The Fab Pore™ has an intensive pore refining action with our exclusive PORESHRINK-R COMPLEX™. Ideal for greasy, spot prone or problem skin, or for a strategic attack on a misbehaving T-zone.
INSTRUCTIONS FOR USE
Rub a grape-sized dollop into your face and massage in circles until the green beads have all dissolved. (those with a high tendency for clogging should concentrate on their t-zone, chin, or areas with large, open, or problem pores.) Leave on for five minutes for a quick refresher, or fifteen for a real deep-cleaning do –it- yourself kind of ‘facial. Rinse well, and follow with your favourite Soap&Glory moisturizer. (How’s that for self-promotional?) Repeat 2-3 times weekly.
So in fact, the product doesn't claim AT ALL to offer any exfoliating properties, although it does contain 'beads' usually designated for dry-skin-scraping.
You can imagine my disappointment when I opened the product and found a pore-refining face mask (I did of course know my pores would benefit even if it was an exfoliating peel as it is said in the name). I thought, 'Just try it, maybe once its on for 15 minutes you can rub it off like a peel and have a two in one product' grasping at straws. Needless to say it didn't go to plan. The Fab Pore Facial Peel was in fact just a mask.
Before I review the product, I really must emphasize my disappointment. I know that I should have read the claim and done my research, but I do find the product name really quite misleading, 'Facial Peel'. This is not a peel, in that nothing is removed. If I was a meanie, I would have written to request my money back. And yet I conceded that I was wrong and put it in the 'Life Lessons' part of my brain, accepting that the product might have merits of its own. Luckily, I was not wrong.
Irritated I smoothed some of the thick creamy mask over my entire face and sat in a strop for fifteen minutes. The minty smell began to bring me round, along with the mildly tingly feeling (I love when you feel a product working its magic) and by the time I'd rinsed it off and realized that my previously noticeable black-heads were now none existent I was a total convert. This product really is a winner.
The effects lasted for days and my make-up went on so much smoother than usual. Not to mention I actually began using powder sparingly and only a dusting on my T-Zone, whereas before I used to absolutely cake it on because my skin was so oily (aka sweaty) looking. Since using this product, I finally feel I can rock the 'glowy/healthy/dewy' look for the first time ever.
So to conclude? This is a great product and totally worth the £8 that it costs. IF and only if, you are looking for a pore-refining-blackhead-reducing face MASK and NOT a facial PEEL. I'll seriously never get over that. Having said that, my clean looking visage is definitely a more-than-adequate consolation prize! Purchase The Fab Pore Facial Peel by Soap&Glory at www.boots.com and let me know what you think! Was I fair to be disappointed? Or am I just being pre-menstrually unreasonable?