So few things in life offer instant gratification. This is one of those things. LOVE!
I use these all the time an they really do work i just wish that they would take out most or all the black heads because having them really bothers me , i think they should make the strips a bit bigger.
I know I know...these are supposed to be really bad for your skin and can cause broken capillaries in the area you peel away at. I was at my wit's end with my stupid blackheads!!! I tried everything. I use my clarisonic brush consistently with a BHA cleanser on my nose and face. I do a Exfolikate face scrub every other day (read my review on that) and my blackheads have been so bad the last few months. I found these strips in my bathroom drawer because my husband used them a few years ago but forgot about them. I used to use them too a long time ago and found they took out so much gunk!! It hurts like heck peeling it off but you have to be extremely careful. It does exfoliate the top layer of your skin and it takes off the peach fuzz in the area as well. But the most gratifying thing is seeing all those little bits of blackheads stuck to the strip afterwards. I've been having issues with my cheek area as well so I used it there as well. It took off so much on my cheek area as well. I cannot catch up with my comedone extractor. There are just too many clogged pores everywhere. I've heard that The Body Shop has a charcoal nose strip and I might give that a try. So from a working stand point these Biore nose strips work really well on me. I am very satisfied with what it takes off. As for long term effects I have yet to see if it will damage the skin in my nose area. It does leave it dry and super smooth and clear afterwards though. Instant gratification!! I will be purchasing more and perhaps the face strips as well for my cheeks. I figure it must be better than pushing the pores with the extractor and leaving scar marks from that.
this does nothing. you can stick a piece of tape for less the price and pull it off your nose. yes the dirt will unclear temporarily and then clog back up and then you will keep purchasing more for no reason thinking it helped for that first minute. Use a spin brush like Olay that the bristles will get inside your poors.
I'm gonna start by talking about myself, I'm 20, I have combination skin, sometimes I get kind of oily on my t-zone and kind of dry patches on my cheeks. I've always had problems with the pores on my nose, they are too big. I bought this strips because generally when you want to conceal open pores what you do is fill them up with either primer, foundation, or both and this can cause blackheads or breakouts, so you need something to deeply clean them. This is one of the reasons I bought this stripes, to get rid of all the ugly things inside of my pores, but let me tell you something THEY DO NOT WORK! Yeah they grab SOME of the blackheads BUT not all of them and I felt this stripes just irritated the skin on my nose. Plus, I think they are a little pricey for what they do. Obviously, I will not repurchase this again, I'll just stick to their scrub, Biore Pore Unclogging Scrub, which I think does an amazing job.
Was disappointed with this item, have used other brands that remove blackheads more effectively! Next I'll be trying the egg yolk technique with toilet paper - as illustrated by lots of You Tube users!!
I couldn't wait to try this after watching youtube videos of all the gunk coming off of people's noses but this unfortunately did not live up to my expectations. I have big pores on my nose and blackheads all over the tip and this pulled out one or two of them if lucky. I used the whole packet over a few months and had the same result each time. If anything it just made my nose really smooth. I also tried the CVS brand pore strips with the same result. I guess pore strips don't work for me :(
I loved this when it first came about, but now, I regret it so bad. It worked great for when you are hitting puberty and just want to get rid of the black heads FAST, but as you continuously use this product, it will have a side effect. It will enlarge your pores each and every time you use it. Now my blackheads on my nose will NOT stick on the strip and they are more noticeable then ever. The only way I can get rid of them now is by using the blackhead removal tool (which hurts like bloody hell) just trying to remove those clogged pores now. I have always expholiated my skin as well as washed it with a cleanser in the morning and at night before I go to bed to wash away the impurities or outside pollution particles.
These things are great! I'll be buying a new box soon! I've always been very prone to blackheads, especially on my nose and chin. These strips pull them right out, leave my skin tingly fresh, and make my pores look smaller. Though the strips don't remove ALL of the blackheads at once, more and more are removed with each use. An exfoliating scrub beforehand seems to improve their performance. My skin is sensitive, and I won't lie: peeling them off can be a little painful! However, if you can handle tweezing or waxing facial hair, then you should be able to handle this . The results are definitely worth the pain and the price.
I do buy this regularly, but I need to try something else. However, these hurt to pull off (I do follow instructions clearly) and don't remove the blackheads on my nose, and the face strips don't even touch the ones on my chin.