Another product that has a seat around the blogger's hype
round table. Recently, I've purchased quite a few hyped up products which I was quick to say I'd "given in to". However, if something is raved about THAT much then maybe, it's worth your pennies?
From nose strips to target face scrubs and "pore reducing" moisturisers; I've tried a good few products but they never do the job as well as I'd hoped. Sure, they make the nose/t-zone area smooth but I don't feel in reduces the pore size substantially nor does it eliminate blackheads to a great extent. I've heard that many Asian beauty brands have selections of products that are well targeted to these problems but before giving those a try I decided to test out the REN Invisible Pores Detox Mask.
A clay based mask that claims to reduce the appearance of blackheads and pores as well as draw out impurities. It contains bio extracts of french clay, red tea and Tropical spirulina. It comes in a pump bottle which helps to keep things mess free! (I'm appreciating this, really). I've been layering this on excluding my forehead and making sure that I've generously packed it on in my target areas; nose and chin.
Personally, I think the longer you leave it on the better. When the mask is dry it will crumble when your fingers rub your face. I rub most of it off and then use some water to just ensure it's all gone whilst giving my face a quick splash or two. I usually leave my face to air dry as it makes my skin feel better refreshed and clean.
Instant changes I noticed were a more even complexion and a healthier colour and glow to my skin. The surface of my skin felt even and was neither red nor irritated. My skin didn't feel tight and thankfully, the mask didn't dry out my skin. I've used this a few times and have already noticed a subtle shrinking in the pore sizes on my chin and nose. However, this mask has really battled it out to eliminate blackheads. I'm impressed! And unlike when I use nose strips, my skin isn't going back to square one a week later. REN suggest that for oily skin types you use this 2-3 times a week and for normal skin types, 1-2.
A product definitely worth my pennies and has now been knighted the "superhero mask". Tomorrow night, will be about time for another helping!
Have you tried this mask?
What REN skincare products do you recommend?