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For another transforming at-home treatment, use the dr. brandt® microdermabrasion skin exfoliant.

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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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I feel like this product works well when you are already taking care of your skin the way you should. It's not going to rid you of every blackhead, but I feel like it does tighten pores and helps with buildup. I get a lot of blackheads on my nose and chin, and when I use this product I feel like it helps.

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Awesome as full mask or spot treatment

I love this mask! I use it in conjunction with the cleanser and will sometimes just use it to spot treat trouble areas. It really does "suck" the gunk out of zits and helps smooth face and minimize pores.

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Fun to use
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After apply need to leave on for few minuets to dry and turn into white color.
It's fun to use. It help tighten my pores.
Somehow I feel there is not much product in it.

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Love this product.
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This cream really is the most refreshing masque I have in my arsenal. It really makes my pores look smaller and has reduced the number of black heads on my chin and nose in three weeks. I love the way it make my skin feel after each treatment.
I recommend this for anyone that has black head trouble spots. Excellent product!

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This product works!

From the moment I started using this product I began to feel embarrassed by the pores it was cleaning out. As in, Dr. Brandt brought out my blackheads, I was embarrassed for two to three weeks and then I had clear skin. This product really works!!

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Not sure it works, very drying
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I was hoping for something that visible reduced my blackheads (note: I think my level of clogged pores is bad; I've been told it isn't). I thought this was a cleanser (it's not) and expect faster results from masks/extractors/etc.

After using this product, my skin was so dry that I had to put on a ton of moisturizer, which made everything worse. Would not buy again, but I might be using this wrong or have the wrong skin type.

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Should be a secret vacuum
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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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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...
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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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