Pores No More

Some products I just don't get along with instantly, they seem to have good days and bad days in how they perform so I can't ever make my mind up about them, the REN Invisible Pores Detox Mask (£18.00,) being one of those things.

The first few uses I didn't like this mask, it made my dry skin feel so tight and incredibly dried up during use and after. Now it's approaching Summer time, my skin falls more into the 'normal' category and doesn't need half the amount of hydration it does during Winter, so I recently got this back out of it's box and give it another go during a quick pamper evening. I'd cleansed, exfoliated and then applied this.
It comes out of the pump in a thick light green paste type texture, one pump usually does my entire face because you don't need such a thick layer. I focus mainly on my nose and cheek area around my nose, typical spots for open or large pores being visible. I don't apply any to my forehead or chin because I don't have any visible pores in those areas so it feels wasteful. I use this roughly two times each week to make sure my pores stay hidden.

I sit with this on for a good 15-20 minutes, you know it's time to take it off when you can barely move your face because it becomes very clay like, you can pretty much feel the mask sucking the dirt out deep within your skin. I use warm water and my hands to rub it off gently and then pat my face dry. My face feels incredibly clean, but also de-hydrated, however my pores shrink incredibly and sometimes just become completely invisible. Not only do my pores shrink amazingly, but my skin is left feeling very smooth.
If I feel like this has sucked the moisture out of me, I then apply a moisturizer or sit with the Emma Hardie Cleansing Balm on my face to restore it's hydration.

Since I started using this my make-up looks better too, I still apply primer to help, but once that's on my face is a blank silky canvas with barely any flaws to cover up!
Over all, I'm so glad I gave this product another chance, third time lucky I suppose.


  1. Hi Courtney,

    I really enjoy reading your blog and I've nominated you for the Liebster Award

    Emily xo

  2. I love it when you give a product another chance and it ends up been really good. Never tried anything from REN before but I'm guna have a look at their stuff now!

    Beth x
    Bethany Georgina

    1. I rarely do it but im glad I did :-)
      hope you find something you love x

  3. Great truthful review! I really like REN, I should be able to get away with this mask (having oily, oily skin!) might be worth a try for me :)

    1. Hahah yeah it is made for oily skin but me being me I didn't notice that- glad I didn't other wise I wouldn't of bought it!


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