Purederm Botanical Choice Nose Pore Strips
Bought for: Free | SRP: P139/each
Claims: It is a one-step cleansing treatment specifically designed to unclog pores and lift away unwanted blackheads. The strip removes dirt and oil which clog pores, leaving your skin clear and smooth. You will feel a dramatic difference after just one use, and continued use of Nose Pore Strips work to tighten pores, keeping skin looking and feeling fresh. Instantly cleans clogged pores; Remove blackheads; Larger size for better use
I wasn't paying attention to blackheads before when I thought I'm all just red pimples until my first time to a facial salon. I almost teared up back then because the staff who was doing my facial kept on pushing a tool on the tip of my nose. I asked her why and she told me that I had to get rid of my blackheads for there's a lot. It was embarrassing but now I know. While I could always go back to that salon to have them removed all skin impurities, I still want to do a do-it-yourself rituals at home because I don't have all the time spending hours for pampering sessions. Good thing, I have Purederm Botanical Choice Nose Pore Strips which I can use at my convenience.
|Claims, How To Use, Cautions, Ingredients|
This product is formulated with Hamamellis Virginiana Extract or Witch Hazel Extract, one of the most popular natural astringent and treatment for acne for it removes excess sebum or oil on the skin. This product, however, is most beneficial to those with oily skin or those who are having drastic problems with clogged pores. This is also the reason why I had to test this product for I am oily on my nose area the most.
|One box contains 6 individual aluminum packets|
|How the strip look like|
They say these nose strips come in variants but I do not know which variant I got lol--prolly the original one? The strips are house in individual aluminum packets that are lightweight and easy to carry during travelling. These even come in sachets with three strips inside (no more than P100) but I was lucky to be sent 3 boxes with 6 strips inside per box. I was just surprised to see three strips on one of the box though lol and the boxes are bulky enough to only have 6 strips inside when more than 15 could fit in.
Upon tearing off the aluminum packaging, you will see a white strip longer than a band aid attached to a clear sheet of plastic and you would need to peel it off and use the shiny part to stick to your nose. The pointed part should be applied on the tip of your nose.
|Direction for use|
Do not ever forget to thoroughly wet your nose before you apply the strip on it so it will adhere better and won't slip off. There is a tendency that the strip will not stick to your nose if you do not follow everything written on the directions. It is indicated there that you should leave it for 10-15 minutes to dry but it does not take me that long anyway so as long as the strip has dried and I could not barely move my nose any longer, that means I'm now ready to peel it off. Just like most strips, it does hurt a bit once pulled out but I have tried something before that's even harder and more painful to remove. If there are any remaining adhesives from the strip, I just wash them off with cold water and they are easy to get rid off.
I don't really find the strip easy to work with, to be honest. The shape is not carefully curated to fit every shape or even flexible enough to fit any nose shape. The pointed part is a little too short to reach the bottom part of the tip of my nose. Even the sides (edges) of my nose are hard to reach areas and unfortunately, the strip barely touches them. It would be a major concern if these parts are where you have blackheads and whiteheads the most.
Upon peeling the strip, I notice that there are whiteheads and blackheads sticking to the strip which is a bit of a relief when I know I'm having clearer pores.
This product has an overwhelming fragrance that if you are very sensitive to scents, then you might find this off-putting. I like it though. Anyway, it eventually fades away after few minutes so no worries.
|Strip in action|
|Sorry na, guys! :D|
I am having second thoughts of whether or not this should be on my to-repurchase list because I still would prefer blackhead removers in the form of sticky peel-of masks. That way, I can control where I should apply them and they pull up much more skin impurities than Purederm Nose Strips does. Although strips like this are much more convenient and mess-free to use. The price of P139 is already affordable but I have in mind a cheaper and more effective alternative so I'm guessing it's a no.
Have you tried Purederm Botanical Choice Nose Pore Strips? Any thoughts? Happy blogging!