As someone who’s usually in the loop with Korean beauty trends, I was surprised to find out that I’d somehow missed all the buzz around the April Skin Korean Magic Stone. This magical soap was made popular in Korea by vloggers drawing makeup all over their faces, then quickly and easily washing it off with the stone!
April Skin Magic Stone Black ($10)
There are two versions to pick from- the Magic Stone Original and the Magic Stone Black. I went for the Black which contains charcoal to pull extra impurities out of pores. For all the organic beauty lovers out there, these soaps are all natural and very effective at removing every last ounce of grime from your skin. The nourishing ingredients include shea butter, coconut oil and hyaluronic acid.
Unlike most cleansers, the Magic Stone is both a cleansing product AND a nourishing treatment. The instructions say to work up a rich lather and leave it on for 30 seconds before rinsing. This allows all the skin nourishing ingredients to sink in and saves your skin from all the tugging that goes on while trying to remove stubborn makeup.
While April Skin recommends using the Magic Stone Black in the morning and Original at night, I do what I want. I’ve been using the Black Stone every morning and night and I’m super satisfied with the results. This bar is gentle for any skin type- it never strips the skin or leaves it feeling tight unlike traditional cleansers. To use, I work up a lather, massage the product in and leave it on for 30 seconds. After rinsing, my skin feels clean, soft and brighter every time- which is EXTREMELY rare to find in a deep cleanser. It also removes every ounce of makeup- even my waterproof eyeliner that I usually can’t get off my poor face for DAYS. My only complaint- since the stone’s suds are dark gray, it can leave a total mess on my bathroom counter. So I’d recommend keeping a paper towel or soap dish on your counter to plop the stone down on after you use it.
I’d recommend the Magic Stone to literally anyone who wants a clean face. Because the Magic Stone is a 2-in-1, it can cut serious time (and steps) from your skincare routine! It’s a gentle double-duty product that will leave your skin both squeaky clean and moisturized. I’ve also read wonderful things about the Magic Stone Original, and I will be trying that next!