Biore Pore Cleansing Strips - Nose

3.0

1759 reviews

56% would repurchase

Package Quality: 3.4

Price: $$

Package Quality: 3.4

Price: $$

INGREDIENTS

Polyquaternium-37, Silica, Water, Glycerin, PEG-12 Dimethicone, Titanium Dioxide, Methylparaben.


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Age: 25-29

Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Blond, Other, Other

Eyes: Blue

I haven't used this product in a long time, so it could be better now, but when I used it, I didn't find it helpful. It did nothing for me. It did help out my dad's nose a little (yes, I made him try it), but I think it you keep you pores pretty cleaned out (I pick at my nose a lot) it doesn't pull anything out of them. My dad, who doesn't even know what a blackhead is, never touches his nose, so of course, it pulled some crap out of his pores, but didn't do the same for me. I won't purchase again.

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.



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Age: 25-29

Skin: Combination, Fair, Not Sure

Hair: Black, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

This product really works on my nose. When the strips are used correctly, they work. You gotta position it carefully, press the sticky part in place (I find it helps to start in the centre of your nose and smooth it out over your nostrils so it follows all the contours of your nose) and use damp fingers to press over the cloth part if you find it's not sticking enough to your nose. Add water to the sticky part only as needed - not too much otherwise it'll rub away the adhesive.


I don't use it too often because it makes the skin on my nose red a bit (you're basically pulling off a layer of skin from your nose) for at least a few hours (I have very sensitive skin) and it can sometimes hurt pulling it off. Rinsing my nose with cool water after the fact helps a lot with the slight pain and redness. The effect is worth it though - look ma, clear pores!

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.


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Age: 30-35

Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Black, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

The Biore Ultra strips are part of my weekly skincare regime. I think the trick is not talking while you wait for the strip to completely dry. It will be very stiff to the touch when it's "ready." Too much facial movement (and I guess I must be a very expressive talker) means that the sticky part can't really clamp down on your blackheads and not a big pay-off when you finally peel the sucker off. I usually follow up the nose strip with a white clay mask, which does wonders for my pores.

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.


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Age: 19-24

Skin: Normal, Olive, Not Sure

Hair: Brunette, Other, Other

Eyes: Other

I have experimented trying to get these to work the best for me. I have very stubborn blackheads. I can see them on my nose but no matter how much I scrub, use masks or anything, this is the closest I can get at removing blackheads. Pinching them out with my fingers is the most harmful, I always rip my skin and leaves scars. My hub and I love to do these together and have some wickedly satisfying fun! He always comes with better results and that somehow makes me jealous..haha. Here's what I do to maximize the amount of blackheads I get out.

1. wash face with warm water and a cleanser that you know opens your pores. I noticed clean and clear's 3 step acne fighting cleanser package really opens my pores.
2. Use Queen Helene's Mint Julep Mask. I like to use this mask on my nose only, where my blackheads are located. This usually gets my blackheads half-out of my pore and even pulls some of them if I chip and peel at the dried mask instead of wiping it off.
3. I noticed that the longer the strip takes to dries, the POORER the results I get. I like to cut my strips into at least 3 pieces because the smaller the piece, the faster it will dry. I use the perforated cuts the strip has to guide me. I do not cut down the middle. It usually takes me longer to dry at the corners of my nose than the bridge/bulb so cutting them allows me to take off the drier pieces first while waiting for others.
4. Careful application. Using too much water will make the formula on the strip separate from the felt too much and makes for a horrible result and longer drying time. Do not move around the strip when applying because this will also attribute to separating the formula from the felt.
5. If the corners of your nose are a huge place for blackheads, the best thing to do is make sure the strip adheres to the crevice very closely. I like to stretch my mouth down and my nose up to really open the pores while applying.

I only use pore strips as needed, when I feel/see that my nose is clogged. After a pore strip, my only complaint is that no matter how much I soak my nose with cold water or use pore minimizing products, the holes are visible after i unplug them. This is probably genetic and my addiction to using these strips!

11 out of 11 people found this review helpful.


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Age: 18 & Under

Skin: Combination, Tan, Not Sure

Hair: Black, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

These actually do work and cleaned out the dirt and stuff in my pores, but there wasn't alot on the strip when I took it off, I think I just have clean pores though.


