Watch: Should You Splurge or Save on Charcoal Masks?
On bad skin days, all we want to do is hit refresh and start anew with the cleanest face possible. Alas, real life doesn’t change with a quick Command+R. The good news: a charcoal mask is the next best thing. When the going gets rough, just cover your face in this tar-black goo and watch it go from bad to good.
Charcoal works wonders, especially for oily and acne-prone skin. Its detoxifying power unclogs pores and clarifies the skin tone, even after a single use! Test it out with with our two masks of the moment, below.
SPLURGE: Origins Clear Improvement Mask (100ml), P1,500
There’s no denying the Clear Improvement Mask’s purifying prowess. A blend of bamboo charcoal and white China clay, this mask purges deep-dwelling dirt so your skin feels squeaky-clean. Its silken texture is like that of a dense moisturizer. You can build it up thick or keep it light ‘n’ sheer for a gentle detox. Either way, this award-winning mask sucks out excess oil and toxins that would otherwise stay buried in your pores. Blackheads, be gone!
Shop it here.
SAVE: Beauty Bakery Charcoal + Clay Scrub Mask, P199
For beauties on a budget, the Charcoal + Clay Scrub Mask is an unbeatable find. It has both the exfoliating effects of a scrub and the purifying properties of a clay. For that, you can thank its two main ingredients: charcoal and olive seeds. This dynamic duo decongests pores and refines spotted skin—resulting in a glowing, grease-free face. At only P199, sulit would be an understatement.
Shop it here.
What’s your pick: Origins’ award-winning goo or Beauty Bakery’s budget hybrid?
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