It's been a while since I've reviewed a face mask on this little blog, which I think is mostly because I've been using the type that come in tubes rather than sachets, and consequently using less of a variety of masks. However, I have tried a new one today! I think I received the Blackhead Killer Peel-Off Mask as part of a giveaway prize and it's been sat in my drawer waiting its turn ever since.
Carbomer, Triethanolamine, CI 77266, Diazolidinyl Urea,
Algin, Iodopropynyl Butylcarbamate.]
I wasn't really sure what to expect from this mask, as the packaging doesn't give much away ("Usage: After 10 minutes drying, gently peel off the mask. Cleanse with warm water and apply and delicious face moisturiser."), so I was quite surprised when I snipped open the sachet and squeezed out a thick black gel. I have used black peel-off masks before so I wasn't put off by it; it just wasn't what I was expecting for some reason. I found the mask was quite difficult to spread evenly over the skin (you can see below it's a little patchy), with the 10ml in the sachet being just about the right amount for covering my whole face (excluding my eyes and lips, obviously!). The mask dried fairly quickly, which is always a bonus when you're hanging round looking like you've fallen face-first into a tar pit... I'd say around 10-15 minutes. This was a very satisfying mask to peel off, coming away from the skin in pleasingly large pieces. I did find removing it made my eyes water a little, which leads me to suggest you may be better giving this one a miss if you have very sensitive skin. However, the slight pain was worth it for the sheer amount of gunk I could see on the chunks of peeled-off mask! I could plainly see that the mask was doing its work and clearing out my pores a treat; particularly around my nose and chin, my blackheads are noticeably reduced after using this mask once. They are by no means gone altogether but there are definitely fewer of them. A word of warning; should you happen to get the mask in your eyebrows, I'd recommend washing it off rather than peeling, unless you want to end up missing half an eyebrow..!
Blackhead Killer Peel-Off Masks are available from StyleLux at their RRP of £14.95 for a pack of five 10ml-sachets, equating to just under £3 per mask. I've never ordered from StyleLux so I wouldn't like to comment on them as a store, though they do offer free shipping on orders over £10 and a money-back guarantee if you're not satisfied after the first use. I have also found the masks for sale on eBay at £7.99 for five, though again I haven't bought from this specific seller so I can't recommend them. Overall, I found the Blackhead Killer Mask to be an effective way of cleaning out my pores and leaving my skin looking clearer and feeling smoother; it worked well with my oily skin. If you have sensitive skin I'd be careful but otherwise I'd recommend these as an easy way to remove blackheads at a reasonable price point! Have you tried Blackhead Killer Masks? What's your favourite peel-off mask?
[*Please note I did not purchase this product with my own money. However, as always, my review is 100% my own opinions.]