My skin is really bad for getting blocked pores especially on my nose so I will often use a pore strip to remove the grime, I''m not bothered which brand of nose strip I use but I do like the Boots Tea Tree range in general so when these were on offer I bought a box. The strips come packaged in a small cardboard box which slips nicely into the bathroom cabinet, it states on the box you get 6 strips and that they contain tea tree and witch hazel both of which are known for being good for your skin. The box costs 4 pound 50 however I bought it on a 3 for 2 offer. The strips come individually wrapped in little foil packets, each packet has a small slit on the top to make it easy for you to just pull down to open although it is still quite hard with wet hands. To use the strips simply wet you nose which I find easiest with my fingertips and then apply the strips to your nose shiny side down. I find that the strip is easy to position and as long as you haven''t overwet your nose the strip grips well. You have to leave the strip to dry for about 15 minutes, you can feel when the strip is dry and ready for removal as it tightens over you nose. To remove the strip simply pull from either side upwards to the bridge of your nose and you can see the results on the strip. The results are easy to see on the strip you can see all the grime which has been pulled from you pores, I love the feeling of my pores being clean and they look much clearer after using one of these strips. The strips don''t leave behind any visible residue but I like to wash my face after use anyway. The pore strips are more expensive than a lot of have tried and apart from the fact they don''t leave any residue behind they are not really worth paying the extra in my opinion, they don''t clear every pore just like the cheaper versions don''t. I rate these 4 stars and personally will stick with the cheaper versions that do just as well.
Almost everybody gets blackheads on their nose, a few months ago I was in Boots and came across their Tea Tree and Witch Hazel range for fighting break outs and keeping skin clean and clear. I decided to pick up these nose pore strips because they were much cheaper than any other strips that I have seen in the shops and I figured they would be worth a go.
These strips take a little bit of time to apply and use, so I recommend that when you are using them, you take a little time to yourself so then you have the time to complete the process properly and don't rush it.
To apply these you firstly have to wash your hands and your nose. Then you need to dry your hands and take the clear backing off the strip and apply the smooth side to your nose nice and evenly. Then you need to smooth it over and press it down to make sure it sticks down properly, wait about 15 minutes (though I found 20 minutes gives better results) and then when the strip is good and stiff, peel it off and rinse your nose with warm water.
What I Thought
I think that these strips were a really good buy, they worked just as well as other nose strips I have used in the past, which were much more expensive.
I found that the first one I used lifted quite a lot of dirt from my nose and was actually quite disgusted that so much dirt was able to be extracted from my nose. I would say my nose look much cleaner and fresher after using these strips.
I use mine about once a month and found that it has kept my nose pores much cleaner than before and I do not break out as easily as before.
Sometimes these strips irritate my nose a little and there is a bit of redness after using them, however if I use them at night time, it has usually calmed by morning, and the cleaning effects that they have is worth a little temporary redness in my opinion.
Price and Availability
You can buy these nose pore strips in Boots for £4.50 for a pack of 6. I think that this is a great price because these strips are much more cheaper, and work just as well as the more expensive alternatives in my opinion. Sometimes Boots put this on a 3 for 2 offer with their other Witch Hazel and Tea Tree products, so it is good to keep an eye out for it.
I think that these are great nose pore strips. My nose looks much cleaner and fresher since I started using them and there is noticeably less dirt in the pores in my nose, also they are cheap and relatively easy to apply. Overall I would give this 4 out of 5 stars.
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Boots Tea Tree and Witch Hazel strips are for your nose. Unless you are very lucky indeed, no matter what you do you will invariably get teeny little blackhead-esq imperfections on your nose. Sometimes they really don't show but you can tell that perhaps the make up goes on a little uneven; or if you look in a magnifying mirror you will probably be able to see them. If left untreated then widen your pores and can lead to spots.
In my experience, no amount of facial scrubbing can get rid of these entirely, no matter what the adverts say, and this is where these little strips come in!
How to use: wet your nose, all along the bridge - not so that's its dripping, but wet. Peel off the seemingly inoffensive strip from its clear plastic back. Place along the middle contour of your nose, then smooth the adhesive strip down from the center so that it sits flush with your skin wither side of your nose. TIP: do not place high enough up on the nose so that your also stick the strip anywhere near the delicate eyes area, trust me on this! The strip should be positioned so that it fully covers the tip of your nose.
