Unlisted Brand • Institut Esthederm Osmoclean Gentle Deep Pore Cleanser • Masks

rated 4.8(5 reviews)

Average Rating.4.8
Would buy this product again.80%
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rated 5 of 5 carlablack on 4/9/2014 7:13:00 AM more reviews by carlablack

Age: 19-24   Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium   Hair: Brunette   Eyes: Brown    

This is the best blackhead remover in my experience.

This was suggested to me by a SA when i was searching for a chemical peel for my whole face. I used it on my cheeks as a peeling but it didn't really work at all, so i threw it to the back of my cosmetics cabinet and forgot about it.

After like a year, i came across this little fella. I remembered the price i paid for it so i looked it up on here and read all those amazing reviews. I had blackheads all my life but it didn't bother me, still i decided to incorporate it to my all-Clinique skincare regimen, using it once a day at evenings. First few days i didn't notice any difference...

But now i see why people are desperately trying to remove black heads. My T zone looks SO CLEAR as if i applied foundation or concealer. I cannot believe how well it cleans inside all those pores. It truly feels like massaging moisturizer on skin like others said, no redness or irritation despite all the rubbing.

Directions are actually very clear: You apply a small amount on clean dry T-zone and rub it until it becomes tacky. I noticed that some days the tackiness happen right away and sometimes it takes time. I believe the tackiness depends on how much dirt is in your pores. Let's say, If your pores are clogged, product gets tacky immediately because of all the gunk.

However tacky it gets, i don't think it's a good idea to dilute the product. I tried it once and it did nothing in terms of effectiveness. If the directions say "rinse when it gets tacky" that means it's SUPPOSED to get tacky.

I like my T-zone better now, will definitely repurchase this :)

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rated 5 of 5 Jouls on 11/10/2013 4:37:00 PM more reviews by Jouls

Age: 30-35   Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium   Hair: Black   Eyes: Brown    

It's a very unusual exfoliator, as gentle as it is it cleans the pores better than anything I have ever tried before. A little pricey but worth it. I would buy it again as nothing I tried before compares to this product.

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rated 4 of 5 *TOP REVIEWER* Dimanta on 1/27/2013 8:33:00 AM more reviews by Dimanta

Age: 30-35   Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium, Warm   Hair: Blond, Straight, Fine   Eyes: Hazel    

This is very good peeling cream, however it is little hard to use it. I do not like how it dries so quicky and you have to rub the skin as instructed. I add some water usually and only then it feels alright.
Cons:
- Expensive (about 40 UDS)
- Small packaging
- Difficult to use
Pros:
- Clears pores very well
- Skin feels super smooth and clean afterwards.
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Use: Once a day for dry/sensitive skin. Twice a day for normal to oily skin type.

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rated 5 of 5 *TOP REVIEWER* slc on 3/15/2011 12:34:00 PM more reviews by slc

Age: 44-55   Skin: Dry, Fair, Cool   Hair: Blond, Wavy, Fine   Eyes: Green    

This is a great product and unlike anything I've used before. It does exactly what it says -- gently but deeply cleans pores. I have super-dry skin but sometimes get clogged pores in the T-zone. Most things designed to clean pores over-dry or irritate my skin. This is just like massaging a moisturizer into your skin, yet it magically deep-cleans without stripping, without drying. I use it on the T-zone a few times per week. Excellent stuff.

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rated 5 of 5 *TOP REVIEWER* Daphers on 10/29/2010 6:27:00 AM more reviews by Daphers

Age: 25-29   Skin: Sensitive, Fair-Medium   Hair: Brown   Eyes: Brown    

This is not a daily cleanser! It's an occasional-use deep cleanser, for once or twice a week, so I've put it under Masks.

Now that's out of the way let me rave about this awesome product. It's purpose is to dissolve blackheads and clogged pores in a gentle way. If you have blackheads and have been using clay masks, I strongly recommend you switch to this. It does what it says.

I've been struggling with blackheads for 18 years and although they're now mostly under control thanks to Tazorac, SebaMed Face & Body wash and Shiseido's facial brush, I do still sometimes have bad days where I need an extra boost to clear them out.

The instructions for use are not clear - there's no guide as to whether you use this on dry, damp or wet skin - but you basically apply it and massage it into the skin until the cream changes texture to become thick and dry. If your skin isn't sensitive you can leave it on another five minutes while you hop in the shower for an extra-strength treatment, which I do occasionally just on my nose. Rinse well afterwards, very well. I use a toner as well to help get it all off.

After rinsing my pores are clear and shrunken. I can run my finger across my skin and it's completely smooth. Seriously, I can't recommend this highly enough. The only remotely negative thing I can think to say about it, other than the high price, is that there is one other product on the market which does the same thing: Sothy's Desquacrem. (Reviews for that product are less good than they should be because lots of reviewers have assumed it's a daily cleanser, which it's not.) They're both quite difficult to get hold of (at least in the UK), so get whichever you can, they're equally good. I own both with back-ups!

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