Mar 15 2017

Biore Deep Cleansing Charcoal Pore Strips

Disclaimer: I bought this.

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It’s been a hot minute since I used a Bioré Pore Strip. But I’ve been very keen on cleaning and maintaining my skin as I journey to the milestone birthday of 40 this spring.

At Ulta, I picked up the Bioré Deep Cleansing Charcoal Pore Strips. These strips contain natural charcoal powder, differentiating them from normal strips. These strips are designed to remove clogs and weeks’ worth of buildup while refining pores to diminish their appearance over time.

Because it’d been a while since I last used one of the Bioré Pore Strips, I read the directions carefully on the back of the individual package containing the strip.

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The strip is jet black:

Biore Deep Cleansing Charcoal Pore Strips on BeautyJudy

After reading the directions I put the strip on my nose.

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After the strip was dry and my time was up, I gently pulled it away from my skin. It was very adhered to my skin – probably by all the gunk anchored in my pores. My nose stung a little after I removed it, because of how strongly it bonded to me, but I did not have any remaining redness the next morning.

I know this might be gross to some of you and I apologize! But I wanted to show you that these things really do clean out your pores:

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To be perfectly honest there is something SO satisfying about looking at a Bioré Pore Strip after you’ve taken it off. WOWSERS.

The next day as I inspected my nose, I noticed that I could see the pores as a little larger than I could prior to the strip, as the vacating dirt and oil left a small hole. This did not persist, and I was super happy my nose did not blemish, either.

I will do this once again on a regular basis. It felt so purifying and did not irritate my skin for very long, something I was worried about as I’ve gotten older since I’ve used these and my rosacea is a bit flared up right now on my cheeks and forehead.

I will absolutely purchase these again, but I’m going to finish my box first. I bought these for $7.49 from Ulta, but I Googled and you can get these at Walmart for $5.64. Guess where I’m restocking myself?

Have you tried these strips? What do you think?

  • polarbelle

    Wow, it really works!!!

    • BeautyJudy

      Seriously the coolest!!!

  • Anastasia

    I love these strips! They are supposedly really bad for you, and can make the enlarged pores permanently bigger, but seeing all that gunk pulled out is so satisfying. I don’t think I’ll ever stop using them, despite all the warnings 🙂

    • BeautyJudy

      I agree. They’re rough on the skin as you remove them. But I do try to use them only once a month. I did break the rules last mouth and used one on my chin and forehead but sssssh don’t tell anyone! 🙂

  • Allison @neversaydiebeauty

    I’ve never tried them, but I remember when they first launched when I was working in advertising in NYC from the Japanese parent company of our client. They were so innovative then

    • BeautyJudy

      They were the coolest thing ever, I remember the first time I used them and being so amazed!

  • Phyrra Nyx

    I’ve never tried these before.

    • BeautyJudy

      It was a very daring experiment given my sensitive skin!!!

  • PrimeBeauty

    I used to use pore strips when my skin was oily but now my skin is dry and sensitive so I’m kind of afraid of them!

    • BeautyJudy

      I totally get that! It can sting and hurt as you pull it off, it sticks and stiffens pretty strongly.