Green Mask Stick
New miracle cure for pimples and blackheads?
The Green Mask Stick is celebrated on social media as a miracle cure for blemished skin. Right? We took a closer look at the cleansing mask.
On TikTok and Instagram you can find numerous videos by users under the hashtag #greenmaskstick, where the mask pen works wonders: within a few minutes, the mask draws dirt out of the pores in the form of small black dots, leaving your skin perfectly clean and well-groomed. To be too good to be true? We’ll tell you what the trend product is all about.
What is the Green Mask Stick?
The Green Mask Stick is a stick-shaped face mask. The practical stick makes it easy to apply the mask without using your hands or a brush. The Green Mask contains green tea extract, which promises real miracles, especially for pimples and oily skin. According to the manufacturer, the cleansing mask should do the following:
- Thoroughly clean skin and pores
- balance skin
- Mattify oily skin for a long time
- Reduce pimples and acne thanks to green tea extract
- Make the complexion smoother and more even
- Moisturize and care for the skin
How to use the Green Mask Stick
The Green Mask Stick is very easy to use. The texture of the cleansing mask is firmer than traditional masks, so nothing can drip onto the bathroom floor – very convenient! The best way to take care of your face is to follow these steps:
- clean your face
- Unscrew a piece of the stick
- Apply the product evenly to your facial skin
- Leave the mask on for about 10 minutes
- Wash off the dried mask with warm water
You should close the stick well after use. This way the product does not dry out and you can use it several times. For oily skin, it is recommended to use the stick 2-3 times a week, as the green tea extract has an antibacterial effect. If you have combination skin, it is advisable to only use the mask on the T-zone. If you have dry skin, the stick should only be used once a week and should otherwise be used with a moisturizing facial care product.
Does the Green Mask Stick work?
Many of the videos showing how the mask literally pulls the dirt out of your pores and leaves you with a perfect complexion are fake! Conjuring up almost perfect, pore-free skin in just a few seconds – of course, the stick cannot do that. Some testers appear to be using chia seeds to fake the supposed dirt pulled from pores.
But even if fake videos are circulating on the net, this does not mean that the Green Mask Stick is a bad product. According to the app Codecheck, which evaluates the ingredients in products, the stick is in the green range and well suited for facial care. In addition to the critical preservative methylparaben, the cleansing mask mainly contains harmless, moisturizing ingredients.
Some YouTubers report a refreshed or softer skin feeling. On Amazon, some shoppers expressed disappointment that the product didn’t work as shown in the videos, but noted that the stick smells nice, cleans deeply, softens the skin and refreshes the complexion. So you can’t expect miracles from the Green Mask Stick, but at least a good cleaning effect.
Other masks against pimples and blackheads
In addition to the Green Mask Stick, there are various other masks that clean the pores and counteract pimples and oily skin. In particular, cleansing masks with clay or salicylic acid are recommended for facial care for oily skin. Tip: If your pores are very dirty, you can also use a pore sucker help, which pulls the excess sebum out of the pores with the help of negative pressure.
The Dead Sea Mud Mask by Mother Nature removes dead skin particles and ensures a fresh complexion and finer pores. The mask contains mud from the Dead Sea, which supplies the skin with valuable minerals and nutrients. White clay provides a clarifying effect while avocado oil moisturizes the skin.
The Green Tea Clay Mask from Natura Pur cleanses the skin with pure clay. Green tea extract supplies the skin with nutrients and minerals and has an antibacterial effect. Tea tree oil prevents inflammation. Hyaluronic acid and aloe vera provide moisture and freshness – deep cleansing and anti-aging care in one! In addition, the manufacturers do without parabens, silicones, sulfates, pesticides, artificial colors and perfume.
The Cara Rescue facial cleansing mask by HelloBody provides pore-deep cleansing and a matt complexion with oats and white clay. Oatmeal extract and panthenol have an antibacterial and anti-inflammatory effect to prevent pimples and blackheads. The cleansing mask is free of PEG, silicone, parabens and microplastics.