I’ve pretty much sworn off of using nose pore strips since they would always irritate the side of my nose. I haven’t used one in at least four years, and every time one comes in a subscription it gets placed in the back of my sheet mask pile. When Memebox sent me the Pore Control Blackhead Off Sheets from Ciracle, I was a little hesitant upon reading I was going to get it because I thought it would be another one of those nose strips. I started looking into it, and it turns out these are not at all what I thought they would be.
The packaging is a circular jar with circular pads soaked in essence, and tweezers to pull out the pads with. I like having the tweezers since the ones I have for my brows are always misplaced. The pads are thin, pretty similar to what I’ve experienced with Ciracle’s cotton sheet masks.
Yes, they’re a blackhead fighter – definitely for more than the nose. I don’t get a lot of blackheads, so I haven’t had the opportunity to see how this performs on places other than my nose. These are circular pads soaked in essence (and when I say soaked, they really are – I had essence dripping down my face for a few minutes when I first put it on).
They don’t exactly fit me the best as they’re a little too long for the tip of my nose.
I read that it’s possible to experience some stinging or tingling while wearing these but I didn’t feel any of that. Once it started drying, the pad tightened slightly but didn’t completely dry out. I took it off after 20 minutes (the recommended time is 20-30 minutes) and then wiped off my nose with a dry cotton pad. After rinsing off, the pores on my nose did seem a little clearer, but not in a miracle product kind of way.
I think that these pads are good for when you have a big event to get ready for and you’re not planning on using a base makeup (foundation/BB cream) since it does help to clear up the sebaceous filaments in your nose.
Price: $15 for 30 sheets on Memebox’s website
You can find these on Memebox’s website here.