“ Brand: Oxy / Type: Blemish Control „
THe idea of these sounds great - blackheads gone in a few easy steps, but believe me they don't work. Being a blackhead suffer, as soon as I heard about these I rushed out and spend five pounds of my well earned money on them - they'd be worth if if they do the job I thought. The minute I got back the packet(a small blue box) was opened, the complicated instuctions and informatio was read and I was applying the strange clear liquid to my hooter. It has a perculiar spell to it which is hard to describe. Minutes later it had dryed so I applied the strips - which are incidently on the small side and quite fiddly to get in the right place. Then it was the moment of truth. I whipped the strip of expecting to see millions of dirty great big blackheads but inserad saw nothing but a clear strip. To add to the insult of the blackhead staying firmly put I had the sticky liquid left all over me and after it was all eventually removed caused a rash to appear. Trust me on this one - THey're 100% rubbish!!! They come with 30 strips to use and cost about £5
Presented in a blue flip top box, by SB (SmithKline Beecham that is), Oxy Blackout is a product to tackle those nasty little critters that surface from time to time, (no, sadly not men) blackheads. I wouldn't consider myself a major sufferer of blackheads, but I get a few, and attempting to squeeze them out is usually more damaging to the skin than leaving them put. Admittedly, prior to trying this product, I had severe doubts about it's (and other rival brands) ability to make any noticeable difference to my skin. If a basic skin care routine of cleansing and toning couldn't prevent blackheads, why should this? Well, it doesn't! Doesn't prevent them that is, it removes them, and yes, it really does work. The Oxy Blackout system is quick, easy, and effective, consisting of two items, a 3.5ml glass vial of Blackout Liquid, and 32 strips (which look like mini plasters). You also get an instruction leaflet in the pack. It's recommended that before using Oxy Blackout, you cleanse your skin as normal, (but no toners or astringents to be used) and then either steam your face or apply a warm cloth for a few minutes to the intended application area in order to open your pores. You then have to 'generously' apply the liquid to the problem area, done with the stick applicator inside the lid. The liquid is clear, and the smell reminds me of Lipcote - lipstick sealant - an antiseptic/alcohol type smell, but pleasant enough. (Blackout liquid ingredients - Alcohol, PVP, Water, t-Butyl alcohol, Denatonium benzoate) Next step, go and make a cuppa or something, as you have to wait 5 minutes while the liquid dries. You may feel a 'tightening' of the skin, but that's nothing to worry about. After the 5 minutes are up, take a strip, peel of the backing paper, and apply with 'firm, even pressure' to the area. It's then as simple as grippi
ng the strip and pulling it off. Although they look like mini plasters, I can assure you their removal is no where near as painful. The proof of the blackhead removal is on the strip, which is simply disposed of in the bin. I counted at least.... only joking, I'm not that bad, but there certainly were a few, and the treated patch of skin was clear. My skin felt warm and was a little red, but only for about half an hour. (If any dried liquid is remaining on the treated area, simply rinse with warm water. It's also fine to apply moisturiser if your skin is left feeling dry, but I didn't find it necessary.) On heavily affected areas you can repeat the process straightaway but after that, application is suggested 2/3 times a week. (Although you may well find you don't need to use the product that often.) The recommended retail price is £3.99 and a pack contains 32 applications - in my opinion that's pretty good value for money, but halfpriceorless.com intermittently sells them at just 49p a pack, and no doubt other retailers will have them on sale at less than the r.r.p. so it's worth shopping around. There are a few cautionary points to consider... - Not to be used on damaged or irritated skin such as dermatitis, eczema, and inflamed spots - Not to be used on an area already being treated by medication from your doctor - Not to be used more than twice on one area in one session (ie 2 applications is okay, but ensure at least 48hrs after that before the next) - Keep at room temperature, out of the reach of children, and avoid contact with your eyes and mouth (rinse with water should that occur) - The vial of Blackout liquid is flammable so take care when using it (mental note to self, put ciggie out next time!) My only criticism of the product would be that the strips are a bit on the small side. But there's nothing to stop you using
several strips in order to cover a larger area, so it's not a major issue that warrants any real concern. All in all, a good product that does what it should. Well worth trying, I mean what is there to lose... apart from a few blackheads!
