I’ll be the first to admit that I’ve been obsessed with clean pores ever since I saw the first Biore pore strip commercial back in the late 1990s. Since those early days of papier-mache-like-pore-yanking strips, I’ve tried various products – from strips to scrubs to toners – with varying results. (To date, one of my favorites is Boscia’s Luminizing Black Mask – and don’t be turned off by the price – my tube has lasted forever because a little goes a long way, and I only use it on problem areas.)
And, as I get older, I look for products that are gentler on my skin . . . that means less tugging!
When I heard San Francisco-based benefit came out with The POREfessional: Instant Wipeout Mask, I was eager to try! I’ve always been a fan of benefit, but hadn’t tried too many of their skincare products.
And? I heart these Instant Wipeout Masks. Note, these are masks, not strips. You press that turquoise button to release all the pore-cleaning serum and apply the smooth side to your problem area — for me, my nose. The serum feels strong (like its working!), but not overpowering. Make yourself a cup of tea or pour a glass of wine and, after ten minutes have passed, use the textured side of the mask to wipe off the serum. Voila, you’re done! Since its a mask, it remains wet — no ripping off like a band-aid at the end! I’ve used this three times so far, as needed (when I can see visible build-up in my pores), which has been about once every five days. My best results so far were post-hot shower.
Visibly less noticeable pores without the skin irritation of a strip?! Do yourself a PORE FAVOR and try these Instant Wipeout Masks!
Have you tried these Instant Wipeout Masks? What are your go-to pore products?