Daiso Charcoal Natural Face Mask






Daiso Charcoal Natural Face Mask

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Review: This is a real disappointment! As you can see from the before and after photos, no difference whatsoever except my nose area is more dry. This product claims to remove impurities and dead skin cells. It had definitely removed my skin cells and a bit of fine hairs on the side but no blackheads. It does remove the oils but this only lasts for a few hours then my T-zone would get oily again.

To apply this, I use it after I shower as my pores are open. Pat my face with a towel so my face is dry then apply this product on my nose evenly. It had a cool feeling while applying this. The texture is thick, gooey and has a wet appearance when applied. Leave it on until it is fully dried and matte. I can feel the mask tighten and made me think “oh yeah it’s working”. Then peeled it off and had a good stare at it. That sounds gross but I get intrigued as to what comes out of my pores. Then the disappointment occurred. Peeling it off did hurt a bit but it was tolerable. I did do this as a facial mask and boy oh boy did peeling this baby off hurt. It hurt like a b*tch. Skin felt sensitive and dry afterwards so moisturing straight away is a must! Pulled out my fine hairs and is hard to get it off if the product is on the eyebrows, and hurts a lot more. You can always wash it with water to get rid of the rest.

The only positive thing I can say about this is the exfoliation and removing oils. Well, it’s mostly like peeling a layer of skin rather than exfoliating. I personally wouldn’t recommend this. It was very afforadable, paid £3.59 on eBay.

Purchased it from this eBay seller.

Have you tried this mask? If so, how did it work for you?


  1. Amakura Reika
    15th January 2012 / 3:40 pm

    I was planning to. Oh, I won't buy it then x_x

  2. Lorina
    15th January 2012 / 5:28 pm

    Hmmm, I'm still quite curious to try it. Mainly cause it's black and that draws me in, haha! Who knows, it might work well for different skin types. Thanks for the review! Would of never known about a product like this otherwise :0

    • nicolyl
      23rd January 2012 / 10:26 am

      hey no problem! ^^ its always worth a try and it may work for you. its also inexpensive too so it wont hurt your wallet as compared to others lol

  3. THT Christina
    15th January 2012 / 6:12 pm

    Yeah I bought this a while back too, but was kind of disappointed with it T^T But what could we expect from a $2 product =.=''

    • nicolyl
      23rd January 2012 / 10:25 am

      so true =_=

  4. Rinny
    15th January 2012 / 8:44 pm

    Aww too bad it didn't do anything for your blackheads. I still haven't been able to find a nose strip or mask that removes blackheads well – all they do is pull off all the peach fuzz on my nose 🙁

    • nicolyl
      23rd January 2012 / 10:27 am

      yes same here! i dont want to squeeze them. must still look out for a product to remove blackheads. and the journey continues

  5. Jing-Jing
    15th January 2012 / 9:47 pm

    Awww I wanted to try this :
    I guess I'll stick to my pore stripes for now hehee

    • nicolyl
      23rd January 2012 / 10:28 am

      theres other brands that does these types of masks and tempted to try it. need to save money first ^^

  6. prancing bee
    15th January 2012 / 10:59 pm

    Thanks for the review! I was wondering if this worked or not, but now I won't try it.

    • nicolyl
      23rd January 2012 / 10:29 am

      no problem! ^^

    16th January 2012 / 9:59 am

    I love this product before, but it makes my nose hurt, I prefer daiso nose pack to remove blackheads and whiteheads in my nose because it is more gentle to my nose, but it smells very bad 🙂

    • nicolyl
      23rd January 2012 / 10:25 am

      lol does the nose pack work?

  8. Ruqaiya Khan
    16th January 2012 / 11:38 am

    Too bad! This hasnt made any difference to your nose!

    • nicolyl
      23rd January 2012 / 10:23 am

      at least it was cheap lol i guess you get what you pay for!

  9. AdmiralBiatch
    16th January 2012 / 2:05 pm

    I have this product, but in the white version.. forgot what its called exactly ! It's from the same range, and it does not work AT ALL. At least it wasn't expensive !

    • nicolyl
      23rd January 2012 / 10:24 am

      yep true! had high hopes about this but oh wells

  10. Jen
    22nd January 2012 / 7:31 am

    IT HURT LIKE A BITCH. I withstood the pain of it pulling out the fine hairs on my face… but omg >.> the pain and the performance this product has does not make it worth it. I need to review this soon, and i'll definitely link people to this review too~ I think it worked best the first time i NEVER used any products like this.. then it went downhill. nothing changed. all that would come out is fine hairs and the occasional white head or two.

    • nicolyl
      23rd January 2012 / 10:24 am

      aw thank you! pulling the fine hairs gets me paranoid into thinking theyll grow back thicker ><" its so not worth the pain anymore.

    • Anonymous
      30th November 2012 / 5:05 pm

      Second that! Gosh it hurts so bad my eyes were watery while i strip it off my cheeks. And now after an hour my cheeks are still sore. Definitely not going to use it again. Its not just my fine hairs it peeled off, it felt as though it peeled off my skin as well by how much the pain it cost. Never ever ever again!

  11. Diana
    29th April 2012 / 1:28 pm

    You should try the one from the face shop. for what I know is a really good one…
    I have a friend that is using it for a month now and with the holika holika pore cover and she is almost without any pore problems :O

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