I was so disappointed with this product. I was expecting great results since their pore unclogging scrub is fantastic, but nothing! It did absolutely nothing for my pores and it was a waste of ten dollars.
I've been using these off and on for several years, and every time I'm amazed by how well they work. I recently stopped using them for several months, and instead focused on using AHA and BHA products to exfoliate and clean my pores. Then I came across a half-used box of these in the bottom of my drawer, and decided to try it again. The result was great -- little bits of gunk were pulled out, as well as a couple of blackheads. I guess I need to use stronger BHA formulations for my nose area :P. I have combination / oily skin with visible pores on my nose. After cleansing my face, I leave it dripping wet, and place the strip on my nose, smoothing it down. I wait for it to dry -- it has to feel stiff, almost hard -- before peeling it off from both sides. I then wash off any residue with water. It does leave a slight stinging sensation, but only for a few minutes. I apply my BHA gel afterwards, and there is no stinging at all. I will probably use this every 2 weeks as a deep cleaning.
wow...this is what i call stealing people's money!!! i tried the product when it came out in the late 1990s early 200s. i got two samples of it in the mail months ago and i wasn't going to used them, but i just read the review here and i tought: no way they haven't ameliorated this product since! well let me tell you... i WAS crap and it still IS. not only did it take like half and hour for it to dry (the packaging said 15 min approx) but it just...did not remove anything! nor did my nose seemed cleaner or my pores less visible. anyways, we all know that there's no way to shrink pores. so don't bother buying it, really...unless you're in for a major disappointment and 10$ less in your bank account.
bottom line: THERE'S NO MAGiC PRODUCT! even those ''blackhead removing cleansers'' won't take them off. the only was is to go with what god gave you, your fingers ;) and that's FREE :)
It is a very cool concept and extremely convenient but it really didn't work for me at all. I would put it over a blackhead in hopes that it would help remove it and it just wouldn't work :(
I recently got a Biore pore cleansing strip sample in the mail and tried it out. I can start by saying that it is very easy to put it on my nose. The directions were easy to read. Im not so sure about the prices of this product because I have only tried a sample. Now this product isnt the best because it kinda hurts when you take it off. However, the pain is tolerable. Overall, this product made a few of my pores disapear and it left my nose feeling smooth and shiny. xxx
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.