The Pilaten Blackhead Pore Strip. It’s all over Instagram and You Tube. But does it work? What is this craze about?
After seeing images like the one below, I HAD to get my hands on them!
A number of people recommended that I try the Pilaten blackhead pore strip, which is a Chinese made product which has been raved about for a while now. So I was very confident to try this new craze out.
Each sachet contains 6g of product, which is plenty to cover your whole face nice and thickly. I only put it on my nose at first.
They are now AVAILABLE TO PURCHASE ONLINE OR AT YOUR NEAREST ALPHA PHARM STORE. R120.00 for a 60g tube.
I honestly don’t think it has any sort of smell to it but you may have found it does, I’ve heard different things from different people.
Polyvinyl Alcohol (PVOH) is the magic in the formulation of the Pilaten Face Peel-Off Mask. This is the magic ingredient in the mask which binds it to blackheads and other skin impurities to grip them, and pull them out at the root.
Glycerol is the lubricant that allows the POVH to get thin enough to stretch across the offending areas. Glycerol also provides extra moisture as it is hygroscopic, which means that it absorbs moisture and disperses it evenly.
- Clean your face.
- Remove mud from the packet.
- Thoroughly wet your nose to allow the strip to stick.
- Apply the mask to the nose.
- Leave the mud for 10 to 15 minutes.
- Rip off the strips by pulling toward center.
Leave it on until it’s dry as you normally would with peel off masks, it took roughly 10-15 minutes to dry on me.
I could see dead skin, and VERY few blackheads which disappointed me. Maybe this just means that I only have a few blackheads. The images online shows a substantial amount – far less than what I had. My face DOES feel cleaner after the mask, including the problem areas such as my nose.