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Kiehl’s Rare Earth Deep Pore Cleansing Masque

By Beautifulbuns

Most times, I am busy swarthing (my face) in ginseng and stuffing my belly with kimchi -items from Korea. On other occasions,  when I do manage to get my head out from the Korean cloud, my inner beauty junkie (well, I can’t really say inner since it’s so obvious) will venture forth to try on various non-Korean skincare products. such as this really popular one from Kiehl’s.

Kiehl's Rare Earth Deep Pore Cleansing MasqueKiehl’s Rare Earth Deep Pore Cleansing Masque

Kiehl's Rare Earth Deep Pore Cleansing Masque (1)

Kiehl's Rare Earth Deep Pore Cleansing Masque (2)
After it dries up – if you look closely, I’m pretty sure you can see an abstract form of a Van Goth there. No? muahaha.

I say…

  • It is a creamy mask that dries up in about 10-15 minutes, depending on how much you slather on. Me – I like to slather on a slightly-thicker-than-normal layer cos I’m convinced that it will suck out more dirt.
  • When freshly applied, there’s a very slight tingling sensation, kinda like the type you’ll get when you apply those AHA fruit acid sheets or a more astringent toner.
  • When it dries, there’s a slight tightening feeling on your skin to indicate that it’s ready to be washed off. Alternatively, just jab a finger to test.
  • It washes up easily and quickly with tap water – I use cold water cos I think it’ll make my pores contract more. heh.
  • After usage, my skin felt smoother, as though a lot of the dirt had been sucked out and the pores declogged.
  • It also looked brighter (possibly due to all the dirt being sucked out. If you want a more obvious whitening / brightening effect, use either the IOPE Moisture Skin Soft Peeling Gel or The Face Shop Smart Peeling – White Jewel.
  • This is a more gentle way than the Biore Pore Pack to extract dirt, and great for a prep-me-up just before any big event you might be attending. I know it works cos my bro – who always finds masks a hassle – will sneak into my room to use this before he heads out for a company dinner / gathering.
  • This is more of a clearing/purging mask – it doesn’t do much for hydration levels.

I might be a little late to hop on this bandwagon but heyyy, better late then never! Join me on this bandwagon tooooo



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