Review: Leaders Pore-Scaling Black Aqua Mask ★★★★☆
I’ve been neglecting my pores while I was busy nursing my skin back to health. So I’ve been on a hydrating and calming roll for a month. It’s time to do a little spring cleaning of my huge-ass congested pores.
This black mask sheet contains charcoal and volcanic ash that remove impurities and work together with chlorella and green tea extracts to deeply hydrate skin. These active ingredients also help exfoliate dead skin cells to leave skin smooth and radiant. This mask is targeted at peeps who are suffering from excessive sebum, dead skin cell buildups, unclean skin, and dull-darkened skin. It contains (ordered by ranking on the ingredients list) maple sugar (a natural AHA), Niacinamide, soy bean, volcanic ash. I’m a little nervous about the AHA given my sensitive skin. But I’m excited about all the other ingredients.
I can practically see a layer of dead skin cells with my naked eyes. I’ve cleansed and toned my skin, skipping exfoliation to let my skin continue to recover from contact dermatitis. Find out how I normally prep my skin for masking.
Made from bamboo fiber and soaked in clear gooey essence, this mask feels pretty soft and has a medium thickness, it’s definitely not as soft and thin as Soo Ae Purifying Black Charcoal Mask.
It has the typical Leaders sheet mask scent and fits my face perfectly. However, to my horror, this tingled like a b-word. I decided to ride it out and bust out my tube of cortisol in case my skin did flare up. It went away after about 15 minutes. I had this on for 30 mins and it was still pretty wet. The tube of cortisol felt lonesome, I didn’t need it at all!
My skin looks glowy, pore size was just slightly reduced and PIH are still there, but hey, my pores were in a pretty nasty condition, so I’m happy with this result. The most amazing thing was my skin feels ultra smooth! The bumpy-ness was gone! It did leave behind a sticky finish, so this is probably better for nighttime use.
Below is a side by side comparison of the before and after pictures.
Overall, I’m very satisfied! Check out more Leaders reviews here.