The Face Shop Blackhead Out Charcoal Nose Strips [Review]
Here we are, another Face Shop review. I love Face Shop. I think it's my favourite beauty store here in Korea. I haven't really looked at any other places though, mainly Olive Young and Nature Republic. The skin care here is insane. So many different products.
These are blackhead strips with charcoal. I have no idea what charcoal does to the face, but they have it in many products. I think it works wonders for pores.
This is a pack of 7 nose strips, costing 2,640 won, so around £1.50.
Ingredients: PVP, water, silica, charcoal powder, dimethicone, dipotassium, glycyrrhizate, montmorillonite, glycine, soja seed extract, titanium dioxide (CI 77891), sorbitan sesquioleate, polysorbate 60, fragrance, methylparaben.
The strips itself are pretty normal. I'm used to white colored ones, so the black is pretty neat. I think the sebum shows up well on the black than the white.
There is a shiny side and a rough side. The shiny side is the sticky part which adheres to your nose.
Wash face leaving nose thoroughly wet. Remove the clear lining from the smooth side of the strip. Apply across the bridge of the nose, pressing down firmly to ensure maximum contact. Let dry for 10-15 minutes until the strip has hardened. Slowly peel off strip.
As soon as the strip went on, I could smell the charcoal smell. It's a little off putting, but I got used to it.
Here are the results:
I was a little disappointed with these. But, I've never had good results with any pore strips! So these ones did much better than any of the others I've tried through the years.
I could actually see some pulled out my nose. I don't know if you can see on the photo, but there is definitely some there.
I don't have before or after photo's because my nose a little disgusting!
Next time, I need to warm my face over steam, so that the pores open up! I also need to mould it better to my nose and to wet my nose more before applying.
I'll try it one more time before deciding whether to repurchase these. But right now there are many other pore strips to try in Korea!
'till next time,
Ps- Watch this space! A Korean Beauty give away will be posted soon! Available to those in the UK.