Then...you wait. Between 10 and 15 mins until the strip is bone dry, I will feel hard to the touch, almost like cardboard. Now comes the pain! This is not like a plaster, you cannot rip this off quickly else all your hard work will be to no avail. This time you start at the outer edges, both at the same time. SLOWLY, peel back the strip pulling gently so that you are lifting it towards the center of your nose. I will be totally honest here, it hurts! Remember, don't be tempted to pull it off too fast. This will invariably make your eyes water but go slow, keep it moving in a fluid motion until its all the way off. Once your eyes clear of the tears and your visions returns (im only being slightly dramatic here!) check out the strip! It looks like a tiiiiny snowcapped forest. Haha its not very nice but that means its done its job well. All plethora of toxins and nasties are literally plucked from your pores.
Now that your pores are clear its a good idea to immediately splash face with cold water. Not only will this get rid of any 'glue' residue, but it will also close your pores being anything offensive can get back in.
This costs circa £4.50, but you get 7 strips and you won't want to use more than once about every 5-6 weeks because you simply won't need to. I would not really recommend using this is you have very sensitive skin as I think its quite harsh. But for a sporadic clearing of your pores its well worth the 30 seconds of pain.
A worthy buy for our beauty regime!
Over the years, I have tried all sorts of different pore strips from all different price ranges and all different companies.
I have quite oily skin and therefore the skin around my nose can get quite congested. What I look for in a pore strip is that it is really good at removing all the rubbish that builds up around this area, especially right down in the creases on each side of your nose.
The Boots Tea Tree and Witch Hazel Pore Strips come in quite an attractive green box with all the information and directions clearly stated on it. You get 6 in a box which is about the usual amount for pore strips. They cost £4.99 a pack but to be honest they are almost always on three for two along with the rest of the Boots Tea Tree and Witch Hazel range.
On the box it states that the strips are supposed to deep clean and tighten pores, as well as instantly removing dirt, oil and blackheads. They obviously contain Tea Tree and Witch Hazel. Tea Tree Oil is famous for its antibacterial properties and Witch Hazel is a well known astringent which tones and tightens pores.
They work as follows. You dampen down your nose and for this I like to use very warm water as this opens up your pores. Then you remove the pore strip from its individual little packet. You peel the strip off from its backing plastic then you stick it to your nose. You are supposed to leave it on for 15 minutes, although I always find myself leaving pore strips on for a lot longer then this as they are never dry. Then when you remove it, all the dirt and oil and rubbish is supposed to come away with the strip, leaving you with lovely fresh clean pores.
In my opinion, these strips are absolutely useless. I've used all 6 in the box and they really do not work, even if you leave them on for well over the allotted time. When you pull the strips off, there is no sign that any dirt, oil or blackheads have been removed. The strips look just as clean as when you put them on and your skin looks just as congested.
I'm afraid this has been the case with all of the stores 'own branded' pore strips I have used.
In my opinion, you should save yourself the hassle of finding this out when you buy a cheaper brand of pore strips and just go for the Biore Ultra ones. Yes they are £3.00 more for the same amount but they actually do the job. The Boots Tea Tree and Witch Hazel Pore Strips are a waste of money.
Its such a shame really as I love some of the other products from this line, however I certainly will never be re-purchasing these pore strips again.
So unfortunately over all, I have to give the Boots Tea Tree and Witch Hazel Pore Strips a 0/10. They just do not work. Therefore for me, it was £4.99 down the drain.
Anyone who suffers from blocked pores on their nose - lucky you if you have no such problems - will appreciate the invention of Nose Strips.
I used to buy the ones from Biore, however, when they escalated in price to £7.99 for 6, I decided to look at the cheaper brands instead.
I tried one other brand (Purederm - not great) before stumbling on Boots Tea Tree and Witch Hazel Nose Strips. They were on offer at the time in a two for £6 deal, which I thought was great value. Normally, they are still a very reasonable £4.59 a box.
For those unsure of what a nose strip's purpose is allow me to explain. Nose Pore Strips are offered to deep clean, tighten your pores and help remove blackheads.
