If you’re Asian you’re probably VERY familiar with black peel off masks, if you’re not, here’s a few deets. Black peel off masks are available from a slew of different brands within Asia and they are most popular for getting pores nice and clean. The secret? The mask formulas become incredibly tight and adhere to the skin like glue so when they are removed they lift off dead skin, dirt, oil, and other nasties within pores, etc….
Do they work?
Yes, in most cases they do but man they are PAINFUL!
Shills Purifying Peel-Off Mask is a carbon black full-face mask used to remove acne on forehead, nose, chin, and blackheads. Hell, Shills says it’ll remove fine facial hair too, I’m surprised it didn’t remove skin! To purify skin, it removes old cell tissue, excessive sebum, etc…..
Shills Black Mask Purifying Peel-Off Mask is one of the more inexpensive masks you’ll come across ($7) in the black mask world and it works. Isn’t that what we want to hear?
The formula is a tar-like texture that thick and gooey. To use it, you simply slather onto a clean, dry face and leave it on for 15 to 30 minutes. I find that it dries down in 15 minutes but still remains a tad wet to the touch so investing that extra 15 minutes and sitting around in this for 30 is well worth it as it’ll dry down more fully and allow you to peel it off way easier.
The mask promises to deep clean your skin while clearing out pores and removing blackheads and yes it will do all that. It dries down to a very TIGHT feeling as if your skin is about 5 times too small. It’s not an uncomfortable feeling, mainly just a weird one. It doesn’t flake or pill as it dries down so you aren’t left with a big old mess.
If you have experience dullness, oily skin, clogged pores, etc…..this will help. Dull skin will look rosy and healthy, oily skin will be mattified, and clogged pores and blackheads will be clear.
Sounds like a dream come true right?
It’s not all good.
The mask is painful to remove. If you’re very sensitive or your threshold for pain is on the “OMG I can’t stand it!” side of the fence you probably want to avoid this one. During dry down it becomes extremely tight which isn’t uncomfortable however it adheres to skin like glue so removing it can burn a bit and sting as you slowly ease it off. Think of pulling a band aid off or a wax strip, this kinda feels the same but a little less pain is involved. I honestly don’t mind it at all but if you’re truly sensitive it may leave your face pretty red after peeling off or those who just don’t have it in them to peel it off may wish to avoid.
(What the mask looks like after its been peeled off)
The mask does make skin slightly tight after use but nothing too noticeable. A small bit of moisturizer will get skin back in shape again!
- Anyone with blackheads.
- Anyone with larger, clogged pores.
- Anyone with dull skin.
- Anyone looking to revitalize tired skin.
- Anyone who has a low threshold for pain.
- Sensitive skin types.
- Anyone who can’t sit around for 30 minutes in a scary mask!
The mask is extra cheap in the realms of black peel off masks which makes it a gem of a product for this reason along but I also liked how it made my skin look extra lively after use. It makes my face feel squeaky clean and the next day my moisturizer and makeup seem to apply smoothly. I liked the results alot and of course, the price.
Worth a try out if you aren’t the squeamish type (as hey peeling this off isn’t for the softhearted!).
Available from Sasa.