LUSH Cup O' Coffee Face and Body Mask Review

A Cup O’ Coffee for Your Skin from LUSH Cosmetics

Although caffeine is a proven stimulant, I think that part of the invigorating effects coffee has on me are merely psychological. Drinking a cup of coffee in the morning is almost like a ritual, something I do every day before anything else, so that my body and brain just know that when I’m done with it, it’s really time to get in motion and face the day ahead.

I find LUSH Cup O’ Coffee Face and Body Mask to have similar effects: besides the tangible softer skin it gives me, I think that its pleasant scent of freshly brewed coffee, mixed with the sweetness of vanilla and roasted cocoa extract, acts as some sort of aromatherapy pick-me-up.

This mask, which has a 4-month shelf life from date of manufacturing, contains a nice blend of ingredients that are supposed to have the following beneficial effects:

  • Agave syrup: anti-microbial
  • Kaolin: deep-cleansing
  • Glycerin: humectant
  • Coffee: caffeine constricts blood vessels, thus giving you naturally firmer skin and helping reduce redness
  • Vetiver Oil: anti-inflammatory and cicatrisant
  • Vanilla: antioxidant
  • Cocoa: antioxidant

I’ve got the smaller of two sizes (150 g/5.2 oz vs. 325 g/11.4 oz), which I have only been using on my face. I usually apply an even layer and wait 5-10 minutes before rinsing off, as directed. When I have the time, I let it sit on my skin even longer, because it doesn’t really get tight or uncomfortable since it never dries down. Then I rinse it off easily with water and while I do so using circular motions, the ground coffee gently exfoliates my skin, leaving it thoroughly cleansed, soft and radiant.

I’ve been using acid-based exfoliants instead of scrubs for the last few years, but I recently finished my Collistar Glycolic Acid Serum and am currently waiting for my first bottle of Alpha-H Liquid Gold to land on my doorstep. LUSH Cup O’ Coffee, with its invigorating scent and gentle scrubbing beads, is really making me enjoy this little break from chemical exfoliators.

What’s your favorite LUSH mask? Are you tempted to try this one? Do you believe that the invigorating effects of coffee aren’t solely based on its caffeine content?

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  • Reply
    December 8, 2015 at 10:19 am

    Personally, I find that a lot of LUSH masks cause my skin to break out! My skin is super oily and sensitive at the same time so I have to be quite careful with the products I use. Having said that, I adore LUSH bath products like soaps etc. 🙂 Great review!


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      Carol in a
      December 13, 2015 at 4:59 pm

      Sorry to hear they break you out!

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    December 8, 2015 at 11:39 am

    I believe the invigorating effects are due to several things, caffeine being one of them, but the ritual definitely helps.
    While I don’t drink coffee at all, I believe in green or black tea for a pick me up, both the caffeine and the ritual 😉 The smell of coffee is something I love though, so I might give this mask a try soon.

    Linda, Libra, Loca: Beauty, Baby and Backpacking

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    December 8, 2015 at 11:49 am

    This really does sound amazing and I would love to try it. Gemma xx

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    December 8, 2015 at 6:59 pm

    This is such a cool idea, I love Lush! I have so many of their products on my wishlist for Christmas!

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    December 8, 2015 at 7:07 pm

    Face mask is one of the thing I haven’t tried from Lush, however I used to make my own coffee mask which does almost the same thing for me. I will ask for a sample of this mask, since I love coffee masks I’ll probably love it too.

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      Carol in a
      December 13, 2015 at 5:00 pm

      It’s so cool you made your own!

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    December 8, 2015 at 8:22 pm

    I love the sound of this mask, I feel like the caffeine will wake your skin up. 🙂

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    December 8, 2015 at 9:37 pm

    Thanks for such a nice review! I am a big fan of coffee scrubs, so I am definitely going to try this. They all have such an amazing cleansing and toning effect on my skin.
    I tried quite a few face fresh masks by Lush, and my favourite were BB Seaweed and Oatifix. Can’t wait to try the coffee one:)


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    Shireen L. Platt
    December 8, 2015 at 9:49 pm

    I’ve only tried The Sacred Truth and it’s brilliant! I have never been a fan of Lush bath bombs because I think they are just okay and freaking overpriced but wow, the face mask is brilliant!

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      Carol in a
      December 13, 2015 at 5:01 pm

      I’d love to try that one!

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    December 8, 2015 at 10:03 pm

    It’s so funny, I was debating about getting this the other day but decided not to since I was supposed to be shopping for my mom, haha. I’ve never tried Lush cosmetics for my skin but this one sounds great, and I love how it’s exfoliating too! I’ll have to check it out again, great review!

    Sam |

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      Carol in a
      December 13, 2015 at 5:02 pm

      You really should, it’s great! 😉

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    December 8, 2015 at 11:52 pm

    I haven’t tried any LUSH products yet, but this sounds quite nice! I love the smell of coffee 🙂

    Thirteen Thoughts

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    kelsey bang
    December 9, 2015 at 12:28 am

    I have only tried lush bath bombs! this looks fun!

