Hey Ladies! I love (exponent 10) trying new things. I LOOOOVE it!
My 3 favorite things to try are technology, kid’s stuff and beauty product or accessories. The last one being my favorite of them all.
The product I tested: a charcoal face mask
So I have been using the Purifying Charcoal Mask from Beautycounter for the last 3 months and let me tell you that I can’t live without it. Note: Since I bought it, they had changed the packaging, but be certain it is the same product I used for this test. They even created a set to go with this mask, including a face mist and a facial oil. Those I haven’t try yet.
My honest review
First of all
The fact that it doesn’t contained harmful chemicals is a must.
If you don’t know Beautycounter, their mission is to ban more than 1500 potentially harmful chemicals from their cosmetics and skin care products; which is really important to me. You can even find their Never List™ on their website which states which chemicals they have banned from their products (see it by yourself by visiting www.beautycounter.com/en-ca/the-never-list/).
I love what it does to my skin. It is as simple as that.
How to categorize my skin type? Nor oily, nor super dry, so I suppose it is kind of normal, if their is such a word to describe our skin. When I put the mask on my face it is kind of refreshing. It has for sure something to do with the peppermint oil it contains. It does tingle a bit so it feels like it does something to my skin and I love it.
Too often we put a mask on and there is no sensation at all, nothing, and we do not even feel it is there. But with the Beautycounter mask it is not the case; we feel it. And it penetrates our pores deeply. We can see by looking at our more enlarged pores (think about your nose or your forehead for instance): it is darker where it penetrates our pores and the rest of the mask dries completely and is grey instead of blackish.
Last but not least
It is super effective in just 10 minutes! Our time is precious and you can squeeze it in your busy routine without a doubt. I like to put it on after my shower, once my face is clean. 10 minutes later I rinse it with a damp cloth and then I am ready to put my moisturizer on.
Let me be clear: afterwards, you skin feels a bit dry. So as soon as you wash it off, put your moisturizer on and like magic, no more dryness feeling. My face feels clean and refresh. You just have to use it once a week and you can even put it locally on your zits for a night treatment. Wonderful! My husband really like seeing me with black spots all over my face as soon as he opens his eyes in the morning (!).
You got to try it!
If you want to try Beautycounter products and you do not know where to begin, buy the Purifying Charcoal Mask and give it a try, you won’t be disappointed.
Disclaimer: I bought this product using my own money; didn’t received it for a testing purpose.