Soft cuticles, rejuvenated skin and a minty fresh facial? Get these three top products from Lush and treat your body to some TLC.
Mask of Magnaminty - £9.75/315g
This green, clay-like face mask contains bentonite gel for soothing and cleansing the skin, peppermint oil to stimulate skin cells and reduce spots and inflammations, and marigold oil and chlorophyllin to treat the skin. It is a mint green deep cleansing mud that smells delightful and is soothing just to plaster it onto your face. Prior to tweaking their ingredients, this clay mask used to dry up and crack once applied - leaving your face stuck firm until you scrubbed it off. Now their new mask stays fresh and moist on your face until it's time to rinse the rough textured clay off. It's supposed to yank out debris from pores while exfoliating dry skin and calming redness - it's a one hit wonder to address many needs.
With evening primrose seeds and aduki beans inside to exfoliate the skin as you wash it off, this is an added bonus for me - I love to scrub my face raw to remove oil and blocked pores. It leaves my skin fresh and smooth, without the price tag of a professional spa facial. This one's a winner! It's also Lush's only fresh mask that doesn't have to be kept in the fridge or used in a set amount of days.
Ocean Salt (Self-Preserving) Facial Scrub - £13.25/250g
Ocean Salt is like a martini cocktail for your face. It contains vodka, grapefruit, lime, and salt and the odd times a bit has gone into my mouth it's like drinking a tequila cocktail with salt rim! The giant chunks of sea salt are rich in minerals and excellent for scrubbing away dead skin, whilst the avocado butter, coconut oil and seaweed leave skin soft, smooth and conditioned.
I usually emerge from the shower with a bright red face after using this - only because it's so exfoliating and I do like to attack my face with a flannel covered in rock salt scrub. It is so refreshing, and will get rid of any stubborn spots or blemishes you may have lurking on your face.
Lemony Flutter Cuticle Butter - £6.75/50g
This indulgent cuticle butter contains shea butter, mango butter, beeswax and cold-pressed avocado oil which are extremely beneficial for the skin: especially the cuticles which are prone to dryness. I love the scent - it smells like lemon sherbet and will brighten up any day. Another great thing about this product is that a little goes a long way - just the smallest amount spreads all over.
This intense conditioning butter leaves skin soft and hydrated thanks to all the oils and specially selected ingredients, and can be applied to any dry areas including knees, elbows, heels, brittle nails and cuticles. It spreads like butter, and soaks into the skin pretty quickly. My own qualm with this luscious pot of lemon cream is that it's quite greasy (when applied liberally) - my colleague brought a pot of it into work and left oil all over the phone handset!
I don't have dry cuticles, but this is also a great nourishing butter to combat any damage from nail polish over-use, or for an evening pamper.