Review: Doll Face Little Black Mask Super Purifying & Clearing Mask ★★★★☆
Doll Face Little Black Mask Super Purifying & Clearing Mask sounds like a mouth-full but it is actually a multi-tasking mask that targeted at problem skin. This wash-off mask helps combat common skin issues like large pores, blemishes, dull skin, and uneven skin tone. Skin will feel super purified, clean and refreshed with a smooth and moisturized finish.
Charcoal powder – a purifying ingredient that helps deeply extract sebum, oils and toxins from pores
Licorice Extract – helps relieve the visible appearance of problematic skin
Black Cohosh – an anti-inflammatory and soothing ingredient
A combination of soft texture and powerful ingredients it helps the skin to restore its balance and natural glow.
Doll Face is a brand that is committed to making skin care a positive and empowering experience that reflects beauty and glamour, not medicine and problems. Each product combines the very best of science and nature with super-effective blends of power-packed active ingredients and do not contain any suspected harmful ingredients. They utilize Fair Trade ingredients wherever possible, employ recyclable materials in the luxe packaging and test the products on starlets, never on animals. They also know that women desire to feel pretty; and their mood-boosting packaging reflects their glamorous inspiration and beautiful Doll Face skin!
The packaging is so stunning! I couldn’t figure out how to open this triangular box at first but it turned out that I just needed to flip open this back flap.
Just to be greeted with more floral prettiness! I kinda like how they compare this mask to a little black dress. One is a go-to solution for all kinds of events while the other is a go-to solution for all kinds of skin problems. Well, not all kinds to be exact. Mostly issues associated with oily skin, like pores, blemishes, and dullness.
Flip up the secondary flap and the little black mask greeted me in a 60 ml (2.0 fl. oz) frosted glass jar with a gold screw-top lid. It didn’t come with a spatula but as an avid masker, I have an entire of them.
My skin is feeling dry with some redness. I haven’t done any pore-related skincare like a pore strip or clay/mud mask in 2 weeks. My pores are very dirty. I’ve cleansed and lightly toned my skin. Find out how I normally prep my skin for masking.
Apply onto cleansed face. Once mask turns from black to gray and dry to the touch, rinse off with warm water then finish was cool water.
Upon opening the jar, I was greeted with a strong menthol scent. The clay/mud mask looked smooth and was completely black. It was almost filled to the brim and came with an inner lid to preserve its freshness.
I looked everywhere but I couldn’t find the expiry date of this product. But it didn’t look nor smell bad. Also, as a rule of thumb, products should be used up a year after opening.
The mask glided on smoothly, thanks to its buttery creamy consistency.
Scooping an appropriate amount out of the jar with a spatula, I proceeded to spread it all over my face with my fingers. This way, I’ll get a thin even layer to avoid irritating my sensitive skin. A little goes a long way, just a tiny bit was able to completely cover my skin color. I did apply a little more product around my oilier areas like my nose and chin.
Immediately, I felt a minty cool sensation. It wasn’t tingling at all. The minty cool sensation subsided very quickly, and so did the menthol scent.
The mask turned gray and dried up pretty quickly. This was what I got 10 minutes later. I was amazed to see how much sebum the mask sucked out! Even less greasy areas like my outer cheeks were showing sebum spots! My skin was feeling tight at this point. So to prevent over-drying my skin, I proceeded to rinse it off.
Upon contact with water, the mask started emulsifying. With the aid of my silicone cleansing pad, I was able to get the mask off faster than just using my hands.
Even then, I find myself splashing more than usual. I also managed to stain the cleaning cloth on my counter and the white t-shirt I was wearing with gray water. So make sure to lay down an old rag and wear old shirts that you don’t mind getting dirty.
My skin looked redder in the picture above than it was in real life. This surprised me because strong sebum-sucking clay/mud masks like these are potent and will usually leave my skin slightly irritated. Instead, my skin felt supple and smooth. The biggest improvement was to my pores. They looked smaller and also cleaner. The black dots on my nose were mostly gone. Despite the dryness that ensued, which was a common thing for me right after cleansing, my skin gave off a hint of glow. So I followed up with a hydrating sheet mask to replenish my skin’s moisture. My skin did not secrete as much oil the day I used this mask.
Below is a side by side comparison of the before and after pictures.
This is an amazing clay/mud mask. I just wished it wasn’t so drying. Then again, this was made for oily skin types so I’m guessing it wouldn’t be as drying on them.