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Charcoal Rescue Masque

Dermalogica

Charcoal Rescue Masque

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2.5 oz Item 2294355

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Charcoal Rescue Masque by Dermalogica is an all-in-one treatment mask that instantly detoxifies troubled skin. Activated binchotan charcoal powerfully adsorbs impurities while 5% sulfur promotes cell turnover for dramatically brighter skin. Volcanic ash, sea silt, bamboo extract and alpha hydroxy acids further accelerate skin brightening with dual-action exfoliation. Niacinamide helps reduce congestion and calm the skin while Chilean wild mint helps refine pores.

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After cleansing, apply generously to face and throat, avoiding the eye area. You may experience slight tingling. After 3 to 5 minutes, lightly massage with very wet hands to enhance exfoliation properties during removal. Rinse thoroughly. Follow with prescribed Dermalogica moisturizer.
Water/Aqua/Eau, Kaolin, Bentonite, Maris Limus (Sea Silt) Extract, Sulfur, Lactic Acid, Niacinamide, Microcrystalline Cellulose, Hamamelis Virginiana (Witch Hazel) Water, Butylene Glycol, Mandelic Acid, Calcium Sulfate, Bambusa Arundinacea Stem Extract, Tocopheryl Acetate, Charcoal Powder, Volcanic Ash, Peumus Boldus Leaf Extract, Phytic Acid, Naringenin, Dipotassium Glycyrrhizate, Melaleuca Alternifolia (Tea Tree) Leaf Oil, Eucalyptus Globulus Leaf Oil, Mentha Arvensis Leaf Oil, Panthenyl Triacetate, Glycerin, Galactoarabinan, Glyceryl Polyacrylate, Xanthan Gum, Ethylhexylglycerin, 1,2-Hexanediol, Benzoic Acid, Phenoxyethanol.

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DermalogicaCharcoal Rescue Masque
 
4.3

(based on 63 reviews)

87%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Improves skin texture (28)
  • Leaves clean feel (28)
  • Balances skin (22)
  • Not greasy (17)
  • Easy to use (14)

Cons

  • Bad smell (14)
  • Dries out skin (11)
  • Irritates skin (9)
  • Messy (3)

Best Uses

  • Oily skin (16)
  • Acne-prone skin (15)
  • All skin types (13)
  • Weekly use (13)
  • Combination skin (11)
    • My Beauty Routine Takes:
    • 30 minutes (9), 10 minutes (5)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Brand buyer (29), Budget shopper (15)

Reviewed by 63 customers

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5.0

Absolutely amazing!

By Court

from Olympia, WA

About Me Budget Buyer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Balances Skin
  • Improves Skin Texture
  • Leaves Clean Feel

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Acne-Prone Skin
    • Oily Skin

    Comments about Dermalogica Charcoal Rescue Masque:

    Absolutely life changing. It does make your face a little red after and it does feel a bit stingy when it's on your face but that means it's WORKING!! I noticed a huge difference in my pimple sizes once I removed this mask and the next day as well. If you have acne prone skin this mask paired with the oil control lotion on their medibac line does wonders OVERNIGHT. Highly recommend!

     
    5.0

    Excellent!

    By Court

    from OKC, OK

    About Me Budget Buyer

    Pros

    • Balances Skin
    • Improves Skin Texture
    • Leaves Clean Feel

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Acne-Prone Skin
      • Combination Skin

      Comments about Dermalogica Charcoal Rescue Masque:

      Got a one time sample of this with another dermalogicia purchase. I felt it worked really well, helped brighten skin, reduced redness, gave skin a healthy glow. Can't wait to re-buy.

       
      5.0

      Actually works!

      By Browneyedmut

      from Charlottesville

      Comments about Dermalogica Charcoal Rescue Masque:

      Sucks the bacteria out of my pores! Feels great! Definitely recommend! I think this works better than the Sebum Clearing Masque.

      (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      3.0

      Ulta sent a sample

      By Natalie

      from Florida

      Comments about Dermalogica Charcoal Rescue Masque:

      A sample of this masque was sent in an Ulta skin pack I received with my order.
      I just used this today so I'm going to update this review later as well.
      Within minutes of applying I felt a slight burning that progressively became worse. It really feels like it's working because it really tightens and has a suction feeling.
      My skin is not typically sensitive at all and this product was painful to remove with a washcloth. I removed it hours ago and my face is bright red. It does feel softer and the pain is gone but the puffiness and red is still present.

       
      1.0

      Once & done

      By Bri

      from Houston tx

      Pros

        Cons

        • Bad Smell
        • Dries Out Skin
        • Irritates Skin

        Best Uses

          Comments about Dermalogica Charcoal Rescue Masque:

          I received a sample pack of face mask and this product was included.
          I applied a thin layer to my face. Started feeling tingly, but like most mask I figured it was normal. So I washed my face within 5 minutes and my face was red and burnt. I got a chemical burn :(
          Definitely not the right mask for me and my skin is not that sensitive.

           
          5.0

          Amazing product!

