So in our last post, we got a little wine in our systems and bought some things on Amazon after reading some suggestions of beauty products the Facebook Algorithm (let’s call him Algie) thought we would be interested in.
Algie pointed Alyssa in the direction of a super duper $90 magnetic face mask. We were confused. A lot of research (4 whole minutes) went into figuring out how these things worked, and we decided to see if we could find a cheaper version on Amazon – which, of course, we could.
We settled on the AL’IVER Mineral Rich Magnetic Face Mask for $15.20
Holy shit, y’all. Spoiler alert: it’s worth the $15.20!
So we intended to shoot a video of this process, but we realized we were woefully unequipped for doing things like videos. We’re working on fixing that. But let’s get into it, shall we?
The mask comes packaged with a comically small spatula and a magnet for removal that resembles that piece you lost to your Sorry! game 17 years ago.
Oh – and a LOT of warnings about not getting the mask wet. Or anywhere near water. It tells you this so many times we were getting nervous about even being in the bathroom.
Anyway, here’s a glamour shot of the container:
Since we were nervous about every aspect of this we decided to test a swatch on our hands.
We were blown away. We had to get this stuff on our faces.
Alyssa took one for the team and used the tiny spatula. I have a lot more face to cover, so I dug in with an applicator from an I Dew Care Mask. A little of this mask goes a long way. It spreads evenly and easily, cleanly removing itself from the applicator. This is a nice change from some masks that don’t seem to spread, and you end up using half the pot in one go.
A major benefit to this is that you only have to leave it on your face for 5 minutes. With the easy application, we were only into this mask for about 7 total minutes.
During the five minutes we realized cleaning the little that was left was as simple as running the tissue-covered magnet over the applicator.
Notes on the tissue cover – this is a strong magnet, and the bond between the mask and the removal magnet is no joke. You put the tissue over the magnet to easily remove the spent mask from the magnet – just make sure you pull up slowly so as to not tear the tissue. I had the best luck with some super strong toilet paper and slowly pushing the mask bundle off the side of the magnet.
Alexa let us know that it was time, so we went for it. The magnet removal tickles a little, but is by far the coolest and easiest mask removal I’ve ever experienced.
Look at that!!! It’s so freaking cool!
If you listen closely, you can even hear the crackle as it is attracted to the magnet.
Here’s the magnet after a half face removal:
As for the results? Here’s an up-close pic before and after of my super pore-ridden skin. It’s not like they’re all magically gone, but you can definitely see a difference in the prominence, clarity, and cleanliness of the pores. You can also see a slight improvement in the evenness of tone.
Final Grade: A+
- Easy to use
- Quick application to removal
- Definitely shows improvement in skin
- Really fucking cool
- Apparently a Mogwai
Oh, Algie also pointed us in the direction of a collagen neck mask. I have no words to describe how awful it was, but we’ll get to that in the next post.
That’s all for now – just remember –
DON’T GET IT WET!