Nine times out of ten, we love black-and-white polka dots—just not on our skin! When excess sebum builds up in your pores, it forms whiteheads, and when those whiteheads are exposed to air, they turn into blackheads. Sucks to be speckled with both blemishes at once, but you just can’t avoid it sometimes. What you can do is reach for the right formulas to banish them for good. Here’s what’s doing the trick for our customers!

COSRX AHA 7 Whitehead Power Liquid, P900
Christina, Combination Skin: “Using COSRX AHA for more than a week now. Awesome stuff. Face on point the next morning. If I had less easily-blemished skin, I’d probably only need to use this once in a while and it would last me a long time, hombre.”

Clearnose Set for Women, P795
Anne, Combination Skin: “Blackheads are always a problem. I have tried nose patches, pricking and blackhead removers to no avail. When I chanced upon this product, I was hesitant. It is quite expensive for something similar that I can buy at a local drugstore just for a fraction of the price. Still, I decided to take the leap because I was enticed [by the fact] that it will not sting compared to the other products I tried (my nose and face gets so red after application with the products I used before). It was easy to use. At first application, I was able to get a lot of blackheads; did it again and my blackheads considerably minimised.”

Neutrogena Blackhead Eliminating Daily Scrub, P264
Marina, Normal Skin: “I still get blackheads and whiteheads every now and then especially on my nose and inner cheek area. I use this Blackhead Eliminating Daily Scrub from Neutrogena once to twice a week and ever since I did that, I find that my skin cleared up faster which makes me a happy camper.”
Mae, Normal Skin: “I’ve only been using this for a week, but I’ve already noticed the reduction of whiteheads particularly on my nose and chin. I don’t have noticeable blackheads to begin with, so I was just hoping to reduce my whiteheads when I bought this. It’s only now that I began using a facial scrub again because I’ve been using a facial foam for a while, and I can say that my face looks and feels cleaner now after using this scrub. I also love that although this is a scrub, the beads do not feel feel too rough.”

My Scheming Blackhead Removal Activated Carbon Mask Set, P750
Carrie, Oily Skin: “I bought the Blackhead Removal Activated Carbon Mask Set after reading the writeup of Danielle and Kim. The instructions were easy to follow. Peeling off the black mask was also easy. I’ve tried masks before that peeled off in smaller pieces and were a little messy to remove. I also noticed that my skin looked clearer and my pores were noticeably less visible. And yes, it effectively removed those pore-clogging gunk! Bravo.”

Skinlite Nose Pore Strips with Aloe, P70
Jackie, Combination Skin: “I [had] doubts before buying this product mainly because I have tried nose trips in the past similar to this one and they don’t really deliver what they promise. However, this nose strip proved how effective it is after trying it! Once I remove it, I can clearly see those annoying whiteheads on the strip!”

Holika Holika Pig Nose Clear Black Head Cleansing Sugar Scrub, P375
Raychel, Oily Skin: “I’ve tried many pore strips and none of them seem to remove my black/whiteheads entirely. Decided to try this one and I was very impressed with the results. After some rigorous scrubbing on my nose, I noticed that most black/whiteheads disappeared. My pores were noticeably smaller too. You only need to use a small amount so this item will last for quite sometime. Talk about having the ultimate bang for your buck.”

Innisfree Jeju Volcanic Pore Cleansing Foam, P649
Jen, Normal Skin: “I have tried this a few years back and I’m happy to see Beauty MNL carries it too. I know it’s tad expensive for a cleanser that will set you back at P649 but the benefits speak for itself. It takes care of deep seated dirt and I can see blackheads diminish while using this. It also feel very clean and smooth every after wash. The best part is it also helps in minimizing the pores. So that’s more bang for your buck!”

COSRX Blackhead Silk Finger Balls, P170
Andrea, Combination Skin: “I’ve only used it twice but I’m already seeing results–it really works. If you do not see results at first try, that’s alright. I don’t think it’s supposed to get rid of your blackheads at one go. A tip though: keep a mirror at hand. It’ll help you see if you still have some blackheads left on your nose. That’s actually what I love about it: you can see if there are still blackheads remaining and if there are, re-dip in warm water and just [keep] scrubbing… Just don’t overdo it or you might irritate your skin. I don’t have that much blackheads so I can’t really say if it works for those suffering from severe ones. What I do know is that it was able to remove some of the stubborn and small blackheads at right side of my nose. To be honest, it’s quite hard to remove deep-seated blackheads with it but I’m not complaining; unlike nose pore strips, this has a chance of removing them.”