          By Amber

          from Maine

          About Me Brand Buyer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Gentle
          • Improves Skin Texture
          • Leaves Clean Feel
          • Not Greasy

          Cons

          • Bad Smell

          Best Uses

          • Acne-Prone Skin
          • Combination Skin
          • Sensitive Skin

          Comments about Dermalogica Charcoal Rescue Masque:

          I have very acne prone skin and I love this product! I use it with the skin clearing wash, the toner, and skin smoothing lotion. It's a great boost to clear skin! Exfoliating and gentle, does not dry out too much if only used twice a week which is all I need. It does have a sulfur smell, but it's a charcoal mask so it was expected!

          (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          2.0

          Irritated my face

          By Lisabette

          from Fresno, CA

          About Me Brand Buyer

          Pros

          • Leaves Clean Feel

          Cons

          • Irritates Skin

          Best Uses

          • Acne-Prone Skin

          Comments about Dermalogica Charcoal Rescue Masque:

          My facialist used this on me. I could really feel it working. I love the Superfoliant, so I thought a charcoal based mask would be good on me. I do have sensitive skin. It did not leave me with a red face, however, my skin grew increasingly irritated by the end of the day, plus I had a rosacea flare up with those icky pimples. My skin continued to feel irritated for 3 days until I found samples of ultra calming relief masque and barrier repair. Those helped so much!! I'm on Ulta right now to see if I can find those 2 products. This would probably work fine for someone with less sensitive and younger skin. Rosacea contributes to clogged pores for me, so that is why I was interested in trying it in the first place. But my facialist did say it had (I think) Cayenne pepper and mint in it. Or something like that.

           
          5.0

          I would buy this product again and again

          By Andrea

          from Las Cruces, NM

          About Me Brand Buyer

          Pros

          • Balances Skin
          • Gentle
          • Improves Skin Texture
          • Leaves Clean Feel
          • Not Greasy

          Cons

          • Bad Smell

          Best Uses

          • Combination Skin

          Comments about Dermalogica Charcoal Rescue Masque:

          I use this twice a week and have no issues!! My face has never been irritated after using it and I'm on my second tube and it leaves my face feeling clean and soft! It doesn't smell great but is totally worth it.

           
          5.0

          Amazing results

          By MrsRock

          from NY

          About Me Brand Buyer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Improves Skin Texture
          • Leaves Clean Feel
          • Not Greasy

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • All Skin Types

            Comments about Dermalogica Charcoal Rescue Masque:

            Honestly the best charcoal mask ever! Felt great on my face. Washing off was also nice because it exfoliates as well. My skin was fresh and soft after. Used it a few times already.

             
            5.0

            COMPLETELY WORTH IT

            By Rox

            from Princeton NJ

            About Me Budget Buyer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Improves Skin Texture
            • Leaves Clean Feel

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Acne-Prone Skin
              • Oily Skin

              Comments about Dermalogica Charcoal Rescue Masque:

              I use once a week with their acne wash to keep my unclog my pores, fade my current marks, and slough off the tired, dull dry skin of winter. I also use the multivitamin power recovery mask once a week to prevent my skin from getting dried out from the acid in the charcoal mask.

              I've done the dermalogica spa peels to reduce the pigmentation from my acne but since my skin kept breaking out I needed a weekly routine, which dermalogica helped me find. I also use the Clinique even better moisturizer, or philosophy's renewed hope.

              I wouldn't recommend this for sensitive skin unless you're going to double up with one of dermalogicas moisture barrier repair or the other mask.

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              • Q:

                How do I pair this product with the daily microfoliant and the nightly clearing gel? Should I use microfoliant in the morning and masque at night? Or can I use microfoliant before the masque, and then the clearing gel after?

                Thanks!
                Asked on 4/5/2018 by ck from Chicago

                1 answer

                • Brand Expert

                  A:

                  You should only use a masque 2-3 times a week at most. You will use daily microfoliant before the masque, and then the clearing gel after on the days that you use it.

                  Answered on 4/11/2018 by Brand Expert from Dermalogica
              • Q:

                does this mask help to shrink pores . if not what products would u recommend for large pores
                Asked on 3/29/2018 by M from maryland

                1 answer

                • Brand Expert

                  A:

                  Charcoal Rescue Masque is great at keeping pores clear. It will exfoliant, brighten and detox your skin and make it glow!

                  Answered on 4/4/2018 by Brand Expert from Dermalogica
              • Q:

                I just want to get rid of my post acne marks. Can I just use this on my cheeks and chin (where the marks are), or does it need to be used on the whole face?
                Asked on 3/11/2018 by Little Red from WA

                1 answer

                • Brand Expert

                  A:

                  You can spot treat with Charcoal Rescue Masque and only use it on problem areas. We recommend using it 2-3 times a week.

                  Answered on 3/20/2018 by Brand Expert from Dermalogica
              • Q:

                For both my breakouts and dark spot. Which masque and exfoliation would you recommend. I have oily/combination
                Asked on 1/20/2018 by Beautyskillz from Baltimore, MD

                1 answer

                • Brand Expert

                  A:

                  Charcoal Rescue Masque is the best choice for hyperpigmentation and breakouts. Use this masque 1-2 times a week.

