Once upon a time I wrote a post about the benefits of charcoal, and how it can be used in the beauty world. I used to use a face wash that contained charcoal, because I felt it really helped clear out my skin and left it feeling soft, smooth, and refreshed. But knowing that I have very problematic skin, I went through a rough phase about a year ago where I stopped using all extra products that I didn’t feel were necessary in my skincare routine.
Now that my skin is the healthiest it’s been in a long time, thanks to a stable routine and the fact that my skin is a little bit less temperamental, I am able to introduce new products here and there for added benefits. The most recent product I have tried is the Boscia Charcoal Pore Pudding, which helps, similarly to my old charcoal face washes, to draw out dirt and impurities.
I honestly didn’t know if I would like this mask, because I had heard mixed reviews online, but I’m a fan of the brand Boscia, and the fact that this ‘pudding’ is supposed to be gentle on the skin made me really excited to try it.
About the product:
It is a combination product made up of both black and white charcoal mixed together to help minimize the appearance of pores while keeping the skin healthy and balanced. The black substance is bamboo charcoal, used to draw out all of the oil and dirt on your skin. The white section is the white charcoal to help purify and balance the skin. There is also clay to help with oil, sebum, and dead skin cells from the surface of the skin.
Directions for use:
The mask comes with a small spoon-like spatula that you can use to apply the product to your face and rub around, or you can use your fingers. Either way, wash your hands and clean the spatula so you aren’t spreading any germs around on your skin! When using, you are supposed to apply a thin layer of pudding to your face, ensuring that you get black and white sections mixed together on the skin – you will look like a gray monster. You can leave this mask on for about 15 to 20 minutes, and then rinse off with warm water.
I really liked this mask! I always have mixed feelings trying a new product because of reading reviews, and wondering how it would act on my sensitive skin, but overall I think this is a quality product that I will continue to use. I noticed when I applied this to my face it really is thick like a pudding, but it’s easy to spread out/mix, and it does not get overly hard or drying on the skin to the point that it’s difficult to get off. When I splashed water on my face the mask became a nice wash and came off very easily, leaving my skin feeling clean, smooth, and refreshed.
Price at Sephora: $38
I think that because the jar has a substantial amount, and you don’t need a lot for each use, I’ll have this face mask in my skincare routine for a while (rotating it in once or twice a week). Has anyone else tried this mask yet? Or better question, does anyone have any masks they recommend I try that are suitable for sensitive skin? Let me know, I always love to hear from you and try new things!
Until next time,