Wednesday, February 24, 2010
Soap and Glory "The Fab Pore" review
[I know, you can see my shadow, but I used the flash, you wouldn't have seen anything]
I bought this in October, when I was in London, and I have always procrastinated reviewing it. Sorry!
The purpose of this mask (although the packaging says it's a peel, but I don't really think that is appropriate) is to minimize your pores, as the catchy name states.
The image on the packaging reads "My pores, they're ALMOST invisible", so bear in mind, if you have large pores, nothing will ever make them 100% invisible! So yes, foundation is our only best friend! (thank God my pores are visible, but not really that large. I've seen worse!)
However, this helps a little! (I've been neglecting my skin care a little from Christmas, and that's due to busy life, however...) I remember being impressed with the result. It minimizes your pores in a way that you can achieve a good coverage with your foundation! Yay!
The consistency is very creamy, and it contains little green beads that you should gently rub on your skin while putting the mask on. Soap and Glory says you can wear it for 5 mins for a refresher, or 15 mins for deep cleansing. I've never tried the 5 mins option, though. I don't put it on my whole face, I only use it in areas where i have visible pores, that is on the apples of my cheeks, on my nose and, sometimes, on my chin.
I hear you asking "why that?" - well thing is, it is a little drying, and all other areas of my face are kind of dry already.
But then again, it's meant to shrink your pores, so do you really need it where your pores are already invisible? No. I'm not a fan of unnecessary stuff, just for the sake of beauty.
Did I mention the smell is lovely? At least, to me!
It retails for £ 5,88 I think, and you can find it in Boots if you're in the UK, in Target if you're in the US and Canada (there are Target stores in Canada, right? Can't remember now!), and in Douglas perfumeries if you're in Germany (and me thinks: why not in Douglas stores in ITALY?)
Maybe one day, Soap and Glory will decide to sell their stuff online, like they said, because I really want to try other things from their range (cosmetics, maybe? eheh). In the meantime, you can browse their products at www.soapandglory.com