I had the honor of being invited to the launch of the BELIF's Pore Cleaner Line back in May, but it took me a few months to give the products an honest try. After all, new acne can take up to 8 weeks to develop, so I try to use the products for at least 2 months before making any final judgements. That being said, let me give you a gist of my conclusions regarding the Pore Cleaner Line — THE PRODUCTS ARE BOMB!
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Recently, I made a lengthy post about what makes a good cleanser for acne-prone skin. Good cleansing power should never come at the cost of moisture loss, and there are only two things we should look for in a cleanser: a pH similar to skin's natural pH and lack of harsh surfactants.
The Pore Cleaner Foam Cleanser nails both criteria like a G! The pH of this cleanser is 4.0-5.5, which falls perfectly in our skin's natural pH range of 4.0-6.5. Such pH range allows this cleanser to be effective at removing dirt and grime, all while ensuring that skin's natural moisture barrier stays intact.
On top of clearing your pores from sweat and dirt, what makes Pore Cleaner Foam Cleanser unique is its ability to clear the water you are washing your face with! This product contains a magic ingredient - Moringa Oil Extract - which basically acts like a water filter. According to studies performed by Food and Chemical Toxicology (an International Journal Published for the British Industrial Biological Research Association**), Moringa Oil Extract is effective at pulling impurities out of water and making it clearer. I don't know about you, but I've never come across a product that provides such an ultimate cleansing experience, through and through!
Pore Cleaner Foam Cleanser worked wonders for me this summer—it left my skin clean without making it feel dry, and did not break me out once! I even encouraged my man to try it out, which resulted in him being obsessed with it! Despite girly packaging, he says that this is the best face wash he's used. So here you have it—if single opinion is not convincing enough for you, trust this goofy couple who is now fighting over monopolizing this wonderful product!
PORE CLEANER BUBBLE FOAM is a fun exfoliating mask. At first, the product comes out as a gel, but once applied to the skin, it begins to tingle and foam up! The white "bubble cushion" layer that forms, when combined with massaging with fingers, absorbs air and the bubble cushion layer can mix with cellulose to help remove dead skin cell buildup and impurities from the skin.**
Compared to other physical exfoliators, this "bubble cushion" minimizes the chance of skin irritation as you are not scrubbing at your skin with any hard particles. The addition of the Moringa Oil Extract and sebum control complex help further remove impurities from the pores for a clearer, more even complexion! It is advised to use this FOAM twice a week for instant results, but always listen to your skin's needs!
Personally, I am not a huge fan of masks, nor am I fond of physical exfoliators. Finding a mask that has a non-clogging and non-acnegenic formulation has been a struggle for me (leave me a comment if you know one that you love, though!), so out of all the products I was most excited to try out this BUBBLE FOAM.
The product did not disappoint - on top of not breaking me out, it improved my complexion almost instantly. The BUBBLE FOAM helped to reduce some of my hyperpigmentation and uneven skintone, just as fast as most of my chemical exfoliators do! However, my personal word of advice—use this product at night, and remember to apply sunscreen the morning after! Exfoliators (both physical and chemical) resurface newly formed skin cells, and it is important to protect them from dangerous UVA and UVB rays!
I'm the kind of person that leaves the best for last, and let me tell you - this moisturizer has received holy grail status in my routine this summer. Any person with acne-prone, oily skin can relate to the struggle of finding a moisturizer that will not leave your skin feeling like it is suffocating under the greasiest pancake. The PORE CLEANER MOISTURIZER was extremely handy in the heat wave we've been experiencing this summer, and managed to keep my oils at bay without clogging any of my pores!
This moisturizer has a gel-like formula which feels extremely light-weight on the skin. The formula itself features many clarifying and soothing antioxidants such as rosehip, apple mint, and eucalyptus which help to clarify pores and reduce oil production. Combine that with dandelion extract (an antioxidant known for its soothing properties), and you have yourself a killer moisturizer that will keep your oils under control all summer long.
I see myself repurchasing this moisturizer again and again, but I would only advise this product to people with very oily skin or to people who get oily in the summer, like myself. I have oily/combination skin, and due to the scorching heat that has hit NYC, I've been producing more oil that I've ever had in my life! I don't really get oily in the winter, and I think this product could potentially dry my skin out during colder months. The sebum control complex that makes this moisturizer so effective at controlling oil can potentially dry out the skin of a person with little to no oils, so once again—pay attention to how your skin feels!
I absolutely love this product, and if I had to pick the best item out of this launch - the award would definitely go to the PORE CLEANER MOISTURIZER!
BELIF's Pore Cleaner Line is extremely acne-prone, oily/combo-skin friendly. Each and every one of these products worked really well for me this summer, keeping my oil production at bay and my pores clean from oil, dirt, and dead skin cells! For anyone looking for a solid product line they could use and not worry about breakouts - BELIF has got your back!
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* Clogging ingredients are rated on a scale from 0 to 5, 0 being non-clogging and 5 being most clogging. The rating of 5 means that the ingredient has the potential to clog pores of any skin type, even non-acne-prone. Ingredients with rating of 0-2 are the safest to use for most skin types. PLEASE, REMEMBER: these ratings are not the only thing affecting clogging potential of a product. These numbers should serve as a starting point for your understanding of product's composition, so that you can make educated choices while purchasing products. Everyone's skin is different, and same products can work differently on each individual.
** This information was kindly provided by BELIF's marketing team. Thank you, ladies, for your transparency! <3