As I mentioned in my charcoal and clay mask post that I uploaded last week, hot weather and clogged pores seem to go hand-in-hand. To be completely honest, my pores tend to clog quite easily so I'm always on the hunt for skin care products that keep my skin in check. These three products that I've been putting to the test from The Face Shop might be my solution to squeaky clean pores and smooth skin all summer long.
I never would've picked up these products myself, but thanks to the amazing team at Faulhaber Communications I was able to give them a go. Here's a rundown of what I discovered after using each product...
The first product that I tested was the Jeju Volcanic Lava Pore Scrub Foam. I've been using this product as a cleanser morning and night and it definitely gives you that satisfying, fresh face feeling. Apparently it also contains volcanic ash that exfoliates slightly but isn't too aggressive. If you have sensitive skin, give this pore scrub a try because it's definitely on the gentle side.
Next I tested out the Jeju Volcanic Lava Peel-Off Clay Nose Mask. Out of all the products I'm featuring in this week's post, this is probably the most satisfying. You apply a thin layer on your nose (I always apply it after I wash my face) and wait five or so minutes for it to dry. Once it's dry you peel it off from both ends and voila! Your blackheads (am I the only one that hates this word?), oil and dirt is removed. But just a heads up, it does hurt quite a bit but pain is beauty right?
This product definitely reminds me of the Bioré nose strips you can pickup at the drugstore, but for some reason I find this mask more effective and satisfying.
Last but not least is the Jeju Volcanic Lava Pore Mud Pack. This is one of those go-to face masks that you can use once, or even twice a week depending on your skin type. I started using it twice a week because it has been incredibly hot in Toronto recently. Just remember to moisturize really well or apply a little extra serum afterwards because it does dry out your skin slightly.