SHILLS

I bought SHILLS’ Original Peel Off Black Mask after the hype around it simmered because I ain’t bout that “go with the trend” malarky. I like to enjoy things after everyone’s stopped talking about them. Weird, huh?

Luckily for me and unlike everyone else, no hair got caught in the mask as I peeled* it off!

*ripped

Did I like it?

I don’t really know… I mean, is ripping a layer of your skin off something one can enjoy? Who knows, but I’d like to say probably not. So, no, no I didn’t.

NUMERO UNO: my skin was left red raw after using this. It felt as though it’d been skinned. Imagine having to wear Estee Lauder’s Camouflage Maximum Cover just to cover the redness. Terrible doesn’t even cut it, my face reacted awfully to this.

Yes, it felt soft after using it but that’s probably down to the fact that I was touching FLESHY CHEEK MUSCLES (slight exaggeration but you get the gist, I hope).

Would I do it again?

I don’t really have blackheads or blocked pores so I’m definitely not their target audience. However, I like a challenge, and trying things out, so I’m glad I did even if it didn’t turn out as I’d hoped.

If I get blackheads or blocked pores in future I’d prefer to go to the sauna or steam rooms. I’d have to want to be skinless like a chicken to want to try this again.

So, word to the sensitive-skinned wise, if you want to try this – make sure you’ve been applying multiple skin strengthening creams for at least a decade… A few layers just won’t work with this mask, you need at least 10,000. Until then, try L’Oréal, Younique or LUSH.

When you’ve got L’Oréal’s Detoxifying Clay, LUSH’s Dark Angels and Prince of Darkness or Younique’s Royalty Detoxifying mask, you can’t really want to try something like this; unless you revel in being in Bear Payne… Don’t even get me started! What a name!? It’s all well and good until he gets to puberty – but after that, poor guy!

What I found out AFTER I tried this mask:

It washes off with water. You know what this means, don’t you? Those vloggers voluntarily ripped their skin off for your (squeamish) viewing displeasure.

In a nutshell, you don’t need to skin your face off like they do in the video tutorials… I don’t know if that’d have the same effect though. I guess the only way to take blackheads out would be by waxing them off? Which, in essence, is what this feels like. Hairs? Gone.

Oh, but upon reading other people’s reviews [I don’t do this before I develop my own opinion because I don’t want to be swayed], it hasn’t been proven to take blackheads out according to Amazon reviewers, anyway… Which is confusing to me because it took my my skin’s top layer off! Like, what are these people’s blackheads made of… Iron? 😱

For most of the Amazon reviewers, it was a NAY instead of a YAY. I second that.

If John Travolta could sing about it, he’d say: “I GOT SHILLS, IT’S MORTIFYING! AND I’VE LOST ALL MY SKIN. ‘CAUSE THE POWER THAT THIS MASK HAS, IS SKINNING-FYING”