The Mask of Happiness (Magnaminty)
This is the literally the mother of all face and body masks. It like the Vinnie Jones of the skincare world. Got a problem with your skin? This mask will go to its location, ”av a word’ and you’ll never see the problem again. It’s really that good.
I introduce to you, the Mask of Magnaminty (or Happiness, if it solves your skin woes).
This is what Lush has to say about it:
A multi-purpose mask with a mixture of gentle yet effective ingredients to clean, calm and clear the skin. Easily smoothed over the skin, this mask is made with peppermint oil to stimulate, marigold oil and chlorophyllin to treat the skin; evening primrose seeds and aduki beans to gently exfoliate as you remove it. You can use this mask anywhere.
So what does this mean for you? The main ingredients that stand out to me are the use of Peppermint Oil and Honey. Peppermint oil contains antiseptic but it’s not abrasive, so it doesn’t remove layers of your skin in order to clean it. Instead, it permeates (works itself into) the layers of skin and gets right to the root of your problem to clean it out, rather than just stripping the skin and causing a short term solution. The honey comes to the rescue after the cleaning, as it helps to calm the skin and smooth it out, so you’re left with great feeling skin once it’s used.
It also smells INCREDIBLE. If mint isn’t your thing, this isn’t for you, but if it is, it’s an absolute treat. It’s strong, but if you put it in the morning for ten minutes it really wakes you up.
It looks gross, and it doesn’t actually feel much better in terms of texture. It’s a green colour, which I always associate with the mint smell so it works. It’s got a gritty kind of texture and you can feel little lumps & bumps when you apply it to skin. Nothing totally unpleasant, but it doesn’t feel like you’re covering your face in rose petals either.
How to use it? Easy. Remove your skin of any and all make-up, I find it feels better after if you apply onto completely clean skin. Apply a generous amount all over your face, and as soon as you do this you should notice a cooling sensation on the skin almost immediately, it really starts to work that quickly. I tend to work from the middle of the face out (mainly because that’s how I apply my makeup) and I cover all areas of my face (avoid brows, nostrils and mouth obviously). Wait at least 10 minutes for your mask to start to dry, it will feel tight, like it’s pulling all the impurities out of your skin (that sounded so jargon-y but it’s the best way to describe it). Then fill a sink full of hot water (save on water, don’t leave the tap running) and use a clean flannel or face cloth to remove all traces. Your skin will look, and feel, amazing after use.
I haven’t had a chance to use it on any other areas as, at present, my main breakouts are on my face. However I can imagine this works just as well on backs/ arms/ chests depending on where you need it. Go wild (but not too wild, I doubt it can go everywhere, if you know what I mean…)
You can purchase the Mask of Magnaminty from Lush stores and online at www.lush.co.uk. 125g is £5.75 and 315g is £9.95.
Thanks for reading,