Benefit The POREfessional Instant Wipeout Pore Cleansing Masks: A quick review
What it is: A dual-sided mask that is targeted to cleanse impurities while also reducing the overall appearance of pores using mushroom extract.
Beauty bonus: Pores were definitely clearer post use.
Beauty bummer: Beware sensitive-skinned readers, the formula on these single-use sheets is quite intense on skin!
Overall: Benefit's new The POREfessional Instant Wipeout Pore Cleansing Masks are not like other pore-clarifying masks.
It doesn't harden and peel to pull out impurities like some pore-unclogging masks, but rather seems to soften blockages for the exfoliating side to remove after.
Basically, it's like an on-trend sheet mask (for your nose!) packed with the power of an exfoliating scrub.
We didn't think it did much at first as there was nothing visible on the sheet post-use. But the next morning, we were very pleasantly surprised to see our pores were indeed reduced and blemish-free!
More than one application is needed for best results and full contact is recommended (make sure there's no tenting of the mask around tricky face curves!) while on skin to ensure more complete contact with — and therefore removal of — impurities.
Would recommend? Yes! We like that these masks do double duty: exfoliating and purifying.
Price: $42 for a package of 8 single-use masks.
Where to buy: Sephora, Shoppers Drugmart