We get it; there’s nothing more satisfying than peeling off a facemask; that triumphant feeling when you get it all off in one go is pretty hard to beat.
But with lots of negative press around the functionality of activated charcoal peel off masks. When developing and testing our Activated Charcoal and Coconut Oil mask, we wanted to investigate deeper to find out what is really best for our skin.
And since we live to give, we thought we would share our research with you lovely people!
In a nutshell, activated charcoal peel-off masks work on the basis that as you peel away the product, the impurities and dead skin cells, which can make the skin dull, come off with it.
According to Lindsey Goodrich, aesthetician and nurse at Chicago’s Northwestern Memorial Physicians Group, peel off masks "can have a mild exfoliating effect, but actually the peeling isn’t really adding much of a benefit".
Goodrich goes on to discuss that people with sensitive skin should avoiding the masks as they can be too abrasive. What struck us most is that the masks can also be pulling off all the healthy natural oils, which protect your skin.
From our research, more Dermatologists than not were putting peel-off masks in the 'marketing gimmick' pile, that’s not to say they don’t work; but that facemasks in general can have amazingly beneficial results for the skin, so it’s more in the ingredients than the usage.
Facemasks provide a deep cleanse that everyday cleansers and toners can’t achieve, they penetrate deeper than the top layer of the skin, drawing out impurities and unclogging pores on a whole new level.
Not only that, facemasks are relaxing and calming, whether you’re having a pamper night in, or getting ready to go out on the town, a facemask can be just what the doctor (or dermatologist in this case) ordered.
We’ll leave you with this final thought; nourishing your skin with beautiful, natural products can never be a bad thing, as long as the product you’re using is right for your skin and contains ingredients that promote health. Adding that extra component to make a mask peel off the skin is not strictly necessary and we believe the less chemicals you put onto your skin the better!
Want to do some research of your own? Give the KOHLE facemask a go, we promise your skin will thank you later.