REVIEW: Peach & Lily + Caolion Perfect Pores Kit!

Prepare yourself for today's post because I'm about to show you guys the most life-changing products I've ever used (so far), but first here's a little backstory of my skin situation... :o

About a month ago, my skin went from being fab to totally blah. I had almost flawless skin with practically no pimples, but then one day everything just flipped -- my skin started breaking out at my chin, cysts too :'(, and my pores became incredibly congested. I had absolutely NO idea what went wrong, but it seriously was an S.O.S. and I needed to get help for my skin. PRONTO. 

Around this time, the wonderful people over at Peach & Lily contacted me asking if I wanted to test-drive one of their new curations: The Perfect Pores Kit! It was as if they could read my mind and heard my plea of help! I was desperately in need for a miracle, so I was totally on board. Just so you know, I was sent these products solely for review purposes and these are my true opinions. I wasn't paid to say any of this (and never will be because my opinions can't be bought!), but trust me, once you see the results at the very bottom, you'll see why these products literally changed my life!

So lets get on to the review! :D






PERFECT PORES KIT

The Perfect Pores Kit features 4 different products from Caolion, sold exclusively at Peach & Lily! This bundle includes a cleanser, two of Caolion's best selling clay masks, and a sleeping pack, which are all designed to perfect your pores, clear your complexion, and improve your skin! 




The Freshly Chitosan Foam Cleanser is just the thing to start your journey to clear, healthy pores. Formulated with patented unshiu (or Jeju mandarin oil) and antioxidants, this cleanser balances the skin's pH and leaves your face feeling refreshed, but not dry.




INGREDIENTS: Water, Myristic Acid, Potassium Hydroxide, Glycerin, Lauric Acid, Palmitic Acid, Stearic Acid, Propylene Glycol, Prunus Mume Fruit Water, PEG-100 Stearate, Glyceryl Stearate, Beeswax, Glycol Distearate, Lauramide DEA, PEG-40 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Decyl Glucoside, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Loess, Phenoxyethanol, Betaine, Citrus Unshiu Fruit Oil, Sodium Chloride, Zanthoxylum Piperitum Fruit Extract, Pulsatilla Koreana Extract, Usnea Barbata (Lichen) Extract, Disodium EDTA, Alcohol, Carboxymethyl Chitin

SIZE: 110 ml / 3.7 fl oz

HOW TO USE: Wet face and dispense a small amount of product onto your hands. Lather the product between your palms and massage onto the skin in circular motions. Rinse off with lukewarm water.




The Chitosan Foam Cleanser is hands-down one of the best cleansers I have ever used. It's a foam cleanser, but not like your typical foam soap that's made of bubbles -- this foam cleanser is a thick mochi-like foam that builds up and gets thicker the more you massage/rub it in. Because of its ability to build up so much, a little truly goes a long way and this guy will definitely last a while! The thick foam cleanser clings to dirt, makeup, and all the grime that's on your face, which disappears the moment it's washed off, leaving the skin refreshed, clean, and hydrated. Plus, it's extremely gentle to the skin and isn't overly drying!



My complexion has become so much clearer and I noticed a huge decrease in my sebum production. The cleanser also helps to remove and/or minimize blackheads and sebaceous filaments on my nose! If there's one cleanser that can do it all, it's definitely this one.





Thanks to micro oxygen bubbles, the skin is gently, but deeply cleansed. 100% natural sparkling water and deep-cleansing charcoal powder work to eliminate impurities. Natural oat grains make sure your skin retains its moisture, and gently buff dead skin cells away.



INGREDIENTS: Glycerin, Kaolin, Cetearyl Alcohol, Polysorbate 60, Stearic Acid, Glyceryl Stearate, PEG-100 Stearate, Trimethylpentanediol/Adipic Acid Copolymer, Phenoxyethanol, Charcoal Powder, Triethanolamine, Carbomer, Chlorphenesin, Betaine, Sorbitan Stearate, Dimethicone, Avena Sativa (Oat) Meal Extract, Dipotassium Glycyrrhizate, Ginkgo Biloba Leaf Extract, Glycyrrhiza Glabra (Licorice), Root Extract, Portulaca Oleracea Extract, Prunus Mume Fruit Extract, Rhus Semialata Gall Extract, Vanillyl Butyl Ether, Disodium EDTA, Juglans Regia (Walnut) Shell Powder

SIZE: 50 g / 1.7 oz

HOW TO USE: On a dry and cleansed face, apply a thin layer of product onto face until covered. In about two minutes, the product will bubble up. Leave for 5-10 minutes, then massage the mask into the skin to gently exfoliate. Rinse off with lukewarm water.




I am obsessed with carbonated clay masks because they're the perfect way to get some skintertainment (skincare + entertainment)! The Blackhead O2 Bubble Pore Pack bubbles up SO quickly, like almost instantaneously after it's applied. What makes the Blackhead O2 Bubble Pore Pack different from other carbonated masks (*ahem* like the Elizavecca Carbonated Bubble Clay Mask) is that this one is extremely gentle on the skin. It's non-irritating to the point where I could barely feel the bubbles popping up. There's no itchy or uncomfortable feeling, but instead it's a very faint tickle as the mask foams up.


