I must admit I'm bad at using products consistently, so I'm not a good person to ask if this works consistently. However, when I feel like my pores are really congested, I'll exfoliate and then crack this stuff out and I always feel like it helps at least a little. I don't know if it really makes a HUGE difference as far as really getting junk out right away, but it really loosens things up. If I use an extractor (the right way....) or my fingernails (the wrong way.... don't do this!) after the mask to squeeze blackheads out, man, that stuff just comes out like crazy. So, it's doing SOMEthing. I wish I could get my skincare regiment figured out so I could use it more consistently, then I can give you a better answer!
answered 3 years, 2 months ago
(Los Angeles, CA)
Yes - this worked for me to remove blackheads. When I first used this I was in my early 20s and sophmore year in college. At that time, it did seem to make my skin look brighter - but also made my skin seem oilier and led to more breakouts. I went through one tube and left it at that.
BUT now, in my mid-20s my skin seems to have calmed down quite a bit but I still have an issue with large pores and blackheads. I loved how the mask brightened my skin so I gave it another try and it's my life-saver now that I am trying to get perfect skin for my wedding. Even after the first use I noticed a remarkable difference in smaller pores, less blackheads, and it did not give me a post-mask breakout like the last time I used this. I admit I have also started doing weekly or so blackhead extractions - but I was doing that before using the product and it seems like the combination works wonderfully.
Ultimately it depends on your skin - but for me with tricky combination skin in my mid-20s this works like a charm.
answered 3 years, 5 months ago
(St. Louis, MO)
I am not one to waste money. This product really deep cleans your pores and your skin looks radiant...wish it was around when I was in my 20's.
answered 3 years, 10 months ago
NO! It does NOTHING! Buy Fresh Umbria Clay Mask instead. Do not buy this.
No, I'd say don't waste your money. I definately think you're better off investing in something good, but this isn't it. I even used it regularly for a while and never saw any improvement in my blackheads (which is why I bought it), and it made me breakout a little. The only thing it did was make my skin a little softer. I'd suggest something by Ole Henrickson, Philosophy, Fresh, or Korres, because I find their products are always at least mildly effective in what they say they'll do. Or the DDF sulfur mask which I've heard is great. I find that all of Bliss's products are a waste of money unless they're on a super sale. Oh, if you can, try to get someone to get you a Clairsonic plus for your b-day! It's expensive, but you wont regret it, it's made a huge difference in my blackheads and in how well other products work.
answered 4 years, 1 month ago
Steep Clean Mask is formulated to deep clean pores -- including blackheads. Blackheads are definitely a stubborn skin concern, so at bliss, we recommend weekly use of Steep Clean Mask to reduce pore congestion and prevent future blackheads. The powerful enzymes remove dead skin cells that can clog pores and help break up debris clogging pores. Here's a spa tip: after mask is on skin for 15 minutes, use a texture cotton pad or a fresh washcloth to "swipe and lift" blackheads from pores. For stubborn blackheads, spot treat the blackhead prone area 3 times per week.
answered 4 years, 6 months ago
My answer is NO. It did nothing for my pores, blackheads, dark spots, pimples, whatever. Neutrogena's acne mark mask works 200% better IMHO, and is like $50 cheaper! Try that first before you buy this!
answered 5 years, 2 months ago