I purchased the ELF Beauty Shield Magnetic Skin Mask online from the ELF website. I have not seen it at any store in Canada so I thought I would splurge and order it. The cost on the website is $24.99. With shipping, taxes, conversion to Canadian and import duties this ended up costing me $55.78. To which I totally cried a river.
The packaging is a gorgeous color shift metallic box touting:
This combative mask is formulated with powerful magnetic properties and key antioxidants, Carrot Seed Oil, Sunflower Seed Oil, Vitamin C, Vitamin E and Argan Oil, to replenish your skin and help protect against everyday environmental aggressors. The magnetic tool and iron-based formula work together to visibly lift away surface impurities and minimize the appearance of pores. Skin is left feeling soft and recharged, for a smooth, makeup-ready canvas.
Inside the box:
The box comes with magnetic shield covers, the magnetic mask cream and a very heavy duo ended magnetic tool. One end of the tool is a flat spatula that you use to scoop the cream out and apply it to the face. The other end is a magnet that you wrap a plastic shield cover over and then use to remove the magnetic mask. I have to admit that the jar is nice and heavy as well, it all feels very luxe.
This is how the product is described on the ELF website:
Lift away surface impurities with our innovative Magnetic Mask Kit that uses an iron-based formula and magnetic tool to help extract impurities, brighten skin and minimize the appearance of pores. The formula is infused with key antioxidants, Carrot Seed Oil, Sunflower Seed Oil, Vitamin C, Vitamin E, and Argan Oil to help replenish the skin. Skin is left feeling clean, soft and recharged.
This mask applies easily. It does smell like orange scented hand soap. The trick here is to not touch the material to anything that you don’t want to use the magnet on. I happened to get it on my hands and it was really difficult to remove. I think this is why it comes with magnet covers to make the clean up easier. This mask does heat up. Not in an uncomfortable way, but it is noticeable. I filmed the removal process below.
Other things you need to know:
This product is free of:
- Cruelty Free
Iron Powder, Cyclopentasiloxane, Dimethicone, C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate, Daucus Carota Sativa (Carrot) Seed Oil, Daucus Carota Sativa (Carrot) Root Extract, Beta-Carotene, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Ascorbyl Palmitate (Vc), Tocopheryl Acetate (Ve), Argania Spinosa (Argan) Kernel Oil, Fragrance (Parfum), Phenoxyethanol, Caprylyl Glycol
If you are sensitive to:
- Vitamin C
Then you would want to give this product a pass.
Holy crap, I haven’t had this much fun in ages. The mask worked amazing. It left my skin soothed and soft. I don’t know that oily skin types would manage to avoid a breakout with this but, for my super dry skin it worked well.
It is imperative that you use a Micellar water or wash your face after you use this mask. It does leave a residue that you don’t want to walk around with.
Cleanup was quick and easy because the covers just peel off and you throw them away. Which makes this mask pretty easy to use.
However, that wasn’t even the big selling feature for me. I lived for getting to play with such a fun product. Instead of just slapping it on my face and waiting I was engaged with it. I had fun playing with it. I can totally see people playing with it just for the good time. Right now I have it sitting on my desk and I really just want to try it out on strangers because I want to see them have fun with it also. Try it. If you have already tried it tell me in the comments if you had as much fun as I did.