Fabindia Charcoal Face Pack – Review

by Radhika Gupta on March 15, 2013 · 43 comments

Fabindia Charcoal Face Pack

Hello Beauties!!

Today I will be reviewing Fabindia’s Charcoal face pack. This is a new product from their skincare range.

Product Description:

Charcoal is known for its ability to absorb impurities. This pack containing charcoal uses multani mitti as its base. It absorbs oil and dirt from the pores, leaving skin cleaner and healthier.

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Ingredients:

Price:

INR 250 for 100ml

Expiry date:

3 years from the date of manufacturing.

Directions for use:

Avoiding the eye area, apply the pack and leave on for 10 minutes. Rinse with cold water and pat dry

My experience with Fabindia Charcoal Face Pack:

The moment I saw this product on Fabindia’s Shelf, I jumped and grabbed it in an instant. I knew I had to buy it. I never owned any product containing activated charcoal. I am sure most of you know that charcoal acts like a magnet to draw out deep-dwelling impurities.

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The product comes in a round plastic jar. Honestly I really like the packaging (this was another reason I bought this product), somehow the colors make this product very promising. When you open the jar there is a strong whiff of fresh fragrance. I think it smells like lemongrass and I truly love the smell.

 

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Talking about its performance, the first time I used it on my un-washed skin. I wanted to check whether charcoal actually stands up to its claims. So after coming back from office I applied it directly on my un-washed skin and boy you would not believe it left my skin squeaky clean, like literally clean and clear. I even tested it after, by using cleansing milk to see whether my skin was still dirty, but not even a speckle of dirt. Since then I have used it like that only. It gives a nice glow in an instant.

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After application, the product gives a cool tingling effect to the skin, which some may not like but it stays only for 2-3 minutes. It has got the perfect texture, not too thick or too runny. It glides on the skin very smoothly. And the best about this pack is that it dries out soooo quickly, at max in 5-6 minutes. But I keep it on for atleast 10 minutes as suggested by the company.

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A little bit about Charcoal’s benefits:

Activated charcoal is made from charred wood or vegetable matter that has been treated or processed into tiny particles to make it extremely porous. The extremely fine particles have the ability to absorb many chemicals and impurities from skin. Charcoal absorbs the toxin trapped right under the skin but also clears even the bacteria as well as deep-seated microscopic grime.

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Overall this is a satisfctory product and I am totally in love with this product and would suggest everybody to give it a try!!

Pros of Fabindia Charcoal Face Pack:

• Cleans the skin very effectively
• Stands up to its claims
• Nice fresh fragrance
• Gives a nice instant glow
• Dries out very quickly
• Easily available.

Cons of Fabindia Charcoal Face Pack:

• Conatins SLES and parabens
• Leaves skin a bit dry and tight after washing
• Gives a tingling effect (not really a con for some)
• Available only in one size

IMBB Rating:

4/5

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Slightly untrue review

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1 5 1
Please be cautious while buying this product. It is easy to apply but twice as difficult to get off. The charcoal leaves a grey residue and you need to really scrub your skin to get the face mask off entirely. So I feel this is a biased review as no where have you mentioned this aspect of it.

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{ 43 comments… read them below or add one }

neha March 15, 2013 at 8:53 pm

we have so many charcoal products now na:)

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Manisha March 15, 2013 at 8:58 pm

I agree… and it sound so promising and high fundu… ACTIVATED CARBON and all that…

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Radhika Gupta March 15, 2013 at 8:56 pm

yes Neha…thats true…I also realised it when I saw this…esp the face packs 🙂 🙂

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Manisha March 15, 2013 at 8:57 pm

Ahhh donno why but i am more attracted by the color of the mask.. would love to try this one..

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Radhika Gupta March 15, 2013 at 9:10 pm

Activated charcoal is indeed very good for skin…do try it Manisha!!

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Manisha March 15, 2013 at 9:26 pm

sure Radhika… n ur dp is so cute..

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Richa Saxena March 15, 2013 at 9:43 pm

I would love to give this a shot! Such an interesting product and Thanx for such a detailed review….

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Radhika Gupta March 16, 2013 at 9:56 am

Thanks Richa….I also got so excited the moment I saw it 🙂

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Arja March 15, 2013 at 9:53 pm

Oh yes. This is really good stuff. On my skincare list. *thumbs up *

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Radhika Gupta March 16, 2013 at 9:59 am

Do get it!! Hope you like it…

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Nidhi R March 15, 2013 at 10:00 pm

Nice review and is it suitable for dry skin too Radhika. Haven’t tried anything with activated carbon so far. could give this one a shot

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Radhika Gupta March 16, 2013 at 10:00 am

Nidhi, after washing it did leave my skin dry…so I really would not suggest it for dry skin beauties…!!

