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Charcoal sounds more like the stuff of a smoky grill than a radiant complexion—but in this mask from Dr. Jart+, active charcoal shows its stuff as a natural cleanser. This black sheet mask (presoaked in serum for easy application) delivers a blend of charcoal, spearmint extract, and arginine to purify and tighten pores without irritating skin.
Disclaimer: I love Dr. Jart products and when I decided to repurchase my faves it was a no-brainer to grab the charcoal sheet mask. And hey, it was free.
I'm not usually a mask kinda gal ( I ain't got time fo that), but as I said, I'm familiar with and like Dr. J products, and charcoal is the newest face rage (and it was free), so I made time for this.
It's pretty easy to use: start with a clean face, open the envelope and line-up the holes in the black mask with the ones on your face. My 9 yo son said I looked like a bank robber. I thought I looked like a character from American Horror Story...I digress. So I sat on the edge of the tub soaking my toes for 15 minutes while the kid read to me from his joke book and I let the mask do it's work.
Mostly you smell (and sorta feel) the spearmint. I guess the charcoal must be super finely ground or part of the material of the mask. I had no idea it was there - no black marks or grittiness.
When the time was up (and following the directions) I pulled the mask off, disposed of it, and massaged the remaining product into my skin. My skin felt dewey (a tad tacky) and refreshed. Normally I would wear a moisturizer to bed, but since I was trying out the new product I went to be bare-faced. In the moringing I did a close inspection...my pores did seem smaller. My skin felt smooth, not dry (or tacky).
The price is alot cheaper than going to a spa to have a pore-reducing facial, and hey, this was FREE.
This product is incredibly comfortable, easy to use and works like a dream. I tend to have relatively sensitive skin and not only did it work well it didn't bother my skin at all!5
This was an interesting sample. I really liked the way my face felt after using. I've never used anything like it before. I felt my pores were smaller after. Face felt great.4
So amazing - my skin felt great after one use. I would definitely use this product again. I would have enjoyed getting more than one sample!5
Dr jart is the man so this is the mask, works wonders I couldn't be more impressed, will inspire hoarding and also envy, envy usually costs a lot more than this...5
I have used fabric masks before so I was familiar with the application - my husband likes to poke fun at me when I wear one and the dog won't come near me. This mask sample was no exception, but they'll get over it. I would use this again if only for the scent - it was very refreshing and soothing. I cannot say for sure if there were any lasting benefits for my skin as I've only used it twice so far (tip: don't throw the mask away after using it. Put it in a zipper bag and save it - there's still a good amount of product left on it, so get as many miles out of it as possible!). However, my skin did feel softer and I didn't have any break outs afterwards which is a good thing. I would recommend this.4
It was my first time using a mask that was actual fabric soaked with the treatment that you just leave on. I guess my skin looked a little nicer, but I can't tell if that was just from the serum that was on it. I did break out, but I have a tendency to do that whenever I try new skincare products on my face.3
I found it awkward to apply and use since it is a paper mask instead of a something I can apply myself. I'm not a fan of doing masks this way so I didn't like the product but you might.2
This mask was easy to apply and get off. I loved the peppermint smell and it took away my blackheads. I will be buying more.5
Easy to use and my skin feels super soft now. It made my skin feel a little oily a couple hours later though. I haven't seen a different in my pores but I've only done it once..4