Ever since I can remember, I have dealt with excessively clogged pores. While a few are blackheads, most of them are sebaceous filaments. Like I said, I have always had them and there doesn’t seem to be anything I can do to prevent them although I still incorporate a lot of masks and do scrub my face literally with a face towel every few days or so whenever these sebaceous filaments start to become more apparent especially around my nose, my chin, temples and cheeks.
It is frustrating but I am kind of used to them and despite them clogging my pores, they don’t seem to lead to breakouts although I do break out occasionally. My breakouts usually seem to be related to other stuff like stress. But I do believe that in addition to my oily skin, my clogged pores are also the reason for my enlarged pores on and around my nose.
Anyway, although I am used to them, I am still always on a look out for anything that will unclog my pores which is why I decided to try these Biore pore strips, even though I expect the results to be very temporary because my pores usually fill up within a few days. I have used them in the past but don’t remember why I stopped. There was a time I used to love Biore products but then I just stopped using them. I guess because my skin now has different needs and I am not just focused on fighting acne.
Although there were other Biore pore strips that could be used on the rest of the face, I decided to go with the nose strips. So here is my Biore Ultra Deep Cleansing Pore Strips review (with witch hazel and tea tree oil). And I didn’t just go for the deep cleansing pore strips but the ultra deep cleansing pore strips!
Free your pores!
Although the claims of witch hazel and tea tree oil are front and center on the packaging, as you can see, they are close to the bottom so I really doubt that these strips contain much of these two ingredients. I hate when companies do that.
How to use:
A few of the other instructions include using these pore strips only for the nose (although I chose to ignore this!), not to use them on active acne blemishes or sunburned, excessively dry skin, sunburned skinned or skin that is prone to spider veins. They are also to be used once every three days or so which makes sense since they pull at your skin.
I bought these Biore Ultra Deep Cleansing Pore Strips at Wal-Mart and it seems like they normally include 6 strips in the boxes but these that I purchased at Wal-Mart came with 2 additional free nose strips. Whether you get 6 or 8 strips seems to depend on where you buy them and whether online or offline although based on how much I paid at the Wal-Mart store ($6.27) compared to the online price for the 6-count ($4.99), I may have paid for the “free” strips!
After cleansing my skin with warm water to kind of help to open my pores, I left my nose and cheek area wet and applied these Biore Ultra Deep Cleansing Pore Strips. They stuck to my skin easily. The instructions state that you should leave them on the skin for 10-15 minutes until the strips are stiff but since I wanted the strip to be completely dry, I left them on for about an hour although I wouldn’t recommend this since removing them was a little painful.
In addition to applying them on my nose, I split an additional nose strip into two and applied them to the areas of my cheeks that have large pores. Biore does sell separate pore strips to be used on the rest of the face besides the nose but I didn’t feel the need to get two separate boxes for strips that basically do the same thing.
- Does the job! There is great satisfaction in seeing the gross stuff from your pores stuck to these pore strips as well as the morbid fascination! Instead of just claiming to unclog pores, you actually see the evidence.
- Removed both my blackheads and a lot (but not all) of my sebaceous filaments as well.
- Easy to use if you follow the instructions.
- I wish these nose strips were slightly larger to cover a bit more of the cheek area so that you wouldn’t need to attach more strips to other areas that you need covered.
- For the number of pore strips you get compared to the price, it seems expensive.
- Although it unclogs the pores, it doesn’t seem to shrink the pores so I have to use other products after this to make my pores appear smaller. I probably would not need to do this if the witch hazel and tea tree oil were higher on the ingredient list.
- If you have lighter skin, these may cause some redness because removing them after they completely dry can pull on the skin. I don’t have this issue with my dark skin.
- It can be painful to remove these strips although it is suggested to slightly wet them if they are painful to remove.
Despite the cons, I love these Biore Ultra Deep Cleansing Pore Strips and they are now a part of my skin care regimen and don’t know why I stopped using them in the first place. I only use them once a week though.
Rating – 8.5/10
I hope this Biore Ultra Deep Cleansing Pore Strips review was helpful to you. I would definitely recommend these strips if you deal with blackheads and/or sebaceous filaments.