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WTF – Blackhead Removing Sticks

May 2, 2015

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Do you remember when those blackhead removing paper strips first came out? The ones that ripped off your blackheads/skin and the TV commercials would zoom into the strip and show you a mountain of blackhead and whiteheads and you’d be like, “EWWWWWWW COOOOOOL”. Well at the time those were mega expensive and I couldn’t afford them but I finally tried them in Korea because it’s mega cheap for a huge pack of them.

They tend to be a bit rough on my fragile skin so when I saw this new fandangle blackhead remover with a q-tip and no ripping I wanted to try it so bad. SO BAD! But why try it on my delicate skin when I have a willing hamster husband to try it on first? So that’s how Simon got tricked into having his blackheads removed. Hahahaha sucker! Also, for the record, I love Simon’s lovely big nose. I was teasing him in this video because all the products in Korea that involve nose stuff just don’t fit high bridge noses, but I am personally a fan of people with a striking or unique look. That’s my Ducky!

Now I will honestly say I really didn’t think this would work. As soon as I removed the first nose strip it seemed too juicy to pull anything off but whatever substance it put on Simon’s nose made the blackheads soften and then kind stick to the weird black q-tips. Unless they were tricking me by filling up Simon’s pores with goop and then letting me pull the goop out of his pores rather than actual blackheads….hrmm…

Anyhow if anyone know the science behind how this stuff works, I’d love to know. I truly want to believe it works so that I can use it once during movie night or TV night, which is the only time I put on facemasks, paint my toe nails, and try out other time consuming products. Has anyone used this product before or anything similar? Do you think it actually worked or was it a gimmick? Let me know in the comment section below!

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  1. I use to use something like that this in the Us, but it didn’t work for me. Maybe I should try the ones from Korea.

    4 years ago
  2. Is it just me or does the man on the box look like Jackson from Got7?

    4 years ago
  3. Is it just me or does the man on the box looke like Jackson from Got7?

    4 years ago
  4. Oh man… I tease my husband for this all the time! We’re seriously gonna have to pick some of this stuff up on our next trip to Korea!

    4 years ago
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    4 years ago
  6. From what I know, the first strip over hydrates your pores opening them up so that the black heads are kind of drawn out from being over moisturized, haha. Then you further help push them out with the q-tip thing, it’s actually easier if you kind of squeeze the nose at the same time (I saw a friend using this product). Finally, the second strip makes the pores shrink, which is easy to see :P

    4 years ago
  7. Ever hear of Arbonne? It’s an all organic skin care line. They do make up and stuff too. They annouced their company will start selling in Korea within the next couple of years. :) They work well with sensitive skins!

    4 years ago
  8. Hi Simon and Martina!
    I live in Korea and I was wondering where you bought it? Oh and Simon seriously reminds me of Chris Evans with his beard c:

    4 years ago
  9. Hi Martina! Just chiming in to say that pore strips will temporarily remove the surface part of the blackheads, but they don’t clean out all the gunk from your pores so they will come back eventually. You really need a salicylic acid product to get rid of them. Here’s some more info: http://www.paulaschoice.com/expert-advice/acne/_/blackheads

    4 years ago
  10. Was anyone else picking at their blackheads on their nose during this or was it just me?

    4 years ago
  11. Holy moly, this thing is like 45 bucks on Amazon. Where can I purchase this with a better price?

    4 years ago
    • WHOA!!! Really? That’s too much. I think it was around $10-$12 in Korea. I can’t totally remember the exact price bc I bought in a pile of interesting things at a Korean beauty shop, but I know it was not over $20 bc I wouldn’t have bought it.

      4 years ago
    • You can also get the Skinmiso Pore Beauty Nose Pack from ebay/wishtrend which works the same as the one featured in the video…except it doesn’t come with the black cotton swabby things so you’ll probably need to buy a good comedone extractor (or if you have a local daiso I believe they sell the same black cotton swabs)

      4 years ago
    • Have you heard of wishtrend?

