Monday, 10 April 2017

Lush Cosmetics - Mask of Magnaminty (Self-Preserving)

I have been really getting into my skincare lately, and have been switching up my products a bit, along with getting into more of a strict routine. One of my favourite skincare things to use is a good ol' face mask, which I why I decided on a whim to try out the Lush Mask of Magnaminty on my last order.

I have tried quite a few of their fresh face masks before such as Cupcake and Love Lettuce, I really enjoyed using them. The thing I love about Lush Face masks is the fact they use lovely, natural, fresh, and effective ingredients. They are that fresh they have a short use by date compared to your typical face mask, and even have to be kept in the fridge. This also makes your mask feel so cooling and extra refreshing once applied to the skin.

This Mask of Magnaminty is slightly different though, as this one is the Self - Preserving version you don't have to keep it in the fridge, and it has a longer use by date thanks to the self-preserving ingredients.

This face mask is supposed to help fight breakouts, while gently cleansing and exfoliating the skin. Not only can you use this on your face but it can also be used all over the body. The Mask of Magniminty is made with Peppermint oil to simulate, Marigold oil and chlorophyllin to treat the skin; while Evening Primrose seeds and Aduki Beans gently exfoliate as you wash the mask away.
There is also Kaolin to nourish and Honey which is an amazing antibacterial, spot fighting ingredient.

Not only does this mask help with problem skin, once washed away your skin is completely fresh and glowy looking thanks to the Peppermint Oil which stimulates blood cells under the skins surface.

Lush have two versions of this mask, the original and this one that I have which is Self - Preserving. If like me you are thinking 'well what's the difference?' - basically the Original version isn't as thick of a texture as it contains less Honey, and dries more thoroughly once it's been on the skin for a few minutes. The Higher Honey content in the Self- Preserving version stops the mask from drying out on your skin, keeping the mask wet and giving it a bit more of a thicker texture.

Because of how simulating this mask is, I like to use this in the mornings after cleansing. The peppermint scent really perks you up making you feel fresh and awake. I put on a generous layer to my face and neck and leave it on for 10 minutes. Once the time is up I use a bit of water to emulsify it while letting the Evening Primrose seeds and Aduki beans work at gently exfoliating my skin.
Once it is all rinsed off my skin looks so bright and glowing, while the redness of any spots I have are dramatically reduced.

I absolutely love this mask, I really like how this still feels very nourishing on the skin seen as it's a deep cleansing, spot fighting mask. It must be down to the extra honey self-preserving version.
I would say this is definitely my favourite Lush mask I have tried so far.

I was also really impressed with how much more product you got compared to the other Lush masks available which are usually around 75g of product for around £7-£8.

Mask of Magnaminty - 315g - £11.50

I think its also brilliant how Lush do an incentive where if you bring back 5 empty lush pots to any store they'll give you a free face mask. I have 5 waiting to go back so I can collect another mask, so if you have a favourite lush mask I would love some recommendations.

Have you tried Mask of Magnaminty? I would love to hear your thoughts.

Thanks for reading,

Love Zoe x

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