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.
Careful not to get addicted.
This tool helps with blackheads and whiteheads without damaging your skin! I was introduced awhile back and this brand is by far the only quality tool out there.
The right tool for the job
I finally have the right tool for those pesky blemishes that pop up on occasion-- especially during the hot and humid time of year. It has rounded metal loops on either end and with a light hand, it's much better for your skin than picking with your fingernails. I'm glad I bought it. You have to be gentle with it.
Should Come With Instructions
I'm totally a picker and I don't feel like this does as good of a job as I do on my own. Also it left red marks on my skin that I could still see the next day.
I just got this in my last order. We have used and and I love the way it works without bruising your skin. I have more to learn about using it to get the best results but I am very happy with it.