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Friday, August 16, 2013

Liquid Pore Strips

Avon Clearskin Professional Liquid Extraction Strip

Avon Clearskin Professional Liquid Extraction Strip

I use pore strips at least twice a week and at around £7 a box it is a fairly pricey habit so when I saw the Avon Clearskin Professional Liquid Extraction Strip which promised to be a great alternative to your typical pore strips I snapped up a bottle. 

My thoughts were that should the Avon Clearskin Professional Liquid Extraction Strip work I would have a flexible pores trip on demand that could help decongest those areas that a typical pore strip is not catered for in size aka my cheeks and chin. The concept behind the Professional Liquid Extraction Strip is that it is applied like a traditional peel off mask and left to dry out. Texture wise it is an extremely thick and gooey concoction that you spread on with your fingers in any area you wish to apply to, leave until it dries out which in my experience is around five minutes and peel off. 

To Avon's credit it is easy enough to apply and remove once dry but truth be told removing it was not at all a pleasant experience - it clings on to every little hair on your face and feels like you are ripping them out. Cool if you want a cheap and cheerful threading experience but not so much when all you want to do is de-clog a few pores. Once peeled off there was no shall we call it ahem "residue" aka dirt from your pores to be seen on the strip which takes on a fine skin like substance. Annoying as removing the strip and seeing what you have sucked out your pores is one of the most self satisfying things you can do. The problem is that the extraction strip doesn't really absorb into the pores it tends to just sit on the surface which is bizarre as you would imagine a liquid would be more efficient than doing so but for now I'm afraid I am back to my good old Biore Pore Strips.

Close but not close enough!

Avon Clearskin Professional Liquid Extraction Strip currently £3/30ml via Avon - link

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20 comments:

  1. I tried these last night and I loved them! xx

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  2. since i have been using retin a my pores and oiliness has improved by 70%....in-fact some days i feel a little like a dry skin person which for me is a pleasant change..:) xx

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  3. I already used the face scrub and love it!
    Kisses
    Sofia G

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  4. I thought that too, pretty deflating :|

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  5. I so wanted this review to be good, I'm currently on the lookout for a miracle pore cleaning treatment!! Someone recommend something amazing pleaaase! :)

    Lou xx
    luckycharmxo

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    1. I suggest Neutrogena Visibly Clear Wash and Mask, even though it is inexpensive it works as a really good quick fix ♥
      http://bellezzabelle.wordpress.com

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  6. I love pore strips but I've tried to steer away from them as they can be quite harsh on your skin. They're pretty darn satisfying though!
    Amy x
    -A Little Boat Sailing-

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  7. This sounds quite unusual, I really need to try the biore pore strips because Ive not found any that actually work, most just feel my skin!

    http://laurenlovesmakeupxoxo.blogspot.co.uk/

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  8. I always find my biore pore strips at the pound shop, that might cut down on your spending!

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  9. aw i was hoping this would be an amazing product and i could go get it so i wouldn't have to fuss with darn strips and could just slather this on and cleanse my face! thanks for the review (:

    xx
    Natalie | Salt & Sail

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  10. ive used something similar and peeling it off hurt so much ><"

    yukluistyle

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  11. Damage, however, the product was well thought out, but good. Otherwise, there is the method of Michelle Phan to make cleansing strips on Youtube, do not hesitate to go see!

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  12. This is a great review :) I like hearing when products disappoint as well as impress - it makes you trust the good reviews even more :)

    Sophie
    http://what-sophie-said.blogspot.co.uk/
    xxx

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  13. What a shame :(. Would be nice to find an alternative to pore strips.

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  14. As much as i like the satisfaction of using nose stips i just can't, they blummin hurt peeling them off!

    xx

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  15. I know exactly how you feel it didn't work for me either. Have you tried the face scrub that is amazing, makes my skin feel ever so refreshed.

    http://xobeautybypaulaxo.blogspot.co.uk/

    Paula

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  16. Was hoping this product would be good, would be so much handier than having to repurchase strips all the time.

    Not sure if you've tried the pore strips from Montagne Jeunesse but I find them to be just as good as Biore plus they're really cheap.
    xo

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  17. This product sounded so promising, shame it's so disappointing..

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