Friday, July 20, 2012

Review: Daiso Charcoal Mask

Hello there :) I'm back again with another product to review. I've had this product for quite a while already and I have been using it ever since I got hold of it, but not on a weekly or monthly basis. And since I have already tried it more than once, I feel confident now to post my review of this product, the ever popular Daiso Charcoal Mask ^_^

Originally, Daiso products can be bought in Japan as these are from their 100 yen shop. Super affordable right? But when you buy this online like on ebay for example, it would really cost you much so I suggest that you try to look at your local shop if they have Daiso products. As for someone like me who lives in the Philippines, this can be easily found in a shop called Saizen, which is an eighty pesos something shop. So its just like the original Daiso which is 100 yen per item only.

Its a charcoal peel off mask that promises to remove blackheads, whiteheads and other skin dirt as well as tighten pores. Hmm. Considering the hype that this has become, the reviews online are actually fifty fifty, a mix between good and bad ones. But then again I still think that in whatever product, there will always be good and bad reviews because of course each person has a different skin type. What might work for someone might not work for the others. But here is my honest review of this product :)


  • Item Name: Charcoal Mask Natural Pack
  • Brand: Daiso
  • Country of Origin: Korea
  • Size: approx. 134 (L) x 36 (W) x 36 (D) mm (5.28 x 1.41 x 1.41 inch)
  • Net Weight: approx. 80 g (2.82 oz)
  • Weight with Packing: approx. 91.7 g (3.23 oz)

This is a Charcoal Mask is made by Daiso that is formulated with Natural ingredients from Oak trees. It removes oils, dirt, keratin and sebum in the sebaceous follicles of the skin. It deeply cleans the pore, leaving your skin clearer and smooth with less visible pores.
Water, Polyvinyl alcohol, Ethanol (alcohol), Charcoal, Magnesium aluminum silicate, Crystalline cellulose, PEG-60 Hydrogenated Castor Oil Methylparaben, Cortex mori extract, Xanthan Gum, Butylparaben, EDTA - 2Na


  • Formulated with Natural ingredients from Oak trees
  • Removes oils, dirt, keratin and sebum in the sebaceous follicles of the skin
  • Deeply clean the pore and leaving your skin clearer with less visible pores
  • Made in Korea
  • Produced by Japanese Brand Daiso

    After cleansing your face, apply evenly on the entire area on your face in appropriate amount. Please ensure that eyebrows, eyes, and mouth do not come into contact with mask. Let it completely dry for 10 ~ 15min. If completely dried out, peel if off starting at the bottom, pulling toward the top. (You will know this when it's no longer sticky and skin feels tight.)

    • Use it once per week
    • It can be very sticky so peeling it off can be a bit difficult. You can apply an amount that's just enough to cover your skin's surface (Don't layer it on thickly)
    • For sensitive skin, test the product on a small patch first to test for irritation and allergies. Apply facial essence before use, and slowly peel it off starting at the top toward the bottom
    • After peeling off the mask, cleanse your face well with cold water to close up the pores
    After cleaning my face, I applied it for the first time on my entire face just for this review. I usually only put it on my nose, T-zone and jaw because the peeling process hurts :D


    • If any irritation occurs, stop using it and consult with doctor
    • Keep out of reach of children
    • Having it on your eyes please wash it immediately.
    • Remove the residue with water after peeling it off from your face.
    • Keep away from the reach of children.

    I had two layers of this mask applied on my face because I figured it works best if it is thick. But you have to apply it layer by layer and just build it up.

    After it has dried up completely, I started to peel it off. Yes, its painful :|  But you'll get used to it too. Haha Its just painful because facial hairs are removed too. Here's how the peeled mask is. It looks dirty and gross and ew and all, sorry :)


    I really love this mask. Now I totally understand the hype about this product. It works well and is also very affordable. The only thing I dont like about this product is that its not locally available, and buying on ebay would cost me a lot. But other than that, this product really works well for me and I like it. Also, it says it can remove blackheads but I cant seem to see any black heads on the mask because uhm its black? Haha I'm not sure though

    removes dead skin 
    removes facial hair
    removes white heads
    very affordable when bought in Saizen or Daiso

    x not locally available
    x expensive if bought on ebay
    x painful when mask is removed
    x sticky when applying
    x black color makes it impossible for me to see if blackheads were removed too


    If you want to try out these mask, you better check out your local Daiso stores. I also saw that there are 2 more other products of this range and I am hoping to get my hands on them soon when my mother visits Saizen again in Davao City. I will be reviewing them soon, and a lot more other products :)


    1. I just recently got this product as well and the peeling process hurts like hell! XD

    2. wonderful review! I'm not sure if I would be brave enough to try this hahah xo
      lovely blog! followed:)

    3. i only peel on my nose area, i mean im afraid my facial hair will grow back like some guy hair lol and yea its painful T^T

    4. This mask looks really cool but it's a little scary that it hurts when you peel it off. Looks like it does a good job of removing skin impurities though. Will definitely look for this product if I go to Daiso in the future.


    5. how to order..i want buy

    6. just for your infomation "black color makes it impossible for me to see if blackheads were removed too", usually when you get rid of your blackheads from your skin, you can clearly see the color of the blackheads not really black. It's something yellowish or greenish rather than black so you actually can see well if blackheads are removed. ^^

    7. hey,whr u buy this mask? im finding this mask too. i have visited 2 daiso stores but they doesn't sell it TT im from kl. i really need helps TT

    8. I think you need to apply a thicker layer. Here's my review : . I really like this mask!

    9. Use this for months, sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn't work .___. But still, for the price, love this mask lah~

    10. I ordered this product through a US seller. It was not fulfilled by Amazon. I received my package 3 days after the order, so no problems there. blackhead removal mask