Patty of Pattybelle loved the Miracle Mask so much she sent me a pack last year for me to try. Simply called “Miracle Mask”, it is a powder mask that is made locally. Beli Barang Buatan Malaysia yo! 😉 Or as they say in English “Buy Malaysian goods”.
Anyway patriotism aside 😛 the Miracle Mask is from the mystical island of Langkawi and is a DIY project. None of that straight from the pack slap it on your skin and forget about it masks. You’d have to do a little bit of work with this one. Not to worry its quick, easy and painless. I promise you 🙂
To make life easier for yourself, do this before your shower on a relaxing weekend as a bit of a self-pampering DIY facial and spa at home.
What you need:-
- 1 teaspoon of Miracle Mask powder
- Enough liquid to make a watery paste
- Time to yourself
How to prepare:-
- Scoop 1 teaspoon of Miracle Mask powder into a bowl. Any little bowl will do.
- Add liquid of your choice. I have used plain water, milk and the Kiehl’s Acai Toning Mist (3 separate times, not all at the same time 😛 ) and they all work alright. Milk makes it very hard when it dries so maybe don’t use that. The Kiehl’s Acai toner makes it smell a little strange but left me with no side effects 😛
- Add just enough liquid for the powder to form into a watery paste.
- Use your fingers and apply the paste on your face. Apply the balance on your neck.
- Go a little mad and mix up more to use on your body as a body mask and scrub.
- Lie back and relax… nap if you must.
- Wake up, feeling a little disoriented. Notice that your skin feels cool under the hardened mask. Your skin might feel tight and you look like rather the Man in the Iron Mask by now. Take the opportunity to scare anyone who happens to catch you looking this way.
- Hop into the shower and wet your hands, then wet the hardened mask allowing it to “melt”. Gently rub against your skin allowing the mask to perform gentle exfoliation.
- Shower and hop out of the shower, feeling rejuvenated and marvel at your clean smooth skin on face and body.
- Follow up with your regular skincare.
Told you it was easy eh? 😀 If you can fry an egg, you can make this mask. Heck, if you can mix cereal with milk, you can make this mask – and you don’t even have to break an egg 😛
Now joking aside, did I like this “Miracle Mask” and was it a “Miracle”? My answer is Yes and No as I’ll explain below.
Yes, I liked the mask. It made my skin feel lovely and smooth. Its supposed to be a traditional powder mix containing glutinous rice, sea cucumber (gamat), cinnamon and herbs. No details anywhere though. There is a slight smell of cinnamon but I must warn you that if your skin is very sensitive, please be careful when using cinnamon. I don’t know the percentage of ingredients but I’ve read of people reacting to DIY cinnamon masks. Perhaps the percentage of cinnamon powder there is higher. I did not encounter problems at all but I’m starting to believe I have the skin of an elephant 😛
No it was not a “miracle” because I did not experience any while using it. No walking on water, no epiphany, nothing. It did clean my pores out, make them look smaller and left my skin feeling soft and smooth. It did not dry out my skin at all unlike many clay or powder masks and I believe it has helped me nip a few pimples in the bud. My skin has been relatively smooth and clear all this while so I cannot attest to this mask helping to reduce acne scars, blemishes or making skin look more radiant as it promises.
I do love the effect on my body. It worked great as a body mask and scrub and my skin felt cleansed and smooth and maybe just a bit radiant. I’d get it just for this!
But nope. No “miracle” per se.
If you want to try this for yourself, you can get it from Pattybelle (no longer in business) at RM15/50g or from other online retailers. If you use it sparingly just for your face, a packet will last you about 10 uses which is pretty economical.
Pros: Cleaned out my pores, Left skin feeling smooth, Did not dry out skin after use, Affordable, Fun to use for both face and body
Cons: Fiddly because you have to mix it yourself, not good for lazy folks, Cinnamon might cause problems for sensitive skins
How good are you with mixing up your own facial concoctions?
I’m usually of the lazy variety. I prefer to just use something premade. But sometimes, when I come across something affordable and economical like this, I don’t mind the little bit of extra effort because it gets me results. Plus I love how the skin on my body looks and feels after using this one! Something to use before swimsuit season starts in Summer!