A Chocolate Mask for Tired, Oily Skin

Lush Cupcake Face Mask

This past weekend, one of my friends decided to throw a 2-day fiesta at her house in the countryside. A few games of tennis, a delicious meaty BBQ, and one too many jugs of pimms later, I arrived home on Sunday feeling more than a little under the weather.

As much fun as these sorts of occasions are, late nights and parties can really take their toll on your skin. And if you’re on the oily side of the spectrum, this can be even more evident. I woke up on Sunday, looked in the mirror, and everything just looked very bleugh. My complexion had that really dull, greyish tinge to it that comes from a lack of sleep and slight dehydration, and everything just looked a bit shiny (and not in that healthy, dewy glow kind of way). This is when I whip out a face mask to help get everything back under control and give my skin some much needed TLC. My favourite right now? It’s got to be the Lush Cupcake Fresh Face Mask.

To be honest, I was pretty much sold as soon as I got a whiff of that delicious chocolate scent. I’m a bit of a chocolate addict, so anything which resembles the stuff will always get my attention. What I didn’t know though, is that cocoa powder and butter are both great ingredients when applied on to skin (rather than in your mouth). They soften and soothe, leaving everything feeling deliciously smooth and silky. Plus, when combined with this mask’s other main ingredient of Rhassoul Mud (which is highly absorbent) they help to draw out excess dirt and impurities, making it perfect for blemish-prone or oily/combination skin.

After cleansing and exfoliating, I apply this mask for approximately 7-10 minutes, then wash it off with warm water before toning and moisturising. Afterwards, my skin feels so incredibly soft I have to stop myself from constantly stroking it. Everything also looks a bit brighter and I start to get back more of that pre-party glow.

I think this mask will work best for girls with blemish-prone or combination/oily skin (it may be a little too harsh for the more dry complexions). Use it once a week and I definitely think you will start to see a difference! Also, the fact that Lush only ever use natural ingredients and mix their products in-store, means you can be certain you won’t find any rogue chemicals which might irritate sensitive skin. So go and indulge yourself in a chocolate mask!! Then you won’t feel so bad for scoffing that whole bar of Dairy Milk afterwards…

Have you guys ever tried any of the Lush Face Masks? Which one is your favourite? Let me know in the comments! Or if you want to see some tips for making your own face masks at home, check out my “How to…” post here

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Thanks for reading! Joanna xxxxx


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Hi, I'm Jo. A marketing girl with a love of bold lips, luxury skincare, delicious food, and travelling to new places. Continuing to blog all my adventures...

49 thoughts on “A Chocolate Mask for Tired, Oily Skin

    1. No problem! Yes I think they are, I’ve never had any problems with the products. I think the fact it’s all made with natural ingredients instead of harsh chemicals makes it pretty safe to try 🙂 Of course, I’ll check out your blog now. Thanks for reading lovely! xxx


  1. Oh dear gosh this looks beyond amazing – it would be trying to stop myself from consuming the damn thing!!!! lol Gotta give this a go, haven’t tried any of the lush masks before so this is a must 🙂 Karen xo

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    1. I agree! I’ve tried a few of their products before but mostly their bath bombs and soaps. This has definitely made me want to try more of their skin care collection. Thank you! I use the Sony Cybershot DSC-H7. I got it for my 21st and it’s amazing! Expensive but definitely worth the money xxx

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