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on 3/21/2016 3:17:00 PM
More reviews by fazli
Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Not Sure
Hair: Blond, Straight, Fine
Why 4: it pulls fine hair, I imagine it may cause them getting stronger and I don't want a hairy facepros: face looks cleaner, calmed, clogged pores smallercons: pulls even very fine hair. 1.5 tea spoons gelatin + 3 tea spoons milkhow I prepared: 1) mix luke-warm milk with gelatin in order to have a homogeneous mass (it may harden in cold milk)2) put into microwave for 10s only3) be careful that it's not too warm and apply quicklyhints: I heard some people complaining it smells badly. I think it is due to the gelatin quality. Mine is from a specialist herbs shop, tasteless and odorless, definitely no stinking... a bit more expensive thoughFor the parts for which I feel it is pulling my fine hair, I only wash it off. It still has some benefits.
on 12/7/2014 11:01:00 AM
More reviews by acciohashi
Age: 18 & Under
Skin: Combination, Olive, Warm
Hair: Brunette, Straight, Other
First of all, this isn't a chemical peel you get from an esthetician.This isn't as good as a BHA, AHA, or retinol based product.With this type of peel, you can't peel any of your skin problems that are under the skin, no matter what you add because most aren't formulating this in a laboratory.This is gentler than biore pore strips as it doesn't adhere way too much to skin and rip off thinner skin(caused by skin disorders or use of good skin care products).Like biore stripes, it will loosen and remove blackheads and oil at the surface. If you're treating skin properly, this should help acne in the long term(you don't want that stuff gunking up in your skin). It's also a good idea for sleepovers.I do use this at night mostly, since I don't want my skin to get more sensitive to sun. I find makeup applies nicely after I put it on.It takes some practice to get the ratio right in order to make this peelable. If I want a peel, I use the tiniest amount of fat-free milk(what I always have around) and work my way up. Like wax, it thickens as it dries. I like to add things with anti-inflammatory properties like green tea, aloe, ginkgo extract(which I grind up from vitamin supplements), tiny(to prevent chemical burn) amount of aspirin, or anything else I have laying around to reduce redness(another thing you can't do with glorified industrial tape aka biore pore strips)This is also great as a base for a mask to really help things stick and stay on skin. Just make sure it's not tinted or flavored(with anything that's called "flavoring" unless it specifies it's vanilla or pumpkin extract, or maybe chocolate) or it'll inflame skin or leave a weird hue to skin.It does rip off hairs, so it can be good to try as a homemade hard wax.
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on 12/6/2014 12:25:00 AM
More reviews by miiyuu
Skin: Dry, Medium, Cool
Hair: Black, Straight, Other
will have to try this again. layer was much too thin and unpeelable so just washed it off with warm water. will def try the facial tissue method next time. also on a side note, peeling is so fun
on 7/28/2013 6:14:00 AM
More reviews by AriD
Hair: Blond, Other, Other
Works better than any pore cleaner I ever used. Still not the result I'm looking for, but the best I've seen.The way I do it is pour some powder gelatin into a shot glass, add a bit of milk and stir till its mixed, add a few drops of honey to even out the consistency. Then I nuke it for about 5-10 seconds, depending on how much I am making. After it cools a bit I put it on my face with a butter knife. I wait till it dries and then I carefully peel it off.Can be quite painful though when I get hair in it. I use it only on the center of my face, from my forehead to chin. I avoid the edges of my face because that is where I have more facial fuzz. It takes my mustache hairs off nicely though.The best part of this method is that its so cheap. I'm never buying pore strips again.
