Review: Nature Republic Bamboo Charcoal Mud Pack

My skin has been acting up recently and ever since my holiday trip to Bangkok last month with clogged pores, blackheads and little red spots popping up wherever they are not exactly welcomed. It is usually this time when i reach for something that has a better oil absorbing and purifying property to aid in the condition. Remembering i had a tube of the Nature Republic Bamboo Charcoal Mud Pack lying around in my drawer somewhere, i decided to find it, use it and hoping it’d be the mask to clear my skin troubles away.

Now that i’ve used the mask for several times now, i think it is about time i did a proper review of this little deep cleansing mask.

Before we go on, let’s take a look at the official blurb from the brand:

Credit: Nature Republic Korea website

Credit: Nature Republic Korea website

and now my experience with this mud pack:

(Bamboo and Panda - get it? :P )

(Bamboo and Panda, get it? Haha! )

(I tested the Nature Republic Bamboo Charcoal Mud Pack on the back of my hand to see how it performs)

(I tested the Nature Republic Bamboo Charcoal Mud Pack on the back of my hand to see how it performs)

(It was truly a deep cleansing and purifying mask. The charcoal component made it even more so!)

(It was truly a deep cleansing and purifying mask. The charcoal component made it even more so!)

Nature Republic Bamboo Charcoal Mud Pack (Ingredients)

(Click to view the directions, ingredients etc)

Roaring view for [Nature Republic Bamboo Charcoal Mud Pack]:

Product’s packaging : Greyish green squeeze tube with a white flip-open cap
Product’s texture : Dark, creamy paste
Product’s scent : Non-scented; if any, it’s those charcoal flavored dehumidifier you put in your shoe cabinet
Price point : SGD$15.80
infini (at Bugis street, Far East Plaza and Kallang Wave), Soko Glam, eBay, TesterKorea, Qoo10 SG, w2Beauty
Try-out period : 3 weeks (5 times)
Personal take : First off, the rich, creamy and dark mud paste was fun and easy to apply! It spreads so easily and the smell was not exactly off-putting. Honestly speaking, there wasn’t any discernible scent to it.

As recommended, i put it on for about 10 mins and when it started to feel dry, i wet my fingers, massage it and rinse it away. Comparatively, this is as easy to rinse away as the Mamonde Lotus Micro Mud Mask which i have used before.

Effectiveness wise, this mud pack did a wonderful job in offering deep cleansing and oil control. However, the first two times i used this mask, i experienced a little purging effect. Nothing serious, just tiny red bumps that goes away after a few days.

Also, if i were to be honest, the mask perhaps did the oil control and purifying job a little too well because my dryer cheeks area felt even dryer the next morning after i did the mask. Luckily that is nothing a little facial oil can’t fix. This is also the reason why i decided to use two different masks (Nature Republic & Mamonde) to treat different concerns, and only using the Bamboo Charcoal on my whole face on days i feel that my skin needs it.

Will i recommend it? : Yes, this is quite a good-for-value deep cleansing charcoal mask!

To this, Buddy says:

Catisfaction-o-meter (3x Nature Republic Bamboo Charcoal Mud Pack)

PS. This Nature Republic Bamboo Charcoal Mud Pack is part of the ’10 Products I’m Testing Out Now’ (see the post here). The reviews for the other 5 should be rolling out soon-ish 🙂 Stay tuned!

(5 products reviewed, 5 more to come!)

(5 products reviewed, 5 more to come!)

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