Skin care can be tricky. With the many interesting trends out there, it’s hard to decide which ones are worth spending the time and money on. Trust me, I’ve been there. I was faced with this dilemma when I heard of the magnetic mask trend – you know, the movement that started when Madonna used one on her butt – but I thought if the mask is good enough for the Queen of Pop, it should be more than enough for me.
I decided to test the Onyx Youth Magnet Mask ($71), which has antiaging oils and minerals found in a Korean volcano – very cool stuff. The kit includes the mask, its applicator, a magnetic wand that is meant to lift the gray cream straight from the skin, and plastic covers that slip onto the tip of the magnet to make for easy cleanup.
Mask application was easy and fast. I used the boat-shaped applicator to spread a thin layer on my face (this helped me spread the mask more evenly and prevented me from getting my hands dirty). Then the waiting game started. The directions said to leave the mask on for five to 10 minutes, so I let it work its magic while watching a TV show and scrolling through Instagram. After seven minutes were up, I put the cover on the wand and began to hover it above my skin. I found it interesting that I didn’t have to let the wand touch my skin. The magnet was strong enough to pick the mask completely off my face – no rinse necessary.
It was entertaining to watch this process and kind of magical, too. After the mask was off, I massaged what was left into my skin. My face not only felt deeply cleansed but also incredibly smooth and moisturized. The Onyx Youth Magnet Mask is a great way to have a mini spa experience in the comfort of your home.