bh’s Anna reviews Bioré Combo Deep Cleansing Pore Strips
1) How does the product work and how should it be used?
The Bioré pore strips are designed to be used on your nose and forehead once a week. The strips cling to the skin to lift out dirt when removed. The strips give your pores a deep clean and help to prevent blackheads. To use, simply remove the strips from their pouch and apply to wet skin. Then leave the strips to dry and harden for 10-15 minutes and pull them off (along with all the dirt in your pores!).
2) What were your initial thoughts after the first use?
When I pulled the strip off my nose, I could see the long, icky, pimply stuff that had been in my pores (gross, I know but weirdly satisfying). Pulling off the strips is certainly not the most pleasant experience as it does pull on your skin – it’s kind of like ripping a Band-Aid off in slow motion. My skin felt tender and a bit irritated for a few minutes after using the strips but this didn’t hang around. I was impressed with how well the strips worked after my first use.
3) After prolonged use, did you notice a difference in the texture of your skin?
I wouldn’t say the overall texture of my skin has changed, however each time I use them I do notice a heap of gunk and dirt stuck to the strip so they’re obviously doing a great job of cleaning out my pores. I don’t think these strips are going to give my skin an improved texture or reduce the appearance of my pores in the long run, but they are certainly a great weekly addition to my skin care routine, to give an extra deep clean in problem areas.
4) Did the product do what it claimed?
Yes, these strips definitely did what they claimed to do. The instructions were extremely easy to follow and I found the result to be exactly as described on the pack – my pores got a super deep clean and they certainly unblocked all the stubborn dirt that gets built up throughout the week. Thumbs up from me!