Review: MABOX – Deep Cleansing Black Mask

I was sent a tube of MABOX’s Deep Cleansing Black Mask to try out & review on my blog and since it arrived I have used it a couple of times already. I do own quite a few black masks already so I’m well stocked up on them right now but it’s always nice to try a new product out instead. I love my black masks and think they are the best thing ever for removing blackheads and blocked pores so I use them a lot. I even posted my own DIY Black Mask Tutorial earlier which was super easy to make and it actually works!

You can read my own DIY Black Mask Tutorial here.

Deep Cleansing Black Mask by Mabox

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The Deep Cleansing Black Mask is made in China and comes in a little box, inside is the 50g black mask tube. There is a little bit of info written on both the box and tube which includes the ingredient list and directions for use, although I must say this is written in broken English that does not make sense and there are a few grammar mistakes too.

The mask itself is sticky and black with a runny consistency, it glides easily across the skin and dries within 15-20 minutes, depending how much you apply. Care will need to be taken when applying as it is very drippy and can get messy. The mask smells slightly perfumed and almost like a solvent – quite strong.

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The Black Mask helps to rid the skin from blackheads, oil, blocked pores and excessive sebum whilst exfoliating and cleansing the skin. It is recommended for all skin types especially those who suffer from blackheads. It is not recommended for use on acne, spots or inflamed skin.

How To Use It?

Steam your face with a facial steamer to open your pores or fill a bowl up with hot water and place a towel over your head to stop steam from escaping. 

Dry your face and spread the mask onto your t-zone, nose, forehead, cheeks and chin or anywhere you have blackheads. Avoid the jaw line, upper lip, eyes, eyebrows and hairline.

Leave on for 15-20 minutes or until the black mask has completely dried on the skin.

Gently peel off the mask, starting from the bottom and pulling upwards

Finish by splashing the face with some cold water to close pores.

Ingredients:

Water, Polyvinyl, Alcohol, Ethyl Alcohol, Glycerin, Polyvinlpyrrolidone, Bamboo charcoal, Xanthan Gum, Essence

Verdict:

I wasn’t a big fan of the scent it had but that didn’t put me off using it. Another thing that put me off a bit was the grammar mistakes on the packaging, I know that doesn’t affect the quality of the product but I just thought they could have at last made an effort with it as it looks unprofessional and makes the product look cheap and tacky.

Although there are one or two things I don’t like about the black mask, it does do the job it’s supposed to, it works. It spread easily on the skin, dried in a reasonable amount of time and didn’t hurt like a bitch when I peeled it off. Once I removed the dried mask from my nose I could see all the sebum, junk, blackheads and dirt stuck onto the strip and my skin looked cleaner and felt soft too.

I would give this 3 stars out of 5.

Where To Buy?

You can get your hands on this Deep Cleansing Black Mask from MABOX here.

It is only £5.99.

Love

Kate

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DIY Beauty Project: Activated Charcoal ‘Black Mask’

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In the last few years, activated charcoal has become a must have ingredient in skincare products, mainly because it has wonderful detoxifying properties, it’s great for cleansing the skin of dirt, drawing out impurities and its a godsend for getting rid of blackheads. It’s become very popular for teeth whitening too. I use activated charcoal about once or twice weekly to keep my teeth looking white and polished – check out my DIY Charcoal Tooth Whitening Toothpaste here.

What You’ll Need To Make The Black Mask?

For this DIY you will only need two activated charcoal capsules. If you haven’t got any you can buy some at most healthcare & vitamin shops. I got mine here on Amazon UK. I paid £15 for a bottle of 365 capsules and I only use activated charcoal on my skin and teeth so a whole years supply will last me for ages.

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You’ll also need some non-toxic PVA glue. I picked a bottle up from the kids craft aisle in Home Bargains for 89p.

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You will need something to mix it in such as a bowl or tub and a clean make-up brush or flat make-up sponge. I used a lid of one of my moisturisers which was big enough and I also used a make-up sponge as I didn’t want to ruin my make-up brushes.

How To Make The Black Mask?

Pour a dollop or two of PVA glue into the bowl and carefully open each activated charcoal capsule adding the black ‘ash’ to the bowl.

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Give it a good mix and your done.

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How To Use The Black Mask?

I recommend steaming your face with a facial steamer for five minutes beforehand. If you haven’t got a steamer just fill a large bowl up with hot kettle water, place your head over the bowl and cover with a bath towel to stop steam from escaping.

Using a brush apply the black mask to your t-zone, nose, forehead, cheeks and chin, or anywhere that has blackheads and blocked pores. Avoid your hair-line and your eyebrows as it will hurt like hell if you peel off hairs.

Leave the black mask on for 15 to 20 minutes, or until it has fully dried on the skin.

Peel off the mask starting from the bottom, gently pulling upwards. Once removed, you will notice all the gunk, dirt and blackheads stuck to it.

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Splash your face with cold water to close your pores.

Use once or twice weekly for best results.

Verdict:

At first I was a bit weary about putting glue on my face but it is perfectly safe just make sure you use PVA glue or any non toxic child glue. DO NOT use super glue ha ha. I’ve got to say, I’m very happy and impressed with this DIY, it was the easiest thing to make and I’m surprised at how much it looks like store-bought black masks, it works just as good too. It did work at removing blackheads from my t-zone, it didn’t hurt when removing and my skin didn’t feel irritated afterwards.

So, thumbs up this DIY Black Mask was a success!

Love

Katie

Sunday Pamper Sesh! – Passion Peel-Off Face Mask from 7th Heaven (Review)

It’s Sunday! Which means one thing:

PAMPER SESH! 💅🏻

I friggin’ love Sunday’s! I  park my bum on the couch and stay in all day like a hermit  watching Disney films and chick flicks… I take a nice long bubble bath whilst my roast dinner is cooking, YUM! I paint my nails, get the magic Nair out, do all my tan and shape my brows and I can’t forget a good old face mask of course!

