REVIEW: Kiehl’s Rare Earth Deep Pore Cleansing Masque

Hi everyone,

Hope you’re all well! ^-^

Uni has me stressed out and the cherry to top this off is that my skin is looking awful. I have been using the Body Shop Himalayan Charcoal Mask a lot, to be honest, I’ve gone through three tubs of that stuff – I love it! So I wanted to try something new and similar.

So I opted for the Kiehl’s Rare Earth Deep Pore Cleansing Masque, I’ve heard no reviews about this and no one has recommended it to me, I walked into the shop and picked it out from random amongst the lot.

So it’s 125ml tub of product for £23.50. Decent. The packaging its self is nothing fancy, just a plain plastic tub with a screw on lid.

The product is said to:

  • Cleanse your skin of debris
  • Visibly minimised pores
  • Give a brighter looking complexion
  • Clear blackheads
  • Gently draws out oil, dirt and toxins that clog pores.
  • Soothe the skin

The product contains:

  • Mineral-rich Amazonian White Clay
  •  Oatmeal
  • Aloe Vera

How to Apply:

  • Apply a thin layer to damp, clean skin, avoiding the immediate eye area and allow to dry (approximately ten minutes)
  • When dry, gently remove using a warm, wet towel and gently pat dry

This is what it looks like on the inside:


I applied this after a long day of wearing make up for more than 12 hours. I was tired and I wanted a quick “pick me up” for my skin.

I applied this mask using my fingers. The product itself was smooth and I did notice there was no cooling sensation or tingle on my skin like the one from Body Shop. I left it on my skin until it completely dried which didn’t take long, I was able to wash it off within 15 minutes. So it was definitely great to use in the morning before I head out.

When I was looking in the mirror with the mask on, I could see my pores and the mask really stuck to the skin. I could smile and talk with this mask on, it was 100000% more comfortable to use in comparison to my Body shop mask.

After I washed it off, I was supposed to use a hot towel to wipe it, but I didn’t, I used warm-hot water and my hands – my skin looked so much brighter and my skin looked so smooth especially on my nose where I have large pores and some swollen spots on my jaw felt not so bumpy anymore.

For 10 minutes, this mask did wonders! Whereas I left my body shop mask on for 45 minutes.

So overall, I rate this mask a 3.5/5 – 

What I don’t like is that I can’t apply it on dry skin and I have to wipe it off with a towel. ew no. my towel will get dirty.

Anyway, I hoped you enjoyed this review!

Lot’s of love,
Nisha x

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