Urban Decay Pore-Refining Peel*

When Urban Decay released their much-anticipated, I think the most talked about product was probably the Pore-Refining Peel. It might have something to do with the popularity of those black peel off masks which are all over Instagram at the moment, but considering I’ve liked these kind of masks for a few years now, I was more than a little intrigued to give this one a spin.

Packaged in a large squeezy tube, the first instructions you’ll see, is that this mask is not for use over your entire face. Instead, this is for targeting areas with a little congestion – I like it for my nose, around my mouth, and on my forehead and chin.

The mask has a thick, almost glue-y consistency,with no scent or colour. I just smooth it on dry, freshly washed skin (usually my nose) and then let it get to work. Unlike a lot of masks, there is no tingling sensation when applied. Instead, it just dries down to be completely clear, and then you’re good to remove.

I prefer to apply quite a thick layer of the mask, as I find it easier to remove once everything has dried down. Then, once it’s dried, you can find an edge and slowly pull the mask off. As long as you do it carefully, it’s not sore, instead you can see how congested your skin really was. It leaves skin feeling super fresh – and it’s the perfect pre-makeup treatment for truly flawless finish.

Urban Decay Pore Refining Peel is priced at £24 and is available here (UK) and here (US)

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