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I love this brand and this product. I have tried the black film stuff and other brands but none of them work quite like these strips. When you use them, wait until it dries and hardens completely before removing it so that, to maximize the results.
The nose strips I purchased from Biore years ago used to be excellent and I'd get out a forest of pores, so I tried one nose strip and it only took out two pores. I don't know if Biore makes different kinds or if its just that the quality of Biore strips went downhill.
I applied the nose strip, waited the designated time and then I could not get it off. It was dried on rock-solid, and adhered like super glue. I tried moistening it, and washing with my cleanser, and was even desperate enough to try to soak it with vitamin E oil. Nothing would soften it and it remained on rock-hard. Therefore, I had to scrape it off, little tiny bits at a time.
The next problem was that the strip left this sticky, white residue that needed to be removed and this entire process of removing the strip and the residue left by the nose strip left me with a very sensitive, slightly red swollen nose.
Suggestion: I live in a very dry, desert, climate, therefore, my recommendation would be to take into account that the length of time for the strip to dry may vary in different climates and it may be easier to remove without the problems that I experienced.
Wish these didn't contain parabens, a common preservative that's also linked to cancer and autoimmune issues. Beauty just isn't worth it, Biore! Please update your ingredient lists to exclude a toxin that's been scientifically proven to hurt women. If your immune system is compromised in any way, you'd be wise to avoid this product at all costs. Next!