I’ve had an obsession with the large pores on my nose since my teenage years and have tried dozens of products and home remedies (bioré nose strips, charcoal masks, egg white masks, baking soda, you name it!). I was super excited when I received samples at a Beauty Press Event from Korean brand Caolion of their Hot & Cool Pore Cleansing Duo and Pore Tightening Memory Mask and Premium Blackhead O2 Bubble Pore Pack.
I like the two in one packaging of this…great for traveling. The Pore Blackhead Steam Foam Cleanser (pink) is for the evening while the Pore Tightening and Cooling Foam Cleanser (blue) is for the morning . I massaged the steam cleanser onto my face and could feel it heating up. I left it on my face for about 10 seconds and rinsed it with cool water. It is made with brown sugar, Sulfur, and Konjac root to help exfoliate dead skin cells and purify clogged pores.
The Pore Tightening and Cooling Foam Cleanser has a pleasant minty smell. After massaging it onto my face, I could feel my skin getting cold and I rinsed it with lukewarm water. It contains Sea salt, Eucommia bark and Kaolin clay that draw away impurities and dirt from pores, to soothe and calm the skin. Both cleansers left my skin feeling very smooth but I didn’t notice any notable shrinkage of pores.
I was impressed with the results of the CAOLION Pore Tightening Memory Sleeping Mask It looks and feels jelly like but applies smoothly onto skin. I applied it on after my toner and vitamin c serum and when I woke up in the morning my skin was moisturized and the pores on my nose and cheeks were noticeably smaller! It’s formulated with a shape memory formula that tightens pores and enhances elasticity; resulting in smoother and firmer skin. This product is free of synthetic coloring, synthetic fragrances, mineral oil, methylchloroisothiazolinone, imidazolidinyl urea, paraffin, triethanolamine, triclosan, and petrolatum.
Premium Blackhead O2 Bubble Pore Pack ($26)
I enjoyed using this product. After applying it and massaging it onto my face it, I could feel it bubbling which was a bit unusual but not unpleasant sensation. I left it on for 10 minutes and rinsed with lukewarm water. Although I didn’t notice my pores noticeably smaller, my skin felt squeaky clean afterwards. The Pore Cleansing Blackhead O2 Bubble Pack contains 100 percent natural sparkling water and charcoal powder, micro oxygen bubbles deeply penetrate into skin to wash away pore-clogging impurities, debris, and excess sebum—leaving skin moisturized and detoxified. Natural oat grains ensure moisture retention while gently exfoliating dead skin cells.