                  Answered on 1/22/2018 by Brand Expert from Dermalogica
              • Q:

                I have dark spots on my mainly checks and chin left from breakouts(pimples). My routine AM: Clearing Skin Wash, daily micro exfoliate, multi active or witch hazel and active moist
                PM: Precleanse, Clearing Skin Wash, multi active and active
                I have been using the Serbum clearing masque 2-3x and prep scrub 2-3x on alternating days. I recently purchased the Pure bright serum and Pure bright night to help brighten my dark spots n pigmentation and use then for my nightly routine. Should I switch my masque and exfoliate to something different that better targets both my breakouts and dark spots. I thought about gentle cream exfoliate, charcoal masque, multivitamin thermafoliant.. Which masque and exfoliation would you recommend. I have oily/combination.
                Asked on 1/19/2018 by Brownskinn from Maryland

                1 answer

                • Brand Expert

                  A:

                  For your skin concerns we recommend using Daily Microfoliant and Charcoal Rescue Masque 2-3 times a week.

                  Answered on 1/22/2018 by Brand Expert from Dermalogica
              • Q:

                What is the difference between this and the serum clearing masque? I have super oily skin and use the sebum clearing mask and it helps but I still have large pores. Should the charcoal be better?
                Asked on 9/19/2017 by ldkoops from oregon

                1 answer

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                  A:

                  Hello There:

                  Thank you for your interest in Dermalogica. Charcoal Rescue Masque helps by powerfully drawing out impurities, exfoliates and clarifies soothes and refines pores. Sebum Clearing masque purifies, absorbs excess surface oil, refines texture and controls the cause of acne while helping treat inflammation. You may alternate the masques but do not use more than 3 times per week.

                  Best Regards,

                  The Dermalogica Team

                  Answered on 9/19/2017 by Brand Expert from Dermalogica
              • Q:

                I have very oily skin and have been using the medibac kit for 3 weeks now and it is helping a lot. I still get a few big red painful breakouts and I have a lot of black heads and visible large pores. I have been using the sebum clearing mask which seems to help either my oily skin but would this be better to use to help with breakouts and pores?
                Asked on 9/17/2017 by rowdy20 from Oregon

                1 answer

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                  A:

                  Hello Rowdy:

                  Thank you for your interest in Dermalogica. You may use the Charcoal Rescue Masque. We recommend that you do not use more than 3 times per week. It helps to powerfully draw out impurities.

                  Best Regards,

                  The Dermalogica Team

                  Answered on 9/18/2017 by Brand Expert from Dermalogica
              • Q:

                I would like to choose between charcoal rescue masque and sebum clearing masque for Acne and Blackheads which i am experiencing at the moment. Also, can i alternate both in a week, If yes, kindly explain to me how that can be done. If not, then which of the masks is preferable for me to use to tackle my concern. Thank you.
                Asked on 9/16/2017 by Ade from Lagos, Nigeria

                1 answer

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                  A:

                  Hello Ade:

                  Thank you for your interest in Dermalogica. Both Masques will help with Acne and Blackheads. We do not recommend that you use more than 3 times per week between both. Charcoal Rescue Masque is for all skin types, it helps to draw out impurities, excess oil, refine pores and clear congestion. Sebum Clearing Masque is for breakout prone skin and also helps to absorb excess oil and prevent breakouts, controls inflammation.

                  Best Regards,

                  The Dermalogica Team

                  Answered on 9/18/2017 by Brand Expert from Dermalogica
              • Q:

                I have acne and black heads. Can i alternate between Sebum Clearing Masque and Charcoal Rescue Masque? If yes how do I alternate them. If No, which of them will address my concerns best.
                Thank you.
                Asked on 9/14/2017 by Ade from Lagos, Nigeria

                1 answer

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                  A:

                  Hello Ade:

                  Thank you for your interest in Dermalogica. Both of these products will benefit your acne. You may use a masque on your skin up to 3 times a week only as needed for your acne and black heads. You may also spot treat as well with these products. We recommend that you use Overnight Clearing Gel at night to help treat your skin while you sleep. Please let us know if you have any further questions.

                  Best Regards,

                  The Education Team

                  Answered on 9/14/2017 by Brand Expert from Dermalogica
              • Q:

                what product would you recommend most for blackheads in the tea zone I say this and the clean start scrub
                Asked on 8/2/2017 by linds from US

                1 answer

                • Brand Expert

                  A:

                  Hello Linds:

                  Thank you for your interest in Dermalogica. Both products are beneficial. The Charcoal Rescue Masque is an exfoliating masque, it draws out impurities from the pores, detoxifies and brightens. Clear Start Pore Control Scrub is recommend for Teens. It scrubs away dead skin and debris from the pores, it has purifying clays that absorb excess oils it may be also used as a masque too. Please let us know if you have any further questions.

                  Best Regards,

                  The Dermalogica Team

                  Answered on 8/3/2017 by Brand Expert from Dermalogica
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