A few months ago, two good friends of mine went on a whirlwind trip to Taiwan, Hong Kong and Japan. While they were traveling, they thought about poor little Danielle stuck in boring old Canada-land and came home with a VERY FUN surprise!
You guessed it, it was the face mask I'm wearing above, the FaceQ It's Black Obsidian Brightening & Purifying Face Mask. I got a whole BOX of these sheet masks to play with, so let's see how they stack up, shall we?
The FaceQ It's Black Obsidian Brightening and Purifying Sheet Mask is a full-face sheet mask with a flap that goes below your chin and has little straps to hook up around and onto your ears. The first few times I tried this it was really weird to feel the moisture from the straps behidn my ears, but now I LOVE IT. It's so convenient to not have to worry about your mask falling off or having the serum not equally distributed across your face. By basically sticking to your face like a Halloween mask, this mask gives all-over coverage. Also, the eye/nose/mouth holes were perfect for my face so I didn't feel like it was suffocating me or leaving GIANT gaps like some other masks. Win!
The first thing I wondered about this mask was "Why is it so black?" It's not a charcoal based mask (which are mostly the only other black masks I've seen) so I had to spend some time using Google Translate to figure out what exactly this mask was for. Turns out, it's very similar to charcoal. Obsidian is extract is supposed to help you battle the pollution and contaminants that are absorbed by the skin, while another ingredient helps brighten dull skin. I'm not sure I've tried anything like it before, but I can tell you I'm hooked.
My skin felt SUPER soothed while wearing this mask, which surprisingly has a fairly light scent, I could barely place it (the ingredients list does include calendula, licorice root extract and chamomille extract but it's very mild.) The next morning, my skin felt supple, refreshed and it was glowing, and I've felt this exact same result every time I've used it. I only have two masks left so I'm kinda savouring them until I can find some more!
Great fit, great formula, great results. 10/10 would buy this again! Now the only problem is whether I can actually FIND it again. Let me know in the comments if you've seen this mask anywhere outside of eBay, will you?