May Lindstrom

The Problem Solver

May Lindstrom

The Problem Solver

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Size: 8.45 oz

Skin Type Combination, Normal, and Oily
Skin Goals Acne-Clearing, Brightening, and Detoxifying
  • Clove guards against acne
  • Activated Charcaol draws out impurities to detoxify skin
  • Cayenne warms, nurtures, rejuvenates
Pamper problems away

A powerful powder that transforms with water into a decadent mousse, this intensive mask is a tincture for complexion ills. Its soil nutrients, Activated Charcoal and antioxidant-rich spices warm on contact, melting deep into skin to magnetically pull out dirt, oil, and bacteria, calm breakouts, and unearth your most radiant skin.

Activate one tablespoon of powder with just less than an equal part water. Smooth over skin, and allow to dry fully. Rinse. For a more intense experience, try substituting water with The Honey Mud or organic yogurt or honey.


The corrective powers of this masque also provide an effective spot treatment for breakouts.

May Lindstrom

About The Brand

With her artisanal concoctions, May Lindstrom takes self-care rituals to luxurious new levels. The collection is handcrafted using only the finest exotic, sustainably sourced ingredients proven to transform skin health.

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Customer Reviews


    Jessica K. March 26, 2020

    I’ve been using this mask for over 5 + years and I can’t find anything that can deeply clean my face like this product. My skin always feels renewed after I use it! Highly recommend.

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  • Love it!

    Michelle B. January 26, 2020

    I love the smell of this mask, it also leaves my skin feeling super clean and clear!

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  • Not for me

    Ally L. August 22, 2019

    I’ve been eyeing this for a few months before deciding to buy it. Results were very disappointing after all the rave reviews. I gave it a month and saw no difference in my acne. I contacted the shop to return, they convinced me to give a few more tries in which I did and still no difference. Finally just shipped my return yesterday. P.S: I used it twice a week with and without manuka honey like instruction.

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    • From Follain:

      Hi there! We are so sorry that you didn’t love the Problem Solver and we are happy to hear that you have been in touch with our Customer Experience team to find a product that will work better for you! Be well, Team Follain

  • The biggest game changer

    Gillian G. July 23, 2019

    While I’ve been impressed with nearly every product I’ve purchased from Follain since my switch to clean beauty, this one is BY FAR the biggest game changer. I have some light acne scarring and an uneven skin tone overall. I’m someone who feels like she *has* to put on tinted moisturizer to leave the house. After using this mask ONE time, I went to dinner without a stitch of makeup on that evening. Obviously it’s not going to clear scarring or take my skin from a 4 to a 10 in one use, but it brightened and evened it out an impressive amount—enough to allow me to feel confident to go out with a bare face immediately after. If you’re on the fence, buy it. May Lindstrom products are heaven—and this one is particularly powerful. Plenty of product and worth the price—it’ll likely last me 6 months or so.

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  • Sensitive Skin!!!! Perfect cleansing

    Phonsuda C. April 05, 2019

    Leaves skin feeling soft and deeply clean!!!!

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  • Amazing stuff

    Jerilyn W. April 01, 2019

    Absolutely love this mask. I was hestaint at first due to its high price. However, a little goes long way and love how my facial skin feels and looks after use!

  • Great mask

    Jessica January 10, 2019

    My husband got me this mask for Christmas and I love it. The overall experience is amazing, smell great, the warm-tingling sensation is fun. Worth the money.

  • Excellent Product

    Adrianna December 10, 2018

    I love this mask. It warms but not too much. It brightens skin and helps decrease inflammation as well. May Lindstrom’s products are all fabulous and this one does not disappoint. I use it twice a week and then the clean dirt every other night.

  • Great mask

    Jeanne S. November 22, 2018

    I used this mask the other morning and then did not apply any make up just moisturizer. My husband commented on how fresh and glowing my face was. I have hormonal skin and this mask clears and brightens. It can be used more than once a week. Non drying and leaves your skin looking fresh. With consistent use I can see a brighter healthier looking face.

