Hello there! I have an undying love for face packs because they’re my absolute favourites when it comes to pampering myself and getting all that gunk out. Since charcoal is pretty much in trend these days I gave Jeva Activated Charcoal Face Pack a try to see how it works on my oily skin.
BTW, I’m writing this post on my laptop in a crowded waiting hall with wailing kids and loud aunties in the capital’s (Delhi) railway station. Things you have to do to get a blog post up!
Let’s read on to see how it worked for me…
Price: ₹449 for 100gm
I got this for ₹299 from Nykaa and I think they have an introductory offer since they’re always on 33% off.
Expiry Date: 15th March 2020
About the brand
This seems to be a fairly new Indian brand that I heard of a few months ago. They have a variety of affordable face masks, waxing heater and wax, nose strips, etc.
Ingredients & Directions
Charcoal absorbs the dirt and grime from the skin, making it look clearer and brighter by gently exfoliating as well.
Argan Oil has vitamin E and fatty acid which hydrates and softens the skin.
Including face packs at least twice a week can help in reviving your skin and make it clean and dirt-free. This Jeva Activated Charcoal Face Pack has been really helpful in making my oily, congested skin clear.
It comes in a tub so it’s a bit unhygienic to dip fingers inside repeatedly and it’s going to contaminate the product as well.
The tub is of plastic and it’s not super travel-friendly and sturdy. I keep it inside its outer packaging while travelling. But it’s not cheap or bad either. There’s a white lid and then the screw cap.
I actually like tub packaging sometimes because there’s zero product wastage. And the feeling of wiping it completely off when it’s about to end? Ah, Satisfactory! Who all can relate?
Texture & Smell
The texture of this face pack is very creamy so it’s super easy to spread it on the face. Even when it dries up it feels velvety, not dry or stretchy which is the case with a lot of charcoal-based face packs. It does take time and effort to wash off completely.
The smell is very citrusy, not at all annoying but the world would have been a better place if beauty products came without fragrance.
How does it work?
I have used it quite a lot of times and it’s really become one of my favourite wash-off masks. I generally apply a thin layer it with a face pack brush because that makes the application really fast and after washing it off, my skin feels very clean and bright. It provides a good detox and doesn’t dry out the skin due to the presence of Argan Oil.
I’d still not recommend it to people with dry skin as it does leave skin just a tiny bit stretchy but mine’s oily and it’d be more drying in your case. Just an assumption though, I can’t really comment on how exactly it’d work.
Also, it has not caused me any breakouts or adverse reaction which is quite a common case for me and these Indie brands.
The directions say that it has to be kept for 5-7 minutes before washing off but I tend to keep it on for around 10-15 minutes (sometimes more, just sometimes!) because I get occupied in some other work.
I usually apply with a face pack brush and sometimes fingers but don’t double dip to maintain hygiene.
I, then, follow up with a lightweight moisturizer. I tend to apply face packs before sleeping as it gives the skin enough time to relax and heal.
I have used this for at least 10-15 times now and really love the effect it has on my face.
- Good for combination/ oily skin
- Cleans the skin, leaving it brighter
- Didn’t cause any skin reaction or breakouts
Check out the review of a mask showcasing another trending ingredient nowadays i.e., Green Tea HERE.