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charcoal rescue masque

all-in-one, detoxifying treatment

All-in-one treatment masque detoxifies, brightens and invigorates normal to oily skin. Fast-acting, easy-to-remove formula rescues tired, lackluster or dull skin.Learn More

All-in-one treatment masque detoxifies, brightens and invigorates normal to oily skin. Fast-acting, easy-to-remove formula rescues tired, lackluster or dull skin.Learn More

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charcoal rescue masque

All-in-one treatment masque detoxifies, brightens and invigorates normal to oily skin. Fast-acting, easy-to-remove formula rescues tired, lackluster or dull skin. Activated Binchotan Charcoal powerfully adsorbs impurities while Sulfur promotes skin cell turnover for dramatically brighter skin. Volcanic Ash, Sea Silt, Bamboo Extract and alpha hydroxy acids further accelerate skin brightening with dual-action exfoliation. Niacinamide helps reduce congestion and calm the skin while Chilean Wild Mint helps refine pores.
Although there is no standard for establishing a gluten-free designation for topical skin care products, independent laboratory testing confirms that this formula surpasses the US FDA (Food and Drug Administration) ingestible standards and can therefore be considered gluten-free.
Certified vegan by PETA
Formulated without artificial fragrances and colors
no artificial fragrances and colors
Formulated without Parabens
Certified cruelty-free by Leaping Bunny and PETA


  • Detoxifies, brightens and invigorates normal to oily skin.
  • Provides physical and chemical exfoliation for visibly revitalized skin.
  • Addresses signs of skin aging, breakouts, and dullness all at once.

how to use

After cleansing, apply generously to face and throat, avoiding the eye area. You may experience slight tingling. After 3 to 5 minutes, lightly massage with very wet hands to enhance exfoliation properties during removal. Rinse thoroughly.

quick tip

Use whenever skin needs "rescuing."


Water/Aqua/Eau, Kaolin, Bentonite, Maris Limus (Sea Silt) Extract, Sulfur, Lactic Acid, Niacinamide, Microcrystalline Cellulose, Hamamelis Virginiana (Witch Hazel) Water, Butylene Glycol, Mandelic Acid, Calcium Sulfate, Bambusa Arundinacea Stem Extract, Tocopheryl Acetate, Charcoal Powder, Volcanic Ash, Peumus Boldus Leaf Extract, Phytic Acid, Naringenin, Dipotassium Glycyrrhizate, Melaleuca Alternifolia (Tea Tree) Leaf Oil, Eucalyptus Globulus Leaf Oil, Mentha Arvensis Leaf Oil, Panthenyl Triacetate, Glycerin, Galactoarabinan, Glyceryl Polyacrylate, Xanthan Gum, Ethylhexylglycerin, 1,2-Hexanediol, Benzoic Acid, Phenoxyethanol.

Dermalogica is dedicated to maintaining the accuracy of the ingredient lists on this website. However, because ingredients are subject to change, we cannot guarantee that these lists are complete, up-to-date and/or error-free. For an accurate listing of ingredients in each product, please refer to your product packaging.

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I love/need this masque.


I have used this product for about 6+ months. It is helpful at all times but it is especially helpful when my skin has breakouts from rosacea. It minimizes the active breakouts and seems to strengthen the skin. Within minutes my skin is deeply cleansed, brighter and tighter. And of equal importance, given my predisposition to rosacea, my face irritation is much calmer and soothed.

Vancouver, BC


Best masque I used from Dermalogica


This is one of these products I buy again and again. Its quick and effective.



Favorite masque ever!


I received 2 samples of this and oh my gosh it was amazing! Not only did it purge pores only after 10 minutes but left my face feeling clean an so soft! Will be getting a large size soon!



I love this product!


The first time I use this product it reduced my pores in half!! It made my face a little red but I have a little sensitive skin, it went shortly after though. BEST product I've ever used!! I will ALWAYS use this product for now on.

Ogden, UT


Do not buy this product


Was pretty excited to try this yet totally let down. The minute I put it on it felt tightening and stingy I assumed this was normal but after 1-2 minutes it started feeling hot and almost a painful stinging. Once I removed it my face felt like it was on fire and really red.

Sydney Australia


Love it.


My go to masque. Best on my oily skin.

new york


I would buy this product over and over again


I love how it completely cleanse your face


Badly burnt my skin


Recived as a sample and used as per directions, leave on for 7-10 minutes. After about 5 minutes I started to feel it really burning and washed it off. My whole face under it was bright red and burned. For reference, I have used many full strengths masks and peels and don't consider myself to have sensitive skin.

