Review | Daiso Pore Care Pack Strips

Saturday, July 19, 2014

imageHi everyone! How have you all been?
So today is the first day of my summer school-free summer! Now I have more time to make blog posts (jk I have summer assignments and college apps )! So recently I went to Daiso to get a sketchbook. There ended up being no sketchbooks but I can never leave Daiso empty handed so I went over to the beauty aisle and picked up some skin care items! I really wanted to review these pore strips since I've been having difficulties with my clogged pores and it seems as though nothing has been working. I have been using the Origins Charcoal mask but that didn't really change anything for my skin. These pore strips are my last resort! These were only around $2 so I thought "Why the hell  not?"
This is such a great picture
You only get 4 strips in this pack which I personally think isn't enough. I know Biore has a pack with 14 strips for $10. Maybe I can't math right but I believe Biore is a better value overall.
Non-adhesive side
So this pore strip is made of charcoal which I believe is supposed to be good for your pores since the Origins pore mask is made of charcoal as well. The charcoal gives these strips a scent. I personally don't mind it, I actually kinda like it but I believe if you're sensitive about smells then you would find this unbearable.
What I really hate about this is that it doesn't have those slits around the area you put your nose on so it doesn't easily fit on the nose so there are some areas that don't adhere to the strip. Maybe I can cut slits by myself but that's an extra step I shouldn't have to take.
Directly peeling off the pore strip. What's all this black gunk???
Don't worry. It's easily washable
As you can tell by the pictures, I personally didn't see much of a difference. Maybe my nose in the after photo looks a lot cleaner than before but still clogged pores and blackheads! And after peeling off the strip your blackhead are more apparent since it leaves all that stuff on your nose! At least it's easily washable. But still, when I first used it I was like "omg I'm trying to get rid of my blackheads but it made it worse."
Even the results on the strip are pathetic!

It did get really little of my whiteheads but you could mistake them for dust. I swear I have a whole bunch but this got nothing. I did everything the instructions told me to, I used steam to open my pores and blah blah blah but the results lol. I think I got better results using the Biore which is unfortunate since I don't wanna pay that much for Biore strips.

- Cool smell 

- Not a great value
- Leaves black residue on your nose
- Fits awkwardly on the nose
- Some areas are left not adhering to the strip
- Peeled off barely anything
- Comes with only 4 strips???
- Biore is better
- Don't waste your 2 bucks
- Buy some water with that money

I'm pretty sure I would have gotten better results using straight up duct tape than these strips. I read reviews online saying this did fairly well but I'm disappointed it did absolutely crap on me. I know Daiso sells a separate product, it's a white peel off mask and I saw incredible results with that so I will definitely purchase that next time I'm at Daiso.
Hope you guys enjoyed this review!

So some updates, I'm trying to upload a video once a week on my beauty channel so check that out if you're interested. Also, I've been saving money to purchase a 2DS capture card in time for Pokemon Alpha Sapphire and Omega Ruby (last time I said Alpha Ruby and Omega Sapphire lol) for my gaming/art channel and I'm kinda halfway there (thank God for Google Adsense) but Jesus Christ! Capture cards are so expensive, especially for Nintendo 3DS! Luckily I'm just gonna get the 2DS since it would only cost around $350 but a regular 3DS capture card is like $500-700. I was being thirsty and asking people for donations since I've seen a lot of Youtubers do that but everyone's relentless to donate to me LOL CRY. It's okay I guess. I'll just work myself.

So yeah! Hope you guys enjoyed this review! Have a great weekend!

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  1. I also purchased this from Daiso because it was so cheap compared to brands like biore, but got the same results as you. It did removed something, but not much.

    1. Yeah really disappointed! I'm still gonna try some more skin care like the peel off pore mask since I saw some great results from that!

    2. I actually love it! It took off almost everything off my nose! My nose was so smooth after! Hopefully you girls will have a better experience with it again or with a different product. Good luck!

    3. I actually love it! It took off almost everything off my nose! My nose was so smooth after! Hopefully you girls will have a better experience with it again or with a different product. Good luck!

  2. I am actually not surprised, I mean it is Daiso. Daiso is great for bento-boxes and stationary but I would never ever touch their "skin range" I can only imagine what it is made of with these prices!! I honestly never had much success with these nose strips, no matter which brand they were. I recently purchased an AHA cleanser made with grapefruit I think and that stuff does wonders for your pores! It opens up everything and you just need to touch it and all the crap comes out. It's amazing. I am working on a review post, I think you could get that in the US since.. you can get everything in the US *envy*

    And ahaha your not-so-likes, I approve. Water might even be better for your pores LOL. I may be a noob but, what are capture cards? Some special kind of cheating module? I've never heard that term before but OMG so excited for the new games, actually Ruby is the only gen I never played since I did not have the Game Boy Advance or what it was. Only Color and 2DS. (And 3DS now of course because 3DS is da shit.)

    1. I'll be waiting for that review! ^^
      Capture cards record your game footage. I've been wanting one to do a Pokemon walkthrough and stuff! It's suuuuuuper expensive though. ><
      I've actually never really played Ruby/Sapphire/Emerald that much either. I mean, I have the games but I never really finished it because I was too young at the time and I didn't really enjoy it. I got kind of bored of it! Hopefully Alpha Sapphire/Omega Ruby convinces me that third gen is not a dud.

  3. Wow what a dissapointing product!! I've bought many products from Daiso before and the quality seemed pretty decent :(
    It's a shame these pore strips didn't work out for you :(
    I love using Biore pore strips, it's so exciting to peel it off ahaha :P


    1. Biore pore strips are definitely much better than these! I love Daiso products but I may not purchase any more from their skin care line. I'll just stick with the cute stationery!

  4. it didn't work...but i guess you got what you paid for? >.< I never thought daiso skincare products were good >.< I haven't used a pore strip in a LONG I think I'll go and buy some Biore ones xD Thanks for the review though!

    Love, Aimee
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    1. You're welcome! I heard lots of good things about Daiso skincare but I guess it was a fluke!

  5. OMG I love Daiso!! Its not in my country but when I visit any other country with Daiso I ALWAYS visit!
    You should do what feels right to you and dont care about what others say or think :)
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