Kiehl’s Rare Earth Deep Pore Cleansing Masque Review

Kiehl’s Rare Earth Deep Pore Cleansing Masque Review

Hi Everyone,

I am writing a review for IMBB after a really long time and it feels so good! I had been meaning to share this product review with you guys for a while now and finally got down to writing it 😀  I am going to review the Kiehl’s Rare Earth Deep Pore Cleansing Masque that I have been using for the past 3-4 months pretty religiously. So, let’s see if it works or not!



Rs. 1800 for 142 gm.

Product Description:

A cleansing masque that helps to purify skin and visibly minimize pores. This thoroughly cleansing masque may be used for normal to oily skin types to help eliminate debris and dead surface skin cell accumulation that can clog pores and leave skin dull looking. With ingredients sources from the Marajo Islands, at the mouth of the Amazon River, this unique formula is rich in minerals and helps eliminate surface toxins from the skin.


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This comes in a big tub which is a bit inconvenient as I don’t like scooping out products from a tub. Besides, its not at all travel friendly.

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This is a light-grey colored creamy product that is not very thick or runny and looks exactly like cement in the tub 🙂  It actually smells like damp earth, right after rains – so instant love for me!  The mask itself is ready to use and spreads very easily and evenly on the face. The instructions say that it should be applied over slightly damp face, so I have never had any problems with the application of the product.

My Experience with Kiehl’s Rare Earth Deep Pore Cleansing Masque:

I have very oily and sensitive skin and any pore cleansing product breaks me out instantly by drawing out all the oil causing my skin to produce even more oil and clogging the pores. That is the reason I don’t get facials done very regularly from salons as well. So, I was on the lookout for a product that would help in cleansing my skin thoroughly without irritating it. When I saw it at the Kiehl’s store, I was kind of excited as the product description sounded like exactly what I was looking for. The SA was very particular that I should not keep this mask on for more than 15-20 minutes, otherwise it would completely drain the skin off moisture.

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It was peak summers at that time and my skin looked really dull from the dust and grime when I came home. So, I moistened my face and slapped the mask on (which was very easy and took me 45 seconds precisely) and sat in front of the TV.  This is my favorite time of the day by the way – when I have finished all my work and I can put on a face mask, and curl up in front of the TV.

The mask felt very cool on the face and dried very quickly and I kept it on for 15 minutes as instructed by the SA. She also asked me to wash it off with lukewarm water and then splash cold water to close the pores. I did and voila! My face literally looked like I had a facial from the salon! I could actually feel all the dirt and grime being drawn out and face looked and felt squeaky clean and devoid of oil. However, it did not overdry my skin or make it itchy. I didn’t do my usual jig when I like a product because I thought I would wait till morning to see the effect. I put on my FE night cream and woke up in the morning to find my skin glowing like never before. At work also, my colleagues actually commented that they thought I had gone for a facial as my skin was glowing. The effect stayed for about 2-3 days.

I have been using this product for the last 3-4 months, twice a week. It really works like a magic potion. Whenever I see any pimple butting its head, I use this mask and its completely gone along with the redness in the morning, It has also prevented new acne by at least 70-80%, so I am overjoyed.

This is now my holy grail mask and I have already repurchased this as a backup 😀

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Pros of Kiehl’s Rare Earth Deep Pore Cleansing Masque:

  • Easy and hassle-free application and dries really quickly, 15 minutes is all you need!
  • Washes off easily without messiness.
  • I find the smell to be very soothing!
  • Works like magic in deep cleansing oily skin.
  • No feeling of itchiness or dryness after washing off.
  • Over a period of time, it has reduced the size of my pores and also reduced blackheads and whiteheads.
  • The effects are exactly like that of a professional facial. These days, I make it even more effective by wiping off the mask with a soft towel dipped in warm water. It takes care of all the blackheads and whiteheads.
  • Imparts a beautiful glow to the skin that lasts for at least a couple of days.
  • No -cones or parabens from the looks of it 😀

Cons of Kiehl’s Rare Earth Deep Pore Cleansing Masque:

  • It may sound pretty expensive, but the tub size is very big and you only need a very thin layer on the face. So, a little goes a very long way. I have been using it for about 4 months now and you can see how much is still left in the tub.
  • The tub is very bulky, unhygienic and not travel-friendly.
  • The ingredients list does mention some kind of alcohol, so not sure if that is very good in the long run.

Overall Summary:

I am completely in love with this product as no other mask has given me this kind of a facial effect with so little effort and time. I have already repurchased it and will continue using it. However, I feel dry skinned people should completely stay away from this as it would make their skin even more dry, but you can always get samples from them and try it out as Kiehl’s is quite generous in giving samples.
Its a MUST-HAVE for anyone with oily sensitive acne prone skin.

IMBB Rating:

It gets a 20/10 from me 😀

Hope you liked the review and found it helpful! Till next time, bye 😀

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28 thoughts on “Kiehl’s Rare Earth Deep Pore Cleansing Masque Review

  1. woww..such a nice product *woot* if a mask can do dis much wonders den i m definitely gonna try. *jogging* *jogging* .. *thankyou* *thankyou*

  2. i bought this one for my hubby , its very effective and worth every single rupee 🙂 *haan ji* *haan ji*
    as soon as he washes it off, his skin glows *pompom*

  3. hey Arbee… even I have very sensitive skin. 🙁 I wanna use a mask but generally products tend to break me out in little bumps. BTW which FE night cream you use?

  4. Aww.. *drool* am getting it today itself.. *jogging* I love trying yummy makss on my skin and this wud be a treat for my vanity kit as well as skin.. *thankyou* arbee.. glad to see u.. *happydance*

  5. I want it *woot* *woot* *woot* *woot* and the tub is sooo big and agrre it will go a long way for sure *pompom* *pompom* i am going to find it asap as “deep pore cleansing” claims always attract me *hihi* *hihi* *hifive*

  6. RB… welcome back.. *happy dance* i want to lay my hands on this one asap.. aate hi sixer mara hai.. loved reading it .. grt job gurl *jai ho* *pompom*

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