The first time I saw Dr. Brandt's magnetic Magnetight Age-Defier Mask on my Instagram feed, I was mesmerized. Like nothing I, a known skin-care fiend, had ever seen before, the mask won me over with its strange, triangular magnet that seemed to suck dirt out of pores with ease.
Not long after that, the Magnetight mask blew up, and it was inescapable on my feed. Influencers, YouTubers, and makeup artists began to swear by it, and brands jumped to create their own versions. I knew I had to try it. That being said, I was extremely hesitant due to its hefty $75 price tag.
But all's fair in love, war, and beauty — and sometimes a high cost can be worth it. Was that the case for Dr. Brandt's magic magnet mask? I spent the big bucks to find out.
Just to see what I was getting into before I doused my face with the stuff, I tested the mask on my hand and was delightfully surprised.
Upon first swatch, it felt impossibly light and airy, like there was nothing on my skin at all. After a minute, I tapped the silky formula away, and it revealed beautifully smooth skin underneath. It left the feeling of having put on a very light serum.
My face, I knew, was about to be in heaven.
I ran into one tiny problem while removing the mask, but that doesn't mean it wasn't fun as all hell.
The cloth kept my magnet clean, but still allowed it to do its job.
It left just enough residue on my skin to rub in, as the directions suggest. I never had to rinse my face off after using this sucker. It left a serum-like sheen on my face, which felt delightful after a long day in the sticky weather.
After just a few uses, my skin has never felt so glorious — and I've tried a lot of face masks.
Dr. Brandt's Magnetight mask ($75, Sephora) made my skin feel silky and moisturized minus that greasy feeling some products can leave. I actually could not stop touching my face after using it.
Did I feel that I got bang for my buck? Totally. If your budget allows and you want to put a little fun in your skin routine, I'd absolutely recommend Magnetight. And if it doesn't, there are always dupes.