YouTube brainwashes me. I mean, I completely understand why advertisers pay YouTubers so much to endorse their products because they can really convince me what to buy – like my current foundation, Estee Lauder Double Wear because of ItsJudyTime; Maybelline Color Sensational in Truffle Tease because of HeyClaire; and now Mask of Magnaminty because of ClothesEncounter and SoothingSista. It also got a got 4.0/5 out of 500 reviews on MakeUpAlley – which means it must be pretty good right? I was excited to see if it could really calm my very red and blemished skin and remove my blackheads.

The instructions/label read “full of peppermint, kaolin, and scrubby aduki beans for deeply cleansed skin”. It is to be applied on clean skin for around 10 minutes, and then washed off.



The left and right sides of my face. As you can see, it’s very blotchy with hyper pigmentation from healing acne.


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OK after using it twice a week for one month, there are actually no apparent changes to my skin. My blackheads are still the same (if you can’t tell in the picture) and my skin is still pretty ‘uncalmed’ after this supposedly calming mask. I’m really not sure how and why it got such high reviews on MakeUpAlley, because it’s usually pretty accurate and fair on it, but I will not be buying again.

I do notice that my skin is softer after using but I think it’s from its exfoliating properties (that a lot of scrubs have), and the softness is not long lasting. I find that many masks provide instant results but the results never last for more than a day (even until the next morning). My skin was only soft for the night of, and my skin was back to normal in the morning.

Price: $12.50

Rating: ★☆☆☆☆

I wouldn’t buy again. It’s pretty much an overpriced exfoliator/scrub, because there were no calming/blackhead extracting effects on my skin.

I’m still on the hunt for a good whitening product and a product to get rid of my blotchy red skin.

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