Review & Usage
Alright, I admit. I bought this item purely just for fun! I can see the importance of using charcoal in skincare products to remove impurities from the skin but charcoal-infused cotton swabs? I think it's gimmicky at best! But alas, here I am, totally got suckered into it. Curiosity is a dangerous thing I tell ya! ;)
Sephora Detox It out: Charcoal Swabs are basically 100% spiral cotton swabs that are infused with charcoal to “help remove dirt and oil“. Each swab is dual-ended; one end is slightly smaller and is meant for precision cleaning, fixing, or removal of makeup while the other end is slightly larger and rounder and is meant for makeup application on larger areas of the face. The black color of the swabs makes it easier for you to see light colors such as eyeshadows and highlighters than traditional white cotton swabs in case you are using them to apply your makeup on-the-go. And don't worry, the black color of the swabs is not going to rub off on you even when used wet/damp!
There are 30 swabs in the container. The container is made of lightweight plastic material with attached lid so it's portable as well as user-friendly. To tell you the truth, I didn't find these swabs to be anything too special. The cottons on these are perhaps slightly more tightly wound than typical cotton swabs so they don't tend to leave loose strands as much. And with the spiral tip and black color, they definitely look more professional to use but other than that, they are not that superior than regular cotton swabs performance-wise. I will continue using them but probably won't repurchase! :)