Rated 3.71 out of 5 stars
I love this mask! I have been using this since it first came out and am so glad it (along with the other Boscia products) is FINALLY(!!!!!) available at Ulta--I thought this day would never come! I try to get everything at Ulta because their point system is 10x better than that "other big beauty retailer".
Anyhow, back to the product itself... I can see why some people say this might sting a little bit taking it off if they have a lot of peach fuzz on their face but I really don't think it's that bad--just make sure you apply it carefully to stay away from your hairline and eyebrows. I definitely have LESS peach fuzz on my face after using this for years. My skin is very oily, always congested and prone to breakouts. I actually leave this on my face for 1 to 2 hours because I notice it takes more "gunk" out of my pores that way than when I only leave it on for the recommended 30 minutes. Because it is black, when you peel it off your face you can see all the nastiness it pulls out of your pores--it's like a full face biore strip. And my face feels sooo smooth afterward. Just love it!
So I had been real curious about this mask ever since we started caring it. My friend got this as gratis and I saw it in her bathroom and asked her about it. She told me she used it once and it broke her out with these huge bumps that were under the skin. She told me I could have it, so thinking okay well we do have completely opposite types of skin as she has dry more sensitive skin and I have oily/normal skin this will be fine. WRONG! I WAS SO WRONG! I have never broken out this badly from anything and this mask really put a number on my skin. I have a very strict skin care routine and after countless brands and trial and error, my skin was finally where I wanted it to be. I used this mask one time and the next morning I had 4 very painful, huge under the skin bumps that still have not gone away. It has been over a week since I've used this mask and two of them are finally going away. I don't think this is an allergic reaction due to trying multiple different brands, masks, face cleaners, toners, moisturizers, etc. What would the odds be that my friend and I would both be allergic to this mask? It is possible but I highly doubt it. So to conclude my long story, I'm highly disappointed with this mask and wouldn't even let my mom try it.
Bernie from Phoenix, AZ
I've used this product for 5-7 yrs. They changed the formula a couple of years ago and I don't like it as much, BUT, there is nothing better. It clears my pores and makes my skin soft. Just squish the bottle before use to mix it up before squeezing.
Mone from Toronto
I used first my favourite exfoliating gel Le Gommage Chanel, then, I followed Boscia charcoal mask instructions using a wood palette stick to apply the thick layer. After 25 minutes I couldn't smile normal, the mask was totally dry, I begin to peel with no pain and rinse off residues with warm water.
JS from Delaware
Taking this mask off at times felt fine, but for the most part felt like removing my skin. My skin it's going sensitive and hasn't turned red, but wow that hurt. Right now it feels pretty smooth, so at least it has an exfoliating result. But I would not recommend this for anyone that is sensitive at all.
Mo from Atlanta, GA
The MOST PAINFUL mask I've ever used, and I don't have totally sensitive skin. Will never use again. Had no effect on my skin other than pulling out peach fuzz.
Skincare diva from Texas
I've been using this product for a while now. It does not get rid of my blackheads (which is not expected) but it does leave me feeling very refreshed and glowy. I am using it right now and at first thought that the one I got had been jammed and now it got to the "good stuff" but I checked the website and it is not black, but a clear grey! I'm still going to leave it on and see if it dries but, be careful because the product does separate over time.
morais from brazil
I really like this product. unfortunatelly, I cannot buy here in Brazil... :(
Moni from Ontario. CA
I have been using this mask for a few weeks and what I have noticed is that the mask has started to separate. When I go to apply it from the bottle it is no longer black.. it is a clear substance. Reminds me of children's glue.
Rins from San Francisco
I am almost 50 and I still struggle with acne. I love this mask. Please do not ever cancel this mask, because it works very well for acne prone skin of all ages.
Mariah from Frederick, MD
The product is great as a peel off mask however I noticed once I peel the mask off, there are some remnants of black and white heads that remain. My skin does feel super soft after use but I have found products that work better at removing black/white heads over this.
Siun from Chicago
And I am 70.
I use this mask once a week and always keep two backups just in case. My skin wakes up with this mask and looks bright and youthful. I have always taken good care of my skin but at my age there's inevitable dullness, etc. The Sake mask is the most immediately effective product I use.
Meli from Camuy, PR
I've been a long-time user of this mask. I use it as a spot treatment for my breakouts, works like magic, they're gone overnight. Recently, I used it on my mom's nose; she had a lot of blackheads. All were gone when I removed the mask. If you use it very little product, it will be hard to remove.
Mandi from Virginia
I've used this mask for years and it makes my skin smooth, it removed peachfuzz and impurities, and creates a good base for my night cream.
Heidi from Houston,TX
I saw no effect after using this mask. I distributed enough product evenly on the face and I felt no difference. First and last time using this product.
Steph from New Jersey
I agree with some of the other posts. I received this as a free gift, the small bottle lasted me for months but gave me a good chance to use it to make sure I wanted to continue buying it. I never would have just bought it but so glad I tried it and now it's my new go to!
DeeBee from New Jersey
So, I agree with some reviews, I do feel the formula has changed. I was a fan of their white and blue masks that they unfortunately discontinued but thrilled that the black stayed. Now, even though I believe the formula to have evolved, this is still a top notch peel-off mask. After fully cleaning and exfoliating my face, I will use this 1-2x's a week and you can't believe how much left over residue it removes!
If your on the fence, totally worth a try. It tightens my face and leaves my skin perfectly prepped for my serums and creams.
Nettie1970 from Wyoming
I just used this as a face wash but it really doesn't do much. I received a free trial but I would never purchase this.
Star from Los angeles
So this product does leave your skin looking nice but because it does not only remove some blackhead but also because it removes all the peachfuss from your face which makes your face look so much nicer. I would use it all the time but then one day i noticed some hairs under my chin growing thicker than usual . That scared me so i stopped. What if one day you cant afford to buy this product then what will u do when ur peachfuss starts growing thicker than usual.
smolspooks from los angeles
i was using this mask for YEARS hence why it was always my go to. but the most recent tube i got doesnt perform the same. it dries down super hard & is so painful to peel off, even with an even layer the mask still peels of in sections & barely cleans out my pores. super bummed its not performing the same as it once did
Ulta addict from California
This product works well for me. For all the people that keep complaining it comes out gray and need to return it, the product is fine, but the black does separate over time. I put mine in an empty clear jar I had leftover from another product. If not used for a while (weeks-months) it does separate and I see the black go to the bottom. I just stir it with clean stick before apply and it works likes new.
Niki from Greece
I have used it many times and each time I am amazed at how clean my pores feel. Never thought that masks could do such a great job. I would love to try the hydrating black gel too but I can't find it on a European site. :(
April Rose from Cali
I was given this mask as a sample I'm always excited for samples so I have normal to combination skin I use this once a week I had no break outs, no redness, eyes didn't burn I had no reactions to it I absolutely love it my skin loves it!!! Sample before buy!!!
Jess Has No Filter from SE US
Pothole pores and a blackhead gardens have plagued me since high school. This mask is a peel off that operates like a face mask sized biore strip, but with efficacy. It is one of the few and the proud staples in my bathroom. I can visibly see a difference after peeling this bad boy off.
anonymous from Undisclosed
I got the sample and instantly loved it.
With so many masks out there I really enjoyed this one. So easy to apply and see really great results
jac from bloomington
nice, doesn't hurt the face when it comes off. gotta use the whole sample for one mask tho so I agree with many other comments. nice mask otherwise, I was super happy it didn't rip my skin off.