Products with charcoal were really ‘in’ for some moment (or are they still?) and I think it is a product that sells very well. I started with the well known toothpaste with charcoal, which showed us promising results for whiter teeth. Not long after, facemasks and other care products with charcoal followed. I never really bought or tested a product with charcoal before, so I was very happy to see that the Action (Dutch drugstore) had three different kinds of products, which are toothpaste, facial wipes and a facemask. Luckily I was just in time, because the toothpaste was sold out quickly. You can still find the other products in the Action and there are many other drugstores that sells these kind of products. For now, I will test these ones.
Black charcoal cleansing wipes – €0,89 Action
First of all, I tested the facewipes, because that way I could remove my make-up and test the peel-off mask. I don’t really wear that much make-up and when I wear make-up, it’s certainly not dark make-up. The wipes are very black, so I wonderd if the color would come off. They smell very nice though. After one swipe, most of my make-up came of, not all of it, but it was pretty good. The remaining leftovers go off very well after a little rubbing. You can clearly see the make-up on the wipes.
I really like the smell and it feels as if my skin is softer. Besides that, I didn’t had to make much effort to get the make-up off.
Charcoal facial mask – €1,95 Action
Next on, I tested the facial mask, which I was very curious about. I also never bought a peel-off mask before (I oviously did buy toothpaste before and wipes to). I hope the mask isn’t rubbish. With the facial mask, there is also something that looks like a little spoon, which I guess is to apply the product evenly to your face. The product itself is very black and also very sticky. It was kinda heard to spread it out evenly. On the packaging, it says to leave it on for about 15 to 20 minutes, but it kinda went faster, which is a plus. Waiting is not my thing.
The mask isn’t really hard to get off, but it was so painful! It really hurted! I had seen some people before, on youtube, who tested a mask to, some of them a charcoal mask, and it was always a disaster. They couldn’t get they’re mask of or they were stupid enough (i’m sorry but it is) to put the product on there eyebrows, so I was a bit worried. I didn’t really hurt on my forehead, but it did on the rest of my face. I could get if of smootlhy, but with pain. So it kinda went quickly, but I don’t know if it’s really wort it.
There were small pieces left behind, but you could wash them off easily with a bit of water. My skin is super red and it tingles and kinde burns, but on the other hand, my skin feels super smooth and soft!
Charcoal toothpaste – €1,39 Action
Lastly, I tested the toothpaste. The toothpaste is very dark, but when you start brushing, the color kinda dissapears and your teeth are a bit grey, but not really dark like other charcoal toothpastes. I really don’t like the taste of it, but i quess this is personal. Of course, you don’t see a difference right away, you have to use the product twice a day for a couple of weeks. I hope to see a difference in a few weeks, I’ll keep you posted!
I really would like to continue using the facial wipes and I hope the toothpaste does its work. All the products were really cheap to. The peel-off mask did give me a soft face, but because it’s kinde painful, I don’t know if I’m gonna use it again.