Lush ‘Cup O’ Coffee’ Face Mask

Lush is one of my all-time favourite brands; incredible ethics and incredible products, what more can you ask for?  I’m a huge fan of their skincare,  so when I noticed the Cup O’ Coffee face mask in store I was rather intrigued.  That’s going straight in my basket.

The Claim:

The purpose of this mask is to awaken and cleanse the skin.  So, pretty much what a cup of coffee does for the soul.  

The Product:

The texture of this mask is unlike any other I have tried before.  As you can see from the picture below, it is a gloopy, sticky consistency.  As odd as it may feel plunging your finger into this pot of goo, I actually really love the texture.  Due to its tackiness, it binds all the ground coffee pieces together making it easily spreadable.

The Instructions:

Smooth over face and body, leave for 10-15 minutes and rinse with warm water.

The Process:

Smoothing on the mask is super simple – just make sure not to get it near the eyes!  I’d also avoid the hairline as it’s a pain to try to remove.  As you can see from the picture, I have given these areas a wide berth.  Past Steph was not so wise.  Learn from my mistakes people.

One of my favourite things bout this mask is that when it sets, it doesn’t actually dry down completely.  I’m not a fan of that tight, frozen-face feeling that comes with other purifying masks so this one is a winner!  When washing this off, make sure to soften the mask with warm water first.  Then gently scrub off in circular motions til it’s all gone!

The Results: 

Honestly, I’m pretty damn impressed.  So impressed actually, that this is my third tub!  It’s one of the very few masks that I notice instant results from.    The coffee grounds are perfectly scrubby, the kaolin removes any excess oil and the agave feels nicely moisturising.  My skin is left smooth, cleansed and moisturised.  It’s true: this genuinely is like a shot of coffee for the face!

The Recommendation:

  • For you if: 
    • You want your skin to look instantly brighter
    • You want a reaaaaal good exfoliator  
    • You have normal to oily skin 
      • I’ve read a few reviews from people with dry skin that felt this was a little drying (for reference, I have oily, acne-prone skin)   
    • You like the smell of coffee (the scent is rather intense)
    • You don’t mind a lil’ bit of mess when washing off      
    • You don’t have sensitive skin
    • You’re vegan, yay! (hi5 for being a top human)

Have you tried this Cup O’ Coffee face mask?  What’s your favourite mask?  

Steph, xo 



    • StephieBeau
      August 29, 2016 / 5:37 pm

      It's so good, definitely deserves to be on your list! x

  1. Róisín
    August 29, 2016 / 4:12 pm

    Nice post! I love Lush face masks but I wasn't too sure about this one as I don't like the smell of coffee that much but it sounds amazing and I am going to get it the next time I'm in Lush.Róisí

    • StephieBeau
      August 29, 2016 / 5:40 pm

      You can actually get a smaller tub than the one I've shown here, so you could maybe try that first! Or even just try a bit of the sample one in store on the back of your hand! x

  2. Food & Baker
    August 29, 2016 / 4:15 pm

    I've only ever used one Lush product before and I love it, I haven a nice wish list of things but I think this one would be at the topOf the list! This sounds like something I NEED in my life! Thanks for sharing!

    • StephieBeau
      August 29, 2016 / 5:41 pm

      You absolutely do need this in your life! It's so good! Go get yourself to Lush ASAP! x

  3. kayleigh Zara
    August 29, 2016 / 4:17 pm

    I absolutely love this mask, especially the smell! The only issue I found with it is that it doesn't last any where near as long as the other masks because it goes off quicker X

    • StephieBeau
      August 29, 2016 / 5:42 pm

      It's sooo good, eh?! I actually manage to get through this big tub within the 4 month shelf-life! I do actually use it on my body sometimes too, so that's probably why! There's a smaller tub that's probably a better size if you only use it on your face! x

  4. Hannah Louisa Nicklin
    August 29, 2016 / 4:17 pm

    I'm a huge fan of Lush products and so it doesn't surprise me that this mask looks amazing! Will have to pick up some when I'm next in the store!Hannah x

    • StephieBeau
      August 29, 2016 / 5:43 pm

      It's amazing, I promise! If you do, let me know what you think! I'd love to hear! x

  5. smalbrownandstylish
    August 29, 2016 / 5:16 pm

    I've not tried many Lush products before because I never know where to start but after reading your post, I'll definitely give this a go! Love the photos too, the texture looks so interesting! X

