So it’s that time of year again! Time for dry flaky skin, chapped lips and all the wonderful gifts winter brings with it! I don’t know about you, but this is a serious issue for me. I get dry skin in patches and it just doesn’t seem like I can get rid of it with facewash and moisturizer.

I’m am not exactly a pro when it comes to keeping up with a constant routine which is where my problems start. I just don’t seem to ever get any better with it. Especially in the winter when I am way less motivated to get out of bed early in the morning to get ready. I just hate leaving my nice warm bed any sooner than I have to!

But then I had to ask myself, what in the world am I going to do about this? I can’t just keep making the same mistakes over and over. I wear enough makeup that it clogs my pores and what I really need is something to clean away the dead skin and all the gross stuff clogging my pores. It’s like spring cleaning for my pores!

I have been hearing great things about activated charcoal face masks, but never knew much about them. One in particular was by a brand called Bonvita. This was a simple mask, that came with tools for application and it was supposed to be quick and easy to apply. It sounded perfect because it also only was recommended to be used no more than twice a week, which isn’t much to keep up with and it is supposed to clean out pores like nothing else!

Things to consider before buying The Bonvita: The Bamboo Charcoal Mask and Brush Set

Possible sid​​​​​​​​​e effects: This is always an important question to consider before using any beauty product. If you have allergies, always look into the ingredients and do a patch test on your arm before applying this all over your face. Regardless, if you have sensitive skin this product runs the possibility of making you break out more or irritating and drying out your skin.

Just always remember that when trying a new product because even if something works for your friends doesn’t mean it will work the same way for you!

Efficiency: This is a great product for quick and effective use. You have to know your body and how much help your skin really needs. You may not even need to apply this to your whole face, you may only need to do a spot application on your T-zone or other troublesome areas. Either way, all you need is an even layer applied wherever you deem necessary and it will be ready to peel off in a matter of 15-30 minutes! It even comes with a tool for easy application!

Skin Type: This is really meant more for once or twice weekly use on oily skin because it will keep your face from getting oil-prone acne from buildup. It also helps unclog pores. So if you have a blackhead issue and need something to free up those pores, this could be just what you are looking for!

Multiple Purposes and Benefits: This product is all natural which might come as a surprise because it is so affordable and it seems like all natural products can be over-priced at times. Not in this case! 

It is meant to clear up overwhelming oil, remove dead skin and blackheads. It even claims to be anti-wrinkle!

That being said, I think what really everyone is looking for when they look into face masks is something that is multi-purpose. Because in reality pretty much everyone I know gets clogged pores and blackheads, even if they don’t suffer from oily skin or wrinkles. This really has some benefits for just about anyone, so for me it is definitely something to give a try!

Who Should Buy This Product

This is a wonderful product and has enough benefits to tempt me into trying it. And this product also has a 100% money back guarantee. So there is really no risk!

More specifically though, this is a great product if you have blackheads you just can’t seem to get under control or overly-oily skin. While natural oils on your skin or in your hair are a good thing, sometimes excess just makes you look and feel gross. If you have that issue, this charcoal mask actually is supposed to help you control the oils if you use it regularly about once or twice a week. I have an Aunt who does this weekly because she has a lot of problems with excess oils on her face and in her hair.

I said before that I have some issues if I shower too often because it will dry out my hair and skin too much. But my Aunt has the opposite problems and has to shower every morning or her hair is stringy and her face will shine like she used body oil. It’s pretty unfortunate for her because she really has no way around getting up extra early in to morning to prepare for work.

While she hasn’t found the perfect product to help her with her hair, she has told me that peel-off charcoal masks are what help her get the oils on her face under control!

Who Shouldn’t Buy This Product

This product it not meant for people with very sensitive skin. It isn’t that it is a really harsh product, but it can be too much for some skin types. That is one of the reasons it is always good to do a patch test on the skin of your arm before you use it on your face, especially if you are uncertain.

I personally don’t have very sensitive skin, other than dry patches I can get from overwashing my skin in the wintertime. I don’t produce enough natural oils to make up for the ones I wash off. So you might think that I should avoid this product as well. But I would actually just use it less than someone with oily skin.

However, if you have dry and damaged skin or skin conditions such as eczema or psoriasis you probably want to avoid most masks unless consulting with your doctor first and finding out whether it will make your condition worse.

If you want to try this, there is really no saying whether you should or shouldn’t. Just make sure you really consider your body and your skin beforehand!


Bonvita Charcoal Mask and Brush Set​​​​​

This is a pretty great all natural product made from bamboo charcoal. It comes with a full list of ingredients on the box in case you like to check that out before using a product. It is a super affordable product and seems to get positive feedback overall. This is because most people find it to be a really great product for the price! It comes in an 8oz tube, which will actually last longer than you think!

The key to getting the most out of the product is making sure that you clean your face and open your pores by either steaming your face or heating it with a warm towel.


  • All natural
  • Controls excessive oils
  • Easy application and clean up


  • Not great for sensitive skin
  • May dry out your skin
  • Doesn’t show results right away


Features and Benefits 

This mask will drain toxins out of your pores. Blackheads and whiteheads are basically just infected pores that need cleaned and detoxed, which is what this product is for!

Removes Blackheads in a way that you can see just how much junk you are removing from your pores. It is super satisfying…in a really gross way. It also puts the need for cleaning your face into perspective. At least for me!

