Product Review: PureDerm "Tea Tree" Nose Pore Strips

It has been such a long time since I have experimented with nose strips. The main reason being that I hate pulling them off my nose once it has dried. It hurts! I do have a few blackheads on my nose, but I wouldn't say that they are super noticeable. They are there, but foundation and concealer helps hide them. Anyways, when I saw this pack of nose strips over at Forever 21, I decided to give it a go and see if they would be effective enough, to remove the few blackheads that I have on my nose. Did they work for me? Read on to find out!

Here are some quick product facts, according to the packaging:

1. Contains Tea Tree Extract
2. Paraben Free
3. The nose strips help "unclog pores and lift away unwanted blackheads"
4. The strips help with the elimination of any dirt or oil-which are culprits, when it comes to 
    clogging pores
5. Works to tighten the pores

The box contains six nose strips, which can be used 1-2 times per week-as indicated on the back of the box. I wish that the pack contained a few more strips, though. This pack retails for $3.80 over at Forever 21, and while the price isn't horrendous, the inclusion of more strips would have made me feel like I really got more bang for my buck. But, seeing as I will probably use one strip per week, I guess it isn't so bad. I found it really helpful that there were easy to follow step by step, written and illustrated instructions on the back of the box. Its really great for those who have never used nose strips before. Takes all of the guesswork out. 

Following the instructions, I put a nose strip to work to see what it could do. I wet my nose with water, I applied the strip on my nose (shiny side should face the skin), and I waited 15 minutes for the strip to stiffen and dry up. While waiting, I did notice the tea tree scent. I don't know if the tea tree really had any effect, but when I applied the nose strip, I did feel sort of a cooling sensation on my nose-which lasted for about a minute or so. 

After 15 minutes went by, I cautiously, pulled the dry strip off of my nose-which by the way, wasn't as painful as I expected it to be, and couldn't wait to see all of those pesky blackheads on the strip. Well, to be honest I was a little underwhelmed. I mean, it did remove some of the blackheads-not all, and to be completely honest, I saw no noticeable difference on my nose. My pores certainly didn't look any tighter, nor did they feel cleaner. Also, when I removed the strip, there was strip residue which I had to rinse off with some water.

Overall, I think if you spot these nose strips at your nearby Forever 21 store, they are worth a try, seeing as they are pretty inexpensive. It may work better for you than it did for me. I will use the remainder of the strips, but I don't think I will repurchase these again. Once I am done with these nose strips, I will try the Biore ones. I read great things about them and they have a cult following so, I may have better luck with those.

Have any of you tried these nose strips from PureDerm? Which nose strips do you all love?

Disclaimer: I am not affiliated with any of the companies mentioned above. I purchased this product for my personal use.


  1. I think I saw this while going shopping. We do have PureDerm here and it probably costs less in VN, too. Biore pore strips are awesome! I used them a long time ago and then stopped for a good 7-8 years. Recently, I got a pack and it is more pliable than before. Definitely pulled out a lot of gunk as well.

  2. Great post I need to try this out.
    Thank you for sharing =)

  3. Hey Dao,
    I can't wait to try the Biore pore strips! :)

    Hey Jazmin,
    Thanks so much! If you do get to try these nose strips, please let me know how they work out for you :)