Whilst digging through all the makeup and skin care products in TKMaxx I came across this blackhead remover mask.
The CRÉME shop is a brand I’ve never heard of until finding the strawberry nose 3-step blackhead remover in store. I’m the type of person that loves this sort of mask, especially when its Korean influenced! The product is actually made in Korea, however started off in a humble office tucked away in Downtown, Los Angeles, California.
If you’ve read any of my previous “trying Asian beauty products” posts, then you’ll already know I’m a big fan of blackhead masks! Whether they actually work or not, I still like to give them a go. Since my last few mask reviews I’ve heard a lot of bad reviews on these masks stating they don’t actually remove your blackheads, but remove skin, hair (which is expected!) and all of the natural oils needed in your face. OBVIOUSLY, if you’re aware of all this stuff you’d only apply it to areas needed (such as nose, chin and forehead) like I do… Those that apply it as a whole face mask are doing it completely WRONG!
I find that doing a “blackhead” mask specifically for my nose every 2-3 months really helps the appearance of my skin. It removes a build up of oil, dirt, bacteria and dead skin (all of this which creates the illusion of a black spot, hence the name blackhead).
Anyway, were not here for me to give you a science lesson behind blackheads (I’m in no fit state to give it anyway!)… Lets get onto the product.
The strawberry nose 3-step blackhead remover comes with 3 sets all of which consist of three different masks; hence the name, 3 step blackhead remover.
After cleansing, place pore-prepping strip directly on nose for 15-20 minutes. Remove the strip and discard. Follow immediately with strip no2.
The first step is as easy as placing the strip onto your nose which is similar to a wet-wipe consistency. This step claims to prepare the skin before applying the main nose strip which will remove the blackheads.
Place pore-extracting strip directly on nose for 10-15 minutes. Remove strip and discard. Follow immediately with strip no3.
As soon as I removed the first strip, I applied the second one onto my nose. It’s as simple as pressing it directly onto your skin. The strip is a complete different consistency to the first one, it feels a lot more tougher and over time will dry even harder but sit tight and keep yourself busy until its ready to be removed.
Place pore-minimising strip directly on nose and leave on for 5-10 minutes. Remove strip and discard.
After removing the second nose strip and oohing and arring at all the gunk that has been pulled out of your nose, apply the third one which is designed to close up your pores after the whole treatment.
WHAT DID I THINK?
The last few masks I’ve used have been liquid peel off masks so I was definitely intrigued and excited to use one of the nose strips which isn’t as messy and much easier to use. The whole step-by-step process was super easy and the directions are clear on the packaging (something thats unusual on Korean beauty products!) as its usually in another language. The packaging does include what I presume is Korean as well as English writing, suiting both needs.
The packaging itself is really cute, totally instagram-able if thats what you’re all about. Once you remove the masks from the box itself, each 3-step set is connected to each other meaning theres no confusion over which one you go for next. You simply tear off each mask and use as advised. I think this is a great way to package this product as it makes the whole “pamper night” much more simplistic and less confusing. Nobody wants to stress out about how to use a product when you’re supposed to be getting all zen, am I right?
Once again, the sets themselves have all of the instructions printed on them meaning if you threw away the box you’ll still be good to go in terms of knowing what to do.
I immediately saw results from using this mask. First of all, plenty of dirt and gunk was removed from the step 2 mask and after finishing up with step 3 my nose was left feeling super smooth. In fact I don’t think its ever felt like that. The appearance looked better and all in all I loved the results of using this. Everything about this product is fun and easy and I’m already looking forward to trying it again in a few weeks-months time! Fingers crossed I can pick another one up in TKMaxx (which lets be real, will probably be unlikely as it was by itself and when do you ever go back to that shop and find what you left last time?!)… Perhaps I’ll order online if I can’t find another product to replace it.
Let me know what your favourite pamper product is!
Chat to ya’ soon, Debra-Bow xxx