Pore Clarifying Charcoal Gel Mask
Based on 20 reviews


Pore Clarifying Charcoal Gel Mask
Balance oily skin and decongest pores with charcoal and natural clays suspended in a soothing gel mask for a refreshed, shine-free complexion.

Pore Clarifying Charcoal Gel Mask

Based on 20 reviews


Balance oily skin and decongest pores with charcoal and natural clays suspended in a soothing gel mask for a refreshed, shine-free complexion.
  • Charcoal draws out pore-congesting debris
  • Absorbent clays mattify oily shine
  • Refreshing gel formula balances hydration
  • Use on cleansed skin as often as desired
Skin Types:
Oily Skin, Combination Skin
Enlarged Pores, Oily Skin, Combination Skin

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Why is it different?
This unique charcoal gel attracts oil and skin impurities like a magnet so they can be rinsed away, leaving pores less congested and visibly minimized. Skin looks matte and feels refreshingly balanced—never tight or dry.
What does it do?
The blend of porous charcoal, natural clays (kaolin and bentonite), and tapioca starch absorb skin’s surface oil on contact. Willow herb and soothing agents calm skin, while skin-replenishing glycerin adds a touch of hydration for a balanced complexion.
How to use
Apply a generous layer all over the face and let dry for 10-15 minutes. Rinse thoroughly with water. May be used as often as needed.
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Product Ingredients Water (Aqua), Tapioca Starch (absorbent), Glycerin (skin-replenishing), Decyl Glucoside (gentle surfactant), Sodium Lauroyl Sarcosinate (gentle surfactant), Butylene Glycol (hydration), Cocamidopropyl Betaine (texture enhancer), Ammonium Acryloyldimethyltaurate/VP Copolymer (film-forming agent), Bentonite (absorbent), Kaolin (absorbent), Charcoal Powder (absorbent), Boerhavia Diffusa Root Extract (skin-soothing), Bisabolol (skin-soothing), Epilobium Angustifolium Flower/Leaf/Stem Extract (skin-soothing), Lactic Acid (hydration), Xanthan Gum (texture enhancer), Isopropyl Titanium Triisostearate (texture enhancer), C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate (emollient), Iron Oxides (CI 77499) (mineral-based coloring agent), Phenoxyethanol (preservatives), Caprylyl Glycol (hydration), Ethylhexylglycerin (hydration), Hexylene Glycol (texture enhancer).

Ratings & Reviews

Best Mask on the Market


Do you have large pores? Do you have combination oily skin? Do you have random flaky spots? Do you have acne prone skin? Do you have A FACE??? Then this is for you. It gets all the junk out of your pores in a non-abrasive and effective way, and when you wash it off there is going to be parts of your face where you can't even SEE a pore. If you want the best skin of your life, put your favorite toner and exfoliant on after, followed by the 10% Niacinamide, then finish with a great soothing moisturizer like Skin Balancing Invisible Finish Gel or Radiance Renewal Mask. You'll wake up the next morning with the best skin of your life.

No-Make-Up Jenna

Warren, Michigan

Made my face red and painful!


I guess my skin type is not ideal for this product. I put it on for the recommended amount of time, and my skin turned red like a sunburn and HURT. It lasted a couple of days, too.

Mama Wad


Overall great mask


I use it in the morning at least 3 or 4 times a week. My pores look smaller and sebaceous filmantes reduced when I use it regularly. I like that it is not too drying- a kaolin clay mask I was using previously made my skin flake if I used it too much but this mask doesn't. I also like that it isn't hard to wash off. I'll keep buying it for sure.


Moncton NB

I like it!


I can tell the difference in my skin. It feels cleaner, smoother and softer. It took a few sessions to see the difference, but in combination with a scrub I use every other day, this has been a boost to my skin care regime. I also use the 2% BHA liquid I swear by. I think everyone with oily T-zone that has blackheads should use a similar set of products.


Austin, TX


Goog Charcoal Mask


I chose a sample of it at the last purchase from the PG store, I really did not expect to like this mask. I have tried it once so far and the result was very beautiful. It's actually cleaned my pores not too much put like any Exfoliation mask i ever used.. I liked. But my skin did not bear to put it more than 10 minutes, I felt a simple sting after I washed it .. this annoyance was only for a few minutes But I liked it .. I think after the first experience I can say that for me as a result I find it better than Clinique Pore Refining Solutions Charcoal Mask, Which I have been using for several months now.




CAUSED breakouts


I received this product as a BONUS sample on one of my orders. I suppose I'm glad I didn't pay actual money on this. I was really disappointed. I was looking to try a hydrating mask that would help with my pores. NOPE. My skin was actually doing exceptionally well recently (in large part because of the OTHER Paula's Choice products in my skincare routine). Immediately after I tried this mask (I didn't even keep it on for the full time bc it felt weird), my current blemishes felt irritated. And the next morning, woke up to FIVE new breakouts. Would not recommend to anyone with acne prone skin I guess (which I have)


Boston, MA


Great for acne, blackheads and oliness!


I have combination skin that's more dry, yet lately I've been having acne troubles and an oily T-zone, so I tried a sample-size of this mask that I recieved. I don't know how this mask did it, but after one use of the sample, some of my acne is less noticable and there is no trace of oiliness! The only reason I gave it 4/5 stars is because my skin is more on the dry side, the mask kind of sucked the moisture out of it, and even after I applied moisturizer, my skin feels tight and slightly uncomfortable.




Glad I Bought It


I was the one on Facebook whining about how I'm supposed to know whether to buy the new charcoal mask or the less new, clay mask. Well, since switching to this one, my nose pores are visibly diminishing. There's barely a sign of blackheads or pore 'congestion' (I think the latter is an accumulating consequence of falling asleep with my make-up on.). I'll miss the subtle beige colour of the clay mask (not as scary if someone sees me), but this one is lighter than Paula's old black mask. I just wish that it went on more easily. It is hard to make a consistent thick enough layer. On the other hand, it is much easier to remove than the old black mask (was it charcoal too?).


Toronto, Ontario, Can


This is a No for me


I didn't like this product because it was too thin and did not apply well. While the gel concept is interesting, it make the mask difficult to apply and to layer.


Houston Tx


Look no further if you have blackheads


Honestly the best mask I've ever used to target my clogged pores and I've tried a huge number of brands like origins and glamglow and nothing have given me results like this. At first when I put it on it was a very lightweight texture and I spread it on thinly and it started stinging and itching a little. After 15 minutes I removed and what I love about this mask is that you can use water and with circular motions it will lather and turn foamy and rinse off super easily unlike many other clay charcoal pore purifying masks where I found really hard to completely get rid of all residue. Anyways when I saw the results afterward I was shocked beyond belief. My pores were shrunken so small and many of blackheads disappeared or were super tiny and barely noticeable on my face. It's been one week of using this and my pores are still unclogged and are super small. I love this mask like guys if you suffer from blackheads trust me I'm a 19 year old girl and my face is infested with them and this helped so much and I've tried from drugstore to high end nothing has helped so much. Worth every penny and my new secret weapon :")


Toronto, Canada



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