Review: Caolion Where Is Pore? Pack

When I first found out about the effectiveness of Korean skin care products (6 weeks and counting, woo!), I started googling for Korean products that would be effective in minimizing one’s pores. I’ve got really enlarged pores, especially on my nose, from a lifetime of over-enthusiastically squeezing blackheads (they are so gross but so satisfying).

The first few Google results I found led me to the Caolion Where Is Pore? pack, which I purchased on Wishtrend. The Where Is Pore? pack was featured on Peach and Lily, one of my favorite US-based sites for curated Korean skin care products, and the Birchbox blog.

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where is pore, opened

It’s a light grey mask that has a smooth clay-like texture, easily spreadable. Once it dries on your face when applied (you’re supposed to keep it on for 10-15 minutes), the color gets washed out. I felt a nice cooling sensation when it was on, but for my very dry skin, it did tend to dry it out so I try to use more moisturizing products after.

I’ve used this mask about four times now since I received it. Is it effective? I’m not sure. I think the pores on my nose are looking a little smaller, but this is after using it four times. I’m generally used to my Korean products working a lot more quickly than this one, so it’s been a little disappointing. I’ll keep on using up the jar, though, and will definitely update if it’s been effective!

(N.B. While I purchased the Where Is Pore? pack on Wishtrend, the Memeshop is currently having a great sale on Caolion product packages.)

Save on Memeshop and Wishtrend using the links below!

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Memebox Discounts for November:

$5 coupon code on $30 or more (S&H and taxes do not apply)Q14RWQ (1 time use only)

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Review: MemeBox Blackheads No More!

Memebox: Blackheads No More!

First impressions. Thumbs up on packaging, Memebox!

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Information Card

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Information card side II

Items in my Memebox:

A pore control astringent that’s supposed to shrink your pores…

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A deep cleansing cream

Deep Cleansing Cream

A foaming deep cleanser

foaming deep cleanser

A three-step blackhead control regime: a hot mask, a cold mask and a mister

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Nose pore packs

nose pore packs

Unpictured: A Pore Cleansing Brush. Very soft bristles.

I paid $39 for this box and was upgraded to free express shipping because Memebox was having a one-day sale on this box. Overall I’m quite satisfied with the box but I’m a little wary that the products might be too harsh on my sensitive skin. I’m eager to see if they will shrink my pores and get rid of stubborn blackheads though.

So far I’ve tried the astringent pore gel and the nose cleansing packs. The pore gel is supposed to be refrigerated before you apply it. I did do that, and my pores did shrink for an hour, but enlarged again later–I’m guessing it’s more an effect of the cold than the product. The nose cleansing packs were not very effective–I tried out one tonight and didn’t get much out.

I’m hopeful about the rest of the box though. Fuller review of each product to come as I try each one out!

Memebox Discounts for November:

$5 coupon code on $30 or more (S&H and taxes do not apply)Q14RWQ (1 time use only)

$5 off 3 or more Memeboxes: MEMEBUNDLE3

$8 off 4 or more Memeboxes: MEMEBUNDLE4

FREESHIPPING: Free shipping on purchases over $70 only on Memeshop items

$5 off a $100 order: AFFILIATE-5165-68I68-DOWR 

$10 off a $150 order: AFFILIATE-0778-7NC2K-OVDW

The last two coupons are stackable with the ones on top.