The Beauty Closet's Top 5 Recommended & Reviewed Charcoal Masks:

by Christina


Top 5 Charcoal Masks Under $40!

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1. GlamGlow

Bubblesheet Oxygenating Deep Cleanse Mask

$9*

*sephora.com pricing!

This unique sheet mask uses a carbonated fizzy-like foam to deeply penetrate to remove dirt, excess oil, and make-up left behind from build-up. Get the ultimate detox for under $10 with this super affordable, fun, and easy-to-use sheet mask- all while getting the spa experience at home :) Improves dullness, uneven skin tone, reduces pore size and cleanses pores, and reduces excess oiliness. Great for all skin types and contains no parabens, sulfates, or phthalates! Does however, contain black bamboo charcoal for deep detoxifying power :) 

 

 

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2. Boscia

Charcoal Pore Pudding Intensive Wash-Off Treatment

$38*

*sephora.com pricing!

This cool-looking charcoal mask features a black-and-white swirled design and not only features a unique design, but it detoxifies- while minimizing the appearance of pores and also balancing out the skin's hydration levels. Perfect for all skin types- this fantastic mask contains no parabens, sulfates, and phthalates either; it does however contain black and and white charcoal. Black charcoal has been know to absorb 1,000 times its weight in impurities that visibly purifies and provides deep cleansing as a result. White charcoal, is excellent in providing additional moisture and balancing the skin's hydration levels too. Kaolin clay is also added to boost the benefits of both charcoal types by absorbing excess oil to provide smooth skin and leave you with a radiant complexion.

 

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3. Peter Thomas Roth

Moor Please! Irish Moor Mud 3-Piece Kit

$38*

*sephora.com pricing!

Probably considered to be one of the best values featured in today's top 5 charcoal masks list, this fantastic kit has it all! Comes with a Irish Moor Purifying Cleansing Gel, Irish Moor Purifying Black Mask, and MaskTasker mask application and removal tool! The combination of Irish moor mud, activated charcoal, jijiki seaweed, and volcanic ash- this fantastic set comes with everything you need to get the best, detoxifying effects your are looking for. Reduces pore size, improves the look of fine lines and wrinkles, and improves dullness & an uneven skin texture! Tea tree oil and willow bark tone the skin and aid in reducing the pore size while also providing essential hydration to the skin. The all-in-one soft touch applicator tool provides application & massaging capabilities with a remover for precision multi-tasking that is re-usable and designed to work with other Thomas Roth masks! Great for all skin types and a wonderful deal for all 3 items!

 

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4. Yes To Tomatoes

Clear Skin Detoxifying Charcoal Mud Mask

$3.29*

*ulta.com pricing!

Looking to snag something super affordable and still get an effective charcoal mask out of the process? Yes to Tomatoes has your solution with this wonderful charcoal mud mask that is super-rich and provides the ultimate detoxifying power- without breaking the bank! Perfect for acne-prone skin, this one contains not only charcoal- but salicylic acid to aid in ridding the skin of dirt and other impurities. Kick breakouts to the curb with this fabulously inexpensive mask and your skin will thank you!

 

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5. Art Naturals

Black Peel Off Face Mask

$13*

*artnaturals.com pricing!

Last, but certainly not least...is one of the peel-off versions of the traditional type charcoal masks out on the market today. I've come across a couple that were a peel-off type and they were terrible in several ways. One of the biggest issues I discovered, was that many of these similar products were hurtful when peeled off of the skin and seemed to do more harm than good to my skin :( As that was the opposite direction in which I wanted to go, I had stayed away from similar charcoal peel-off masks until I came across this one. That's because this one doesn't actually contain charcoal..it just looks as though it does ;)

What it does contain however, is plenty of wonderful ingredients like Almond Oil, frankincense gel, black clay, and rye powder. This fantastic mask leaves the skin renewed, hydrated, tightened, toned- with improved skin texture too! the skin also looks brighter, with blemishes diminishing and becoming soothed as well! Use once weekly as an anti-aging treatment that not only purges clogged pores of dirt, oil, and bacteria that end up creating blackheads and breakout, excess make-up is removed- leaving the skin looking & feeling rejuvenated :)

The best part? It doesn't cost an arm-and-a-leg and won't hurt when peeling off. Simply apply a thick layer, as evenly as possible across your entire face [that's been freshly washed]; leave on for up to 30 mins. and then gently, slowly peel the mask off. Rinse your face with warm water and pat your skin dry. Can be used up to twice weekly and is okay for all skin types to use. 



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