Review: Glam Works Green Tea Nose Pore Strips

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Another long day and it’s my nose again that got my attention. But instead of using my the Classic Nose Pore Strips of Glam Works which I reviewed last May, I tried out the green tea variant. Apparently, I bought this long before I got the classic variant. I must have stashed this one in my drawers and forgot about it.

Anyway, let’s begin:

Fast Facts

Nose Strip Green Tea

Price:
Php 109.00 for 12 strips

Where: 
Watsons

Duration: 
10-15 minutes

Suggested usage: 
1-2 times a week with at least a 3-day interval

Product description/claims:
(1) instantly remove pore-clogging dirt, oil, and blackheads; (2) has antibacterial properties (from green tea extract) that help thoroughly cleanse the pores; and (3) help reduce the appearance of pores with regular use.

Ingredients: 
deionized water, polyvinyl alcohol (PVA), ethyl alcohol, glycerine, hamamelis virginiana, PVP, camelia sinensis leaf extract, dipotassium glycyrrhizate, BHT, fragrance, CI 61565

Impressions

If you noticed from my review of Glam Works Classic Nose Pore Strips, there is a difference in price. Please don’t get confused. Both variants are priced the same. I bought my green tea variant at Php 99.00. I think it was sometime after I bought the classic variant that Watsons upped the price.

Added Benefits

That having been said, between the classic and green tea variant, I’d have to say I like this one better. Frankly, it’s the scent. Whereas the classic has no scent whatsoever, Glam Works Green Tea Nose Pore Strips has a wonderful fragrance of green. Plus, the addition of green tea extract gives added benefits such as reducing inflammation or skin irritation, promotion of collagen to maintain the elasticity of the skin, skin cell protection due to its antioxidants, etc. For just the same price, this variant is the better choice.

Just to share a bit, I actually used the strip one time despite having a nasty pimple on my nose. It’s precisely due to the pimple that I used the strip. After removing, for the next 3 days, I also applied tea tree oil extract on my pimple. Voila! The red bump is gone! I’ll just have to continue treating the mark so prevent discoloration. Amazing how green tea extract and tea tree oil can work wonders. But that’s another story. 😉

Strength

However, much like the classic variant, the strength and effectiveness in removing blackheads is just satisfactory. I’m not quite the expert on de-clogging pores but I base my opinion on what’s still left and not on what has been removed. Granted, it does its job to an extent but I’d rather it be able to remove more.

Application

It’s pretty much straight to the point. Wet your nose, stick the strip, and then wait for about 10-15 minutes before removing it. Remember: don’t touch the nose area after removing the strip. Don’t get it wet as well. The pores are still open and it’s best to wait several more minutes before continuing with your nightly routine.

Verdict: 9/10

It’s 9/10 only to show that I prefer this than the classic. There are other nose pore strips by Glam Works. They have charcoal and a pack that contains only chin and forehead strips. I’ll have to try the chin and forehead strips. I tried using the nose strips on my forehead but it felt weird and I’m not sure if I got the needed result. It felt like I had my forehead waxed! XD

Will I buy this again? Yes! I might try other brands as well to be able to make a comparison.

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Do you have a go-to nose pore strip brand/product you’d like to share? Let me know what you think. 🙂

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