Tweezerman • Blackhead/Blemish Extractor • Misc Beauty Tools
|Would buy this product again.||84%|
Age: 44-55 Skin: Very Oily Hair: Brunette Eyes: Hazel
I have both the wire model and the earlier thin metal design. I have slightly better luck with the thin metal one, but it may just be a matter of practice. Disguisting and highly effective. Just be careful, extended or over-zealous use can cause more problems than they solve (i.e., cysts).
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Medium, Warm Hair: Brown, Wavy, Coarse Eyes: Green
im a notorious pimple picker and i get ugly scars that wont go away as a result of my squeezing....not anymore....its actually cool how the pus oozes out with this stuff....no bleeding too! its pretty cheap & i got this during the 10% off sale @ ulta
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
Nope. Didn't work for my blackheads.
What HAS worked, surprisingly, is my Clarisonic. Expensive but worth it, but when I DO get the occasional blackhead, I use my kit of dispoable lancets and gently "lance" the puppy out.
Simple but effective and no surrounding tissue damage!! Cross my heart!!! It's a little bit red but goes away!!!
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Green
Digusting and BRILLIANT. I won't repeat what almost all other reviewers have said, but whenever a zit begins to form a whitehead I pop it with the flat end and have amazing results! Make sure to go over it two or three times, though, because more oil will sometimes come out with a bit of blood. Swipe the popped zit with some rubbing alcohol to disinfect and enjoy knowing it won't scar :D Now I have to go out and buy a magnifying mirror to sit down and have some fun with my blackheads. Get this even if you think it won't work. Do it right and it's magic!
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination Hair: Brown Eyes: Hazel
Just as disgusting, addictive, and wonderful as other reviewers have said. It did take me a bit to get the hang of it, but once you do, you can use it very efficiently. I don't really have whiteheads and haven't used that loop, but the blackhead loop is great for clearing gunk out of clogged pores. I just zero in on the pore I want to target, place the loop just slightly above it, and then press down while moving the loop over the pore. (Bit of trivia - pores grow downward, which is why you need to use this thing in a downward motion for best results.) You'll be amazed and utterly grossed out by what comes out of your pores. This works far better than using your fingers, won't leave red marks (at least not lasting ones) like using your fingers, and allows you to target blackheads that are too small to get with your fingers. Seriously, get this, practice a bit, and then thank your lucky stars for MUA product recs. I am.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Green
I wasn't sure this would work any better than the Revlon tool I've had for years, but it definitely does! It takes a bit of getting used to, though (would be nice if it came with more detailed instructions, or even a how-to video). For me, the keys are making sure the blemish is fully developed (either whitehead fully showing or blackhead slightly raised) and that my skin is primed (after a long, hot shower works best, but I sometimes use this at night after washing my face to let the redness subside before going public). The whitehead technique is more push and drag sideways, while the blackhead technique is more push straight down. I'm often surprised at how much gunk will easily come right out of a blemish when I do it right. When I do it wrong, however, I've made blemishes way worse and/or left a big red mark. Definitely still room for improvement in my technique, but I also need to be mindful that I'm not using this too often to lessen the stress on my skin. Afterward, I like to use an alcohol-based toner to tighten up my pores as well as to clean the tool.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
Just bought and used this today, all i have to say is, it works GREAT!
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Combination Hair: Brunette Eyes: Blue
AMAZING! Of course all of tweezerman's products are amazing but this is the most amazing of the amazing! I have two of these and it seems like the more recent model is thicker, I like my thinner one better since it doesn't hurt as much and works better. I usually steam my face beforehand so everything will come to the surface and then follow up with queen helene's mint juliep mask. Sometime's i'll use mario badescu's silver powder, though only when I have time to pamper myself. This tool extracts blackheads with no problem, let's just say thanks to this.. I have practically none!
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
Oh YES YES YES!!! Call me a dork but til recently I wasnt a user of the metalic extractors b/cos I simply couldnt believe they would do a better job than... fingers wrapped in harsh cotton tissue (!) But reading all the reviews on MUA about the Tweezerman extractor, I thought to give it a try. Gosh, this thing works miracles! It's so easy to use (evern for a beginner dork like me), it doesnt leave scars and doesnt irritate excessively or leave red patches for days (well... only for like half a day!). It took off every little blackhead I had, even the very small ones on my nose that I've always hated and always had a big trouble getting them out. This thing is my new best friend ;-)
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair Hair: Red, Curly, Medium Eyes: Blue
Oh My Gosh!!! This is the best thing ever!!! I have been picking for years, with no success might I add. And then, I read about the tweezerman on this site, and I knew I had to try it. Let me tell you, it is awesome! I cannot live without this thing. My skin has improved sooo much from using it. Now, I am going to try using it with the aspirin mask and see if that makes it even better. I am telling you, this thing is grossly kind of fun. It really does feel good to get all of that gunk out of your face. Ok, I think I have divulged too much information. But, it's true! I do get really red after using it, but I am a red head, and my skin is super sensitive, and if you just touch me I get super red. I just use it before I go to bed and it is fine when I wake up. Sometimes I take an aspirin to help the redness go down. It's important to clean the tool in between uses to make sure there is not bacteria building up on it. That will just make you break out more. I just use rubbing alcohol and a cotton ball. All I have to say is thank goodness for the tweezerman!
