REVIEW: Lush Mask of Magnaminty

December 18, 2014


Hello friends!
Today I'm coming at you with a review of the Mask of Magnaminty by Lush. 

Lush describes this mask the following: "This deep-cleansing face and body mask is made with China clay and fresh peppermint to reach deep down and pull dirt from your pores, giving you that delightful tingly-clean sensation. We add loads of aduki beans to exfoliate flaky or dry skin, vanilla absolute to calm redness and honey to soothe. This formula has been expertly rebalanced, so there's no need for us to add any synthetic preservatives - it's completely self-preserving!" So as you can tell, there is now a self-preserving version and the normal "old" version but I just got the newer one because I didn't really mind.

The Packaging: Standart, classic Lush packaging as we know it from their other masks and creams.

The Smell: The scent is very very pepperminty (as the name would also suggest, and so does the colour). It's honestly very strong so if you don't like the smell of peppermint then this one is not for you.

The consistency: I'm not sure why but if I don't use it for a week, the mask tends to get this oily watery stuff on top which I mostly just mix in with the mask again. It's not very light but not super thick either, I find that it is more on the thicker side but only because of the aduki beans. It does dry on your face though so It does get quite hard after you let it sink in.

How to: You are supposed to leave this mask on for around 10-15 minutes and as the name says, you can use it on your face but also your back and shoulders if you please. I only ever use it on my face, mostly around my chin, nose and forehead but sometimes I put it on my cheeks as well for some extra refreshment. After 10-15 minutes you just get it off with warm water. What I do is I hold my hand under warm water just get it wet and then I start rubbing my chin to really exfoliate with the aduki beans the mask contains, then I will rinse it off my chin entire and make my hand wet again, work my way up to my cheeks, exfolate my cheeks, rinse it off of my cheeks, go on to my nose then forehead just to make sure I exfoliate nicely. If you wonder how often I use it, I mostly use it once a week (Sundays, that's when I give myself a little pamper session) or sometimes twice a week if I feel like my skin needs it. But from what I heard you can also use it 3 or 4 times a week.

Last words: I enjoy using that mask to exfoliate, I find that exfoliants with very tiny, fine beads don't do anything for my skins so I do use exfoliants with bigger, rougher beads (even though my skin is very sensitive and tends to get extremely red) which the Mask of Magnaminty definitely has. It leaves my skin feeling fresh and I find that it helps a lot with my blackheads I sometimes get around my nose (that's also where my pores are the largest). I do notice that I get small pimples from it on my nose (I only ever get pimples on my nose but they're honestly tiny, it's just a little spot) which I find quite annoying but I guess that's the thing with the mask. It's supposed to really get all that dirt out of your skin which might make you get pimples or spots because the dirt came to the surface. I'm still debating on whether I'd repurchase it or not because Lush isn't a cheap brand (which is due to their all natural and handmade products) so I might also branch out and try other face masks that do have exfoliating beats in them but if I don't find anything similar that works just as fine I will definitely go and buy another pot of the Mask of Magnaminty.

Hopefully you found this little review helpful :)

xox, Julia

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