Friday, August 29, 2014

AMPM Vitamin A Pore Refining Mask

One weekend, klutzy me almost collided with a fellow shopper. I got a good glimpse of her (flawless) complexion (with nary a pore) in the 5 seconds we gaped at each other. Vitamin A Pore Refining Mask was immediately purchased succeeding this incident...

Naruko says:
Vitamin A Pore Refining Mask is a white creamy clay mask which contains essential nutrients and small round PE particles to help improve your skin's metabolism and dullness. It instantly gives you the baby-soft skin that you've always dreamed of.


Name: AMPM Vitamin A Pore Refining Mask 維他命A毛孔緊提面膜
Price: NT$ 469 for 60 g
UrCosme rating: 5.1
Made in: Taiwan

This mask expires within six months due to the lack of preservatives. It is recommended that you use this mask twice a week or thrice if your skin needs the extra attention.

The mask goes on creamy and grainy. To my recollection, the texture resembled a product that I featured in the past: b.liv by cellnique Glow and Shine. They are both masks with exfoliating bits but their functions could not be more different!

I noticed immediate results after rinsing off. Besides looking brighter, my skin also feels smoother and cleaner. On the downside, it is only a temporary measure to inhibit the appearance of pores. I have finished my tube and they are as prominent as ever.

It is one of those rare duds from Naruko and luckily it does not cost a fortune at NT$ 469 a piece.

The full ingredient list for Vitamin A Pore Refining Mask:
Water, Isononyl Isononanoate, Propanediol, Macadamia Integrifolia Seed Oil, Hectorite, Lactic Acid, Cordyceps Sinesis Extract, Trametes Versicolor (Mushroom) Extract, Butylene Glycol, Sodium Benzoate, Potassium Sorbate, Polyglyceryl-10 Stearate, Glyceryl Stearate, Sodium Lactate, Titanium Dioxide, TEA-Dodecylbenzenesulfonate, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Laminaria Ochroleuca Extract, Urea, Panthenol, Potassium Hydroxide, Polyethylene, Phenoxyethanol, Xanthan Gum, Salicylic Acid, Tocopheryl Acetate, Retinol, Polysorbate 20, Mandelic Acid, Methylisothiazolinone, Lavender (Lavandula Angustifolia), Eucalyptus (Eucalyptus Globulus), Marjoram (Origanum Marjorana), Thyme (Thymus Vulgaris), Clary Sage (Salvia Sclarea), Rosemary (Rosmarinus Officinalis), Ho Wood (Cinnamomum Camphora).


Ahleessa said...

Never heard of this of this brand and sorry to hear it didn't work. At least you know not to purchase this product... hehe~

Bijin Blair said...

Hey Alyssa! What about Naruko (AMPM's sister brand)? Have you heard of it before? It made waves in the blogosphere a few years back thanks to Fuzkittie's recommendations.