Sanctuary Spa Warming Detox Charcoal Wash

Sanctuary Spa Warming Detox Charcoal Wash

Now I said this before, but I’m really am a spa-aholic. And I love pampering myself at home. So this is why I’m trying out the Sanctuary Spa Warming Detox Charcoal Wash.

Now I don’t know about you, but I always need an excuse to have a pamper evening.  Who doesn’t want that excuse to have a pamper evening? Time to time we deserve our own little piece of heaven and that space to feel beautiful.

Over the years I have been looking into home spa – especially as professional spa day are so expensive. Also it can be so time consuming to visit a facilities and only getting a 30 minutes’ treatment.

This is why I love Sanctuary Spa and why over the years I have been reviewing their products. Their products are inexpensive and you can buy them at any Boots store (drugstore to my US readers). They give you all the luxurious spa products you would find at any high classed faculties. And you can do it in your own time at home, especially when you want the special pamper evening.

This is why I’m telling you today about this this Sanctuary Spa Warming Detox Charcoal Wash. I have been having bad skin recently. My face has been red and rashy. I have no idea on why this is, could be imbalance hormonal change, bad diet or just the effect of the environments.

So I reached out for help and decided to use this Sanctuary Spa Warming Detox Charcoal Wash, to solve my problem.

Sanctuary Spa Warming Detox Charcoal Wash

Let me explain this to you:

Intensely purifying yet non-drying deep cleanse daily face wash. This gently warming face wash helps open up pores & is infused with charcoal to help draw out impurities from within the skin.

Transforms from a refreshing gel to a silky oil to a purifying foam & rinses clean away to reveal perfectly cleansed, refreshed & purified skin. Helps unclog pores, reduce shine & remove excess oil for a smoother & clearer looking complexion.

I was intrigued by this and wanted to try this out. I’m always been a little curious to spa products that claimed to have ‘charcoal’ ingredient. In recent years adding charcoal to a products seem to be very popular. So I wanted to see what all the fuss was about.

My first impression when I started to use this. It so runny and oily. Yeah when opening the flip be careful as this will go everywhere. I didn’t expect this to be so runny and liquid. I fortunately opened this in the bathroom but the liquid just fell instantly onto our laminated floor – I imagine this won’t be so good on carpet those. Use this over a sink is my best advice and perhaps also lay some old newspaper or towel on the floor.

I wasn’t expecting that from a facial wash product.

Despite my first impression I was still keep to try this out. The liquid was too runny to what I consider gel and it doesn’t go onto the face without dripping down. You suppose to use this on dry skin and then add warm water to help lather it up on the face. This grey runny liquid is supposed to be turned into a light white cream after lathering this up with warm water; much in the same vein when you lather soap under water. But this didn’t feel soap or had the white cream lathering effect. It just kept being a grey runny liquid that made me look l covered my face is some weird oily substance.

It also didn’t dry on the skin, just kept being this grey liquid goo. I myself never experience such runny liquid from a face wash.

One stupid thing that happen when applying the wash. I somehow got in my right eye. That was clever of me wasn’t it? So I had to wash it off with one eye open while the other was closed and getting more and more sored. Don’t worry I clean my eyes out and it just now look red.

Did I notice a difference with my skin? Not massively if I’m honest. After usage and patting my face dry, it didn’t feel smooth or clean. My skin felt a little bit sticky. Ok maybe sticky is the wrong word but it felt rough and like you put your whole face in some gooey substance. I found after a few minutes, my skin eventually did calm down and it felt smooth and clean, but It was unnerving to feel my face.

If you are worried about this end result, don’t be. Just simple wash the face in clean warm water and with a clean flannel. To put it into context: Have you ever put your face into silly patty or some jelly substance? No, just me then. You guys are way more grown up then me. If you have, then that what it feels like.

However, my skin ill effect has seemed to calm down and I like to think this wash has improved it. The red rash on my face looked to be clearing up so that is bloody good result.

I wouldn’t repurchase the Sanctuary Spa Warming Detox Charcoal Wash again, there are other facial wash that isn’t so runny and gooey. I also feel this isn’t a good representation of the Sanctuary Spa brand, there are better products from them. But sadly this it on of them. My advice is to try out their other products for better success.

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  • Reply
    20th March 2017 at 2:31 pm

    Love the sound of this product I really need to try it!

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    20th March 2017 at 2:31 pm

    Love the sound of this product I really need to try it!

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    20th March 2017 at 2:31 pm

    Love the sound of this product I really need to try it!

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    Stephanie Merry
    20th March 2017 at 2:52 pm

    I’m a spa-aholic as well. Not tried this before so will need to give it a go x

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    20th March 2017 at 3:19 pm

    Oh awesome a US product I haven’t heard of. I have read how great charcoal is for the skin. I will look for this.

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    20th March 2017 at 3:54 pm

    I was quite intrigued when I first saw the post as their products are usually good, but as I was reading on and the description of this grey oily liquid I did think maybe not. Although you have stated that you feel it has helped your skin and your rash is clearing up. I think the oiliness would be enough to put me off.

