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Boscia Pore Purifying Black Strips

What it is:A pack of peel-off strips that absorb dirt and oil to reduce the appearance of pores and blackheads. What it is formulated to do:Each adhesive strip attracts pore-clogging dirt and oil. Its full-contact delivery system instantly applies charcoal powder, an ingredient that draws out impurities and detoxifies the skin. Silica, a natural mineral, controls excess oil while witch hazel extract, a natural astringent, tightens pores. Effective yet gentle, additional botanical ingredients provide a soothing and cooling sensation upon adhesion. Skin is left exceptionally clarified. What it is formulated WITHOUT:- Parabens- Sulfates- Synthetic Fragrances- Synthetic Dyes - Phthalates - Triclosan What else you need to know:For radiantly healthy skin, Boscia's preservative-free approach to skincare takes the best of science and combines it with the gentlest and most effective ingredients in nature. Research results:In a four-week independent clinical study on women between the ages of 18 and 65: - 90% reported their pores appeared less visible - 90% found over time with continued use, their pores were clear of dirt and oil - 90% reported their skin was less oily - 85% reported their skin felt softer and smoother
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Questions & Answers for Boscia Pore Purifying Black Strips

Question
How are these different than Biore strips?
Are they really that much more effective?
asked 3 years, 6 months ago
jbarber
(Beaver Falls, PA)
on Pore Purifying Black Strips
14 answers
Answers
answer 1
works better plus no parabens and animal testing like Biore. These have charcoal which really does pull gunk of the skin, and the bonus is no nasty chemicals!
answered 1 year, 3 months ago
bridget007
(NH)
answer 2
It doesn't hurt as bad to take off. And does a better job of removing dirt and oil. And it minimized the size of my pores.
answered 1 year, 9 months ago
sweetmydear
(Seattle, WA)
answer 3
They definitely get more blackheads out than Biore, and seem like they're able to pull them out from the root - the Biore ones would only grab blackheads at the surface for me . However, I find that the Biore ones fit better & seem to make a better seal with your skin...hopefully Boscia will make these out of a more flexible material and put notches in them in the future. Then they'd be PHENOMENAL.
answered 3 years, 4 months ago
cespence
(Indianapolis, IN)
answer 4
I did not see any difference; but they are stronger since they burned my nose.
answered 3 years, 5 months ago
puchi1
(Texas)
answer 5
I have been using biore strips since highschool, and while they always worked well for me, these work 10x more. Please try it if you suffer from whiteheads/blackheads like me. These take out so much gunk, you will be amazed if you look at the strip after.
answered 3 years, 5 months ago
sheeeeners
(san diego)
answer 6
For me, yes, they were much more effective than Biore. They were much more adhesive--seems like it's a higher quality glue.
answered 3 years, 5 months ago
jennifersmu
(Dallas, TX)
answer 7
Well first off these are all natural and organic. If you look at biores ingreidents it is loaded with parabens and chemicals and bad stuff. These have natural good for you ingridents and on top of that these are bigger in size compared to biore and in my opinion they are stronger not more harsh but they pull out more blackheads and leave my nose clear and you can hardly see anyblack heads left. Biore ones are also drying on my nose these are nose they are almost condioning. Great stuff :D
answered 3 years, 5 months ago
makeupdiva4ever
(Asheville nc)
answer 8
These work better than drug store brands. These will pull out more dirts from pores and therefore you feel smooth skin after.
answered 3 years, 5 months ago
mbjunkie
(Natick, MA)
answer 9
These are much less effective in my opinion.
answered 3 years, 5 months ago
heleninatlanta
(San Francisco, CA)
answer 10
It has charcoal in it which is supposed to draw out the impurities better..much like a magnet. Upon contact it has a cooling effect which is probably from the witch hazel that tightens pores. After using it, I feel like it did a better job. If you don't have a lot of stuff to remove, I think the Biore would suffice.
answered 3 years, 5 months ago
starrylite
(honolulu, HI)
answer 11
Yes they are far better than Biore strips. Do not waste your money on the Biore. Get these.
answered 3 years, 5 months ago
emeremily
(New York, NY)
answer 12
Oh yes. I admittedly haven't had much luck with the Biore strips; I could see that my pores were clogged, but they didn't seem to do much about it-- which is why I was skeptical about these as well.