  • Hot mask

    Kristen L. November 16, 2018

    I grabbed a sample of this and wasn’t expecting a heated mask. It made me really hot on my face and I almost didn’t make it until it dried completely. I think I would need to try it again- I think the shock of the cayenne is what made me initially dislike it but the end results were good. My pores looked clearer the next day.

  • Love this mask! Even great for dry skin!

    Lauren B. October 31, 2018

    I love this mask, it is something I look forward to each week. I have dry skin but my pores get clogged very easily. This mask does the trick! I use it twice a week and have noticed that it helps to clear up my breakouts and improve the general quality of my skin. The warming effect of this mask and the divine smell help to create luxurious self care ritual. And it will last you forever!! This is a huge amount of product, which makes the cost very reasonable when compared to other clean masks.

  • Worth every penny

    Rachael B. September 06, 2018

    This mask does it all. When you apply it to your skin, it immediately feels like it’s working hard. I use this almost once a week, and it helps even my skin, pull out gunk in my pores, and brighten my complexion overall. This mask is meant to be left on for a while, too (I leave it for about 45 min), so it’s the perfect treat-yourself on a weeknight when you just want to mask and veg. This product is one of my very favorites.

  • another amazing may lindstrom mask.

    Pnwonderland September 02, 2018

    what can i say? i’m working my way through all of may lindstrom’s products and i have yet to be disappointed. this mask, like the clean dirt, whips up into a lofty mousse. sometimes to be extra decadent, i’ll mix it in with the honey mud. i can definitely feel the tingle and when i rinse, my skin is calm and detoxed.

  • Vacation Skin in a Jar

    Emma August 29, 2018

    You know when you go on vacation to somewhere warm and your skin clears up from being in the salt water everyday and is glow from being in the sun? Not sure how but this mask took both those things and put them in huge jar so that you can have that skin all the time without ever even going on vacation.

  • Obsessed with this mask

    Meredith M. August 23, 2018

    This is my Sunday night ritual, and I look forward to it all week. (And let’s be clear – I have a job and kids and a crazy life but this mask gets priority! It’s a deep, rich, warm scent, almost mocha or nutmeg, and it whips up to this amazing moussey texture. And THEN – you feel it working – going deep into your pores and pulling out a week’s worth of grime and stress. It comes in a huge jar – worth the money – and you can share it with your friends. I’ve recommended this to so many people.

  • It’s okay...

    Connie S. May 18, 2018

    Honestly, I wanted to love this since it had such rave reviews. But I don’t see much of an impact of use on my skin… and I’ve been using it for a while now. It’s definitely nice how big the jar is; you certainly get your money’s worth in longevity. But I can’t say it’s really done much for my skin. I’ll continue using though until I run out.

  • Felt like I tried everything.

    Julia M. March 21, 2018

    I was at a loss and this really surprised me. I was expecting way more tingle/heat and for it to really upset my sensitive and reactive skin for the night – but even when I first rinsed it off, my skin felt calmer. Any time I feel my face getting dull/broken out again, I pull this out. I find I can use it about once/twice a week without any irritation at all (any more and I get a little dry). I think May Lindstrom’s recommendations for how to use her products are actually really helpful – I rinse this off in the shower (makes a HUGE mess) and immediately put Blue Cocoon on my wet skin, and it’s just shocking how well it works. I didn’t want to believe the hype either but this stuff. is. so. good.

  • My favorite mask

    Faye S. March 02, 2018

    This mask smells HEAVENLY (kind of like Christmas!) and it makes a seriously dramatic difference in my skin. I have pretty good skin to begin with, but when I use this mask, it’s noticeably smoother and clearer. I got multiple random compliments from coworkers on my skin the last time I used it!

  • Great product but the tingle is intense!

    Megan P. February 25, 2018

    I like how this product feels and smells but was shocked at how intense the “tingle” felt. It’s more of a burn than a tingle. However, I love the results. Skin looks clearer and more even.

  • Super Fancy but worth it

    Rebecca W. February 14, 2018

    This product is super luxurious. I have combination skin and I find it works really hard on my fine lines and also draws out toxins. It smells great and I like that it tingles.

    I dont love that its a powder just because its a lot of work and I never I always end up with too much or not enough. Wish it maybe came with a spoon measure and/or a dish to mix it in.

