Wednesday, 2 September 2015

LUSH Mask Of Magnaminty- face and body mask

In my June Favourites, I mentioned that I have a new found love for Lush Mask Of Magnaminty face and body mask. You are probably thinking "SO?!" Well, the fact is that I am kind of a Lush freak who tried many of their products, face masks included, but this one just never made the cut, although people rave about it all the time. Thankfully, a friend of mine gave me pot of it, so I got a chance to try it. I am glad I did, because this mask really is Magna (Large)! ;)

This is how Lush describes 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."

And now me.... :)

While it has a bit of a thicker consistency, this mask spreads nicely over the face. You can feel the clay which is one of its main ingredients and small particles of Azuki beans and primrose seeds, which make a good scrub. Its scent is quite natural, combination of herbal notes in which mint stands out, immediately bringing freshness to your senses and skin. In my opinion, this is an "at home spa" product which is very nice, pampering, at the same time invigorating and relaxing.

The mask looks very natural and home-made with its green colouring, and it will look that way on your face, too, especially because you need to be generous when applying it. But as soon as it touches your skin, you will feel a sense of relief, followed by beautiful clean, fresh and glowy skin. It really makes a difference! In my case, during summer and with such high temperatures my routine became almost non-existant. Mea culpa! My maintenance steps, which managed to survive, were a lot more basic, which was, I must admit, visible on my skin's texture, and my pores definitely were full of themselves ;)

When I finally "woke up", I reached for Maks Of Magnaminty and immediately remembered why it was mentioned in my June Favourites! Because it offers quick and visible results! Sign me in.

Clays (bentonite gel and kaolin) will absorb that stubborn grease which my pores like so much and help remove a layer of dead skin cells. The honey, with its antibacterial properties, will make sure that your breakouts are under control and prevent the appearance of new ones, and by rubbing your skin with azuki beans and primrose seeds you will remove any impurities and improve your blood circulation, which will make your skin look more plump, healthy, fresh and glowy. Having said that, in my opinion, this mask is best for oily and combination skin which sometimes struggles with clogged pores or/and breakouts. My skin is combination with oily t-zone but in summer months it becomes legitimately oily and loves this mask! I didn't experience any irritation or dryness while using it.

I've read a Lush recommendation for its usage. According to them, you should generously apply it on your face, leave it there for ten minutes and then wash it off with water, while rubbing your face in circular motion. I went a bit farther. I left it to dry and then made a really good scrub. I rub it off when it dries and then wash the rest of it off, in circular motion. It worked for me, but if your skin is more dry than mine or sensitive, use water from the beginning.

You can buy this mask in Lush stores or order it online (315 g costs 88 kunas/11.68 Euros/8.55 GBP/$13.12; self-preserving formula- 315 g costs 98 kunas/13 Euros/9.52 GBP/$14.61 ).

I love it and recommend it if you have oily or combination skin with larger pores, because it really does make a difference!

Have you tried this mask? Interested?

Tell me....

Love, beautyandbrains007

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  1. I did not know it, It sounds good!x
    We could follow each other in GFC, Bloglovin and Instagram... My IG is
    Let me know to follow you! xxx

    1. It really is good... :)
      No problem. I will follow you ;) :*

  2. I heard a lot of good reviews of this mask, but no I haven't tried it, my skin isn't oily, tho.

    1. You are lucky then. ;)
      If it ever gets oilier, remember this mask! :)

  3. Lovely mask <3
    Styleccentric Fashion // SCF //

  4. Dropping by again <3
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