Over the past few years, I’ve tried pretty much all the fresh face masks Lush sell. Lush Mask of Magnaminty is the only one that slipped through the net. I got it a few weeks back and after using it regularly, I felt this deserves a post of its own!I got the self-preserving formula, as that’s one thing that annoyed me about the fresh masks, how quick you had to use it up! The Lush Cosmetics Mask of Magnaminty is to be used on your face and body, and claims to gently cleanse and exfoliate.
Main ingredients and their benefits:
Peppermint Oil - cooling and has an analgesic effect
Honey - moisturising and antiseptic
Kaolin - cleansing and absorbent
Organic Ground Aduki Beans - absorbs excess dirt and oils, also exfoliates and removes dead skin cells
Bentonite Gel - absorbs grease and dirt from the skin, deeply cleanses and tones skin
Glycerine - is a humectant so holds on to moisture and helps to keep skin hydrated
Marigold Oil - has antibacterial, anti fungal and antioxidant properties, apparently reduces blemishes and inflammations
One point to note, the self preserving version has Methylparaben.
I’ve only used it on my face, and can only vouch for how it’s performed on my facial skin. The texture of the mask is quite thick and slightly gloopy. It feels nice when you apply it on your face, only downside, it can fall on your cream carpet and furniture! So I suggest applying this while in the bath or something, so you’re note creating a cleaning job for yourself afterwards. As you apply the mask it instantly has a cooling effect, due to the peppermint oil and that feels amazing on cleansed skin. Especially if you’re suffering from breakouts, it feels really soothing on aggravated skin.
I tend to keep it on for as long as I can, because it doesn’t harden like clay masks. Just dries, and can be taken off with some water without having to tug at your skin. It doesn’t dry to a powdery mask either. When I take it off, I lightly splash my face with a little lukewarm water, and start massaging in circular motion with my fingers. This achieves two things, one, it loosens the mask off my face and two, using the aduki bean particles in the masks, it exfoliates my skin.
I find that using this mask regularly really maintains my clear skin. After using it my skin feels incredibly smooth and refreshed. The tingling, cooling sensation almost feel like it’s ‘doing something’ without making things worse. For once using an ‘anti-blemish’ mask doesn’t mean, ending up drying your skin out completely! You can really feel the benefits of the glycerine as your skin feels soft and no tightness in sight!
Would I recommend this? Yes, to anyone who has that oily skin type that easily gets congested. Using the Lush Mask of Magnaminty has just maintained a normal balance for my skin and kept any big breakouts at bay. It’s definitely my favourite face mask from Lush and I will be repurchasing soon!
Have you tried the Lush Mask of Magnaminty? What's your go to mask to sort your blemishes? Share recommendations in the comments below or tweet me @aspiring_london!