    • StephieBeau
      August 29, 2016 / 5:45 pm

      It can be pretty overwhelming at first! The staff are usually super helpful, so even though I pretty much know their products inside-out, I love chatting to the staff every time I'm in! It's definitely an interesting texture, haha! x

  6. ohfab
    August 29, 2016 / 6:44 pm

    Definitely one of my favourites, I want to try them all though!!! I have pretty odd skin, oily and spot-prone but also dry and sensitive and it's caused me no problems so far. I love the smell too 🙂 Totally agree on the hairline statement, I've made this mistake more than once and I end up finding it in my hair the next day hahaEm •

    • StephieBeau
      September 6, 2016 / 4:10 pm

      I want to try them all too! When I was trying to get it out my hairline I was like, "I have made a terrible mistake" haha!x

  7. Emma Langlands
    August 29, 2016 / 7:02 pm

    oh i need to try this!! I don't really buy anything from Lush other than there bath products!!

    • StephieBeau
      September 6, 2016 / 4:11 pm

      I used to only buy their bath products too at first, but their skincare is amazing! x

  8. Phillippa Harvey
    August 30, 2016 / 6:14 pm

    Wow this sounds perfect for my skin! It's shot to the top of my must try list!

    • StephieBeau
      September 6, 2016 / 4:12 pm

      Definitely give it a try, I love it! Let me know how you get on if you pick it up, I'd love to know! x

  9. Marette Flora
    August 30, 2016 / 10:33 pm

    I'm going to need to try this one! I use Mask of Magnaminty but it dries completely and starts to feel weird on the skin. Floradise

    • StephieBeau
      September 6, 2016 / 4:13 pm

      I buy this instead of the Mask of Magnaminty now! Has a pretty similar effect and doesn't leave you with that weird feeling when it's drying! x

  10. Hale Saaw
    September 1, 2016 / 10:13 am

    I do have quite sensitive skin so I probably won't be using this, but it sounds great for other skin types!Aleeha xXx

    • StephieBeau
      September 6, 2016 / 4:15 pm

      Yeah, I'm not too sure how people with sensitive skin would get on with it. It would maybe be totally fine, but thought it was worth mentioning just in case! Lush have so many face masks that there's probably another 20 that would be good for you, haha! x

  11. Alice Young
    September 1, 2016 / 4:04 pm

    I love Lush but I've never actually been very impressed with any of the face masks that I've tried. This one sounds pretty good though, I like that it must exfoliate when you take it off.The Velvet Black | UK Style & Beauty Blog

    • StephieBeau
      September 6, 2016 / 4:18 pm

      Oh really?! I've loved everything from them, but this is by far my favourite! x

    • StephieBeau
      September 6, 2016 / 4:27 pm

      So gooooooood eh?! I actually get so excited about using it! x

    September 5, 2016 / 1:10 pm

    Looks LUSH indeed! Must try!Tatyana

    • StephieBeau
      September 6, 2016 / 4:28 pm

      You definitely should, Tatyana! It's so good! x

  13. Adele Miner
    September 5, 2016 / 9:49 pm

    I love lush products but I have never tried this before, I will have to give it a whirl! You have such a lovely and inspiring blog here, keep up your amazing work it is paying off!

    • StephieBeau
      September 6, 2016 / 4:29 pm

      Definitely give it a go, it's my absolute favourite! Oh thank you so much, honestly so kind of you! x

  14. Annabelle
    September 11, 2016 / 2:10 pm

    Love your blog! Lush is amazing, but I've never tried their facemasks before, will definitely give it a try!x

    • StephieBeau
      September 12, 2016 / 11:59 am

      Oh thank you Annabelle! You really should, all of their skincare is lovely! x

    • StephieBeau
      September 12, 2016 / 5:06 pm

      It's so good, Robyn! Let me know if you do try it, I'd love to know what you think! x

  15. Jade Bowers
    September 14, 2016 / 7:30 pm

    I love this! Definitely going to have to try it – I don't use lush products enough! Great review – Jade x

    • StephieBeau
      September 15, 2016 / 12:41 pm

      They're most well-known for their bath products, but their skincare is amazing! x

  16. Pandora Pip
    September 21, 2016 / 9:35 pm

    I used to use this mask a lot, always used to use it before a shower and wash it off in the shower because it's so messy! As much as I like coffee I didn't really like the smell of this mask and I did find it could be quite drying (dry skin here) albeit it would leave my skin nice and bright. If I bought it again I may just use it on my body but I kept finding that my pot would leak for some reason despite always being upright so that put me off, maybe I got an oozy dud?! Pandora xo

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