SHISEIDO Pureness Pore Warming Scrub is “a self-warming gel scrub that unclogs pores and removes excess oil for a feeling of fresh, deeply cleansed skin. Warms comfortably on contact to help draw out pore-clogging impurities and excess oil. Contains microbeads and purifying granules for deep cleansing action. Minimizes the visibility of pores while leaving skin feeling fresh and silky.Use once or twice a week as needed.”
Thoughts: Comes packaged in a plastic flip-top tube in blue colour. The packaging for the Pureness range is all blue in colour.
The product comes in the form of a clear gel. It is easy to apply and spread all over the face. Upon application of the product on a dry face with dry fingers, you will experience a slight warmth on the skin. The warming action seems to occur only if the skin (your face and your fingers) is dry. Any contact with water seems to reduce the “warming” action/feeling. The ‘warmth’ is slight and there are no chances of burning. I find it tolerable on my sensitive skin. My sensitive skin doesn’t turn red from the ‘warmth’ of the product.
Among the clear gel you will spot blue and orange beads. The ‘beads’ in the product are interesting! You will and can feel the ’roundness’ of the beads but the more you rub the product on your face, it seems that the beads also disappear or melt…the ‘scrubbing’ action of this product feels quite gentle on the skin.
After the scrub, skin does not feel taut or dry. Blackheads are much more easy to extract on the nose. The appearance of blackheads after use is slightly lesser. However, I do not find my pores being less visible…instead I feel it becomes more visible because the blackheads previously occupying my pores are gone… After use of this product must be followed by a mask to tighten pores!
Verdict: Great for removing blackheads.