“ Brand: Urban Trading / Type: Wax Strips / Subcategory: Face Care / Skin type: for dry skin and for all types / What it does: Smoothes, Cleanses, „
Although I do follow quite a strict skin care routine to keep my skin clean and in the best condition possible, I still get blackheads.
I get them on my nose and chin and I find that the quickest, fuss free way to remove them is blackhead removing strips. I have tried a few different brands, with these particular strips been my most recent purchase. I bought mine from amazon as they were only £2 and they had mainly positive reviews so I thought they'd be worth a try.
They're half the price of the brand that I usually use so I was interested to see if they'd be any good, and if they had been then I'd have saved quite a bit of money in the long run. The strips come in a pack of six and the packaging is just a thin cardboard packet with lots of information on it. Inside the packet are six silver sachets. Each sachet contains one strip. The sachets are easy to open and I found the strips easy to remove from the backing.
The strips look like any other nose strip really and are the same shape. There are directions for use on the sachet but as I have been using nose strips for years I didn't need to follow these as I knew what to do. I used these on both my nose and chin and I simply put some water on the area I was going to stick it then pressed the strip on, holding it down.
These do not stick very well and fall off unless I hold them in place for a good couple of minutes and the one on my chin in particular really didn't want to stay on despite the amount of water i had put on my skin so I found my self having to constantly readjust it and hold it place. The one on my nose stayed in place a little better but I noticed that although it stuck to either side of my nose it didn't really stick down properly of the front part of my nose which is where I get the most blackheads.
The smell of the strips is quite unpleasant as it is artificially sweet mixed with an almost gasoline sort of smell but luckily this fades pretty quickly and isn't too overpowering. I left the strips on for fifteen minutes which is the recommended time and in this time they had gone stiff. They came off of my skin easily without pulling it but I was disappointed with the results as neither strip had removed any blackheads at all and my skin did not look clearer.
Due to this I will not be buying this brand of nose strips again and I do not recommend them. One out of five stars.