catastrophe Cosmetic costs £5.95 and is available in Lush stores and online.

Have you tried this face mask before? What's your favourite Lush face mask?



  1. i love this product. getting it out the fridge and applying it to skin is so refreshing. my only problem is that it only lasts three weeks. my little blog can be found at if you want to take a look.

  2. I need to try some of Lush's products.

  3. I was looking at this in the shop but didn't get it. I think I will! Sounds really lovely :)
    hareem x

  4. I liked this one but I didn't feel like it did much for my skin. My favourite Lush face masks are Cosmetic Warrior and Mask of Magnaminty, they're fab for spots :) x

  5. Hi Angelica, I have tried this mask and I do like it as well. I do find that it sometimes leaves a bit of residue but not too bothersome. My fav LUSH mask is love lettuce.

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