Procoal Activated Charcoal Exfoliating Face Scrub Review!*

10 April 2019

procoal face scrub flatlay


Gifted / A few weeks ago I was kindly gifted this Exfoliating face mask from Procoal to try out and I think they may have read my mind because I was needing a new exfoliator as my skin was having a crazy dry spell. I have been using this mask for two weeks now and here I'll show you everything I think about it!

First Impression 

When this exfoliator arrived I was really excited to try it out straight away but I wanted to read up about Procoal and the product as I haven't heard about the brand before. Procoal is an ethically sourced brand that does not test on animals (perfect!) and they use naturally sourced ingredients to better our skin. The Activated Charcoal Mask that I received contains activated charcoal which helps to clear deep-seated pores and removing pollutants to leave the skin feeling cleansed and invigorated, this mask also helps to give the skin a radiant complexion. Everything that I read about this mask made me even more excited to try this product out and see if it helps my dry but yet oily skin. 

I have tried many different exfoliators before but I have never really had a favourite or stuck with them consistently, another reason why I was really excited to try out a new exfoliator to see if it becomes apart of my routine. The price of this mask is usually £19.99 but its actually on sale for £8.99 so snap it up here while you can!

Packaging 

The packaging of this exfoliator is pretty basic but it does the job. The product is in a tube bottle which I find the best for exfoliators because you are able to get the right amount of product out each time you want to use it. The product itself looks more of a clinical skincare product because of the simple packaging and design. Even though I'm usually a sucker for pretty packaging it but I really like the look of this simple yet effective design.


procoal activated charcoal exfoliating face scrub

Product Amount 

The product amount for this exfoliator is 75ml or 2.5fl oz, initially I thought this was quite a bit of product but compared to other exfoliators like the St Ives Apricot scrub which is 150ml but on further investigation, I found that a lot of other brands also have exfoliators at 75ml. I also think that this product would be great for travelling as I would fit in your hand luggage for being under 100ml. 

Main Ingredients 

  • Allantoin: An effective ingredient which encourages natural skins exfoliation.
  • Calendula: Helps restore the skins natural skin exfoliation 
  • Activated Charcoal: Helps clean deep pores and removes pollutions to purify the complexion 

First Impression 

The first time I used this scrub I was having a very bad skin day, with it being oily on my nose and chin but dry on my forehead and I thought it would be the perfect day to really give this scrub a good test. I did my whole cleansing routine and then used the scrub. I first noticed the smell which is pretty strong but also very fresh, I usually don't like scents in products because they are usually pretty overpowering but I didn't notice that too much with this scrub. Another thing that I noticed when first trying out this scrub is the colour because charcoal is in the title I was expecting the colour to either be a dark grey or black but I was surprised that it was actually white with black granules in it acting as the exfoliating agent. The scrub itself is pretty thick in consistency and a little of this scrub goes a long way meaning this tube should a while. 

charcoal face scrub swatch

After a long bath, I did my cleanse routine and tried this exfoliator out. I was surprised by how creamy the consistency was when I applied it to my skin. At first, I put too much product on and there were loads on my face so I realised you don't need too much product for the whole face. The exfoliator itself didn't feel too rough and even though I could feel the granules on my skin it felt more like a soft skin polish than a hard scrub but I quite like that the product isn't rough on the skin as my skin can get pretty sensitive. 

Once I used the exfoliator and washed it off with warm water I have to say that my skin felt amazing. It felt oil free (in a good way as my skin can get super oily!), smooth and super soft and this was only from just the first use. My nose is my nail area of concern and it actually felt so smooth and not in the slightest oily. The area between my brows for some reason is very dry sometimes and this area as well also felt hydrated and it looked like the dead skin was gone! 

2 Weeks Later... 

As described on the website and the tube I have been using this scrub 3 times a week for two weeks now. I use this scrub on my whole face two times a week but on my dry areas like in the middle of my brows and under my brows (weird I know!) I use it one more time. Over the past two weeks, I have noticed that my skin is looking and feeling better, I still have a few areas or dryness and the oiliness on my nose but I can tell that it has improved. I love how fuss-free and simple it is, it goes on easily, works quickly and also isn't a big hassle to remove. I am going to continue to use this product and see if it further improves my skin. 



*I was kindly sent this product in exchange for a review but all views are completely honest and my own x

Testing out new products is always a favourite thing for me to do and this scrub definitely was great trying out because I think I've found a product that's going to be in my skincare routine. Have you heard of this product before?

Aaliyah xo


16 comments

  1. I've never heard of this brand before! It's great that you can see an improvement in your skin! I tend not to use physical scrubs much as I find they aggravate my skin but I'm glad that this is working for you. 75ml still sounds like quite a lot of product x

    Sophie
    www.glowsteady.co.uk

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    1. I hadn’t used a physical Face Scrub in a while and my skin was really needing it as the dry areas were getting pretty bad. This Face Scrub is really gentle but still does the job! X

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  2. I've tried a lot of coal scrub from various brands before but all of them makes my skin feels dry. Maybe I should give this one a try too

    nurulrasya.com

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    1. After using this Face Scrub my skin still felt moisturised and smooth and I think that’s because this exfoliator is still pretty creamy in consistency! X

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  3. I've not heard of this brand before, nor have I tried a coal scrub. But I suffer from an oily nose and slick between my brows too so I might have to try this one. Interesting that it's white though, I would have expected it to be black as well! Fab review, and I'm pleased you've found something that works so well for you :) Lisa x

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    1. I suffer from the same things with the oily nose! It gets so bad sometimes that my makeup look terrible throughout the day but since I’ve been using this Scrub it has really improved! X

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  4. I've never heard of this brand either - I love the simplicity of the packaging and it's great that you've had improvement to your skin with it. :)

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    1. It's always ice finding a new product especially from a lesser known brand! I like how simple the packaging is too x

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  5. I never heard of this product but it sounds good. I like the consistency I saw on your hand. I always wanted to try activated charcoal!

    Natonya | https://justnatonya.wordpress.com

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    1. The consistency it lovely, because its pretty thick it feels more skin a skin polish or cleanser than an exfoliator! I love that it has the added ingredient of charcoal as it has so many skin benefits x

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  6. I've never heard of this brand before, but I'm interested in trying this product out.
    Thanks for sharing!
    Loren| Plaidandsugar.blogspot.com

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    1. Its a really great exfoliator from a lovely ethical brand! If you get to try it im sure you'll love it x

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  7. I absolutely love facemasks. I don’t think I’ve ever heard of this brand before but I think I’m going to check them out. I’m all for a little exfoliation in my life! šŸ˜Š

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    1. It's a newer brand on the market but with their amazing products im sure we'll be seeing a lot more from them x

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  8. Wow, I expected the product to be black too! This looks like the sort of product I need! Thank you for sharing xxx

    Ashley
    https://lellalee.com

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    1. I was surprised them it came out white but it did have the little granules of charcoal, I'd definitely try it out of you can! x

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