I love love LOVE testing and trying out new skin care products, and I’m always drawn to peel off masks.
I was dragging Zach through Ulta a few days ago on the hunt for some new nail files, and on our way out I came across this line of skin care that I think (?) is a new line – or at least new in my Ulta store. Of course, I 100% blame the pretty and modern packaging. But also the $6.99 price for a decently sized tube of product.
Anyways, the one that immediately caught my eye was the ‘Draw It All Out Skin Detoxing Peel Mask with Charcoal + Plum’.*
- “works like a super charged magnet” to attract and bind dirt clogged in pores
- bamboo charcoal and wild plum work to detox pores and gently exfoliate
How To Use:
Apply to freshly cleansed and dried skin. Smooth a thin coating over face and neck, avoiding eye area. Allow mask to dry for 10-15 minutes then peel off starting from the jaw line upwards. Finish by rinsing skin thoroughly with warm water. Pat skin dry. Use 1-3 times per week on alternate days.
Precautions: A mild tingling sensation is normal upon application of this mask. Use with care. For external use only. Keep out of eyes. If irritation or rash develops, discontinue use.
This mask definitely smells super nice, very light and not overpowering in any way. On application, the mask is somehow thick but also a little runny – it spilled out of the tube while I was applying it to my face and made a tiny mess (oops). But overall it applied just fine, though somehow a little streaky, as you can see in the photo above.
There was no tingling or burning sensation, which I was sort of expecting since this is supposed to be a detoxifying mask.
Removal & Final Verdict:
At the end of 15 minutes it was time to peel!
I don’t know if it was that I maybe applied the mask too thin or it was the mask itself, but removal was definitely not an easy and clean peel. Nor did it seem to really clean out my pores or get rid of any blackheads. Though to be completely fair, since I’ve changed up my skin care routine in November(ish) my skin has been pretty clear and I’ve seen fewer blackheads in general.
I think my biggest disappointment is that I was kind of hoping that this charcoal peel mask would be sort of like the crazy black charcoal mask that was floating around on everyone’s Facebook pages a little while ago.
Overall, I think this is an ok mask. It’s good if you prefer peel off masks to those you simply wash off, but I personally feel like it didn’t really do anything for my skin. That being said, it may work wonders for your skin.
What’s your favorite skin care mask? Let me know if the comments below!
till next time,
*items in this post were purchased by me to use and review. for more information, visit my disclosure & policy page.