The instructions for use are on the box itself and are very clear and easy to follow. To use you are required to simply wet your nose, then dry your hands and remove the strip from it's foil packet. Smooth it onto your wet nose and leave to dry for approx 15 minutes. Then rinse your nose to remove any product residue.
The only thing I would recommend differently to Boot's instructions, would be wash/cleanse your face and then get into a bath. The steam from the bath water will allow your pores to gently open, allowing the pore strip to work more beneficially. If you just use it on a washed face, you may as well wash your money down the plug hole!
Once out of the bath, pat your nose with warm water, and then immediately apply the nose strip. Allow to set for 15 minutes and then gently peel from either side inwards towards the bridge of your nose. Do Not rip it off like you would a plaster. As soon as you remove strip put it in the bin and wash your fingers and then your face with cool/cold water (whichever you can tolerate) to clean of any product residue and to close up your pores.
I would recommend using the Nose Strips once a week if you suffer from average pore blockage. However, if you have enlarged, deep pores with blackheads you may want to do this twice a week. The box states no more than three times per week, however, I feel that may be a little excessive.
The pore strips may be a little long on some people, and I find that by trimming each end that they then fit perfectly and don't go too far under my eyes.
A tip I would give is any of the excess you trim off the nose strip, put on your chin if you have a few blocked pores there, that way you get maximum use from each one.
All in all the Tea Tree and Witch Hazel Nose Pore Strips are a great way to incorporate a deep pore cleanse into your skin care routine. (use prior to a face mask)
I have slightly sensitive skin on my face, but have never suffered from a reation or a breakout from these strips.
The smell of tea tree and witch hazel is not overpowering at all, and is in fact barely noticible.
*Note - I've noticed the Nose Pore Strips appear on Dooyoo twice, so I've decided to review the face strips here, and the nose strips elsewhere sometime in the future!*
I have quite annoying skin - it is sensitive but combination, which means I am rather prone to blackheads on my nose. Therefore I sometimes like to use those blackhead-removing strips in the hope of removing some!
I bought some Boots Tea Tree and Witch Hazel Facial Pore Strips when they were on special offer: their normal price is £4.99 but I was able to pick up two items from the Tea Tree and Witch Hazel range for £5. Stupidly I picked up the face strips instead of the nose strips, which are designed for the forehead and chin. I don't have nearly so much of a problem with blackheads here, but since I'd paid for the strips I decided to use them anyway.
The strips come in a box packaged in line with the rest of the Tea Tree and Witch Hazel range. The box is pale green with blue and green writing. It is claimed that the strips 'deep clean and tighten pores' and 'instantly remove dirt, oil and blackheads'.
The strips contain antibacterial tea tree oil and skin calming witch hazel, which together are designed to keep skin clear and healthy. It is claimed that regular use of these facial strips will diminish the appearance of pores. You should not use the strips around your eyes or on dry, sensitive, broken or acne prone skin. You should also not use the strips more than three times a week on the same area of the face.
Instructions for use of the facial pore strips are printed on the back of the box. You are told that once a strip is opened it should be used immediately (the strips are contained in individual foil wrappers). To use a strip, you should wet your chin or forehead then remove the strip from the packaging and smooth it over the area. It is important to press down firmly to make sure the strip sticks! The strip should be left to dry for about 15 minutes. When it starts to feel stiff, you need to peel it off gently, wetting it if removal proves difficult.
I am used to using these strips, albeit on my nose, and found them very easy to apply on my chin and forehead - after all these areas are a lot flatter than the nose! As they dried they felt rather tight, but this is common with these strips. Peeling the strips off was slightly painful, but I wet the strip with water to help prevent this.
After using the strips I noticed that my chin and forehead seemed a little less shiny and my pores were slightly less obvious. I am pleased with this result, particularly as I didn't think they'd make much of a difference seeing as I don't have all that many blackheads on my nose. Having said that, I don't know if I'd go out and buy them again unless I developed tons of blackheads. At £4.99 they are expensive, and even at £2.50 on offer they aren't really worth it at the moment.
Altogether, this seems like a decent product and worth trying if you do have blackheads, although you might want to wait until it is on special offer. I probably won't be buying these again, although I will certainly purchase the nose strips, if I ever find them on offer.
