All pore strips that I’ve tried in the past have been a standard, fixed sized and sometimes bubbled and lifted while drying. Bioré’ pore strips have little slits on the top and bottom, so that the strip fits your unique nose shape perfectly without creasing, bubbling or lifting.
The strips are applied to wet skin, after cleansing, and are removed once the strip has dried (it takes about 10 to 15 minutes to dry). When applied, the strip has a minty, menthol smell and skin tingles slightly, although this is not unpleasant. Once dry, the strip is gently peeled off from the outside edges inwards.
I found that the Bioré Ultra Deep Cleansing Pore Strip left a fair amount of residue on my skin once removed, but this easily washed off with a little water. My skin was left feeling soft and smooth and it removed most of my stubborn blackheads, definitely a lot more than other leading brands have ever managed to do.
Pore strips can leave your skin looking a little red after use, especially if you have sensitive skin, so it’s best to use a pore strip at night or when you know you’re going to be home for a few hours. Avoid using these strips on acne blemishes, swollen, sunburned and excessively dry skin and skin prone to spider veins.
Bioré Pore Strips are not paraben free, as they do contain Methylparaben.