Naturgo black mask is basically a clay peel-off cleansing mask. Apparently the two main ingredients are Black Sea clay from Israel and LAG revitalizer.
Black Sea clay contains a high amount of rich minerals and natural essences and therefore works as a pore cleanser and helps to balance oil secretion.
LAG revitalizer is Shiseido’s ‘secret ingredient’ used in a number of their products. Apparently, it is a unique combination of natural extracts and vitamins. This ingredient lightens pigmentation (apparently this mask has got whitening effects, but to be honest, I have not noticed any difference in my skin tone) and it promotes skin revitalisation. Now what’s really important, it penetrates skin into deeper layers (pore deep, not super deep, don’t be scared!) where it help pores to stay nourished and moisturised, as well as it fights (read ‘pushes out from your pores’) blackheads, whiteheads and spots , it seriously reduces pore size, wrinkles, fine lines, enhances skin collagen regeneration, elasticity and gives you smooth and soft skin.
This mask should be suitable for sensitive, oily and combination skin, however pretty much my whole family and a few friends used it, which I would say covers all sorts of skin ranges ,and noone complained so far (but do not take my word for this as there is always a skin which does not like certain ingredients!).
Now you have read that this pretty mask should pretty much do miracles to your skin, the question is whether it really works?
As you can see in the pictures, this mask is super thick, it sorta reminds me of asphalt in summer haha – pure black and melting! The application requires a bit of speed, because the mask dries quite quickly when it starts oxidising! On clean skin (read previous post – I suggest you exfoliate, use cleansing oil and splash warm water over your face to open your pores) apply this mask in quite a thickish layer (so that you can’t see much of your skin peeking through) on problematic areas with blackheads (I apply it on my forehead, nose, cheeks and chin). Wait until the mask is dry, which may take up to 30 minutes if you apply it thick, but the layer I do usually takes up to 15 minutes to dry. Because it is so thick, it is very convenient to use, as it sticks perfectly to your skin, hence no risk of fall-offs and you can do whatever you want during the drying time.
Now the super yucky picture, but I figured out without it, it would look like any other peel-off mask out there, so here we go. When you apply it, you might feel a tickling sensation. Or just tickling really. It literally ‘pulls out’ dirt and blackheads from your skin. I use it about 1/2x a fortnight and it always looks I’ve never used it before (hence so yucky). When you start using it though I suggest a more frequent usage, about 2-3x a week to see dramatic results. Once applied, you can see the mask actually working on your face, and how many products out there actually provide you with proofs?
When you feel the mask is fully dry (you can see it looses glossiness, starts peeling off on sides and well, it is dry to touch) you peel it off (I suggest be a bit rough, because that way you pull out even more stubborn dirt from your pores). Now probably the most gross bit is the peeled off mask, which actually shows you all blackheads and dirt it pulled out (eeeew!).