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The Sacred Truth fresh face mask

Did you know that if you take in 5 empty (and clean!) full-size black Lush pots into a Lush store, you can exchange them for a free fresh face mask? Yes, you read that right – free! Considering that the fresh face masks usually cost £6.75, that’s a very generous gift just for taking back the black pots so Lush can reuse them.

I didn’t know which one to pick, so I searched through the website and stumbled upon The Sacred Truth (currently unavailable). Containing a selection of ingredients that sound like they shouldn’t really work together, such as Soya Yoghurt,  Organic Ginseng Root Powder, Fresh Papaya and Organic Evening Primrose Oil, it does have a peculiar scent which I found hard to identify. All I can say it is smells nothing like papaya, and I couldn’t smell any honey in there either. 

Needing to be kept in the fridge, this fresh face mask is nicely soothing when smoothed over the skin. It didn’t dry on my skin like Mask of Magnaminty, which meant it was a lot easier to rinse off. Despite the scent being rather strong in the pot, my skin didn’t retain the smell of the mask after I’d rinsed it off.

Rather than subjecting my eczema-prone hands to this particular mask, I used it on my face to try and sooth my skin. I don’t normally use face masks, but this one worked surprisingly well – my skin approved of the mask, and looked a lot nicer afterwards.

Personally I wouldn’t choose to spend out £6.75 on a face mask, but if only this mask was still currently available, I would definitely be getting another once I have 5 more empty containers!

Lush Review - the Sacred Truth

Lush Charity Pot

My skin can be terrible at times, the backs of my hands all red raw, then cracked split and bleeding. After an unfortunate experience with a recommended over-the-counter cream which made my skin feel like it was burning, I’ve been understandably wary of trying a new hand cream.

I spotted the Charity Pot on the counter in my local Lush store, and decided that I’d give it a try. If I didn’t get on with it, it’s only a 10g pot so it wouldn’t be a waste if I had to scrap it, and with the proceeds from the sale of the cream going to “good causes” I felt it was worth a try.


The cream is surprisingly thick so the tiny pot lasts ages, although trying to screw the lid back on with creamy hands is a little challenging! Lush products tend to make me think of overpowering scents, but the cream doesn’t seem overpowering at all. It’s certainly nicer than the chemically scents of some creams I’ve tried before!

Although it’s not currently my go-to cream for every day use (a review for that one will come later in the month), I would definitely recommend it. Even if you just were to get the small pot and put it in your bag for those days when your skin needs a little something while you’re out and about.

Update March 2016  – it looks like the £1 small tins are no longer available, and have been replaced with a £3.50 45g pot instead.