This product claims to be a 'self-heating treatment eliminates pore-clogging dirt, oils and make up to help prevent blackheads and leave your skin totally poreless. Charcoal powder and sea salt attract embedded impurities, while vitamin E and egg shell powder maintain moisture levels.' I would say this is 90% true. I LOVE this product. I have not used anything this effective to help clear blocked pores before. I have oily skin with large pores, especially on my nose and chin. I have tried many things to clear my skin and this is certainly helping me on the way.
Using this product is a pleasure, the smell is nice (not too strong) and the consistency is lovely, while using this product it develops from an oil/gel (with some grains) to a thick lather. It does not 'heat up' as the description states but it certainly opens up the pores and softens any dirt / oil ready to be removed. My only disagreement is it does not 'completely clear pores' I find that I have to take further action to clear my pores after using this product, such as pore strips (worked amazingly) or a clay mask to actually draw out the impurities but I have not used anything that prepares my skin better for this (much better than a hot shower/steam). If you suffer with large congested pores and struggle to clear your skin, this is definitely a product to give a try!