In my experience, these are much MUCH more adhesive, to the point that it can take a couple tries to peel them off. To that effect, they take a lot of stuff with them!
answered 3 years, 5 months ago
aeos
(Bay Area, CA)
answer 13
I certainly think these are hands-down better than Biore strips. These strips adhere better to your skin, show you the impurities that have been removed, and leave my skin smooth afterward. Definitely worth the price if you ask me.
answered 3 years, 5 months ago
mikey1985
(Elburn, IL)
answer 14
I'm not sure but because they are black you can see a lot more of what is removed. I know that they seem better to me, but it has been a while since I tried the Biore strips.
answered 3 years, 5 months ago
iumgrad
(Detroit, MI)
Question
Are these strips for nose ONLY?
Can they be used on the cheeks?
asked 3 years, 6 months ago
Anonymous
(San Francisco, CA)
on Pore Purifying Black Strips
13 answers
Answers
answer 1
These pore strips are recommend for use around the nose only.
answered 1 year, 5 months ago
melissabt
answer 2
Just like I did with Biore strips for over a decade, I cut these strips to fit other areas of my t-zone and chin, and they lift blackheads right out.
answered 3 years, 3 months ago
foofy
(Chicago, IL)
answer 3
I've looked over both Biore's and Boscia's websites, and can see nowhere on Boscia's site that it is specifically for use on the nose only. Biore, however, does specify for different areas of the face. Hope this helps!
answered 3 years, 4 months ago
codena
(Clarksburg, WV)
answer 4
You can use this product anywhere. They adhere really well so I wouldn't use it on an area with sensitive skin but they will fit on most other areas on the face.
answered 3 years, 4 months ago
savetheworld22
answer 5
The shape these strips are in are intended for the nose, I'm sure you could use them elsewhere, I'm just not sure what kind of results you'd get.
answered 3 years, 4 months ago
Melissa7
(RI)
answer 6
I don't know what is "recommended" but I used them on my nose, forehead and chin with all the same wonderful results.
answered 3 years, 5 months ago
tatianalarae
(Phoenix, AZ)
answer 7
I cut one up and put the center between my brows and the sides on my cheeks next to my nose and it worked great. They are super sticky though, so I wouldn't reccommend putting them anywhere but your T zone: on your nose, right next to your nose, your forehead, and chin, or you might lose some skin.
answered 3 years, 5 months ago
spaprika
(San Francisco, CA)
answer 8
They are shaped for the nose, though I don't see why you couldn't snip them up and place on your cheek/forehead/chin!
answered 3 years, 5 months ago
thenixus
(Virginia)
answer 9
These all come in the nose shape but I also use them on my chin and just cut them alittle. So yeah you can use them on your cheeks.
answered 3 years, 5 months ago
makeupdiva4ever
(Asheville nc)
answer 10
If you have any type of sensitive or problem skin you should not use these as they're kind of harsh, as in, they're suppose to stick to your skin and you literally yank out things from the pores.
answered 3 years, 5 months ago
mbjunkie
(Natick, MA)
answer 11
Hmm. Tempting. These are really adhesive-- much more so than certain drugstore brands. I think that's why they work so well. While my nose can take that kind of peeling/pulling once a week, the thinner skin of my cheeks wouldn't fare as well.
(But now I'm tempted to try it out on my chin!)
answered 3 years, 5 months ago
aeos
(Bay Area, CA)
answer 12
I've heard of some people using them around their ears, forehead and chin. I'd be careful if you have sensitive skin. If you're not sure, ask your Dermatologist first.
answered 3 years, 5 months ago
mikey1985
(Elburn, IL)
answer 13
These are shaped for the nose, but I'm sure you could still put it on other places (unless boscia has a warning about that, which I don't think they do).
answered 3 years, 6 months ago
sephoragirl12
(ny)
Question
Can I only use this on my nose?
I don't have pore/blackhead issues on my nose, they're on my cheeks and beside my eyes (on my temples). Can this be used on those areas? And if not what should I get?

