Admittedly, when you squeeze this product out of the tube, its a bit intimidating. I mean, it looks like asphalt! Never mind though - it works up to a great exfoliating treatment that leaves the skin really feeling polished as the name promises.
Charcoal provides great benefits to the skin such as drawing out dirt and bacteria and fighting acne. Sugar has firm but gentle exfoliating particles that help to remove dead layers and brighten the skin. This Charcoal and Black Sugar Mask is no "micro bead" hosh posh. You'd get a real exfoliation from it but without it feeling too harsh and leaving the skin dry and irritated.
As you can see in the photo above, the sugar particles are sizable but smooth, so they won't scratch and inflame the skin. Whenever I use it, my face feels super clean and smooth and has a subtle glow.
You may have noticed this product is also marketed as a mask but I think its texture better serves as a scrub. Sometimes, after I give my face a good scrub with this, I leave it on for a few minutes in the shower and rinse it off. I haven't noticed any difference between washing it off right away or leaving it on for an extended time.
Overall, I am really happy with this product. I wouldn't recommend it as a mask as the name suggests - but as an exfoliator, I think it is excellent! Also at only $3.99 in drugstores, the price can't be beat!
Thanks for reading!
What's your favorite scrub?