Skin Type: Combination, Sensitive
Leave a girl with nothing to do at a duty-free shop and she is bound to spend a pretty dollar! :p
The product I am reviewing today is the output of one such shopping spree.
Clinique is a brand that needs no introduction. By virtue of the aura surrounding its name, we feel that here we are. A brand that really knows skincare! The Lab Coats which the SA’s wear only enhances the feeling.
Don’t you agree?
Now last year the craze for charcoal masks has reached a whole new level.
So a charcoal mask by Clinique is naturally tempting!
Let’s see how it has fared :)
Basic Info about Clinique Pore Refining Solutions Charcoal Mask
How to Use
- Apply a thin even layer to clean dry skin, avoiding eye area.
- Leave mask on skin about 10 minutes, or until dry and rinse well.
- Use 1-2 times a week or as needed.
Mattifying mask absorbs oil, impurities, and environmental pollutants to help detoxify skin. Charcoal powder draws out deep-seated debris to purify pores, while mineral clays soak up excess oil. Skin feels fresh, smooth; pores look noticeably refined. Oil-free. For Dry Combination to Oily Skin Types.
My experience with Clinique Pore Refining Solutions Charcoal Mask
Packaging: Super convenient and hygienic tube packaging. The product does not accumulate around the nozzle. Top notch.
Texture: Very gloopy thick and creamy charcoal mask. It spreads easily when used generously.
Usage and Performance: I used to clean my face; you know to take off the topical gunk and applied a thick even layer on my skin as advised. It did give a slight cooling feeling to my skin.
Naturally, as it dries off, the skin feels stretchy and that is normal.
On removing the product, I washed it off twice and one time used a wet washcloth- I felt that my skin was a little raw.
I thought that it was because of some super deep cleaning or something.
Two weeks in and this thing gave me the most horrible breakouts ever.
Red, painful and embarrassingly prominent!
You know there is a theory which says that deep cleaning products break you out for a while and then they show their magic.
I am NOT an advocate of such line of thought.
Anything that irritates your skin enough to break you out should be avoided like the plague. Period.
Don’t you agree?
Overall Performance of Clinique Pore Refining Solutions Charcoal Mask
- Clinique is a reputable brand
- Irritated the skin
- Broke me out
- Did not do anything great for the pores, blackheads or whiteheads
- Total Waste of money for me
Would I recommend and repurchase it?
NO…Noooooooooo! This stuff is lethal. Okay, I may be exaggerating a bit. I love Clinique products, don’t get me wrong! But this stuff did nothing positive for my skin and gave me 3 week long breakouts…so there! Don’t even gift it to your enemy :P This is too expensive for even that!