Botanifique Magnifique Masque
Meet the women in the iron mask. Us.
This, from a new (and pretty huge) botanical brand just landed here, is like nothing we've ever seen or tried before.
The 'magnifique' doesn't mean 'magnificent'; it means 'magnetic'.
Open the pot and there's a black, grainy mask in there. A bit more like an exfoliator than a traditional skin-quenching mask, actually. You apply this to a cleansed face, and wait 5 or 10 minutes.
And then the interesting bit. The mask comes with a magnet - yes, a magnet - which you glide over the face, and the mask (which is seriously iron-rich) is attracted to it, taking grime and dead skin cells with it. Literally there's not a speck left on your face. Along with the iron, there's jojoba and borage seed oils, rosemary, basil and sage - so it doesn't smell like iron, but more botanical.
It's weird but really rather wonderful, and definitely a face-waking discover that's very welcome in the middle of the party season, when we need to look sparkling and peppy even when we don't feel it.