This hell pore mask was on my list to try for the longest time! I purchased mine at Althea.Kr for $8.25. It was currently 57% off the original price $19.60. I’ve seen so much reviews on how this particular peel off mask removed blackheads and impurities and read some who hated it and how it irritated their skin. I know that this type of peel off mask is really not advisable to use especially if you guys have very sensitive skin like mine but I was really. . .really curious to test it out! I waited for my blackheads to really appear on my face to put this product to the test.
Elizavecca’s Hell Pore Clean Up Mask
A peel-off mask that puts pores in their place– off your face. Infused with Charcoal Extract, the mask lifts whiteheads, blackheads, and even dead skin cells up, up, and away, leaving you with soft and glowing skin.
Water, Polyvinylpyrrolidone, Alcohol, Polyvinyl Alcohol, Charcoal Powder, Salicornia Herbacea Extract, Rhus Semialata Gall Extract, Diospyros Kaki Leaf Extract, Prunus Serrulata Flower Extract, Nelumbium Speciosum Flower Extract, Camellia Japonica Flower Extract, Nymphaea Alba Flower Extract, PEG-60 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, 1, 2-Hexanediol, Caprylyl Glycol, Butylene Glycol, Illicium Verum Fruit Extract, Aluminum Hydroxide, Silica, Methyl acetate, Lithium Magnesium Sodium Silicate, Tetrasodium Pyrophosphate, Fragrance, Cosmos Bipinnatus Callus Culture Extract, Saccharomyces/Caragana Sinica Root Ferment Extract, Rose
*Key ingredient: ROSE
Not formulated with:
Talc, mineral oil, triclosan, coal tar, sodium lauryl sulfate, sulfates, formaldehyde-releasers, mit, silicones, peg, propylene glycol, tea, dye, parabens, formaldehyde
Size : 100 ml
It’s always a good sign if the cap is sealed.
How to use:
Apply the mask on your clean, dry face and spread in a thin, even layer. Avoid the eyes and lips. Wait 15 to 20 minutes until your mask dries completely. Then slowly and steadily peel off the mask, starting from the bottom and lifting upwards. Once the mask is off, rinse your smooth, radiant face with lukewarm water.
*Apply the mask thicker on larger pores to get more impurities.
*For best results steam face to open up clogged pores, wipe clean then apply the mask.
The packaging was so darn cute! Aside from the Rose ingredient, another key component of this peel off mask was activated charcoal which was responsible to pull excess oil and all the dirt form whiteheads, blackheads, dead skin and all impurities. Then it gently softens the skin with Camellia. It came it a squeezy tube type that easily dispenses the product.
I needed only a pea size amount to thinly coat my face. I did add a thicker layer to areas I needed to pull more “gunk” out a.k.a blackheads, on my nose. Remember to patch test the product first to see any irritations before applying it to the face. The color of the pore remover was grey and the consistency was similar to glue but a little watery in texture. It dried up pretty quickly and was easy enough to peel.
Okay so I thought it would smell like a burst of flowers, but it didn’t! Rather it had a strong chemically smell similar of hairspray and glue. So if you can’t stand the smell of chemicals, pass this, it really smells! Okay first thing’s first, PATCH TEST. I did a patch test on my hand to check for any irritations. Luckily, nothing noted. I have oily skin and my pores are very evident.
MASK TRY ON
Moving on to the face. As instructed, I applied the mask thinly on my face avoiding areas with hair. I wore a hair band thinggy just to make sure none of my hair gets pulled out in the process. The color of the mask was grey. I washed my face then steamed it for a bit to open up my pores. While I was applying the mask, I can feel an alcohol sting like onto some of my healing pimples. So I would not recommend using this on an open wound because it will burn. The packaging sorta explained not to use it on open skin.
I left the mask to dry for about 20 minutes.
Once the mask started to dry, my face felt stiff and the mask became shiny and smooth. That was my cue to peel it off.
As I was peeling the mask off, I did see a lot of my facial hair pulling away. It felt painful! I pulled the mask upward as instructed. I was so excited to check if it did really pull out my blackheads as seen in videos and on other blogs but I didn’t see it catch them all. I did see it smooth out and soften my skin. All my dead skin and dry patches was removed with a lot of facial hair as collateral damage.
This is a super duper close up of the BEFORE using the hell pore mask.
Then this is AFTER using the hell pore mask. Notice how the blackheads are still there? This painful experiment was a fail! It may have pulled it out some, but not enough to remove it. I still would go for the traditional blackhead remover pack e.g Biore. They most certainly work in pulling out blackheads as compared to this. I did notice my blackheads decrease in size but it was still there! I guess it was just fun trying this out but not to conclude it as a solution for blackheads. I would categorize this as a product as an exfoliator because it removed my dead skin and some of the oiliness in my face as well.
MASK TRY ON: PART 2
So I was really expecting a lot for this mask. Yes, I really wanted it to work.
I had a lovely volunteer who has very oily skin with large pores. Perfect to give this mask another go. Let’s see what it can pull out this time.
MASK ON VOLUNTEER’S FOREHEAD
As you can see, the mask coated every single hair strand on the forehead. I added a little bit more on the areas where I can see little bumps peeking through.
The mask was still a little bit tacky after 20 minutes, I gave a little more time to dry up atleast 10 minutes more. The image above is the mask really dried up after a total of 30 minutes.
I removed the mask again really slowly from the bottom up. I didn’t see anything pulled out.
MASK ON NOSE AREA
Moving on to the nose area. Repeated the same procedure then allowed the mask to try. My fingers were crossed hoping it could pull out a lot more than just hair this time. Before trying the mask, the volutnteer’s face was cleansed and steamed for 10 minutes.
Tada! I got some! It was not much though. More facial hair were also pulled out in the process.
Overall, I love the concept of it. The packaging was cute and really would “entice” me to purchase the product thinking it would really pull out all the “gunk” on my face but unfortunately, I was disappointed on how it performed. I was expecting it to peel and really pull out my clogged blackheads. Instead it pulled out most of my facial hair as well as my lovely volunteer’s hair. I would not recommend this if you have acne and sensitive skin because this may irritate your skin so bad. The day after using this, my skin had more bumps due to the facial hair removal in some areas on my face because of this mask! Still would give this another go and maybe use it up but will not expect anything above and beyond. Therefore I will not re purchase this hell pore mask remover. But it was fun testing it out.
Packaging: The packaging was so cute!
Effectiveness: It didn’t really “clean my pores”. It pulled away facial hair and made my skin so irritated. I saw little whiteheads popping out the next day due to the hair pulling.The mask did remove all the excess oil and dirt leaving it smooth and instantly brighter.
Price: It was kinda pricey for the size.
-Good enough to try. Would repurchase it if was on sale. Or maybe not. My skin suffered more bumps after the trial.
That’s it for today’s post! What korean skincare items have you guys tried? Until the next post!xoxo Have a great weekend!
All opinions and images are mine. This post is not sponsored.