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    December 9, 2015 at 3:14 am

    I love love the scent of freshly ground coffee so I’m very tempted to try this! I could use something to soothe redness too…

    I’m personally quite sensitive to caffeine, a cup of strong coffee and I’m stressed out of my mind, I can even have palpitations and get shaky! What’s funny is that an Italian espresso doesn’t affect me as badly as a milder American-style coffee. I guess the quantity counts more.


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      Carol in a
      December 13, 2015 at 5:05 pm

      Yeah, I’m pretty sure that the caffeine content of a big cup of American-style coffee is higher than that of an espresso.

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    December 9, 2015 at 8:28 am

    this product sounds great !! Got to love Lush !! 🙂

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    December 9, 2015 at 9:42 am

    Lush has amazing products! Wake up for skin sounds great!

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    Trishna Patel
    December 9, 2015 at 11:21 am

    I saw that you wrote this post on your instagram and immediately popped over. I think I need this in my life now haha ♥

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    December 9, 2015 at 1:09 pm

    I don’t drink coffee but my husband does and I love the smell of his morning coffee. I have never tried any products that have caffeine as an ingredient but have heard great things about some products. I would like to try this mask.

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    December 9, 2015 at 5:26 pm

    This sounds amazing. Believe it or no I have never tried any products from Lush.

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    December 9, 2015 at 5:41 pm

    This sounds amazing. LUSH needs to be in my country soon! 🙂


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    December 9, 2015 at 7:36 pm

    I adore coffee so I’d imagine this would be right up my street. Thanks for sharing x
    Becca | theBeautyInbox

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    H A Parker
    December 9, 2015 at 9:09 pm

    I have never tried a LUSH face mask! This sounds so nice though and coffee, vanilla and cocoa are some of my favourite scents. – FASHION HAUL

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      Carol in a
      December 13, 2015 at 5:07 pm

      I think you’d really like it then!

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    December 9, 2015 at 10:42 pm

    I have the Mask of Magnaminty but I haven’t used it in a while, I would love to try this…especially for my body! I can imagine how amazing it smells, I’d be tempted to eat it, haha


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    sonia // daring coco
    December 10, 2015 at 3:47 am

    I definitely wouldn’t mind trying this out. I don’t drink coffee. When I do I have to be craving it. That said I LOVE the smell of coffee (weird) and anything that smells of it. This would be be bliss.


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    December 10, 2015 at 2:04 pm

    Since I am a coffee addict, I think I’d really like this mask. I like their Oatfix and Blueberry Masks a lot! I haven’t been to a Lush store in a while though.

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      Carol in a
      December 13, 2015 at 5:09 pm

      I’d love to try the blueberry one!

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    Tiffany May
    December 10, 2015 at 7:06 pm

    I still need to get my hands on a LUSH product! This mask sounds amazing as I myself am a avid coffee drinker! Great review!

    xo Tiffany |

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    December 10, 2015 at 11:15 pm

    I have never tried Lush products..Thanks for sharing this one , will def. try it out 🙂

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    December 11, 2015 at 6:33 am

    This has been on my wishlist forever, but I need to carry an ice pack or something when I get this incase it melts! (This Is the one that has to be in the fridge, does it?!) I love the scent of coffee and will GLADLY scrub this on my face!

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      Carol in a
      December 13, 2015 at 5:11 pm

      This one doesn’t need to be kept in the fridge, no ice packs needed! 😉

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    December 11, 2015 at 8:13 am

    This seems like a great treat for the face! I really need to get into lush 😛 -Maireem

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    December 11, 2015 at 10:27 pm

    I haven’t tried any LUSH mask, but this one sounds amazing! I’ve heard lots of people rave about it and I love a good coffee smell, so maybe I’ll try it! Thanks for the amazing review, Carol ^^
    I hope you have a great day xx


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    December 12, 2015 at 8:02 am

    Wow. I think I would really love this product. Coffee is one of my favorite things in the world and I think caffeine really does help perk up the skin…sound really great!

    Mallory // Perhaps Bananas

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    December 12, 2015 at 1:06 pm

    Interesting!Will buy the same and try it definitely 😉

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    December 12, 2015 at 4:11 pm

    I love coffeee sooo much so I need to buy this ASAP!!! It looks (and sounds) like such a fabulous product! Amazing review as always chicka! Xx

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    Adaleta Avdic
    December 12, 2015 at 11:11 pm

    This looks and sounds amazing!

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    Wildfire Charm
    December 13, 2015 at 7:26 pm

    That looks like a coffee lover’s dream! xx


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    Shannon Sage
    December 16, 2015 at 9:11 pm

    Last time I was in Lush they were telling me about this! I wanted to try but decided to wait and then I forgot about it until I saw this! The woman at the shop told me how wonderful it is and it’s nice to hear someone else say it!! I’m definitely going to give it a go!!

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    December 18, 2015 at 11:14 am

    I’ve never tried a Lush fresh mask before, might give it a try during Christmas break.

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