Mask of Magnaminty

I wanted to treat my skin to something, and Mask of Magnaminty sounded like just the thing. It has quite a dark green colour, and a very strong but pleasant peppermint scent. It doesn’t have to be kept in the fridge, which is a bonus and has a “best used by” date of approximately three months, which is definitely useful if you purchase the large pot!

I’ve used this on my hands and wrists several times, to help shift flaking skin and it works very well. If my eczema is “grumbling” quite a bit, then it’s not the best thing to use as it does seem to irritate. Whether that’s from the exfoliating nature of the mask, or the fact that you leave it on your skin until the mask dries, I’m not sure, but if you’re uncertain, I would suggest maybe using it on a small patch of skin first just to check your skin is happy with it!

The large pot isn’t the easiest to get the mask out from, especially those bits left right at the bottom, but once you’ve scooped some out, it’s simple to spread it over your skin. Then just wait for 10 minutes, with the mint giving a lovely cooling feeling as it dries. I then run some warm water over the mask-covered skin just to ease it off before gently rubbing it…. if it’s not wet enough, it seems quite painful to rub it off (which no doubt says a lot about the quality of skin on my hands and wrists!).

At £9.75 for the large pot it’s not the cheapest of things, and I don’t think it’ll be something I’ll be purchasing again any time soon. However, if your skin can handle the effects of the mask drying, and its exfoliating nature, it could be worth a try.


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