Qld, Australia




Wow!! That's all I've got to say!! I've just used a sample sachet...The tingling initially is amazing.. I love the feeling of it and how clean my skin feels! It's almost like I'm feeling a drawing sensation when this product is on!! Love it.. and so does my skin! Thanks guys



I'm obsessed


Not only does this masque help with my breakouts, but it provides excellent exfoliation. The texture is very much like receiving microdermabrasion treatment, so if your skin is quite sensitive it is probably not for you. I LOVE this product and use it 3-4 times per week. My skin is clearer and feels so soft.




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Is this the same as the skin refining mask? Is that product discontinued?


Hello, Thank you for your interest in Dermalogica. Yes, Skin Refining Mask was discontinued. Charcoal Rescue Mask is one of our most potent masks. It detoxes the skin with Charcoal, it brightens with Lactic Acid and it exfoliates with volcanic ash. Kind Regards, Bernadette


How much of this product should be used at a time? I am not sure if the layer I applied to my face is thick enough. It seems rather thin and quick to dry and I don't know if that's how it should be or if I should kind of cake it on.


Hello, Thank you for your interest in Dermalogica. Try a slightly thicker layer of product. Kind Regards, Bernadette


My tube says to leave on for 7-10 minutes. Why are the directions different now? Will leaving it on for longer than 5 minutes damage my skin?


Hello, Thank you for your interest in Dermalogica. It depends on whether or not your skin is sensitive. Try it for 5 minutes first. Kind Regards, Bernadette

How long do you keep masque on before lightly massaging? Your website states after 3 to 5 minutes. The 40ml (1.3 US FL OZ) tube I have states 7 to 10 minutes. Clarification is appreciated....thank you.


Hello, Thank you for your interest in Dermalogica. 3-5 minutes is the correct amount of time. Kind Regards, Bernadette

Hi, I applied the facial mask with my finger tips and am very pleased with the results. I washed my hands and left the mask on for 10 min before washing off. My face is clear but my finger tips are stained black and dry. I can't manage to remove the stain. What should I do?


Hi Sara, Thank you for your interest in Dermalogica. It can help to wash with soap and use a nail brush. Kind Regards, Bernadette

Can you use with your retinal products?


Hello Ann, Thank you for your interest in Dermalogica. Charcoal Rescue Masque is an exfoliating masque. When using retinol, please do not use exfoliants as they will sensitize the skin. Kind Regards, Bernadette

Is the charcoal rescue masque meant to remove impurites and exfoliate all in one product. I'm alittle confused by what "all in one" means. I use the the gentle cream exfoliant followed by the skin refining mask. Is this a substitue for that since its "all in one". I have purchased it and am not sure how to use it in my current routine. Also, you might want to consider changing your product description. It's confusing and it appears many are having questions about to use it with their existing regimen.


Hello, Thank you for your interest in Dermalogica. If you use Charcoal Rescue Masque, it would not be necessary or recommended to use an exfoliant beforehand. Charcoal Rescue Masque is a masque with exfoliating ingredients. Kind Regards, Bernadette

How often should one use this product? Once per week? Once every other?


Hello, Thank you for your interest in Dermalogica. You can use this masque 1-4 times per week, after cleansing and before toner. If you are more sensitive, once a week is perfect. Please do not use it with any other exfoliants. I personally prefer to use it at night. Kind Regards, Bernadette

Hi,i am a dermalogica user of several products for many years and the charcoal rescue masque was given as a sample size by my dermalogica store at LA. I have used it after cleaning my face and left for 7-8 minutes and then massaging with wet hands washed it. My face was red after washing, after 15-20 minutes it was much better then I put my moisturizer. Today it is ok but I just feel a bit hot. I didn't know the exfoliant effect before I use it. As I am blonde and have a sensitive skin which can be red very easily, I would like to ask if there is any warning for sun after using this masque, due to its exfoliant effect. I am wearing a suncare cream but I just wanted to be make sure as I will go on a holiday now. I am a bit concerned now after reading the negative comments with the redness effect. And I have one more question,as we apply this to clean face, there is no need to use a cleanser after, isn't it? Thanks


Hello, Thank you for your feedback and interest in Dermalogica. It is typical for Charcoal Rescue Masque to flush the skin of certain individuals. For instance, my husband and I use the same bottle of Charcoal Rescue Masque, and his skin becomes red and mine does not. The flushing should not cause any discomfort. Charcoal Rescue Masque is an exfoliating masque, so be sure to not exfoliate on the same day as using it. It detoxes the skin, and is not for sensitive skin. You can use SPF daily, especially after exfoliating. Finally, you can apply Charcoal Rescue Masque to clean skin, after cleansing.

about how many applications can you get from one tube?


Hi K, Thank you for your interest in Dermalogica. This product can be used 1-3 times per week for ten minutes. Apply a thick layer. As with most masques, there are about 8-15 uses per bottle. Kind Regards, Bernadette

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