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Varsha March 15, 2013 at 10:17 pm

Nice review..such a nice looking pack! I had tried a lush charcoal cleanser and had loved it. So shall try this too

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Radhika Gupta March 16, 2013 at 9:57 am

Totally….even I was so bowled over by its packaging….and I have heard so much about LUSH charcoal cleanser…and that was the reason I wanted to give it a try!!

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Rashmita March 15, 2013 at 10:44 pm

i am so getting this….you sold it… 😛

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Radhika Gupta March 16, 2013 at 10:00 am

Glad that you liked it!! 🙂 🙂

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sweta March 15, 2013 at 10:54 pm

wow, sounds so good…. I might try this 🙂

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Radhika Gupta March 16, 2013 at 9:58 am

🙂 🙂

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Dee March 15, 2013 at 11:18 pm

Looks good.. Avon too has introduced a charcoal facewash… cleans really well…

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Radhika Gupta March 16, 2013 at 10:04 am

Thanks Dee…will give it a try!! 🙂

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Swati March 15, 2013 at 11:47 pm

This sounds good. Any idea which is better? this one or the aroma magic one which was also reviewed on IMBB a few weeks back?

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Radhika Gupta March 16, 2013 at 10:02 am

Swati, to be honest I had intended to buy the aroma magic one but couldn’t find it….in the meanwhile saw this one and grabbed it…:) 🙂

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Parita March 16, 2013 at 12:00 am

i have tried charcoal soap and it really dries my skin way too much 🙁

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Radhika Gupta March 16, 2013 at 10:02 am

yeah Parita…thats true..it does leave your skin a bit dry 🙁 🙁

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khushi March 16, 2013 at 12:21 am

this one looks nyc,
talking of carbon, i m using a brilliant carbon cleanser from Avon, it makes the skin porcelain clean 🙂

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Radhika Gupta March 16, 2013 at 10:05 am

yes khushi…even Dee also mentioned about the same product…will def give it a try!! 🙂 🙂

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Ila March 16, 2013 at 12:32 am

makes skin dry, a no no for me!

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Radhika Gupta March 16, 2013 at 10:05 am

🙁 🙁

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neetu lohani March 16, 2013 at 1:17 am

wow.. i wud love to try it out!!

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Radhika Gupta March 16, 2013 at 10:06 am

Hope you like it!! 🙂

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René March 16, 2013 at 7:58 am

Sounds great! I wish that I had picked it up when I went to Fabindia last time.

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Radhika Gupta March 16, 2013 at 10:06 am

hehe…go and grab it now…:-P !! 🙂

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soundarya March 16, 2013 at 8:28 am

Looks like a good one..wil giv it a try for sure:)

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Radhika Gupta March 16, 2013 at 10:08 am

Cheers!! hope you like it!! 🙂 🙂

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Esha March 16, 2013 at 8:28 am

I guess i’ll pick this up today 😉 loved the packaging.. good review..

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Radhika Gupta March 16, 2013 at 10:06 am

Thanks Esha!!

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Payal March 16, 2013 at 11:17 am

Thanks for the review Radhika! Its on my weekend shopping list 🙂 Btw, just wondering have u tried any of the charcoal based products from LUSH?

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Radhika Gupta March 16, 2013 at 2:08 pm

No Payal….not yet…but have heard so much about them…

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Payal March 16, 2013 at 3:15 pm

Give it a shot, they are great too, albeit a bit pricey! The price range of Fab India products is easy on the wallet, na? 🙂

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Radhika Gupta March 16, 2013 at 4:50 pm

oh hell ya…they are the best for the quality you get at such price…!!

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Ramya March 16, 2013 at 11:51 am

Nice review Radhika! 🙂 Now I’m confused which one to buy, this one and the Aromamagic one! :P:P

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Shraddha March 18, 2013 at 4:34 pm

Hi Radhika… this luks intersting.. imagine going the “tera mooh kala” way… coal wala kala… LAMO.. shoud try this out.. my Facepack is abt to get over soon…

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Aarti December 2, 2016 at 8:45 am

Hi Radhika,

My skin is acne prone and m getting married in feb . please suggest what should i use to get rid of acne i tried honey lemon multani besan alovera neem face mask , everythng , although i have taken a treatment from dermatalosigst too but no luck . M serisuly worried. but not giving up . please let me know if anything would be done now.

Thanks you so much

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