Review: LUSH Mask of Magnaminty

Oh, hai! It’s been a while. Just wanted to do a quick review of one of my favorite masks at the moment, the LUSH Mask of Magnaminty. I got the little tub and it cost me around PhP300+, which I would say, is pretty affordable considering The Body Shop’s Tea Tree clay mask is around PhP500+. mask Don’t be fooled by the small-ish tub, inside is a generous amount of the mask. According to LUSH USA:

Mask of Magnaminty isn’t technically a daily ‘facial wash’; it’s actually a deep cleansing face and back mask. China clay and fresh peppermint reach deep down to pull the debris from your pores, giving you that delightful tingly-clean sensation. We add loads of aduki beans to exfoliate flaky or dry skin, vanilla absolute to calm redness and honey to soothe. Our inventors created Mask of Magnaminty to be the ‘ultimate face mask’, intense but not harsh or abrasive on the skin. We recommend using Mask of Magnaminty weekly to keep the skin in good condition. mask2

I was actually hoping to get more facial masks from LUSH but it appears that LUSH PH only stocks on the Mask of Magaminty because among all their variants, this one’s got the longest shelf life. You see, LUSH prides itself for using super fresh ingredients and their concoctions are typically free of preservatives and all that bad stuff. This is great and all but if you life in a tropical country where the weather’s as crazy as the people, then most of LUSH’s products go bad really, really quickly.

In short, you’d be hard pressed to score any of LUSH’s wicked delicious fresh face masks.

As soon as I read the description of the product instore, I knew I’m going to love Mask of Magnaminty. And I was right! Unlike most minty masks I tried, this one’s super minty and smells like chocolate mint cookies! And in case you don’t know, my ultimate fave flavor is chocolate mint. So yeah, I knew I’m going apeshit over this stuff.

Now, the mask is, as you can imagine, as green as can be. Expect a lot of granules from crushed Aduki seeds. The mask is filled with the stuff. This is a super grainy mask. Because a tiny tub is filled to the brim with the mask, one tub will last for a while. In my case, the mask lasted so long even when I am super generous with each application.

I keep my tub of Mask of Magnaminty in the fridge. As soon as I slap it on, deym, it’s super-icy-sexy, like party on my face! The best part about the whole experience, for me, is the smell. Yum! Chocominty goodness!

After each use, my face is sooo smooth! My skin feels invigorated too, pores appear smaller. I typically use this mask once a week and so far, I love it (no surprise there)!

I returned to LUSH Shangrila hoping to buy another tub but they haven’t re-stocked on new masks. I was advised to wait a couple of weeks and I am going back this Saturday to hoard dem masks, hahahhaha!

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