Review: Charcoal Peel-Off Mask


I was walking around the Action (to be fair, when am I not), looking for some things I didn’t need, when I stumbled across this face mask. Suddenly, I needed it. So it went home with me. I just couldn’t contain my curiosity of how a charcoal peel off mask would look. So I decided to try it out and let you guys know what I think about it. Please continue reading if you want to find out.


Alvira Skin Essentials is Action’s own skincare line. It has grown a lot over the past couple of years, with products coming and going. You could’ve already read a bit about it in my skin care routine article. They have a lot of different face masks, but my eyes just fell on the charcoal version.

The mask says that it has to be applied on the face after rinsing it. After 15 minutes with the mask on, it’s time to peel it off. Rinse your face with warm water afterwards as well. It promises to make your skin soft and hydrated.


The substance is very thick and sticky, which made it hard to apply evenly. You can see it looks like a hot mess. This way, the mask will also not dry evenly, so when you take it off, you have parts that are still wet. Peeling off the rest of the mask was very easy, though.


The result wasn’t really what I was looking for. It removes all oils from your face, which resulted in my skin being extremely dry and red. Especially around my cheeks, where my skin is always a bit dry, it was feeling very uncomfortable. It did make sure my pores wouldn’t clog in the next few days, but against what cost?


The annoying applience is something I can look past, because face masks will never not be messy. That being said, the mask didn’t provide any care for my skin. Maybe, if you have very oily skin, it might be good for you and you should definitely give it a try. But for me, having mixed skin, it gave the wrong results. I don’t plan on trying this mask again.


Alvira Skin Essentials Charcoal & Acai Extract Peel Off Mask – €0,69 at the Action 


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