Potency Pore Eraser is quite a new product from Korean-Swiss brand Suiskin.
It is a white head, black head and pore intensive care treatment for the nose. It helps shrink the pores of the nose, and also extract white and black heads in the nose.
For maximum results, use in conjunction with Suiskin’s Pore Minimizer Spot.
1. After taking your shower, straight away soak the solution on the cotton pads provided.
2. Lay the soaked cotton pad on your nose and leave it for about 15 minutes.
3. Remove cotton pad from nose and use one of the plastic extractors provided and press them around your nose.
4. Optional : Follow up with Suiskin Pore Minimizer Spot.
Standard packaging for Suiskin products.
Comes in a dropper plastic bottle containing 50ml of solution.
The packaging of the bottle reminds me of It’s Skin V10 Range’s packaging.
Included together with the box are cotton pads that are shaped for the nose, and also plastic extractors.
I found the plastic extractors very filmy and weak, making extraction very hard as it was not easy to manipulate with.
Please DO NOT throw away the sticks, they are not gifts for you to dig your ears!
The texture of the product is almost like a serum but it is more diluted.
1. Soleirolia soleirolii Extract
Also known as Angel/Baby’s Tears. Funny that there is no information regarding this plant’s benefit in skincare products.
2. Melissa Officinalis Leaf Extract
Known as lemon balm leaf. The crushed leaves, when rubbed on the skin, are used as a repellant for mosquitos. Its antibacterial properties have also been demonstrated scientifically, although they are markedly weaker than those from a number of other plants studied.
Lemon balm contains eugenol, which kills bacteria and has been shown to calm muscles and numb tissues. It also containstannins that contribute to its antiviral effects, as well as terpenes that add to its soothing effects.
Traditionally this herb has been used as a sedative, and as an antispasmodic.
3. Origanum Majorana Leaf Extract
Natural disinfectant, antifungal, antibacterial, anti bruising properties.
4. Lactic Acid
Lactic acid is a widely used alpha hydroxy acid derived from sour milk that is far from a new phenomenon. In fact, Cleopatra is said to have bathed in soured milk to pamper her skin. Alpha hydroxy acids (AHAs) are naturally derived ingredients used in a variety of skin care products and cosmetics. Glycolic acid, malic acid, tartaric acid and citric acid are other popular types of AHAs.
Lactic acid accelerates the sloughing process. As we age, our skin’s ability to shed dead skin cells is diminished, increasing the need for specialized exfoliating products. Although less powerful than retinol-the popular Vitamin A molecule used in skin care treatments and peels-lactic acid has been heralded by many dermatologists and embraced by the cosmetics industry. Lactic acid has shown to be a superior exfoliant-peeling away the outer layers of dead skin, and revealing a healthier glow. This peeling effect causes damaged layers of skin to shed more rapidly, improving the texture of the skin- making it softer and smoother while preventing build-up of skin cells in the pores.
Keeping skin at acid pH level, lactic acid works to limit the growth of bacteria and spur the development of new cells. It works well on conditions as diverse as acne and wrinkles, as its exfoliant properties serve to eliminate dead cells regardless of their cause. Latic acid is also useful on the body as well as the face, softening tough areas such as elbows and heels.
Sunscreens and makeup will last longer with the regular use of latic acid, as it enhances the absorption of cosmetics, moisturizers and other skincare products. The molecules in lactic acid are larger than in the equally popular glycolic acid and although it doesn’t penetrate into skin as deeply, its gentle exfoliating action makes it a perfect choice for regular use or those with extra sensitive skin.
This product is an alternative to nose strips ( which are not good for your nose BTW ).
It softens the epidermis and opens up the pores while exfoliating it to make extraction easier.
It was rather hard to extract with the filmy plastic stick that was provided with the product as the stick kept on bending here and there.
This product is also not suitable for those who are too lazy, or those who are scared of pain. As everything here is DIY, it can be rather troublesome.
Be cautious when pressing because it might cause broken veins. Those of you who have this problem should stay away from this product because you never know what might happen and may aggravate the situation.
This product can be quite rough for the skin and may do more harm than benefits if not handled properly.
There has been some remarkable before-after photos online :
However, it wasn’t that drastic when we used it ( maybe because we don’t have much of a problem on the pores of our nose). Of course there was an improvement in the texture of our nose before and after. As for the pores, we did see a slight improvement.
This product really depends on whether you trust yourself. Sure, it’s a great DIY product to clear the white/blackheads without stripping off your skin. But if done the wrong way, it might cause some broken veins and cause your nose to look like Rudolph.
Then again, we know how most girls are afraid of pain, that they probably stop at the first extraction. Haha, then you might as well leave it to your beauty consultant to do the extraction for you.
Our advice : Be gentle when using it and know when to stop.
Overall, we’d recommend this product as it is quite an easy DIY product which helps clear the dirt in your nose once in a while ( our advice : once a month ). Those who are looking for solutions to big nose pores can give this a try as our pores did look smaller after using this.
And for those who are lazy and are not bothered to go through the hassle and pain , stick to your nose strips or just gentle scrub exfoliation.
Or else, there’s always a visit to the facial shop and help your country’s economy.
The bottle can last quite long, probably 8 months if used once every 3-4 weeks.
Suiskin highly recommends to apply the Pore Minimizer Spot as post-treatment. Details of the Pore Minimizer can be found : here
Where To Purchase?
Can be purchased on Gmarket. ( will update with link once Gmarket is not on maintenance mode )
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