Review: The Face Shop Black Head EX Nose Clay Mask
I purchased this item off eBay for quite a steal while looking for blackhead removal products, it also came with 2 samples of other Korean products! But the listing for the seller I got it off isn't available so I'll link other listings that have free shipping too!
I've always used Biore's strips for my blackheads but I found it kind of complicated to use since once you put it down, you can't remove it and it had only achieved 50% of what I wanted.
When I had the time (and found the product in my mess of a room) I finally got a chance to try it out!
I've seen one of TheFaceShop's store in Sydney but I had never gone inside! But I'm guessing it's a big Korean brand, since it has spread out to Australia.
I hardly read the details on eBay listing so the bottle was smaller than I expected being about 13cm and 50g of product.
Product information from Sasa:
"The Face Shop Black Head EX Nose Clay Mask is a peel off mask that is designed for deep cleansing and dissolve blackheads. Contains Mulberry, Coix Seed and black rice extracts, which has anti-aging properties, leaving skin shine with healthy glow, youthful and supple."
How to use:
1. Apply Nose Clay Mask to your nose with full coverage.
Spread it thickly. If you spread it too thin, it couldn’t be work.
2. Wait 10~15 minutes for the mask to dry.
3. Peel it off bottom to top against the skin.
Rinse your nose thoroughly with water.
I love reading information about the product I'm going to use :( Shame.
Sealed with plastic
Foil bit to peel off
I washed my hands and began to squeeze it out of the bottle. It was a really thick and sticky texture, it had a floral fragrance with a tinge of some kind of fruit.
I spread 2 thick layers across my nose, I was being a bit paranoid so I think I spread on more than I needed. After applying, wait 10~15 minutes until the entire mask hardens.
Peel it against your skin, top to bottom. Wash your face of any parts of the mask still left over. Peeled off, and lucky for you my camera can't capture all the gunk.
After I peeled it off, as usual, my nose had felt super smooth and all of the blackheads on the very sides and tip of my nose had come off. I surprisingly didn't feel any pain besides the mask tugging from my skin, oppose to the Biore which hurt really really bad! But your experience with it may be different from mine.
Sasa @ $9.00
I took a shower before applying the clay mask to open up more pores and just washed my face with cold water since I don't have a toner or pore minimiser.
Even though the tube is pretty small, I see about 15 uses out of it which is so much more cheaper than using the strips that come 6 in a pack for $5!
Would I recommend this product?
Yes! Just remember to use steam to open up your pores first or it won't work! I think this is an awesome mask compared to the strip ones since sometimes the strip ones still leave the stubborn black heads, using this product you can just go over those stubborn blackheads by spreading the mask over any part of your skin and it'll be gone once you peel it off!
Would I repurchase?
Yes! I looove it and it's so cheap!