The satisfaction that comes from scraping off, pulling out, or melting away our blackheads is second to none. At least, that’s the case when you’re prone to crops of them. Getting rid of those sticky, darkened sebum deposits feels like you’ve solved a complex problem or removed a toxic person from your life. Sound good, albeit dramatic? Here are our customers’ recos for getting all the bad stuff out.

COSRX BHA Blackhead Power Cream, on sale at P990 (limited time only)
Jurain, 27, Sensitive Skin: “Finally I found my new besty. It removes my blackheads and closes my pores to minimize oil on my face. I can see the difference after 1 week of use. No more appearance of blackheads and my face has never been clean like this before. No more shiny face. Happy with this product!”

DewyTree Blackhead Out Nose Patch, P199
Joana, 28, Oily Skin: “Best if you steam (lightly) or place a warm cloth over nose prior to application, this way the pores would open up and have the product settle in. Not so painful to pull off compared to previous brands I used before. Keeps blackheads and whiteheads at bay in between facials appointments. Best nose strip ever!”

Neutrogena Deep Clean Blackhead Eliminating Cooling Toner, P351
Debbie, 31, Oily Skin: “I am a first-time mom-to-be with ridiculously raging hormones so my already acne-prone skin just got worse come my second trimester. I was desperate to find a toner that would at least relieve my daily breakouts and I was beyond satisfied with Neutrogena Blackhead Eliminating Toner! It not only removes excess sebum and shine instantly, it is also surprisingly gentle on skin! I was expecting to see dry, flaking skin after using the product but that never happened. After just two uses, I noticed that my pores became a little more visible but my skin was super soft to touch, which proves that the toner does its job of eliminating [that] deep-seated dirt. Now on my second month of using it and even my husband notices the supple feel on my cheeks!”

Skinlite Nose Pore Strips With Aloe, P70
Maf, 22, Combination Skin: “This is my holy grail! No fuss, no hurt, really effortless blackhead patches! I prefer these than those creamy ones that harden when [they dry] up. This one lived up to my expectations. It leaves my nose smooth and clear like a baby.”

Kosé Cosmeport Softymo Nose Hot Cleansing Gel, P380
Jacqueline, 40, Oily Skin: “I bought this out of curiosity. It does give moderate heat once you rub it into your nose, but it’s not something uncomfortable. I feel like it is sucking out all the dirt from my nose like black[heads] and whiteheads. I like the feel and my nose feels softer and smoother after washing it off. Give it a try!”

Nature Republic 3 Step Nose Pack Sheet, P132
Lyn, 27, Sensitive Skin: “I love 3 step packs cause [they’re] very effective and work like magic. Step 1 is amazing; it makes my pores open and I can see the sebum, dirt, and blackheads trapped in my pores pop out. On step 2, [the blackheads] stick to the nose strips and [are] gone on my nose. And the step 3 calms my skin to avoid redness and irritation. The difference of this from regular nose strips is [that] it’s gentle on my nose and effective.”

Holika Holika Pig Nose Clear Black Head Cleansing Oil Balm, P425
Eden, 45, Normal Skin: “This is so, so good. The Holika Holika Pig Nose Clear Black Head Deep Cleansing Oil Balm is a must-have to clear out pesky nose black heads. It works efficiently. I only use it once a week but the results are dramatic. My pores have never felt this clean and pure. I think I’ll try the entire set of this.”

Clearnose Set for Women, P795
Gabrielle, 22, Normal Skin: “I loooove this! You definitely get more than 8 uses (as it comes with 8 pieces of nose strips). It’s so much easier to use than normal nose strips, because you just have to paint the mask on, so it sticks to your skin so much easier. No pain removing, and you can really see all the stubborn plugs coming out. Highly recommend it.”