Thank you
asked 2 years, 6 months ago
CBroderick
(OK)
on Pore Purifying Black Strips
12 answers
Answers
answer 1
We recommend using one pore strip per usage!
answered 1 year, 5 months ago
melissabt
answer 2
not sure about the cheeks, but totally wouldn't recommend you use it anywhere near your eyes area. It is really sticky. It almost broke me to tears when I took it off from my nose. But it is very effective. Really like this product.
answered 1 year, 7 months ago
laurajia
answer 3
I used mine on my forehead and chin as well. I'm not sure if it would be a good idea to use on your temples because the strips are quite big to you would probably have to cut them to make them fit. But you could probably use them on your cheeks. I would say to maybe check out the Black Mask instead of the strips by Boscia I think it is supposed to do the same thing but you can put it anywhere on your face.
answered 1 year, 7 months ago
VintageSlang
(Oshawa)
answer 4
Try the Boscia Luminizing Black Mask.
answered 1 year, 9 months ago
BettyBoop12
answer 5
Yes, I've done it. It just hurts a little when you're taking the strip off your cheek.
answered 1 year, 10 months ago
jaylilo
(Orlando, FL)
answer 6
you can most definitely cut this strip into sections and place them wherever you need them. but i dont suggest putting them anywhere near your eyes. this product takes a bit of a risk to peel off and is you're anything like me, your eye will water only causing the product to stay secured on your face.
answered 1 year, 10 months ago
jeanetteyvonee
(dallas, tx)
answer 7
No, this is for the nose area only. I would not use this anywhere else on my face. Once it adheres, you literally have to rip it off your nose, being extremely careful not to pull your skin. The skin on the rest of your face would be way too delicate for this product. I wasn't a big fan of this product.
answered 2 years ago
productlover1
(Charlotte, NC)
answer 8
They're shaped for the nose, but you could adhere one to your cheek. It might not lay completely flat, but I would imagine only a few creases. But I would watch out with using it near your eyes. It got stuck on my sensitive skin around my eyes & tugged it like crazy! :(
answered 2 years, 2 months ago
HaleyLynn
answer 9
I haven't tried a ton of Boscia's products, however, I definitely want to as I like what I have tried. I have read that a bunch of people use the Boscia Luminizing Black Mask in addition to or instead of the pore strips. If you read through the reviews, it looks like it has similar effects of the pore strips, with the added benefit of using all over your face.

My next try of Boscia's is going to be Boscia's Little Black Book, which includes multiple products from the black line, including the Black Mask. If you want to try multiple products out, I've had success with these bundles (across many brands). If you're looking just for the specific product though, I would try to the Black Mask. If you don't like it, Sephora lets you return/exchange :)
answered 2 years, 2 months ago
mittzie
(Cincinnati, OH)
answer 10
I wouldn't foresee a problem. I've used the store brand for the same thing when I ran out of other area designated for a different part of the face.
answered 2 years, 2 months ago
missenigma
(Fort Lauderdale, FL)
answer 11
I haven't tried these particular strips on areas besides my nose, but I would suggest trying it. I have used Biore pore strips on other areas, and they do not work quite as well, but I think mostly because my pores aren't as open in other areas. Sometimes, too, it is hard to get them to contour to other areas, but maybe if you cut them they will fit better.
answered 2 years, 3 months ago
geologygirl
(Lawrence, KS)
answer 12
I cut strips in half and use them on my chin and forehead. I do with my biore strips as well.
answered 2 years, 3 months ago
andisf
(New York, NY)
Question
Could I use the strips with Retinol treatment?
I understand while I am using the Retinol treatment, I should not wax my eyebrow. Would the same rule apply to the noise strip?
asked 3 years, 5 months ago
wlwl
(Cincinnati, OH)
on Pore Purifying Black Strips
11 answers
Answers
answer 1
Consult a doctor! Even if there are no toxins , etc in the strips.
answered 3 years, 5 months ago
heavenly37
(Portland)
answer 2
Do not use it if you are using retinol products. It will burn your nose, it happened to me and it took a week for my skin to peel and look better.
answered 3 years, 5 months ago
puchi1
(Texas)
answer 3
I use retinol at night too, i use the strip first, than my retinol and havent had problems
answered 3 years, 5 months ago
bergafer
answer 4
I would not use this ON TOP of any other skin product. It is to be used alone on a wet nose for 15 minutes and then removed. I had no side effects. If used properly, following package directions, this is a wonderful product.
answered 3 years, 5 months ago
sugard49
(Flourtown PA)
answer 5
I don't think I would use these while using your retinoid treatment,especially if you have sensitive skin such as mine.
answered 3 years, 5 months ago
slblove
(Anderson,IN)
answer 6
Well I would contact your doctor or dermatologist to get their opinion. Pore strips should be used with caution if used in conjuction with skin treatments. With you using retinol they might be too harsh.
