Sometimes I’m lucky enough to be invited to new product launches, and recently I attended Dermalogica’s Charcoal rescue masque event at Liberty London. Not only was I super excited to attend an event at Liberty, a blogger’s dream, but have always wanted to try more Dermalogica products.
Without going into too much detail, charcoal (particularly activated) can provide many benefits to the skin. It draws out bacteria, poisons, chemicals, dirt and excess oils to the surface of the skin. It’s also proven to help fight acne. Particularly for us girls that work in London, pollutants and other nasties attach themselves to our skin all day and simply put, the charcoal rescue masque will help to get rid of this.
Ingredients that pack a punch
The charcoal rescue mask has a number of important ingredients to help improve the skins appearance. Activated charcoal helps to absorb impurities. Volcanic ash, sea silt and hydroxy acid is great at exfoliating the skin and helping to brighten the appearance. If you have rosacea, Niacinamide has anti-inflammatory benefits which help to reduce congestion and calm skin. Chilean wild mint helps to retexture the skin and temporarily reduce the appearance of pores.
How to use
After cleansing, apply a generous amount to the face and neck. After around 10 minutes lightly massage with wet hands in a circular motion. This will help to exfoliate the skin whilst removing the mask. I’d recommend doing the mask in the shower. As you can see from the swatch above, it’s a dark grey mask which can leave a messy sink if you’re not careful like me.
What do I think?
I love a good face mask, but I think this has be to my ultimate favourite. It’s has a faint mint smell and once applied, you can really feel it working. I’m was actually really surprised at how clean my face felt after application and has reduced the blemishes on my face. I would really recommend if you work in London or have oily/spot prone skin.