Blackheads and enlarged pores. (review)

Tuesday, February 25, 2014
Blackheads and enlarged pores can be a really frustrating problem; you see the yuck coming out on pore strips but they still come back. The key to minimizing blackheads and enlarged pores is persistence.

Here are some of my favorite products to keep blackheads at bay.

Boscia Pore Purifying Black Strips- $15-$28
These are like a turbo charged version of the Biore pore strips you can find at the drug store (which are a great cheaper option).
The strips are more like fabric and fit the contours of your nose better, plus they are much stickier and remove so much yuck!

Dr Brandt Pores no more vacuum cleaner- $45
This clear gel dries in 10 minutes and turns a light blue color when its done.
Once you've washed it off, it reveals smaller pores and smoother skin.

Perricone MD Intensive Pore Minimizer- $55
This stuff is expensive but you'll see why when you see the lasting results.
After using this for a couple of weeks my pores seemed smaller and smoother.

Boscia Konjac Cleansing Sponge- $18
I take this sponge with me when traveling as an alternative to my Clarisonic (it saves me packing the big charging dock that comes with it) and it always leaves my skin feeling so smooth and thouroughly cleansed. This is a great option for those with sensitive skin and black heads because it causes little to no irritation that i've found. 

Clarisonic Cleansing Brush- I believe prices start at $125 (shop around for the best price!)
I have an ancient version of the Clarisonic that my husband and i have used daily (yes, we just switch out heads) for perhaps almost 5 years now.. wow. 
The nice thing about the Clarisonic is not only the exfoliation it gives but it makes whichever products you use with it more effective. I even think it makes serums and moisturizers work better after your skin has been cleansed with this. 
I wouldn't advise using oils with this or any chunky cleansers from Lush as i think it'd be hard to clean the brush after.


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  1. Hey Rhian! First off, I just wanted to say that I really enjoy your videos! I do want to mention though that Boscia is no longer cruelty free, unfortunately. They now sell in China, where animal testing is required.

    1. Hi Catherine,
      God damn it thats upsetting :(
      I did find some new pore strips so hopefully they work just as well.