For those with oily skin types, the Porestar Glow Kit: Combo ($95) promises to help restore the skin’s balance and absorb excess oil. Coming with a simple pouch, you can bring these products to the office to cleanse and moisturize the skin before applying heavy makeup needed for an evening event or a party. The kit includes a full-sized Balancing Act Deep Pore Cleansing System, Balancing Act Essential Oil Concentrate, Daily Protect Oil Free SPF 30, and deluxe samples of the Power Scrub and Clear It. This will also be great to bring when you staying over someone else’s house if you know what I mean. 😉
The Deep Pore Cleansing Oil is a bit thick for my preference but works well when doing a first cleanse after removing long-wearing and full coverage makeup. The Cleansing Oil, which promises to work with the skin’s natural oils to dissolve dirt, pollutants, and makeup trapped inside your pores, has to be removed with a warm cloth instead of water, though. I also tried using this to remove makeup and it was able to melt my foundation but it would need a little more massaging in order to remove eyebrow makeup and mascara.
I especially like the Deep Pore Herbal Toner as it contains lemon extract to reduce and control excess oil, vitamin c to brighten and tone, and sage extract to protect the skin from free radicals and deter bacteria. Based on its name, I expected the toner to be white, light, and watery. Imagine my surprise that dark brown isn’t the color of the bottle but the color of the actual product. It has a pump applicator and it let out a viscous, heavy looking toner. Upon application, the sweet sugary smells permeate the air and creates a relaxing ambiance. The toner feels light on the skin and sinks in super quickly into the skin, leaving the skin refreshed and satiny.
*This product was provided by Tu’el Skincare and Ink and Roses for review.