As Japanese and Korean skincare is in vogue, this $5000 charcoal face mask, the “Tresor Rare Intensive Recovery Japanese Binchotan Zumi Mask” probably is on trend. But why is this Charcoal Face Mask $5000?
According to the manufacturers Tresor Rare, this is an “ultra-precise, high-performance ultra-precise, high-performance, intensive age defying treatment mask is perfectly adapted to the skin”. The Charcoal Face Mask is said to have “excellent fitment” (I presume this to mean it fits well on the face) which ensures:
“ultimate penetration of unique double layered specialty ingredients ingredients into the skin. An incredible formula with advanced technology that helps in detoxifying, lifting, refining skin texture and reducing the appearance of wrinkles. Once applied to the face, this mask made of active charcoal, releases negative ions also known as “Vitamins in the Air” capable of balancing the skin and returning its natural balance.”
I’d want to see the ingredient listing before forking out $5K. These aren’t listed on the website, so I can only guess, but I honestly cannot see the value of a well-fitting Charcoal Face Mask to deliver ingredients to the skin. Not sure of how this is better than a serum applied directly to the face. There are also soft face sheets for under $20 per use, available from Target.
“The mask is made from 100% pure, mild, skin friendly plant fiber, and is 100% fully biodegradable. Contains 12 masks.”
There are 12 masks. That makes the Charcoal Face Mask each use about $416.67. It is recommended that you apply the mask once a week (over 12 weeks):
“Use once a week. Onto clean skin, open the single mask pack and apply to the face, allow it to infuse the skin for 10 minutes or more. To fully experience, massage the mask with your fingers, this will cause more negative ions to be released, rinse with warm water. “
For those who love luxury skincare, this may be a holy grail. I put this into the same category as the Boucheron $20K Creme De La Mer Limited Edition. If money is no object, Tresor Rare Intensive Recovery Japanese Binchotan Zumi Mask could make you feel very pampered and offers great show off value when you have visitors