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.
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