Mask of Magnaminty from LUSH ($12.95 for 4.4 oz) is one of my favorite face masks. It smells amazing, and it is cleansing, but still gentle.
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.
The mask is green (a little darker than reflected above), and textured with the aduki beans. What I love about this mask is that it is easy to spread onto the skin, and it is just as easy to remove. I usually apply it, let it dry for 15 minutes or so, and then remove it with a warm, damp washcloth.
A lot of people compare this to the Queen Helene Mint Julep mask. What I don’t like about that mask is that it is extremely difficult to remove. I’ve used it many times in the past, but it always felt just too harsh, whereas Mask of Magnaminty is gentler. I don’t have to pull at my skin when I remove it, because warm water dissolves it easily.
My skin always feels clean and refreshed after using this. I like to use a face mask about once a week, or once every two weeks for deep skin cleaning. As the name implies, this mask smells minty and cooling! 🙂
Thank you to my friend Tammy for recommending this one!