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Age: Unknown

Skin: Other, Other, Cool

Hair: Other, Other, Other

Eyes: Other

I've used this on my nose, and my boyfriend's nose. For me, it hurt LIKE HELL and did not take off anything it all, and I used it exactly according to the instructions. It worked slightly on my boyfriend, as it did pull up some dirt, but overall, this product is not very effective.


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Age: 18 & Under

Skin: Acne-prone, Olive, Not Sure

Hair: Black, Other, Other

Eyes: Black

These don't work for me, they just pull off all those nearly invisible hairs on my nose.


on

Age: 25-29

Skin: Sensitive, Fair-Medium, Warm

Hair: Black, Straight, Fine

Eyes: Brown

These are not horrible, but they're not a must have product either. I buy them because they're fun once in a while and I LOVE subjecting my boyfriend to them (muahahaha...)


They're quite expensive for what they are - strips of gauzy fabric with an adhesive on one side that activates with water. Wash your face very well and steam open your pores - you can use a towel soaked in hot water, or take a shower beforehand, whatever works for you. Splash your nose with warm water, making sure that the skin is wet - if there are any dry patches the strip will not stick on those areas. Then take the plastic off the strip, and make sure you open the little slits that are cut into the edges of the strip - this will make it easier to get the strip to conform to the contours of your nose.


Then, the hard part... center it on your nose and smooth it on. The trick seems to be to work quickly - you don't want to be making too many adjustments after the strip sticks because you'll end up smearing the adhesive around and it'll "detach" from the gauze backing. Then when you peel off the strip your nose will be covered in gunky adhesive and your pores will be more clogged than ever. So make sure you get the strip positioned correctly before you stick it down - I like to start from the midline of my nose and smooth the strip out to either side, and then I arrange the "tip" part over the tip of my nose. I press it down hard, especially around the edges of my nose where it's easy to wind up with air bubbles.


Now you wait. Wait until the strip is *completely* dry. If it is wet or at all damp, the adhesive will not come off with the strip. Try not to move your face or the strip may move or come loose. Then when the moment arrives (you'll know because the strip will feel hard, like a cast), SLOWLY start peeling it off from the edges inward. If you have done everything right, there should be some pore gunk trapped like flies on a fly strip. Marvel at it... depending on how much you got, it can be either very satisfying or very frustrating.


Now the reason I only gave this product 3 stars is that it doesn't even come close to getting everything. You're lucky if there are two or three good ones on the strip. That said, your mileage may vary. When I used it on an ex-boyfriend's NOT very well-maintained pores, it was like a gold mine of pore gunk. However, if your pores are fairly tidy to begin with don't expect dramatic results. That, and these strips are so expensive, and very harsh on your skin. Peeling them off can be downright painful.


I just used one of these strips, which is why I was inspired to write a review. There were some clogs that came out, but mostly the strip just waxed all the peach fuzz off my nose. My nose feels really smooth (probably because it's been defuzzed), but I can see that there are still some clogs. My recommendation would be to definitely give these a chance. If they don't really work on you, play with them on you boyfriends or guy friends and at least get some great entertainment out of it. :)


13 out of 13 people found this review helpful.


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Age: 25-29

Skin: Very Oily, Fair-Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Black, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

This is probably the best of its kind out there. I do one of these whenever I feel like I need to get my nose clean or any other areas I need to clean. The trick to get these to work is really to get your face CLEAN. My normal routine is that I open one up before my shower so that the strip will be "warmed" up by the steam, take my shower and also let the steam open up my pores. Right before I step out of the shower I use my Clarisonic brush on the areas I really want to clean. I quickly slapped the strip onto my face when I get out of the shower. Then I drape a towel over to press it on really good. I wait for my 15 to 20 minutes and I literally can feel the strip tightening up. I have been using this for more than 3 years now; I am still amazed at how much stuff it can come out!!


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Age: 18 & Under

Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Black, Other, Other

Eyes: Black

The product works great on me! It gets rid of everything on my nose. It's kinda nasty seeing all those black/whiteheads on the strip though, but its great cause you know these things arent on your nose anymore! and the strip also leaves you with a clean and smooth nose for days. I do have to admit that it hurts a little to take off .. ouch! But its worth it!


Video Reviews & Tutorials

DIY: How To Remove Blackheads and Clean Dirty Pores on Your Nose by Ann Le {Anneorshine}



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