Masks are my absolute favorite skincare product! There’s just something so interesting and luxurious about them! I plan to review many, many, many masks on this website, but I wanted to start with one that it is an absolute staple in my bathroom: the Luminizing Black Mask from Boscia. This mask is available from Sephora for $34 for 2.8 oz (at least 10 applications).
This mask is one that peels off rather than washes off. It is best to apply a very generous layer and then wait at least 30 minutes before peeling if off. If you don’t apply enough of the product, it will be very difficult to peel and you’ll have to try to wash it off instead, which is very difficult – when this happened to me, I had to use my Clarisonic to get it all off.
So, should you buy it?
Pros: This product has been great with my acne. My skin always looks clearer the day after I use this mask. Sometimes, I use this as a spot treatment at night, and my blemishes absolutely look better afterwards. This product includes charcoal which is a great ingredient for acne-prone skin.
Cons: This isn’t the easiest product to apply and remove (see the application explanation I gave above). Also, when you peel off the mask, it has a tendency to hurt a little bit. As a rule, skin is pretty gentle and prone to damage which is why the sensations of tearing or burning are not great in large doses, so I do worry about what might happen if I used this product more than weekly or every other week.
Overall, I think this is a great mask, especially if you have acne-prone skin. However, if you have extremely sensitive skin, the tearing sensation as you peel off the mask may just be a bit much and may cause irritation.