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Review: Mask of Magnaminty by Lush

2 . 06 . 2014

First of all, thank you^3 so much for your support and feedbacks on My Acne Story. That post was a huge hit (for me, hehe) and had generated up to 500 page views in just one day. It was so, absolutely unexpected.
In case you missed the post, you can read My Acne Story here.
In that post, I mentioned 5 things I did to eliminate my acnes without using any other skincare products. But today, I will be reviewing one of my best investments that I have made for my skin.

This is my holy grail mask you guys.

The Mask of Magnaminty.

As tempting and delicious as it sounds, the product does deliver what it promises. Ever since I started having breakouts, I have been extra cautious of what I put on my skin and how often I cleanse it. The idea of applying more unknown/manmade chemical to my skin wasn’t appealing to me. Next thing you know, I found myself drawn into their store with heavy scent of Lush products. I scanned around for fresh face masks and Mask of Magnaminty looked through me like Hawk Eye.

Mask of Magnaminty comes in 2 sizes:-

1/ 125g – S$26.00
2/ 250g – S$45.90

Note: The price might be different now, I will update if there are any changes! 

Well, guess who got the 315g one for half the price?! 😀 It was such a steal. Looks like Santa came early.

It’s not meant only for face, but for bacnes (back acnes) as well!

Simple instructions and ingredients check. I love how they put their faces and names behind. It feels so personalised. 🙂

Bentonite gel – Clean pores deeply and tighten them.
Kaolin (clay) and peppermint oil – Reach deep down pores to pull out debris, leaving skin feeling tingly clean.
Aduki beans – Exfoliate flaky or dry skin.
Vanilla and honey – Soothe and calm redness

It is not necessary to refrigerate this but applying this cold and icy adds so much more cooling, minty and squeaky clean sensation that you get from this mask. Mmmm 🙂

How do I use it?
I use this facial mask 3 times a week on alternate days at first with focus to dry out my pimples/acnes. I tried to resist the temptation to scrub it off in case my acnes were scratched off and leave a permanent scar on my face.
When my acnes started to clear, I use it only 1-2 times a week for maintenance. I leave it on until it dries up, about 30 minutes or so, and scrub away for chubby (in my case only) soft skin.

I’ve seen many reviews stating that the mask is a mess to wash off and that aduki beans tend to drop off easily. To my surprise, that hasn’t happened to me yet. I thank my lucky stars that my aduki beans never left trails from my bedroom to the washroom.

Skin Condition? 
As I mentioned in my previous post, I used to have combination-oily skin. I find that using mask(s) with clay really helps balancing the oil production of the skin to prevent clogged pores- hence less blackheads and breakouts!

Now, I have normal-combination skin that only gets slightly oily towards the end of the day.

Pros?
Balance skin’s oil production
Works both as a mask and/or exfoliator
Minty flavour
Deep cleansing without harsh ingredients
Smoother and improved skin texture
Long life span
Great for people with combination-oily skin
Even better for acnes clearing

Cons?
Gets slightly itchy when you leave it on for too long
Long wash up (but the results are worth it!)

Verdict?
Definite repurchase. Don’t be afraid of the price tag. In my opinion, it is absolutely a great investment (there, I said it again) because this 315g tub has lasted me for almost 4-5 months and barely half is gone. Note that I only use it on my face with generous amount. I always look like a hulk with bumpy skin, and I love snapchatting my friends with it. 🙂

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