Dr. Jart Pore Medic Pore Clear Mask is one of two new facial masks released from the good Doctor here in the US. My main compliant about these when they originally launched was the price tag. At $6 per mask they are far above and beyond what you’d pay in Korea or Japan for a facial mask as typically masks of this variety come in boxes of 5-10 or more for around $6-$10 per box.
So is it worth six bucks?
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This is a single use mask so it might seem terribly expensive if you’re used to using and indulging in Asian skincare products. However, in a US market that features very few masks like this it might just be considered cheap for some.
The mask promises to tighten pores while reducing oil. Normal, oily, and acne prone skin can use the mask but it will probably prove the most beneficial to those with oily skin and larger pores.
I have non-visible pores but as I’ve gotten older I notice the ones on my nose are the most visible. I have drier skin but I do get my share of shine during warmer weather. I decided to give the mask a try during a more oily moment for my skin.
This is a traditional Asian sheet mask that has slots for your mouth, eyes, and nose. It’s made from a thin cotton fiber and comes pre-soaked in an essence. It’s very wet feeling so if you’ve never tried a sheet mask like this before that might come as a surprise.
You’ll be placing it on your face and wearing it for 20-30 minutes.
During my wear and even after I took it off my skin felt tingly. It wasn’t an unpleasant tingle but more like an invigorating, warming one.
After wearing it for 30 minutes I removed and pressed the palms of my hands against my face to absorb excess essence.
Visually, the pores on my nose, did appear a little blurred and less noticeable (I could be imagining things here but I swear they looked rather refined) however the mask definitely isn’t for my drier skin as it really does soak up excess oil to a point that my skin felt dry after use. A little moisturizer helped dramatically but do stick to using this if you fall into the skin types listed above but not if you have drier skin. I’d suggest trying Dr. Jart’s other mask if you suffer from dry skin.
Overall, in a market that lacks Asian sheet masks, this is a nice little indulgence that seems to work quite well. It’s easy enough to say it’s rather expensive but it could prove novel for those who never tried a traditional Asian Sheet Mask and aren’t interested in tracking them down online and dealing with airmail, etc….!
Do share your thoughts!