Oh face masks… is there anything that screams being pampered more than a lush face mask accompanied by a fluffy dressing gown?
BLAQ mask (£14) is a peel-off facial mask with activated charcoal to target toxins and draw out impurities.
I must admit I’ve been a bit scared of peel-off black face masks as so many people seem to have had some asphalt mix that set on their faces, was damn hard to peel and took a layer of their epidermis off when finally pulled out, leaving them with that newborn panda look.
But when I got my hands on this, I could not resist and I am glad I didn’t.
After cleansing and using a warm cloth to open pores, I applied an even layer of the mask avoiding hairline, eyebrows, lips and eye area.
I waited around 15 minutes and I went off to peel the shiny layer of face mask that was set like plastic on my face.
I found a little spot to grab on to and started. It did come off quite easily, and although I could feel the pull, it wasn’t aggressive on the skin, but there was a little bit of redness.
After a few minutes, my skin felt super soft, clearer, calmer; blackheads were pulled out.
Together with the face mask, I also got the BLAQ Hydrogel Eye Masks (£22), which I have to say, I’ve been very excited about.
The slug like patches come in a solution and are extremely soothing and cooling upon application.
After 15 minutes they easily come off and the area felt de-puffed and had a glow, brighter and tighter. Sounds a load of rubbish, but I did noticed a visible change.
It contains glycerin, witch hazel extract, bamboo charcoal, Irish moss powder (0.1%), konjac fibre, algin and citric acid.
Finally, the BLAQ Meteor Shower scrub (£19.95). I mean, just to start with: pretty. It fells lovely on the skin, and really exfoliates, leaving it soft, shimmery and glowy. It is perfect to prep for tanning!
I find it quite sweet that you can “track” the origin of the meteorites used on your scrub. Each pack has a number, here’s mine:
It contains sea salt flakes, meteorite powder, mica, activated charcoal, soybean oil, sugar and olive fruit oil. The meteorite powder as found in the scrub is 100% biodegradable; the scrub has no preservatives or additives, and BLAQ does not test on animals!
You can get them all at blaq.co.