Disclaimer: I bought this.
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.
The strip is jet black:
After reading the directions I put the strip on my nose.
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:
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?