May 14, 2012

Dr. Jart Pore Medic Pore Clear Mask Review

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?

Take a peek!

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….!

Tried this?

Do share your thoughts!

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Isabella MuseIsabella is just an average everyday geeky girl who doesn’t blend her eyeshadow correctly, wears too much blush, and hopes she never finds her holy grail products because she likes the thrill of the chase so much. Her mission is to bring you super honest reviews on makeup, skincare, fragrance and all things beauty. She’s in no way an expert on the topic and she sure as hell isn’t a super model. But she’s passionate about makeup and is seeking like-minded individuals that like pina coladas, getting caught in the rain, and ones that enjoy spending hundreds of dollars at Sephora without feeling buyer’s remorse. If you’re that person feel free to reach out and leave a comment or follow me on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and Bloglovin‘.

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  • Cj

    Did you see those masks by Apivita on sephora? There’s 6 different kinds and has 12 masks in a pack for $30. Sadly no reviews yet so I’m a little wary of em

    • the Muse

      I saw those, curious minds…! I got a 10% off coupon I haven’t used, perhaps will pick one up! ;-D

  • Hope In A Blog

    just to share – it is highly advised in asian skincare to prep your skin with a toner/lotion before putting on a mask!

  • Yuki

    Oooo… Like like! I’d do anything to stop my pores from growing ginormous!!! AND to stop my face from turning into an oil slick. Lately
    My moisturiser has been making my skin oily fast. Been using it for 4 yrs now. Time to change 🙁