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Fabindia Charcoal Face Pack Review

(Author ~ Sanchita) 

Hello everyone.

Skincare is important if you want a blemish free look and want to survive without concealer. I actually wanted to buy the much raved Fabindia Charcoal Face Scrub but ended up buy the Face Pack. I have oily skin which is exaggerated in summers and very important it keep it in check in this humid weather. The Face pack is meant for oily skin and thus makes my life a little easier. Having used the product for around a month now, here’s my thoughts on the product in question.

PRODUCT DESCRIPTION (claims by company)– New! 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. Price & Buy Online

Fabindia Charcoal Face Pack (7)

PRICE – 350 INR for 125gm


Packaging – The Fabindia Charcoal Face Pack comes in a jar with a flat screw lid with it. It has an opaque white separator inside that isolates the product from the lid and prevents it from being messy. I am not a big fan of jar packaging and I believe the product could have been easily packaged inside tube with the consistency it holds. A small spatula would have been really nice to scoop out the product as every time you can’t just use fingers, giving a safe haven to grow bacteria inside a skin care product. So, even though the packaging is light weight and non-messy, I still would not like to travel with it and would prefer a hygienic one instead.

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Smell and Consistency
The face pack has the smell of raw earth which a slight artificial citrus touch (due to the presence of lemongrass oil) to it. The fragrance isn’t bothering at all and fades off leaving behind a trail of freshness to the skin after washing off. Coming to the consistency, it is thick and resembles of a tight thick mud. It is deep grey charcoal in color and has a smooth texture without any exfoliating elements inside it. Initially, when I applied, I found the texture was too hard and tight to apply. After fidgeting a bit with it, I figured out that you have to apply it in a damp face. The face pack needs to be spread on a damp face with circular motions. Also, I liked the fact that you need a very little amount compared to other face packs available in the market.

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Results Since I have oily acne prone skin, I always preferred sticking to homemade face packs rather than the chemical ones because they often broke me out. When I first applied it, it does give a slight tingling sensation and but that thing vanished after few minutes. However, it stings slight on freshly threaded skin especially the upper lips portion but it is nothing derogatory. When I washed off, I was happy to see that there was no redness and having used this one for more than 9-10times, I can assure you that it never broke me out. The face pack needs thorough washing after application. I generally keep it for around 10-15mins and then wash off with cold water. The face pack give a clear and glowy skin after using which is extremely good. It brightens up the skin as it also cleanses (due to the presence of activated charcoal) the face of any dirt, grime and impurities and you would surely notice a luminous look. Having said that, the freshness and brightness last for a day. With the passage of time, you would notice how it reduces the sun tan and unevenness of the skin and it looks manageable with the foundation or BB cream. It also reduces the oiliness of the skin, as it has kaolin which is an oil absorbing element, leaving the face natural and renewed. I wouldn’t exactly recommend this for dry skin but combination skin can used this with a little moisturizer afterwards. The only drawback I noticed is the inclusion of the parabens which I am not very fond of, especially in my skincare routine. Nevertheless, this face pack requires less time for application rather than other ones and gives that instant brightness for any occasion. For the price I performs well without any adverse effect on the skin.

OVERALL – The Fabindia Charcoal Face Pack effectively cleanses and brightens up the skin by reducing the sun tan and pigmentation and well suited for the oily to combination skin and also enriched with kaolin and activated charcoal that contributes to the freshness. It is cost effective and requires very less time for application.


  • Tub packaging.
  • Deep charcoal grey in color
  • Thick, smooth and tight texture.
  • Spreads well on wet and damp face.
  • Requires to be kept for 10mins.
  • Brightens up the skin.
  • It has activated charcoal, kaolin and lactic acid.
  • Slight tingling sensation after application.
  • Doesn’t breaks out at all.
  • Well suited for oily to combination and acne prone skin.
  • Brightens up the face.
  • Lighten pigmentation and sun tan.
  • Removes dirt, oil and pollution from face.
  • Contains parabens.
  • Budget friendly face pack.



  • Light weight packaging.
  • It smells like raw earth and leaves behind a trail of freshness.
  • Smooth texture.
  • Requires less time for application.
  • It is enriched with kaolin and activated charcoal.
  • It brightens up the skin and reduces the sun tan.
  • It removes every layer of dirt grime, pollution and residual makeup from the skin.
  • It causes no break outs at all.
  • Well suited for oily to combination and acne prone skin.
  • Cost effective.


  • Unhygienic packaging.
  • Contains parabens.
  • Brightness and glow lasts for only a day.
  • The directions for application fails to mention that it has to be applied on damp face.

RECOMMENDATION – The Fabindia Charcoal Face Pack is best for oily to combination and acne prone skin and gives a nice freshness and brightens to the skin. If you are comfortable with something like paraben and requires something budget friendly to brighten up the complexion for any occasion, then this is a great choice as it won’t break you out at all.

BnB Ratings : 7.2/10


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