I remember when pore strips were new and was amazed by the "sebum trees" that were created. The original name brand set the standard high for nose strips, but also set the price high. These Baglak strips are more brittle and less comfortable to apply. They are harder to remove and may leave small areas of deposit to wash off. They are effective at extracting "sebum trees" and they are sold at a great price point. Are they as good as the big name brand? No. Are they a good value for the money? Absolutely.