What skin type is this mask best for? Which components are responsible for cleansing, and which are responsible for moisturizing? We analyze the composition of the mask from black dots together with an independent make-up artist Angelica Baklaga.
Let's try to understand the quality and benefits of Black Head Pore Strip. It should be noted that our composition is not 100% accurate, but this is enough to make a mini-analysis.
From a functional point of view, this mask contains the component polyvinyl alcohol: it is a thickener, thanks to which the product hardens on the face. Possessing adhesive properties (ie the ability to adhere to the skin), this component, in addition to hardening, will "stick" to various impurities and to peeling skin flakes. Also in the composition there are two preservatives (diazonium imidazolidinyl urea, iodopropynyl butyl carbamate), which have a wide spectrum of action on bacteria and fungi. The latter preservative has an ecological profile and serious safety studies.
We do not know the sequence of active components reliably, so we will consider them in random order. The composition contains glycerin (a universal moisturizer), panthenol helps it (it also acts as a moisturizer, making the skin softer and smoother). This is good enough because a film that dries on the skin is not flexible enough and can cause micro-damage, and moisturizing ingredients smooth out this effect. The composition contains squalane, obtained from olive oil (this is a natural component), which acts as an emollient, contributing to the distribution of the mask on the face, as well as smoothing the action of the drying film. It helps to soften the skin for a velvety feel.
Note the presence of bamboo charcoal in the composition. He goes to the aid of polyvinyl alcohol. It is a good adsorbent of small size, it is able to attract various impurities from the pores. But it is difficult to judge the effectiveness of purification - its location in the composition is unknown, and therefore the amount of coal in the mask is also unknown.
The manufacturer declares the presence of collagen in the composition. It is difficult to judge its effectiveness - it is a removable mask with adhesive and adsorbent components, so the skin is unlikely to "grab" something. It is not known in what form this collagen is hydrogenated or soluble.
It also contains grapefruit extract. It is often used in cosmetics for oily skin. However, it is worth carefully applying this mask to people with citrus allergies.
Total: due to the adhesive and adsorbing properties of the two components, this mask will remove excess sebum, dirt and cleanse the pores (it is difficult to judge the effectiveness). Moisturizing ingredients together with olive squalane will reduce the negative effect when the film dries. And grapefruit extract will help improve the condition of oily skin (use with extreme caution for allergy sufferers). In addition to dirt, this mask is also able to remove keratinized skin particles (on the one hand, this is an additional cleaning, and on the other, the mask can remove not yet completely exfoliated scales, thereby causing microdamage to the skin). This remedy should be carefully used by owners of dry and normal skin types. Do not get carried away with it and do it too often - the skin needs time to replenish the exfoliated skin flakes removed by the mask.
Paraben-free preservation will delight lovers of non-paraben preservation.