Dot & Key Detoxifying Charcoal Mousse Mask Review

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In this post I will be reviewing about a product from an Indian Skincare Brand which I have been using lately. This brand is Vegan and Cruelty free.

Dot & Key products are very popular in India right now so, I bought few of its products to test them out.

I’ve use its Hyaluronic Serum Concentrate which is a pretty decent product and I have almost finished the bottle.

Hence, I bought its Charcoal Mask as well. The reason for laying my hands on this product was that I totally love charcoal masks for my skin. As I have a combination acne prone skin I totally love how charcoal decongests my pores and reduces the amount of breakouts I get.

Coming to the “Dot & Key Charcoal Mask”– It comes in a very pretty packaging which is aesthetically pleasing and attracted me at the first sight. 😍

The product says

Formulated with active charcoal, this purifying face mask actively cleans skin by drawing out deep dwelling pore-cloggers and impurities. Eucalyptus and Clary sage oils detoxify while nourishing skin, leaving it feeling comfortably clean, clear and conditioned.

Directions to use

Slather an even layer of this mask all over the face. Leave it on for 10-15 minutes or until dry. Wash off with lukewarm water.

Caution

Avoid contact with eyes. If this happens, rinse eyes with abundant water.

Ingredients

Aqua, kaolin, glycerine, bentonite, charcoal powder, PEG-8, Polysorbate 20, PPG 33-butyl ether, butylene glycol, coco-glucoside, stearyl dimethicone, phenoxyethanol caprylyl glycol, xanthum gum, peppermint oil, sodium caproyl/lauroyl lactylate, citric acid, Di- Sodium EDTA, menthol, perfume, eucalyptus globulus leaf oil, clary sage oil.

Price625 INR

Net Weight- 85 gms

Shelf Life- 3 Years.

My experience with the product

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So I bought this mask 2 months back and I use it twice a week whenever my pores feel congested or my skin looks stressed and rough. It comes in a pretty glass jar with an airtight lid that keeps the product fresh. It has a mousse like texture and spreads evenly and effortlessly on the skin surface. What I love about this product is that it comes with a small white spatula and you can easily take out the required quantity from the jar without dipping your fingers into it. This makes it really hygienic to use as I don’t like dipping my fingers into the bottles/jars. It smells of menthol and peppermint oils which are included in the ingredient list. As it contains perfume and essential oils, you should always do a patch test before applying it to your face. For me it didn’t cause any negative or adverse effects while I use it.  It gives a nice cooling sensation when applied onto the surface of the skin. It does give a tingling sensation, after application, I wouldn’t say that the tingling is very uncomfortable to me, as it goes after 1-2 minutes. This mask is easy to use and washes off completely without any effort. If you have a light colored basin like me I would recommend you to apply this mask before taking a shower and wash it off in the shower itself. My skin definitely feels softer and fresh every time I use this mask.

Charcoal– Activated charcoal helps in drawing out the dirt from the pores helping in achieving a clear complexion.

Eucalyptus oil – have Anti- inflammatory and antiseptic properties that helps in healing acne.

Clary sage oil– It is used in widely in aromatherapy. This antioxidant rich oil helps in unclogging pores.

Kaolin Clay– helps in removing signs of pollution, controls oil and soothes skin.

Bentonite clay– flushes out the toxins and dirt. Helps in gentle exfoliation as well.

Pros

Pretty packaging.

Affordable.

Quantity is good.

Mousse like texture.

Comes with a spatula.

Doesn’t break out my skin.

Contains activated charcoal and ingredients for acne prone skin.

Easy to wash off.

Cons

Contains perfume and essential oils which might prove harsh on certain skin types.

Note– always do a patch test before application of any product containing essential oils or perfume in it.

Will I repurchase it?

Yes, as it’s affordable and suits my skin well.

Just remember every skin type is different. Just because something works for me, does not necessarily mean that it would do the same for you or vice versa. Reviews are only meant for giving out the personal experience with a particular product and providing details about it. Always listen to your skin as it will tell you what is good for it and what is bad.

Hope you found this review helpful.

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