While I was skeptical to get this mask because of the price ($41.00 from Sephora) I am so glad I decided to give it a chance. The peel off style mask is formulated to detoxify, purify and brighten skin and that’s exactly what it does. The first time I used it I found it hard to get off due to the fact I probably wasn’t as liberal with the product as I should have been. I did this in hopes of prolonging the product, but with my second application I used a bit more and found it was much easier to remove. The consistency is a thick (obviously black) gel and it is quite easy to spread evenly over the face. When I did have trouble removing it I resulted to just rinsing it off with warm water.
My skin has been a mess this winter, Vancouver’s constant changing weather of sun, rain and snow, as not been helping my skin at all, but this mask has helped to keep it under control. I usually leave the mask on for about 15 minutes or until I feel that it’s dry and my face is a little tight and then simply peel off to remove. The antioxidants in it help strip away dead skin and I find it to be a more gentle way of exfoliating than using a harsh scrub. I love that it helps with exfoliating and also reducing the size of my pores. I have quite large pores around my cheeks and nose but I see instant results in that they appear smaller after using this.
I like using it on a Thursday or Friday so my skin becomes the perfect base for makeup application and in turn in end up using less foundation and concealer because my skin looks and feels better. While this is a pricey facemask I think it is worth it for the effect is has on my skin, especially in the winter when my skin is looking dull and lifeless. Overall I’m enjoying this product and wile I don’t think I will have to repurchase any time soon due to the fact I don’t use it often, I will once I run out.
Overall I give this product a 7/10
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