23 February 2016


My skin has gone a bit bonkers lately, I think that it is more than likely due to the immense stress that I’ve been under for more or less the last six month with a seriously sick baby, all whilst recovering from the pregnancy and giving birth, and designing and building a new house. No wonder I’ve been so stressed and my skin too – so when I was offered  by RY to trial the newest addition to the Dermalogica range, the Charcoal Rescue Masque, I happily accepted…

The Dermalogica Charcoal Rescue Masque claims to be an all-in-one treatment masque that detoxifies, brightens and invigorates all skin conditions. In addition it also claims to have the following benefits;
  • Brightens and Invigorates Skin
  • Stimulates Cell Turnover and Renewal
  • Exfoliates
  • Oil Absorbing/ Sebum Regulating
  • Anti-Bacterial
  • Pore-Refining
  • Anti-Redness

And in just 7-10 minutes it supposedly rescues tired, lackluster or dull skin. The masque contains among others activated Binchotan Charcoal, which absorbs impurities and toxins, while Sulfur promotes cell turnover for dramatically brighter skin. It furthermore also contains Volcanic Ash, Sea Silt, Bamboo Extract and alpha hydroxy acids to further accelerate skin brightening and assist with exfoliating the skin. The Niacinamide helps reduce congestion and calm the skin while Chilean Wild Mint helps refine pores.

The Charcoal Rescue Masque can be used a couple of times a week, depending on your skin type, and is best used by first cleansing your face before applying it, avoiding the eye area. After the 7-10 minutes you then gently massage it on the face with wet hands to enhance the exfoliation properties of the mask while you remove it.

I’m already a huge fan of Dermalogica products (I mean, who doesn’t love the Pre-Cleanse and the Microfoliant!!), and already after the very first use, I am so in love with this masque too. Already while it is drying on my skin, I can see how it is drawing excess sebum and gunk out of my pores, and after rinsing it off, my skin feels so incredibly soft and smooth, and nice rosy healthy clean glow, and all without drying my skin out or making it feel tight or dry. A few breakouts, seems to settle down quicker in the days that follow, and my skin seems to be less greasy and generally more refined. And after a further few uses, this only seems to be getting better and better – as well as my skin seems to be breaking out less - I am also at the same time using other new products, so can be difficult to completely isolate benefits! – but I have no doubt that regular use of this masque will do my skin world of wonders.

I will definitely be purchasing this masque again, and if you too have combination or oily skin, or simply want to give your tired skin a bit of a pick me up, then I highly recommend that you try this new Charcoal Rescue Masque from Dermalogica. 

RRP: $52/75ml 

Available from RY

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