These didn't really work for me. A couple of times, I accidentally left them on too long, but still, not much going on here. I admit, I don't have a lot of blackheads to begin with, but overall, these just didn't seem to do much beyond irritating my skin.
I actually like using these strips. I use RetinA, so I hadn't used them for years. I did use them on my hubby though and he had great results. A few weeks ago, I was noticing some blackheads even though I diligently use 2%BHA and decided to use the strip. I make sure that I haven't used RetinA for a couple of nights prior and instead of wetting my nose with water, I spritz on a little astringent or witch hazel.
They seem to work miracles!
Expensive for what this is, I don't like this product. Firstly you have to wait ages until the blackheads are of a decent size (yuck!) and then the strip takes half your nose with it - ouch! Prefer a gel formula - am never buying Biore again!
These are the best things! I don't use them often, I reserve them for those times when NOTHING seems to be working on my blackheads. These take care of a great many of them. My tips: make sure there is NO oil whatsoever on your skin before you use it, else it won't adhere properly, and apply to a sopping wet nose or add a bit of water to the outside of it after you apply it. It won't remove every single blackhead, but it removes a great deal of them (at least for me).
These do absolutely nothing for me. I've tried 'em a bunch of times because I really want them to work. But they don't, and that's the bottom line.
I finally mastered the trick of the strips. I wasnt real cranky about them before but this last time I let them dry a little longer than the box says and they worked wonders!! Cleaned my nose out VERY well. Now I love them!!
These don't work too good for me because the pores on my nose are really tiny. But, I do know that they work! My boyfriend has larger pores on his nose and when he uses them, it gets EVERYTHING out!! That's why I rate this a three. They work, just not for me.
NOT TO BE USED WITH DRY SKIN, or the type of skin that peels after some sun. The first time I used these strips they worked great, pulling gunk off left and right...and then...the horror. I left it on just a little too long, tried to pull it off, and nearly pulled off half my nose. I wound up having to wet it down again and peel it off slowly. It also leaves little residue glue pockets. I wind up having to wash my face again after using them. So it was a great noveltie the first time...not something I'd really use again though.
First one worked great! Black gunk everywhere. Next week, second one did nothing. Third one left glue all over my face. Not impressed. Now I hear these things can tear your skin. Yikes!
Does a whole lot of nada. except, it manages to rip off half my nose while leaving every single black head in place. don't do it.