Have you ever tried a nose-strip? I have, and sadly, they didn’t work on me for whatever reason, and ever since finding the Ginvera Marvel Gel, which has already become part of my skincare routine, I have stopped trying other products touted to get rid of blackheads and whiteheads.
Meet the Shills Purifying Peel-Off Mask, which is essentially a black, charcoal-based mask. It applies rather thickly, and as black as the bottle once you squeeze it out.
Typically, I apply the mask on my nose and chin, where my whiteheads and blackheads are. You’ll need to apply a rather thick layer, because the mask thins down as it dries. If you apply too thinly, the mask will not be able to pull out any of the impurities of your skin. Heh heh.
Here is the ingredient list, and right at the bottom, there’s methylparaben. I know that some people do not favor methylparaben because it apparently causes cancer. It commonly acts as a preservative for cosmetics, but is non-toxic to humans and animals. So… if you want to stay paraben-free, then I suggest that you don’t use this product. I have done so before about a month, and I’ve not experienced anything out of the ordinary, so I think that this product is safe for me to use, at least.
As for the efficacy of this product, I think that it’s pretty nifty. Once you peel off the mask after 20 or so minutes, you can SEE the multitudes of whiteheads on the surface of the mask. However, due to the clogged nature of my nose and chin, it did not rip all of them out, so I help it by using a little of my Ginvera Marvel Gel, heh heh.
I would like to say that it’s great fun seeing the results of the mask. Some of my whiteheads are short, but the others well, let’s suffice to say that they come it lots of shapes and sizes. It’s definitely better than picking at the skin of your nose all day, that’s for sure!
Retails at Sasa for RM 60-70 for a twin pack.
Pros: Gets dirt out, easy to use, affordable.
Cons: Not all of the whiteheads are pulled out.