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May Lindstrom The Problem Solver

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May Lindstrom The Problem Solver



Size: 8.45 oz / 250 ml

May Lindstrom The Problem Solver Warming Correcting Masque is one of the brand’s biggest stars, and for an all-star lineup, that’s saying something. We were a little scared to try it at first, perhaps because its name indicates that it’s serious business. But this massively detoxifying, breakout-busting, circulation-boosting mask is serious in all the good ways, and it has quickly become one of our favorite masks of all time.

The Problem Solver is a finely ground powder blend of clays, bamboo charcoal, and spices (along with a few other goodies, like skin-brightening Vitamin C) that turns into a foamy mousse when activated with water. Once you apply it to your skin, the spices kick stagnant complexions into action while the clay and charcoal pull out impurities. Rinse it off after 30-45 minutes of “I feel like something major is happening here, but I’m not sure what,” and you’ll see a surprisingly calm complexion that looks like it just had a facial: tightened pores and a fresh, luminous, almost airbrushed glow. It’s no wonder it’s a pre-Oscars secret for more than a few starlets.

Oddly, as serious as this mask is, it seems to suit even sensitive complexions thanks to the inclusion of angelica and marshmallow root; one of our rosacea-prone testers found that it calmed her skin and handily swept up the redness on her cheeks. And many people swear by it as a spot treatment for breakouts when mixed with The Blue Cocoon.

Whatever your skin type, use it as a mask once a week — mixed with plain water, The Jasmine Garden (for extra indulgence), or The Honey Mud (for extra calming and cushioning) — to purify and reset your skin. The massive jar lasts and lasts, too. 

PS May Lindstrom happens to make a special bowl and brush to help whip this mask into the perfect foaminess while also preventing the powder from flying everywhere in the process. In our view, they're both have-to-haves if you're a Problem Solver fan.

Availability: In stock

More Details

Best for:

  • Those seeking a weekly purifying, radiance-boosting facial treatment
  • Skin types: All
  • Skin concerns: All, especially Dullness/Clogged Pores


Size 8.5 oz / 250 ml
Key Ingredients Fuller’s Earth Clay, Red Moroccan Rhassoul Clay, and activated bamboo charcoal draw out impurities
Antioxidant-rich vitamin C boosts skin’s luminosity
Cacao and spices boost circulation
Marshmallow and Angelica Root soothe
All Ingredients Fuller’s Earth Clay, Red Moroccan Rhassoul Clay, **Theobroma Cacao (Raw Cacao), Red Alaea Sea Salt, Ascorbic Acid (Vitamin C), Sodium Bicarbonate, Bamboo Carbon Charcoal Powder, *Vanilla Planifolia Bean, *Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Flower, *Althaea Officinalis (Marshmallow) Root, ***Boswellia Carteri (Frankincense), *Centella Asiatica (Gotu Kola), *Archangelica (Angelica) Root, *Cinnamomum Zeylanicum (Cinnamon), *Myristica Fragans (Nutmeg), *Syzygium Aromaticum (Clove), *Curcuma Longa (Turmeric), *Capsicum Annuum (Cayenne) Pepper. *Certified Organic **Fair Trade Certified ***Wild Harvested

How to Use

Mix 1 tablespoon of dry powder with an almost-equal amount of water (the Treatment Bowl and Brush are great for this, since they help whip the perfect amount of air into the mixture). Smooth onto skin and relax until it dries fully, 30-45 minutes. Expect a pleasantly warm sensation. Rinse, and follow immediately with a spritz of The Jasmine Garden and either The Youth Dew or The Blue Cocoon.

Testimonials & Press

"Sunday is my designated spa day. It usually entails my weekly exfoliation, followed by digging through my bin of skin products that I’m dying to try but haven’t gotten around to yet—masks, peels, creams, you name it. But every so often—particularly on days when I’m breaking out or if it’s 18 degrees outside and my skin is feeling extra sensitive—I stick to what I know will reverse every issue I have. And for me, that’s May Lindstrom’s aptly named The Problem Solver Masque." – Victoria Hoff, News Editor, Byrdie