My oily skin is extremely prone to blackheads and although I've tried out a range of nose pore strips to try to get rid of the ones on my nose, I've never found anything that particularly impresses me (and definitely not enough to repeat the purchase). This frustration meant that I stopped wasting my money for a good while but something compelled me to pick up a pack of the Boots Tea Tree & Witch Hazel Nose Pore Strips on a recent trip to the store. Given my not-so-great experiences with other brands of nose pore strips, I wasn't expecting much and was pretty much resigned to writing these off as yet another waste of money to add to the list. So, was I right or wrong with that assumption?
As you've no doubt gathered from the name, these nose strips contain both tea tree and witch hazel. This was an inviting combination for me as I often find that nose pore strips make my nose feel dry afterwards so I had some hope that the witch hazel would act as a soother, while the antibacterial tea tree would do something positive for my nightmare skin.
You use them just the same as you would any other nose pore strip - wet your nose and fix the strip to your nose. The fit on my nose isn't the tightest and when that has happened with other nose pore strips, the results haven't been too good so I was a bit skeptical from the off. This also meant that the strips don't feel too tight when they're drying. This is something that puts me off using some nose pore strips as it's not a very comfortable or nice experience so that was actually a plus point in my book.
Despite not feeling like a particularly tight fit on my nose, these strips are still prone to leaving my nose feeling sore afterwards so that must be a deceptive fit!
The uncomfortable removal works wonders with these nose pore strips. Unlike others I've used, which were similarly difficult to get off but still didn't manage to take many blackheads away, these strips actually made my nose look pretty clear on the whole. I can't claim that every single blackhead was whisked away but the results were certainly better than I'm used to and good enough to convince me to buy another pack. I've used all but one of the current pack of six and have had much the same results on each occasion that I've used them.
VALUE FOR MONEY?
A pack of six costs £4.49, which is around 50p cheaper than the T-Zone nose pore strips that I used to buy. I just checked the price on the Boots website and can confirm that these nose pore strips are currently on a 2 for £5 offer, which is great value considering that they've been better than anything else I've used. I'm planning to stock up while the offer is on as it's much less effort than the blackhead removal tool that I've been deliberating over from The Body Shop!
I first brought Boots Tea Tree and Witch Hazel nose pore strips a couple of years ago when my partner was suffering from some black heads on his nose that his face wash would just not shift. I looked at the Biore ones as they were the only ones I had heard of but they were so expensive, so I had a look around the store and found the boots strips. They were on offer at half price at the time and about a third of the price of the Boire ones so I thought they would be worth a try.
I am so glad I did give them a chance as they worked perfectly and I have been buying them since, we now both use them about once every two weeks To clear those nasty black heads away.
The pore strips come in a packet of 6 and currently cost around £4.49, although look out for multi-buy offers. The strips claim to:
* grab dirt, lifting it out of your pores
* help to remove blackheads
* help to tighten pores and prevent future breakouts.
This is helped by the ingredients of Tea Tree Oil know for its antibacterial properties and Witch Hazel to add a skin calming ingredient.
To use the nose pore strips you have to wet your nose quite throughly and then dry your hands (this can be a bit fiddley as your nose is dripping wet). You then need to remove the strip from its individual foil packet and peel off the strip from its clear plastic backing sheet. Then you need to place the strip smooth side down onto your nose making sure it is smoothed down. After about 15 minutes the strip will turn dry and hard, its then time for the quite painful task of slowly peeling the strip off. As the strip is so hard it really sticks to the skin so is a bit like removing a plaster you just have to think of the results and bear the pain.
I have always had excellent results from using these strips, each time I use them you can see the results not only from the disgusting things that come out of your nose onto the strip but pores appear to minimise and my skin feels much smoother. I have used them on my forehead and chin before too but this tends to be more painful to remove as the skin is more sensitive there.
A product that I will continue to buy and would definalty recommend to anyone suffering from blackheads.
Boots make Tea Tree and Witch Hazel nose pore strips (and facial strips which are essentially the same but not shaped to fit the curve of the nose) which are essentially for ripping out all the nasty stuff that collects in your pores.
