Today I thought I'd do another update on a favourite re-vamped Soap & Glory product of mine. My last one was on the new Sit Tight here.
This 2-in-1 mask for blackheads and enlarged pores has been a favourite for a few years now and has just under gone a bit of a makeover, so I thought I'd review it again, especially as it looks fairly different in shade to the original one.
This product is basically a deep cleansing mask for blackheads, large pores and oily skin which you leave on for 5 minutes as an express treatment or 15-20 minutes for better results. I personally only apply this to the T-zone/centre of my face (always over my nose and the sides where I have the most noticeable pores) and I leave it on for 15 minutes before washing it off with warm water and a flannel.
As a face mask to reduce the size of pores and to clear out blackheads I actually think this does a pretty good job! Though before I go in to raptures on how much I like it, it is very much a temporary effect and your pores will go back to how they were the next day... but that is how the cookie crumbles with annoying oily skin and large pores. But for instant results I would always go for this mask over any other product that remove junk from pores such as pores strips.
The new Fab Pore can be purchased from Boots online for £10.00 here (currently on offer for £6.67!) or in-store and also from Harvey Nichols.
The reason for this is that is gives instant results while not stripping the skin, it just leaves it smooth and refreshed feeling... which is helped by the minty scent. Talking of the scent, this isn't your usual S&G yummy or girly scent... it's actually quite a powerful mint scent which I'm not that keen on but can get over. But just a warning it you are thinking it will be like most other Soap & Glory products in scent.
The main benefits for me with this mask is that is does visibly tighten pores but it also removes excess oil, which is why I use this before going somewhere I want my skin to look nice (especially as it's doesn't leave the skin red/inflamed). Or I use this when I look at my face in the mirror and gasp at how oily my nose looks and how my head is just one big pore... maybe slightly dramatic, but I'm sure you have been there if you have oily skin, and to stop the temptation of wanting to squeeze my blackheads I pop this on.
As for changes S&G have made I really can't spot any which is great as I hate when products change as it's normally not for the better.
If you are looking for an instant temporary fix for blackheads, large pores and oily skin then I highly recommend this. It won't leave your skin red and stripped like using pores strips can do but it will give a very similar shrinking and deep cleansed effect!