This product is getting trendier by the day and is acclaimed a ‘skincare revolution’! Blackout is Australian but thankfully they ship their products all over the place! We couldn’t let this one slip us by so we put it under our beauty microscope..

We had a surprise when looking at the ingredients as there are only 4 ingredients in the whole product and one is water (we don’t need to demystify that one!). What was even more surprising was that these ingredients are like the ones used in our own DIYs in our workshops so we were happy to see blackout being so popular, with the potential of a dupe DIY!

Activated Charcoal

The iconic black colour of this face mask makes it easily recognised and is caused by the activated charcoal, one of their 4 ingredients. Activated charcoal is carbon which has been processed to contain more pores, and it is because of these pores that the charcoal can absorb excess oils and dirt from our skin. This helps to prevent spots and leaves skin perfectly cleansed. Although putting dirt on your skin to get rid of the dirt sounds wrong we promise this works!!

Coconut Oil

Coconut oil is another Beauty Geek favourite for its many properties. In a face mask it is a great moisturiser and can prevent TEWL (trans epidermal water loss). Coconut oil is also anti-inflammatory and antibacterial so may help to get rid of spots and the tocopherols in it make it a good antioxidant too! We love coconut oil even more as it very rarely causes irritation meaning this face mask can be used on sensitive skin.

Aloe Vera

Aloe Vera is known for its soothing powers when we get sunburn (oops!) as it is thought to help in the wound healing process. It is a handy ingredient in a face mask as it can help reduce inflammation to calm irritated skin. On top of this it can be used as a moisturiser and there is also evidence that it affects collagen and elastin for anti-ageing properties and may be an astringent to tighten pores. It appears aloe vera can do it all!

The Verdict

We love the blackout mask, they have gone back to basics and got it spot on!

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