Thursday, June 14, 2012

Kiehl's Rare Earth Pore Cleansing Masque review

They sez: 
"Our Rare Earth masque helps purify and detoxify skin while minimizing the appearance of enlarged pores. Formulated with Amazonian White Clay to gently draw out oil, dirt and toxins that can clog pores. The addition of Oatmeal and Aloe Vera will help soothe, hydrate and protect sensitive skin."
Nunu sez:
Once a month my face degrades into a hot oily mess full of swollen pores and spots, and whilst sheet masks are awesome at keeping skin hydrated, sometimes I just need something to drain all the oil and calm down any inflammation. This masque is simply fab at doing just that!
I use this as both an all over mask and as a spot treatment by dabbing it on an active breakout and leaving it on overnight. My skin is noticeably softer and brighter after use, and any swelling and redness I have from active breakouts are down significantly by morning.
Be forewarned that this masque is definitely not for everyone! It BURRNNNSSS for the first few seconds after application so I don't recommend it for people with dry sensitive skin. At the very most use it once a week as an all over mask. As an overnight spot treatment you should be fine using consecutively for a few days. I apply this masque to clean skin after a shower, it dries in about 5 minutes but I try to leave it on for a bit longer before washing it off.
Don't expect it to minimise your pores, pore size is determined by your genetics, skin type and age, and nothing short of Photoshop or Shrink-Ray will be able to do anything about it.
You can buy your own jar here for $26.
Some action shots.
Doing my best Pucky expression whilst waiting for masque to dry:
It's dry!
All clear!


  1. My skin can get pretty sensitive, so this is not for me. Too bad though, coz I've been suffering from a breakout for like, 3 weeks now and I really want to use something to make them finally disappear.

    You look adorable in the action shots! *pinches cheeks*

  2. LOL your action shops are so cute~ XD

    This sounds pretty good actually (bar the stinging sensation)...I tend to use the Boots mud mask thing (active clay thingy)...not sure if it actually does much though.

  3. Oh my, what big eyes you have, hehe. The pics are really cute.

    This product sounds promising but I'm glad you mentioned that it burns a bit and may not be good for dry sensitive skin. Still, I'm glad it works for you!

  4. I agree with Diana, I never noticed before how big and round your eyes are haha!

    1. I'm straining so hard to widen my eyes that I might've possibly popped a blood vessel.

  5. HAHAHAH i love the straight facials. you actually look so serious about advertising this XD

  6. omg it burns?!?! but tbh, if these kinds of things burn, i'll feel like they are working better bwahahhahaa

    nunu looks less judgy w/o makeup xP