Thursday, April 24, 2014

Dr. Brandt Pores No More Vacuum Cleaner Blackhead Extractor: Review

Disclaimer: Product featured was provided for review:
Hey everyone, hope you are all doing well! Today I have a very interesting product from Dr. Brandt called the Pores No More Vacuum Cleaner Blackhead Extractor ($45 USD or $55 CAD for 30g) to share with you; this is a gentle exfoliating face mask that promises to remove dirt, oil, and blackheads from the skin.
Is this the solution to cleaner, blackhead free skin? Let's find out......

What it is:
-a gentle exfoliating mask that helps loosen and extract blackheads without painful extraction tools
-absorbs oil and tightens pores
-unclogs and gently exfoliates the skin (chemically, not mechanically)

Key ingredients:
Eijitsu rose: helps tighten pores
Glycolic acid: exfoliates and softens skin texture
Salicylic acid: exfoliates and removes dead skin cells, keeping pores clean and unclogged
Silicone dioxide: extracts dirt and excess oil and absorbs sebum

How to use:
Apply a thin layer of the mask on the face, avoiding the eye and lip area. Keep it on for five to ten minutes or until the mask turns a light shade of blue.

Texture & Scent:
This mask is quite thin. Unlike traditional kaolin based "pore unclogging" clay masks, the Pores No More Blackhead Extractor has a more gel-like consistency. The mask had a mild acidic scent, it's not too unpleasant but it's worth mentioning.
The mask has a thin, gel-like consistency.
The mask gives a very nice tingly and cooling sensation. The mask actually sets very quickly, in less than ten minutes. As it dries, it will turn white and harden slightly. It washes off very easily, without making a big mess in the sink.
Immediately after washing off the product, I notice that my pores look noticeably tightened. My skin feels very refreshed and cleaned.
I have used this mask a total of three times over two weeks and I think it has made an improvement for my overall complexion. Although I wouldn't call this product a blackhead "extractor", I think it is a great chemical exfoliant that provides a really deep pore-cleansing.
The mask turns white as it dries!
-Gives a very relaxing/cooling sensation to the skin
-Washes off easily and does not leave behind a mess
-Reduces the size of pores temporarily
-Provides a deep pore cleaning and a chemical exfoliation
-Improved overall skin appearance

-The scent is mildly acidic/chemical
-The name of the product is a bit of an exaggeration; the product doesn't really extract blackheads but it does unclog the pores and absorbs excess oil. So in the long run, it will reduce the number of blackheads.

I think this is a great mask for those suffering from oily skin and blackheads. The product will not magically extract blackheads in a flash but it does a great job drawing out excess oil and unclogging pores so in the long run, it will reduce the appearance of blackheads!

The Dr. Brandt Pores No More Vacuum Cleaner Blackhead Extractor is available online and in stores at London Drugs in Canada.