Stars John Legend and Chrissy Teigen have to stay close-up ready. But the picture-perfect couple doesn't pay through the nose for their fave pore fix: Their go-to Bioré strips are on sale right now for just $7 at Amazon. And these two agree with some 30,000 five-star reviewers, who say the witch hazel–infused strips pull away blackheads et al "like magic." Yes, these busy parents (who've just welcomed a new babe) will squeeze in all the self-care they can get!
As a model, TV personality and busy mom, Teigen has beauty secrets galore — look at that flawless complexion — and Bioré is one of them. Musician hubby Legend, whose skin is as smooth as the piano keys he plays, proudly pampers his epidermis as well. But as Legend explained in a recent interview in The Cut, it's not just for the camera; it's about self-care. In fact, the 12-time Grammy winner and Voice judge, has his very own skin-care line for "melanin-rich" skin launching soon: Loved01! Even with his own product line at his fingertips, he still admits to reaching for these Bioré deep-cleansing strips.
Now let us pause for a moment to imagine the sweethearts wrapped in towels, quietly enjoying a little Bioré sesh together. ... Adorable!
The routine is quick, simple and satisfying. After cleansing, place the unscented, oil-free strip on still-wet skin. Wait 10 minutes. Peel off strip and admire your catch of the day. In past Instagram posts, Teigen has pored over (pun intended) what's left on her strip. Let's face it, everybody gets a little satisfaction from the gross-looking extraction. And sometimes she wears them under her KN95 mask to "keep safe AND get those rent free blackheads out."
In this "life hack" Tweet below, Teigen showed that she uses the nose strips on her chin too, because why not?
Better than a spa treatment?
Legend, who treats himself to one or two facials a month, said in The Cut interview that he appreciates the accessibility and low price of these at-home pore strips and uses them in between treatments. “I’m aware that some people can’t afford facials, that’s why more luxury-style products at affordable prices are needed.”
Some Amazon reviewers say that they actually prefer these to a pro extraction treatment. This happy user called Bioré strips "very effective, very quick, hardly any pain, affordable!" They added, "They did a great job on my blackheads and whiteheads. They pulled out the longer and shorter black/whiteheads. My nose is so much clearer now! ... Much much less painful than having to steam and then pluck out the blackheads at a salon."
A deep, gentle cleaner
Pleased Amazon shoppers return again and again to Bioré, calling it gentle and effective.
One five-star fan raved, "Who doesn't love studying the paper after you remove it from your face? I've been using Biore strips forever. I added them to auto refill and it's the best thing ever! I use them once a week on my T-zone- forehead, nose and chin. My favorite part is looking at all the junk that gets pulled out. It's so amazing. I have very sensitive skin...these are gentle enough even for me. I always use it right after a hot shower — that way my pores are open and ready to give up all the goods."
Catch the popular pore-cleaner on sale now at Amazon, starting at $7. And find out for yourself why Teigen, Legend and nearly 30,000 Amazon shoppers can't quit talking about them.
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The reviews quoted above reflect the most recent versions at the time of publication.
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