Hey guys! So I’m sure most of you have seen or even tried one of those very black, very shiny peel off masks that have been all over social media. I was so intrigued to see how they worked, so I got in touch with the Cosmetic Distributors Australia guys who are based here in Perth and luckily they were up for allowing me to try a tube of the Shills purifying peel-off mask they supply, and share my experiences with you! I was intrigued obviously because the novelty of it looks cool, who doesn’t love a peel off mask? But mainly because of its ingredient – activated charcoal. I have used other charcoal face masks and have absolutely loved them! They really do it great job of detoxing, vitalising and calming my skin and I personally think this secret beauty ingredient is one of the best and effective to come into the main stream of late.
What is claims to do..
On the tube it says it..
- Increases vitality
- Is deep cleansing
- Removes dulling surface cells and impurities
- Vitamins and plant extract soften the skin to restore a youthful glow
How to apply (as per the Cosmetic Distributors website)
- Clear your face free of creams, oil and make-up; wash and pat dry
- Apply a nice even amount to black head prone areas, avoiding sensitive areas such as eyes, lips, eye-brows and your hairline; the thickness should just be sufficient to cover up the pores *If you have very dry skin, apply your toner first
- Wait 15 to 30min to dry; watch it turn from Gloss to Matt
- Slowly peel off the mask in an upward direction; chin to forehead
- Clean off any residue left by the mask with a cotton pad and a toner of your choice
- Re-apply toner with a fresh cotton pad in an upward direction to your whole face to help tighten and cleanse the pores thoroughly
- Finish with a moisturiser of your choice; night cream preferable
My First Experience!
I feel like most people who’ve tried this probably have a story of the first time they tried this compared to how they use it in the times after, because if you’re like me and love slapping that mask on all over to cover every pore, then think again with this mask! I made the mistake of covering my whole entire face and I must warn you, once it came to pulling it off it hurt like hell! It really sticks to your face so if you have baby/peachy hairs towards the outer of your face, they will get waxed out! Which may be a good thing for some but as I said, it hurt! I also applied it too close to my under eye, which I had tried to keep away from but it still wasn’t far enough, so pulling it off around that area was difficult and obviously won’t be good for that type of skin. It also tingled like crazy after the first use, but I haven’t noticed it since so maybe all the tiny hairs it pulled out aren’t there to pull anymore? I don’t know!
So my main tip would be to literally apply it to where you pores are largest, such as the middle of the forehead, the nose, the centre of the cheeks (not all the way to the peachy hairs) and the chin. The first couple of times it did draw out a couple of blemishes but I expected that with something like this, and has not happened the last few weeks.
How it feels directly after use..
Ok so once I pull it off, (which can be very satisfying once you’ve mastered the areas to avoid) I notice my skin feels SO smooth like baby smooth, and I think this is partly down to the lovely ingredients including the activated charcoal, vitamins and plant extracts. But I can definitely agree with the tube when it says it removes dulling surface cells because it does feel like your skin has had an exceptional exfoliation.
A few uses down the line..
I’ve used this at least once, sometimes twice a week for the last 5 weeks and I have loved the effect it’s had, I wanted to use something to really detox and vitalise me leading up to my wedding and it’s done just that. Like I said it did draw some impurities out and caused a couple of blemishes the first couple of times I used it, but ever since then it’s kept my skin radiant and so well-behaved! I love it!
Where to buy and how much..
If you’re looking to buy this and live in Australia, then you can for $15.00 along with FREE postage by clicking here. They also have a great deal where if you buy 2 or more you can get 1 free! I think the price is fantastic compared to other charcoal masks you can get, and this stuff works wonders!