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LUSH Oatifix: The Acne Fighting Face Mask

April 14, 2017

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LUSH Oatifix – £7.25 (V)

Recently my face has been awful; it decided to come up in spots out of nowhere, and has been dry for a couple months now and just getting worse. Whilst my Lush Skin Drink moisturiser has helped, I decided it was time to try out yet another one of Lush’s face masks. I usually test out a different one every time I go and this time, Oatifix sounded the best for what I need. The packaging says “cleanse, soften and moisturise dry, sensitive skin” which is exactly what I’m looking for. My skin needs a cleanse for the spots, and needs softening and moisturising due to my skin texture and the dryness of it! So what are my thoughts on it? Keep on reading!

The first day I used this was before going to bed. I left it on my skin for 10 minutes then wiped it away with a warm muslin cloth. I then moisturised and applied sudocrem which is part of my usual skincare routine. I woke up the next day and suddenly most of my spots had gone or died down dramatically, I was so shocked! After one use, it lived up to it’s claims of helping to moisturise and cleanse the skin!

So on that note, let’s look into the ingredients to find out what it is that saved my skin so quickly! This face mask is primarily made up of oats (duh), as well as bananas. It also has added vanilla which gives it a dreamy scent that just reminds me of the typical scent of Lush when you walk in. Let’s go into further detail:

Banana’s

Banana’s are commonly known to be great for the skin, I remember even at the age of 13 my young teen magazines would tell me to mush up a banana and apply it as a face mask at a sleepover with my gal pals, before Lush face masks where really a thing. The reason it’s so highly reccommended for the skin is the nutrients within it. It contains potassium which hydrates and moisturises skin, vitamin A which helps to fade acne and dark spots, and zinc and lectin which fight acne causing germs.

Banana’s are also known to help reduce signs of ageing due to the B-Vitamins and vitamin E that naturally occurs in them. Vitamin C also helps to produce collagen.*

*Info from https://bellatory.com/skin/Benefits-of-Banana-for-Skin

Oat’s

Oat’s are of course the key ingredient to this face mask which is made apparent with the name of the face mask. The protein’s in oats are said to help the skin maintain its natural barrier against the elements, making sure your skin stays balanced. They are also filled with natural cleansers that help to unclog pores and keep your skin nice and clean.* Just like banana’s, they’re also known to fight of acne which may be why my skin looked so god damn good after one use! What I love about the oats is that when I wash them off my skin, I can rub them into my skin as a soft exfoliant too that won’t irritate my skin!

*info from https://www.sharecare.com/health/skin-hair-nail-beauty/article/why-your-skin-craves-oatmeal

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Vanilla

Vanilla is included which as mentioned, carries a lovely scent, but it’s also known for it’s anti inflammatory properties which can soothe and calm the skin; amazing for sensitive skin! Just like the aforementioned ingredients, it’s also said to help get rid of acne due to it’s antibacterial properties, amazing!

http://www.stylecraze.com/articles/benefits-of-vanilla-for-skin-hair-and-health/#gref

Ground Almonds

Just like the oats, when rubbed into the skin this works as a great exfoliant that isn’t too harsh on the skin. Almonds are also a great source of vitamin E which is found everywhere in skincare these days as it helps maintain collagen in the skin and acts as an antioxidant, keeping all the bad stuff away from your skin!

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Have you tried oatifix or any other lush face masks before? I’d love to know your thoughts and which is your favourite! Also, did you know that if you save up 5 of these pots, you can return them to store for a free face mask!

Thanks for reading, Hayley x

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