Within a minute, the bubbles are active and it reaches its bubbling peak at 2-3 minutes. Because of how quick the Blackhead O2 Bubble Pore Pack bubbles up, you have to be fast with your application, so it can get a bit difficult but the results are definitely worth the extra struggle.

At the 5-10 minute mark, the bubbles will have dissipated or become completely flat, which is when you want to start massaging it in and washing it off. There are little bits of natural oat particles within the mask that help to gently exfoliate the skin as you massage it in. After rinsing, I noticed that my skin felt a lot smoother and baby-soft! At first, I didn't notice a big difference specifically with my pores, but with extended use, my pores were a lot cleaner and clearer. The sebaceous filaments, or blackhead look-a-likes, on my nose were disappearing more and more with each use and by the end of the month, my pores were mostly clear (with consistent use)!






The pore pampering continues with the Premium Original Pore Pack, which is intensely and refreshingly cooling. This purifying formula tightens pores and enhances the complexion. Glacial clay, Alaskan glacial water, and menthol combine for a soothing, cooling, and relaxing experience that will leave you glowing.




INGREDIENTS: Water, Kaolin, Dipropylene Glycol, Bentonite, PEG-32, Stearic Acid, Glycerin, Dimethicone, PEG/PPG-17/6 Copolymer, Montmorillonite, Sorbitan Stearate, Macadamia Integrifolia Seed Oil, Linoleamidopropyl PG-Dimonium Chloride, Phosphate, Trimethylpentanediol/Adipic Acid Copolymer, Sea Water, Menthoxypropanediol, Phenoxyethanol, Mentha Piperita (Peppermint) Leaf Extract, Cellulose Gum, Menthol, Carboxymethyl Chitin, Betaine, Polysorbate 60, Chlorphenesin, Disodium EDTA, Dipotassium Glycyrrhizate, Ceramide 3, Tocopherol, Lecithin

SIZE: 50 g / 1.7 oz

HOW TO USE: On a dry and cleansed face, apply an even layer to skin and leave on for about 15 minutes. Rinse off with lukewarm water. This mask can be used on the entire face or just areas of concern (i.e. where you have enlarged pores).



Now, the Blackhead O2 Pore Pack is meant to draw out your impurities, while the Original Pore Pack is meant to cool, tighten, and soothe the skin. The Original Pore Pack has a thick, smooth, and creamy texture that applies really easily. It has a unique cooling sensation that's very relaxing and soothing. It feels just slightly tingly because of the cooling effect, but it's extremely gentle and non-irritating. I personally love how the cooling sensation lasts throughout the whole time you have the mask on and doesn't end until it's rinsed off.


Unfortunately though, the scent isn't my favorite. It contains menthol which makes it minty and it does smell natural, but for some reason it sort of smells like a very faint mix of mint and Vicks. However, the smell does leave after it's applied, so it's definitely not a huge setback. 

Unlike typical clay masks, the Original Pore Pack does not dry out the skin at all. Surprisingly, it made my skin feel more revitalized. It rinses of really easily and my pores were left looking tighter and more minimized. Plus my complexion looks brighter and even has a nice natural glow to it!






Finally — bedtime. Before hitting the hay, the final step is Pore Tightening Memory Sleeping Mask. This sleeping pack works using a shape memory technology, while you get your beauty sleep revealing brightened, tightened skin when you wake up. Youthfulness is maintained by tightening the pores and enhancing elasticity.




INGREDIENTS: Water, Butylene Glycol, Cyclopentasiloxane, Hydroxyethyl Urea, Sodium Hyaluronate, Niacinamide, Alcohol, Butylene Glycol Dicaprylate/Dicaprate, Betaine, Erythritol, PEG-240/HDI Copolymer Bis-Decyltetradeceth-20 Ether, Diospyros Kaki Leaf Extract, Hamamelis Virginiana (Witch Hazel) Extract, Bis-PEG-18 Methyl Ether Dimethyl Silane, 1,2-Hexanediol, Illicium Verum (Anise) Fruit Extract, Scutellaria Baicalensis Root Extract, Stearyl Dimethicone, PEG-60 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Cetyl Alcohol, Potassium Olivoyl Hydrolyzed Oat Protein, Cetearyl Alcohol, Glyceryl Oleate, Glyceryl Stearate, Cinnamomum Cassia Bark Extract, Artemisia Princeps Leaf Extract, Chrysanthellum Indicum Extract, Chaenomeles Sinensis Fruit Extract, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract, Allantoin, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter, Macadamia Integrifolia Seed Oil, Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Seed Oil, Mentha Piperita (Peppermint) Oil, Caprylhydroxamic Acid, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Extract, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Extract, Origanum Vulgare Leaf/Flower/Stem Extract, Thymus Vulgaris (Thyme) Extract, Lactobacillus/Silkworm Cocoon Extract Ferment Filtrate, Adenosine, Disodium EDTA, Menthol, Lactobacillus/Soybean Ferment Extract. Salix Alba (Willow) Bark Extract. Cinnamomum Cassia Bark Extract. Origanum Vulgare Leaf Extract. Chamaecyparis Obtusa Leaf Extract. Scutellaria Baicalensis Root Extract. Portulaca Oleracea Extract

SIZE: 50 g / 1.7 oz

HOW TO USE: Use as the last step of your nightly routine in place of your moisturizer. Apply a thin layer of product over your face (and neck) and leave on overnight. Rinse off and cleanse face in the morning.


