Pore Clarifying Charcoal Gel Mask
Based on 31 reviews
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 31 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
Large Pores, Oily Skin, Combination Skin
    3 oz.
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.
Show details
Iranian Journal of Public Health, September 2017, pages 1,176-1,183

General Physiology and Biophysics, September 2013, pages 347-359

International Journal of Toxicology, September-October 2013, pages 22S-48S

International Geology Review, July 2010, pages 745-770

Food and Chemical Toxicology, August 2009, issue 8, pages 2142-2149

Chemosphere, August 2005, pages 1,129-1,140

International Journal of Cosmetic Science, June 2003, pages 113-125

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

Super hydrating!


I've been loving this for winter skin! I put it on my lips too and it soothes my chapped lips more than any lip balm


Seattle, WA


I literally CANNOT believe it.


I have struggled with PMS cystic acne on my chin for years. While I know my hormones have always had a factor in this, I also believed that my chin was prone to being clogged with oils and dirt throughout the month and i was unable to get rid of it! I seriously would take pictures close up of my chin and see tiny little blackheads everywhere. (Not even visible to the eye normally) so my plan was find a cleanser or acne regimen that could clear my pores out so when my period came around, the breakouts weren't feeding off of the dirt & bacteria sitting there. I AM NOT KIDDING, I had what felt like hundreds of these tiny clogged pores and now they are almost all gone. I know and accept that, time of the month acne might be inevitable but I love that I'm able to use this mask every day. I have very very sensitive skin and this has no effect on me. No redness, no irritation and no tightness (if I apply a great moisturizer after). If you have blackheads, that you fear in time will turn to large zits or want to even help diminish the redness in some acne scars, this mask is great at doing it.




Holy Grail Mask!


I have been using clay masks on my face since the mid-80s. This is the best one I have tried. It leaves your face squeaky clean and immediately helps blackheads look better. I love the fact that it foams lightly when you begin to rinse it, so you can get a second clean out of it. Pores are so clean that some of my products tingle a bit after use, but it doesn't last, and I'm sure if you toned and waited 5 minutes to move on, you could avoid that. Having suffered with acne all my life, it doesn't bother me. Prescription treatments can be so much more harsh. My face is always baby soft and smooth after using this mask.




Tried a Sample, Want More!


I purchased a sample size of this and it was enough for one use. I used it from my forehead to décolleté. It has a chemical smell that wasn't pleasant but it was easy to apply. The mask has a cooling effect and didn't burn at all. After I let it dry for 15 minutes and rinsed it off, I was impressed. The redness from my cheeks was gone and my face felt soft and cleansed. I did apply moisturizer after because my face felt dry. I highly recommend this mask!


Cincinnati, OH


A Must-Have Charcoal Mask!


I've tried a lot of charcoal masks to help minimize my large pores and keep my skin decongested especially since I wear makeup on a daily basis. This is the only charcoal mask I've used that's clarifying, hydrating and gentle which is a big plus since my skin is very sensitive due to using Retin-A. I would suggest this mask to anyone...it's definitely a great addition to your skincare routine!


Washington, DC


Great cleanser too !


One night I accidentally put this face mask on wet skin. I must have been half asleep ! Instead of washing the mask off and drying my skin, I started to rub the mask in (face and neck) using circular motions; I then left it on for a few minutes while I brushed my teeth. When I removed the mask with a facecloth my skin looked so beautiful. I've always washed my face twice at night. I really like Paula's Perfect Cleansing Oil for my 1st wash but I haven't been able to find that perfect 2nd cleanser until now. Since that night this mask is now my 2nd cleanser. I use it every night. I'm 66 with combo skin; I am battling wrinkles and breakouts ! My skin honesty has never looked so good. Paula's products are spectacular !


San Diego


Recommended by a mask junkie


I have bags of single serve test masks from other retailers. They are my favourite way to indulge and relax and I have tried almost everything on the market, especially those for large pores. But this mask is my new ride or die. I used to use the PC oil absorbing mask but will only buy this from now on. If you have large pores and want to feel immediately smooth results after, this is the must get mask. Somehow purges junk, softens pores to make them easier to extract and keeps your skin moisturized and soft for days after all at the same time. Provides a blank smooth slate for chemical exfoliants or your cream. But if you like masks that harden or you have to peel off, this isn't the one for you. Tip: apply with a brush to maximize coverage and extend the product. Also spot apply instead of applying all over as it may irritate areas with less obvious pores.




Just what I was looking for!


I got this for my husband st Christmas and we both use it regularly. It goes a long, long way! If your looking for a charcoal mask I highly recommend this one. A lot of product and bang for your buck.


Spokane, WA


Perfect for my combination skin


I have tried so many masks, and usually end up disappointed with the results. I have extreme combination skin, so I typically struggle finding products that are able to deep clean the congestion I get on the skin around my nose and chin, but not dry out my cheeks. This product is amazing! After the first use I noticed my pores appeared smaller and my skin texture was smoother. I use it twice a week and it's now an essential in my skin care routine!




Best Charcoal Mask Ever!


I love masks and have used MANY! My skin tends to be oily(a little less so now that I'm in my early 50's) and I've always had larger pores and some blackheads in my "T-Zone". This charcoal mask is different because of the lightweight gel texture making it so much easier to wash off. I use it 2-4 times a week and love the results! It leaves my skin baby soft, super clean, and virtually free of noticeable pores. It's a staple in my skin care routine. I bought sample sizes to keep in my toiletry bag so I can use when we travel. If you have dryer skin I still think it's something that would be great to use but maybe just less often. Thanks Paula for another winner!





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