Mask of Magnaminty

I’m sure I’ve banged on about my skin in a lot of posts since I started the blog but it is a real bug bare for me! Although my skin wasn’t flawless and I suffered from the odd spot and blemish it was in reasonably good condition. Over the past year, however, my skin has broken out and I’ve had some really bad (for me) clusters of spots around my chin and on my forehead, along with lots of little white spots under the surface of the skin and tons more blackheads.

I have experimented with a few well known products and I honestly think the Clinque and Liz Earle ranges made it worse. But you can’t go wrong with the natural ingredients from Lush.


Mask of Magnaminty smells very fresh and pepperminty, not surprising really as its packed with peppermint oil! It has a grainy texture and a lovely colour that makes me look like I should be in the cast of Wicked when I wear it 😉 It gently tingles for the entire time you wear it, which for me was around 15 minutes, and I like the fact the feeling doesn’t wear off like some heated masks do.


The removal was not as nice as the tingling before it though! As with lots of Lush products it was a messy affair to get rid of it but once I had wet and massaged my face, and cleaned the sink of the gritty green gunk, I had lovely soft skin that felt cleaner and more refreshed. I love the fact that it exfoliates as you remove it to get rid of the grimy skin and dirt – this leaves to softest feeling on your skin. I would probably recommend a flannel or muslin cloth to help remove it, which I’ll definitely do next time!

I aim to use this once a week so we will see if it makes any difference to my skin in the long term.

Do you have any favourite face masks that you swear buy to settle problem skin? Or maybe a favourite Lush product? As always stick a comment in the box below and share your thoughts 😊

Becky xx


  1. January 4, 2015 / 7:00 pm

    Now I’ve hit 30 I’m finding my skin needs so much more moisture so my current favourite is Origins Drink Up mask which my skin loves after cold weather and travelling.

    • January 4, 2015 / 7:18 pm

      I haven’t used any if the Origins face stuff but sounds great for dry skin. I’m 30 this year but haven’t found my skin too dry yet. My gran has always sworn by the basic thick Nivea or Astral cream. She uses it everyday and has beautiful smooth skin even in her late 70s! 😀

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