First Impressions: Masque B.A.R, Luminizing Charcoal Peel off mask

I’ve seen videos of people peeling these thick black masks off, crying because of how painful it is and I thought, “I need this mask”.

Sadly I can never remember which brands are the most painful looking, more pain more gain right?

When I was in Boots today I had a good old look around the skin care section and found these face masks by Masque Bar.  They seemed to tick the boxes, charcoal, peel, “deep cleansing”. My skin has been really bad lately, it never feels clean and I’ve been getting a lot of break outs, so I wanted something that I was really going to feel.  I also wanted to get a few products that I could make a regular part of not only my facial routine but my general skin routine, I also suffer from a lot of body acne. I picked up the Simple Cleansing Oil and  a Biore Pore penetrating charcoal bar.

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So, enough chit chat. what about the mask!

For £9.99 you get 3x 10ml packets each of which is 1 mask.  The packets are a little annoying, the mask itself is very thick and sticky and when you’re trying to squeeze the goop out without getting it everywhere it can get a little tricky, I called for backup and even with a second pair of hand it was tough.

The mask starts to dry very fast and becomes difficult to evenly smooth over your face so you need to be quick getting it all slathered on.  However this does mean that once it’s on your face its not going anywhere until you rip that sucker off!  With some soap and hot water you can get it off your hands pretty easy.

For a deep cleansing, detoxifying mask it’s surprisingly soothing, I find some masks make my face tingle or can get a little warm, this one it quite pleasant to  wear, which is good because you’ll be wearing it for 30mins while it dries.

I started getting a little nervous ones it got towards the removal.  It was a little tough to find a good spot to start, you need to pull the mask downwards when removing but I’d applied a little thinly around my hair line. Side note:  It’s a bitch to pull out of your hair… Try to avoid…

The removal was actually pretty satisfying, not painful, a little uncomfortable on some of the more delicate areas near the eyes but there were no tears.  My face feels amazing, smooth, clean, fresh and it looks brighter.  See below for obligatory ‘look what came out of my face’ photo.

I will be adding this to my skin care routine, one of the best masks I’ve used recently.  Just need to find a quick way to remove it from the package…

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So this was in my chin… Nice right?

What other masks should I try?

Bx

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