Beauty Review: Lush Cup O’ Coffee Face Mask

Processed with VSCOcam with m5 presetYesterday I took an impromptu trip to the mall with my friend Diana, simply because the Chipotle in the food court has carnitas and the one next to our school does not. After devouring our burrito bowls, we browsed through Forever 21, Sephora, Hot Topic, and even a puppy store (they were SO CUTE). Shockingly enough, we didn’t buy anything. The only products we walked out with were free samples of face masks from Lush.

This was actually my first time trying out a Lush product. I’ve been in the store before (my best friend is completely obsessed) and seen plenty of Snapchats and photos on Instagram of bath bombs, but never actually tried any of the products myself. I’m not one to take baths, but I’ve recently been interested in trying out some face masks for my fussy skin. Between this interest and my deep love for coffee, you can imagine my intrigue when I found Lush’s Cup O’ Coffee face mask.

Compared to some of their other face masks on display, I rather enjoyed this product’s smell. (I also just love coffee smell in general so that definitely helps.) I had also recently read somewhere that coffee grounds were great for your face, so I decided to give this product a try.


This morning as I was applying the mask to my face, I noticed the smell wasn’t as enjoyable as it was in the packaging. There was more to it than just coffee, which according to Lush’s website it also includes ingredients such as cocoa and vanilla extract. This sounds sweet, but it’s a rather bitter smell, especially after you wash it off.

I left the mask on for about seven minutes, and my face immediately felt fresh and rejuvenated after washing it off. I’ve been struggling with my skin these past couple of years, and the recent increase in candy consumption thanks to a few Mickey’s Halloween Party candy hauls definitely has not helped with my complexion. However, this mask made my skin feel incredibly soft, clean, and ready to take on the day.

The key ingredient is the coffee infusion, and the caffeine helps perk up skin to help look and feel fresh. Besides the bitter smell as I washed the mask off, I have no complaints about Cup O’ Coffee and definitely plan on using it more in the future.

Have you tried the Cup O’ Coffee face mask? Which Lush products do you swear by?

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