answered 3 years, 5 months ago
makeupdiva4ever
(Asheville nc)
answer 7
I also use retinol (PTR's retinol fusion PM). Just be careful when using this strip. I avoid using the retinol at least 24hrs prior to using the strip. I also use moisturizer after. So far, this technique has worked for me. But bear in mind that what might work for some may not work for others.
answered 3 years, 5 months ago
jet715
(CT)
answer 8
If you can't wax I wouldn't try these. I haven't used retin-a in a month and when I used these the other night it roughed up the skin by my nostrils. It was a slight rough patch that went away after 36 hours but still, there was damage. Just gauge your reaction to waxing or their other black mask. If those don't bother you, try this but be gentle removing.
answered 3 years, 5 months ago
andisf
(New York, NY)
answer 9
YES, do not use these if you're using a retinol. These adhere like no other .. !!
answered 3 years, 5 months ago
monicaap
(San Diego)
answer 10
These strips really stick to skin and even take out some small hairs with them, so if you're not supposed to wax your eyebrows then don't use these either.
answered 3 years, 5 months ago
doctorsunshine
answer 11
Depending on your skin type you may have sensitivity using the strips with your retinol treatment. We ask that you please consult with your dermatologist when considering new products. If you need more information regarding ingredients or use, please call us at 1-877-SEPHORA to speak with a Beauty Advisor. Thanks!
answered 3 years, 5 months ago
1877SEPHORA
(San Francisco, CA)
Question
Have any of you ladies had successful long term results from Boscia Purifying Strips?
When I have used Biore's strips in the past, they would remove some black heads and then the next day I would wake up with more!

I am wondering if the Boscia strips keep the black heads away for a longer period of time?
asked 3 years, 5 months ago
becca25
(Ontario, Canada)
on Pore Purifying Black Strips
11 answers
Answers
answer 1
I thought the clearing quality lasted somewhat longer.
answered 3 years, 4 months ago
haha12
(Greensboro, NC)
answer 2
In my opinion,yes,results last longer...& have used the other strips...these are the best,so far..:) hope this helps..
answered 3 years, 4 months ago
txdogmom
(Kemp,Tx)
answer 3
No
answered 3 years, 4 months ago
metroguy
(New York, NY)
answer 4
I have been using these strips for a couple weeks, and as opposed to biore strips, I have noticed my pores are shrinking, most likely because theres no gunk to stretch them out and the number of whiteheads/blackheads are decreasing. I wonder, if you are using these strips are you putting on makeup right away? Or any thick face creams? think about it, you clear out holes and then smearing more stuff on would fill them up. I put a light blackhead cream on my nose right after, just to keep from filling up my pores when they have just been opened up.
answered 3 years, 5 months ago
sheeeeners
(san diego)
answer 5
Probably your pores are enlarged from the blackheads, so they fill right back up again. You might try applying a pore minimizer after using the strips so that the pores shrink and won't immediately fill back up again. If you do this over time, the pores should heal and go back to their normal size. Make sure you never sleep in your make up, and cleanse your nose with a pore-scrub like Neutrogena's blackhead eliminating scrub every day. The salicyclic acid in the scrub loosens oil, enabling the pores to clear it out more easily.
answered 3 years, 5 months ago
jennifersmu
(Dallas, TX)
answer 6
I noticed a slight difference in the blackheads, but it did not last and the next week when I used it again, I saw even less difference.
answered 3 years, 5 months ago
luvmkup
(Raleigh, NC)
answer 7
Yes I just wrote a review and said how much better they are than biore. These strips are so awsome they really pull everything out it takes a couple uses but after that you really cannot see any blackheads totally worth the money they are amazing. But rember to only use these 2 times a week and also exfoliate your face and nose 3 times a week you will have blackhead free skin. I hope your enjoy these
answered 3 years, 5 months ago
makeupdiva4ever
(Asheville nc)
answer 8
Yes, these are better than Biore, because the Boscia strips deposit Witch Hazel. If you don't want the build up to start up again, try using the Boscia Willow Bark Breakout Treatment anywhere you get blackheads or occasional breakouts. If you use it on a regular basis it helps keep the pores clean. Use it under your moisturizer. It works great for me!!
answered 3 years, 5 months ago
marie28
answer 9
Nope. This does not provide a long-term solution. I do not think any pore strip does.
