About Face: Dermalogica Blackhead Clearing Mask

You thought it was dirt, you know, from mountain biking, patio surfing and falling into bed without washing your face. But then, when you did apply soap and water nothing happened. The spattering of teeny tiny black dots is still there in plain sight, across the bridge of your nose, between the elevens on your forehead and embedded in the crease of your chin.

They’re blackheads, a type of acne that, like the name suggests, look like small black spots and bumps. They pop up on your face when dead skin cells and oil collect in the miniscule openings of hair follicles in your skin called your pores and get trapped there. But unlike a whitehead where the pore is sealed under a layer of skin, these babies remain open and exposed to the elements, often making them fairly easy to eliminate, that is if you have the right product, like the Dermalogica Blackhead Clearing Fizz Mask.

Crafted with a cool technology that makes the formulation fizz on your face (sort of like the skincare equivalent to Pop Rocks, minus the candy coated gum), once it has been applied and left to do its dirty work. The lightweight mask opens your pores, unclogs your epidermis and removes the gunk that’s been building up inside and all you have to do is sit there and play on your phone for three to five minutes before rinsing it off. Loaded with sulfur and kaolin clay to kill acne-causing bacteria while absorbing excess oil respectively, this maximum-impact product leaves your face looking and feeling refreshed. Not to mention soft and smooth courtesy of a healthy infusion of hydrating apple fruit extract.

And while you’re waiting for the formula to fizz its way into your pores, give yourself a pat on the back. Not only are you taking care of business, you’re doing it in a vegan and gluten-free way. And that’s just smart skin care.

Dermalogica Blackhead Clearing Fizz Mask, is $28 for 50 ml, available at Sephora stores and online at www.dermalogica.ca.

Adriana Ermter

Adriana Ermter

Adriana is an award-winning writer and editor. The former beauty director for FASHION magazine and editor-in-chief of Salon and of Childview magazines has hosted beauty videos for fashionmagazine.com, as well as contributed to Men’s FASHION, Chatelaine and chatelaine.com, Flare and flare.com, Huffington Post Canada, National Post, AmongMen.com, thekit.ca, iVillage.ca and thewhaleandtherose.com. She lives in Toronto with her very spoiled feline, Trixie-Belle, and a fantastically large perfume collection.

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