Tuesday, 24 July 2012

Lush - Mask of Magnaminty Face Mask

£4.75 for 125g

After trying the blueberry Catastrophe Cosmetic mask (review) I thought I would give this a go.
The Mask of Magnaminty costs £4.75 for a 125g pot, this is what I have as  I thought it'd be best to try it with a small pot first. I have used this twice so far and I've still got a lot of left so I can see it lasting for over 10 uses. Which is pretty good value - especially in comparison to the fresh face masks.

Describes itself as a 'Face and Back Pack' -
"Deeply cleansing, toning and exfoliating, pepperminty masks. Refreshes and brightens all it touches"

Bentonite Gel, Kaolin
Honey - to moisturise and an antiseptic
Peppermint oil -stimulates blood and gives cooling feeling.
Ground aduki beans and evening primrose seeds- exfoliate face when removing the mask without being too harsh on sensitive skin
Marigold oil and chlorophyllin treat the skin

First thing I noticed as I put it onto my skin was the smell - pepperminty which made it very cooling on the face and it stays like that, a bit tingly, until the mask dries. It applies very easily, much better than the catastrophe cosmetic (review), and is easy to spread evenly onto the face (or just trouble areas)-  I used my fingers for this. Its a strong green colour so does look a bit scary when applied but it dries nicely without flaking and it turns more of a grey-green.
When dried (about 15mins) it does feel a bit tight on your face but I quite like that feeling and if you didn't I think a drying mask isn't good for you. I washed it off with a flannel and warm water, (I wouldn't recommend a white flannel as it would get pretty grubby but it does wash out.)
It come off really nicely and just melts off the face

My skin was left smooth, soft and refreshed. The good thing about this mask is that despite being aimed at oily/blemished skin it doesn't dry out your skin but leaves it feeling really nice. As for reduction of spots, I think it takes time, its not instant and because it brings them to the surface after just one use your skin might actually be worse but I feel like with continued use it would benefit the skin.

1 comment:

  1. Oh sounds lovely!