Tuesday, 22 April 2014

Review | Blackhead Killer Peel Off Mask

Want to know my thoughts on the Blackhead Killer Peel Off Mask?
Review | Blackhead Killer Peel Off Mask
What is it?
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 that causes imperfections out of your skin. Weird eh? It also claims to lift away redness and even reduces pimple scars and leaves 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?

Price
The Blackhead Killer Peel Off Mask retails at £14.95 for five 10ml sachets and is available to purchase on the StyleLux website.

Packaging
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.

Review | Blackhead Killer Peel Off Mask

My thoughts
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 but I find a decent, trusty moisturiser almost always helps the situation. 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 and 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. 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 and 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. As for the results I noticed 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 but 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.

Pros
  • I did notice some slight improvement to my pores especially around my nose
  • A little goes a very long way
  • Cleared up my oily patches nicely
  • Has a 100% money back guarantee
  • Once removed the skin looked cleaner

Cons
  • A little pricey for sachet masks
  • Took a little while to dry
  • Quite sticky in texture
  • Removal was a little painful
  • Left some areas of my face feeling a little too dry and tight

Overall
I think for those with oily skin this would 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 application to oily areas only to avoid making your dry areas worse.

Are you a peel off mask fan?

Shannon xo

(*PR sample)

13 comments:

  1. I've never tried a peel off mask, but I'm not opposed to trying them. Although if it's painful I'll probably stay away.
    Rubi x
    The Den

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    1. I must say normally I don't find peel off masks to be particularly painful, but for some reason this one was xo

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  2. great review - I completely agree with it being a bit pricey though! x
    http://my--socalledlife.blogspot.com.es/

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  3. I love peel-off masks & use at least once a month but this sounds revolting!

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  4. You can get the same amount (pack of five is it?) for £7.99 on eBay. ;) ;) ;)

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    1. Seriously? Thanks for the heads up Isabel! :) xo

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  5. sounded amazing, but i have sensitive skin. and it very pricey for 10ml of product. sadly i'll have to give it a miss.

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    1. I don't blame you lovely, I'd defo steer clear if you have sensitive skin xo

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  6. I love peel off masks - it feels so much fun as you peel it off, I love the sensation (weird eh!) I also like to see the grime on the mask afterwards (more weird!)
    Simone | Thirty Something OAP

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    1. I know exactly what you're talking about, I feel the same way when using peel off mask. It's disgusting but so therapeutic lol xo

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  7. Love these things, in the same way I can't stop watching videos on you tube of people bursting 20-year-old boils! Gross but fascinating!

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