Back at the beginning of summer, I ordered Holika Holika Pig-nose Clear Black Head 3-step Kit but as I still had Biore strips and by my experience it is not worth to extract blackheads on my nose more often than once a month (if I remember with that frequency), so it is only now I got to try it.
Step 1 – Water, Hamamelis Virginiana (Witch Hazel) Water, Sodium Lauroyl Sarcosinate, Salvia Officinalis (Sage) Leaf Extract, Butylene Glycol, Mentha Piperita (Peppermint) Leaf Extract, Viscum Album (Mistletoe) Extract, Caprylyl Glycol, Juniperus Communis Fruit Extract, Saponaria Officinalis Root Extract, Arctium Majus Root Extract, 1,2-Hexanediol, Hypericum Perforatum Extract, CitrusMedicaLimonum(Lemon)FruitExtract, Chrysanthemum Indicum Flower Extract, Propanediol, Illicium Verum (Anise) Fruit Extract, Melissa Officinalis Leaf Extract, RosmarinusOfficinalis (Rosemary)LeafExtract, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract, Aspalathus Linearis Leaf Extract, Saccharum Officinarum (Sugar Cane) Extract, Vaccinium Myrtillus Fruit/Leaf Extract, ThymusVulgaris(Thyme)Flower/LeafExtract, Acer Saccharum (Sugar Maple) Extract, Jasminum Officinale (Jasmine) Extract, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, CitrusAurantiumDulcis(Orange)FruitExtract, Fragrance(Parfum)
Step 2 – Water, Kaolin, Titanium Dioxide, PVP, Dimethicone Copolyol, Citrus Limon (Lemon) Fruit Extract, VP/VA Copolymer, Propylene Glycol, Methylparaben, CI 17200
Step 3 – Water, Glycerin, Propanediol, Hydroxyethylcellulose, Erythritol, Sodium Hyaluronate, Trehalose, , Caprylyl Glycol, PEG-60 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Dipotassium Glycyrrhizate, Disodium EDTA, CitrusMedicaLimonum (Lemon) FruitExtract, Illicium Verum (Anise) Fruit Extract, 1,2-Hexanediol, Citrus Aurantifolia (Lime) Fruit Extract, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf JuiceChlorphenesin, Diospyros Kaki Leaf Extract, Phenoxyethanol, Vitis Vinifera
I didn’t have any English but I found English directions on Glamour Flare website where I bought it from.
The idea of this step is that to be able to extract the blackheads easily, you need to soften the skin. I usually use extraction strip after shower for the same reason.
When you open Step 1, you’ll find something like a nose sheet mask that you apply to your nose for 15-20 minutes.
Step 2 is extraction strip that you use after you wet your nose with water. Wait around 15 minutes or until completely dry and carefully remove with many of your blackheads extracted.
A nose gel sheet is to moisturise and treat the extracted area.
It removed my blackheads well although not better than Biore strips. However, the additional steps make sense to me and with the price of £4.50 for three kits, it is also comparable to ordinary strips from a good brand on promotion, even cheaper alternative.