Face masks have become an integral part of my skincare routine. After a busy day or week at work, I love nothing more than a long soak in the bath with a mask. Or indeed on the sofa, watching Netflix. I try a tonne of masks and am always on the hunt for the ‘next best thing’. Whether it’s £5 or £50, if it works I’m all ears.
The most recent skincare product I’ve tried is Dermalogica’s Charcoal Rescue Masque. Firstly, I must apologise I do not have a picture of the product, I have recently had problems uploading photos due to memory issues on my hard drive. I’m trying to get this sorted as you read this (well maybe not right now, more than likely, as it’s 9am on a Sunday I’m putting together some avo on toast mix). Check Instagram and I will try to post a photo today of the product and once I am able, I will update this post with said picture.
Getting back to the masque in question….
After testing what seems like hundreds of tubes and pots of masks, my skin seems to favour some kind of charcoal/detox one. My favourite for a long time has been The Sanctuary’s Thermal 5 Minute mask. Great value for money and it does the job. Dermalogica’s Charcoal tube is an ‘all-in-one treatment masque to detoxify, brighten and invigorate’ the skin. Sounds similar.
As most charcoal masks go, the formula is fairly dark grey in colour and thick in consistency. Scent-wise, it’s non offensive and smells slightly on the medicated side of things.
After cleansing, I applied the product all over my face and neck area. Dermalogica recommend leaving on for 7-10 minutes (I always leave on for the maximum time), and then to massage the face area with damp hands to exfoliate the skin.
As the product dries on the skin, it feels quite tight and slightly tingly. Even though I have sensitive skin, it didn’t irritate at all. There are a tonne of ingredients packed into this product to pep up dull, tired skin. Here are just a few:
Binchotan Charcoal: To absorb impurities.
Sulfur: To promote cell turnover.
Niacinamide: To reduce congestion.
Chilean Wild Mint: To help refine pores.
I haven’t used any Dermalogica products for years, however I am impressed. After each use (I have been testing for around 3 weeks now) my skin feels great. It exfoliates extremely well and skin feels ultra-clean and glows. It seems quite intense though so I’m limiting use to just once a week.
If you are on the hunt for a new charcoal mask and don’t mind splurging, this is a fantastic one to try. My skin has been much calmer and somewhat happier. The texture also seems different after use; much smoother. If you’ve made it to the end of this post, I am sure to have had my avocado on toast by now and more than likely it’s time for another face mask, uummm which shall I use today? I wonder…
Which face mask are you loving at the moment? I’ve read a tonne of mixed reviews on Dermalogica’s Charcoal Rescue Masque, have you tried it? What do you think?