The DIY Rubber Mask that Makes Large Pores Look Much Smaller

By May 1, 2017

Modeling masks—like the Goodal modeling mask—have been blowing up all over the internet, and with good reason. The Goodal Refine Pore Modeling Mask is one of my favorites because you can get a comforting spa experience in easy DIY packaging.

What it is:

The Goodal modeling mask is also known as a “rubber” mask, which are masks you create yourself by mixing a pre-made powder with water or essence. After mixing and applying the mask, it congeals into a rubber-like texture that creates an occlusive layer on your skin that traps in all the moisture.

Unlike a regular sheet mask that’s prone to evaporation and doesn’t always adhere to skin (leading to moisture loss), a rubber mask gives you a thicker outer layer to really trap in all the moisture so all the essence can properly absorb into the skin. The magic ingredient that makes this happen is algin, which is a derivative of brown algae that works to make the mask thicken and take on its rubber-like appearance.

Standout ingredients:

What makes this mask so great is the fact that you don’t mix it with water to get the right consistency. Instead, the Goodal modeling mask comes with two packets—one with a powder and the other filled with essence—that you mix together to get an ingredient-packed modeling mask. You get almost a full ounce of essence in this mask!

And for those with oily and acne prone skin, this mask is perfect. The essence is made up of tea tree and centella extract, which work in tandem to heal existing acne, reduce sebum production, and prevent blemishes. It’s also packed with skullcap and willow bark extract, both known for their anti-inflammatory and soothing properties. The plum extract helps to further aid in detoxifying the skin by lifting any impurities. And last but not least, niacinamide helps to reduce the appearance of large pores and improve overall skin texture.

The Goodal modeling masks uses these ingredients to create a soothing mask that will work to deeply cleanse the skin of all impurities and reduce the appearance of large pores (all while hydrating the skin!).

How to use:

It’s really easy to use the Goodal Refine Pore Modeling Mask! After cleansing and toning the skin, just mix the powder and essence packets together with the provided spatula that comes inside the package (it literally comes with everything you would need!).

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You want to mix it until there is no more powder left, so it looks like this:

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Now, working quickly (you don’t want it to set while in the mixing bowl), apply it to your skin using gentle, upward motions:

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Make sure the outer layers of the mask are thick so that you can peel it off easier.

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Leave it on for 15 minutes, and then peel it off to reveal brighter, refreshed skin. Tip: Try laying down after you apply the mask as gravity will cause it drip while it’s still in the setting stages.

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Final thoughts:

I love the Goodal Refine Pore Modeling Mask. Yes, I said it, I LOVE this mask! When you apply it, you get the most soothing cooling sensation on the skin. It’s unlike your regular modeling mask since it comes with essence that really boosts the skin-benefiting properties in the formula instead of using plain water. One thing, though: As much as I’m grateful for the essence in the mask, I wish Goodal would have put a little bit more essence in the formula so it can spread over skin a bit easier and smoother.

I happened to try this mask after I experienced an unfortunate allergic reaction to a skin care product that I used for the first time (this is why you should always patch test your products!), which left my skin with tons of red splotches everywhere. My skin felt irritated by everything and anything I used just made it worse.

Admittedly, I was a bit nervous to try this mask since I thought it would further aggravate my skin, but it didn’t. As you apply it, that immediate cooling sensation helps to calm and soothe everything. While I still had a lot of redness post-use, my skin felt much less irritated and I definitely think it helped to speed up the overall healing process. Besides working to help soothe my skin, my pores  looked so much smaller that you could barely notice them. Best of all, my dry skin felt super hydrated after. Total win-win!

I am a certified mask addict so you can bet I’ve encountered tons of masks that claim to do a lot but don’t live up to the hype. The Goodal Refine Pore Modeling Mask is the exact opposite. For once, you have a mask that does what it sets out to do. I definitely recommend this to anyone who wants to heal blemishes, reduce the appearance of large pores, and calm irritated and sensitive skin. Dry skin types: don’t run away from this mask! It can help to deeply hydrate your skin, as well!

+ Have you tried the Goodal modeling mask? What was your favorite part?

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