This product does pull pore clogging gunk toward the surface of the skin, but not all the way out; this has a few effects. To be fair, I may not be the right test subject for this. I didn't have any of the hard, dark black things that you can see from four feet away like I used to get. When i tried this product I had skin that was pimple free, but with clogged pores. Grey heads? Is that a thing? This product pulled that gunk forward, exposing it to oxygen, and creating actual small blackheads. Also to be fair, I only tried it for a week, but I couldn't continue because I started picking at my face to get the stuff out. I spent over 20 years trying to break that habit, and only recently had my skin gotten clear enough to stop. I can't have this product break that for me.
I can not find anywhere, on the packaging or internet, how to use this. Before, after, or in place of a cleanser? I ended up washing my face to remove makeup, using the product and rinsing as directed, then finding my face horribly sticky, and washing with cleanser again.
I would absolutely return this product if I hadn't already used the mask that I got as a bonus gift.