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Black Face Masks We Love

December 30, 2020

Black Face Masks We Love

Black Face Masks May Be All The Rage These Days, But Not All Are Made Equal.

With reports of some black face masks leaving beauty lover’s skin red, raw and irritated we thought it was high time someone put together a list of alternative black face masks that can be safely used on the skin.

These are the black face masks we love.

Why Black Face Masks Are All The Rage

There’s no denying black face masks are having a moment in beauty circles, with plenty of vloggers uploading videos of themselves peeling charcoal masks off their face (seemingly in agony) before exclaiming how smooth their skin is after. No pain, no gain right?


Rather than softening skin, these masks are actually removing skin cells from the outer layer of skin, as well as any hair along with it. The skin only looks smooth after because the skin has effectively lost a layer. It’s a form of extremely aggressive exfoliation that’s super irritating to skin. Ouch.

Luckily, K-Beauty has plenty of gentler options that will leave your skin glowing – and not in the angry way – after you use them!

Black Face Masks To Try

These are some of our favourite black face masks that will leave your skin intact and glowing:

JJ Young by Caolion Lab Pore Charcoal Mud Sheet Mask

This is not your regular sheet mask! The unique 3D pore tightening mask dries to firmly fit your exact face shape. Peel it off to remove sebum and impurities and deeply cleanse your pores. It’ll leave your face visibly firmer, smoother and more hydrated.

The formula harnesses the benefits of mud, volcanic ash, kaolin, and charcoal powder to clear the pores and firm sagging skin. Star ingredient betaine prevents moisture loss and leaves skin hydrated.

Lindsay All-in-One Charcoal Modelling Mask

Forget using a regular sheet mask and upgrade to the kinds of mask usually reserved for an expensive day spa treatment! Lindsay Modeling Masks are rubber masks that you mix like a cake and then spread over your face! These masks perfectly match your face, providing a targeted facial treatment.

This variety contains charcoal powder as its star ingredient to control sebum and draw impurities out of the skin to purify and clarify the complexion. It is also formulated with alginate to give the mask a soft rubbery gel-like texture, that delivers nutrients to the skin, exfoliates dead skin cells and extracts impurities.

Innisfree Jeju Volcanic Pore Clay Mask

This cult favourite K-Beauty product is one of the OG black face masks – made from hardened volcanic lava, which is famous for its deep cleansing and purifying properties.

Recommended for use 2-3 times a week on cleansed skin, this mask is one of Innisfree’s all-time best selling beauty products. It’s a 3-in-1 product that removes sebum, brightens skin & treats blemishes. It can be used three ways:

  • As a spot treatment for acne
  • To remove blackheads (instead of strip masks)
  • As a full face mask

Skinfood Black Sugar Wash Off Mask

Okay so it’s not technically black, but it’s close enough. Winner of Sure Magazine’s “No 1 Facial Scrub of the Year”, this wash-off face mask contains grainy black sugar granules that slough away excess oil and grime. The self-heating formula opens up your pores to allow the skin to fully absorb the minerals and vitamins it contains. 

 The fine black sugar grains in the mask work as a superb manual exfoliator and slowly dissolve as you massage them onto your face with warm water. Thanks to its hydrating shea butter and lanolin content, skin is left feeling hydrated and smooth.

Elizavecca Milky Piggy Carbonated Bubble Clay Mask

 This cult favourite Korean Beauty product is a creamy clay mask that purges pores of excess sebum and trapped dirt, giving you purer, clearer, more radiant skin. It comes with a fun twist – as it cleanses, it turns your face into a fluffy cloud!

The ultimate one-step facial mask, the unique formula oxidises when exposed to air, causing the mask to bubble up once it is applied to the face. 

Beloved by Hollywood celebs and beauty bloggers around the world, thousands of tiny bubbles dive deep into pores for a thorough cleanse. 

Mizon Special Therapy Honey & Black Sugar Scrub

This honey and black sugar mask sloughs away blackheads, whiteheads and dead skin cells to reveal the soft and smooth skin beneath. 

 Made from 35% black sugar along with honey, glycerin, grapeseed oil, olive oil, and sunflower seed oil and more, the natural formula sounds like a dessert, but actually unclogs pores and removes sebum, while also hydrating and deeply nourishing.

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"Luckily, K-Beauty has plenty of gentler options that will leave your skin glowing – and not in the angry way – after you use them!"


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