A while back now, I was gifted the 1st Edition BB Mask Bag from Bits & Bobs of Beauty UK which included lots of face masks, neck masks and feet masks along with some other little goodies. Bits & Bobs of Beauty UK are an online British beauty store who sell lots of fabulous Korean beauty products and quirky accessories which you rarely see here in the UK.
One of the items in my BB Mask Bag was a Holika Holika Pig Nose Black Head Sticker and I completely forgot about it until recently when I was sorting out my face mask draw. Yes, I have a draw just for my face masks! He-he! I thought I would give it a go as it has been absolutely ages since I used a blackhead sticker on my nose and I could really do with using one.
Those of you who read my blog regularly will know how much I hate blackheads. I have lots of tiny blackheads and whitehead’s all over my nose and I have been trying so damn hard to get rid of them with no joy. They are not noticeable when I am wearing make-up but I long for beautiful clear skin and I would love to feel confident enough to brave outside without wearing foundation! I really want FLAWLESS skin!
What it is?
‘An easy-to-use, disposable nose strip sticker which removes whiteheads, blackheads, and dead skin cells. Formulated with a pink clay ingredient, it helps absorb sebum and remove unwanted impurities from your nose, leaving it smooth and clear from impurities.
How to use?
I had to use google to find the English instructions for this as the instructions on the back of the sachet were in Korean. I can barely speak English, never mind Korean! Ha!
‘After cleansing, wet the nose with water. Place strip on nose and wait 10-15 minutes. Remove strip, peel off starting from outside edge. Use 1-2 times a week.’ I do advise steaming your face over a bowl of hot water before using the sticker, to open your pores, which will make it easier for blackheads to be removed.
The packaging is so cute and PINK!
You can see all the crap from your nose on the sticker after removing it.
Information is in Korean which I don’t understand.
Ingredients contain Methylparaben, Dimithicone and PVP.
Key ingredients include Water, PVP, Dimethicone Copolyol, Kaolin, Titanium Dioxide, VP/ VA Copolymer, Propylene Glycol, Methylparaben, Citrus Limon (Lemon) Fruit Extract, CI 17200.
Before using the sticker I did think it wouldn’t work very well as I have literally tried all kinds on my nose and had no results. But, when I peeled the sticker off my nose after 15 minutes, I was surprised that it had worked and I was very pleased with the results. After removing the sticker from my nose I could see a few blackheads had been removed and there were plenty of whiteheads and sebum on the sticker too, they looked like tiny, micro white hairs stuck to the pink clay and I felt so bloody good looking at all the nose junk that had been removed, definitely the best part. I did have a few blackheads on my nose still but less than before and hey, I have only used it once so I’m sure when I use it again there will be less uglies on my nose. My nose definately did appear clearer, I was happy and found it worked well on my nose so I do recommend Holika Holika blackhead stickers.
Will I use again?
Yes, I’d use again. I do try to avoid beauty products which have parabens in as much as possible but saying that I was pleased with the end results.
What is the best blackhead removing sticker yo have used? I am willing to try some new ones out! Operation Blackhead Buster has begun!