Rated 4.31 out of 5 stars
Most Helpful Positive Review Great Pore Mask
My skin type has historically been on the dry side, but as I have become older, it has gotten more combo, with oiliness in my t-zone, and enlarged pores and blackheads around my nose. I have extremely sensitive skin, so at my dermatologist's recommendation, I have been testing this product out as a mask just on the oily parts of my skin (t-zone) rather than an all over daily cleanser.
The texture had a fine grit, and I applied a thin layer to my t-zone, which hardened over the five minutes it sat before I washed it off. After removal, the corners of my nose felt slightly irritated (like a very mild stinging), which was resolved after applying my normal moisturizer, but they stayed red for a few hours despite the moisturizer. I had applied the mask before bed and the redness was gone by the next day. The instructions say you can apply it as a mask 1-2 times a week, but due to the redness, I found that I liked it best once a week.
As for the results- I was very impressed! Immediately I noticed that my blackheads were gone and my pores looked significantly smaller. I also noticed far less oiliness on my t-zone and my skin felt overall healthier and more balanced. These results seemed to last for nearly the entire week after using the mask as well. The first time I used the mask I had one minor breakout come to the surface, but I did not have that happen any subsequent times I used the mask. I also found that in the days after using the mask that my foundation went on smoother in the morning because it wasn't sinking into my pores as much. I ended up really liking using the mask on Sunday nights since it felt like a nice way to pamper myself before my work week. Plus, I enjoyed having the smoother skin on Mondays, since it meant I could sleep in a little bit later since I was spending less time on my makeup in the morning. Overall, I really enjoyed this mask and I would definitely recommend it!
I received this product for free in exchange for my 100% honest review.
Most Helpful Critical Review Great cleanser for specific routines
This is a good cleanser but there are a couple caveats I've found that make it not right for me. I could see this being an amazing cleanser for the right person. This cleanser left my face feeling extremely soft and not overly dry. Normally, I use the PTR anti-aging, but with 2% BHA, it's too harsh to use twice a day so I use Tatcha at night. This Clinique cleanser is not drying, with only 1% BHA, so I was able to use it twice a day. Since I was already using a BHA product, I did not see a change in my pores but I could tell this was maintaining my pores well. This would have been a great way to replace my two cleansers with one if it worked for my routine. However, I did not like the addition of physical exfoliants in this product. This tiny granuals feel like sand and the combination of physical with chemical exfoliants can create a reaction for sensitive skin types. This combination is probably great for stubborn skin that need the physical exfoliants to allow the chemical exfoliants to penetrate the skins barrier (aka your skin never absorbs product). Additionally, this product did not react well with my moisturizer, PTR hyaluronic cloud cream. While my face felt extremely soft after cleansing, it made my face feel very tacky once I added moisturizer. My moisturizer has not reacted this way to any of the cleansers I use (Fresh soy, Fresh exfoliator, Tatch, PTR anti-aging, and Philosophy Purity). I don't know what ingredient it reacts to, but I would definitely try a sample before committing to make sure it plays well with your other products. Overall, you'll love this product if you don't have sensitive skin and if it reacts well to the rest of your routine. I received this product complimentary for testing purposes.
Reviewed by 546 customers ♥️
Nnni from Georgia
I really like this scrub because it really fights dark spots and leaves the skin feeling clean. You need to use it intensively to get the result 🙏🏼
Rachel from Hinesville GA
I really wanted to love it but I don't feel like it did anything for my face. It's thin as well which I wasn't expecting.
Qgirl from Chicago
Easy to use, just wash with it and see results within a week of nightly use.
Make my skin smooth
EV from Boston
I love this face wash. It makes my skin smooth and reduce my breakouts. It's better than the other ones I tried. I like that you can use it as a face mask, too.
I normally don't do reviews...
Abby from Oklahoma
I normally don't do reviews............ but I HAD to after using this product. I have oily skin. I have my whole life and have dealt with blackheads and LARGE pores especially on my nose, cheeks and chin. Since wearing a mask is becoming a norm so is my acne. I haven't had acne since before high school except for the occasional pimple around my time of month. So, I finally went to Ulta and bought Clinique face wash for oily skin, the acne clarifying lotion, and this blackhead and pore scrub. I've been using it all for a week now and it's done miracles on my skin! I'm literally so amazed. This scrub makes my skin feel SO smooth; smoother than any exfoliator does. And the best part....... my pores have almost completely shrunk away! I can't believe I haven't used this before now. Thank you, Clinique! 100% worth the money.
Not doing much for my skin?
