I was looking for a facial mask that will help tighten my skin. Thank you to the BF who patiently accompanied me through every department store cosmetics counter and stores which took a while since I'm vowing to be a discerning shopper. The product has to offer more for the skin, but realistic, with less of the bells and whistles of packaging and brand name. The price has to be perfect as well.
The last store we went to was VMV Hypoallergenics. I always loved visiting their sterile, minimalist stores. Their helpful sales assistant recommended this Fine Finish Pore Minimizing Skin Mattifier. This isn't a mask but it does tighten the skin. It fits what I was looking for so one bottle went home with me.
I have oily skin. The pores on my checks and T-zone, literally my whole face, are of different sizes of huge. Think of the moon's lunar craters. I've read various scientific studies about those misleading pore minimizing products. We have to love our pores no matter the size/visibility because it is and will be as it is no matter how many miracle products we slather on our skin.
I wish they would not call this product "Pore Minimizing" as it does not do anything to the pores. But what it does is tighten skin. This can be felt upon seconds from application and will last approximately 45 minutes. The result is a less oily face thus it stays true to the last half of what it's called, a "Skin Mattifier".
And for the rest of the week my face was not that oily and it creeped me out a bit as I'm used to being oily. But now that the sebum production is under control I'm not complaining.
This is applied on the face via a cotton pad. Instructions are given to not soak the pad but only dampen it with the liquid. And this should not be applied more than twice a week for the first eight weeks of using.
One thing I don't like about this is the strong smell of alcohol.
Product name: VMV Hypoallergenics: Fine Finish Pore Minimizing Skin Mattifier (for oily skin)
Also available: For dry skin (I just don't know how that will work since dry skin is already matte.)
Available at: VMV Hypoallergenics stores or their counters at Landmark
Price: PHP 680 for a 150 ml bottle