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on 7/13/2013 1:34:00 AM
More reviews by Steffisaurus
Skin: Other, Other, Not Sure
Hair: Other, Other, Other
I noticed that every time I tried to use this method in the past, it did not deliver great results. I realize now that many of us may be over cooking the recipe. My latest attempt, I heated my milk alone and then added the gelatin while stirring the mixture. This made the consistency much more even and when I applied it, the mixture spread over my skin much easier and smoothly. After it dried, the peel was consistent and there were few bubbles. Most importantly, the peel actually lifted my black heads out like a Biore strip- like it is supposed to. I also advise any users to exfoliate properly and steam your face so your pores are actually open. All masks and peels require a well prep'd face to do their job.
on 6/12/2013 4:45:00 AM
More reviews by MSaintH
Skin: Acne-prone, Fair, Not Sure
Hair: Brunette, Other, Other
I have been making homemade masks for about a month. As an avid juicer, I've come to discover most the juices I drink are also great to apply to my skin. Tonight I made a juice (and a mask) of papaya, cantaloupe, lemon, spinach, kale and parsley. These ingredients have a ton of vitamins that are great for the skin. I added the gelatin at first solely as a thickening agent, but then discovered that it becomes a peel.Like many others stated, peeling this off wasn't particularly easy, so I focused on peeling my most congested areas: nose, cheeks and chin. It removed blackheads just like a biore strip. I also dislike the fuzz on my face, so I was actually happy it took that with it. I rinsed the rest off with warm water. My face has never been so smooth in my life. I followed it up with a serum of grapeseed oil, lavender oil and tea tree oil. I am anxious to see the results in the morning. I plan on experimenting with other juices, including my favorite strawberry and turmeric mix. The gelatin was an unexpected, but awesome, addition to my home remedies.
on 4/7/2013 5:02:00 PM
More reviews by Miaoudeminou
Skin: Combination, Fair, Warm
Hair: Brown, Wavy, Medium
I was trying to find something similar to what I used here. Well I guess this is kind of right. I used Knox Gelatine to create a peel off mask (it's supposed to act like Bioré strips). Basically you take the gelatin, add water until it looks chunky, heat it up in the microwave for 10 seconds, let it cool a little, and apply to your face (do not get on any hair you want to keep). I personally did not feel like this did anything for me. My pores were not cleaned out. I broke out in acne the day after using it and have come to notice it's the only reason why I've been having pimples. Peeling this off is a pain and hurts like no other. You're taking all the hair on your face with the mask when you peel it off (feels like you're waxing your face but not as fast). The worst you can do is try this and see if it works for you. If it does it's cheap. A package of 4 envelopes of Knox Gelatine was not even a $1 at my grocery store.
on 3/30/2013 8:56:00 PM
More reviews by Pestina18
Skin: Combination, Olive, Not Sure
All I can say is OUCH. I mixed some gelatin with milk and melted it in the microwave. Then, I applied to my entire face and let dry fully. Peeling off this mask was so painful - it tugs at your skin like a super strength band-aid and rips out tiny little hairs. Hurt so badly, especially on sensitive areas like the cheeks. My face was a bright red mess...and there was nothing on the strips. The gelatin also smells horrible, and I practically gagged the entire time it was drying. I tried again recently, washing my face and then applying it only on my black-head prone areas. I got the same results this time around - a lot of pain and redness, but my blackheads weren't removed at all. Won't be trying it again!
on 9/18/2012 5:13:00 PM
More reviews by LittleMissLawyer
Skin: Normal, Fair, Neutral
Hair: Blond, Straight, Medium
This mask makes a HUGE difference in my skin. I mix 1 part gelatin/1 part milk and microwave for 10 seconds. I apply it in a thin layer, then quickly place a paper towel over it (to aid in removal). I allow to dry for about an hour, then remove slowly.The results include removal of: gunk in pores, tiny hairs on my face, and dead skin. I usually apply another mask or a peel afterward, as this mask allows other masks and peels to really sink in. (A serum would be a good idea as well.)Be sure to let the mask dry completely, or, just like a pore strip, it will not remove gunk from your face!
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on 3/28/2013 1:01:00 AM
More reviews by jjmb
Skin: Acne-prone, Medium, Not Sure
No need to use milk for this mask, water does the trick. After heating it up in the microwave I add 1 drop of essential oil (Lavender, tea tree, etc) to mask the smell of the gelatin. After applying I use a blow dryer on low heat to dry the mask faster. This mask pulls EVERYTHING out of my skin! I take a hot shower and use an exfoliator before hand to open my pores up. I'll never buy another biore strip again!
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