Hi everyone, it’s been a while and once again, I apologize. I’m in my final stretch of school currently, with my last semester of didactic learning and one year of rotations left. May 2018, I AM READY FOR YOU!! Anyways, I wanted to review this blackhead removing mask I ordered from Amazon a few days ago. I got it in the mail today and decided to give it a shot. I wanted to get back into reviewing beauty products for you all while also writing my usual blog posts. I decided against having a separate blog dedicated to beauty and lifestyle. Ok, so no more rambling, let’s get into the review.
I’ve seen so many videos on YouTube of people either creating their own charcoal mask with glue and activated charcoal or using a variety of pre-made masks to get rid of those nasty blackheads. I had tried the glue and charcoal mask years ago and it never worked for me, but I decided to give the “store” bought masks a go. I originally wanted to try the Hell Pore Clean Up mask, but because I’m cheap (lol) I decided to go with this mask.
- The bottle is really small compared to the Hell Pore Clean Up mask. You can see in the comparison picture that it is about the size of a pair of glasses in terms of length.
- The reviews on Amazon said there were no English instructions, but the box has English, Chinese, and Korean instructions.
- The smell is interesting. It’s not a terrible smell to me by any means. It kind of smells like the different hair products a hair dresser uses on you.
- It’s very thin. It was sliding off my finger while I prepared my camera to take a picture which is why that picture will appear a little blurry.
- Application of the mask is easy. I recommend using a brush to get a more even application, though this time I used my finger.
- I used this on my brother as well (haha), and though I avoided the eye area, he said it kind of burned his eyes and they started watering.
- For me, once you apply it the smell became overbearing, though like I said, it’s not a terrible smell by any means. (side note: my mom saw me and she’s like “Kya kai lagai hai tumne?” translation: did you put on muck/mold? LMAO)
- It takes about 45-50 minutes to dry completely.
- OH MY GOD WAS IT PAINFUL! I have a lot of peach fuzz on my cheeks, and while I avoided applying this to my sideburn area (Thank you Pakistani genes for sideburns that make any man envious), it still tugged at that tiny peach fuzz. It took my 20 minutes to remove because I had to keep taking breaks to calm down my face. The areas with peach fuzz were red and extremely sensitive once I pulled everything off.
- It doesn’t hurt to pull off the mask if you only apply it to your T-zone area (nose and forehead).
- If you have a lot of peach fuzz like me, I don’t recommend applying the mask all over your face. It hurts like a bish.
- My skin definitely looked a lot clearer. I was experiencing slightly oily skin around my forehead and nose, so this definitely helped with that. It removed some blackheads, but honestly not too many for me to think this is a holy grail product. I have read that you need to apply a really thick layer in order for it to properly remove blackheads.
- On my brother, it had removed a lot of gunk from his pores and his nose area seemed much more cleaner compared to mines. He’s not much into skin care, so his skin has significantly more problems than my skin.
- I had a few bumps (maybe pre-acne, I’m not really sure what they are) on my forehead that were noticeable less visible after removing the mask.
- My skin felt so soft and tight after this. I’m young, so I don’t need a tightening mask (yet), but I still like it when my skin feels more taut and clean after applying a mask.
- I had to wash my face with cold water and apply ice to calm down the areas where it pulled peach fuzz.
- WARNING PICTURES AHEAD! You can see for yourself how much dirt was on the peeled off mask.
- Did this mask work? Kind of
- Will I be doing this again? Yes, but only once every 2 weeks only on the T-zone area this time.
- Would you buy it again? No. I would want to try the Hell Pore Clean Up mask next once I run out of this.
- Rating: 3/5
There you guys go. I hope you all enjoyed this review. I did take before and after pictures of my nose and face, but they were not clear and I don’t feel entirely comfortable sharing my face with you guys yet. I want to maintain some privacy, hopefully you all understand. Let me know what else you want me to review!