A few days ago I posted a yucky picture of a used Bioré Pore Pack Black together with all the blackheads extracted from my nose at my Instagram fionastreetlove. A very dear reader, Melissa Ting requested for me to blog on which is the best nose pore strip that I have used before as she is looking to buy one. Now, you must be thinking why would a recommendation needed for pore strip. Trust me. You need to as not all pore strip works in extracting all the gunk out from the nose. I have decided not to do a comparison review between pore packs because it does take some time for the nose area to get all clogged up. I’m not going to let Melissa to wait for a month of two for a review 🙂 . So Melissa here’s one.
Bioré pore pack failed on me previously so I stay away from them. A recent Cleo magazine haul re-introduced me back to Bioré Pore Pack and it’s the Bioré Pore Pack Black. Needless to say I went to Guardian pharmacy and bought a 10 strips pack.
There is two types of Bioré pore pack available – white and black. Since the white one failed on me and black one works like a charm, I repurchased the Bioré Pore Pack Black. Once you have chosen which type of pore pack suits you, you will then have a choice to choose either a 5 strips pack or a 10 strips pack. I bought the 10 strips pack since it only cost me RM9.88 per pack.
The one you see on the left below is the pore strip I get from Cleo magazine. The retail version is the one on the right. On one side it is full with instruction on how to use the pore strip and on another side is a word of caution. You might want to know that this pore pack is Made in Japan too 😀 . But rest assured both is the same.
I won’t elaborate much on how to use the pore strip as it’s basically the same across all brands but I strongly recommend you to read through the Cautions stated on the packaging. Things like what to do when the pore strip adheres too strong on your nose and you face difficulty removing it and so on.
Pore strips packaging is to tear from the side. It’s completely different from sheet mask. This is because the pore strip is wider in length and you will find it so much convenient to take the strip out. Just want to highlight, nothing important 😀
Here’s Bioré Pore Pack Black 😀
The top part is soft to touch and feels like paper. There is three slits on top and three slits on the bottom (not visible here) which you will have to separate and loosen with dry hands before using so that the pore strip fits perfectly on your nose.
On the other side is a glossy surface and protected with a clear plastic liner. This is the part where it will be in contact with your skin. The glossy surface will turn to something like a glue once in contact with water. Don’t under estimate this. It will stick on the nose without any slight movement.
I made a mistake during the first few times. For some reason I thought my nose is not wet enough so I tend to wet the pore strip top surface, just like how I would do with Skin Food Egg White Pack. Skin Food one is my all time favourite. It’s more thicker and each pack comes with a strip for the forehead and chin. So adding water on the surface of the pore strip doesn’t do any harm. In fact it enhance the glue. Bioré Pore Pack Black comes in a much thinner material so wetting it further will tend to weaken the glue.
This is what happen when I do it as normal. I have difficulty removing the pore strip off my nose as the glue was so strong. I was tearing while slowly removing it but upon seeing all the blackheads on the pore strip, it’s all worth the tears 😛 . Look at all the dirt! Don’t ask me why my nose’s left side has more gunk than the right lol. Nevertheless my nose was all smooth thereafter 🙂
Here is the ingredient list.
I’ve come to the realisation that there is no way I can permanently prevent my nose from turning into a strawberry nose. No matter how pore pack cleans up all the dirt, the pore is still there. Dirt and sebum oil will still be clogging the pores up, making a new batch of blackheads. What I can do is to keep on repeating the usage of pore pack as a weekly deep cleaning treatment.
Bioré Pore Pack Black has quickly become my favourite pore pack as it’s much cheaper than Skin Food Egg White Pack. Oppss sorry Skin Food 😀 . However I don’t just stop at one pore pack. I usually keep a few different brands at home and rotate between them.
Until the next pore pack review, hope you will find this review useful. If you are still skeptical on the efficacy on you, you can always try the 5 strips pack first. I find that pore pack efficacy varies on each person. Just need to keep searching for the right one 😀
Disclaimer: This is not a sponsored review. I bought the product on my own.