Benefit The POREfessional Instant Wipeout Pore-Cleansing Masks ($32) are a new pore clearing mask that can be used around the nose, forehead, and chin area to gently exfoliate and remove dirt, oil, and makeup while reducing shine and minimizing the appearance of pores so skin looks smoother and tighter.
These are kinda a glorified do it yourself version of Biore Nose Strips or at least that’s what I got coming out of the experience using them. I think I like the idea of them a whole lot more than I actually like using them.
Benefit The POREfessional Instant Wipeout Pore-Cleansing Masks come in a box that contains eight masks total which are each individually wrapped. The first thing you’ll notice about the masks is they have a big old pod or “blue button” located right on the package. What you do is remove that little pod, press down on it, and a watery serum will squirt out. The other side of the package contains a mask, you’ll want to remove that before pressing on the pod as you’ll be saturating that mask with the serum. The mask kinda resembles an over large Biore Nose Strip. It actually fits poorly on my nose (the area I wanted to use these in the most) due to not only the larger size but also because the serum doesn’t saturate the entire mask and it’s rather dry so it slips easily off.
I have blackheads on my nose with smaller visible pores. This is the only area I really have issues with so this is where I tested this masks out. As I mentioned above the mask is huge so I felt weird with it on my nose as it went from nose and reached nearly to my ears. On top of this, it also kept slipping off because the serum doesn’t saturate the entire mask so there isn’t any real stick to it. I kept having to push the mask back into place. You leave the mask on ten minutes and there’s no need to rinse after use.
Just a note if you do buy these be careful as when pressing down on the little pod of serum it does squirt out everywhere so do it very gently. I got it everywhere my first time and even my second and third time it ended up half on my shirt and half on the mask. It’s a little difficult to squeeze them without getting the liquid everywhere. You might want to maybe punch a whole through them or snip with a scissors to avoid the mess!
Does the mask work?
I haven’t a clue because it just wouldn’t stay in place. The serum does have a tingly sort of feel on my nose and smells strong, kinda like witch hazel. They do contain menthol thus the cool feel you get when they are on your skin.
I tried to kinda pat a little of the serum on my nose and see if that did anything but I honestly didn’t feel this method or using the mask resulted in clearing my pores.
Benefit The POREfessional Instant Wipeout Pore-Cleansing Masks seem like a good ideal but I think I’ll just stick to regular old Biore as it is cheaper and works better.
Do share your thoughts!