I was definitely skeptical the first few times I used this. I poured over reviews on many websites looking for what people used as "proof" that this was working - some claimed if you saw blobs rolling up, this was what made up your blackheads. Well, sorry, that was still happening over areas where I had no blackheads, so clearly that's not true. I used this 2-3 times without seeing any results and was starting to feel bummed.
BUT - one time, after leaving it on for about 30 minutes, I did literally watch as my finger swept away a blackhead, then another, and a few more. So as I understand it, the product goes into pores and dissolves the contents, which makes sense.
This will not be a miracle worker, and you have to be consistent with it to see results, which I'm bad about (I'm thinking at least 1-2x/week).
Would be nice to see longer-lasting results especially being that I'm diligent about washing my face and keeping it clean anyway. So in a sense that is frustrating to still have to do so much work.