Charcoal seems to be the ingredient of the moment currently so I thought you might be interested in reading this Garnier Pure Charcoal Tissue Mask Review.
Charcoal Beauty Benefits
Charcoal has long been known to absorb toxins and impurities.
I remember when I used to work in a city hospital in the Intensive Care Unit a long time ago activated charcoal was used to absorb poisons in people who had overdosed.
Charcoal now however is making an appearance in numerous beauty products to absorb toxins and impurities out of the skin and this is definitely my preferred use of activated charcoal, that is in a Garnier charcoal face mask.
One of my favourite charcoal based beauty products is the Garnier Skin Active Pure Charcoal Tissue Masks, a new generation of charcoal infused tissue masks that purify while they hydrate.
You can also make your own with this activated charcoal mask recipe.
Garnier Face Mask Charcoal Versions
The Garnier Skin Active Pure Charcoal Tissue Masks with Black Algae and the Garnier Skin Active Pure Charcoal Tissue Masks with Black Tea both purify AND hydrate the skin.
In both these Garnier Charcoal Tissue Masks the charcoal draws out stubborn dirt, oil and impurities from the skin.
In the Garnier Skin Active Pure Charcoal Tissue Masks with Black Algae the charcoal, black algae extract, LHA and hyaluronic acid combine to:
- refine pores,
- refine skin texture, and
- leave the skin beautifully moisturised.
In the Garnier Skin Active Pure Charcoal Tissue Masks with Black Tea the charcoal, black tea extract, LHA and hyaluronic acid combine to:
- mattify & rebalance oily skin to control shine, and
- leave the skin hydrated.
Both formulae are paraben-free and suitable for all skin types, even sensitive skin.
Garnier Pure Charcoal Tissue Mask Review
Both masks come individually packaged and folded in a sachet with no backing paper.
I found both masks easy to unfold and apply. As you can see from the above scary mask selfie the masks are a good fit.
Each mask also has good adhesion to the skin which enabled me to move about while wearing them.
The masks only need to stay on for 15 minutes after which you remove the mask and the instructions tell you to either wipe off or massage in any remaining excess. But seriously why would you wipe off the excess and waste it?
I even cut open the sachet the mask comes in to use that excess on my neck and decolletage.
I can’t pick a favourite out of these two masks, as I do sometimes feel self conscious about my pores and love products such as the Black Algae version of this Garnier Charcoal Tissue Mask that help to visible refine pores but I also love the ultra hydrating mattifying formula of the Black Tea version. Oh well, I’ll simply have to continue stocking up on both versions!
After a couple of pampering sessions using these masks my skin is looking more refined and smoother, and more radiant with a healthy glow. I’ll definitely be purchasing more of these masks!
If you enjoyed reading this post you may also enjoy reading about other new products from the L’Oreal Australia beauty brands that includes Garnier.
You may also be interested in reading our Sukin Hydrating Facial Masque review HERE.
*These Garnier Masks were kindly gifted to me for editorial consideration.
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Ingrid is a lifelong beauty lover living in Australia who started Fabulous and Fun Life in 2014 to share her love of all things beauty. Having previously worked in the health industry she loves effective beauty products that are based on scientific evidence. Also being a qualified ergonomist Ingrid is especially interested in researching & testing beauty appliances to write product buying guides to help you find the best beauty appliance to suit your specific needs. Ingrid has worked with numerous beauty brands & PR companies. To contact Ingrid, visit her contact page. Ingrid’s best beauty secret is sleeping on a silk pillowcase.