answered 3 years, 5 months ago
jet715
(CT)
answer 10
No, pore strips aren't long term. They just yank out your blackheads but you'll get them again. The only way to manage the blackheads as with any skin care issue or health issue you must balance/regulate your skin/body. Blackheads like acne is because skin over produce oil/sebum, and shedding of old skin cells isn't efficient, clogging pores.
answered 3 years, 5 months ago
mbjunkie
(Natick, MA)
answer 11
I've used Biore in the past, and they definitely left blackheads and glue residue on my nose. I've just tried the Boscia strips and they remove most of the blackheads (enough to notice a difference) and leave no residue.
answered 3 years, 5 months ago
tori191
(Phoenixville, PA)
Question
What do you use after taking it off?
Do you just leave it normal after you take the strip off, or do you put water on it, or some sort of cream?
asked 3 years, 5 months ago
jellobello
(Miami, FL)
on Pore Purifying Black Strips
11 answers
Answers
answer 1
I use a toning lotion to shrink the pores, they also recommended ice cube.
answered 3 years, 5 months ago
Anonymous
answer 2
I used warm water and a beauty sponge.
answered 3 years, 5 months ago
beautyman
(Salt Lake, UT)
answer 3
I just rinse with water and maybe use your regular toner
answered 3 years, 5 months ago
slblove
(Anderson,IN)
answer 4
After I take these off I wash my nose with water and then apply josie maran argan oil or ole henriksen serum or a moisturizer just follow with the rest of your skincare after use or you can leave your skin the way it is because these do not dry your skin at all and make your nose so soft. It is just what your prefer.
answered 3 years, 5 months ago
makeupdiva4ever
(Asheville nc)
answer 5
If you want to avoid the build up again, I would follow up with the Boscia Willow Bark Breakout Treatment, and then your moisturizer. It'll help keep your pores clean. It works great for me!!
answered 3 years, 5 months ago
marie28
answer 6
i go over with with an alcohol pad just to remove any residual glue. i do follow with my facial cream, but i do wait a little while before putting it on, so as to not go right back and clog my pores after just cleaning them
answered 3 years, 5 months ago
makeupluva4life
(Point Pleasant, NJ)
answer 7
I rinse the area with cold water to close the pores and apply moisturizer after.
answered 3 years, 5 months ago
jet715
(CT)
answer 8
You cleanse, then do the strips. Once you peel them off you can tone and moisturize.
answered 3 years, 5 months ago
chefmirmir177
(Chicago, IL)
answer 9
You would rinse your nose/skin of any residue. Then continue with toner and your usual skincare.
answered 3 years, 5 months ago
mbjunkie
(Natick, MA)
answer 10
I usually use toner and a cotton pad to remove the excess glue that sometimes remains on. Then I use lotion. But don't use makeup, your pores are open and you will be putting gunk right back in.
answered 3 years, 5 months ago
wildwestwillis
(Gillette, wy)
answer 11
Hi jellobello. Follow with your normal treatments, moisturizer (and SPF during the day).

For help with personalized product recommendations based on your skin type, we invite you to call us at 1-877-SEPHORA (1-877-737-4672) & select option 2 to speak with one of our Beauty Advisors.
answered 3 years, 5 months ago
1877SEPHORA
(San Francisco, CA)
Question
Is it ok to use these strips if you are prone to or have spider viens on the sides of your nose?
I know that it is not recommended to use some pore strips if you have some spider veins on your nose. The warning is included on the packaging.
Does the same hold true for these boscia strips? thank you
asked 3 years, 6 months ago
Anonymous
on Pore Purifying Black Strips
11 answers
Answers
answer 1
Hmmm, I don't know. You'll have to read the instructions on this package, which I don't have handy right now.
answered 2 years, 11 months ago
kuuipo2
(Honolulu, HI)
answer 2
I literally just took off these strips and it ripped the skin off the edges of my nostrils and it is really stinging. These are pretty harsh. I wouldn't use on sensitive skin.
answered 2 years, 11 months ago
megcee
(Canada)
answer 3
A really god question. You must way clarity vs spider veins. the only other way to unplug skin is to squeeze and that will make spider veins worse.you can have a extraction facial but be prepared to pay. Most spiderveins occur from squeezing over time and rubbing with tissues from colds, allergys,removal of cheansers and scrubs that were to harsh. For the money I say these will not provoke your spider veins,,,(I have spider v. too) follow directions and unplug your t zone with these blk strips. Just follow the directions and U will be good to go
answered 3 years, 2 months ago
ontarget
(raleigh nc)
answer 4
These strips are very very sticky and hurt a little when pulled off so I wouldn't suggest using these if you have vains on your nose.
