While most of us associate face masks with the cloth nose and mouth coverings that have become our new norm, we're here to talk about a different kind of face mask. The coldest and driest months of the year are ahead, so it’s time to make a skin hydration plan. A charcoal face mask with hyaluronic acid, in particular, is a great option to remove impurities and retain moisture in your skin. And Amazon shoppers have already found their holy grail product: the Belei Charcoal Balancing Mask.
Formulated without sulfates, fragrances, parabens, and phthalates, this five-ounce charcoal face mask works on all different skin types, from oily to combination to dry. With the help of activated charcoal and hyaluronic acid, it absorbs excess oil, hydrates your skin, and leaves your face feeling clean. To use the mask, apply a thin layer on clean skin and allow it to dry for 10 to 15 minutes. Once it’s been on long enough, rinse the mask off with warm water and pat your skin dry with a clean cloth.
“This mask is not too thick and does not dry out or crack like other charcoal masks I have tried in the past,” one reviewer wrote. “The mask has a very nice consistency, spreads nicely over my skin, and feels very comfortable. My skin looks more clear and smoother after removing it with a washcloth.”
Another shopper added: “I have oily to combination skin. [The mask is] hydrating and cleansing at the same time, and it leaves my skin feeling very clean and baby soft.”
Many reviewers also mentioned that, unlike traditional clay charcoal masks, this Belei mask felt light on their skin and easily washed off after the allotted time. “This [mask] feels like a luxurious moisturizing cream that also detoxifies your pores,” a shopper said. “When I rinsed it off gently, I did not feel stripped of oils. I just felt like my pores were clean with a healthy amount of moisture.”
Before winter kicks into full gear, make sure to stock up on this $18 Belei charcoal mask to give your skin routine a hydrating upgrade. As one reviewer wrote, “I've paid much more for skin products that did less.” Shop the mask below.
Buy It! Belei by Amazon: Charcoal Balancing Mask, $18; amazon.com