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LUSH Mask of Magnaminty Review
Mint masks are becoming increasingly popular these days. To my knowledge, I have seen each and every cosmetic company trying to incorporate mint into some product or the other.
LUSH’s mask of magnaminty promises deep cleansing and pore tightening. It also claims to keep acne at bay and prevents new ones from appearing.
What does LUSH have to say about Mask of Magnaminty?
Deep cleansing, minty face and back pack. Do you ever feel so grubby you think you’ll never get clean again? After an overnight flight, a marathon in a rabbit suit or a walk along the Marylebone Road during rush hour, do you feel a deep need to be scrubbed clean? Here’s a cleansing mask to do exactly that, with china clay and bentonite gel to suck the dirt out of your pores, ground aduki beans and evening primrose seeds to exfoliate away your mucky, surface skin cells and loads of peppermint oil to make you feel so clean, fresh and minty that you’ll forget you were ever grubby.
Ingredients : Bentonite Gel, Kaolin, Honey(Mel), Talc, Ground Aduki Beans, Glycerine,Evening Primrose Seeds, Peppermint oil, African Marigold Oil, Vanilla Absolute, Limonene, Perfume, Chlorophyll, Methylparaben
China clay and bentonite gel will pull the dirt from your pores, ground aduki beans and evening primrose seeds exfoliate surface skin cells, and peppermint oil will make you feel so fresh and minty that you’ll forget you were ever grubby.
Ground aduki beans remove dead skin cells when used on the skin as an exfoliating powder. They polish the skin, leaving it healthy and renewed.
Price: Rs. 420 for 125 grams/ 820 for 315 grams.
What I think about LUSH Mask of Magnaminty ?
This mask is listed in the Lush website as a cleanser and not a face mask! I am confused, but it does cleanses to an extent imho :). This is not a fresh face mask, so the shelf life of this is far better than the other products/fresh face masks from Lush. This is supposed to last a good three months. It’s been more than that since I got mine, and it still seems to be fine. I have been storing all my LUSH stuff in the fridge religiously and I am thinking, they will last a couple of weeks beyond the date mentioned in the pack. As usual with LUSH, storage is the key.
A look at the LUSH Mask of Magnaminty .
The mask is green in colour, with chunky dark colored beads in it which, I believe is ground aduki beans. The aduki beans help in exfoliating and washing the mask off once it’s dry.
Honestly, I do not like the smell of this mask. It smells, rather stinks of some weird minty stuff. But once applied on the face, the smell thankfully goes off.
Application wise, it’s not a pleasure to apply either. It’s chunky, which makes it tough to apply. In fact, it’s so chunky that when we apply, the aduki beans might start falling off on the floor making it messy. The situation worsens when it starts to dry! So, I usually spend the “mask drying time” (lol, I know there is no such phrase) reading a book or browsing just to keep away from creating a mess :).
It gives a nice tingly feeling once applied. Dries off fully in about 10-15 minutes.
I just scrub the aduki beans and wash off the mask with cold water making sure I exfoliate well.
It’s nice and refreshing to use this. My skin looks brighter which I think is because of the deep cleansing it does. It can be a bit drying sometimes, but nothing moisturizer can’t fix! This one is definitely a boon to people with acne prone, oily skin and perfect to use in scorching weathers. But, I don’t see so much of results for the price tag that this comes with! I have used it many times, and every time I use this, my skin looks refreshed, but just for a while. 🙂
I think, I can achieve similar results with an inexpensive mint mask, washing it off with nice cold water.
In fact, I have found that the “Queen Helen Mint Julep Masque” is a wonderful and affordable alternative to this one.
What I like aboutLUSH Mask of Magnaminty :
- Brightens skin to an extent.
- Deep cleanses and controls oil. This would be great for acne, blemish prone oily skin. I have used this during summers and works fine for me ( I don’t have oily skin except in hot weathers, my T-zone gets oily). However, I feel it might leave skin a bit stretchy during winter.
- Quality ingredients with no or very less preservatives.
What I dislike about LUSH Mask of Magnaminty :
- Expensive for a mask that lasts just about 3 months(or maybe a week extra if stored properly). I am sure most of us won’t be able to finish this fully. So, there’s going to be a lot of product wastage considering we apply it twice a week and I am talking about the small tub here! If you plan to buy, try to share it with a friend (who is willing to try this obviously) which will save you money and product.
- Unhygienic tub packaging.
- Smells weird. At least to me 🙁
- Messy application.
Will I re-purchase LUSH Mask of Magnaminty ?
Don’t think so. Unless lush has a super sale and slashes the price by say 65%? 😉
Overall, it’s a decent mask but don’t expect miracles. To sum up, you would get brighter skin to an extent and your oily t-zone would be controlled. But, there are so many inexpensive or even home-made masks that can do the same job with the fraction of the cost 🙂