Thursday, May 19, 2011

Review: Bench Clear Pore Charcoal Cleansing Strip + Tips

Hi dolls!
I missed making reviews so I wanted to share to you my new favorite cleansing strip aside from iWhite Korean Face mask which I also made a review here. These masks/strips are my best buds! I have an extremely oily face especially on my T-zone. This causes white heads that can turn to black heads if not removed from our oil gland's duct. I usually do this twice a month.


PRODUCT INFO:
  • Feel the magnetic cleansing power of natural charcoal extract.
  • Bench Clearpore Charcoal Cleansing Strip cleans hard to reach pores and pulls out all buried impurities. It seeks ot dirt and other pore clogging material, leaving your pores cleaner and less visible. Use at least once a week to feel the natural charcoal extract'scleansing effect.
  • Price: P22.00 approx $0.48
  • Ingredients: WATER, BUTYLENE GLYCOL, ISOPROPYL ALCOHOL, POLYOUATERNIUM-11, PVP, SILICA, HAMAMELIS VIRGINIANA (WITCH HAZEL ) EXCTRACT, DIMETHICONE, IRON OXIDE, TITANIUM DIOXIDE, CI 77267, MELALEUCA ALTERNIFOLIA (TEA TREE) LEAF OIL, MENTHOL, METHYLPARABEN
  • Made in Korea
DIRECTIONS:
  1. After washing your face, thoroughly wet the nose area. Strip would not stick on dry surface.
  2. With dry hands, peel the strip off the plastic liner.
  3. Place smooth side of the strip down on the center of the nose. Press the strip to ensure good contact with the skin. (I suggest you damp a wet cotton on the strip after you apply it on your nose. Coz I find it more effective when super wet.)
  4. Leave cleansing strip to dry for 10-15 minutes or more. Strip will begin to feel stiff to indicate that it is ready to be peeled off.
  5. Carefully peel off strip, starting at the edges pulling towards the center.
  6. Rinse off any residue left on the skin.
CAUTIONS:

  1. Use 1-2 times a week (with a 3 day interval in between usage.)
  2. Avoid applying on sunburned, blemished or sensitive skin.
  3. If the strip adheres too strongly to skin, wet the strip until it slides off.
  4. Keep away from children.

WHAT I LOVE:
  • Cheap. But I find iWhite cheaper. :)
  • Very effective on removing white heads.
  • Available on all Bench stores
  • Simple instructions
  • Dries faster than my liquid peel mask (iWhite)
WHAT I HATE:
  • Scent. I can't discribe it. But it is bearable.
  • Got a teary eye while peeling.
RATING: 4 out of 5
WILL I REPURCHASE?
  • Yes! I still have 3 backups. I wanna buy a whole box but I don't think they sell them per box. I find it more effective than my iWhite mask when it comes to removing white heads.
Say hello to my gross white heads! See, it works right? I can't believe I'm showing this to you guys. :))

TIPS / ADDITIONAL INFOS:
  • If you try to squeeze the whitehead you may easily break the skin which will result in permanent, reddish scar.
  • Wash your face once or twice a day with facial cleanser that contains SALICYLIC ACID or HYDROXYL ACIDS this can help unclog your pores.
  • Even if your oily, don't ever forget to use moisturizers or anything that can hydrate your skin.
  • Exfoliate regularly.
  • Never forget to remove your makeup before you go to sleep.
  • Avoid touching your face with dirty hands! Even the dirt is not visible. I just learned this when I was in highschool. haha.
  • Use cleansing mask once or twice a week.
Have you tried this product yet
or you regularly go to your dermatologist
to treat your white/blackheads? :)
Update:
I didn't mention earlier that this was just the second time I bought and used this strip. I noticed that I have breakouts on and around my nose area. I used the strip last May 16 and got the reactions the next day. This entry was scheduled to be posted on today but written last May 17.

I never thought that It was because of this strip. I didn't got any reactions from my first use. That was last year as I can remember. I'm still puzzled whether I got it from this strip or from my Etude's mask. Will update you'll soon. :(

I didn't change the rating coz it might work for you but I personally think that this is the most effective whiteheads removing strip I've ever used but sadly, it broke me out! I'll give the remaining strips to my cousin. :(
Hugs and kisses,

37 comments:

  1.  I used to use this too. :) very effective and not messy compared to iwhite. 

    very nice tips. :) I don't squeeze my blackheads or whiteheads though... I use a puller instead. :D hope that doesn't count :D

    Tessa

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  2. I haven't seen this anywhere, but it looks pretty good. The only ones I've ever tried were by Biore and I love those.  

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  3.  I've tried this before pero not very wet. Hehe nahirapan ako tingnan kung effective kasi dark ung background. Hehehe

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  5. i  do facial every month to get rid those blackheads :)
    you are such a make up queen!
    perhaps I need your mojo a little ;)

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  6.  I've tried this before but it broke me out! I didn't know blackhead removers can break me out. Kinda weird. Hehe. My HG black/whitehead remover now is the Saizen Charcoal Face Mask [i use it only on my nose. hehe:) ]

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  7. PinkstrawberrymargaritaMay 19, 2011 at 1:01 PM

     thanks for sharing! i use ponds pore strip which suits me well. I haven't tried other brands but since bench uses charcoal as one of the ingredients, i might give it a try :)

    much love,
    thepinkmargarita.blogspot.com

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  8.  thanks for sharing! infernez, andami kong natututunan from you!

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  9. Good review! :)

    We have a same problem with the oily t-zone, I use iWhite. Maybe I'll give this a try. Thanks for sharing :)

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  10. hope it works for you! :D

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  11. aww.. touch ako. thank you dear! :*

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  12. haven't tried ponds strips. but would check that out. hope it works for me as well. :D

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  13. I updated this post dear.. Yes it broke me out as well. arrrgg!!! would try saizen soon.

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  14. I usually do facial twice a year only. haha. so I really need to use face masks! haha

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  15. hehe. mjo mahirap nga pero if uper wet mdli syang mkta :D

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  16. I think it's only available here in the philippines. really not sure though :/

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  17. agree. not messy kaso lng it broke me out. knina ko lng na notice. :(

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  18.  i also use iWhite haha! too bad it caused you pimples! :O

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  19.  Great tips!! The best thing is to clean your face twice a day!! I like your blog!! www.stylepicture.blogspot.com

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  20.  Thanks for the review and i agree with all your tips!! I hate sleeping with make-up >.< xX

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  21.  I really like the bench pore strips! I like the regular one (the blue packett) better though for some reason I feel like it works better :) Thanks for the review!

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  22. Teary eye? I guess it's effective nga. I should try that. :)

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  23. never tried that one. would check that out. this charcoal strip borke me out! err

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  24. welcome deary :D

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  25. thank you so much :D

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  26. badtrip talaga! :/

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  27. i love nose strips~~
    Thanks for the review :D I'll keep my eyes out for these when I'm out ^^

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  28. welcome deary :* you really should. These gave me breakouts and until now I'm trying to figure out how to throw them away. LOL ;p

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  29. hello po. Meron pa po ba ganito sa bench hanggang ngayon? baka kasi wala na. hehehe~

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  30. meron pa dear :)

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  31. Teary eye? I guess it's effective nga. I should try that. :)

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  32. i used this strip (thanks for the blog entry), pero parang wala xang effect or whatsoever. ill use it again na lang para sure.

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  33. ask ko lng po. what is breakouts? and totoo ba na nkkapagpalaki cia ng pores? i heard rumors that it makes pores bigger tpos lalo lng mpapasok ng blackheads/whiteheads un pores

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