6 Charcoal Face Masks for Great Skin

Based on 866,404 Influenster Reviews

Charcoal has been getting a lot of buzz lately in skincare for its detoxifying and purifying effects. The wonder ingredient is ideal for unclogging pores, managing oily skin, and clearing up blemishes. So it's really no surprise it's a top ingredient in a number of face masks.

But which ones are the best of the best? Influensters know! With more than 668K reviews, these are the top six best charcoal face masks. 

Have you used any of these amazing charcoal masks on your skin? If so, leave a review on the product page of the mask you tried, letting us know what you liked or didn't like about it.

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JJ E.
ByJJ E.said...
I absolutely loved this mask! I was at a clients house and she had received a care package with tons of different Boscia products. She is unable to use anything charcoal related and offered me the several charcoal pore masks that came in the care package. I told her sure I will defiantly give them a go and thanked her for the product. I had completely forgotten about them because I tucked them in the side of my make-up kit and they slid down where they were "Out of sight out of mind." I came across them when I was doing my routine sweep/cleaning & restocking of my kit when I came across them . I decided to try one later that night and I was completely blown away. There are very few brands of product that actual reduce or shrink pores. I was on my own little clown 9 seeing my face after using the Boscia Charcoal Pore Minimizing mask . My face looked and felt at least 5 years younger . I have since purchased this product and I give them away to clients with larger pores or that want to reduce the look of pores for them to try and I have not received one negative comment even from a couple of clients that have extremely sensitive skin.
I absolutely loved this mask! I was at a clients house and she had received a care package with tons of different Boscia products. She is unable to use anything charcoal related and offered me the several charcoal pore masks that came in the care package. I told her sure I will defiantly give them a go and thanked her for the product. I had completely forgotten about them because I tucked them in the side of my make-up kit and they slid down where they were "Out of sight out of mind." I came across them when I was doing my routine sweep/cleaning & restocking of my kit when I came across them . I decided to try one later that night and I was completely blown away. There are very few brands of product that actual reduce or shrink pores. I was on my own little clown 9 seeing my face after using the Boscia Charcoal Pore Minimizing mask . My face looked and felt at least 5 years younger . I have since purchased this product and I give them away to clients with larger pores or that want to reduce the look of pores for them to try and I have not received one negative comment even from a couple of clients that have extremely sensitive skin.
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Sadia S.
BySadia S.said...
I absolutely love this mask. The first time i used it i was abit scared because the texture of it is literally mud like and i mean 'mud in the park after a crazy rainstorm and people have walked through or riden through on their bike kinda' mud and what makes it worse is the tea leafs feel like all the rubbish and crap that gets stuck in the mud lol but once you get over that and put it on your face you can feel it working straightaway. Mostly i get like a tingly feeling which might be worrying to some but to me it means its working. You can apply with your fingers but for me to get an even spread i think using a mask brush is best. It dries quite quickly and once you have used some lukewarm water to wash off you will see the difference staright away. Healthy looking clear skin with a clearer complexion. I use this twice a week and love it. The price is definitely worth is
I absolutely love this mask. The first time i used it i was abit scared because the texture of it is literally mud like and i mean 'mud in the park after a crazy rainstorm and people have walked through or riden through on their bike kinda' mud and what makes it worse is the tea leafs feel like all the rubbish and crap that gets stuck in the mud lol but once you get over that and put it on your face you can feel it working straightaway. Mostly i get like a tingly feeling which might be worrying to some but to me it means its working. You can apply with your fingers but for me to get an even spread i think using a mask brush is best. It dries quite quickly and once you have used some lukewarm water to wash off you will see the difference staright away. Healthy looking clear skin with a clearer complexion. I use this twice a week and love it. The price is definitely worth is
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Lauren M.
ByLauren M.said...
This is definitely a staple of my skin care. I've always had issues with large pores and black heads, and fortunately, this does the trick. When I first started, I definitely noticed my pores were getting smaller, and that over all my face was looking a lot better. Especially on my nose where I've had major issues with blackheads and clogged pores. It draws the dirt out and excess oil, and you can see it as the mask dries. I started off using this mask twice a week like the bottle suggest. But now, I'm down to once a week as long as I do a second mask, which is also a Freeman peel mask. This has done wonders for me, so much that I don't even need to use nose pore strips. I highly recommend this.
This is definitely a staple of my skin care. I've always had issues with large pores and black heads, and fortunately, this does the trick. When I first started, I definitely noticed my pores were getting smaller, and that over all my face was looking a lot better. Especially on my nose where I've had major issues with blackheads and clogged pores. It draws the dirt out and excess oil, and you can see it as the mask dries. I started off using this mask twice a week like the bottle suggest. But now, I'm down to once a week as long as I do a second mask, which is also a Freeman peel mask. This has done wonders for me, so much that I don't even need to use nose pore strips. I highly recommend this.
