Monday, 10 February 2014

The Pore Strip Face Mask

I found Blackhead Killer online on Lux Style and the name immediately made me interested. After a bit of googling I found a few good reviews and decided it was worth a try. Although they're a bit pricey, with 5x 19ml sachets costing £14.95, I am impressed with the pore-sucking abilities.

The website claims that the mask removes pimples, blackheads, excess oil and red skin "in minutes". I never believed this claim, as we all know it can take days for pimples to be reduced, but if it cleared my pores I'd be happy.

The mask resembles thick tar and has a very distinct smell, although I just cannot think of what it reminds me of!  The first time I used this mask I put it all over my face, which was a big mistake! My skin is sensitive so the areas around my cheeks were very painful to pull off- and I wax every four weeks so I am good with pain! Since then, I've stuck to using this mask around my nose, chin and forehead. I use small travel pots to keep the excess mask in as I obviously don't need a whole sachet, so luckily it doesn't dry out. I get about 3 uses out of each sachet.

The directions say to apply a layer, avoiding delicate areas such as the eyes and lips and to avoid the hair line. Leave for 10 minutes until dry and peel off. I find that I need to leave the mask on for about 30 minutes to dry properly, as I need a thick layer to stop it peeling off unevenly.

As I said, I didn't expect the mask to peel off every single impurity straight away, which it didn't. However, it did lift off a lot of dead skin and some clogged pores, which is good!


How fascinatingly gross is this?

Gunk Sucking Power

I could have put a much more delicate title, but this was too fitting! Although when the mask is peeled off I can see a definite difference and the underside of the mask is covered in dead skincells.


This was tough to decide; for a face mask this is expensive considering there's only enough for 5 full faces. However, I feel that Blackhead Killer is on par with many nose pore strips, which can be pretty expensive. 


As you get sachets instead of a pot, I find it hard to like the packaging. It is bright and striking, plus the name made me want to try the mask immediately, but it would be much nicer in some sort of pot.

I'm undecided if I will buy these again once I finish these sachets, has anyone else tried them? What's your favourite mask? Do you look for something to draw out impurities or to add moisture?



  1. I have never tried this before of pore strips in general it looks very thick and sounds like it does the job :) My fav face mask would be GlamGlow it's just like this and helps with problem skin xx

    1. Ooh I've never heard of that mask, I'll have to look it up!
      Definitely give Biore pore strips a go, they're fab!



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