Review: Skin Factory Volcanic Ash Black 3D Mask ★★★☆☆

I’m super excited to be trying a 3D mask for the very first time, pray hard it fits. This is meant for oily/combo skin and claims to clean pores and reduce inflammation for improved healing. There is 30ml of essence in this pack, compared to the usual 23ml.

Notable ingredients: hyaluronic acid (hydrate), volcanic ash (detoxify), salicylic acid (pore clearing), witch hazel extract (astringent), bifida ferment (detoxify), and camellia sinensis leaf extract (soothe).

$22.90 for a 10-pack on Amazon.

Water, Butylene Glycol, Glycerin,Betaine, PEG-32, PEG/PPG-17/6 Copolymer, Sodium Hyaluronate, Volcanic Ash, Albumen Extract, Salicylic Acid, Portulaca Oleracea Extract, Hamamelis Virginiana (Witch Hazel) Extract, Bifida Ferment Lysate, Lactobacillus Ferment, Scutellaria Baicalensis Root Extract, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract, Artemisia Princeps Leaf Extract, Houttuynia Cordata Extract, Citrus Junos Fruit Extract, Ricinus Communis (Castor) Seed Oil, 1,2-Hexanediol, Caprylyl Glycol, Panthenol, Allantoin, Dipotassium Glycyrrhizate, Caprylhydroxamic Acid, Phenoxyethanol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Disodium EDTA, Xanthan Gum, Hydroxyethyl Acrylate/Sodium Acryloyldimethyl Taurate Copolymer, PEG-60 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Anthemis Nobilis Flower Oil

Skinfactory Volcanic Ash Black 3D Mask
Before masking

My skin is experiencing some sensitivity and sporting a constellation of acne around my upper cheeks today. I’ve cleansed, toned, and exfoliated my skin. Find out how I normally prep my skin for masking.

Skinfactory Volcanic Ash Black 3D Mask
Material

Out of the packet, I detected a strong chemical/paint scent. The material felt very thick and stiff. Essence was clear and watery. There was enough essence left in the packaging for a dry sheet pellet.

Skinfactory Volcanic Ash Black 3D Mask
During masking

Fit was bad, I got huge air pockets on my forehead and around my nose. Adherence was bad too, I had to press it down a bunch of times. Fold lines also refuse to be flattened down. Right away I felt a warming sensation on my skin, it lasted about 10 mins. I had this on for a total of 30 mins.

Instead of a flat piece of material, 3D masks are 2 pieces of materials sewn together in the middle so when it’s open it forms a “cave” for your face.

Skinfactory Volcanic Ash Black 3D Mask
After masking

Essence absorbed easily and dried down matte. My skin felt very smooth and hydrated, and looked bright and even. My active pimples turned from red to brown. However, there were black bits left on my skin, which I suspect came from the sheet. Pore size remain unchanged.

Below is a side by side comparison of the before and after pictures.

Despite the bad fit, I’m still happy with the astringent effect of this mask. Will repurchase for the salicylic acid since it’s the only pore caring acid that doesn’t give me dermatitis. Check out more Skin Factory reviews here.

$22.90 for a 10-pack on Amazon.

Go be beautiful!

Love,
Elaine

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