Lately, in the beauty scene, activated charcoal has become a common ingredient. You’ll find it in items ranging from soaps and scrubs to skin cleansers and shampoos. Activated charcoal has also become a common ingredient in face masks since it has been claimed that it can draw bacteria and impurities from the skin.
While salicylic acid has been a staple in the skincare industry, it has been used to treat acne, facial warts, blackheads, and whiteheads. Salicylic acid dissolves any dead skin cells, dirt, and pollutants that may have been trapped in your pores.
The LAPCOS Charcoal sheet mask does all this and more. With salicylic acid, it breaks down the impurities from your pores, and with activated charcoal, it pulls out all the oil, dirt, and bacteria from your skin. As it pulls out all the impurities, it infuses your skin with the nourishment of tea tree extract. It is giving you a smooth and supple skin in just 20 minutes.
This sheet mask is something you would want in your skincare kit. It is combining the new with the old to create something better. Now that’s revolutionary but before you rush over to the local beauty shop, let us first tell you about its features, benefits, pros, and cons.
With most sheet masks in the market, there is still a waiting period before seeing the results because you don’t actually see the results after you use it. You don’t see the moisturizers, and the serums penetrate your skin. But with this mask, your eyes will not deceive you.
Although it is a charcoal type, it is different from the charcoal used on an outdoor grill, activated charcoal. A fine black powder produced when ordinary charcoal is exposed to high heat is activated charcoal, also called activated carbon. This exposure, which makes it extremely absorbent and capable of trapping chemicals and contaminants, produces small internal gaps or holes in the charcoal.
Because of its ability to capture impurities and detoxify the body, LAPCOS decided to include it in their face mask. Unlike other sheet masks in the market, they don’t have that extra pulling power of activated charcoal. With the activated charcoal, you can see the oil being pulled from your pores.
Salicylic acid is a beta hydroxy acid. It’s well-known for reducing acne by exfoliating the skin and keeping pores clear. This is done by dissolving the dead skin cells, dirt, and other pollutants that have made a home in your pores.
Salicylic acid is also used for its anti-inflammatory properties. The same chemical reactions that help clean pores from dead skin are also the same chemical reactions that dissolve the “glue” that holds pimples and warts together—making the LAPCOS Charcoal Mask perfect for when you are prone to acne breakouts and if you have oily skin.
Tea tree extract
Tea tree extract effectively promotes healthy skin by soothing and healing a wide range of skin issues. Tea tree oil can clearly help soothe dry skin by reducing itching and irritation. Because of its strong antiseptic properties, doctors and skincare experts worldwide strongly recommend incorporating this into your skincare routine.
After the salicylic acid and the activated charcoal pulls out all the gunk from your pores, the tea tree extract ensures your skin stays bacteria-free. You are therefore protecting your skin from any potential acne breakouts or due to bacteria or other things.
You can really see how each ingredient of the LAPCOS Charcoal face mask works together to ensure your skin stays healthy and acne-free. You can’t say the same for other charcoal masks in the market who pull out oil and grease from your skin. Mixing both tried and tested science with discoveries is just the hallmarks of LAPCOS. Let’s see how this product can help you.
Detoxify your skin.
The LAPCOS charcoal masks are perfect after a long day outside. Your pores will be full of toxins, making you vulnerable to acne breakouts, blackheads, and whiteheads after exposing yourself to the harsh elements. Because when your pores are full of dead skin cells and other pollutants, that’s when skin problems show up.
The ingredients in this facemask all work together to ensure your skin is fully detoxed after the allotted time, with the salicylic acid dissolving the dirt from your pores and the activated charcoals pulling it from your skin. Your skin has never been free from pollutants and free radicals.
Great treatment for acne.
Because the LAPCOS charcoal mask is full of anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial ingredients, this makes the face mask perfect for oily and acne-prone skin. The salicylic acid breaks down any acne flare-ups that occur so that the activated charcoal may absorb and bring it to the surface. Then the tea tree extract provides a natural anti-bacterial coating to prevent any more breakouts.
