Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Mineral Magic Microdermabrasian Mask Review

Hi Bellas!

As you know, this past year, I've recently taken a new focus on skincare. Makeup is only as good as its base...and clear skin is the perfect canvas for flawless makeup application.

One mineral makeup company, Mineral Magic Cosmetics, has recently been acclaimed by national publications for its innovative products and vegan, cruelty-free products. I've seen other Gurus sing praises of this line and I was interested to try them out.

In particular, Mineral Magic has a new face mask that I seemed to call my name. It's called the Mineral Magic Microdermabrasian mask pictured below. Many spas offer a service called Microdermabrasian - a hardcore exfoliating process that's supposed to take years off your skin. This mask touts the same benefits, and is a lot cheaper as well!



The mask comes with a facial brush applicator so that you can apply and buff the product into the skin. The applicator has a sturdy handle which makes it easy to grip, and a plasic cap so that you can prevent dirt and dust from getting in the bristles while you store it.



This clay and oil mixture contains many beneficial ingredients including Aloe and shea butters, avocado, olive and grapeseed oils, and 100% pure, cosmetic clays. The clay also contains Dermabrasian crystals which are essential in the exfoliating process.

NOTE: At first, the masque is an oatmeal color because it is freshly poured. When it has had time to become completely saturated with the oils, it turns to a green clay colour. This is normal. It is not a mold or mildew! It is completely safe to use for one year upon opening the product.

Benefits: As an oil based mixture, the mask is perfect for oily, acne prone skin. This is similar to the cleansing oil method. The oil in the mask will draw out oil and impurities from the skin - giving you the ultimate facial cleanse. The spa quality clay ingredients also contain lightening agents which will fade acne scars and age spots over time.

Testing the Product: Due to my ultra-sensitive skin having past issues with products, I always test out a new product on a patch of skin 24 hours before. No reactions with this - that's a plus!

Applying the Product: Take the facial brush applicator (it's dishwasher safe by the way) and get a little bit of it onto the bristles. Gently buff this onto your face in a circular motion, avoiding eyelids. Leave the product on as desired, up to 15 minutes should suffice. Afterwards, remove with a damp washcloth.

Afterwards: You'll notice an immediate change. Your skin will feel so smooth. The oils in the product really hydrate your skin. If you choose to remove the mask with just warm water, you'd notice more of an oily coating remaining on your skin. This is completely normal and actually good for your skin. However, I'd recommend removal with a damp washcloth if you're not used to this feeling. Place the mask in your refrigerator after to maintain its shelf life - it's good for up to one year.

My Thoughts: I thought this was a great mask, I really saw a difference afterwards. My normally dry skin felt so soft and hydrated afterwards. I also focused the brush on my nose where I tend to have rough skin and clogged pores - it's just as good as a biore pore strip! This mask is definitely better than a lot of other products on the market.

You can purchase this mask and the facial brush for $25 at Mineral Magic Cosmetics.

Make sure to check out Mineral Magics on YouTube for helpful information and amazing makeup tutorials. In addition to this product, they have amazing mineral makeup stacks that many YouTube Gurus love.

Giveaway Alert Giveaway Alert Giveaway Alert:

That's not all folks! Leave a comment below and I'll pick one of you at random to win this amazing product. I'll announce the winner tomorrow!

Atlanta Makeup Artist

81 comments:

Fabulous World of Sara said...

woooot wooot
i'd like to try this mask =)

Sherry said...

I hope I can win I am in Malaysia :)

sherrygo at hotmail dot com

Nina said...

I'd love to win! Hope you include us international readers. :)

MAC_lovincarter said...

I would love to win this product but I have combination skin and acne breakouts...would it still be a good product for me to try?

Suzanne said...

Sounds amazing!

Jaime M. said...

I would love to win this mask! I've been looking for a treatment for the scar on my forehead!

sooji said...

i think it's great you're willing to try out neew items!! and it's even better when you actually like the items! i'm always weary... but if you say it's great, i'll def take your word for it :) though.. of course i'll have to try it first before i can judge for myself ! :D

Mrs Osi said...

Skin care is my focus lately too! what is ur daily, weekly and bi weekly routine? the mask sounds good, how often should it be used?

jance said...

ooh, please enter me, i'd love to try this! =)

Nicole said...

Great review! :) I'd love to try it

Monique said...

Hmmmmm...I need the hookup on this. This sounds AMAZING!

Kay said...

Oooh I def need this!I have acne prone skin with marks :(

Alisha said...

this sounds just like what i have been looking for! Thansk Ren!

AlwaysAdira said...

I'd love to try it out!

Tika said...
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Tika said...

Great review! This sounds like it would work on some very dry areas on my face. I'd like to give this stuff a try. Maybe if I don't win it, I'll get this and try it out.

kfoxy said...

I definitely want to try this product!!!

Halifax said...

It sounds lovely, all great ingredients. Thanks

Linda said...

Hey Ren Ren!

Please Pick Me for this product! I was reading up on your review on it and I am just sold. I have been having problems with my skin since high school and I'm 26..so that is a very long time. I still get acne and I do have some scarring afterwards. This is could the breakthrough I need to get that smooth even looking skin. It may help me with my confidence. Thank you for opening this contest. Keep up the wonderful work.

Thanks,
Linda

Grace said...

I'd love to try this mask! It sounds really great. I could use something to perfect the clogged pores on my forehead so it's a smooth texture. :/ It's been bugging me a lot lately. Thanks!

Valerie said...

