There are a lot of disappointed reviews on here that the tool didn't work as they had hoped. This is a very high quality tool that works quite well for what it is. This isn't going to work on blemishes where the whitehead hasn't come up to the surface and isn't going to magically extract all blackheads if you don't take the time to properly steam your face and slowly work your skin.
That being said, I have still found that the shape of the narrower rounded side could be improved for maximum extraction. I can't ever seem to find a good angle for it to be effective. I prefer the flatter side for both whiteheads and blackheads as I feel it is more gentle and effective.
BE SURE TO STERILIZE BETWEEN USES!! I keep cotton balls and rubbing alcohol nearby to clean between each press on the skin. If I am able to pop a rather large blemish I will use the rubbing alcohol to gently dab the skin as well to disinfect. So far I have not experienced any redness after the fact except for the 20 minutes or so immediately after use.
After reading the reviews, I had high hopes. I don't have a terrible problem with blackheads, but do have some small ones around my nose and chin. Using this product actually seemed to make my skin worse. It was very harsh, didn't work well for me, and actually seemed to cause me to break out.
cool little tool.
Okay, so I was kinda iffy about this but it is actually awesome. Really have no idea how you could use it for blackheads and to be honest I use it for a hundred different things. Just a neat little thing to have.
not worth it
The best thing to do is to leave blemishes alone.. i usually can't myself, but at the end of the day if you are going to pick it, this tool isn't going to help much.
Best tool for teenagers!
So I have 5 kids - and all five have used this product at some time or another. It is a great way to take care of those pesky blemishes, without damaging your face/skin.
This little tool works really great. Its really easy to use and very effective. Makes you skin very smooth. Very handy to have around when you need it.
A little tricky
I couldn't get the same results my facialist does. The movement for using this is a bit hard to get down, sometimes I just felt like I was taking my face. But I still removed a lot of gunk. It really satisfied my need to poke and prod my skin, and I felt a lot better knowing I wasn't introducing bacteria into my pores.
A great tool to have and handy especially for occasions of all kinds helps you achieve extra clean without spreading more bacteria but definitely sanitize before and after each use!
not that great
This tool doesn't clean out my pores like I wanted it to and it's kind of painful. I am pretty disappointed.
I love this product! It is amazing how much junk you are able to get out of your pores. I like to use it on my nose and chin.