There are no two ways about it – blackheads and enlarged pores are both something we’d rather live without. And while a pore strip can be hugely satisfying when trying to remove the gunk that’s taken up residence in your pores, they don’t do much when it comes to preventing build-up.
Here’s where a mask that’s formulated with kaolin clay and salicylic acid like philosophy purity made simple pore extractor exfoliating clay mask comes in handy. Kaolin clay works to draw out impurities and minimise the appearances of pores in a matter of minutes, while salicylic acid penetrates deep into the skin to dissolve the debris that is clogging your pores. Essentially, the ingredient duo will tackle the blackheads and clogged pores you already have, while preventing future ones from appearing.
Beauty Crew sent philosophy purity made simple pore extractor exfoliating clay mask to a panel of women aged between 20 and 35 who wanted to tackle their blackheads and oily skin while reducing the appearance of their pores.
Here’s what the Review Crew® loved about the philosophy purity made simple pore extractor exfoliating clay mask:
How effectively it removed blackheads: Testers loved how effective the mask was at scrubbing away the blackheads they already had, with many also commenting that their skin was virtually blackhead-free within just a few weeks of use.
How significantly their pore size was reduced: Many reviewers were pleasantly surprised with how much smaller their pores appeared after only one application of the mask.
How refreshed their skin looked after use: Refreshed, bright and lifted…these are just a few words reviewers used to describe how their skin felt after using the mask.
The products for this Review Crew® trial have been provided by philosophy to Pacific Magazines’ BEAUTYcrew for the purpose of trial and review by BEAUTYcrew members.
Have you used a clay mask to unclog your pores and remove blackheads before? Share your thoughts and experiences with us in the comments below.
*This average start rating is based on 82 reviews and is correct as of 26/03/2018
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Kate started working for BEAUTYcrew in early 2016, first as a contributor, and was then named Beauty Writer in 2017. She loves picking the brains of the industry's top experts to get to the bottom of beauty's toughest questions. Bronze eyeshadow palettes are her weakness and she's forever on the hunt for the perfect nude nail polish to suit her fair skin. Her words can also be found in Men's Health magazine, and she now works in PR.