How are you all doing? :D
Summer is breezing by so quickly! My first semester of summer school is over in a week haha! Relieved to say it's going to be one of my GPA boosters. Woohoo! x)
Today I have another review from Holika Holika! This is another product that Holika Holika Canada has sent me a few weeks ago for review, thanks!
So this is the 3-Step Kit is from the Pig-nose (cute name :D) Clear Blackhead line that Holika Holika has, all of these products deal with the problem of back heads (of course)! You can check out all the products here!
I usually try not to use nose pore strips too often, as I've heard it can actually irritate and enlarge the pores. 0.0 But it's been a long time since I've last used one, and my nose has accumulated quite a bit of nasty bits, so it's time!
This 3-step kit contains 3 nose strips that:
1. Opens pores
2. Removes blackheads
3. Minimizes pores
Looks like an all inclusive kit that should do it's job thoroughly!
Anyways, please read on to see my full review and before and after pictures. ^^
Quite cute isn't it? :D
"This is a 3-steps kit perfect for pore control. The first step opens your pores which allow for removing blackheads easily.The second step removes blackheads.The third step to minimize pores."
-Holika Holika Canada website
"After cleansing, place step-1 on nose for 15-20 minutes. Remove it slowly and wipe off any blackhead or impurities from pores."
The first step is a cotton nose mask that has a texture similar to a regular sheet mask.
It's quite wet, the serum dripped all over the place when I toke it out! When I placed it on my nose it's nice and soothing, and the scent is a pleasant floral, I like it! I actually had this on longer than it was intended just like I do with most sheet masks, but I don't think it's a problem.
Although I didn't feel anything while this was on my nose, it claims to open pores. I didn't visually see any difference after so only the next step can tell how well it worked!
"Wet nose with water and place step-2 on nose. After 10-15 minutes and slowly remove it from the edge."
The second step is a regular nose pore strip. I've only previously used the one from Biore, it's quite similar in shape and texture to this Holika Holika one. The outside is felt-like, and inside is a type of clay? (not sure)
Fits nicely on my big nose. :D
I also left this on longer than intended for it to completely dry.
It's always exciting to peel these strips off to see all the dirt and oils come off, instant results are very so satisfying. :]
Anyways, the next picture is of the peeled off strip. It's quite nasty, hope you're prepared. o.o
Tada! ^^; I have so much oily dirty pores on my nose! D:
Surprised not too many blackheads in particular, but a lot of oil!
I must say this removed much more than the Biore one in my experience, it may be due to the pore opener in the previous step. The pores on my nose looked instantly smaller, I like. :D
Now time to close the pores!
"After step 1 & 2, place step-3 on nose. Remove it after 10-15 minutes and gently tap it for better absorption."
The third and last step is a pore minimizing step, and the strip here has two layers: a felt layer on the outside and a gel layer on the inside.
This was also really wet and drippy! But I loved how cooling this feels though! It provides a nice relief after peeling off the second step. The scent is like citrus, but also a bit medicinal, not too bad. I think I left this on for 45 minutes! Don't know if that's too much, but it just felt really nice, and I wanted it to dry off.
Afterwards I didn't see a difference in the size of my pores, maybe it's too small of a difference for the naked eye, but it's been two days after I've used this and I would say my nose still looks like the after photo below. :D
Sorry the lighting is a bit different, then sun went down really quick haha.
But you can definitely see a difference here! In the before, it looked really dirty and bumpy, =.= and the after is all clean and smooth. =w=
Some are still slightly visible, but huge improvement!
I love instant results like this!
Please don't confuse my freckles and sun spots as blackheads! xD
I love this! It does what it claims to do and gets all the oil and dirt out, and a thorough job at that! The process was pretty fun to do too. I just hope the results would last long, it has been two days and it's still pretty much like the after photo. I wouldn't be using this too frequently though, maybe once a month. And recommend it if you want some instant, thorough blackhead/pore cleansing. :D
- Unclogs pores and removes blackheads
- 3 steps for thorough cleansing
- Pleasant scents
- Cooling 3rd step
- Fun to use, and instant gratification :D
- 1st and 3rd steps are a bit drippy
If you want to check out this product click here!
Thanks to Holika Holika Canada again for letting me try this. :)
Have you used pore strips before? How did you like them?
Ok! That's it for today's review, hope you've enjoyed it!
I have one more Holika Holika sponsored review to go, should be up soon!
Thank you for reading, and I'll see you next post. :D