Mask of the month: Better Skin Lava Magik

lava magik

When you think of lava what’s in your mind? Black or ash colored gritty yet moist ooze came to my mind when Better Skin offered Lava Magik for me to use and review. At first I wasn’t so sure but then I remembered that one of my very favorite moisturizers ever is Better Skin Mirakle Cream so I gladly agreed.

Remember my fear about the color? Gone the instant I opened the jar of Lava Magik. No black, no ash, no grit, no slime. Just a beautiful orange colored and fragranced exfoliating mask for me to enjoy.

Better Skin Lava Magik
Better Skin Lava Magik

Lava Magik is a triple duty product that I’m enjoying incorporating into my skincare routine. Not only is it a mask but it’s also a cleanser and a scrub. Three for the price of one. Also one jar taking up residence on my vanity instead of three products so it’s space saving too.

Better Skin Lava Magik
Better Skin Lava Magik

But the beauty of Lava Magik is how it performs. Cleansing and exfoliating are two of the benefits of this jar. I either do a quick cleanse with it to refresh my skin at the end of the day by adding water in the palm of my hand, washing, and then removal with a wash cloth. For exfoliation use this one or two times a week on damp skin. Massage it in with circular motions and after about 60 seconds you are done. Since there is some scrubiness to Lava Magik I recommend a wash cloth to remove it fully.

Better Skin Lava Magik
Better Skin Lava Magik

But it’s the mask that intrigues me and makes me want to use this. First it has an extremely pleasant orange fragrance that is sweet and true. It’s not artificial, it smells like the real thing.

Dampen your skin and apply this, letting it sit for 5 to 10 minutes. It slightly hardens but it doesn’t prevent you from doing anything else. You can go on the computer or read since it doesn’t slide off. You can even talk. And it doesn’t scare anyone that walks in on you.

After 10 minutes I wet my fingers and massage it in so I’m getting the exfoliation part. Then I remove with lots of warm water and a washcloth.

Better Skin Lava Magik
Better Skin Lava Magik

But you know all that from other exfoliators and masks. What you don’t know is that Better Skin created this with skin cleansing volcanic lava from France enriched with nourishing calendula, sweet orange and grapeseed oils, cucumber, parsley, and chamomile for healthy radiant, more youthful looking skin.

Now for the many benefits (from

  • A cleanser, scrub & mask
  • Excellent antibacterial, anti-viral, anti-yeast fighting skin cleanser
  • Buffs away dull surface cells creating a youthful glow
  • Retexturizes skin, leaving it soft, smooth and younger-looking
  • Helps diminish the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles and acne scars
  • Absorb excess skin oils
  • Anti-inflammatory
  • Helps prevent acne outbreaks
  • Stimulates collagen production
  • Helps calm rosacea, psoriasis and eczema
  • Rich in minerals
  • Minimizes pores
  • Minimizes blemishes

Better Skin Lava Magik leaves my skin so soft and prepped for makeup. I can use this mask morning or evening and since it’s so fast and not messy it doesn’t interfere with my routines. Using Better Skin Mirakle Cream is a delightful way to complete this treat but it works well with any moisturizer I’ve used it with.

Better Skin Mirakle Cream and Lava Magik
Better Skin Mirakle Cream and Lava Magik

Lava Magik is happily my mask of the month and will continue to be used for many months since it’s got a lot of magik/magic to it.  —  Marcia


Paraben-free, Surfactant-free, Gluten-free and Vegan

Water/Aqua/Eau, Pumice, Glycerin, Stearic Acid, Stearyl Alcohol, Glyceryl Stearate Citrate, Phenoxyethanol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Peel Oil, Potassium Cetyl Phosphate, Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Sweet Almond) Oil, Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Seed Oil, Glyceryl Stearate SE, Xanthan Gum, Potassium Sorbate, Iron Oxides (CI 77491), Sodium Ascorbyl Phosphate, Cucumis Sativus (Cucumber) Fruit Extract, Carum Petroselinum (Parsley) Extract, Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Flower Extract, Calendula Officinalis Flower Extract

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  1. Ehmkay nails | 26th May 17

    This sounds like a cool Product! I like that it has three purposes!

  2. Paula K | 26th May 17

    This sounds truly Divine! I absolutely love the fragrance of fresh citrus, so between that and it being a multi-tasker it’s a win in my book!

  3. nichole costa | 26th May 17

    multitaskers are so awesome.

  4. Carleen | 26th May 17

    I would have thought of a black mask too and I don’t care for those. Glad it turned out to be a good color!

  5. Never Say Die Beauty | 26th May 17

    Based on the color and the orange scent, I know I would adore this exfoliating mask!

  6. Omneya Andrea Acosta-Dhmaid | 26th May 17

    3 in one is awesome and the scent sounds devine

  7. Deb E | 26th May 17

    I love any citrus scents and use a triple orange serum daily, which reminds me of my daily OJ. I’ve never seen a three in one mask like this and really want to try it. Oh and bonus that it doesn’t scare anyone when you’re wearing it!

  8. Nikki | 26th May 17

    Oh, I love anything with an orange scent! I was definitely surprised to see it wasn’t a darker, scarier color. It sounds really nice!

  9. Lisa Heath | 27th May 17

    This looks great and I really love the fun. colorful labels! I’ll have to try this out

  10. Eugenia Lung | 27th May 17

    I need these!!! I love orange scented things!

  11. Polished Hippy | 27th May 17

    Oh, I love orange scents and this packaging is so appealing with all the bright colors!

  12. Gabrielle | 27th May 17

    I love multi-tasking products and this sounds like such a great one. I especially like that it exfoliates – always a good thing!

  13. Maryann D. | 28th May 17

    I really like to try different masks each week. This one is perfect for me since it is a scrub also, I do think that is terrific.

  14. Cindy (Prime Beauty) | 29th May 17

    I have a triple mask like this but it’s much more expensive so I’ll give this a try!

  15. Naked Without Polish | 30th May 17

    Well, this seems incredible! I love a good mask and a good scrub. Put them together…how could you go wrong?

  16. Linda M | 30th May 17

    This mask is the type that works well for me. Thanks for the info on this one!

  17. Fairytalesnails | 31st May 17

    This sounds like such a lovely product and I love the colour and shimmer so pretty x

  18. Nina | 4th Jun 17

    That sounds like a great product! The fact that you aren’t limited while wearing is a huge plus in my book!

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