The 10 Best Charcoal Masks

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This wiki has been updated 15 times since it was first published in January of 2019. Activated charcoal is used in a wide variety of ways, from air and water filters to an emergency treatment for poisoning, because it basically acts as a sponge that soaks up toxins, bacteria, and other impurities. With one of these masks, it will do the same for your skin, absorbing dirt and excess oil from deep within pores and leaving your face clean, glowing, and blackhead-free. When users buy our independently chosen editorial picks, we may earn commissions to help fund the Wiki.

1. FineVine Pore Minimizer

2. Dermalogica Rescue

3. No B.S. Blackhead Remover

Editor's Notes

January 17, 2019:

Investigated several peel-off masks, and No B.S. Blackhead Remover stood out for being more effective than most others without being painful to remove. For those with oily skin, Dermalogica Rescue, Origins Clear Improvement, and The Body Shop Purifying are all good options. For dry and sensitive complexions, FineVine Pore Minimizer, Chic Republic Hydrating Cream, and Brickell Men's Products Organic will provide a deep clean without being harsh or overly drying.

4. Origins Clear Improvement

5. Chic Republic Hydrating Cream

6. Brickell Men's Products Organic

7. The Body Shop Purifying

8. L'Oréal Paris Pure-Clay

9. Freeman Facial Polish

10. Bioré One Minute

Gabrielle Taylor
Last updated by Gabrielle Taylor

Originally from a tiny town in Virginia, Gabrielle moved to Los Angeles for a marketing internship at a well-known Hollywood public relations firm and was shocked to find that she loves the West Coast. She spent two years as a writer and editor for a large DIY/tutorial startup, where she wrote extensively about technology, security, lifestyle, and home improvement. A self-professed skincare nerd, she’s well-versed in numerous ingredients and methods, including both Western and Asian products. She is an avid home cook who has whiled away thousands of hours cooking and obsessively researching all things related to food and food science. Her time in the kitchen has also had the curious side effect of making her an expert at fending off attempted food thievery by her lazy boxer dog.

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