Friday, August 2, 2013

Léonie Blackhead Removing Peel-off Mask Review

Disclaimer:  This post is based on a free product provided by a company as a press sample so that I may offer my own  opinion, which may be the same or differ from yours.
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Léonie Blackhead Removing Peel-off Mask

When I was asked if I would like to review the Léonie Blackhead Removing Peel-off Mask, I was perfectly honest with the PR rep that I had very nice skin and no blackheads.  However, my nose is quite oily in the summer and being a deep cleansing mask, I thought this newly launched product might be a wonderful normalizing fix so I decided to review it.

This is a black mask with activated charcoal, grapefruit, lemon peel, and rosemary extracts for pulling impurities and toning the skin.  Since my complexion is dry except for my current bout of oiliness on the nose, I only applied this mask to my freshly washed nose.  According to the directions, you need to leave this product on your problem area for fifteen minutes or until it completely dries before you peel it off.

Seeing how hideous my tar-like black nose looked, I hide out in my bedroom to wait out the time.   Almost immediately, I started feeling the intense tightening action of this product pulling, which was not exactly comfortable.  Nonetheless, I managed to leave it on for the entire time.

Finally, I noticed my clock read it was time to take this mask off and see what it did.  Removing my mask was not easy to find the edge with the light-medium coat I gave myself because lifting it was difficult.  I kept digging into my nose for a spot to begin, but it took a while until I budged some sections and freed my nose.   My mistake was probably not using a thick layer so I could have had more to grab onto.  

Everything eventually peeled off except for a few lighter pieces near the sides and under the nose.  I needed to wash the last of it with hot water and soap, but it did come off.

This did strip oil, but I do not think this mask was for me with the extreme tightening sensation or the feat of removing it.  Those with extremely oily complexions with blackheads and pimples probably would have a more favorable opinion.

The company has a video to explain the mask in detail.  If this sounds like a product that could help you, then do check out the video for a better understanding.

The LéonieBlackhead Removing Peel-Off Mask normally will retail on Amazon for $28 for a 3.4 oz. tube.  To celebrate it's August 1 launch, the price drops to $17.
 *Disclaimer:  A free product was provided to facilitate this review--not my opinion.*