I'm going to try Mineral Magic because I have combination skin and nothing works for me. For 25 dollars, that's a good price.

LEONNA said...

Hey Ren! Thanks for the review. I have a dialy skin care routine but I'm 28 now and I think I need to move beyond the basic cleasing, toning and moisturizing. Good masks are hard to find though. Maybe I'll get to try this one, LOL!

mznes said...

Hi Ren!

I'd love to try this product out! I'm waiting on the Ash Exfoliator but it's not going to come out for month's (I heard). Ugh! I'm in need of a good exfoliator so hopefully I win this time around. :)

<3

spankedelic said...

Ooooooooooh, i wanna try this mask!

Tam Tam said...

I would like to try this product. As I hit my late 30's, I am looking for something to revive my middle aged skin.
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vnssa906 said...

i would love to try out this mask! *crossing fingers*
i've tried a few, over the counter and homemade, and nothing seems to work for my combination oily/dry skin...

Nikki said...

Hey Ren,
I would love to try this mask. It sounds fantastic. Thanks for the chance to win.

Samantha said...

I would love to try this mask! It sounds wonderful.

Mrs Osi said...

Just wanted to mention I would liked to be entered in d contest, would love to try it out! Thanks

CestLaVy said...

Yay! Would love to try!

ChonChon said...

id love to try this!! thanks for the giveaway!! :D

LadieCJ said...

I'd love to try it out,
My skin could reallly use a good helper :)
Thanks Ren =)

ashley said...

Thanks for this, please enter me!

jxdinic said...

I'd love to win..my face is full of acne scars and I have been looking for a good microdermabrasion mask!!

Mets GirLL said...

I'm also on a skincare quest and have been really trying to incorporate natural products into my routine. This sounds like an amazing mask!

Kat said...

Seems like a good prod :)

FaithLeah said...

Wow that's a great price and even better because it works, would luv to try it!!!!!!!!!

Danica Krizia said...

how nice! i want to try this product! I've been breaking out really badly, and I have a lot of little scars left behind. Where can I find this product?

shirley105 said...

I just love way you are always so informative. B/c of you I have broadened my makeup/ skincare line. Right now I'm experiencing some minor issues with my skin - I would really like to try this mask out. Thank you again on everything.

nai nai said...

oO i wanna try! looks like it works wonders!

MJ said...

I would love to win this product!..my skin is also really rough around my nose area..friggin pores!! :(

a_diva's_guru said...

oooh this sounds like a yummy treat for my skin!!!fingers crossed that i win!!!

jessignroses59 said...

sounds like agreat product @ an affordable price!!! can't wait to try it myself =)

cindycs said...

i would love to win this product

2nigirl said...

an interesting product to try, hope i win.

Lina said...

i'd love to win it...i love clay masks!!

mad girl said...

Hi..

I would love to win this face mask.

Thanks.

Alina said...

Awesome review! I hope I win and get the chance to try this product :) It sounds like it will do wonders for my skin!

Mika said...

i have tryed in past stuff like Microdermabrasion kits.This product seems to be really helpfull.I would like to try it out.

Tahnee said...

awesome! hope i win! :)

Stephanie said...

I have been wanting to tryout somethingnew for my skin. The older I get the more problems I see!

1HOTMAMA said...

Keep Up the good work REN. This blog is the best!

Mina said...

I love giving myself at home facials! Tip: You can use a hand held steamer that's used for de-wrinkling your clothes to really get that spa feel (and to open up those pores!)

Dani said...

Ahh how exciting! Thanks for the review (and of course the giveaway)!!

tien said...
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tien said...

pick me! :}

Pauline said...

i'd like to try it!

imciinnn said...

i would really like to try that mask! my skin needs help lol i love mineral magic!

sweetlikechocolate said...

Always wanted to try a microdermabrasion product. This looks wonderful :)

Mel said...

after reading your review, im so excited and want to try the product...and it would be nice if i get it for free from this giveaway :P

dani said...

i'd love to try this mask. it sounds interesting and i love to know bout new and interesting products.

love your website and tutorials btw! =)

JennyFee said...

I want to try it!!! Pick me, pick me!! :)

All Things Pretti said...

wow I have been looking for a product just like this....thanks for showing us!!!

cleung341 said...

Thanks for the giveaway. Looks very promising.

Cindy said...

Wow! It's not bad for $25. Hope I win! =)

lindah said...

I need a pore strip alternative! :) I'd be happier if I won :D lolll, if not, I'll will purchase this one day soon :P

kenny'sgirl said...

I would love to try the mask and brush. Pick me please?

Charmy said...

product sounds great!

23klc said...

hey ren... i would love to enter this contest and win. hehe i would love to try something new. i hope to win.. thank you for this opportunity. 'til then take care and have a good day :)

Flow said...

this product seems like it will really moisture and make skin a lot smoother, I would like to try this magical mask, it sounds amazing!

chocobon said...

I would love to win this but I am also an international reader of your blog!!

Ida said...

you really made me want to try this product. the skin on my nose is quite rough and clogged too! :)

Sassy Sewing Diva! said...

It is so funny that you posted this because I was just thinking about purchasing a product like this. Girl send this on down my way.

jess said...

hi renren! i love your youtube videos & blog!

LivinginFaith7830 said...

This looks really good- I would like to try!! :)

Just Cherish Me said...

I want to try it!

Jiandao said...

Oh yes please! Hope this is open to international readers too!

Renee said...

This stuff looks like pudding.. hehe.

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