It comes will application brushes! You might think this sounds like a hassle, I totally did at first. Washing this black goo out of a brush after applying it sounds like a nightmare. But these applicator’s kind of resemble more of a silicone spatula for your face. It makes it easy-breezy to apply, with half the mess and easy clean up! I love the idea of this because I tend to get the product all over my hands and end up washing a lot more product down the drain than I would like. It really just seems like such a waste! But with the applicator it seems like you should be able to minimize that problem, which I love!


Would make a great gift! This product comes in such a nice package that if you are ever in need of a useful gift for someone you can get them this. In the past I never liked getting people gifts like this because I wasn’t sure if they would think I was trying to tell them that they had bad skin. But I was just overthinking it, because this sort of gift gives them an opportunity to pamper themselves!

Dries quickly after application and isn’t sticky. This is exactly what you want when dealing with a peel off face mask. If it isn’t sticky, it will peel off easier and that is what I like to see personally. I just think it does its job best when it is able to dry completely and really latch on to those blackheads. It also will come off easier and in one piece. No pesky crumbs left behind!


Tightens and softens skin. Even the most critical reviewer loved the way this product made their skin feel after they used it. Even if it did not do wonders for their pores, or they knew of another product they thought worked better, they still said they would buy this mask to get this wonderful soft and fresh feeling from their skin.

Controls oily skin. While not everyone has this issue, it is pretty common! Even if the oil is only in certain areas, that usually ends up being where they have the most acne issues. By using this mask, you can control the oil buildup and reduce breakouts overall!

Removes dead skin leaving your face feeling fresh and smooth! This is one thing I love the most about peel-off face masks. It just leaves your skin feeling clean which is so refreshing. This also helps me when it comes to applying my makeup. After using a mask like this my makeup usually goes on smoothly and gives me a better chance of achieving that flawless look with my concealer, rather than highlighting all the flaws in my skin.

Social Proof

This is one of those products I have always wanted to try because so many people I know use charcoal masks and love the results. This one gets good reviews as far as I’ve seen and everyone seems to love the fact that it come in a kit.

It is easy to look at reviews and think that one product is better than the rest because more people have tried and like it. But that doesn’t leave much room for newer products that haven’t been around as long and don’t have the same kind of social backing. They might have a great new version of a classic product, and we will never know because we only stick with the most popular kind!

This product in particular has been around long enough for us to be able to look at reviews and get an idea of how effective this product is, at least for certain skin types.

I already did my research and I really think that you just have to take a chance and try it out for yourself and make sure you let the world know what you thought so you can help others make an informed decision!


After reading through this post you may have decided that this is not exactly the type of mask for your skin and that’s fine! You shouldn’t ever just use a product because there is some hype about it. You know your skin better than anyone and you should treat it the way you need to! But since everyone has different skin types and may not think this is the right product for them, here are some other options that might interest you instead!

24K Gold Facial Mask by Majestic Pure:

This is a fun alternative to the black, gooey charcoal masks! This is an all natural mask that is cruelty free and not tested on animals. It is also a wash-off type of mask and if peel-off masks are too painful for you, this could be a great alternative.

They claim that this was formulated as a 4-in-one solution that is meant to moisturize and brighten, while also providing intensive repair and firming of your skin. This does not have the same exact benefits as the charcoal mask in terms of removing blackheads, but it is supposed to clean your skin thoroughly. This would be a great product for sensitive skin!

Keep in mind that although this is still an affordable mask, in my opinion, it is about twice as expensive as the charcoal mask for almost the same amount. If you want more details about this product such as price, ingredients, or customer reviews you can check it out on Amazon!

Biore Charcoal Bar:

This is a product I stumbled across when researching alternatives to peel-off charcoal masks. For those of you who love the idea of what the charcoal masks can do for your skin, but hate peel-off face masks, this could be the best of both worlds! All the benefits with none of the pain!

It is supposed to clean your pores in the same way that the mask does and you can just keep it in the shower for regular use. This could potentially be the best thing ever if you have difficulty scheduling time into your busy schedule to sit around for half an hour waiting for your mask to dry.

It is also cheap as can be! If you’re interested in this as an alternative, check it out here!

Yes To Tomatoes: Mud Mask

This was a mask I found pretty interesting. It is a reasonable price but for a smaller amount. Delivered in a much smaller tube of only about 2oz.

However, this is only a 96% natural mask, so it isn’t totally natural. That might be an issue for some of you and I just wanted to let you know in case!

The reason I was so interested in this mask is the fact that it is a mud mask with charcoal in it. This seems like it would be great for the readers who like the idea of the charcoal mask but dislike peel-off masks. You might even love mud mask and always want to try a new take on them!

This is suppose to draw the impurities out of your pores and improve your complexion. If you would like to try it out you can find it on Amazon, since that is where I seem to do all my online shopping!


So I definitely think Bonvita’s Bamboo Charcoal Mask Kit is one worth giving a try! It is great if you even just want to use it on occasion and think buying the Biore strips are too expensive. This is an affordable alternative that will go a lot further, especially if you do a spot treatment rather than your entire face. It gets good reviews, seems to do the job it intents to for most people, and it leaves your skin feeling so smooth and fresh by the end. Definitely worth a try! While it may not work the same for everyone and people with really sensitive skin may not be able to use it, or at least not use it often. It still was a hit for most customers and worth giving a shot if you have always wanted to try a charcoal mask! If you do happen to be interested, you can find the product here! Make sure to let other curious customers know what you think after you try it!

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