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 owing to its deep cleansing properties, I gave Jeva Activated Charcoal Face Pack a try to see how it works on my oily skin.
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.
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 and other skincare items.
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.
My Thoughts On Jeva Activated Charcoal Face Pack
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 giving my oily, congested skin a clearer and softer feel.
It comes in a tub packaging so it’s a bit unhygienic to double-dip fingers inside so make sure you scoop out the amount you need at once and avoid contamination.
The tub is of plastic and is travel-friendly and sturdy. There’s a white lid that helps prevent product spillage and a screw cap to conceal the tub.
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 thick and creamy. Even when it dries up it feels velvety, not dry or stretchy which is the case with a lot of charcoal-based face packs. However, 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 from the drugstore. I generally apply a thin layer of it with a face pack brush or even my fingers. After washing the charcoal mask off, my skin feels very clean and bright. It provides a good detox and doesn’t dry out the skin however, the brighter face is just temporary.
I’d still not recommend it to people with dry skin as it might leave skin just a tiny bit stretchy and if you still want to, remember to moisturize your skin very well post-cleansing.
I also bought their other variant which is the Japanese Matcha Green Tea face pack which is another excellent mask for all skin types and helps in bringing a glow to the face and doesn’t dry out the skin either.
Also, the Jeva activated charcoal face pack has not caused any breakouts or adverse reaction which was quite a risk since I hadn’t heard a lot about the brand’s existence before purchasing.
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 with other work. I usually apply with a face pack brush and sometimes fingers but don’t double dip to maintain hygiene.
Then I follow up with a lightweight moisturizer. Applying face packs at night helps you unwind and also the deep-cleansing helps in better product absorption so your skin can heal overnight.
I have used this for at least 10-15 times now and really love the effect it has on my face. This is definitely one of the best affordable charcoal masks in the market that provides deep-cleansing in just 15 minutes. I don’t see any major downsides to this amazing face mask!
Why You Should Buy Jeva Activated Charcoal Face Pack?
- Good for combination/ oily skin
- Cleanses the skin
- Didn’t cause any skin reaction or breakouts
- Doesn’t dry out the skin
- Gives a temporary glow
- Creamy texture
Why You Should Avoid Jeva Activated Charcoal Face Pack?
- Takes effort to wash off due to its creaminess
- Citrusy smell might put some people off