answered 3 years, 3 months ago
makeupdiva97
answer 5
I would be careful about this. I have some spider veins around my nose and I don't think the strips exacerbated this at all. But I was worried about it. FYI, you can try a caffeine cream on the spider veins (I use Bliss's Love Handler wherever I see a spider vein) to shrink them.
answered 3 years, 4 months ago
mollyjt
(Durham, NC)
answer 6
honestly, i wouldnt use them. i am an esthetician and what i think your describing is distended capillaries which are often caused by extreme stress to the skin whether it be from harsh products, sensitivities, etc. these strips are nice, but im not sure they are gentle enough for your sensitive skin in that area.
answered 3 years, 4 months ago
uhlaynuhx22
(raleigh,nc)
answer 7
Warning: For external use only. Do not use on acne-prone skin or skin that is irritated, broken, swollen, sunburned, extremely sensitive or excessively dry. Remove strip as directed immediately after it has hardened. In case of difficulty removing the strip, wet it thoroughly until it slides off easily. Avoid forced removal of the strip, which may cause skin abrasions. Do not use more often than directed. If irritation develops, discontinue use immediately and consult a physician.
answered 3 years, 5 months ago
makeupdiva4ever
(Asheville nc)
answer 8
I don't know if I would. When I used them the sides of my nose looked badly sunburned and had little blisters after I removed them. The adhedsive is really strong and it took several days for the skin to heal.
answered 3 years, 5 months ago
anaa
(Cherry Hill, NJ)
answer 9
Yes. I would consult an esthetician before using.
answered 3 years, 5 months ago
starrylite
(honolulu, HI)
answer 10
I would consult your doctor before trying these if you're not sure whether to use them on your spider veined sides of your nose. These strips adhere a lot more powerfully than the Biore strips.
answered 3 years, 5 months ago
mikey1985
(Elburn, IL)
answer 11
I have spider veins on the sides of my nose and I purchased this product, tried it out and it was fine. I found that when pulling off the strip it helped to close my eyes and I also did it slowly, it didn't hurt as much.

Hope this helps!
answered 3 years, 5 months ago
paigekristene
(Edmonton, AB, CA)
Question
Are you supposed to put these strips sticky side down?
In the directions it keeps talking about how you need to have your nose moist to make sure the strip sticks. If you put the strip sticky side down this doesn't seem like an issue. Am I doing this wrong, and it's supposed to be non sticky side down? O-o
asked 3 years, 5 months ago
batmanfangirl
on Pore Purifying Black Strips
11 answers
Answers
answer 1
Hi, you are supposed to put them on sticky side down. I dont know how they are sticking to your face without you wetting your nose first, it could be a combination of sweat/oils but I would highly recommend cleansing your face first, and then once you dry it off, to wet your nose with water and put them on (you want to have dry hands) This way, you can ensure maximum removal of gunk.
answered 3 years, 5 months ago
sheeeeners
(san diego)
answer 2
Yes, definitely put the sticky side down! Make sure your nose is wet, because the glue is fully activated by water.
answered 3 years, 5 months ago
jennifersmu
(Dallas, TX)
answer 3
You put the strip sticker side down. Getting the glue wet helps it to bind to the icky stuff in your pores so you can pull it out.
answered 3 years, 5 months ago
beautyman
(Salt Lake, UT)
answer 4
The sticky side goes against your freshly washed face
answered 3 years, 5 months ago
slblove
(Anderson,IN)
answer 5
Definitely moisten the skin before applying the strip - the "sticky" side isn't adhesive enough to work without your skin being wet / moist.
answered 3 years, 5 months ago
noames
(NY, NY)
answer 6
Yes, you need to dampen your nose first, and then apply the sticky side down. It's similar to those lick envelopes--the water helps it adhere to your nose. Then, just carefully smooth it out starting from the bridge of your nose, going outward. The strip should start to dry within a few minutes. Wait about 15 min. before you peel it off--it'll most likely sting a bit!