Kaleigh from Spokane, WA
I've been using this scrub for a couple weeks now as a cleanser, twice daily and while it does a great job cleaning and smoothing my skin, I haven't noticed any difference in blackhead/pore reduction? I use Clinique's pore refining charcoal mask a couple times a week and love the results I get from it but was hoping to find a product that I could use daily to keep my blackheads at bay. Unfortunately this doesn't appear to be the right product for me but still recommend it because it clearly works wonders for a lot of people!
pear from il
Broke me out, had to go back to my regular skin care.
My new daily face wash
Kate from Atlanta, ga
This product is the best!!! I've been looking for an affordable, and effective face scrub/wash. I have sensitive skin and the scrub is gentle. I always had big pores near the sides of my nose and so many stubborn blackheads on my nose!! I've used everything for blackheads including the strips, that have not shown any results. I decided to buy this product since the reviews were good, I use this as a daily face wash once a day. On the third day i saw less blackheads on my nose! It has now been 2 weeks using this and my nose looks clear with less blackheads and my pores are much smaller. It also helps with my chin breakouts from wearing a mask all day. I highly recommend this product it really is effective on the face.
I love this product!
Erica from Los Angeles
I love everything about this product, really helped clear my pores. It's a great product and a little goes a long way!
Meg Reviewer from CT
This is the first time I've left a review for any product on Ulta, and it's because this is so great!
I have had blackheads for a long time, tried several products and never found anything that truly worked. I am only three days into using this product and I have already noticed a HUGE difference. There are barely any blackheads on my nose anymore, and in general my pores look much better. I am so relieved to finally have found something that works.
A good purchase.
Lucy from Nampa, ID
Works as described.
Burneyy from Houston, TX
I noticed a huge difference immediately. I use this product as my go to mask ! The results are instant, I seriously couldn't be happier !
This really works
Rtroop from VT
I use this every time I shower. It really helps to rid the blackheads on my nose and with pores on my face in general.
Anna from LA
My nose has lots of blackheads
I bought it for cleaning my nose skin. After using it long time, i feel it works a little. It seems my pores are
smaller on my nose
Free gift equals free pimples
Kimbalee from North Carolina
I tried this out because I received as a sample. First day using it, noticed a new smaller pimple and then the second day I tried it had another much larger one come up. I don't break out like that on my face and just wanted to clear up the black heads I could see(I'm sure no one else does). Wasn't for me. And I typically have dry skin around my nose not pimples
It Works! (Mic drop)
Truthseeker60 from Florida
I've had blackheads on my nose most of my life and I've tried everything but they kept coming back. I tried a sample of this product and to my pleasant surprise, it worked! I just bought the regular size and can't wait to continue using it.
Elizabeth from Stamford, CT
This product is not only a scrub but also a mask. It works miracles and has multiple purposes!!! At first you might see some breakouts but thats because the ingredients bring everything to out from the skin to then remove it all. Only use it 2/3 times a week and after a week or two, you'll see a big difference.
Ash from North Carolina
Didn't work for me. Made me break out even more
Found My Beautiful Skin from Maine
When I first purchased this I didn't realize it doubled as a mask. IT IS A FANTASTIC MASK. Since using this with some of the companion products, my breakouts have completely vanished. Now I MUST always have this on hand!
Simpkins from Holt, mi
Works well, I seen a difference in only three days after use. I will buy again and again!
Cleared my nose
Acilegs from New York, NY
This scrub/mask is great. Light and creamy texture with tiny granules and not abrasive for scrubbing. I saw an instant improvement around my nose which is where my blackheads are. Great if you have acne which I also am prone to at 42. It doesn't leave my skin dry, no stripping feeling at all. I am very happy with this 7 day scrub.
Made me break out
EMRG123 from Columbia, MD
The first 2 times I used this it seemed good, but after both the 3rd and 4th time I used it, I broke out in ways I never had before, with little bumps on my face, the tip of my nose super red, and I even had a pimple on my earlobe, which I have never had before! Will return.
EvilKat from Detroit
I love this! Doesn't dry out my face, even when using it as a mask. Leaves my skin soft and clean. I use it 3 times a week as a scrub, and 2 times a week as a mask. Absolutely love it.
Jtruth from Az
I do recommend this scrub. It feels really nice on my skin and isn't too over powering. It makes my face feel super clean.
Amazing for pores & blackheads
Caroline from MI
For 5 weeks I used this twice daily and it made the pores on my cheeks & nose look so much smaller. Now I use the mild liquid soap twice daily and this product as a 5-minute mask twice a week on my cheeks and nose. It makes my pores look smaller and less clogged. It's the best product I've ever used for my pores. I have dry combination skin & this product doesn't dry out my skin at all and manages to control the oil.