      4 years ago
  12. I don’t like the strips that rip out your blackheads, but this looks like a great way to help remove them without killing my nose. Maybe I’ll have to try this out!

    4 years ago
  13. Hi!

    I wanted to know if you are able to enter korea and travel around korea freely without an adult. I’m 17 years old and going to buy my tickets to Korea, today…but my parents don’t want me to go and don’t want me to go alone….they’re saying I’m not allowed to enter korea by plane if I’m under 18…is that true?

    Thank youuuu!

    4 years ago
    • You can definitely enter Korea, and get on the plane by yourself. I’ve been traveling alone since I was about 15-16 and I had no issues at all. Sounds like your parents are just overly worried and concerned.
      Going alone can be nerve wrecking, but it leaves a lot of space for you to explore :) I hope you have a great time.

      4 years ago
    • Yes you can. I was able to enter Korea and I was 17 years old.

      4 years ago
  14. I couldn’t afford the strips when I was younger either but they just looked like regular tape to me. Let’s just say, I got super thrifty creative when I started using scotch tape in their place. It seemed to work for a time but the scotch tape left too much residue on my nose so after awhile seemed to do more harm then good. I do like to use an over the counter face mask crème called Queen Helene’s Mint Julep Masque that I really like…so far as beauty products go. It smells of mint, has some bits of something in it that are for exfoliating, and then you leave it on till dry. Leaves your face feeling really refreshed after you wash it off.

    4 years ago
  15. I need this! My boyfriend always lets me pick his nose, but using this on him would be even better! I have a few black heads myself, but I can’t really use a lot of things on my nose because my skin is so sensitive. But this might work! Do you think you could get it at g-market? *Pssst* I like big noses too ^^

    4 years ago
  16. Martina: if you ever try this out, you’ll have to let us know if it irritates your skin cuz I have the same problem with the ripping kind of blackhead remover strips, I get all red and rashy when I use them. Darned sensitive skin!
    On a separate note, I had a friend in high school who had this blackhead removing stick that she whipped out on a school trip once, and it was awesome! It was like a plastic stick with a little loop on the bottom, and you put the loop around the blackhead and then pressed it down and used it to pop the blackhead out of your pore. It was supposed to be more effective and better for your skin than trying to pop them out with your fingers. I can’t remember where she got it though, but this reminded me of it when you called it a blackhead removing stick ;P

    4 years ago
    • I also have sensitive skin and I’ve used a product very similar to this…it left me very red as you have to apply a bit of pressure to get all the blackheads out but the redness subsided after a few hours, though personally I wouldn’t use it again unless I had a 119 emergency. I also found that if you have oily skin this product won’t work in getting rid of blackheads forever as they’ll just form again over time, a good BHA exfoliant would work better. Also, that stick your friend has seems to be a comedone extractor, you can find them online or possibly your local chemist (you may want to research different types though as I’ve heard some work better than others). Good luck!

      4 years ago
  17. I have used the ones which you have to rip off. All these things are just a momentary solution for blackheads.. once you’ve been cursed with them they never go away.. :( At least, as far as I know big man-pores stay big pores for life.

    4 years ago
  18. I kinda want this just to see if it is better or worse than the blackhead remover strips from theFaceShop and Tony Moly. It kinda reminds me of the 3 step one from Tony Moly.

    4 years ago
  19. WOAH I NEED THIS. I NEED THIS RIGHT NOW.

    4 years ago
  20. Where can I get this? It looks so cool!

    4 years ago
  21. Have you tried the Korean feet masks yet? We took a ton of them with back home. Now they’re almost finished, so we must come back to the Korea, soon.

    4 years ago
  22. Oh my GOD that was so satisfying to watch.

    4 years ago
  23. I NEED this kit. My skin tends to be rather oily and more robust but the pore strips get like only the really big blackheads out while the rest stays in and I HAVE HADE IT with those black heads. Squeezing out with my hands is not really an option because I got the fine motor skills of a baboon and make my nose bleed by doing so (and it gets like a yucky crust on top of it that is barely coverable with make-up).

    4 years ago