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.
This is a great tool
My son is 14 years old and I definitely need this for him!! Thank you Birchbox!! I absolutely love this!
Nothing wrong with this
Nothing wrong with this tool but didn't really see the purpose. Maybe I'm not using it correctly but i didnt really see the need for it
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.