Today’s mask still remains a big mystery for me. Why? Well I can not find any information on the polish’d Detoxifying Charcoal Sheet Mask in terms of manufacturer’s website, places where to buy it online nor the ingredients of it. What I have is the packaged sheet with the basic claims, instructions how to use it and some warnings.
Claims from the manufacturer:
Minimize the appearance of your pores and brighten your skin with the detoxifying charcoal mask, while also removing blackheads, impurities, and excess oils. (Original grammar and punctuation from the pack are intact)
Directions from the manufacturer:
For best results thoroughly clean face, removing any makeup prior to applying the mask. Evenly pat the sheet mask onto the face using your fingers. Leave the mask on for 20 minutes. Remove the facial mask and massage the remaining serum into the face until it is fully absorbed.
WARNING: For external use only. Do not use on irritated, broken, swollen, sunburned, sensitive, excessively dry or acne prone skin. The pore purifying results may feel intense when removing the mask. To lessen the intensity, peel the mask off from the forehead to the chin in a downward motion. (Original grammar and punctuation from the pack are intact)
Oh boy, was I in for a ride with this one. So many surprises in one mask! Once I took it out of the pack I first thought it was just regular black charcoal sheet what is quite popular nowadays. Nop! The mask itself was made from standard white stretchy cotton and had a plastic coating that needed to be removed once applied on the face.(B.t.w. it would be nice if it was to be mentioned in the directions part on the mask). The sheet was coated in black colored serum. Another surprise!
I was sniffing it like a hound before I could sense mild lavender fragrance. So one ingredient besides the water and charcoal is discovered! I applied it onto my face noticing how narrow the cutouts for the eyes and mouth were. Application process was short, mask went on perfectly. Adherence was excellent. I did get the serum into my eye and it turned red immediately. I gently patted my eye off with cotton ball soaked in water and the unpleasant burning feeling was quickly gone.
I kept this mask on for 20 full minutes but it felt like I could go much longer with it on my face. I didn’t want to take the gamble and removed it according to what it said on the pack. While wearing it I managed to scare my hubby so he is not speaking to me now.
After I removed it off my face it had residue of black particles all over my face. According to the manufacturer I was supposed to leave it like that. No thank you! So I rinsed the black goo off and inspected my face. My skin was much smoother. I get the same feeling after my peeling by Philosophy. Something in it is definitely of acid origin! In terms of brightening, it lightened my face a bit, but not much.
Do I like this product? Not sure yet. We’ll see tomorrow if I get any breakouts from it as it said on the pack it is not suitable for acne prone skin.
+ Unique masking experience
+ Nice sleek front of the packaging
+ Suitable for oily skin
+ Smooths and brightens the skin
– Back of the packaging is missing the ingredients
– Didn’t like the stinging of the serum in my eye
– Not suitable for all the skin types
– Contains fragrance
– No information available on the manufacturer of this product
– Needs rinsing off
– Quite drying for the skin
Where to buy:
NL and BE: TKmaxx shops
Internationally: TKmaxx webshop
Price is 6€ per 5 pack
Thank you for reading!
Yours truly, Kati ?