“ Brand: Clinique / Type: Face Oil / Skin type: for dry skin and for all types / Product line: Clinique Pore Minimizer „
I got a little sample pack of these 1 time that I bought 2 Clinique products and got their little Bonus Time freebies. I like when you get the little trial sized products as the sizes are quite generous from Clinique and more often than not I have tried larger sized products after trying the smaller ones.
I got a little pack of 5 of these. The right size pack is 50 sheets and when looking online for this it seems that the price is £8. Not all too expensive, but dear enough for some sheets.
The pack looks like the picture. A small and thin pack. The Sheets are stacked on top of each other so the pack can be popped into your pocket let alone your bag.
So what do these do? They take away the Oil from your face, and remove the shine and make your face look a bit more Matt. I suffer from a shiny forehead, so this is the kind of product that I look for. The sheets are quite thin and have a powdery feel to them, but not all that much. What happens is when you press this sheet onto the area on your face that you want to treat, it's like some of the powder comes off as the sheet turns transparent so you know that whatever is on the paper ends up on your face.
These get to work quickly, and even just 1 small sheet takes care of my face just fine. It's surprising how much Oil this mops up, and my face is left matted, but still looks natural.
I would recommend these as they are great for their purpose. Yes they are a bit more expensive than other brands but I feel that these work all day, and are worth spending that bit more on.
These sheets help to minimize pores and also to help blot the excess oil that may appear any time on the your face. I like this product because it does do exactly what is written on the packet!
The product --> These are in tiny packet, which in pink and has a little flap opening at the front. It has the Clinique logo on the front, and short description underneath it. The sheets are very think, but they are easy to separate in the packet. It only takes one to touch up your whole face, and I find that I don't need to use them every day anyway. They are really for oily skin and enlarged pores - a cateorgory I fit into and sometimes do that need of extra help (especially around the forehead).
Once the oil has soaked onto the sheet, it does turn transparent so you know it has done is job and it's ready to be chucked in the bin! These are perfect to keep in a handbag, but I used them the most at a festival - where is is harder to keep pores unblocked and skin looking healthy. Sometimes, especaially during hot days at work where my make up need to be re done, these are fab for wiping away the excess oil only - and not the make up itself. Which is good if you remember these and not your foundation.
There are others out there however which offer a very close comparison, such as boots own variety where you get 30 sheets and they really are very similar. However, I find that they only really work about 70% as well, and can remove make up too as you have to be slightly more stubborn with these. Although, money wise they are far more cheaper.
After looking for these for a while again through Clinique I have come to the conclusion that they have discontinued the stock. They were about £8 last time I brought them, and now can only purchase through ebay! So I am going to try and find some others that will work the same, although I really don't know if other brands are going to be as good as Clinque!
***What do these pore minimiser oil blotting sheets do?**
They remove excess oil on the face.
* They are great for people that find that their makeup slides off in the day, rather than using a mattifying powder this is a great alternative.
* They do not alter your makeup they just make it look mattified again.
* And the other great advantage to these is if you have oily skin and you get the odd blemish because of all the excess powder you clog your skin up with, these do not clog the skin up at all.
* It is a translucent powder (no colour) and consequently you don't get that change in the colour of your foundation by the end of the day.
* They are pocket size so they fit in your handbag which is very convenient and I always slip a couple into my clutch bag when I go out at night.
* However they retail at £8.00 for 50 sheets which I think is very expensive for these since you can buy them for around £2.00 from Boots or Superdrug and they are just as good/ or virtually the same thing. They are basically just extremely thin pieces of paper with a thin powder on.
***How to use***
Simply remove a sheet and dab it on the areas of oiliness to remove excess oil.
***Would I recommend these Clinique's oil blotting sheets?***
I would but I would recommend trying the cheaper version of the oil blotting sheets and see how you get on and then change to these Clinique ones if you would like them to be from a more trusted company.
Clinique's Pore Minimizer Oil Blotting Sheets are really handy little sheets of paper which blot up any oil on your face. They work by sucking the oil up without smudging or removing your makeup and they leave your skin with a lovely smooth matified finish.
They come in a handy size which is small enough to keep in your handbag, makeup bag or even your purse so they are great for taking out with you wherever you go. The packet is small and attractive and there is a sticky patch on the fold down lid which sticks to the sheets and pulls one out for you as you open the flap so there is no fiddling around trying to separate a sheet and remove it from the packet.
You get 50 sheets to a packet and the sheets can be used more than once if you keep hold of them in your makeup bag after you have removed one from the packet. At £8.00 they are rather pricey. They do however work very well, blotting away all traces of oil and leaving your makeup with a lovely fresh looking finish, not sure about the pore minimizing effect though, doesn't seem to minimize my pores.
It is worth noting that you can get a similar effect just using a sheet of toilet roll or tissue which also blots the oil from your face and leaves your face nice and matt. Also a tissue lasts a lot longer for blotting your face so if you do have a clean hanky on you, it is by far cheaper to use this then purposely buying the oil blotting sheets. The sheets are very handy though as I've already said so it is still worth having a packet on you for all those times when you are out and you don't have access to a clean hanky or any other form of tissue.
All in all I would give the Clinique Pore Minimizer Oil Blotting Sheets a 7/10 because they work really well and are definitely handy to have on you on an evening out etc. I mark them down slightly because they are rather pricey, especially when plain old loo roll or tissues have a similar effect when blotting oil from your face.
