Today I want to do a little shoutout to one of my fav face masks. It’s called “Mask Of Magnaminty” by LUSH!
Earlier in August when I was in HK, I had a mission, that was to go to LUSH store there. Knowing that it’s not in Malaysia yet, and heard good raves about their stuffs, I had to check it out. Tammy (plusizekitten) also told me to get their Fresh Masks (chilled, made fresh) and I also did! I bought…. lots of stuffs anyway lol. So what it is about LUSH
LUSH Retail, Limited is a cosmetics company headquartered in the United Kingdom. In 1994, husband and wife Mark and Mo Constantine opened the first Lush store in Poole under the name Cosmetic House Limited. LUSH adopted its current name on 10 April 1995. There are now 830 stores in 51 countries. LUSH produces and sells a variety of handmade products, including soaps, shower gels, shampoos and hair conditioners, bath bombs, bubble bars, hand and body lotions and face masks.
LUSH uses fruit and vegetables, essential oils, synthetic ingredients, honey and beeswax in their products. In addition to not using animal fats in their products, they are also against animal testing and perform tests with volunteers instead.
LUSH products are 100% vegetarian, 83% vegan, and 60% preservative-free (though these numbers fluctuate, as the product range changes frequently) and feature grapefruit juice, vanilla beans, avocado butter, rosemary oil, and fresh papaya and coconut. They also contain more traditional soap ingredients, including glycerine, linalool, and methyl- and propyl-parabens.
In being environmentally friendly, the total recycled content in all LUSH packaging is about 89% (including paper bags, aluminium tins, gift wrap, ribbons, boxes, tags and inserts). That means that for every ton of material bought by LUSH, 900kg come from recycled sources.
- Pots and bottles are made with 100% post-consumer recycled (PCR) plastic, saving about 65 tons of CO2 and 90 tonnes of virgin plastic, or 800 barrels of oil, each year.
- Carrier bags are made with 100% post-consumer recycled paper, saving 100 tonnes of CO2 each year. They’re now 2 grams lighter too which reduces emissions even more.
- Gifts are lovingly wrapped with recycled paper and protected using shredded wood or recycled shredded paper, both of which are 100% biodegradable.
- Gift boxes are packaged with biodegradable filler.
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.
With loads of aduki beans to exfoliate flaky or dry skin, vanilla absolute to calm redness and honey to soothe, the Mask of Magnaminty is to be the ‘ultimate face mask’, intense but not harsh or abrasive on the skin.
It is recommend using Mask of Magnaminty weekly to keep the skin in good condition.
Bentonite Gel (Bentonite Gel), Kaolin (Kaolin), Honey (Honey), Talc (Talc), Ground Aduki Beans (Phaseolus angularis), Glycerine (Glycerine), Glyceryl Stearate (Glyceryl Stearate), Evening Primrose Seeds (Oenothera biennis), Peppermint Oil (Mentha piperita), African Marigold Oil (Tagetes erecta), Vanilla Absolute (Vanilla planifolia), *Limonene (*Limonene), Perfume (Perfume)
Freatured ingredient : Evening Primrose Seeds: In cosmetics, evening primrose seeds serve as a useful natural exfoliating agent, with the added benefit of anti-inflammatory and skin soothing properties. Mask of Magnaminty combines evening primrose seeds with ground aduki beans for a natural exfoliating experience.
The clay mask spreads well on my skin, I usually use a mini wooden spoon for my masks. There’s a minty and cooling sensation once applied. It also doesn’t dry till it’s very flaky. Some of the advice from the BA: Be generous in spreading the mask, and don’t wait till it’s completely dry before washing. So I applied quite a thick layer (especially on areas with pores) and I put it on for a max of 10 minutes only.
For me, I use once in every 2 weeks because my face is not very oily. It has helped in reducing the size of the pores(and deep clean them), especially at the cheek area (near the nostril) and reduce breakouts on my foreheads.
After using, my face feels very clean and knowing that it’s made with natural ingredients (or at least, safe synthetics), it gave me a peace of mind. However, after reading some reviews of some people, this mask would probably not work for you if you have great, acne-free skin. It’s meant to fight outbreaks, pores and oiliness of the skin. IT’s suitable to most skin type, except if you are sensitive to peppermint.
If you notice on most LUSH packagings, there are stickers on who made that product. I thought it was really cute, because it made it feel more personal, like… wow, Wiola just made me a face mask! 😀
I bought this mask from Hong Kong. LUSH is not available in Malaysia (yet) so the nearest you can get is from Singapore, or get them delivered to you (in Malaysia) with a min SGD$200 purchase.