There has been a lot of talk recently on the Shills Purifying Black Mask with a lot of very mixed reviews. Some people say it’s the best mask out there and others that it’s a waste of money.
Like you, I was also confused as to whether is really works so I bought the mask and I’ve tried it out quite a few times now. Hopefully this will help you decide if this is the right product for you!
What is it supposed to do?
They claim that Shills Purifying black mask is a deep cleansing purifying black mask “removes dulling surface cells and impurities while vitamins and plant extract soften the skin to restore a youthful glow”. In simple words- this mask will remove your blackheads.
The images Shills have of the mask after its removed show the mask covered in blackheads and whiteheads. They claim the mask pulls out all of your impurities.
How to use:
Always test on a small area first to make sure it doesn’t react with your skin.
Cleanse the area and apply mask. Don’t apply to thin or it will be harder to remove and don’t apply to thick or it will take a really long time to dry. Avoid eyebrows, eyes and lips. After 20-30 minutes once you feel it has dried peel it off.
If it is too painful you can actually wash it off with water- it will come off.
They recommend applying toner after to tighten the pores.
What does it really do?
Does the Shills Purifying Black mask work? Lets find out.
I ordered it a few weeks ago and I used it quite a few times before I felt I could write this review.
I followed the instructions on how to use it which were pretty simple. After about 25 minutes when I felt the mask was dry I began to remove it.
It is definitely quite painful to remove, my face isn’t crazy sensitive so this didn’t bother me too much. However, if you have a high-threshold of pain this mask is probably not for you. (I recommend this Clarins one which I have reviewed here) The reason it is painful to remove is because the mask pulls out all your tiny hairs that are on your face. The hairs on my face are so tiny and light I don’t notice them so this is one of the downsides for me. My motto in general is that if something doesn’t bother you, don’t mess with it.
After I had removed the mask I expected to see it full of my blackheads. This was not the case, there were some whiteheads but it was not full like the image shows. However, after examining my skin I noticed two things.
Firstly my skin was really soft, smooth and silky and secondly my blackheads were definitely lighter and less prominent.
I used the mask again the following week with again the same results – my blackheads were getting lighter every time I used the mask.
In conclusion I think the Shills Purifying Black Mask does not pull out all your blackheads like it claims.
However, the mask does absorb the dirt leaving your skin cleaner, and feeling softer, smoother and silkier.
Would I buy it again? Yes I would. Although what they claim didn’t work for me in the way they said it would. I still found that my blackheads are disappearing and my skin does feel amazing. And honestly, as long as I can get rid of my blackheads I don’t really mind how!
It’s also not too pricey. You can buy it on Amazon here.
If you have used this mask I’d love to hear your thoughts on it. Did you like it? Did your skin feel cleaner? Was it too painful? Leave your comments below!