Getting My Pores Clean

My good friend Hanna (of Hanna Hullabaloo) sent me some items last year. Among the goodies was this nose mud mask by Yubiki. I was a bit hesitant to try this at first but after testing a few times, I grew to like it. Not sure where you can get this but if I find a link, I'll put it up for who are interested. Yes, I've used Biore Pore Strips before and I don't like them. Its harsh on my skin, its hard to take off (it hurts!) and it makes my pores larger with continued use - BOO! This is a more gentle and effective for me.

Since this was sent to me, I don't know the price or ingredients. Again, if I find a link, I'll edit this post! Packaging for this is convenient, but not well executed. Why? Because the product is slightly runny so it leaks out if I place the nozzle straight down. So to control the amount I want, I angle the tube. The mask itself is thick and black. The scent may be strong for some; I can't pin-point as to what it smells like though, but it is kind of bad. When I apply the mask, it starts to get tacky and is slightly difficult to clean off my fingers. A little goes a long way and if you apply to much, it takes longer to dry.

Depending on how thick I apply this mask it can take about 5 minutes maybe a little more to dry. It has a slight tightening effect. As I start to peel the mask off, it doesn't tug on my skin like the Biore pore strips. Its more gentle and peels off quickly. It also removes a lot dirt from my pores WAY better than Biore's. I also like that it minimizes the look of my pores too. This doesn't dry out my nose area or irritate it in any way.

I use this on my nose and inner cheeks 1-2 times a week. Its really good with milia on my nose. If it weren't for the smell and occasional mess, I would buy this all the time if it was readily available.

DISCLAIMER: This product was sent to me by a friend. All opinions expressed are my own and are 100% honest and unbiased. For more, see my full disclaimer.


  1. That looks like it's working really well. I'm not sure I'd be able to put up with the smell though.

  2. loolll, this really looks gross but cool at the same time =D i really love it that you always try asian products ^^ !! i normally use the biore strips, so i'm quite curious about this one. seems to be good =D

  3. Gio
    It works really well. Yeah, I don't think you'll like the smell very much either. I still hate it every time I get a quick whiff of it, haha.

  4. Elisa
    Oh it is! The smell and the goo takes you back a bit, but if you give it chance and use it a few times, you come to like it, haha. And thanks! I tend to use Asian products as they work well for my skin and my skin doesn't react negatively to it. (:

  5. Have you tried Soap & Glory? Heard good things about their pore cleanser. I'm gonna get me some real soon.

  6. AtelierBeauty
    Yeah, I wrote a review on it! :D I didn't like it, but I didn't hate it either, ahah. It was an okay cleanser, but there are better ones out in the market. I hear Liz Earle's version is nice!

  7. Wow! I REALLLLLLLLLY want to try this. I have a bad case of black heads if I don't care my nose enough. I love how this turns into a black sheet :D Awesome! Thanks for the honest review! ^_^