  • Favorite Mask

    Alex C. January 21, 2018

    I love May Lindstrom products and this mask is no exception. It is my favorite facial mask and I use it at least once per week. I like to put it on in the morning before I shower so that it is easier to wash off. When it is first applied to starts to tingle and warm. You can feel it working. After washing off, I follow with a mild cleanser and toner to remove any excess that may remain. Then I follow with The Youth Dew and Blue Cocoon or Tammy Fender’s Antioxidant Cream. My skin is smooth and soft after this mask and my skin really glows afterwards. I think it just sucks all the impurities and dead skin away.

  • It's my secret

    Ml September 28, 2017

    It took me a year to finish my first jar of The Problem Solver (I used it religiously twice every week) and it’s worth every single penny. Make sure you pair it with a good followup- facial oil or whatever your secret weapon is. This mask resets your skin, allowing it to effectively absorb whatever treatment you put on after it. Armed with The Problem Solver and one of Bella Figura’s oil- I’ve managed to acquire a glow that confuses my friends (they think I’m pregnant, nope, it’s just The Problem Solver!). My skin is combination (oily, I break out, it’s dry in the winter, etc) and it’s great!

  • Honey Mud Heaven

    Sammie K. September 28, 2017

    One of my faaaavourite products! This mask not only smells like orange/chocolate/honey heaven, but it really works wonders on the skin! It’s thick and super hydrating, yet it still draws out impurities, soothes and plumps your skin. It can be used as a mild face cleanser too! Love love love!

  • Pore Shrinking, Skin Brightening!

    Robin July 29, 2017

    This is the mask I use most consistently – I try to do it 2-4 times per month. Right after the mask is applied, my face warms up and “tingles,” which is a nice way of saying burns a little, but that is normal and doesn’t last long. Afterward, I make sure to moisturize really well, and the next morning my pores look smaller and my skin looks brighter.

  • Literally solved my problems.

    Lk July 29, 2017

    My skin was kind of a mess. Cystic acne, blackheads, generally uneven. I debated making the investment on this product but finally did, and so glad I did so! I leave this mask on for 45-60 minutes once a week and my skin feels so incredible afterward. It literally sucks everything out and leaves your face soft and bright. I’ve read that some people feel a really intense burn (it contains cayenne) but for me it was a barely noticeable and a perfect amount, which I welcomed as it made me think it was working.

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  • Love this product and the experience of using it!

    Brooke M. July 25, 2017

    Don’t let the price scare you – consider this an investment piece. Has worked wonders on my hormonal acne. I have dry skin, so I use it only once per week only on my jawline (where I have acne), and 1-2x per month all over my face. I also love the whole experience of applying this product. It has a wonderful spiced smell, and feels tingly when I apply it. The perfect self care Sunday product – luxurious and hardworking. Love!!

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    Haley September 01, 2015

    Not only does this mask smell like chocolate, it works to clean out blocked pores and leaves my skin smooth to the touch. It is a little tingly when you first apply it to your face, which is great because you can tell it is working! A little goes a long way. I was able to get two masks out of just a teaspoon of the Problem Solver.

  • definitely worth the investment

    Ru April 10, 2015

    Love the tingly, detoxifying action of this mask! I like using this once a week/every 2 weeks to help decongest and clarify the skin. My skin always feels and looks better after every use. It’s best to wash it off in the shower (it will stain your face towels) plus the shower steam can help “soften” the mask for easier removal. For more sensitive skin types, add raw honey to help tone it down.

  • Worth every penny and more

    Janeen M. April 09, 2015

    This is one of the best masks I have used. It leaves my skin feeling clean and soft. Followed by Blue Cocoon and your favorite moisturizer your face is feels perfect!!!

  • You get your money's worth!

    Lisa February 20, 2015

    I love this stuff! I use it one a week to 2 weeks and it’s fantastic. My face has such an amazing glow after using it. I don’t like to wear much make up and this helps to keep my face balanced so I don’t need to use heavy concealers or cover up. There is a bit of a kick to it when you first apply it but it just reaffirms that it is working. Also, the container lasts forever so don’t let the price point deter you as it lasts a good year.