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.
Dries out acne and developing spots
Reduces skin congestion
Instructions: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.
Skin Concerns:Signs of aging, Dullness, Redness/inflammation
Love the Bethany Charcoal Mask
The Bethany Charcoal Mask is the first charcoal mask I have ever tried and I really like it. This one is not as drying as I thought it would be, but I only use it once a week must in case. My skin feels fresh and clean after using it. I have combination skin though it is a little more oily in the summer and dry in the winter. I also have a little rosacea on my one check, and this mask has not made it worse, in fact since using all SB products, it has improved!
Christy (Tofte, US)
Skin Concerns:Dark spots/scarring/discoloration, Signs of aging, Acne, Dullness
Bethany is my girl!!!!
You might be looking at this mask and asking yourself “How is this mask different from ALL the other Charcoal Masks out there?” Lemme tell ya! This mask has been an integral part of getting my skin all smooth and my pores super clean and decongested all the while being gentle to my skin!!! The two step process with VCO is so relaxing and soothing… facial massage is so important and it helps to gently remove those nasty grits without harsh extractions! If you really want to up the effects finish with Botanical Acid Toner and prepare to be amazing by the softness and glow of your skin and it helps all of those yummy serums and moisturizer to just sink into the skin with ease!
I've had clogged pores all my life. "Good" skin day would be one where there are no zits and a somewhat smooth skin if you don't look too closely. However it is packed full of gunk especially between my lower zip/chin, on and around the nose. I had basically given up on those areas especially below my lower lip. Finally caved in and tried this together with the vacuum oil (and other items), and I'm amazed. For some reason, gunk that I've never seen before began appearing all around my face, even areas that I thought was OK. While it didn't and I don't expect it to "fall out on its own", they were brought to the surface that I could just easily extract it out with minimal pressure. Most of them were so deeply seeded inside. I don't usually extract but for this reason, I had to. It was so satisfying to see everything out. Can't wait to see what will happen if I were to go a few more rounds.
I got the Got Grits set and let me tell ya, I didn't realize it would work so well on me! Wild to just wash all that out of my pores! I am a bit picky with charcoal masks and can sometimes feel they're too harsh for me but I truly love the Bethany Mask and you will too :)