The black mask, blackhead removal system effectively controls the appearance of blackheads by extracting them at the root. We recommend exfoliating your pores carefully with steam or warm water to bring dirt and oils to the surface of the skin. The black mask serum latches onto those deep, pesky blackheads and they are extracted upon removing the mask. Below is a list of all of the ingredients used in our black mask, intended to prevent potential allergic reactions for those with special sensitivities. Do not let this alarm you, however, it is extremely rare that someone is allergic to any of the ingredients used in our mask. If a reaction occurs, the side effects are often mild, including minor irritation of the skin. If you feel any discomfort while using this product please discontinue use and consult a dermatologist.
Ingredients Used in the Black Mask
- Water: The key to healthy skin.
- Polyvinyl Alcohol (PVA): Polyvinyl alcohol is nontoxic. It biodegrades slowly, and solutions containing up to 5% PVA are nontoxic to fish. This makes it safe to rinse the mask off down the drain. It is also used in eye drops and contact lenses.
- Glycerin: It is widely used in the food industry as a sweetener and humectant (to preserve moisture) in pharmaceutical formulations. It can be found in cake frosting and baked goods.
- Propylene Glycol: An additive in food processing. The FDA has indicated that it is safe for consumption and it shows no evidence of it being a carcinogen or of being genotoxic. Investigators believe that the incidence of allergic contact dermatitis to propylene glycol, may be greater than 2% in patients with eczema or fungal infections. It can cause irritation to a small population, this is to be noted if you feel any discomfort after removing the mask.
- Collagen: Skin, Bone, and other tissues contain this. It is a structural protein (aids in the maintenance of structure in skin and prevents wrinkles). It is sold as dietary supplement and is used in medical tissue regeneration.
- Maris Limus: Dead sea mud has been used for beauty purposes since biblical times. The minerals contained in mud from the dead sea help rejuvenate the skin by exfoliating and maintaining correct skin pH. It acts as a sponge and draws out toxins like activated charcoal. It also contains high quantities of Na, Mg, K, and Ca to nourish skin and underlying blood vessels.
- Diazolidinyl Urea: Antimicrobial disinfectant. Prevents bacterial growth and kills germs left on skin, so pores are less prone to infection. Used in baby wipes, shampoo, conditioner, and almost every other cosmetic product. Prevents bacterial growth in the product itself, helping to preserve it for a longer shelf life.
- Iodopropynyl Butylcarbamate: Water soluble preservative and fungicide. Widely used in cosmetic to keep the product from developing mold with age.
- CI28440: A harmless water soluble dye used to darken the mask. This ingredient is included to provide a great deal of contrast from the dirt and blackheads being removed from the pores.