Blackhead Killer Peel Off Mask Review
What is the Blackhead Killer Peel Off Mask?
It’s a peel off mask that claims to remove pimples, impurities, blackheads and excess oil in minutes. It claims to do so by actually sucking the spots, blackheads, oil and bacteria out of your skin. Weird eh? It also claims to lift away redness and even reduces pimple scars. Thus leaving the skin looking fresher, cleaner and smoother. As well as all of the above the mask even claims to prevent future breakouts as it kills bacteria which causes spots. And it does so by using safe, all-natural herbal ingredients. Is it just me or does the mask claim a lot? The Blackhead Killer Peel Off Mask retails at £14.95 for five 10ml sachets and is available to purchase on the StyleLux website. The mask comes in a little sachet which although isn’t the most luxurious thing in the world contains a decent amount of product which is a plus.
Is the Blackhead Killer Peel Off Mask any good?
I’m a huge fan of face masks and actually opt to use one at least once a week. My biggest concerns are my spots, blackheads and congestion. I find my skin requires a lot of TLC to keep it looking well, decent and to keep my concerns under control. Having said that as a gal with combination skin I have to tackle my main concerns with the added hassle of dry, flaky patches which is frustrating, to say the least.
I often find either a product tackles my spots and oily patches but leaves my dry skin worse or vice versa. I’ve tried many masks but one kind I’ve found fairly successful for treating my combination skin are peel off masks. They tend to remove oil from my skin as well as the dead, flaky skin cells so in a sense they kill two birds with one stone. Of course, sometimes I find them a little too drying. Although I find a decent, trusty moisturiser almost always helps the situation.
A thick, black tar-like sticky peel off mask
So recently I was sent the Blackhead Killer Peel Off Mask from the lovely people over at StyleLux. From reading the claims I was pretty sceptical but excited to see just how good this mask was. From opening the mask I discovered it has a thick, black tar-like texture which is quite sticky. I soon learnt that I would need to have water and soap at the ready to remove it from my hands or I’d potentially cause a very, very messy situation. Despite having a slightly off-putting texture I found a little product went a very long way. Plus in all honesty, I could have gotten at least two uses out of one sachet.
The packaging states that you should peel the mask off after 10 minutes but I found that quite difficult as the mask was still wet and un-peelable. At first, I thought this was because I’d actually applied a layer which was too thick. But upon trying the mask a second time and applying a thin layer, I found it was still the case so I left the mask on for a further 10 minutes. After 20 minutes the mask was ready to be peeled off.
A painful mask that I would not recommend for those with sensitive skin
I always find the peeling off process very satisfying. However, with the Blackhead Killer Peel Off Mask it was actually quite painful. I could literally feel it ripping the layers of skin off. After I was left with a beetroot red face. Not a good look. I don’t particularly have sensitive skin but if you are someone who does, I can’t say I’d recommend trying this mask as I could see it causing a lot of irritation. The mask peeled off fairly well in the end with no annoying bits left in which required intense scrubbing, although I will say that you should try your absolute hardest to avoid getting any of the mask in your hair or brows as it’s an absolute pain in the backside to get out.
A mask that is better for targeting specific areas of concern rather than use as an all over face mask
As for the results, I noticed a slight improvement to my pores, particularly around my nose. But as for the spot removing and preventing claims, the mask sadly didn’t live up to those for me. Even after several uses of the mask. It did nicely absorb my oily areas which I liked. However, it also dried out my dry patches further which I wasn’t so fond of. The overall look was that my skin was cleaner and my oily areas were improved. However, it didn’t improve my dry areas and actually made them worse. Personally, I find the mask better for applying specifically to those areas which are particularly congested rather than as a mask to be applied to the entire face.
A peel off mask that just simply isn’t for me
I think those with oily skin would find this to work fantastically. However, if you have dry or sensitive skin I wouldn’t recommend it. If like myself you have combination skin I’d recommend applying to oily areas only to avoid making your dry areas worse. I did notice a slight improvement to my pores around my nose plus a little product goes a long way. I also noticed my oily patches improved and my skin looked cleaner. However, I think the sachets are a little pricey and the product took a while to dry. The texture was also very sticky, removal painful and some areas of my face were left feeling too dry. I think this mask just is not for me I’m afraid.
Have you tried the Blackhead Killer Peel Off Mask?
This product was sent to me for consideration. All thoughts, views and opinions are 100% my own and aren't influenced by any brand, company or individual.