I'll be Guinea Pig and You'll be Mask

Sometimes, when I'm bored of being a human, I like playing the guinea pig. It makes a change. You should try it.

Today I'm reviewing Lush's 'Mask of Magnaminty' - a fearsome title for a super green mess. A good mess, at that!

I've always been a fan of Lush - I like its mission of doing good by your skin whilst doing good by the planet. I can get behind their cruelty free testing, recycled packaging and always have a giggle with their branch staff. Those guys are definitely doing more to that soap than stacking it...

This perfect peppermint product promises (how's that for alliteration?) to fight imperfections, eruptions and outbreaks with its gentle combination of peppermint oil, honey, marigold oil and chlorophyllin.

As a bonus, it's also packed with evening primrose seeds and aduki beans so to give your skin the extra treat of gentle exfoliation.

My verdict:

As someone who managed to dodge the teenage acne phase but is paying for it in her late 20s, I think this mask is top-notch. It's far from being a miraculous formula but I admit that it does keep my face calmed, soft and feeling very refreshed.

I tend to use it all over my face at least once a week with the occasional top-up in the exasperating areas (I'm looking at you, chin!).

I love the exfoliating effect it has as you remove it with warm water AND it makes you look purely comical (please refer to image included).

Should you buy it?:

Absolutely - it's self-preserving (which is a twist on the usual Lush products) so it will last you for ages, it keeps your skin clean and at £9.75 for 315g, it's not exactly going to break the bank.

Give it a try, and see for yourself.

Mucho love,