Thrifty Finds: Daiso Japan Natural Charcoal Peel Off Mask

As a full-time housewife, you are tasked and somewhat expected to go around the house every hour, making it spotless and smelling divine. You are an on-call chef, masseuse, housekeeper, gardener, electrician, tailor, and an excellent host 24/7. With all these, no wonder a build up of sebum, grime and other nasties is faster than our internet connection. But thank God for Daiso! I recently found Daiso Japan Natural Charcoal Peel Off Mask and helped me keep the nasties at bay.

Daiso Japan Natural Charcoal Peel Off Mask

I bought this baby from Daiso in Westfield Parramatta for only AUD2.80. Heck, I can’t even buy a pure distilled water with that price here in Sydney! So what is this exactly? This peel off mask claims that it is formulated with natural ingredients from oak trees. It removes excess oils and all dirt. It deeply cleans the pores, leaving your skin clearer with less visible pores. Even this is supposed to be a Japanese product, this one is made from South Korea.

Perfectly sealed! Look at that black goo.

Before using, as always, have a quick skin spot check. Apply a very small amount on your skin and leave it there for an hour or overnight to see if your skin is compatible with it. Do this in most of the new products you are about to use. As an example, I used Elizaveca MilkyPiggy Hell Pore Clean Up Mask one time. It lived up by its name because hours after I used it, I started having breakouts. The next day was really hell. Luckily, I never had a single breakout from using Daiso Japan Natural Charcoal Peel Off Mask.

For preparation (recommended!), you might want to have a warm shower beforehand for the pores to open or you can pat your face with warm wet towel for a minute or two.


  1. ALWAYS start off with a clean face. It is advised that for people with sensitive skin, it will be smart to apply a facial essence beforehand.
  2. Evenly apply it on your nose area and let it completely dry for 10-15 minutes. Sometimes, it might take longer depending on the weather. In my experience, applying it with a mask brush did not give the same amount of layers in comparison with using your fingers. Your face will feel that it is slowly tightening as it dries, nothing to worry about.
  3. Once it is completely dry, peel it off slowly starting from the bottom UPWARDS. Yep, towards the top. It might be painful for some so be careful!
  4. Rinse your face with cold water or cold wet towel to get rid off the leftover mask.

Okay, honestly, I kinda skipped reading the instruction when I noticed that I should have just applied it around my nose. Oh well.

Ain’t those cat ears cute?

After peeling it off, apply a good amount of moisturiser or serum to prevent your face from drying out overnight. As mentioned earlier, it removes excess oil which might includes your natural facial oil. I used my favourite hydrating serum Dermaveen Daily Nourish Intense Moisturising Facial Serum and Egyptian Magic All Purpose Cream. Since this is a peel-off mask, it will pretty much leave your face with redness but it is not supposed to sting really bad. If so, apply an aloe vera gel to sooth the pain, discontinue use and seek a doctor (if things come to worse).

CURRENT FAVOURITES:  Dermaveen Daily Nourish Intense Moisturising Facial Serum and Egyptian Magic All Purpose Cream.

Below is a picture of all the nasties primarily from my nose. I know, gross AF. But hey, the good thing is it actually works! Better than the Elizaveca MilkyPiggy Hell Pore Clean Up Mask that left my face with acne the next day.

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Look at ’em nasties!

Peel off masks are generally fun to use but it is not for everyone. This is best for people with oily skin but I do not recommend this to people with super sensitive skin. It is more likely to be uncomfortable than painful when peeling it off. Use it once or twice a week. Doing more than that is not healthy for your beautiful face. Always use skincare with caution, because if not, you might be paying a price more than how much you bought the product.

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