Size: 1.7 oz.
Price: $16.58 – $19.50
Today we’re taking about the derma e Purifying 2-in-1 Charcoal Mask. derma e is a family owned company that has been making skincare products since 1984. Their products are cruelty, paraben, phthalates, sodium lauryl sulfate, petrolatum, and GMO-free they are also 100% vegan. The Charcoal Mask specifically is also gluten-free which is a big one for me.
Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Kaolin, Bentonite, Glycerin, Prunus Armeniaca (Apricot) Seed Powder, Fucus Vesiculosus (Bladderwrack) Extract, Undaria Pinnatifida (Wakame, Kimarine®) Extract, Charcoal Powder, Epilobium Angustifolium (Canadian Willowherb™) Extract, Panthenol (Provitamin B5), Organic Camellia Sinensis (Green Tea) Leaf Extract* (.1%), Menthyl Lactate, Potassium Sorbate, Phenoxyethanol, Ethylhexylglycerin
A charcoal mask is generally used to clean and unclog the pores and that is exactly what this mask is designed to do, along with exfoliating. The derma e Charcoal Mask uses activated charcoal to pull out toxins, apricot seed powder to exfoliate gently, marine algae to help skin resiliency and purity, and kaolin/bentonite clays to absorb excess oils. With the Kaolin and Bentonite Clays you’re going to want to be careful using this mask if you have dry skin. If you’ve been around for awhile then you know that I have severely dry skin with eczema, however, my large pores still get clogged and need to be deep cleaned. I loved what the derma e Charcoal Mask did for my skin and pores and I’ll probably keep to the once a week use out of the 1-2 times it suggests.
My only complaint about the derma e Charcoal Mask is the packaging. The mask comes with a seal beneath the cap that you have to remove before using the product. Once I did that it seemed that the product started drying before coming out of the tube. The first time I used it I had to resort to taking off the plastic cap and having someone squeeze the product with extreme force into my hand and dealing with the small bits that would come out at a time. I don’t know if a different kind of packaging would have made this better or if something needs to be added to the product to help it out. When tough packaging is the only complaint I have about a product I think it’s a good one!