Some of you may know already how much I love 7th Heaven face masks, they are vegan, Peta approved, cheap as chips, contain natural ingredients and they actually work!  I have been using them since I was a spotty teenager and I reckon I’ll still be face masking it when I’m 90 years old!

I’ve bought quite a few 7th Heaven face masks in my lifetime but I don’t think I have ever tried the Passion Peel-Off mask – so I thought I’d give it a go today.

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7th Heaven say:

‘Pulped Pomegranate, Passion Flower, Raspberry Grape, Cranberry and vitamin E contain antioxidants that help protect skin, while pores and dead cells get a deep clean from our peel-off mask!’

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The Passion Peel-Off mask comes in a 10ml sachet like most of the masks from 7th Heaven, which I think is perfect for travelling and especially if you’re like me and like trying new products out. The mask itself is a rose-pink colour and it smells so sweet, almost like strawberry or raspberry jelly. It smells delish! It is also very sticky but after 20-25 minutes, the stickiness disappears and your left with a super shiny face. It looked good, my wrinkles disappeared for a while ha. It didn’t look lilac coloured like the models on the sachet is – instead it was quite clear and looked a little pinky. Also I usually get two applications from one sachet of 7th Heaven masks but this one only provides one.

Now if you read my post a couple of days ago you will understand why at first I was a bit apprehensive about using another peel-off mask as I had an awful time with the Black Peel Off Mask from Beauty Infinitive. I was worried that this would hurt too when I started peeling it off but I was relieved that it never; it actually felt pleasurable and satisfying, ha. I began peeling at my jaw line and had no problem whatsoever at removing the mask. Afterwards my skin looked so much brighter and the mask had peeled away all of my dead skin cell build-up on my face which made my complexion appear dull. I love how soft my skin feels too.  I like this mask, it is not my favourite one from the 7th Heaven face mask range but I will use/buy it again especially when my complexion needs a kick up the bum.

Where to buy?

I got mine from Sainsbury’s for super cheap, 79p a sachet but you can seriously get them everywhere. Amazon, Superdrug, Boots, Asda, Home Bargains… The list is endless!

What 7th Heaven face mask should I try next?

Love

Kate x

Review: Deep Cleansing Black Mask (Blackhead Removing Peel-Off Mask) – Infinitive Beauty

Hey girls,

I have been using a new blackhead removing peel off mask for about two months now. It is the Deep Cleansing Black Mask from a small company called Infinitive Beauty and it costs £9.99 for a 50g tube.

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The black mask comes in a basic black 50g tube with a flip lid and it has a pink sticker with the Infinitive Beauty logo on the front as well as another sticker on the back with directions on how to use plus the ingredients list. The appearance of the tube itself is nothing special really but never judge a book by its cover, hey.

Infinitive Beauty say: ‘Restore a youthful glow with this powerful, deep pore, peel-off cleansing mask that purifies skin by removing dull surface cells, blackheads and impurities.’

Results/Thoughts:

After spreading the entire ‘black goo’ all over my face I could smell a very mild tar like smell although it didn’t smell badly. It had a sticky and runny consistency so I had to be extra quick when applying and spreading it over my face to avoid any of the mask dripping off and onto my clothes and surroundings. After about 5 minutes of the mask being on my face I could feel a tightening sensation in some areas on my skin, so I found it dries at different times, in different areas of your face. Ten minutes in and the whole mask had dried and it had a shiny black appearance, my skin felt super tight too. It is recommended that you keep the mask on until it had dried all over so I began to peel it off my face and I started at the bottom of my face near my jaw line, pulling outwards towards the centre of my face. This is when I had a mini panic attack! It was so PAINFUL! It seriously felt like I was being tortured. Ha! Like most girls, boys humans… I have tiny, little micro hairs all over my face and as I was peeling the mask of slowly, I was peeling off all the tiny hairs on my face too. This mask literally takes everything off your face, blackheads, whiteheads and (gasp)… hairs! An hour passed and I had peeled as much as possible off my face before I couldn’t stand it anymore as the pain was unbearable, especially around my jawline, upper lip and delicate eye area. My nose was no bother at all, it peeled off pain-free on my nose area. So, because I couldn’t bear the pain I washed the rest off the mask off with some warm soapy water.

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Never again will I use this all over my face!!! It hurt like a bitch, man!!! I would rather have Mike Tyson punch me in the face twenty times than have to go through that pain again. I suppose if your face is completely hairless, like maybe if you use one of those facial hair removing wands or an epilator, you wouldn’t have the same problem as I did.

I have been using the mask on a weekly basis on my nose, ONLY as my nose was the only area it didn’t hurt. After peeling the mask off my nose, all nose junk, sebum and blackheads are visible on the peel after it has been removed. I love it when you can see all the crap that has been removed. The mask really does work at removing impurities and blackheads and I can definitely notice how cleaner and clearer my nose looks. I have been using it on my nose once a week for about two months now as I really think it has helped remove under the skin blackheads that I have tried so hard to get rid of and the more I use it, week by week the clearer the skin on my nose looks.

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There is 50g of product in the tube and because I am only using the mask on my nose, I think this one tube will last me a very long time. I would recommend this mask and I would buy it again, although as mentioned above I would not put it all over my face again and instead apply it just on my nose, so if you do buy this black mask, you’ve been pre-warned, ha! For blackheads on your nose, it’s very, very good and I like it a-lot!

Where to buy?

You can get some here from Infinitive Beauty’s storefront on Amazon UK. It is £9.99.

Love

Katie x

Disclosure: I was gifted this black mask for review purposes.