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    Lizzie Roles
    20th March 2017 at 3:55 pm

    I love Sanctuary products and always buy them as gift for friends #sharethejoy

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    Ana De- Jesus
    20th March 2017 at 5:29 pm

    I am not a fan of gooey, gloopy washes so it is a shame to hear the Sanctuary one is like this as well because I do like the brand x

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    20th March 2017 at 5:59 pm

    Thank you for that product review. I tend to look for product reviews before spending my hard earned cash. I wasn’t looking for this product, but I know I won’t bother to try this one. I know there are some great charcoal beauty products out there.

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    20th March 2017 at 6:23 pm

    Gad to see such an honest review! Haven’t tried any charcoal washes either, but I wouldn’t be too keen on feeling like I put my face into silly putty either, hope you’ll find a better product!

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    Sarah Bailey
    20th March 2017 at 7:24 pm

    It’s too bad that your experience with this product was so disappointing. It sounds very difficult to use as it is so runny. I have heard good things about charcoal in skincare, but obviously, this is not the product to use.

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    20th March 2017 at 8:57 pm

    I’m wondering if this would be good for my skin. mine is dry, so it might dry it out even more

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    Crystal // Dreams, etc.
    21st March 2017 at 12:35 am

    I was intrigued by the name of this… I really like products with charcoal and they do wonders for my skin. This sounds like a bit of a flop, though. I’m not sure I’ll check it out.

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    21st March 2017 at 2:30 am

    Its a shame this didn’t work better for your skin than it did. I’d still be interested in giving it a go to see how it works for me as it sounds so unusual! xxx

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    Rhian Westbury
    21st March 2017 at 9:53 am

    I’ve wanted to try a charcoal face wash but maybe I’ll try one from another brand. The origins one is meant to be very good x

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    Tina Andrews
    21st March 2017 at 11:21 am

    I’ve been hearing a lot about facial charcoal products and wouldn’t mind giving a try. Charoal is know to absorb impurities so this might be good for my skin.

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    Kristina Maggiora
    21st March 2017 at 12:16 pm

    Thanks for the honest review, shame it didn’t deliver!

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    21st March 2017 at 12:24 pm

    Maybe a good shake would have sorted out the product beforehand? Either way, thanks for such an honest review. x

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    Baby Isabella
    21st March 2017 at 1:35 pm

    Oooo. Grey runny liquid doesn’t sound that good to us…thanks for the honest review. We love pamper evenings but might give this product a miss. Thanks for the heads up x

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    melissa major
    21st March 2017 at 6:31 pm

    its a shame you didn’t like it, I haven’t tried anything from this brand before.

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    The London Mum
    22nd March 2017 at 9:47 am

    I’m intrigued by all the charcoal claims at the moment, and I’d love to try this even though you didn’t rate it hugely.

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    Charli Bruce
    22nd March 2017 at 10:44 am

    I love Sanctuary products so its a shame to hear this wasn’t up to par like normal, I have noticed though with some of their products like this you really need to give them a good shake before using. Maybe try that and give it another go to see if that helps x

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    22nd March 2017 at 11:46 am

    I am intrigued by this and my skin does love Charcoal products x

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    22nd March 2017 at 1:20 pm

    I usually love Sanctuary Spa products, it’s a shame this didnt work for you!

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    22nd March 2017 at 3:21 pm

    I have been hearing lots of good things about charcoal recently and it’s great that you can have spa quality products at home.

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    22nd March 2017 at 4:10 pm

    Not keen on the sound of this, grey oily liquid doesn’t sound like something I would put on my face.

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    22nd March 2017 at 4:24 pm

    Never tried this yet but the product looks good and promising. I have heard good things about charcoals so I guess I might give this a try.

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    22nd March 2017 at 8:21 pm

    I’m also a massive pamper addict like you!! Its a shame its so runny and oily that could have started really badly lol and a bit dussapointed you didn’g notice a big difference to your skin when using it!

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    23rd March 2017 at 10:05 pm

    I randomly bought myself this product before, I liked the heat effect but didn’t like the gooeyness!

    Dani x

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    Candice Nikeia
    24th March 2017 at 2:32 am

    I love pampering myself too! It’s so important to me! I need to try this product! Anything for the face is my favorite!

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    24th March 2017 at 1:31 pm

    I have been wanting to try a detox mask for a while now. I’ll try it out- thank you for sharing. I do love a good at home spa too 🙂 My kiddos will actually set up a whole spa night in my bathroom- it has become a favorite pasttime of theirs. Have a great weekend!

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    danasia fantastic
    24th March 2017 at 10:52 pm

    Sorry it’s not such a good product- i hate things that are too watery and runny.

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    Annie B
    27th March 2017 at 7:23 am

    I quite like their products anyways so I’m very interested in getting this to give a go. Might pop down to Boots later.

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