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If you've got stubborn, congested skin or a breakout developing, I developed the Bethany Charcoal Mask to knock it out quickly and effectively by drawing out impurities from your skin, deeply exfoliating it and yet nourishing it at the same time.

Ingredient Deep Dive:

🧪Made with a base of Aloe Vera to soothe and hydrate your skin, given the potent ingredients in it

🧪Kaolin Clay & Activated Charcoal: dries out excess oil, reaches deep into your pores to clear impurities

🧪5-Fruit Acid Exfoliation Complex with Bilberry, Sugar Cane, Sugar Maple, Orange and Lemon acids to provide chemical exfoliation along with physical exfoliation from clay and charcoal

🧪Ginseng: Potent anti-aging skincare ingredient in Asia, also has anti-inflammatory effects

🧪Bamboo: Soothing, hydrating and gentle exfoliant

The Bethany Charcoal Mask is named after community member Bethany Johansen, who won a Sabbatical Beauty Bespoke Product competition in Spring 2016.

The Bethany Mask was also mentioned in this Allure article as part of our Got Grits? routine to unclog your pores without painful extractions.

  • Oil control
  • Dries out acne and developing spots
  • Reduces skin congestion
  • Deep cleansing
  • Pore clearing

Apply after cleansing. Leave on for 20-30 mins and then rinse off. Follow with serums and moisturizers.

Can be used as an overnight spot treatment on acne.

NB: The fruit acid complex may make your skin more photosensitive, so please use sunscreen if using this product.

**Please note--while we LOVE your mask selfies, posting one while wearing this mask may not be ideal given the problematic history of minstrelsy and blackfacing in the Americas :/ Please be mindful! Find out more about this history here.

Ingredients: Aloe Vera, Coco Betaine, Kaolin Clay, Activated Charcoal, Ginseng Powder, Bamboo Powder, (Water (and) Bilberry Extract (and) Sugar Cane Extract (and) Sugar Maple Extract (and) Orange Extract (and) Lemon Extract), (Lactobacillus & Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Fruit Extract, (Sodium acrylate / sodium Acryloyldimethyl taurate copolymer & isohexadecane & polysorbate 80) (PEG-150 Pentaerythrityl Tetrastearate (and) PEG-6 Caprylic/Capric Glycerides (and) Aqua), (Water, Caprylyl Glycol, Hexylene Glycol, Wasabia Japonica (Wasabi) Root Extract, Zingiber Officinale (Ginger) Root Extract, Allium Sativum (Garlic) Bulb Extract), (Phenoxyethanol (and) Caprylyl Glycol), Citric Acid.




  • Our products contain higher percentages of active ingredients than the majority of products on the market. This means you can see amazing differences very quickly, and with only a scant amount of product.
  • Our products are manufactured in-house by a small team of women in Philadelphia, PA, in small batches, with love.
  • Our products are never tested on animals, just Adeline and Sabbatical Beauty employees.
  • Everyone who works for Sabbatical Beauty earns a living wage.


  • Our stuff works. And works quickly, period. And we sell sample sizes, so you don't need to commit a lot financially to test if a product works for your individual skin chemistry.
  • Our mission as a feminist company is not to sell you skincare as something that you need, but rather a routine that will help you with prioritizing yourself and own needs for self-care.
  • Our products come with an amazing, supportive Facebook community of people always willing to help, even in issues outside of skincare.
  • We have a generous thirty day returns and refunds policy.

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Customer Reviews

Based on 17 reviews
LV (Honolulu, US)
Skin Type: Sensitive , Combination
Age: 40-49
Skin Concerns: Dark spots/scarring/discoloration, Signs of aging, Redness/inflammation
Best mask ever!

I tried the travel size Got Grits set and fell in love with both products but ran out of the mask first. At first my skin reacted with bumps and I thought it was too harsh but I have it another go after a week or so, and oh my word my face is so soft and smooth after every application! The exfoliation is very gentle even though I can feel the fine grains as I wash the mask off. Super easy to apply and washes clean (recommend to was off in the shower for the least mess).

JEM (Bellevue, US)
Skin Type: Normal
Age: 30-39
Skin Concerns: Signs of aging
Gets the Yuck Out

Bethany's Charcoal Mask (captioned on the left side of the pic) coaxes the gunk out of my pores and leaves. My face feels smooth and... detoxed (?) after a thorough rinse. I also appreciate how this mask smells just like its active ingredient; it stands on its own and has no need to masquerade as something it isn't.

Two tips: (1) Before masking with BCM, pop on a dark top, protective gear, or something you don't mind staining; (2) Designate a BCM wipe-down cloth.

Amanda (Lehighton, US)
Skin Type: Normal, Sensitive
Age: 20-29
Skin Concerns: Redness/inflammation

This mask is amazing! It visibly clears out my pores and leaves my face smooth and hydrated. I love it so much that I recently purchased a few travel sizes to give as gifts, both recipients are also amazed at how well this mask works.

Raell (Philadelphia, US)
Skin Type: Combination
Age: 30-39
Skin Concerns: Dark spots/scarring/discoloration, Acne
Don't walk, RUN!

This mask is incredible. I love everything about it. After you use it, your face feels sooo fresh and clean. It really helps to keep breakouts and blemishes at bay. It has really helped to heal my cystic acne (I use it 1-2 times per week) and it is a staple in my skin care routine!

Tatiana Bustamante (West Orange, US)
Skin Type: Sensitive , Combination
Age: 20-29
Skin Concerns: Acne
Results You Can SEE!

This stuff really works! I covered my nose with it and waited 30 minutes. When I went to look in the mirror, I noticed that I could visibly see that the blackheads had come out of my pores. I rubbed my fingers on my nose and could actually feel the extracted yucky stuff on the surface. Then all I had to do was wash it off, and it was all gone! Left my nose soft and my pores smaller. Highly recommend for anyone with large pores and frequent blackheads.