Mask of Magnaminty

by Lush  
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$12.95 - 4.4 fl. oz.
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Category:
Skin Care > Facial Masks > Moisturizing/Firming Masks
Last Updated:
3/25/2013
Jar Packaging:
Yes
Tested On Animals:
No

Mask of Magnaminty contains peppermint oil and African marigold oil, which can cause contact dermatitis (Source: Encyclopedia of Common Natural Ingredients Used in Food, Drugs and Cosmetics, 2nd Edition, John Wiley & Sons, 1996).

A minty mask for stimulating the face, body and mind. A deep, deep cleansing and exfoliating mask which extracts toxins, softens and calms the skin. Breathe in the fresh, mega-minty aroma to wake-up your brain cells then spread on a thick, green mask to do the same for your skin cells. *Please note due to the freshness of this product it has a shelf life of 4 months*

Bentonite Gel, Kaolin, Mel (Honey), Talc, Phaseolus (Ground Aduki Beans), Glycerine, Oenothera Biennis (Evening Primrose) Seeds, Mentha Piperita (Peppermint) Oil, Tagetes Erecta (African Marigold) Oil, Vanilla Absolute (Vanilla Planifolia), Perfume, Chlorophyll, Methylparaben

With its beginning in England in the late 1970s (the company that later  became Lush sold their first products to none other than The Body Shop!) this line captured consumers' attention with the promise of hand-made cosmetics, and since then has had its share of ups and downs. After closing down for a few years (when they were known as Cosmetics to Go), they reemerged in England as Lush, and now have a global presence and booming mail-order business. Not bad for a shop whose layout and displays look more like a grocery store's than a slick cosmetics boutique.

"Natural" is a major theme here, and we mean major. Essential oils and perfumes are infused into everything; walking into one of these stores will knock you over if you have allergies or a sensitive nose. The unique angle you'll find here is that Lush sells skin-care products the way grocery or health food stores let you shop for bulk food items. You can scoop the stuff up yourself from bins and tubs, or buy prepackaged items, some of which are refrigerated to supposedly ensure freshness (though cold is no more helpful for skin-care formulas than heat is).

Even more eye-catching are the shapes, sizes, and decorations for the numerous Lush bar cleansers. These are nothing short of artwork and are either beautiful or fetchingly cute. As clever as all that is (and some of the product names are adorably witty), none of it is at all helpful for skin. Lush's lineup for facial care is one of the most disappointing, lacking, and problematic. Most of their products are prime examples of "natural" not being inherently better for skin. Lots of natural ingredients (including many antioxidants, such as green tea or pomegranate) are good for skin. Why Lush overlooked almost all of the beneficial options in favor of harmful ones is a question worth asking, but don't expect a straight answer. The staff at Lush stores eagerly supports the company's claims that lemon and lime can decongest oily skin, or that tiger lily can "tighten skin tissues," among other far-fetched, unproven assertions. It seems that at Lush all you need for healthy, radiant skin are fragrant oils wrapped up in beguiling stories of how the product came to be or what else it's good for (it is suggested that one of their moisturizers can also be used as fragrance). The lure of the natural is strong for many consumers, but the siren song Lush sings isn't a tune your skin wants to hear.

For more information about Lush, call (888) 733-5874 or visit www.lush.com.

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