I've been a long-time user and fan of sleeping masks, but this is one of the more unique ones out on the market. The Pore Tightening Memory Sleeping Mask has a super cool texture that is just like memory foam, hence the name! It has a gelatin-like texture that's jiggly and kind of chunky, but once you scoop out product, the rest of the product in the jar moves back to it's undisrupted, smooth state which I think is pretty amazing!

It also has a very nice and fresh minty scent, that I think is really similar to toothpaste! It's my favorite scent out of all the products. :)



The sleeping mask applies almost effortlessly -- The moment you start massaging it in, it melts on contact with the skin and just glides so gently and nicely onto the skin. It drenches the skin with moisture and leaves a "wet" feeling that's very hydrating, but does takes a while to dry. It's really easy to accidentally to get too much, so be careful to only apply a little at a time because it goes a long way! Once it absorbs, it feels silky and moisturizing on the skin. It's not sticky or greasy at all, unlike most sleeping packs. Applying too much does make it feel sticky though, so be cautious during application! 



I love how this sleeping mask contains menthol in it. Besides the awesome minty scent, I also felt a really relaxing, cooling sensation that's probably meant to help tighten the pores. I woke up with a brighter, luminous complexion and my pores were so minimized that I couldn't even tell where they were! The Pore Tightening Memory Sleeping Mask is definitely one of my favorite products out of this entire kit because you just apply it overnight and wake up to almost flawless skin. 





PROOF SHOTS | BEFORE & AFTER

My skin is definitely not perfect, and it still isn't, but at least it's on its track to returning back to normal. No matter what I tried, my skin just wasn't improving until I started using this set, and I am so amazed! I honestly have no idea where these pimples, cysts, and clogged pores came from because I've never had this problem ever in my entire life, but it seriously made me realize how much it can impact a person's self esteem. :( However, I learned that there are always going to be better days, and that the right skincare can truly help! :)

These are all photos of my bare face and there have been no edits whatsoever! Also these photos are taken with flash to help make everything more noticeable!

These before and after photos are all within the span of 1 month.

First off, here's photos of my chin, the most problematic area for me. I was struggling with a few painful cysts, pimples, and lots and lots of congested/clogged pores. However, after a month, my skin has healed so much! There are still some acne scars/bruises, but all the painful cysts and pimples have literally disappeared.



Here are close-ups of my chin! As you can see, not only have the cysts & pimples healed drastically, but my congested skin was majorly reducedMy skin is a lot smoother and even now!



And lastly, here are some photos of my nose. The sebaceous filaments, aka those blackhead lookalikes, have reduced a LOT! However, the results usually last only a few days if I'm not consistently using the Perfect Pores Kit. There's no real permanent solution for those pesky pore invaders, but this is definitely a temporary solution if you're consistently using it!





FINAL THOUGHTS?

My skin went through hell, but it finally returned in one peace all thanks to the Perfect Pores Kit. I had immediately stopped using all other products and only stuck to this 4-step routine, plus a toner and morning moisturizer, and my skin is finally behaving well again.  I use this entire set about 3 times a week, and in between those days my nightly routine consists of the Freshly Chitosan Foam Cleanser, my toner, and the Pore Tightening Memory Sleeping Mask. I recommend using this set 1-3 times a week depending on how sensitive your skin is!

I'm not sure what it is in the products I used, but this kit was definitely a blessing and I highly, HIGHLY recommend using this if you have congested pores. All of the products were extremely effective: the Freshly Chitosan Foam Cleanser removes all dirt and grime, the Blackhead O2 Bubble Pore Pack removes impurities deep within the pores, the Original Pore Pack soothes and tightens pores & skin, and lastly, the Pore Tightening Memory Sleeping Mask works overnight to hydrate and improve the skin's complexion. After just a few weeks of using these products, my pores could finally breathe again. After a month, my skin is gradually returning back to its stable & healthy state and I could not be any happier. 

YES I DEFINITELY RECOMMEND THE PERFECT PORES KIT! 

I can't promise you guys the same results as me, but I'm definitely a believer in these products and would recommend them if you're dealing with congested skin and clogged pores!



WHERE TO BUY?

The Perfect Pores Kit is no longer available, but Peach&Lily does carry all of the products individually! This 4-step set includes the Freshly Chitosan Foam Cleanser, the Premium Blackhead O2 Bubble Pore Pack, the Premium Original Pore Pack, and the Pore Tightening Memory Sleeping Mask.

To save $10 off your first purchase of $50 or more at PeachandLily.com, CLICK HERE!





Disclaimer: This product was sent to me for reviewing purposes however that has no effect on the review itself. All reviews are my own 100% honest opinions. Post does contain a referral link.

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