Review: My Scheming Skin Pores Clarifying Minimizing Mask ★★★.☆
My Scheming Skin Pores Clarifying Minimizing Mask claims to clarify, balance, and soothe skin. Targeted at oily skin, it helps to control sebum production and soothe and hydrate the skin at the same time, leaving behind a healthy skin condition.
Witch hazel extract: astringent
Cucumber fruit extract: astringent, hydrating, and anti-inflammatory
Bacillus ferment: enzymatic exfoliant and alpha-hydroxy acid, mildly exfoliates the skin
Ginkgo biloba leaf extract: contains antioxidants, able to soothe skin
Hyaluronic acid: hydrate skin and maintain moisture inside the skin
My skin is feeling dry and slightly irritated and congested. I’ve cleansed, exfoliated, and toned my skin. Find out how I normally prep my skin for masking.
Out of the packet, I caught a mild inky scent. The scent did not linger and was completely undetectable once the sheet mask was on my face. The material had a medium thinness and felt soft. It came with a perforated plastic backing. Application was relatively easy and was possible even without the help of a backing. The clear essence had a runny consistency.
Fit was average. The holes were too small especially around my eyes and mouth. Essence was threatening to drip into my facial orifices the whole time. The sheet wasn’t particularly large and just covered my entire face. People with large faces might find this insufficient. Also, there was a complete lack of cuts. Unless the material is silk-like, no sheet mask should get away without any cuts.
Adherence was above average. Fold lines refused to stay completely down and some air bubbles surfaced throughout the wear. Nevertheless, it stayed attached to my face for the most part.
I took the mask off after 25 mins, it was still slightly damp.
The remaining essence absorbed with relative ease. Finish was matte and non-tacky.
My skin felt deeply hydrated and plump. A moisturizer was needed on my dehydrated-prone skin to seal everything in. I also noticed my skin looking alot brighter and slightly less red. Pores were looking just a tad smaller and just a tad cleaner. Budding acne seemed to have gone down in size as well. My skin today did seem a little less greasy compared to other days.
Below is a side by side comparison of the before and after pictures.
This is a good one for sensitive yet acne-prone skin. It is not a cure-all for acne but it does great at lending support to other anti-acne skincare products in the regime. Check out more My Scheming reviews here.