Everyone wants smaller pores. They are one of life's most pointless creations. What exactly is so appealing about having huge great craters lodged in your face. And the way they suddenly appear from nowhere! Mine aren't horrendous, but I have a few which come and go. They are usually exacerbated by nights out, stress or a bad diet. I am always exploring new products to try to keep my skin in check and I have had on and off success with the Simple skincare range.
Clinique is at the pricier end of the scale, a lot pricier at nearly double the price. £7.50 for fifty wipes seems like a lot of money. But then they could last you close to two months, so if you think about it, they're not ridiculously expensive.
The wipes are designed to absorb excess oils and helps keep pores clean and small. Do they work though? Well I have pretty oily skin and when I used them, I noticed they did seem to collect a lot of the nasty oils on my chin and t-zone area. Small considered dabbing is the way forward, rather than to rub vigorously around the nose and forehead.
They are soft wipes and do not feel abrasive, thus making them suitable for most skin types. The wipes are not too wet either so you won't be left with excess moisture on your face, which you don't want. Wipes should be discarded after use of course.
I am not sure they visibly got rid of pores, but they certainly do leave the face feeling calmed and pampered and cleaner. Perfect for the end of the day to cleanse and tone the face or maybe if you're out shopping and are feeling a little oily or clogged! Pricey yes, but not out of the budget for a special treat!
A while ago I visited my local Clinique counter in search of a foundation that would suit my oily skin. By lunchtime I usually find that my nose, chin and forehead are starting to look shiny so the Clinique consultant suggested I also buy some Pore Minimizer Oil Blotting Sheets. As there was a Bonus Time offer on (if you buy two products you get a selection of Clinique goodies for free) this seemed like a good idea at the time.
These little sheets can be used to absorb excess oil, even through makeup. The Clinique assistant I spoke to advised that when my face got oily, instead of applying more powder to it, I should use an oil blotting sheet first to remove the excess oil. I tried this and found that the blotting sheet absorbed enough oil that I didn't need to apply any more powder.
The sheets themselves are unlike any other oil blotting sheet I have bought in that they are not made of a thin powdery piece of paper but are instead almost plasticky. They are thin and very soft to the touch. To use them you press them to any oily bits of skin and the oil is absorbed. They are strangely satisfying to use; as you press them to your skin you can see the sheet picking up the oil so it seems like they are actually working. I find that one sheet is usually enough to remove oil from my T-zone.
The sheets come in a small cardboard pouch which is about 10cm by 7cm. On the inside of the lid of the pouch is a sticky circle which is meant to pull one sheet out at a time when you open the lid. Unfortunately I found that this doesn't really work and I usually end up getting two sheets at a time and then have to try to stuff one sheet back in again. This results in the second sheet getting covered in oily fingerprints.
The cardboard pouch is not that sturdy if you are planning on carrying these around with you in your handbag which, let's face it, is highly likely. Having said that, I've had my pack in my handbag for ages and although it looks fairly tatty, the sheets inside are in perfect condition.
These are available at Clinique counters for £7.50 for 50 sheets although you can get them cheaper if you shop around on the internet (they are currently £6.50 from www.feelunique.com). At the full price this works out at 15 pence per sheet so they are very pricey. I have not found a better oil blotting sheet but I won't be buying these again because they are not so good that I can't live without them.
I suffer from oily skin and despite using mattifying moisturisers and shine control lotions I will inevitably, by the time afternoon comes around; have a shiny forehead which just feels so oily and horrible.
Clinique's 'Pore Minimizer' range is aimed at skin which might have large pores and can be quite oily or greasy. In my opinion this works well with the anti-blemish range as people who have large pores may often find they have quite blemish prone skin. They have a small range of products aimed at minimising the appearance of pores both outside and in, as well as products that help with oily and greasy skin.
This is where these oil-blotting sheets come in. In slim and compact packaging these sheets are handy for your handbag, a large purse or your pocket, meaning you can have them on you at all times should you wish to dab away that oil.
Using these oil blotting sheets is so easy, simply remove one sheet, dab it onto that oily shine and go back to normal mattified skin! No more shine and no more horrible oiliness, and it didn't even remove my make-up (essential for covering up those blemishes which oily skin brings along!) This to me is brilliant, you can dab away that oil through your make-up, leaving it intact but removing that oil. It's very easy to follow the old 'I'm just going to powder my nose,' but this is a much cleaner way to remove any shine, rather than just clogging up your skin with another layer of powder make-up! If you're suffering from oily skin, the last thing you want to do is clog your skin up with unnecessary layers of make-up.
Another plus point is that after removing the excess oil with one of these sheets, the oil will also stay away for the usual amount of time. It doesn't come back any quicker than usual, thankfully, and so using one sheet in the afternoon when needed is good enough for me.
You receive 50 sheets which have certainly been plenty for me and my pack has lasted me a long time. The packaging has become battered from being a handbag essential item; however the lid always stays firmly shut meaning the sheets aren't falling out in my bag. The only one down side is to be careful when removing a sheet to ensure you are removing just the one sheet, if you accidentally remove 2 or 3, it's too fiddly to put them back in, ending with me just scrunching them up in the packet!
As this product is made by Clinique, you can probably guess this product isn't going to come too cheap however at £7.50 is this one of Clinique's cheapest products and certainly a good investment.