Jun 30, 2017
These 25 Charcoal Masks Give Will You the Deepest Clean Ever
Summer may be the season of warm-weather shenanigans, but as far as our complexions are concerned, it also means sunscreen, sand, sweat, and oil that make their way into our pores. Our skincare game gets extra serious this time of year, and charcoal is the perfect detoxifying ingredient to rely on. Scroll through for our favorite charcoal masks. (Photo via Popsugar Australia)
Charcoal has been a beloved skincare ingredient for years because its benefits are endless: It can control oil, draw out gunk from pores, clarify your skin, and prevent premature aging. (Photo via @thefabjunkie)
Charcoal-infused products — ranging from masks to cleansers to treatments —can work wonders on a range of skin types. For oily skin, use charcoal masks a couple times per week to help keep sebum at bay. If you have dry skin, a charcoal-enhanced product can help balance out your complexion — just don't forget to seal it all in with moisturizer. (Photo via @cbadmalice)
L'Oreal Detox & Brighten Clay Mask ($13): To address your dull, tired skin, this affordable clay mask works to remove dirt and oil.
Mint Skin The Darkside ($33): This Aussie face mask comes in single-use pre-miexed packages that you apply for just a few minutes.
Caolion Blackhead Steam Pore Pack ($38): This Caolion mask contains nature's best ingredients like botanicals and herbs to cleanse, brighten, and smooth.
Sephora Collection Nose Strip ($3): If you have an issue with blackheads on and around your nose, these affordable charcoal nose strips are for you. Pop them on and say bye bye to impurities with the lift of the strip.
Peter Thomas Roth Irish Moor Mud Purifying Black Mask ($58): The special mud in this mask is 9,000 years old and harvested by hand in Ireland. Combined with seaweed, volcanic ash, and charcoal, it provides a serious cleanse that'll leave you fresh and hydrated.
Boscia Charcoal Pore-Minimizing Hydrogel Mask ($8): Take a few minutes to relax with this mask on and your skin (and you as a whole!) will feel less stressed and totally detoxified.
Fortitude Provisions Charcoal Face Scrub ($24): Scented with sage and lavender, this charcoal scrub provides micro-exfoliation that's suitable for even the most sensitive of complexions.
Erborian Black Cleansing Oil ($29): If you love what charcoal masks do for your skin, this cleansing oil will take your routine to the next level.
Origins Clear Improvement Active Charcoal Mask to Clear Pores ($26): This popular purifying product deep cleans and visibly reduces pore size with the help of bamboo charcoal and white China clay.
Erno Laszlo Detoxifying Hydrogel Mask ($60): These luxurious sheet masks perfectly fit the contours of your face, allowing the charcoal to sink deeply into the skin.
Dr. Brandt Magnetight Age-Defier ($75): You've never seen a mask quite like this one. When you're ready to remove it, you actually use the triangle magnet to pull up the iron-based formula. Then, massage in the leftover product and you're set!
LILFOX Bamboo Charcoal Purifying Face Mask ($58): After applying this treatment, your skin will feel squeaky clean and calm, thanks to lavender and frankincense.
Dr. Jart Pore Minimalist Black Charcoal Sheet Mask ($8): This 15-minute sheet mask is infused with Korean charcoal that's ideal for controlling blemishes, large pores, and excess sebum.
URBAPOTHECARY Charcoal Burdock Mask ($22): Not only does this mask use charcoal to fight acne, but it also relies on burdock root (which contains vitamins B and E) to boost circulation and detox the skin.
GLAMGLOW SUPERMUD Clearing Treatment ($69): How could we round up charcoal masks without mentioning the award-winning Glamglow? This mask lifts away dirt and oil, leaving you with a radiant complexion.
ONE LOVE ORGANICS The Cleansing Charcoal Sponge ($10): Give your routine a boost with a purifying charcoal cleansing sponge. It'll give you smoother, softer skin while cleaning out your pores.
Yes to Charcoal Peeling Mask ($16): This gel mask peels away impurities — without the crazy pain.
Bare Minerals Dirty Detox Skin Glowing and Refining Mud Mask ($35): If you love a good pore-clearing detox mask that doesn't get super hard and crumble, this mud mask will be your saving grace.
Derma E Purifying 2-in-1 Charcoal Mask ($20): Apply this mask to draw out dirt, oil, and general grossness from deep within your pores.
Little Barn Apothecary Coconut Ash + Earth Deep Cleansing Mask ($50): Bright, clear skin is in your future after masking up with this pick. Coconut extract and carrot seed ensure hydration is on lock.
Biore Self Heating One Minute Mask ($8): Clean out those pores with the self-heating mask that literally takes only one minute to work its magic.
Grancia Organics Deep Pore Magnets ($32): Heal and prevent breakouts with this powerful, bamboo charcoal-packed product.
Dermalogica Charcoal Rescue Masque ($47): This popular detoxing mask uses volcanic ash, sea salt, and AHAs to brighten, exfoliate, and clarify your complexion.
The Body Shop Himalayan Charcoal Purifying Glow Mask ($28): There's nothing better than being able to clear up your skin and achieve a glowing complexion at the same time. Bamboo charcoal, green tea leaves, and organic tea tree oil work synergistically to give you the best skin ever.
Cocovit Coconut Charcoal Face Mask ($38): If excess oil is an issue for you, you'll adore this Ayurvedic mask that gently removes toxins and oil. Anti-inflammatory turmeric keeps everything calm and comfortable.
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Kristen is a Massachusetts based beauty & fashion writer. Chances are if you see her, she'll be covered in makeup swatches, raving about her new favorite face mask and wearing a band tee. She also has an unhealthy obsession with her two Boston Terriers and anything buffalo chicken.