40 something female entrepreneur.
Navigating life, love, work, and travel. A collector of fashion and accessories. Lover of make up and beauty products. A DIY er. Fan of travel; intrigued by small towns, museums, and ghost towns. Movie and music enthusiast!
I never do this but...I was sold by a Facebook add. Sucker! I purchased the "magical" charcoal facial mask. It promised to clean pores, removing make up, dirt, black and white heads. It was about $14 with shipping and came with no instructions.
I have used it 3 times and be prepared it is messy. The mask is an oogy thick black gel type fluid which is runny, so when you squeeze it from the tube work fast. This stuff is not for prissies!
The 1st time I used the mask it was difficult to remove, because I didn't use nearly enough for it to dry into a mask that would simply peel off. I had to really scrub my face to get it off. Epic fail. The 2nd time I used more but it still was not enough for a mask that would peel away.
This 3rd time I used a lot! And it worked!
Finally it was enough to form the plastic like mask that would peel off after drying. But it was a tad painful, the mask is really stuck to your face. Frenchie once said, "beauty is pain."
After I removed the mask, there were no visible signs of dirt, black heads etc. on the mask. I wanted to see something after the mess and pain!
My skin did feel clean and smooth. It hurts as you peel it off, I will not lie. I think it takes the 1st layer of skin off.
Also remember, this mask is goopy. I would suggest using plastic gloves, because it gets all over your hands. You really have to scrub to get it off. The mask also left a mess in my sink. But now my sink it super clean.... more scrubbing.
So in short I probably would not order the product again.
I get more pore clearing / cleaning from Biore Strips and they are easier, quicker, less painful, and not messy to use. Aren't you glad sucker me bought this and not you! ;)