Sheet masks are probably my favourite type of masks. I love that they come prepackaged, they aren’t super messy and you don’t usually have to rinse them off. Garnier recently came out with a bunch of sheet masks within their SkinActive Collection. I love anything to help with clarity and pore size, so I was really excited to try their Charcoal Sheet Mask.
When I first opened this mask I was surprised by the colour. Sheet masks are usually white, but this one was black. It is infused with powdered charcoal, which probably explains the colour. The sheet was also really saturated, more than sheet masks usually are. I was a little worried it was going to drip everywhere, but it wasn’t an issue. I actually liked that it was so saturated because I was able to spread it down my neck as well.
A problem I often have with sheet masks is that they are really big and don’t fit my face. This one has extra slits along your cheeks which was perfect and made it fit so much better. The slits allowed me to overlap the bottom and top of the mask to make it fit properly.
I applied the mask and removed it after 15 minutes (as per the directions). When I first took it off I wasn’t sure that I liked the mask. As I rubbed in the remaining mask solution my skin began to feel sticky. My skin continued to feel sticky for a little while afterwards. I also noticed that as the mask dried my skin started to feel really tight – similar to the feeling you get with some firming products. When I woke up the next morning my skin looked great and I definitely liked the results. My pores looked visibly smaller and my skin was clear and bright.
Overall, I really like this mask. I would use it again. I recommend that you don’t do this mask right before bed because it does feel sticky for a little while afterwards. However, the sticky feeling was totally worth it for the end results.
Have you tried any of the new Garnier masks? Let me know!