Blackheads. They well and truly suck. And having been someone who is prone to suffering from them since my teens I know how hard they are to get rid of and have tried many a solution. I’ve tried general spot things, I’ve tried various blackhead clearing gels (probably my current favourite when used regularly), have tried those pore clearing strips and I’ve tried various masks. To varying success. So when I spotted this JorgObe Peel Off Mask that promises to deep clean skin and help deal with blackheads I was very curious.
So the mask itself is black. When you apply it’s quite a messy process so it’s one I use a foundation type of brush for (not one I use for make-up, obviously) to avoid getting the black goop everywhere. Then when it’s on then you have to wait… and wait and wait. For a mask it’s probably one of those ones that takes the longest as you need to wait for it to be totally dry before you remove. For anyone who actually quite enjoys the whole ‘peeling off’ part then this can be a time you feel very impatient! So it takes around 25-30 minutes so probably one to apply then go off and do something else like watch TV. Also, it’s worth noting it’s a mask for affected areas only, not the full face (unless you do get blackheads all over then go for it I guess?!) but the majority tend to get them in the T-zone only and this is where I used it.
After around 30 minutes or so, when the mask is totally dry, then you can start the fun bit of peeling it off. I should probably mention that it’s best to apply a thick layer as then when it’s dry it does make it a lot easier to peel off again. If you have let the whole thing dry then it can be pretty easy to pull the whole thing in one go, if it’s still tacky it can be a little harder.
After removing (the removal process is satisfying) skin definitely feels immediately smooth and soft. It does feel nicely clean and like it’s had a good cleanse. On the blackhead front, I can’t 100% say they have been removed – it would be a miracle if a single product could even try this. So I wouldn’t use this and expect miracles (I am guilty of expecting miracles from most skincare I try). But I would say it’s one to add in for regular use if you do suffer from blackheads as feel over time they definitely can be reduced/prevented with a product like the JorgObe Peel Off Mask.
The main tips I would say for this are – apply with a brush to prevent mess and make sure it’s on thick. Then make sure you wait until it is totally dry. It’s better to leave it on for 45 and take off properly than leave for 20 and try take it off when still tacky. With regular (once or twiceweekly maybe) use then this is definitely a mask that’s a good addition to the routine if you suffer from blackheads.
FYI – I’ve used this mask three times before writing the review. In case you’re ever curious as to how much it’s been used before I share my thoughts!
Ingredients wise the key ones with the various benefits are: Black kaolin clay, Witch hazel, Echinacea, sap from Croton Lecheri tree (aka ‘Dragon’s Blood’) and oak charcoal.
Have you tried this mask too? Let me know your thoughts. Even if you don’t suffer from blackheads and just want a deep clean feeling (or perhaps just love a peel off mask) then this is definitely worth a try as it does remove dead skin cells and leaves skin feeling soft and smooth.
JorgObe Peel of Mask * available from JorgObe.co.uk £22
*PR sample or gift