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I love a mask and the more dramatic they look, the more I want to try them! The BLAQ Mask is the deepest, darkest black shade and uses activated charcoal to draw out impurities and blackheads. Here’s the lowdown.
Now, I have a small obsession with blackheads. I don’t have a big problem with them but I have a few and the idea of them drives me crazy. Plus, there’s something deeply satisfying about the process of getting rid of them! BLAQ is an Australian brand that’s now available in the UK.
Apparently BLAQ Mask has been all over Instagram. I somehow managed to miss this going viral but wanted to try it nonetheless.
BLAQ Mask Features
- Infused with activated charcoal
- Targets toxins and draws out impurities
- Extracts dirt that builds up in pores from environmental aggressors
- Leaves skin deeply cleansed
- Minimises pores and smooths overall appearance
This is a unisex mask (naturally!) and I think boys will love this. In fact, I always notice more blackheads on men than women (probably because a lot of them don’t spend as much up close time with the mirror), so it could be an extremely satisfying exercise for the lads.
You apply BLAQ Mask on to clean skin that’s been warmed up with a hot cloth to open the pores. I used a good layer over my nose and chin. It’s best to just stick to the areas that are prone to blackheads and enlarged pores. It takes about twenty minutes to dry and then you peel it off in an upward direction. It is pretty strong, and I felt a few little hairs coming out which is a tiny bit painful. That’s why it’s best just to stick to the real problem areas.
I could see some dirt and blackheads sticking to the mask after it was peeled away (always fun!) and my skin felt super soft and smooth after it – both times I used it. It does worry me that the peeling action is quite harsh on the skin though. I am sure there are gentler ways to deep cleanse but it is worth noting that it gets harder to peel off the longer you leave it. I’d remove it as soon as it is set if you are worried about it pulling too much. If you love a bit of nose strip action, then this could be something you will love!
The BLAQ Mask is £14 and available here.
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