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How are you doing today? I am here again to share another skin care product with you all from brand “Caolin”. To start with I have extremely weird oily skin prone to break outs more often in summers; while winters are blessing for me to change my skin texture to combination with drier cheeks but oily T zone huh too much to think of! Anyways, I assume that you all might be anticipating Caolin hot & cool pore pack review on IMBB after hearing a buzz in blogosphere? I was really keen to try it ever since I noticed that it is meant for pores tightening and treatment, anything shrinking or fading these pores is a keeper for me! So let’s read more about this Caolin Premium Hot & Cool Pore Pack Duo today!
Price: $30 for set of two pore packs: 0.7 oz Premium Blackhead Steam Pore Pack and 1.05 oz Premium Pore Original Pack exclusive of shipping and taxes
What It Is –
A detoxifying duo featuring a steaming mask that opens and deeply cleanses pores, then a cooling mask to tighten and minimize the appearance of pores.
What it is formulated to do:
The hot Premium Blackhead Steam Pore Pack cleans pore impurities and blackheads, and exfoliates dead skin cells with grain powder and steaming effects—resulting in firmer-looking skin. It contains charcoal powder to extract excess sebum and residual makeup that clog pores and 100 percent natural sparkling water to deeply penetrate into skin for enriched moisture. The cool Premium Pore Original Pack tightens up enlarged pores, calming and revitalizing the skin. It’s enriched with 100 percent Alaskan glacial water to keep skin moist even after the removal of mask while menthol enables a cooling effect to soothe troubled skin effectively.
Premium Blackhead Steam Pore Pack:
-As step one, apply evenly to clean, dry face and massage gently for one to two minutes.
-Leave on for five to 10 minutes, then rinse clean with cold water.
-You can use on entire face or targeted areas.
Tip: before rinsing off, massage black and whitehead-prone nose, chin, and T-zone area once more for optimal effects.
-Use twice a week. Blackhead prone T-zone area may be treated daily.
Premium Pore Original Pack:
-Apply evenly to clean, dry face.
-Leave on for 10 to 15 minutes.
-Rinse clean with lukewarm water.
-You can use on entire face or targeted areas.
Tip: store in refrigerator for optimal astringent and calming effects.
My Experience with Caolin Premium Hot & Cool Pore Pack Duo:
Well the hot and cool pore pack come in one packing smartly in housed one over another such that the jar packing of hot pack work as safety cap for original cool pore pack inside sturdy card board packaging further. It does come up with white plastic spatula to scoop out desired product much appreciated! They do poses faint menthol and synthetic smell respectively which is not of concern anymore.
Talking about the packs, they seem to be quite effective and true to the claim after using them for 1-2 months regularly. However I am not very happy with its cooling pack which I will reveal later in the review first let me talk about the first step: Hot pore pack is quite thick yet loose to easily spread on my skin. It looks a black charcoal mask to me while it comes up greyish blue on my skin with fine particles which are way mild too irritate or even felt on my skin.
As instructed I massage it gently on my face for 1-2 minutes while the fine granular texture soothes my skin and not act harsh by any means. I never felt any itching or burning sensation so far massaging this pack on my skin. This is the reason why I always use it on my face unlike target areas because it really helps me in gently cleansing my skin with no tingling or drying sensation at all. Moreover the pack never dries on our skin and we need to keep tab of minutes to remove it off skin. I usually massage it one more time with damp fingers prior to rinsing which really helps in buffing away all dead skin as well as de clogging my pores very well. It also helped me in clearing both blackheads and white heads completely. But those year-old blackheads will need some more time before I see them vanish completely; it will prevent future break outs for sure!
It never dried out my skin nor aggravated my acne prone skin much to my liking! It is not a slimy pore pack yet adheres to my skin without making mess in my bathroom and it easily comes off with cold water leaving behind quite clear, radiant skin with refined pores. Now it is usually up to us whether we stop at this step and carry on with toning and hydrating our skin.
