Hello peeps. Charcoal face masques have been very popular recently so when offered the opportunity to review one for you gorgeous people I jumped at the chance.

Said to instantly detoxify and brighten all skin conditions this masque contains charcoal, volcanic ash, sea silt, bamboo and sulphur to give skin a healthy, vibrant and balanced glow. The idea is to draw out impurities, refine pores, calm redness, improve skin texture and smoothness while addressing skin ageing, dullness, breakouts and sensitivity.

Application is simple enough. After cleansing I applied this generously to my face and neck while avoiding the eye area. You can leave it on for between 7-10 mins. I left it on for 10. It goes a little stiff, but nothing drastic. My chin and other areas of my face started to feel a bit prickly and uncomfortable, but I persevered and waited until the time was up. Then I lightly massaged with very wet hands to enhance exfoliation. I couldn't quite remove all of the product easily with just my hands as my skin still felt a bit gritty so I did what I usually do and used a face cloth with water to speed up the process. I then rinsed went over my skin with a face wipe to ensure all the product was gone and applied moisturiser.

So am I now a charcoal face masque convert?

I am sad to say with this particular product I am not swayed. I love Dermalogica as a skincare brand, but this product was definitely not for me. It just did not feel comfortable sitting on my skin. It was like little pin pricks probably where I had impurities being drawn out. I didn't have a drastic reaction to the product or anything, but my skin felt like it did not appreciate the masque at all. It was like my skin had been zapped of moisture and although I am sure impurities may have been drawn out I did not see any obvious improvement in my skin.

Because of my experience using this product I can not recommend it unfortunately. I think sensitive and fragile skin types should be especially careful if considering using this masque.

Please leave details of your charcoal face masque experiences below along with recommendations.

Love to you all

Vicky xx


Hi everyone. I am not going to go into a massive ramble about why I have been away, but I am having problems with my laptop so please be patient if my posts are not as frequent.

I have been sent a great skincare tool to review that costs just £2 so read on if you want to know more.....

This is a face cloth that boosts the performance of the cleansing products you already use to remove dirt and make-up. 

Simply wet the mesh as well as your face and neck. Add any cleanser of your choice into the centre of the mesh and rub between your hands to create a lather. Then hold the ring with one hand and squeeze the foam out with the other.

The amount of lather created is much more than you would get by just using your hands so you are using less of your cleansing products and saving money!

I was kindly also sent the DHC FACE WASH which works really well with this product creating a very generous foam. The face wash is very gentle so perfect for sensitive skin types.

Check out the links for more product information and also to watch the foaming mesh in action.

I use these two products now morning and night as they make removing dirt and make-up so quick and easy.

Share your favourite DHC skincare products in the comments with reasons why. I would love to hear your recommendations.

Image not my own.

Love to you all

Vicky xx

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