I’m going to be giving a review on come clay masks in an upcoming post, which I am obsessed with, but sometimes I feel like I need something a little stronger, especially when it comes to the larger pores around my nose area. There has been a massive trend in nose charcoal strips a while ago and I decided to try them out!
Price and usage:
I had bought these strips from Waitrose for £8 for 6 nose strips (£1.30 per strip). I don’t personally feel like this is anywhere as near worth the value as buying actual clay masks in a jar, just because you can decide how much product to use at one time and can make the product last longer. That being said, I don’t use these strips that often, only when I’m feeling like my nose is a little more grimy than I’d like it to be.
What does it do:
On the front of the packet the box describes the product to “instantly unclogs pores by removing dirt, oil & blackheads, see 3x less oil”. I have quite dry skin, so I can’t comment on the reduced oil, BUT I can definetly agree that it removes blackheads and dead skin around the nose area, and hairs…
– WARNING! Avoid looking if blackheads gross you out –
Photos of the strips after use from my nose:
Photos of the strips after use from my boyfriend’s nose:
I can’t deny that the strips actually work, obvious from the photos above, which I was honestly surprised about. Originally I thought they were just going to be more of a gimmickt product. But the proof is in the pudding!
It’s actually pretty simple to apply, all you need to do is wash your face with water prior to application and then wet the area in which you want to apply the stip. The strip then adheres to the water and attaches onto any gross stuff on your nose. Also, there are little slits around the strip which make it easier to shape to your nose.
In all honesty, it does kinda hurt taking the strip off once it’s dried, which is expected considering how much is then removed from your face. However, my boyfriend doesn’t find it painful at all, so I guess it depends on your pain tolerance.
My only real issue with this product is that the actual nose strips are quite small. I don’t have a particularly large nose but these strips don’t completely cover my nose, so it can’t actually reach all the pores. This is particuarly annoying when I force my boyfriend to use the stips and they don’t fully reach down to the bottom of his nostril.
Also, these strips don’t get absolutely everything from your nose, but its obvious that they get the majority, so I can’t complain!
Thanks for reading and keep an eye out for my next post!