I've always been religious about skincare and have had good skin, but after I turned 30, I noticed that my pores looked larger than before and were often clogged. I tried everything - the Clarisonic, an OTC retinol, a prescription retinoid, a BHA serum, and various scrubs. While they helped, they didn't eliminate my clogged pores. For cosmetic and health reasons, I didn't want to use my fingers to manually extract the sebum from my pores, and I decided to try this tool, figuring I could always return it if i wasn't satisfied. Well, it's worked wonders, and it's especially amazing for the contours of my nose and the indentation between my lower lip and chin. FYI, if you go to a dermatologist to have your pores cleaned manually, they'll use this same tool. So save your money - just buy this and watch a few YouTube tutorials to get the hang of using it.