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium Hair: Black Eyes: Black
I can't live w/o this. I can use this on the AM on very "ready" areas, otherwise I do it after a long, hot shower. I lost it for about a week--eeek, worst skin week of my life! I bought a cheap one to replace it, but hte cheap one could not compare to I bought another Tweezerman. ♥ this!!!! (for reference I am very blackhead/whitehead prone, I only use the whitehead side--for everything!)
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Blue
I have to say, this little gizmo really impressed me. I found it on sale at folcia.com for $9.50 and decided to give it a try. I use it after I've taken a hot shower (it works best when the pores are open). It doesn't take care of all my blackheads, but it gets all the nasty stuff out that would have ended up clogging up my pores. I would definitely buy this again!
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Green
I have to say this works amazingly well. I can't believe the stuff that this can get out that finger picking would remove half your skin. Beware though it's addictive if you're into picking. Also, be gentle. I kinda went crazy with it on my face and it was horrible for about 2 weeks after. I use it mainly on my fiance's back (not to be gross). I'm a little gun shy on my face now.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Very Oily, Medium Brown, Warm Hair: Brown, Kinky, Coarse Eyes: Brown
I confess, I'm a picker. And I'm trying to keep my fingers off my face. So...I thought about purchasing this a while back and decided to pick one up after reading the reviews. I got mine for about five bucks at CVS. Well, being that I LOVE to pick anyway, I thought this thing was all the way cool and disgusting all at once, BUT it can be dangerous!!! I don't get blackheads, but this is great for you normal monthly, large and in charge, painfully pesky pimples. The key is to only use it WHEN THE PIMPLE IS READY, I first use my facial steamer for about ten minutes, with a towel over my head, to open my pores, then gently press the loop around the pimple and roll it back and forth. Voila! Now, I got overly excited and wanted to get the "core" of the pimple out still using this procedure and ended up leaving an unhappy raised scar on my face that is slowly diminishing with regular, daily treatments of everything from Neosporin, to cocoa butter, to overnight blemish treatments. But that's what being over zealous can get ya.... Just be careful and this tool can work wonders. :)
Age: 56 & Over Skin: Very Dry Hair: Other Eyes: Other
I had never heard of these until finding this site. After reading, I bought the Tweezerman brand-the only brand I could find quickly. It's great! I didn't have any trouble at all getting it to work for me, but of course reading all the helpful comments here gave me a good education. One of the original reviews (by lisaha) was very informative and mentioned using a well forumulated BHA or glycolic product for a couple of weeks prior to using this tool and I think that is really key. I've been using the aspirin toner and mask since reading about it here and I really think that helps with success by loosening the gunk and making it ready to be removed. I just wash my face then press a warm washcloth against my t-zone for a few minutes to steam and soften the area. Towel dry then use this tool. I never press very hard and the red marks go away within a couple of minutes. I figure if it doesn't come out easily, it's simply not ready. So glad to find out about this!! Between this and the aspirin toner/mask, my pores have diminished considerably!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Normal Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
what in the world? I tried every way, and it just DOESN'T work. I wish I could get these 3 stubborn blackheads, and some little ones on the nostril of my nose that I just can't get :(
Age: 19-24 Skin: Normal Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
I bought this as a MUA recommendation, and it did not disappoint!!!
I bought it at Sally for $8.99 (on sale from 9.99). I tried it twice with my crummy home steamer that I never thought did anything. I thought my extractor wasn't doing anything either. I was getting mad, and I was leaving marks. Not good.
I figured out the only way this thing works for me is to first use Olay microdermabrasion, take a shower, and then right away take about 30 secs and slide the bigger end over my nose and chin fairly hard, but not hard enough to leave marks. It doesn't get all of the blackheads, but it gets most, and I did this two days later also, and it's a huge, huge improvement. This tool probably could give near facial results if you had the patience and cared enough, but I am wary of digging around in my skin. I don't use the small loop at all. If the big loop can't get it out, it's not ready to come out, IMO. GREAT TOOL!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Other Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
Love this product, it gets rid of all imperfections. The only complaint I have is that I get red and splotchy for a few hours afterwards. Once or twice I have gotten an under-the skin zit on my nose, where I NEVER have anything but a few blackheads. My dermatologist said I pushed the infection further into my skin, resulting in a cyst. Anyone have tips to avoid the zits or redness?
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
Disgusting and awesome. It can leave marks if you press too hard, but the marks I've given myself were gone in a few minutes. I'm a picker, and I've been trying so, so hard to kick the habit, and I think with this I might actually be able to keep my fingernails away from my face. Blackheads, clogged pores and whiteheads have met their match. Add this thing to an aspirin regime and I might have an even skin tone by the end of the month.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Very Dry Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
I don't get it. I have tried this a million different ways, and it just doesn't work. I have better luck using my fingers.