I’m really into masks lately. I think it’s partially because masks are really easy to find everywhere right now and partially because let’s face it, my skin needs a bit of help. I’m all about moisture masks and do one once a week to help with my dry skin (I’m even dry around my nose!!). The other thing I suffer with are blackheads and the occasional feeling of clogged pores. I’ll do a face scrub but sometimes they are really harsh for my skin.
My sister has a similar skin type to mine and so she recommended I try the Coalion, and I did so I thought I’d share my thoughts from the perspective of someone with drier skin.
Price: This costs $32.00 at Sephora. It’s a bit steep when you first think about it, but it is for two masks and each has enough product for 10 uses (they are 0.7 oz for the Premium Blackhead Steam Pore Pack and 1.05 oz Premium Pore Original Pack) so it’s only about $1.60 for a mask which is a good price.What it Claims to Do: “A detoxifying duo featuring a steaming mask that opens and deeply cleanses pores, then a cooling mask to tighten and minimize the appearance of pores.” – Sephora
I used this as more of a spot treatment mask since I really only wanted to focus on the parts of my face that suffered from blackheads. I was generous with it on my nose and then spread it thinly outwards. The Blackhead steam mask had nice granular bits that felt very exfoliating. I massaged it into my face to work the dead skin off, then left it on for about 7 mins. I’m not sure if it’s supposed to have a warming effect but I didn’t feel it on my face and it wasn’t irritating. After I washed it off I could tell that my pores had a nice deeper clean, and my blackheads weren’t as noticeable.
Next I used the Pore Original Pack which is made to calm and cool the skin. This was a very thick cream. It had a cooling feeling that you’d get with a minty mask (or if you ever used toothpaste to open your pores). I really liked the way this one felt and I guess maybe because it was cooling it helped my pores close so when I washed this off about 10 minutes later I really felt like my skin looked really clear and even.I then followed it with my moisturizer to help bring some hydration to my skin and I felt like my cream glided so easily over my face and got absorbed right in. I did this treatment the Saturday night, and although sometimes I’ll break out whenever I do more a “deep” cleanse, I had no such issue the next few days.
My Thoughts: I would definitely do this treatment every 2 or 3 weeks to keep my skin clear. I think that even though I have dry skin, it really helped clear out my pores and reduce blackheads without it getting too harsh or drying for me. Although you could do each mask on its own, I liked that the two worked together and think that this makes this a more well-rounded treatment. Putting on moisturizer afterwards felt really good too because I felt like my skin absorbed it really well.
Have you tried this pack? What’s your favourite mask lately?