I decided to try the Hanaka Black Rose Acne Fighting Mask during my two week acne fiasco last month. A new pimple was popping up almost daily for two weeks, so I had high hopes for this one. This mask is one from the April Mask Maven Bag I received from Beauteque for review.
This is the only mask I’ve tried thus far that wasn’t a sheet mask. I was assuming that it was going to be a black clay type mask, but when I squeezed it out of the packaging it had a sticky, gel-like consistency like that of a peel-off mask. It wasn’t easy to get this stuff out of the package without making a complete mess, I wish it came in a squeeze tube instead. It’s also very sticky and applying it to my face in an even, thin layer was difficult. I left it on for about 20 minutes to dry, it gave me that typical ‘tight’ peel-off mask feeling.
The directions on the packaging are not clear on removal, other than to do it ‘gently’. The Beautique insert directs you to remove it with water. The front of the package shows a little picture of the ‘acne’ being pulled from the skin, so I thought I’d try to peel it off since it seemed to much like that type of mask.
Ouch. Yah it hurt. I started around the edges of my face, but I had to stop because it was so painful. I did try to peel it off my nose to see if it would remove some of my blackheads, but no dice. I removed the rest with a washcloth and warm water. My skin was a bit red and irritated, but that did subside after a few minutes. I was a little disappointed it didn’t remove any of my blackheads.
Over the next few days, I noticed no change in my skin or my breakouts. I was still popping up with pimples after its use. The reason I waited to do this review is because I wanted to give it another chance since I had more than enough product left over, but honestly this isn’t a product I feel is worth the effort. It’s just so hard to apply and it didn’t really make a difference when I was actively breaking out.
The Hanaka Black Rose Acne Mask is a skip for me, if you’ve used it before and had good (or bad) experiences with it, share them here!
*The Hanaka Black Rose Acne Mask was sent to me for review by Beauteque in their April Mask Maven Bag, as always, all thoughts and opinions shared here are my own.