Before and after using the mask, it is recommended to moisturize and wash the face to prepare it for the oil and dirt extraction. While the mask is on your face, it works it’s acne busting magic, giving you clear and radiant skin in just 20 minutes.
Exfoliates your skin.
Unlike other sheet masks in the market that only hydrate and moisturize the skin, the LAPCOS charcoal mask also includes an added exfoliation benefit. The salicylic acid and tea tree extract are excellent chemical exfoliators.
They provide a deep cleaning for your skin that no other facial scrub or sheet mask can provide. Because it is chemical, the cleaning it gives your skin is not merely superficial. It goes into the pores and crevices of your skin that no clay mask or scrub can go. It breaks down dirt and dead skin on a molecular level.
Now you can see the benefits the LAPCOS charcoal mask can give you. But we aren’t only here to sing praises for the product. We are giving you a fair picture and showing you both its pros and cons.
- Charcoal is not a harmful substance.
Charcoal is safe to use, contrary to what you may believe. There is no harm to using it on your skin with its use in the medical field to display products such as soap and even some kinds of toothpaste. Even if your skin is sensitive to such ingredients, it won’t get irritated by activated charcoal or cause an allergic reaction. However, everybody’s skin reacts differently, so be sure to try the charcoal on a small portion of your skin before lathering it on your face.
In fact, activated charcoal has been used to eliminate the toxins from inside the body! Because of the smaller holes in the activated charcoal, the toxins and free radicals stick to it more than any other substance. After the activated charcoal has run its course and has filtered the body from toxins, it will simply leave the body. The same principle is seen in the LAPCOM charcoal face mask.
- You get immediate results.
You can see and feel the sebum and dust being pulled away from your face after using the LAPCOM charcoal face masks. There is no waiting for six weeks to see the full effects of this mask. You just put this on and tear it off after 30 minutes, and all the grease comes right off your face.
- This mask is made of all-natural ingredients.
Unlike other face masks who chemically produce their masks, the LAPCOM charcoal face masks source their ingredients from local and natural suppliers. Making sure nothing processed comes to your skin.
The tea tree extract comes from the leaves of tea trees from the southeast coasts of Australia. The salicylic acid comes from the sap of a willow tree. And the activated carbon is made by subjecting natural woods to high temperatures giving them their detoxing and anti-oxidizing qualities. If using natural products is something important to you, this should be the first mask you pick.
Now that we’ve discussed the pros, it’s time we told you about the cons.
- The product is too aggressive.
When we say the LAPCOM Charcoal face mask pulls all your skin oils, we mean all skin oils. You might think that this is a good thing, but skin oils are beneficial for protecting you from the sun’s ultraviolet light, keeping your skin from aging quickly.
We recommend using the LAPCOM charcoal face mask only if your skin produces excess oils. Remind yourself that too much of a great thing might be harmful. The same is right for skin oils. A little bit protects you from UV rays, dirt, and dust but too much of it, and you will develop acne, blackheads, and whiteheads.
- It’s not for sensitive skin.
The LAPCOM charcoal face masks aren’t made for thin, sensitive skin. There may be other face masks for you out there, but this one is not it. Because of the ingredients’ aggressive nature, it is recommended that only those with thick, dry, and oily skin use this product. As it may harm rather than help you.
The salicylic acid and tea tree oils are relatively potent and may be too intense for your skin. And if misused may cause chemical burns on your face. We recommend using a mild hydrating sheet mask if the product is too strong.
There are some risks when using sheet masks because there are as many sheet masks as there are skins in the world, so we recommend exercising a bit of caution when trying out new things for your skin.
The LAPCOM charcoal face mask is a fantastic product with ingredients that synergize together to give you flawless skin in just a few minutes. The in-depth cleaning feature of this product is the star of the show. Giving you a deep clean, and radiant glow, now where else can you find that?