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on 2/17/2007 4:12:00 AM
More reviews by LaaLaa109
Skin: Oily, Fair-Medium, Not Sure
Hair: Other, Other, Other
I was really disappointed with this product. After all the great reviews I read here and the years I've spent with the stubborn blackheads on my nose, I went right away to my nearest Target and got one. I've used this twice: first time after steaming my face and using Queen Helen's Mask and nothing, and the second time after a long hot shower and nothing. Gosh, I was so hopeful for this little thing and I thought to myself maybe I've found something that'll actually work on getting these blackheads out after all these years of battling with them annoying things. I guess my blackheads are really at the bottom of my pores. I can get out the white stuff by masks and pore strips no problem but for these blackheads, nothing seems to work, including this. *sigh* Maybe I'll try a couple more times and then it's off to my junk box.
on 2/15/2007 12:27:00 AM
More reviews by missymaricel
Hair: Black, Other, Other
Yup, this weird looking tool is great at "pushing out" blackheads. It's best when used after a shower when pores have opened up a bit and there's minimal bacteria on your face. I use sort of a very slow, gentle scraping action on my face with the flatter-looped end. The bent loop is is great for popping the little red zits when their ripe and ready. Will cause very minor damage to skin's surface like any other facial treatment, but will recover after 24 hours. Great tool to have as blackhead combatting arsenal!
2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.
on 2/8/2007 12:19:00 AM
More reviews by 867_5309
Skin: Combination, Other, Not Sure
Hair: Brunette, Other, Other
Every Sunday night, before the school week begins, I give myself a facial. Turn the hot water on in the shower to steam the bathroom up. Then I Boil hot water on the stove & take it into the steamy bathroom where I steam my face over it w/ a towel for 5 mins then I take the extractor and extract chin, steam face for 5 more mins, extract nose, steam again, extract forehad. Works well on my chin. I always wonder why my pores look HUGE after using this tool. If I use a Biore Pore strip they never look this way. I wonder if this tool will hurt my skin. I hope not because I have to use this at least once a week. I have the kind of pore situation where the clogs seem to overfill/overflow and come out of the pore so that they are visible on the surface. Nasty.
2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.
on 2/4/2007 7:08:00 PM
More reviews by Tramrak
Skin: Normal, Fair, Neutral
Hair: Blond, Wavy, Medium
i have to say that first of all, i don't own this product, this is just a suggestion for anyone who can't afford this or doesn't want to spend the money on it. i am a self proclaimed pore cleaning FREAK, and i use (and have used since i was about 12) a plain hairpin to do this job amazingly well. the Tweezerman tool has a thin metal loop-- well a hairpin (NOT a bobbypin) is a thin metal U-shaped piece of wire, aka: the exact same thing. you can get a pack of like 100 hairpins for about $2, and i just use a brand new one every time. for anyone who hasn't felt the *extreme* satisfaction of seeing a blackhead burst out, leaving a clean pore behind, you don't know what you're missing. although i will admit, i feel like the more you force blackheads out of your pores, the easier and quicker they build back up, and the harder it is to get them clean. i also feel (and i don't know if this is true or not) that after years and years of doing this, i've made the pores on my nose bigger. with all that said, i will NEVER stop, it's a serious addiction! and when i see other people with blackheads and bulging pores, my heart palpitates and i swear i start to sweat just imagining the glory of attacking their faces! i find the best care for an overzealously attacked face is to clean your face and then apply neosporin to the raw spots. ok i'm done grossing everyone out ;)
28 out of 32 people found this review helpful.
on 2/1/2007 4:14:00 PM
More reviews by rinnins
Skin: Acne-prone, Fair, Not Sure
Hair: Blond, Other, Other
I am an idiot. I bought this a year ago or so and it's been collecting dust in my medicine cabinet because I'm not smart enough to figure out how to use the damn thing. It's a metal stick with different looking loops at each end. "Put the loop over the blemish and..." what? How do I use this thing? The package needs instructions with pictures for stupids like me. Finally, after reading many reviews here, I was able to interpret all the words and put them into actions that actually make this tool useful. And fun. And gross. A totally "pore strip" experience. Today MUA taught me you can put Neosporin on popped zits (duh!) and I can't wait to use it in conjunction with this tool. Steam and jojoba oil round out a satisfying and productive experience. Thanks again, ladies!!
on 1/28/2007 2:38:00 AM
More reviews by r0ck3tsh1p
Hair: Red, Other, Other
this tool is disgustingly satisfying to use. and i love it. it works perfectly. what more can i say?
on 12/31/2006 11:53:00 PM
More reviews by adobeprincess
Skin: Combination, Fair, Not Sure
I could not get this one to work for me, but I did find the sephora one with the lance worked better.
on 12/29/2006 8:07:00 PM
More reviews by PaleBrunette
Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium, Cool
Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Fine
It would be very easy to misuse this tool. However, if used correctly it simply purges clogged pores that are ready to go.Do not use it on a pore that isn't ready to purge, it won't work and will only irritate your skin.This tool safely removes sebum and other gunk without squeezing. It is especially effective after a warm shower.I use it mostly for those whiteheads that can form just under the skin, and I never force it. When the pore is ready to purge, the contents will come out easily. If you have to use force, it simply isn't ready yet.I don't suggest using it on small chronic blackheads, but the sides of the nose are notorious for those ugly enlarged pores and it works great there.I certainly would never scrape it along the skin as other reviewers have reported. Be gentle and patient with this tool.
on 12/18/2006 6:08:00 PM
More reviews by ayngemac
Skin: Oily, Olive, Cool
Hair: Black, Wavy, Medium
This definitely works. Yeah, it's gross but it's efficient. I rarely use mine now, though, since I started using jojoba oil as a cleanser. That stuff seriously disolves blackheads and it's not nearly as disgusting as watching blackheads ooze out of your pores.
on 12/16/2006 12:46:00 AM
More reviews by mxk2
While this tool does get out blackhead plugs, I think in the long run it is doing more harm than good. I rarely get pimples, I'll get one maybe every couple months, if that. Since using this tool, I've had a handful crop up in the areas that I've used the tool. Also, my skin seems more congested in terms of blackheads. My opinion on what's happening is while yes the tool does get the blackhead plug out that is underneath the open loop, the metal loop of the tool that rests against the skin is driving gunk down deeper into adjacent pores.
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