For years, I’ve suffered from acne, poor pores and breakouts. My skin is just terrible. I cannot shift it; at best I can reduce the look of the spots, make them appear less red. I’ve tried a lot of products, the latest being Soap and Glory’s Dr Spot “The Fab Pore”.
It contains some common ingredients found in similar products, such as beta-hydroxy acid (a blend of encapsulated salicylic and lactic acids), but it’s also jam packed with some more natural sounding ingredients (mushroom extracts, rice microbeads anyone?). It’s a clay mask which also exfoliates all of those dead cells which can build up and exasperate the breakouts. To add to that, it acts as a peel, gently taking off layers of the problem areas.
The green colour is typical of harder working products, but the smell isn’t as overpowering. The directions encourage you to use the mask on your T Zone, where most people have problem pores. I always found my pores on my nose and cheek bones particularly tricky and hard to disguise of late. Even my make up took to not sitting right, which just looked pretty stupid up close, if I’m honest. I was fed up so did some online research and found that this product had some great reviews. Rather than limiting my use to my T Zone, I put this over my cheek bones too. The suggested time to leave the mask on was five minutes (twice a week to begin with, then once a week for maintenance). I found that this made little difference after a few weeks of use, so I upped the leave-on time to 15 minutes and used it three times a week. Now I can see a difference!
I’ve also started using it once a week on my jawline and neck, where my acne is terrible. This is helping to reduce the redness, but I’m not using it alone to treat my severe acne. Bizarrely, the thing that works best with the worst acne for me is nappy rash cream (Sudocrem or Metanium are really effective on bad breakouts).
You don’t need to use a lot of the mask, so this little jar will go a long way! It’s an added bonus, especially when you think of the cost per use for The Fab Pore.
The Fab Pore is breaking a noticeable difference to the appearance of my pores, but I have had to deviate from Soap and Glory’s guidelines. It’s a reasonable price (I paid £8 from Boots) and works as well as some of the more expensive products that I’ve tried in the past. Gone are those open looking pores which just ask for spots to form in them. My skin seems more youthful, and I’m relying less on make up to make my skin “glow”… The Fab Pore is really helping me to achieve better skin with a dewy and natural look. I even left the house without make up today!
I’d recommend this for anyone with skin issues. Believe me, I have terrible skin thanks to my PCOS, and recently stress, so I wouldn’t endorse anything less than good. I find this product great for treating my poor pores, but it needs a helping hand treating the acne.