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Birchbox Breakdown

For too long, stubborn blackheads have evaded our best offensives, digging in their oily heels in the face of every cleanser under the sun. Not now. Like its namesake device, this award-winning vacuum cleaner™ gel sucks the grime right out of our pores. The results are as satisfying as they sound. What’s more, it does it all without abrasive agents—or painful extractors.

How it Works

This at-home treatment from celeb dermatologist Dr. Brandt uses silicone dioxide, a natural mineral powder that draws out sebum and dirt like a magnet. Proven blemish-busters salicylic and glycolic acid work to de-gunk pores, while ejitsu rose tightens them after the fact.

How to Use

Here’s the fun part: Two to three times a week, apply a thin layer of gel to affected areas after cleansing. Let dry 5–10 minutes—or until it turns a chalky hue. Rinse with warm water and pat dry. In about two weeks you’ll be all, “Blackheads? What blackheads?”

WATER (AQUA), SILICA, BENZYL ALCOHOL, TRIETHANOLAMINE, ALCOHOL DENAT., XANTHAN GUM, METHYL LACTATE, GLYCOLIC ACID, BUTYLENE GLYCOL, PPG-26 BUTETH-26, LAVANDULA ANGUSTIFOLIA (LAVENDER) OIL, PEG-40 HYDROGENATED CASTOR OIL, DISODIUM EDTA, SALICYLIC ACID, ROSA MULTIFLORA FRUIT EXTRACT, TOCOPHERYL ACETATE, PEG-12 GLYCERYL DISTEARATE, PEG-23 GLYCERYL DISTEARATE

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Most Helpful Customer Reviews

Should be a secret vacuum
Purchased

I like this product. I have large pores and have blackhead issues on my nose and chin. I started using Shea Terra black soap which does wonders on your pores at the same time I used this. Then I started using this every other day. I can tell this product is making my black heads get smaller and keep my pores clean. I call it a secret vacuum because you don't see it working and I think that deters people. I don't see anything come out of my pores but I can tell after two weeks there is an obvious difference on my pores. It is pricy but will last a while for sure.

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Disappointed
Purchased

I purchased this with high hopes. I honestly don't feel like it does anything for my pores. Save your money.

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Love It

I have loved using this product!! Definitly has reduced my pore size. You can wash it off in just five minutes!!

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I like it...
Purchased

I wouldn't say it "vacuums" the grime out of my pores...but it does seem to make the gigantic pores on my nose a li'l smaller.

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Has really helped with pore size
Purchased

I received this as a sample from Birchbox a while back. This is the first mask that has actually decreased my pore size on my face. This mask is gentle for my somewhat sensitive skin. Also does not dry out my face. A little goes a long way. I just put a thin layer on my face. Very happy with the product!

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Pores No More Vacuum Cleaner
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I have very sensitive to dry skin with large pores. This does tend to dry my face just a little bit so I'm only using it twice a week and only on my troubled T-Zone area. It does not dry my face as much as a biore strip does although it also does not clear all blackheads at once like a biore stirp does. I felt I noticed a difference after using it twice a week for 2 weeks (so really 4 uses before I noticed a difference). I find that if I continue using the product I don't see my pores becoming clogged as much. Also, you do have to shake the bottle a bit before using it or it comes out too liquidy. The price is a bit much, but if you're only using it once or twice a week it does last for a while. I would have given it more stars if it wasn't for the price and the slight drying effect.

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Not for me
Purchased

I bought this product with high hopes that it would help me with my blackhead issue on my nose and chin. Unfortunately, it does not mix well with my skin type. It caused my face to get very red and hurt until I rinsed it off and put moisturizer on. I would recommend to those who have a different skin type. I have very sensitive skin, and will continue on my search for the perfect product!

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Great!

This product definitely lives up to its name, I feel as if all the gunk has been soaked up from my pores! I honestly feel like my skin has never looked better after using this product!

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It works!
Purchased

I ordered this product for the first time after doing some research . I have used it only twice and I have seen fast results, it really works. My husband is also using it on his nose and most of the blackheads are gone.
I totally recommend it.

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Still not sure if it works
Purchased

I have very visible pores on my chin, and I really want this product to be the solution. But I am just not sure it does anything. I use it at least three times a week (I have very oily skin). It does make my skin feel tight and clean, but my pores are still there. Will keep trying but not sure I would buy again.

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