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nose pore strip and a facemask

(12 Posts)
RavioliOnToast Fri 10-Jul-15 21:12:28

which one first? grin

Kundry Fri 10-Jul-15 21:37:35

Scrap the nose pore strip first grin

yes I know it's really satisfying but it doesn't work. Those things in your nose are most likely not blackheads anymore, assuming you aren't a teenager. They are sebaceous filaments - little filaments that your pores grow faster than you can pull them out. The top bits oxidize and turn dark so they look like blackheads.

What you can do successfully is dissolve the dark gunk out with salicylic acid which dissolves in the oil and cleans them out.

Way, way better than a pore strip or facemask - my nose is free of black pores for the first time in 25 years grin

RavioliOnToast Fri 10-Jul-15 21:43:44

ooh well I believe salicylic acid is in the clearasil pads? cause I use those every night now I do sound like a teenager

Googlers123 Fri 10-Jul-15 21:50:51

How do you do that and what form does the salucilic acid come in?

Snowflake15 Fri 10-Jul-15 21:54:03

kundry where do you get the salicylic acid my pores on my nose have been the bane of my life since teenage years

AnthonyPandy Fri 10-Jul-15 22:15:56

Lol at Kundry giving a small snippet of golden information, but leaving out the important bit!

So what is it and where do you get it from?!

RavioliOnToast Fri 10-Jul-15 22:18:24

iiac, salicylic acid is found in acid toners? such as, the clearasil pads, nip+fab pads, m&s do one I don't remember the name and there's another called liquid gold and pixie glow. That's as far as my knowledge goes I'm afraid, and even that may be incorrect

CuttedUpPear Fri 10-Jul-15 22:21:57

Pixie glow?

I don't care what it is, I want it!

CuttedUpPear Fri 10-Jul-15 22:23:56


What witchcraft is this?

MrsBertMacklin Fri 10-Jul-15 22:48:45

This is a good introductory article about filaments and the key ingredients to look for in products to treat them.

I've had very good results with Elemis Papaya Enzyme Peel once a week and Clarins Exfoliating toner every other day. I'm looking for cheaper alternatives once these run out though.

Caroline Hirons has reviewed quite a lot of the exfoliating toners with AHAs and BHAs on the market.

Talisin Fri 10-Jul-15 23:07:41

Liquid Gold and Pixi Glow are glycolic acid, not salicylic. They won't help with blackheads or sebaceous filaments.

Kundry Fri 10-Jul-15 23:20:13


As everyone else has said salicylic is in Effaclar Duo, Clearasil pads, Nip Fab Dragon's Blood pads, poss in Clarins Exfoliating toner (I can't remember), Clinique Mild Clarifying toner and Paula's Choice 1 or 2% BHA

There are loads more in the shops once you know what you are looking for on the ingredient list.

Of the one's I've tried the Paula's Choice is my favourite - has highest % of salicylic and correct pH for it to work best on your skin.

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