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Nature Republic Bamboo Charcoal Mud Pack Review
Nature Republic is really famous for their Aloe Vera 92% Soothing Gel. I saw this product for the first time when a YouYuber compared it with Glam Glow Mud Mask. For $9 this product gives an amazing result at that video so I decided to buy it and it was the best decision that I ever made. This mask is made for oily skin. It claims to remove blackheads and whiteheads and tighten the skin. It contains Damyang Bamboo Charcoal Mixture from Korea as the star ingredient.
This mask comes in a 150 gram plastic tube. There’s no box for this product. Usually clay mask comes in 100 g weight so this is quite a lot. The tube makes this product last longer ( doesn’t dry out quickly) and more hygienic. There’s an instruction in Koran and English for international kbeauty lovers^^
Here are the ingredients on the packaging : Purified water, Kaolin, Bentonite, Methylpropanediol, Charcoal powder, Cucumber, Sodium magnesium silicate, Carbonated water, Pomegranate extract, Acai palm extract, Cranberry fruit extract, Gugjia extract, Plum extract, Blueberry extract, Jujube extract, 1,2-hexanediol, xanthan gum, propanediol, erysobic acid, pentasodium pentetate, phenoxyethanol.
This product contains no harmful ingredients. Kaolin or China clay helps to purify and soothe the skin. Bentonite helps to unclog pores and shrink them and also control the sebum production. It also contains some plants extract such as plum, blueberry, cranberry, etc.
I use this product 1-2 times a week after cleansing. I use it all over my face and leave it for 15-30 minutes. The mask is very thick. It has a dark grey colour and smells like old Chinese medicine. I feel like I apply a drug mask on my face. But don’t worry, the smell disappears quickly.
What I really like about this product is that you can see the result immediately. After the mask dries, it forms oil patches on the skin so I can see the part of my face that has a lot of sebum like a nose and the inner cheek. For some people it may be disgusting but for me it is so satisfying to see a mud mask suck all the oil on my face.
This mask is a little bit hard to wash off. You may take more time to rub your face using lukewarm water or you can use a wet towel. I always wipe my face using a toner and a cotton pad after using this product to wipe any leftover mask. Here’s the result :
I love this mask so much! My pores are gone after I use it and my skin produces less sebum. My face feels very smooth and my make up stays longer. I really recommend this product for the summer and for those who have oily skin with clogged pores. Repurchase? Yes!