There's not a soul alive that can walk into Lush Cosmetics and not be delightfully overwhelmed by the Charlie and the Chocolate Factory-esque display of skin care products. Between their brightly colored bath bombs, their fresh face masks and their abundantly cheery staff, the store can prove to be quite the sensory overload. So how do you know which products are right for you and your skin type? The secret is in their ingredient lists. Here's a quick and easy guide to finding out which lush products are right for you! In this edition we'll focus on their fresh face masks:  

  • Dry/Dehydrated Skin - Look for any mask that contains a high level of humectants (a substance that attracts water) such as glycerin or hyaluronic acid. Go to masks with these products are "Don't Look at Me" and " The Sacred Truth"
  • Combination Skin: Strike a balance with "Love Lettuce" or try "Mask of Magnanimity," a perfect combination of kaolin and bentonite to cleanse and glycerine and honey to hydrate. 
  • Oily Skin: OIly Skin requires a deep cleanse without overly aggravating your skin. Try out "Cosmetic Warrior" with cleansing kaolin and green grapes. Green grapes are the source of malic acid, an AHA that helps to exfoliate the skin and contributes to cell turnover
  • Sensitive Skin: Sensitive skin needs calming products. Look for masks such as  "Rosy Cheeks" which contain calamine powder to relieve redness or "Oatfix" with hydrating glycerin and calming oats. 

The great thing about Lush is all their products are well balanced to don't be afraid to experiment a little and find what works for your skin.