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Review: Caolion Pore Minimizing Pack

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WHERE IS PORE? When I first unveiled this product, courtesy of Peach and Lily, I couldn’t stop laughing. Where is pore? A little backstory–my boyfriend and I decided that if my cat could talk, she would speak like that. ‘Where is food? What is thing? Why sleep? Who outside? Where is pore?’ I have no idea if anyone else will find that as amusing as we did, but whatever. Where is pore? That’s all you need to know.

In any case, if you’ve followed my blog for awhile, you know I’m a pore-freak. My pores are huge and sad and I will try anything to make them happier. And invisible, but that seems to be a faraway dream. Can this product kick it up? Let’s find out. But first, a bit about Peach and Lily, lest you forgot. Did you forget? Shameful.

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Peach and Lily is an e-commerce site focused on introducing hard-to-access Korean and Japanese beauty products to the US. They currently ship to the 48 contiguous states, but if you’re in Alaska, Hawaii, or abroad, there are plans in the works for shipping your way in the future! Also, they have free shipping for orders over $50.

The current brands Peach and Lily are offering include Aromatica, Be The Skin, Caolion, Clio, May Coop, Mizon, Morihata, Sua Young, Tatcha, and Uka.

If you’re interested, check my other reviews for Peach and Lily products:

Clio Eye Guard Waterproof Liner

Clio Friday Glow Liquid Shadow
Clio Gelpresso Waterproof Pencil Gel Liner
Mizon Hyaluronic Acid 100
Sua Young Young Secret BB Complete

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This is the first product I’ve tried from Korean brand Caolion. The Pore Minimizing Pack is one of Peach and Lily’s bestsellers, so obviously I’m excited to test it out.

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Did I mention the packaging is really freaking cute?

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It’s…

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SO COOL~

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The facts:

Clarifies skin
Minimizes pores
Gently exfoliates
Controls oil
Hydrating
Hypo-allergenic/Non-comodogenic
No artificial preservatives/parabens/coloring/perfume
100 ml

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From Peach and Lily:

A must-have deep cleansing pore minimizing mask formulated to gently exfoliate and effectively remove impurities. Minimizes pores, provides oil-control, and restores elasticity, softness, and hydration to skin. Ideal for all skin types, especially oily skin.

Ingredients:

Water, Kaolin, Dipropylene Glycol, Bentonite, PEG-32, Glycerin, Stearic Acid, Dimethicone, PEG/PPG-17/6 Copolymer, Montmorillonite, Polysorbate 60, Betaine, Linoleamidopropyl PG-Dimonium Chloride Phosphate, Sorbitan Stearate, Trimethylpentanediol/Adipic Acid Copolymer, Phenoxyethanol, Chlorphenesin, Dipotassium Glycyrrhizate, Macadamia Ternifolia Seed Oil, Cellulose Gum, Carboxymethyl Chitin, Mentha Piperita (Peppermint) Leaf Extract, Sea Water, Menthoxypropanediol, Disodium EDTA, Menthol, Ceramide 3, Lecithin, Tocopherol

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First things first, this stuff isn’t green. My bathroom just wants to make it look that way, and color correcting made me look like a zombie. So there you have it. It’s actually the beige-grey color you can see in the opening image.

One of my favorite things about this product is that there aren’t any artificial fragrances involved. As pleasant as those can sometimes be, knowing that a product is super natural is comforting. It’s even more comforting to me because I think it smells like Play-doh, which reminds me of easier, more innocent times. I don’t care what you say. I’m 27 years old and Play-doh is the shit.

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Pore Pack freshly applied.

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After 15 minutes.

I’ve used a LOT of pore masks in my time. This one kind of mixes the best of all of them together. It’s cooling and soothing, and you can feel the slight vacuum effect as it mingles with your pores. I say slight because it’s nowhere near other masks that feel like they’re going to suction your face off (I’m looking at you, Aztec Secret Indian Healing Clay [but to be fair, that has a time and place... just not for sensitive skin or frequent use]). In my opinion, the best aspect of this mask is the oil control–when using it at night, I wake up with a considerably less oily T-zone. And y’all know that’s no easy task for me.

As for pore minimization, I have yet to see that, but I can’t count it out. Nothing dramatic happened after the first couple uses, but I’ll keep y’all updated for future pore conquering.

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Other products in this line include Pore Minimizing Pack (Special White Edition) [which for $5 more adds extra benefits like brightening and smoothing], Blackhead Steam Pore Pack, and Blackhead O2 Bubble Pore Pack. The latter two are for cleansing and should be used before the Pore Minimizing Packs for best results.

Pros: Deep cleans pores, great oil control, cooling and soothing.
Cons: Not sure if there was much effect in pore minimization, but I might be a lost cause. I’ve also only used this product a handful of times, so it could be more apparent in the long run.

Final Verdict: I would probably order this in the future, because I think the effects would be more prominent when used alongside one of the sister products (mentioned above). If you want to give it a shot, you can find it at Peach and Lily for $35 USD/100 ml.

One Comment

  1. Haha, the name of this product is hilarious! In all seriousness though, even if this mask doesn’t reduce pores it would probably work well as a spot treatment.

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