Review: Baviphat Applemint Pore Tightening Nose Patch

Baviphat Applemint Pore Tightening Nose Patch

Nothing like a new pore strip to break me out of my blogging hiatus. If you know me at all, you can imagine my sheer terror when I ran out of pore strips awhile back. I had been using some charcoal strips by PureDerm for quite some time. They got the job done well enough, although I wasn’t too keen on the scent–they smelled like a smoker’s hotel room. Guh. Ross. Anyway, I hopped on eBay to find something new… something more olfactorily-pleasing. I eventually came across these Applemint babies by Korean brand Baviphat. I always like trying a new brand, and Applemint? Sounds WAY better than charcoal in my opinion. Plus, cute minty packaging. And CHEAP. Click click buy. Hello, Baviphat Applemint Pore Tightening Nose Patch x20.

Baviphat Applemint Pore Tightening Nose Patch

The packaging, while cute, is almost entirely in Hangul so I can’t decipher it. Such is life.

Baviphat Applemint Pore Tightening Nose Patch

I bought two boxes of tens strips each. I believe you can also find them on eBay for sets of 5, minus the box.

Baviphat Applemint Pore Tightening Nose Patch

At least the active ingredients are in English: mentha rotundifolia leaf extract and allantoin. Whatever THAT crap is. But seriously, I’m sure it’s good.

The facts:

Besides the active ingredients, I really can’t find ANY English information on this product… not even a description. So you can use your imagination, I guess. Basically it’s a pore strip and helps clear out your blackheads and sebum and tightens your pores simultaneously. Like any other pore strip. But does it measure up?

Baviphat Applemint Pore Tightening Nose Patch

This strip is a pleasant light mint color, which I find super cute. Yes, I judge my pore strips by their cuteness factor. As should you.

Baviphat Applemint Pore Tightening Nose Patch

The fit is superb, unlike some badly-shaped mistakes I’ve used in the past. The only thing that would make it better is the little cuts that Biore uses to stretch it so it’s perfect. The scent… makes me cry with happiness, and doesn’t make me feel like I’m dying of secondhand smoke inhalation. It’s as you would imagine: apple-y and minty and wonderful. I love it.

As with other pore strips, you leave it on for 10-15 minutes, or until it feels hard and dry. Slowly peel off from the edges and goodbye blackheads! Seriously though… I have used a shit ton of pore strips in my old age, and this is by far the BEST I’ve ever used. I seriously cleared a TON of pores with this thing, more than ever before. It was impressive, and I’m super glad I bought two boxes of these. You probably shouldn’t look at the image below if you don’t want to be grossed out because it’s the aftermath. Fair warning.

Baviphat Applemint Pore Tightening Nose Patch

Placed on toilet paper roll for extra grossness. Ew, right? But at the same time, SO SATISFYING. For something so affordable, I was amazed at how well it works.

Baviphat also sells Nose Patches in Charcoal. But don’t bother. Get these.

Pros: Super effective, great scent, cute.
Cons: Nothing.

Final Verdict: It’s pretty obvious I’m totally in love with these, so I have nothing more to say. If you’d like to try them out for yourself, you can find them on eBay from ~$4-15 USD depending on quantity.

Have you tried these, and did you love them as much as I did? Any other Baviphat product recommendations? Let me know!


  1. I was reading your review on the charcoal strips (which led me here). You may know this already, but it looks like Biore came out with charcoal strips of their own. It looks like Biore is owned by Japanese company Kao Corporation, which explains a lot. I used a sample from my Seventeen Magazine, and I think it worked pretty well, though I hadn’t used a strip in a while. No bad smell, either!

  2. Yeappp…. Just went and bought a 30 pack of these on ebay. Curse you and your informative, funny blog! Leading me to spend money on things I probably don’t need. :) lol

    • Yesssssssssss. Please let me know if you love them as much as I do! And if you don’t… I’ll buy ’em from ya. Haha.

  3. Hi L :) Wait, first of all – you’re a blond now? :D
    Good to see you back. So, running out of nose strips is like the worst…especially if you have some places to go that evening O.o
    I think what you said about the smell is pretty important, since it’s being placed right there on your nose…where you have to actually smell it those 10-15 minutes…and apple-y and minty sounds really good to me.
    Question, you’ve obviously got it from Ebay, but since i don’t have an account there, do you know any actual korean stores that sell this brand??

  4. Hi! Today I received my order from Korea. Apart from the cosmetics I bought, inside the package were some miniatures for free, which made me very happy xDD One of that samples was a pore tightening nose strip by Bavipaht. I didn’t know that brand or how to use it so I was googling it… that’s why I am here. So thank you very much for your review, it helped me a lot.

    Greetings from Spain and… sorry about my English.

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