Attractive Forces: Magnets Are the Newest Beauty Ingredient

They draw out impurities and keep your lipstick cap from slipping off. Magnets have moved from the fridge to the vanity.

Attractive Forces
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Two new antiaging masks are taking me right back to seventh-grade science class. Lancer retinoid-based Younger Revealing Mask Intense and Dr. Brandt Magnetight Age-Defier Skin Recharging Magnet Mask both contain iron, to draw out impurities and leave skin smoother and plumper. And, get this: Each comes with a magnet that strips away its rich, creamy formula, as if by magic—no washing required! Meanwhile, Givenchy’s restorative face-oil duo, Le Soin Noir & Blanc, is magnetically attached. Trust me, one try and you won’t be able to let go.

Playing with Magnets

Wrap a tissue around this magnet and marvel at how it all comes off in a few mere swipes.

Dr. Brandt Magnetight Age-Defier Skin Recharging Magnet Mask, $75, sephora.com

Single-use packets make this very travel-friendly.

Lancer Younger Revealing Mask Intense Set, $250, lancerskincare.com

Clever design (and a magnet) make sure both day and night moisturizing is covered.

Givenchy Le Soin Noir & Blanc, $425, sephora.com

A magnetic click ensures this purse spray’s top is always safely secured.

Byredo Sunday Cologne Eau De Parfum With Leather Travel Case, $165, mrporter.com

Its wide surface that can grip several tools at a time makes this the knife rack of makeup brushes.

Rae Morris The Rae Plate, $35, raemorris.com

Its magnetic base allows for favorite shades to be switched in and out with one easy flick.

Nars Ultimate Cheek Palette, $203, narscosmetics.com

There’s just something so very chic about the clicking sound of this magnetic lipstick’s closure.

Giorgio Armani Rouge Ecstasy Lipstick, $37, giorgioarmanibeauty-usa.com