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Ashley R.
ByAshley R.said...
Whos skin doesnt need a serious deep cleaning here and there... or just for fun! When I opened the package it was easy to hold the product and not have it rip apart like I expected. The mask easily opened up and was easy to figure out how to use it. The eye, mouth and nose pieces adjust easy to any size face... something I was also not expecting. While having it on I can feel the tingling, which I love because I know its working! There is no gross scent while it is on. When I took it off, 10 minutes later as the directions suggested, I splashed some water on my face and WOW! I could still feel it tingling! When I touched my face it was so soft and felt completly cleaned. This is absolutly my new favorite LBM (little black mask) 96% natural ingredients for a great price! However, I received the product for free for testing purposes! I am thrilled I got this in my first VoxBox from @influenster to try ! Thank you!! #contest #yestomasktime @Influenster @YestoCarrots
Whos skin doesnt need a serious deep cleaning here and there... or just for fun! When I opened the package it was easy to hold the product and not have it rip apart like I expected. The mask easily opened up and was easy to figure out how to use it. The eye, mouth and nose pieces adjust easy to any size face... something I was also not expecting. While having it on I can feel the tingling, which I love because I know its working! There is no gross scent while it is on. When I took it off, 10 minutes later as the directions suggested, I splashed some water on my face and WOW! I could still feel it tingling! When I touched my face it was so soft and felt completly cleaned. This is absolutly my new favorite LBM (little black mask) 96% natural ingredients for a great price! However, I received the product for free for testing purposes! I am thrilled I got this in my first VoxBox from @influenster to try ! Thank you!! #contest #yestomasktime @Influenster @YestoCarrots
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Kelly D.
ByKelly D.said...
After trying multiple charcoal masks, I have found the one I'll be sticking with! While the price is on the higher end of the spectrum, it's worth the money. When you first put it on you notice that it's very dark but after a few minutes it turns to a lighter gray. I could actually see it cleaning out my pores. I have cystic acne (meaning I get a few here and there, it's not all over my face) I used this mask everyday for a week for 10minutes each night. My acne has cleared up, that was the biggest selling point for me! It's gentle, not harsh at all. My skin feels smoother after using. The only con? It's a bit messy to wash off. Most charcoal masks are but this one you really have to scrub the washcloth or it will stain.
After trying multiple charcoal masks, I have found the one I'll be sticking with! While the price is on the higher end of the spectrum, it's worth the money. When you first put it on you notice that it's very dark but after a few minutes it turns to a lighter gray. I could actually see it cleaning out my pores. I have cystic acne (meaning I get a few here and there, it's not all over my face) I used this mask everyday for a week for 10minutes each night. My acne has cleared up, that was the biggest selling point for me! It's gentle, not harsh at all. My skin feels smoother after using. The only con? It's a bit messy to wash off. Most charcoal masks are but this one you really have to scrub the washcloth or it will stain.
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Kelsey R.
ByKelsey R.said...
The Purifying 2-in-1 Charcoal Mask spreads really easily across the skin. While the description says to wait 5 minutes, I find it dries even quicker than that, depending on how thick or thin you cake it on. This is the perfect mask to apply right before you hop in the shower. The squeeze tube and flip cap are my ideal packaging for this type of product. You can squeeze out every last bit of product, and the flip cap makes the product clean and easy to use when you have product-covered hands. My only complaint is the size of the mask. At 1.7 oz, the Purifying 2-in-1 Charcoal Mask is a bit smaller than most masks I’ve purchased. Most tend to be at least 2 oz. This could be a pro if you’re a skincare junkie and use many masks at a time, you’ll be more likely to use it up before it goes bad! What makes this purifying mask stand out for me is that you get an oil absorbing clay mask, a purifying charcoal mask and an exfoliator all in one. I like an product that makes my life easier! I was surprised that the formula is cruelty-free, gluten-free and vegan.
The Purifying 2-in-1 Charcoal Mask spreads really easily across the skin. While the description says to wait 5 minutes, I find it dries even quicker than that, depending on how thick or thin you cake it on. This is the perfect mask to apply right before you hop in the shower. The squeeze tube and flip cap are my ideal packaging for this type of product. You can squeeze out every last bit of product, and the flip cap makes the product clean and easy to use when you have product-covered hands. My only complaint is the size of the mask. At 1.7 oz, the Purifying 2-in-1 Charcoal Mask is a bit smaller than most masks I’ve purchased. Most tend to be at least 2 oz. This could be a pro if you’re a skincare junkie and use many masks at a time, you’ll be more likely to use it up before it goes bad! What makes this purifying mask stand out for me is that you get an oil absorbing clay mask, a purifying charcoal mask and an exfoliator all in one. I like an product that makes my life easier! I was surprised that the formula is cruelty-free, gluten-free and vegan.