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How Good Science Beauty’s 001-Pu Purifying Facial Works

If you are looking for a unique clay mask that purifies your skin and hydrates, Good Science Beauty’s 001-Pu Purifying Facial is the perfect option.

The combination of ingredients works together to prevent and combat blemishes, and also make pores appear smaller.

First, let’s look into the factors that cause blemishes from clogged pores, and the appearance of enlarged pores.

What Causes Clogged Pores

Sebum oil is a natural substance produced by our skin's sebaceous glands. Its primary function is to moisturize and protect our skin, forming a barrier that prevents moisture loss and shields us from external aggressors. In this sense, sebum oil helps to maintain our skin's health and overall balance.

However, when excessive sebum production occurs or when the consistency of sebum becomes thicker and stickier, it can quickly become a problem. This excess sebum can mix with dead skin cells and other impurities, clogging pores and leading to breakouts.

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What Contributes to Excessive Sebum Production

Excessive washing or using harsh products can trigger our sebaceous glands to produce even more sebum, exacerbating the problem. It's important to keep our skin clean, yet not stripped of its natural oils.

Our hormone levels, stress levels, and even our diet can influence sebum production. For example, hormonal fluctuations can lead to an increase in sebum production, making us more susceptible to clogged pores. Sometimes, a diet high in unhealthy fats and sugar can also trigger excess sebum production.

How Dead Skin Cells Further Contribute to Clogged Pores

Dead skin cells, although a natural part of our body's renewal process, can accumulate on the surface of our skin and contribute to clogged pores. As these cells build up, they can mix with oils, sweat, and environmental pollutants, leading to breakouts.

When dead skin cells are not effectively removed, they can create a barrier that prevents the skin from shedding properly. This barrier hinders the natural exfoliation process, causing dead skin cells to accumulate and ultimately congest the pores.

To combat sebum oil and dead skin cells that are clogging your pores, having a skincare routine that keeps excess oil in check without stripping away essential moisture is important. Here is how the 001-Pu Purifying Facial works to help with clogged pores without drying out the skin.

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How Good Science Beauty’s 001- Pu Purifying Facial Works

In the 001- Pu Purifying Facial, the oil-absorbing Kaolin and Bentonite and the anti-inflammatory Willow Bark work together to combat breakouts while also making pores appear smaller without drying out your skin. The addition of Niacinamide makes this purifying face mask even more powerful for pores and breakouts.

Kaolin and Bentonite

The base of this mask is Kaolin which is a highly absorbent clay mineral that draws out impurities and excess oils. It helps minimize the appearance of pores and also controls blemishes. Bentonite clay’s absorbent power can further help with clogged pores. The clay helps with excess sebum oil while also having a calming effect on breakouts.

What makes this mask differ from others and not dry out your skin is the Kaolin and Bentonite are combined with emollients like Caprylic/capric triglyceride, Tribehenin and Shea Butter.

Willow Bark

The ingredient Willow Bark is a natural source of antioxidants and Salicin, which is a precursor to Salicylic Acid. Salicin is a powerful anti-inflammatory making it helpful for preventing and combating blemishes.

In a clinical study, subjects who used Salicin showed improvements in the signs of aging. By reducing wrinkles and tightening skin, Salicin also improved the appearance of pores.


The anti-inflammatory properties of niacinamide can be particularly beneficial for those with sensitive or irritated skin by calming redness and soothing inflammation.

By regulating sebum production, niacinamide is especially beneficial for those with oily or combination skin. By controlling the amount of oil your skin produces, niacinamide can help prevent clogged pores and reduce the occurrence of breakouts.

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How The Active Ingredients in 001-Pu Purifying Facial Get To Your Skin Effectively

The uniqueness of Good Science Beauty Products is how the active ingredients get to your skin. Our patented Good Silicon+® technology delivers fresh and effective ingredients exactly where they’re needed and releases them over time as it slowly dissolves into orthosilicic acid (the form of silicon your body can absorb), which has been shown to be good for collagen production and skin health.

Good Silicon+ also keeps ingredients fresher for longer, and it creates a protective shell of silicon, lipids and amino acids that stabilizes molecules. It also boosts skin absorption.

How To Use The 001-Pu Purifying Facial

Use the 001-Pu Purifying Facial once or twice a week. After cleansing your face, apply the mask all over your skin using a mask brush for the best coverage. Leave on for 10-15 minutes, then rinse off with warm water. Follow up with a moisturizer. You can pair the 001-Pu Purifying Facial mask with any Good Science Beauty Cream or more than one. Check our post on layering Good Science Beauty Products including face creams.

You can also try the Purify + Hydrate Trio for managing breakouts.

If you suffer from chronic or severe acne or breakouts, please consult a dermatologist.


Allergy Advice:

The Purifying Facial Mask contains Willow Bark which contains Salicin, a precursor of Salicylic Acid. In case you are allergic to Salicylic Acid (Aspirin), the Purifying Facial Mask is not suitable for you.


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