Rated 3.64 out of 5 stars
Most Helpful Positive Review Love!
This mask noticeably improves the look of my skin (fades hyper pigmentation) and it's easy to apply. I like to sleep in it sometimes-- after it dries it doesn't fall off and get on my sheets, and I wake up looking fresh faced!
Most Helpful Critical Review Burned my face
I have been using dermalogica products for over a year now. I love the products but today I had the strangest reaction to the charcoal rescue mask. I think maybe I left it on too long because I've used in the past and never had this reaction before. My entire face is bright red and I look like I've been burned! I'm not sure what to do now as I'm getting ready to go out for a dinner party and I have to look like this!
Reviewed by 298 customers Great mask!
Sel from Oak Park, IL
I've been looking for a charcoal mask for some time. I really love this one. My skin felt a little irritated right after using the mask but the next day my face was glowing.
Great Mask and Exfoliator!
FF from Naples, FL
Great 2 in 1 product. Just don't use too long or it could dry you're face out.
Have been using this product for more than 2 years now!
Geetika from Houston
Use this once a week.. great for my oily and acne prone skin
Sharon from Georgia
My daughter has a very sensitive skin,she normally uses all dermatologica products,when she used this masque she has redness and got breakout,I gave her Benadryl looks like she got reaction
I would buy again
Renee from Tallahassee, Fl
It worked well for me . My face was mildly red at first but it really made a difference in my skin. After the second day I saw progress.
It does make my skin glow
Came from SLC, Utah
This mask does leave my skin glowing after, but it does make my skin turn red for a while after using it and It burns while I have it on, that I have reduced the minutes I leave it on. Which makes me feel that I am not getting the full benefit of the mask.
Truly a Rescue
Jac from Houston
Absolutely worth it! If I'm struggling with a breakout or texture issues it's my go to for a seriously quick fix that leaves my skin soo much brighter and smoother! Cannot recommend enough. Also, I have very sensitive skin and don't understand the negative reviews. I use it about once a week when I need a reset.
This is really a rescue treatment
Dee from Perryhall, MD
I use this one a week for extra treatment. Works really well to firm, smooth and brighten my skin. My skin did feel a bit sensitive when I used twice weekly but once a week has been really great. It has also helped to decrease my skin breakout from acne. Would definitely continue use
Please don't discontinue!
Kels from New York
I have VERY sensitive skin and often break out in rashes if products are harsh. This was gentle enough on my skin and cleaned out my pores and reduced their size. Read the directions for use - only use for 3-5 min. It's amazing if you use it correctly!
So far so good!
charcoal rescue masque from Sverige
I tried this masque yesterday and I liked the results. I was told before I bought it that redness after using the massque is common and is because of the acids etc. I didn't notice a lot of redness, but you could tell that my skin was more red than usual. My skin looked clean and fresh and after using serum and moisturiser it felt great.
This masque might not be for everyone, especially not for sensitive skin types. But i have quite sensitive skin and it worked really well for me :)
I'm definitely going to buy this again!
Fantastic! Please don't discontinue!
CBear from Washington DC
I'm not sure why people are unhappy with this...maybe those with super sensitive skin. It is definitely a strong masque with an intense smell (which I really like) but it yields powerful results. I have pretty sensitive and my skin does fine with it (it can be red immediately after using). But every time I use this it looks like 5-10 years have been taken off my face. I recommend it to people all the time.
SGStylist from VA
I use several Dermalogica masques depending on my skins needs at the time, but this one is a favorite. I love the added exfoliant. My skin looks and feels so healthy with this masque. You will love it! This is one of my beauty shelf top picks.
Brent from Hong Kong
I was taken aback by the negative reviews here but personally I had no issue with the product at all. I have oily skin, been on differin for over a year now, and this is my first time using dermalogica products. The night prior to my using the charcoal masque, I used special cleansing gel and did a bit of exfoliation with daily microfoliant. I experienced no sensitivity during and after application of the mask, no redness, just a tad bit of tingling while it was sitting on my skin. And so far I like the results. Compared to the sebum clearing masque I think this is even more suitable for folks with oily skin, I mean look at the ingredients: niacinamide, lactic, mandelic, and phytic acid, sulfur, charcoal, volcanic ash, two oil-absorbing clays (kaolin, bentonite), added with tiny beads for manual exfoliation. this seems to be a pretty well-thought-out product geared towards oily, blemish-prone skin. But I'm not here to invalidate others' reviews cause after all they provided photos. All I'm gonna say is get a sample to test it out. I would recommend this to people with oily, resilient skin.
Strong, but effective
Steph from Orange County, CA
I was hopeful that this mask would pull out blackheads and help clear my skin. What I have found instead is that it is effective to use when I am on the precipice of a breakout as it does draw out sebum and other impurities, but then my face is broken out and healing from that for a few days. I use this mask rarely, maybe once a month, and find it helpful to hurry along deeper blemishes.
