21 Best Charcoal Masks For Flawless Skin

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21 Best Charcoal Masks For Flawless Skin

Charcoal masks are very on trend right now and they are so loved because they work! Charcoal is an ingredient known to draw out toxins, impurities and dirt, and also helps prevent acne and blackheads.

But it looks cool and feels good as well, and that’s why a lot of people love it. Whether a charcoal mask come in a peel-off sheet, a stick, a jar, or another form, it’s absolutely worth a try. And to get you started, here are some of the best charcoal mask options on the market right now.

1. Dermae Purifying 2-in-1 Charcoal Mask

This mask deeply detoxifies skin from pollutants in two ways. Natural clays infused with Kimarine Wakame, Bladerwrack and Activated Charcoal lift out dirt, oil and bacteria to decongest pores as the mask dries. And Apricot Seed Powder exfoliates away dead skin cells and captured debris upon removal.

(Dermae, $19.50)

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2. Bioré Charcoal Whipped Purifying Detox Mask

The Charcoal Whipped Purifying Detox Mask is formulated for oily skin. It contains natural charcoal, which known for its ability to draw out and trap impurities. Wash away dirt and oil instantly for skin that’s clean, refreshed and instantly mattified.

(Ulta, $6.49)

3. No B.S. Charcoal Detox Peel-Off Mask

Painlessly peel away the toxins on your face and instantly reveal radiant skin. Activated charcoal works like a magnet to draw out toxins from pores to minimize their appearance, while plant stem cells, Garden Cress Extract and Squalene smooth, hydrate and brighten skin.


4. Younique Royalty Detoxifying Mask

Cleanses skin for a smoother, more polished appearance. This bamboo charcoal maskabsorbs toxins and impurities with gentle exfoliating properties to remove dead skin cells.

(Younique Products, $49)

5. SpaScriptions Peel-Off Black Mask

This is a gel-based charcoal mask that reaches deep within the pores to dissolve and dislodge the build-up of impurities. Natural Charcoal Powder acts as a magnet to gently draw out deep dwelling dirt, while Green Tea and Witch Hazel help to unclog pores and purify skin.

(People, $5.99)

6. Osmosis Skincare Pore Minimizing Clay Purifying Mask

Osmosis Skincare's non-drying, pore mask uses charcoal powder to bind and draw impurities out of the skin. Pulling dirt, chemicals, and makeup out of the skin will greatly minimize the pore size to achieve an overall clearer, smoother, and healthier face!

(Dermstore, $52)

7. FRESH Umbrian Clay Pore Purifying Face Mask

A non-comedogenic clay mask and face wash for all skin types that deeply cleanses and minimizes pores and shine without over drying.

(Sephora, $58)

8. BOSCIA Luminizing Black Charcoal Mask

Peel to reveal a luminous, detoxified, and flawless complexion with boscia Luminizing Black Charcoal Mask. This innovative peel-off mask is powered by Activated Black Charcoal. The original, fan-favorite black mask leaves skin feeling fresh, clean, and radiant while minimizing the appearance of pores.

(Ulta, $34)

9. Clinique City Block Purifying Charcoal Clay Mask + Scrub

A five-minute dual-action detoxifying and exfoliating clay mask. This multiaction formula purifies and polishes skin for a delightful, deep-clean treatment. Natural bamboo charcoal and kaolin clay help remove pollution and impurities, while natural silica beads gently refine texture.

(Sephora, $28)

10. Peter Thomas Roth Irish Moor Mud Mask

Irish Moor Mud Mask by Peter Thomas Roth is a purifying, decongesting and hydrating mask with odorless Irish Moor Mud that draws out dirt, oil and impurities as it infuses skin with moisture and vitamins. It helps minimize the look of pores, fine lines and wrinkles, leaving skin looking pure, fresh, hydrated and radiant.

(Ulta, $58)

11. Goodal Black Charcoal Mask Sparkling Clear

This new concept mask sheet is made of beech tree charcoal, which is known as golden charcoal due to its high quality. The black oxygen mask brightens and moisturizes by providing oxygen to the skin through specially oxygenated water from Jeju via patented oxygen technology.

(Goodal, $20)

12. Yes To Tomatoes Detoxifying Charcoal Mask Bar + Charcoal Brush Set

The creamy mask, in a convenient, easy-to-use solid bar, and ultra-luxurious charcoal-infused brush applicator provide a double dose of detoxifying charcoal to help draw out impurities and dirt like a pro for naturally clear skin.

(Ulta, $13.59)

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13. DERMALOGICA Charcoal Rescue Masque

Charcoal Rescue Masque by Dermalogica is an all-in-one treatment mask that instantly detoxifies troubled skin. Activated binchotan charcoal powerfully adsorbs impurities while 5 percent sulfur promotes cell turnover for dramatically brighter skin.

(Ulta, $48)

14. PACIFICA Bubbling Crystals Charcoal Shimmer Mask

Infused with charcoal, quartz and watermelon, this charcoal mask has effervescent bubbling action to power your glow. Let it sit and do its bubbling magic for 10-20 minutes.

(Ulta, $16)

15. Garnier SkinActive Black Peel-Off Mask with Charcoal

This peel-off mask with charcoal removes impurities and reduces the visible size of pores. This mask can be use in the t-zone (including chin), or nose only.

(Garnier USA, $8)

16. SheaMoisture Green Coconut & Activated Charcoal Mask Duo

Indulge skin with a perfect balance of Green Coconut and Activated Charcoal to deeply purify and hydrate skin while you shower. First, this in-shower mask clings to wet skin to remove impurities from oil, makeup and pollution. Then, it comforts skin with moisture for silky soft, nourished skin in just 5 minutes.

(Ulta, $13)

17. E.L.F. Clarifying Charcoal Bubble Mask

The magical bubble action mixed with the clarifying powers of charcoal work to gently remove dirt and oil for a clearer looking complexion.

(Ulta, $14)

18. OLAY Glow Boost White Charcoal Clay Mask Stick

This mask has all the benefits of a clay face mask in an easy-to-apply stick. Formulated with white charcoal and Kaolin clay to remove buildup of dead skin cells to bring healthy ones to the surface.


19. The Body Shop Himalayan Charcoal Purifying Glow Mask

Inspired by Ayurvedic traditions, this 100 percent vegan tingling clay mask is infused with bamboo charcoal, green tea leaves and organic tea tree oil.


20. GLAMGLOW Supermud Activated Charcoal Treatment

A skincare mask designed to visibly clear the complexion. The potent mud formula supports skin’s natural oil balance, while a proprietary blend of six acids (glycolic acid, salicylic acid, lactic acid, mandelic acid, pyruvic acid, and tartaric acid) works to help minimize pores and create clearer skin.

(Sephora, $59)

21. ORIGINS Clear Improvement Active Charcoal Mask to Clear Pores

An ultra-purifying mask to deep clean and visibly reduce pores. Bamboo charcoal removes excess oil that could lead to blackheads, white China clay absorbs environmental toxins, and lecithin dissolves impurities.

(Sephora, $28)

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