How to make Lush Crash Course in Skin Care at home

Lush crash courseWhile roaming around in Select City Walk, New Delhi  yesterday I went to the Lush store to check out if they have come up with anything new.

The attendant showed me two masks Lush Crash Course in Skin Care and Lush Cosmetic Warrior (to soothe & heal oily, sensitive & problem skin). A quick look at the ingredients and I knew these are two masks I am going to make for my friend gang when we reach home. Following is the description and the list of ingredients in the real mask.

Crash Course in Skin Care
Cooling, soothing mask for facial emergencies Soothing, refreshing and absolutely delightful to use, A Crash Course in Skincare will bring a feeling of relief to your face the minute you plaster it on. The smooth, rich, pale green avocado and yoghurt mask feels like your fairy godmother has arrived to take care of everything. Fresh from the fridge, it’s simply the most beautifully comforting, cooling sensation on your face you could ever wish for
Crash Course in Skin Care

Fresh Avocado, Kaolin, Natural Yoghurt, Glycerine, Talc, Fresh Lemon Juice, Sandalwood Oil, Lavender Oil, Lemongrass Oil, Chamomile Oil, *Citral, *Geraniol, *Limonene, *Linalool, Perfume.

Price Rs 710 (indian Rupees) for 100 gm

Here is my version of Lush Crash Course in Skin Care:

  • 3-4 cubes of papaya (mashed)
  • 1/2 tsp Lacto calamine for normal to dry skin
  • 1/2 tsp yogurt (cold and fresh)
  • 1-2 drops of glycerine
  • a little dust from my MAC mineralize skin finish powder (you may skip this or add a little dust from your compact powder)
  • 1-2 drops of fresh lemon juice
  • 1-2 drops of cucumber juice
  • 1-2 drops pf Blossom Kochhar’s peace calming oil ( it has jasmine, sandalwood, chamomile,  and lavander)

Mix all the ingredients in a bowl and apply the paste on your face and neck with your fingers. Rinse your face with cold/w arm water after applying the mask  for 15-20 minutes.

The pack turned out to be light whitish -peachy colored thick paste. We applied it for 15-20 minutes and I can’t explain how fresh and glowy our skin looked after we washed our face. I didn’t want to apply a moisturizer because I was feeling so fresh and all so I followed up with a little rose water on my face. Didn’t feel any dryness on my face. Loved it. Do try it out, it was awesome. 🙂

PS: Some people are allergic to lemon so you may skip that. You may use avacado instead of papaya but I just had papaya avaialble with me so I used that.  You may make this mask in larger quantity and store it in fridge. This should last well for atleast a week. 🙂


10 thoughts on “How to make Lush Crash Course in Skin Care at home

  1. Rati, you hit the target bang on!
    I have a love hate relationship with Lush as the products are based on what women in India have been using since ages……….using natural products for making your skin look better and healthy but it has a flipside they are too expensive.
    After trying several Lush products I’ve come to a consclusion : Formulating your own products at home is easy on your wallet and one can customize them according to one’s skin type and what works for you and what doesn’t.
    What say you?

    1. Agree. I love them for how natural they are and hate them for their exorbitant prices. This particualr pack would be my regular thing atleast for summers. loved it so much. 🙂

  2. Hi Rati,

    I just washed up this mask ( without oil..forgot applying it :-))…and I can’t thank you enuf for
    this….the feeling is just awesome…


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    1. Maddy, you made my day today. And that’s a huge compliment for me. 🙂

      Thanks you so much and I hope to do even better work in coming days. 🙂

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