answered 3 years, 5 months ago
catharine17
(Hollywood, CA)
answer 7
You are supposed to apply the strip with the tacky side onto your nose but make sure your hands are not wet but do make sure your nose is wet I know it says moist but splash water on your nose and immediatly apply the strip with the sticky side on your nose and smooth it over with your hands to ensure you have it stuck on there.
answered 3 years, 5 months ago
makeupdiva4ever
(Asheville nc)
answer 8
You are supposed to put it sticky side down. The purpose of the stickiness is to not only allow the strip to stick to your nose, but it helps to draw the impurities out of your skin.
answered 3 years, 5 months ago
glitterglamg13
(Los Angeles, CA)
answer 9
Yes! you are suppose to put it sticky side down and do moist or wet your nose, so that it can stick better and have the best results possible!
answered 3 years, 5 months ago
nadiusca
answer 10
Follow the directions! The water helps with the activation!
answered 3 years, 5 months ago
marie28
answer 11
the sticky side goes down. your nose should be wet because it allows whatever it in there to be more susceptible to removal
answered 3 years, 5 months ago
makeupluva4life
(Point Pleasant, NJ)
Question
safe for eyelids?
i really would like to get rid of this black head and the few whiteheads i have on my eyelid (they're not styes since they are in the middle of my lid, not under or near my lashes). poking the whiteheads didn't pop them, and they're all getting really annoying- especially when you can see them under my eyeshadow. so will this take them off? or is it too harsh to use there? any other suggestions?
asked 3 years ago
roxy481
(Los Angeles, CA)
on Pore Purifying Black Strips
11 answers
Answers
answer 1
Please do not, I repeat, do not use on eyelids! Eyelid skin is delicate, unlike the nose and cheeks that are stronger and I fear you could do damage to those lids. Please go see an Optician or specialist.
answered 2 years, 9 months ago
sonasort
(Prince George, B.C.)
answer 2
No, no, no! The skin near the eyes is extremely thin and delicate and using a product of this nature on that area will result in more harm than good.
answered 2 years, 9 months ago
itzkristen
(Dunmore, PA)
answer 3
I don't think I would use these on your eye lids. The strips get pretty stiff and it would pull on the skin too much when taking off. I am curious if anyone has a solution to your problem as I too get these pesky things on my eyelids!! I thought I was the only one!!
answered 2 years, 9 months ago
grover95
(KS)
answer 4
I would say they are safe, just cut a small piece off to shape to your eyelid. Follow same instruction as if you were putting them on your nose.
answered 2 years, 10 months ago
shashe
answer 5
DO NOT PUT THIS ON YOUR EYE! This really pulls up on the skin and peels off painfully, just being near the eye area on the nose I found very uncomfortable and would thus not recommend for the eye.
answered 2 years, 10 months ago
nat1407
(Eugene, OR)
answer 6
I have those white bumps around my eyes too. I definitely wouldn't use these strips around your eyes. They can be very harsh to your skin. I used them on my nose and it took some of my skin off! I would go to a dermatologist and have them removed. Good luck!
answered 2 years, 10 months ago
lainpdx
(Denver, CO)
answer 7
The spots you are seeing could be milia which are not going to be cleared up using a pore strip.

Check out http://www.skinsight.com/adult/milia.htm

Good luck!!
answered 2 years, 10 months ago
shebbie
answer 8
I'm no expert on this, but I would not put it on my eyelid, especially not in the middle were the skin is really thin and fragile, and I don't think it will take away whiteheads since they are underneath the skin and this seems to pull out surface debris.
answered 2 years, 11 months ago
kuuipo2
(Honolulu, HI)
answer 9
NO! These will destroy your eyelids. They are stronger than wax strips!!
answered 2 years, 11 months ago
megcee
(Canada)
answer 10
No, please don't apply to the eyelids.
answered 2 years, 11 months ago
keelybt
answer 11
NO WAY. Don't try.
answered 3 years ago
novatown
(Charlotte, NC)
Question
Is thsi product made with ingredients involved in animal testing? I do not use any products which have been formulated with animal testing.
Re:Pore Purifying Black Strips, are the ingredients tested with animal testing or without?
asked 1 year, 5 months ago
shrutisanghavi
(woodbridge, va)
on Pore Purifying Black Strips
2 answers
Answers
answer 1
you can google this
answered 9 months ago
shastrixo
(toronto ontario)
answer 2
According to the PETA website they do NOT test on animals
answered 1 year, 2 months ago
sweetmydear
(Seattle, WA)
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