You probably can't have missed the peel-off Charcoal mask hype over the past 6 months with images of rubber masks peeling off insta-glams almost every day. What was missing was what happened to your skin after the mask has come off and this is because some of the products early to the market included ingredients similar to PVA glue to turn the mask into a "peel-off" layer. You don't need to have spent years studying the skin to understand that stripping the skin with a glue is going todo more than simply remove the impurities in your pores.
Medik8's Activated Charcoal Refining Mask dries down to a rubber-like consistency that peels off in a single easy motion - this time without the side effects that comes with some other products.
You can use the mask as a weekly booster to help refine, clarify and revitalise the skin and once mixed with liquid, the bamboo charcoal powder transforms into a cooling gel that can be quickly and easily spread across the face. The mask has quickly become our favourite 10-minute bath time treat.
Not all Charcoal is the same..
The charcoal ingredients in Medik8's Peel Off Charcoal Refining Mask are ‘activated’ meaning it has been treated with water vapour to add holes into the charcoal, enhancing its surface area with millions of tiny pores. The Charoal's millions of pores act as a sponge to trap impurities, bacteria, dirt, pollution and excess oils.
Most of the Charcoal products leave my Dry..
While many masks of this nature are drying, Medik8's Activated Charcoal Refining Mask contains water-drenching hyaluronic acid, leaving the skin hydrated and plumped. Natural sugars work behind the scenes to immediately lift and firm the skin, while moringa extract adds essential antioxidant protection to keep fresh skin shielded from free radicals.
How do I use the Mask?
Cleanse with your normal double cleanse routine.
In the bowl provided, blend the charcoal powder with 30ml of water.
Using the spatula, mix for 30 seconds until smooth and thick.
Apply the mask over the face, avoiding the delicate eye area and lips.
Leave to set for 10 minutes. As you wait for it to set, breathe deeply to attain its full aromatherapeutic benefits.
Starting at the base, gently lift the mask away from the skin, removing any excess with a warm, damp cloth.
To supercharge your mask, mix the powder with Daily Refresh Balancing Toner. We suggest using filtered/bottled water as if using tap water, setting times may vary in some of Australia's hard water areas.
Why are there two different products for the Mask?
The first time you purchase the mask, select the 4 x satchets with mixing bowl and spatula. Then you can continue to purchase the masque in the 5 x satchet pack for even more mask goodness.
Medik8's Activated Charcoal Peel Off Mask Key Ingredients
Derived from natural bamboo, activated charcoal contains millions of tiny pores to absorb impurities from the skin; leaving it cleansed, refined and clarified.
A next-generation antioxidant that forms an urban shield on the surface of the skin to neutralise damage caused by environmental pollutants.
With a unique ability to attract and retain more than 1,000 times its own weight in water, hyaluronic acid draws moisture from the surrounding atmosphere into the skin, leaving the complexion both nourished and supple.