Monday, 18 August 2014


If there's one thing we all look for in a skincare product it's visible results; there's all sorts of promises and claims out there but very few products give you instant visible results as soon as you've used it. Ever since I was young I have always struggled with blackheads on my nose (to the point where my husband once pointed them out to a woman on a department store counter and asked what I could do about them... cringe!!). Not only do they look awful, blackheads can make applying makeup a bit of a challenge because without a smooth surface foundation can look cakey and patchy so naturally I've always been on the lookout for products to help reduce their appearance. 

Enter Biore Ultra Deep Pore Cleansing Strips*

Biore Ultra Deep Pore Cleansing Strips £7.99

With tea tree oil, menthol and witch hazel, these pore strips are designed to lift away the dirt and grime from your nose which can cause blocked pores and ultimately spots and blackheads. They're so simple to use and unlike face masks they don't create any mess at all. 

You cleanse your face throughly and wet your nose (making sure it's properly wet as the strip won't stick to dry skin), stick the strip down making sure it doesn't have any creases and then you leave it for 10 minutes to dry and work its magic.

It dries like papier-mache and feels tight a bit like a face mask does, but you don't have to rinse it off or anything like that, you just peel it off starting at the edges (this can get a little eye watering I must admit) and all the dirt is taken with it. It's the most satisfying feeling ever, and then when you look at the strip you can see what it's pulled out (gross, but amazing). Providing it has all stuck down properly you will see that it has pulled out blackheads and left you with a smooth nose. 

I'm not saying this is a long term fix for blackheads because I genuinely don't think there's anything that will stop them from appearing on my nose but these pore strips do make them a lot more manageable. 

What's your favourite treatment for blackheads?
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  1. I love pore strips! though im pretty sure if I was you I would of killed your hubby when he said that! my dad pointed out my pores in the middle of town once, I could of killed him!

    Catherine x

  2. I love these things, there's a strange sort of satisfaction looking at the yuck you just removed from your face, haha. Never tried this brand, but might pick them up on my next shopping trip!

    My boyfriend has quite bad black heads, and he got himself one of those metal tools with a hoop, that squeezes the black head, did not work very well at all, so don't waste your money there!

    Jayde |

  3. I have had black heads on my nose and cheeks since my early teens and I really hate them. I'm currently using the bior face wash so I might try these strips. I had tried them before but a different brand and they never seem to work that well for me, but quite tempted by these, my blackheads really get me down and make my pores look so much bigger! xx

  4. These kind of strips were very popular back in '90s. I used to use this when I was a teenager, and I remember it was super satisfying. But your pores don't shrink by themselves, meaning you need to have a special treatment (usually UV treatment) to close them, otherwise they stay open and it makes them look even bigger. Also these strips rips off the skin surface, which isn't good obviously. I strongly recommend you to use a gel that heats up to make it easier to remove dirt in the pores. Not sure it's sold over there, but in Japan strips are very old fashioned, everyone knows it's very harmful so they have been coming up with different types of products to clean pores. xx

    The Beauty Maniac in Tokyo

  5. HAHA I loved the "gross, but amazing" line in this post. I use these too and it is always the grimmest but the best part of it all to look at the pore strip at the end and see all the weird stuff that's come out of your nose!


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