The pale yellow cardboard box contains six strips, each individually wrapped in a foil packing that is easy to rip open. The strip itself has a clear plastic backing which you peel off and throw away. You wet your nose with water, dry your hands and then apply the strip (smooth side down) to the appropriate area of your face. You then leave it to dry (you'll feel it getting tight on your face) before ripping it off which has much the same feeling as removing a stubborn plaster.
Upon removal of the strip, if you are so inclined, you can look at it to see what unsightly horrors you have pulled out of yourself - invariably grease/dirt blackheads, all of which stick up from the strip like little stalagmites. I'm often left with a feeling of wonder that there is so much horrible stuff loitering in my pores despite thorough daily washes of my face.
Now we get to the downsides - despite the strips removing quite alot of gunk from your pores, it doesn't remove all of it and I find that on close inspection my skin doesn't look any less 'clogged' up than before (although it does leave it feeling clean to the touch). Furthermore they are expensive - over £4 for 6 strips and to be honest that's alot of money for something that doesn't completely remove blackheads etc.
The packaging claims that the strips help to tighten pores, but I don't agree - mine look exactly the same as before.
Overall I'm not sure whether I'd recommend these - yes they help clean your skin, but the job isn't a complete one (as it were) and they're very expensive for what you get in return. I've used them a few times over the years but I don't honestly feel like I've got my moneys worth - I've heard that there are reuseable tools you can get to clean out your pores so I think that next time I'll get one of them instead of strips. I'd say that the strips are good as a travel beauty item as they take up very little space and are easy to use so perfect for if you want to improve your facial appearance for a night out.
I get the occasional blackhead on the sides of my nose, and like my pores to look smaller than they sometimes do...
These strips are something that I always have to hand because they really help.
They come in a cardboard box. A box contains six strips, which are individually packaged in plasticky-foil stuff. They are a funny shape so that they fit well over the nose area, and come with a piece of plastic covering the sticky bit. You wet your face, peel off the strip from the plastic, and stick to nose area. You then wait until it dries, and then peel off.
Firstly I would recommend that you use these either following a hot shower or bath, or use some warm water on your skin before you use these. This means pores open wider, which allows the strip to work properly.
The second thing to note is that when the strip dries, I find it feels quite uncomfortable, and peeling it off can be almost plainful.
However, these work very, very well. I find that provided I do use them following a hot shower, they remove an amazing amount of rubbish from my pores. You can actually see the dirt that comes out, which is gross but also quite satisfying as you know it's actually doing something... Pores really do look considerably better following the use of one of these strips. I only really need them every couple of weeks or so, although someone with more problems with blackheads may need more.
As far as price goes, they're not bad. They cost a little more than I'd pay if they didn't work as well as they do, but given the beneficial effects I'm very happy to pay £4.49 for 6 strips. They are also often on offer so I tend to buy them then, as they do not take up much space to store until I need them.
Highly recommended for anyone with pore/blackhead problems.
What are they are?
They are nose strips which remove blackheads and tighten the pore area to prevent blackheads occuring from around the nose area. First wet the area of the nose and then peel the strip off the backing paper and press it down. Within 10ish minutes you can feel it getting tighter and harder. Then remove it peeling it upwards. The results are shown on the nose strip after because you can see what blackheads have come away.
You get 6 in a pack for £4.49.
What is a blackhead?
It is interesting to know what a blackhead is in order to learn how to get rid of them or how to prevent them. It is when excess oil has occurred on the skin and it stretches the pore wall and comes to the surface and oxidises. This oxidation causes the stretched pore and oil to darken becoming black. Therefore other strategies to prevent blackheads is to control the oil production on the face by using exfoliation as well as an oil free moisturiser.
I would definitely recommend these nose strips, only use them once or twice a week because it can cause the nose area to become very dry else.
I bought this product as i have been suffering with blackheads lately around my nose and had previously heard about facial pore strips.
I bought these boots own brand ones as they were the cheapest ones I saw! Although still £4.49 (6 strips provided), boots had an offer on 3 4 2 mix n match beauty products.
These facial strips contain antibacterial Tea Tree Oil and skin calming Witch Hazel to help your skin clear and healthy by:
*Remove dirt and oil by lifting it out of your facial pores
* Helping to remove blackheads
* helps to tighten pores and prevent future breakouts.
