Review: KIEHL'S Deep Pore Cleansing Masque

Oct 12, 2012
I've received a sample of this mask while I was purchasing some other products from Kiehl's. Okay I have to admit that the packaging of the brand Kiehl's, never seems appealing to me so in fact I am not too interested in their products. But after using the mask for just one time, I fell in love with it!

Unlike many other deep cleaning clay masks, I find the texture of this RARE EARTH mask slightly watery and light. Maybe because it's not that thick, I find it pretty gentle on my skin, and there's not much of burning sensation when I apply it on.

The thing I love most about this mask, is that it dries up pretty fast. I have oily T zone and a lot of times, when I use other clay masks, my cheek area dries up but my nose area is still wet, by the time my nose area dries up, I already feel very dry on my cheek that I have to seriously worry if lots of wrinkles will just appear suddenly after I remove my mask. But for this RARE EARTH mask, it dries up nicely and evenly within 5 minutes, and of course I usually just leave it on for another 5 minutes or so before I rinse it off thoroughly with water.

So far I am enjoying the result, although I do not think it really helps in minimizing my pores, it did help to drain all the oil and my skin is softer and brighter after every use. Do remember to moisturize your skin immediately after you remove the mask as after all, it's a deep cleansing product which definitely causes some dryness on the skin.

This tub will definitely last me for a long time as a reasonably small amount of the product can be easily spread all over the face!

Rating: 8.5/10

Review: BEAUTYTALK OxyMask

Oct 8, 2012
This is a very interesting product I bought last year from SASA, it cost me a freaking 98 bucks and I've used it for, no more than 5 times so far? Let me explain why.

I got to know this mask through my ex-receptionist in office. I was desperately looking for skincare products that has firming effect at that time, okay I should say all the time! And then I was introduced to this product as she basically swears by it. Honestly, it is not that she has super beautiful skin or anything, girls being girls, just get influenced easily by peers, and when it comes to skincare, both my IQ and EQ can drop to a super low level even beyond my own imagination.

So, I went ahead to do my homework by searching for reviews on the internet, somehow, it seems all the things I read about this mask is pretty positive. And finally after viewing this popular video on youtube, I was sold!!

Unfortunately, I do not think this mask works wonders like what it claims to be. I guess maybe it's because I've used many types of masks from different brands, and besides the interesting fact that this mask will FIZZLE, I seriously have no clue how it helps to improve my skin condition. Sorry to say but this is probably one of the lousiest products I've ever used! I have no doubt that it might work great for many others, but if you do have fair skin with pretty fine texture like me, give it a miss!

Nope, it does not brighten up your skin tone, a whitening mask will do a much better job.
Nope, it does not treat your clogged pores, what you need is a deep cleansing clay mask instead.
And nope, do not expect any sort of firming effect, skin lifting is probably the toughest effect to achieve with basic skincare products, and that's the reason why I have been sourcing for a good one, for ages...
And like I said if you have very fine skin texture, this products could be a little harsh. It creates a lot of bubbles at first but after a while, the bubbles disappears and the gel gets absorbed into my skin, makes it very dry and irritated.

When I did my stock check yesterday, yes I basically have too many products at home that require me to do regular inventory updates, LOL, I realized I still have almost the full bottle lying in my cabinet. And this is the first product I decided to take a picture of and start blogging about, if I've ever came across such a review like mine before, I am sure I would have invest my money else where..

Rating: not going to rate this as I do not recommend it
50ml / SGD98+