There are a few variations of unclogging skincare products I have used in the past to help cleanse and clear pores, especially those annoying blackheads. Some have failed and others have won me over. Continue reading to see if the Dermalogica Clear Start Blackhead Clearing Fizz Mask (a mouthful, I know) makes the cut. Did it decongest my pores?
“Clear Start™ is a system of powerful, technology-driven formulas that deliver fast-acting, multitasking results for breakout-prone skin. Formulated without artificial fragrances or colours, and combines the best of science with nature to fight breakouts without stripping the skin.” – Dermalogica.
*Clear Start Blackhead Clearing Fizz Mask 50ml $32
The blackhead clearing fizz mask is described as a fizzing formula that effectively cleanses pores that targets blackheads. The formula helps to open pores, decongest skin and facilitate blackhead extractions, as well as help control excess sebum.
Its key active ingredient – Salicylic Acid 2.0%, which is what helps to dissolve skin debris that clogs pores and can cause acne. Treating the symptom with an active ingredient such as this can directly regulate skin cells. Some other ingredients include: thyme, lavender oil, apple fruit extracts, tea tree, rosewood, turmeric, rosemary, spearmint and peppermint just to name a few. This product is gluten-free, vegan, made with no artificial colours or fragrance, paraben free and cruelty free.
To use, I simply apply a thin layer to areas of congestion after firstly cleansing skin. Step 2, I applied a thin layer on my nose and surrounding areas. I wait between 3-5 minutes to activate, as it tingles for the full duration, the creamy formula oxygenates forming little bubbles. Then rinse and follow through with next steps into skincare routine.
The first time I used this, only a small amount had cleared, but by the second time around most had been removed. I found this process to be painless—a gimmick with a mild tingling sensation and bubble formations on the surface of the skin. I did however, find that it helped to unclog my pores, get rid of blackheads and hydrate skin afterwards. I had to use it at least 3 times a week to see cleansed and cleared pores on my nose. You can definitely see instant results within as little as a week.
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