SkincareinTexas from Houston, Texas
I keep it on for 7 mins, rinse, and moisturize as directed
PLEASE DON'T DISCONTINUE THIS - JUST RE-NAME THE PRODUCT!!!
POSITIVITY JONES from VA
These negative reviews and photos are really sad and all but my experience with this masque has been STELLAR! As an African-American I have to deal with obvious hyperpigmentation whether a pimple is big or small! I love this stuff so much that I actually wash my face with it (mixed with another wash/every other day) NOW I WILL ADMIT THAT IT DOES STING SLIGHTLY BUT MY FACE IS USE TO THE INGREDIENTS. This stuff has all types of acids in it so it will PEEL off the top layer of skin. I think Dermalogica should re-name this product the "CHARCOAL ACID PEEL MASQUE" so people with sensitive skin can be warned. Calling it a "Rescue" masque gives the impression that ALL people can use it for ALL skin issues. Contrary to this......this product is medical grade; an esthetician would use this as a chemical peel, then charge you a ludacris amount$$$.
PLEASE DON'T DISCONTINUE THIS - JUST RE-NAME THE PRODUCT!!!
TRIED&TRUE from VA
These negative reviews and photos are really sad and all but my experience with this masque has been STELLAR! As an African-American I have to deal with obvious hyperpigmentation whether a pimple is big or small! I love this stuff so much that I actually wash my face with it (mixed with another wash/every other day) NOW I WILL ADMIT THAT IT DOES STING SLIGHTLY BUT MY FACE IS USE TO THE INGREDIENTS. This stuff has all types of acids in it so it will PEEL off the top layer of skin. I think Dermalogica should re-name this product the "CHARCOAL ACID PEEL MASQUE" so people with sensitive skin can be warned. This product is medical grade; an esthitician would use this on you and charge a ludacris amount$$$.
This will ruin you
Beauty junkie from Houston tx
I've bought this along with Many other of their products
All I can say is One product from this line is ok. This was after 5 min! I tried it a few times and this was the reaction.
I wish I saved my receipt for this. Totally considering legal action
Gigi from LA
The BEST charcoal mask!!
Alllee from Salinas, CA
Okay so I have dry acne prone skin & my skin therapist recommended me this when we started our road to better skin about 3 years ago. I still love this product now!! It is truly the best one on the market & I know I can trust it because it comes from dermalogica! I use it once a week as a full on mask, & also for spot treatments over night. I hear a lot of people complain about the smell but it's charcoal come on of course it's going to have a smell. I try my best to take it all off with warm water. I also love the exfoliating aspect to this mask. I will be purchasing this for the rest of my life.
I'm a customer for life
Sunshine from NYC
This is a great mask! Skin feels clean and smooth. I've used many before and this is the best that works for me. I will continue to purchase this product along with my other dermalogica skin care products. This skin care line has worked the best for me and it's worth every penny.
First Product to Ever Burn my Face!
MainelyMe from South Portland, ME
Oh my lanta..... I'm terrified.
I received this as a sample after a facial to go with my new recommended skin care routine. I was told to use this exactly a week after my facial and then once a week. The first week, I used it and all went great.
I waited a full week and went to use it again, following the 7 minute recommendation and thought nothing of it. When I gently wiped it away, my entire face was bright red all over where the mask had been. It took what was weeks of hard work and lots of money and dedication to my skincare routine and ruined it. I am devastated....😭😭😭
My skin has never reacted so negatively to a product, especially a product that was left on the skin for such a short amount of time.
I had heard such amazing things about the Dermalogica brand and at this time am only using all Dermalogica brand products.... but so far my results are far from what I was hoping and my newly burnt face and I are defeated.
I typically have fairly good oily skin, minimal acne, and large pores. Dermalogica has somehow managed to give me all over acne yet a more even skin tone. Well at least that's what was happening before I burnt my face off with this mask...
Liked the product with initial use, concerned with frequency
Doodle from St. Loluis
I liked the charcoal mask, but it is not the one I hoped to find at Ulta (learned that they don't carry my favorite brand in the mask form). Due to my really sensitive skin, I left the product on for half of the suggested time.
Though I will use the mask again soon, I am concerned that using it too regularly would negatively impact my skin.
Long term, I will weigh use of this product versus the one I have preferred in the past and stick with the "winner" going forward.
Anna from New York
I use this mask to detoxify and cleanse my skin. I also use it as a spot treatment on blemishes.
I used it once and I will not use again!
KatieKat from Palm Beach, FL
I have normal/slightly oily skin and thought this would be the perfect product. I was terribly wrong, there is a foul smell that I can not get off my skin for over 12 hours now also it left my cheeks and nose bright red and extremely hot. It fells like my face was sunburned. I do not have sensitive skin so I'm very hesitant just how potent this product is. I have never experienced this type of reaction to any beauty care product or facial service before. I am so sad I spent so much money on this product to have such a terrible reaction and not be able to use it again.