This product is designed in mind for people with blackheads. It comes with 30 strips which remind me of thin waxing strips and a small bottle of liquid. You spread the liquid on the offending areas and leave it dry for 5 minutes. It works by sticking to the blackheads, and when it is dry you have to put the sticky band on it and pull off. It does not hurt as long as you have no hair on that area. The liquid dries and feels horrible, your skin feels very tight, bearable though. It did pull out a few blackheads, as I checked the area afterwards and there did seem to be less blackheads, and my skin felt a lot smoother. I think it retails in shops for over £5, but on halfpriceorless.co.uk i paid 49p, so for that much you cannot go wrong. Blackheads are just part of us and I do not think anything will get rid of them completely, the best solution is try to prevent them before they appear
Wowee, this is weird and messy! To be fair, I haven't used this stuff for loonnng time but I remember using it not long after I had my nose pierced (about 6 years ago) when I couldn't help but notice that I had what appeared to be block pores or blackheads and felt that did not show of my nose attire to its best effect. Facial scrubs helped a little but not enough and I'd heard of this then new stuff which could literally lift out those black bits and accompanying nasties. So I splashed out on Oxy Blackout strips - back then I think they were about £4 for about 20 strips. The product is in a little blue flip-top box and contains the little strips, plus a gooey liquid to paint on the offending area (intended to be the nose generally) plus instruction leaflet. It was a messy little game. Applying these strips with the accompanying goo on a strip placed horizontally over the offending nasal area. I then had to wait about 10 minutes for the gluey goo stuff to dry and the strip to stiffen. Then the painful part, whipping off the strip to hopefully a new, replenished, blemish free nose. It is a 100% yucky process from application to removal. Applying it is messy and smelly, waiting for it to do its job is uncomfortable and frustrating, removing the strip is a little painful/uncomfortable and seeing the result and what is on the strip is pretty damn yucky too! So, back to my first couple of applications, I followed the instructions duly and whipped off the strip - yuegh! Look at the strip and you see a small forest of hairs pulled out by their roots and accompanying dry skin (in my case) and black dots. Then I examined my nose...hmmm?well those fine hairs had gone, it was very pink, the dry skin had been stripped off but there was still visible evidence of little black spots. Now I don't know if those were just pores or actual blackheads but I know I have used similar products in more recent times and had a
more successful result. I used the entire boxful of strips over a period of several months and have to say the result was pretty much the same each time - they were doing something, but was it the right thing?? I'm guessing it's a popular product as it is still available but easier products in a similar vein have been introduced since (such as Pond's removal strips) and these only entail using water with a similar result. So as far as these blackhead removal products go this one from Oxy seems pretty average if somewhat messy thought its price and results are comparable to most others. I don't know that I'd bother with this messy business again though!
OXY over the past few years have come out with many different products to help teenagers with there skin troubles. They seem to cash in on the annoyance of spots in teenagers etc. OXY blackout is just another one of many products; I have to say it’s one of the worst they have in their skin care range. OXY Blackout is a skin product that is to be used in problem areas of the skin, which have Blackheads. You can see these as sort of black dots on certain parts of the skin; which mostly eventually turn into annoying spots. When a product comes along from such a well know brand as OXY, that is said to remove Blackheads before they turn into spots, teenagers get excited. Many, like me a few years ago will do anything to get rid of spots, I wished every day that they would go, but the never really did until the last year or so. Also as this product is, in my books very expensive, the details of what it did made money no object. I would give £5 for the product any day to get rid of my blackheads. WHAT DID THE PACK CONSIST OF? Inside the OXY Blackout pack contained; ** 30 strips of plastic, with covers on them to keep them clean and sticky. ** A bottle filled with a sticky glue substance, with a plastic spreader in the lid. DIRECTIONS What you had to do was to spread the liquid from the little bottle, (and it was little, you don’t get much for your money) over the troublesome area. In my case this was my nose. I then had to wait about ten minutes until the substance had got very had and made my skin feel very stiff and tight. I then had to stick on one of the plastic strips, and then pull it of. This was the funny/weird part. When you pull off the plastic trip, it says in the instructions that you are able to see the blackheads on the strip. This was far from what happened, there was nothing. The product had removed nothing!! How was the glue meant to stick to suc
k a small black head, in which would take a lot of effort to pull out of the skin. I certainly didn’t work. After several goes over a period of a few weeks I deduced that this products was a complete an utter waste of money, and didn’t work in the slightest. Save your money, don’t bother. HOW DID I REMOVE THEM, THEN? I would thought, recommend different ways of removing troublesome blackheads. What I did was to have a hot steamy shower, or put your head over a hot bowl of water with a towel over you head, and to get yourself a hot flannel. Give the area a little squeeze with the hot flannel, but don’t overdo it!!!!!!
I have one piece advice for you all out there! Don't buy OXY BLACKOUT because it is absoloutley rubbish. What the pack includes is a little booklet on how to use the product a tiny (and I mean tiny) bottle of this clear sticky fluid (the smells just like glue) and about 40 sticky strips that our supposed to rip the black heads out. You put the sticky fluid on your face and leave it till it dries and then you put one of the blackhead removing strips over it press it down and WAAAALAAAA!the blackheads are meant to be removed but oh no they're not they're still there. So this product is an utter waste of time. I would go as far as saying this probably blocks your pores up even more. This prouct doesn't belong on thw shelves it belongs in a rubbish bin.
How annoying! This Oxy Blackout doesn't work! I bought it because I expected visible blackheads to be removed, but no, it won't do that. You get 32 little strips, a bit like sellotape, that you stick on the skin to remove the dirt from your poor clogged pores, and some liquid stuff that you put on first that dries to pull out the blackheads. On the box it recommends that you follow your normal steaming routine first. Having never steamed before I didn't know what it was on about so I just tried to use the kitchen kettle to open my pores. Then I followed the procedure with the sticky liquid and the tape and nothing happened. When I held the tape up to the light after ripping it off I didn't see lots of icky dirt like they said I would, so I was very disappointed. If I was doing it all wrong then would someone please come and demonstrate to me how the procedure should be carried out. For what they charge for it, I do not recommend you purchase this product.
A revolutionary product that aims to physically lift out blackheads and unblock pores / The liquid sticks firmly to blackheads and then the tape can then be lifeted away, gently lifting away the blackhead too