* When used regulary, the strips diminish the apperance of pores.
How to use:
Wet your face and then and apply the strip to the relevant place (chin/nose). Press down firmly to ensure the strip sticks. Leave the strip then to dry for about 15 minutes. When the strip starts to feel stiff gently peel off.
I have been using this product for about 2 weeks now and must admit I do like it i feel that my blackheads arent as visable and the area feels a lot cleaner and not as oily.
The instructions say to use particular attention to chin and forehead...Forehead? I would not advise you do this! After the strip has been left on it does go rock solid and is stuck solid! Each time I have used a strip and pulled it off it has made my eyes water! Maybe I'm leaving it on to long..but beauty is pain and you can feel the blackheads in a way being pulled out! As gross as it sounds thats the job its there for!! If you do look closely at the strip after using you can see the stuff its pulled out! Gross again but shows the product has worked!!
A product I would recommend does to me what it says! - just remember to have a tissue ready for the watering eyes!!
Although I occasionally have acnes on my face, there are many blackheads on my nose and I always wanted to get rid of those. I'd tried so many products before (including cleanser, mask, etc...) but I found this one quite useful as it gives instant result.
It comes in a box containing 6 nose pore strips, each of which is wrapped separately; and I found it quite expensive at £4.49 since I use it quite often (but no more than 3 times a week). However, it's often on promotion so you can get it cheaper. It's currently on offer 2 for £5 (so 2.5 each, which I find quite reasonable).
The scent is quite nice, it is a light tea tree scent, and very refreshing.
The instruction is quite straightforward and it's very easy to use. You just need to wet ur nose & then dry ur hands, remove the clear backing sheet & apply it smooth side down to ur nose. For the best result, I would advise you to use it on a clean face & use warm water (warm water will enlarge ur pore temporary so dirt/blackheads will be removed more easily). You just need to wait for about 15 mins then gently peel it off. It doesn't feel painful or anything. You can be dirt, blackheads & facial hair stick on the strip.
Of course it can't get rid of all blackheads at once, and I found it quite disappointing at first as it looked almost the same as before. However, the more I use, it does help my nose look cleaner, fresher. Using it frequently, I also notice it helps tighten my pores and less & less blackheads appear. You shouldn't use it in any other areas except ur nose, as I find it use strong if you use in other areas.
For such good result, I think it's a good buy, cheaper than other brands.
Anyone who suffers from blackheads knows how stubborn they are and practically impossible to get rid of. So anything that even helps reduce the look of them is a godsend. I have used many different brands of pore strips and I have to say these are the best. To get the best results use frequently but no more that once every 3 days.
The instructions are really straight forward. Just apply warm water to your nose and apply strip. I find the glue is really strong which means it really grips the blackheads and removes a great deal of them. I find looking at the strip afterwards both quite disgusting and satisfying. I do find though my nose is left looking quite red afterwards but this usually disappears after half an hour or so and any left over residue washes off easily with warm water. Although it hasn't solved my black head problem by getting rid of them completely it has definitely reduced the size of them making them less noticeable. The smell of witch hazel and tea tree is apparent but not overpowering. I am not convinced this is a necceassary ingredient for the product but apparently it is included for its calming and soothing properties.
The only drawback for me is the price. They cost £4.49 for a box of 6. Because you have to use them so frequently the box doesn't last very long. So if you do invest I would recommend getting them in the mix and match offer to get better value.
I tried nose pore strips a couple of years ago (can't remember which brand) and wasn't impressed, but I heard good things about this brand. I decided to give them another go as I was desperate to get rid of the blackheads covering my nose.
At £4.39 they were one of the cheaper brands in the shop, although I thought that still seemed a little expensive for only six strips. This was the standard number though, so they're still better value than most other brands in terms of the number of strips.
They work the same way as most nose pore strips - apply to wet skin and leave it there for 10-15 minutes. I left it for 15 minutes just to be sure. When I peeled it off I could see that some dirt had been removed, but not as much as I was hoping for. It did help to make my nose less oily though, at least for a short time.
I might try another brand next time just to compare, but I would probably use these again.
Contains antibacterial Tea Tree Oil and skin calming Witch Hazel to keep your skin clear and blemish free.