Review: Biore T-Zone Cleansing Strip Pore Pack, I Tried Hard Not to Laugh At How I Look

This is something new that I have spotted when I made my purchase from Watsons and also shared on using it on the day I bought it in my Instagram. It is Biore T-Zone Cleansing Strip Pore Pack.

Biore T-Zone Cleansing Strip Pore Pack
It looks like the usual pore strips and printed with ‘NEW! T-ZONE’ that clearly attracted my attention. This pore strips comes for areas of forehead and chin.

Biore T-Zone Cleansing Strip Pore Pack Description

Basically the pore strips helps to extract blackheads and this is formulated with astringent which I believe Witch Hazel extract is doing the wonders. Biore Pore Pack Strips has been one of my favourites and I usually have them on my chin area too which is why I am so attracted to this.

Biore T-Zone Cleansing Strip Pore Pack How To Use

Using it is simply the same. As for me, I normally like to use it before cleansing my face. The reason being is because the next step I would do is to cleanse my skin and my cleanser would be able to cleanse deeper and minimize the open pores from the extraction.

Biore T-Zone Cleansing Strip Pore Pack Opening Tab

The box comes with a tab to open where the normal ones doesn’t have. Little did I know, I noticed that there’s Japanese language printed on the box and removes the box sleeve.

Biore T-Zone Cleansing Strip Pore Pack Japanese

It reveals that this box is originally printed in Japanese. It should be the same description and the one with the sleeves printed in English is an ease for any customers to understand what it does.

Biore T-Zone Cleansing Strip Pore Packs

In the box, it contains 5 nose strips and 5 forehead and chin strips. Just like the usual, they come in separated foil packs.

Biore T-Zone Cleansing Strip Pore Pack Manual 2

Also in the box, it comes with a manual which entirely in Japanese that I could hardly understand. From the pictures, I could tell it is showing how to use the pore strip and how it helps to remove the blackheads.

Biore T-Zone Cleansing Strip Pore Pack Close Up

Here is how the strips look like. As for the forehead and chin, it comes with 2 triangular strips. I’m not sure if I could still call it strips because of it’s shape or better to call as patch? There isn’t any indication which should go on the forehead or chin area.

Biore T-Zone Cleansing Strip Pore Pack How To

I would use saline solution as my ex-colleague once shared, it effectively cleanses wound and I do find it using this it is much effective to remove my blackheads. You could use water if you don’t have saline solution. I would peel the strip off from the film, place it inside out and pour a sufficient amount of saline solution. Quickly I touch the tip of the solution to distribute it evenly on the strip with my finger.

  1. First goes on to my nose.
  2. Second goes on my forehead.
  3. Third goes on my chin.
  4. Last step is to have a facial cotton sufficiently soaked with the saline solution, press firmly onto the strips to remove air bubbles. This step also ensures that the strip adheres firmly without excessive liquid.

Leave it on until it dries off firmly, the strip will harden and when this happen, it is the best time to remove it slowly and carefully as you will be able to witness the blackheads being removed.

Biore T-Zone Cleansing Strip Pore Pack On Face

This is how it looks like to have the strip on and my friend was telling me I looked like the character in Avatar: The Last Airbender.  My brother and sister in law came by when I have this on and they definitely had a great laugh over my look. I wasn’t even offended at all and I laughed so hard with them.

Biore T-Zone Cleansing Strip Pore Pack After Forehead

Time is up and removed it. This is the result from forehead, I do not expect much removal from this area because I don’t really have much blackheads.

Biore T-Zone Cleansing Strip Pore Pack After Chin

This is from the chin and I actually wished that the strip could be longer because I do have blackheads at the sides of my lips. The removal is not as much as I expected.

Biore T-Zone Cleansing Strip Pore Pack After  Nose

This is from the nose and this strip removes better just like they usually do. Though they did not remove all of my blackheads but at least it shows some results.

Above all…

It didn’t help as much as how their usual pore strips are. Normally, I would use two strips (one for nose, one for chin) and they remove as effective as how this nose pore strip do. I think I would go back to the usual pore strips for their size, effectiveness and in terms of price comparison, it is the same.

Price: MYR10.99

Availability: Watsons

PROs:

  • Accommodate other areas than nose
  • Affordable

CONs:

  • Not as effective as compare to the usual
  • Strip size for forehead and chin is small

My Rating: 3.5/5

 

xoxo,
Traclyn Yeoh

Heal Pharm Nose Cleaning Sheet Review

All the while I have been using Biore Pore Strips for years but now I found a new love for nose strips (or at least to me)! It’s Heal Pharm Nose Cleaning Sheet and each box contains 10 sheets of pore strips for RM9.90, available at Watsons. I bought mine at a promotional price at RM8+, this result that it’s more affordable Biore’s. Biore’s would cost more than RM10 unless when it comes to promotion/offer. I could only see this product available at Watsons at the moment.

Looking at the back of the box, I believe this product comes from Japan, made in China and imported by Eternity (Malaysia) Sdn. Bhd. It claims to remove black/white heads  and dead skin cells on nose. Let me list you down the ingredients, just in case it’s not too clear from the image above.

  • Polyquaternum-11, water, PVP, isopropyl, alcohol, silica, hammamelis virginiania extract, titanium dioxide, methylparaben menthol, fragrance.

*hammamelis virginiania = witch hazel (natural skin astringent), good for oily and acne-prone skin

This pore strip is thicker than Biore’s and it does comes with slits (Biore does too) which allow you to place the pore strips to fit nicely according to your nose shape.

The usage is just like how common pore strips can be used but I use it differently. I always prefer to use mild toner on the pore strips then apply on those. Then I will apply more toner from the outside to make sure it’s all soaked and adhere to my nose. Call me crazy but I usually apply pore strips before washing my face. The reason?

  1. Most adhesive from pore strips give me irritation on after use
  2. My cleanser will be able to deep cleanse on my nose area after the extraction. You’ll never know how much more left in your pores and I’m guessing it’s alright to practice this method. My pores are cleaner this way too.

I like that though I accidentally soaked it with too much toner the adherence is still here. However, with Biore is the total opposite of it. For this pore strip, I like how it adhere firmly and never slip off and since it’s thick, it takes more time to wait for it to completely dry. While I’m waiting for it to dry, I could smell light menthol flavor and it does feel a little cooling on my nose too winky. The feeling is good, it’s like chilled nose during winter.

The result? Take a look below.

This is the last pore strip from the the box hence you might think that it extracted out too little but I was totally amazed when I use it on the first time. I have never seen Biore’s extracted as much and I only use these strips once a week. The continuous use helps to decrease the amount of blackheads too and I notice that the blackheads doesn’t look as ‘black’ as before if there’s any.

However, I wouldn’t recommend to sensitive skin types because the adherence is stronger compared to Biore. If you have used Biore and you could not stand the pain then this is definitely not for you. I don’t have any problem with this yet I feel the satisfaction when I see the amount of blackheads on the pore strips and it’s worth it.

PROs:

  • More affordable than Biore Pore Strips
  • Thick hence doesn’t tear easily
  • Extract blackheads very well
  • Helps to decrease the amount of blackhead for continuous use
  • Adhere firmly and never slip off

CONs:

  • Takes time to dry
  • Not recommended for sensitive skin type (fragrance, adherence)

My rating: 4.8/5

Eternity (Malaysia) Sdn. Bhd Facebook page, here.

xoxo,
Traclyn Yeoh