For deep cleaning effects I follow up with cool pore pack but believe me this hot pore pack is alone capable of giving us perfect pore free skin for good hours; all I need is splash my face with cold water and follow up with toner to lift up sagging pores if any. However as I said, for special pampering I do follow up with cool pore pack which is such a pain in winters I tell you 😛 To top it they suggest to keep the cool pack in refrigerator which I won’t ever do! The reason I say so is because it feels way too cooling and tingling than any menthol infused toner/pack I ever used on my skin.
The texture of this clay mask is quite slippery and creamy yet it tingles so hard the moment it touches my skin. I mean the pack is not irritating or burning on skin but it feels so cool on skin that my eyes, nose suffers more serious consequences to make it worse. However as we become regular with this face pack the tingling cooling sensation becomes rather tolerable but still I shed tears and suffer runny nose as long as the face pack stays on my face. 😛
It never caused me redness or bumpy skin considering how it tingles and makes my eyes water and my nose leaking which is really funny and scary as well. I feel this pack will better work in summers when I need something as cooling and tingling. The tingling and discomfort vanishes within 10-15 minutes which also indicates that pack dries onto hard layer which is easily removable with lukewarm water.
Post wash I don’t see anything new especially after follow up with hot pack, my pores look lesser visible and refined but it is first step result hence I am not very keen on this cool pack. I wish these pack were sold separately. Considering it contains kaolin and volcanic ash I see that it might help with oily skin or something to do with controlling sebum glands but man that nose running and tears session is too much to handle after effects I tell you 😛 you can easily make it a winter challenge to apply and bear this pack for mere 10 minutes on your skin can you imagine?
In fact I am planning to make it a compulsory game for one of my kitty lol 😛 on a serious note, I have much better cool pore packs in vanity which do not make my eyes shed tears nor causes running nose hence I am not at all interested in this cool pack. I would recommend this pack for brave hearts and if you keep it refrigerated then may goddess Venus (goddess of beauty) save you from pain 😛 I can’t use it again at least in winters, may be in summers. I will definitely recommend the pore pack duo anyways especially to every beauty suffering from clogged pores, dead dry patchy skin it really helps in clearing skin that too with no drying, burning or causing any other issues.
Let’s sum up pros and cons:
Pros of Caolin Premium Hot & Cool Pore Pack Duo:
• An all in one pore pack for oily acne prone skin apart from normal combination skin type.
• Both the hot & cool pore face packs deliver visible results as per their claim.
• A little product goes long way hence even the teeny small jars will last month’s even if we use them every twice a week.
• The hot pack is really mild and gentle yet tough on our skin issues such as: clogged pore, fresh blackheads/white heads as it removes them completely in just 1-2 usage.
• It is a non-drying, non-irritating, effective face pack which neither cause any discomfort on my oily acne prone skin nor aggravate my skin problems so far.
• It can be easily rinsed with cold water leaving skin squeaky clean with refined pores, it even removes dead dry patches off skin effectively.
• The black charcoal pack alone gives visibly refined skin with smaller pores and radiant complexion which can be followed with toner and moisturizer further.
• The cooling face pack ensures shrinking pores further temporarily there by making them less noticeable.
• It does not cause any redness, bumpy skin nor does it ever accentuate dryness on my skin in spite of being slight unbearable to me.
• Quite smart and travel friendly packing.
Cons of Caolin Premium Hot & Cool Pore Pack Duo:
• The cooling face pack is really cool to cause discomforts like soar eyes, running nose every time as long as it takes to dry on my skin.
• I see no significant role of cool pack on my oily skin honestly.
• The price for teeny jars that too when I dislike the cool pack is too much to re-consider.
• They do have chemicals like menthol etc. which might be tricky.
IMBB Rating – 4/5
Will I Repurchase/ Recommend Caolin Premium Hot & Cool Pore Pack Duo?
Well honestly I cannot justify myself re-considering this 30 bucks of face pack again especially when I have tried many better charcoal, volcanic ash etc infused face packs before. And I seriously dislike that cool pack as I am pretty sure every beauty with sensitive eyes will experience for sure! I don’t think I will get it again.
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