Korean Beauty Product to the Test: Innisfree Jeju Volcanic Nose Pack Review

I suffer from blackheads on my T-zone, particularly my nose. I have tried a lot of products to get rid of blackheads, masks, pore strips etc. I have been hearing so much about Korean beauty products lately and wanted to test any blackhead related products I could find. I love pore strips, there is a certain satisfaction you get when you peel off that pore strip and see it filled with blackheads. Anyhow these pore strips are from a brand called Innisfree, which is a natural Korean brand. I am not sure how natural the brand is, I definitely don’t think it is 100% natural. Anyhow, these are pore strips, and I don’t care if they are natural, I just want them to work. The product claims to remove blackheads and keep pores clean. Awesome. It contains Jeju volcanic clay (I am not sure what the Jeju volcano is … but it sounds cool). Apparently it is supposed to help with cleaning the pores. Anyhow, the process is straightforward. Wet your nose, apply the strip on your nose, let it dry and wait and see. The strip has this weird smell to it, almost like glue, which made me freak out and scramble to read the ingredients. Imagine it was really just glue, like in those Youtube videos of people removing their blackheads with glue? Anyhow, no glue in this, just a weird smell, maybe the Jeju?

Once the strip dried out, I removed it and the ultimate test would be, how many blackheads are on that damn strip and is this better or worse than the classic Biore strips? So the verdict is in: they are about the same as the Biore strips in effectiveness. I saw a few blackheads on the middle part of the strip and on the edges, probably just as many as I would see with a Biore strip. Unfortunately people, this isn’t the wonder product we have been waiting for to magically remove our stubborn blackheads. I am going to keep searching!

 

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Consonant Skincare Dealkalizing Deodorant Review

So a couple of months ago I posted about yet another natural deodorant that I had tried. Consonant Skincare is a local Toronto company with 100% natural products, including the Dealkalizing Deodorant. This deodorant works. My first month of using it, no smell whatsoever. After a month, underarms were a little wet, and there was a faint odour. Lately, I have started to notice more of an odour with this deodorant. It isn’t a strong odour, but it is still there and makes me uneasy. So overall, this worked really well initially for me, and then just kinda died down in its effectiveness. I am still using it, until I find a better alternative. But let’s be real, I would rather have faint underarm odour, then go back to the aluminum filled deodorants at the drug store!

The quest continues for the perfect natural deodorant.

Trying yet another natural deodorant… Let’s see if it actually works! 

I have tried my share of natural deodorants and have mixed reviews about a lot of them. Let’s be clear – these are not antiperspirants. They won’t stop you from sweating like those aluminium filled speed sticks we have all used. But a little sweat doesn’t bother me, as long as there is no odour. 

I landed upon this store while strolling through the Toronto Path. It’s called Consonant Skincare. Their products are 100% natural and also use organic ingredients. The lady at the store told me that this deodorant is really effective and that if it doesn’t work I can return it. So why not give it a go? I was debating the purchase when a guy came in, grabbed two of these bad boys and went to the checkout. Hmmm if this works on men … Then it will work on me?

I made the purchase. 

Check back in a few weeks and I will post a review!

Happy perspiring?!!