I think we can all agree that as a woman, the constant thorn in our sides with regards to our face is how to manage and rid ourselves of blackheads. Ya know, those insistent rat-bastards that like to dig in their heels and snuggle down into your pores like they’re going to ride out the zombie apocalypse….yeah….those.
Enter Caolion’s Pore Blackhead Steam Foam Cleanser/Pore Tightening Cooling Foam Cleanser from stage left, with all the swag and sway of a diva in her favorite outfit, looking you and up down, silently admonishing, “You better recognize!”
Packaging: This product is actually 2 products in one, conjoined together in conveniently stackable, screw-together tubs. Brilliant. Efficient. Compact. Directions and ingredients are clear and concisely printed on the box and the tubs themselves.
Application: The directions for the Pore Blackhead Steam Foam Cleanser say to “apply a thin layer to face, avoiding eye area. Leave on for 10 seconds. Gently massage. When skin starts to feel the steaming effect, rinse clean with cold water.” Conversely, the directions for the Pore Tightening Cooling Foam Cleanser say to “apply a thin layer to face, avoiding eye area. Leave on for 10 seconds. Gently massage. When skin starts to feel the cooling effect, rinse clean with lukewarm water.” It also clarifies that the steam foaming cleanser should be for use at night and the cooling foam cleanser for morning use. The steam foam cleanser purports to refine and exfoliate while the cooling foam cleanser purports to depuff, sooth and soften.
Now first off, I’m already psyched that this whole process is going to take me less than a minute. Secondly, the reference to a “steaming effect” scared me! My imagination is wild and it went to some weird places!
But I digress….
The product comes with a mini spatula, which confused me a bit. After all, it’s going on my face…is it subliminally telling me I shouldn’t touch it with my fingers?? But since I’m a rebel without a cause, I went ahead and used my fingers to apply it.
Goal achievement: Because I’m a visual person, let me just say this. Imagine the blackheads are the Wicked Witch of the West and that this product is…water.
Yeah….it’s like that, in the best of ways! The “steaming effect” can best be described as how your face feels right as you begin to perspire. When you rinse it off, there will not be a blackhead in sight! This product evicted them off of the premises that is your face, talking about, “You must not know ‘bout me!”
Using the pore tightening cooling foam cleanser in the morning will have you smooth and radiant. And the best part is that there will not be a pore in sight! Had me walking around like
A word of caution though: do make sure you moisturize your face immediately after using these products. Because this product closes your pores tightly and quickly, you don’t want all that 10 seconds of work to be for nothing. Also, if you have sensitive skin, try a small amount on a small patch of skin first. The myristic and lauric acids could be an irritant.
Servings per container: The tub with the steam foam cleanser holds 0.7 oz. and the one with the cooling foam cleanser holds 1.05 oz. One application doesn’t require very much and I seriously doubt anyone would need to use it more than twice a week. The blackheads will be scared to return, trust me! At $24 from the maker’s site, it sounds pricey for such a small amount; however, don’t be fooled. A little dab will definitely go a long way.
Overall: Get it! Just….just get it! I, like most people, have blackheads the worst around my nose and on my chin and have used many exfoliants, scrubs, and strips that promise to rid them. However, they only manage to smooth out that pebbly feeling that black heads cause but don’t actually get rid of them. The strips have to be applied meticulously, making sure your skin is moist (but not too moist) then waiting 10-15 minutes (or until the Plaster-of-Paris paper mache-like compound hardens) before you give yourself the “don’t be a wuss” pep talk before ripping it from your nose. (I’m a wuss…don’t judge me!) This product is fast, easy to apply, and no muss, no fuss! Getting rid of blackheads cannot possibly get any easier!