Manicare - Pimple and Blackhead Remover
Priceline, Myer, Target, K-Mart, Big W and leading pharmacies.
1800 651 146
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Rating: Nov 12, 2013 4:39pm
Should have bought it years ago
I just picked this up yesterday at my local chemist.
OMG why haven't I tried one earlier?, it removed blackheads quickly and painlessly leaving no marks behind , AND it worked to get out my ingrown hairs as well pain free!.
Rating: Jun 23, 2013 11:22am
great handy tool
i use this on my nose, my inner cheeks and my chin. it works very well in removing blackheads and i am very grateful for that. i use it once or twice a week and it is absolutely satisfying to remove blackheads. be sure to be gentle when using this. after removal, i apply toner onto a cotton pad and wipe it on the areas that i have had blackheads extracted to close the pores
Rating: Oct 26, 2012 9:49pm
I really like this product. It is very satisfying removing the blackheads. But if you do it too much or too hard, it can be rough on your skin and leave redness which usually goes away by the next morning though. You have to know how to use it correctly and gently. And definitely not for dailiy use - I use this a couple of times a week after steaming my face to open up the pores, and remove a lot of the blackheads/whiteheads on my nose and chin. Then after that, I use a gentle exfoliating cleanser. Sometimes I get a bit carried away and frustrated if I can't get one out and press too hard, so you have to be mindful when using it - gentle. It really does get to the 'root' of the problem though. Great product.
Rating: Jan 26, 2012 3:38pm
This is a great little tool that is very effective and cheap... I've become the blackhead Nazi! I find that pressing down and gently dragging across the area is the most effective way of using it. It's great for getting those really hard to squeeze spots like the side of your nose and better at getting smaller blackheads. It can be a little addictive - but I use this all the time and haven't had any problems with damaging the skin or even red marks. An absolute must have!
Rating: Dec 14, 2011 2:21pm
Effective and Cheap
I got mine on ebay for $1 after running around shops and trying different products my whole life. The product is best used straight after a shower, which opens up the pores. After pushing gently on your nose you will be so surprised at how much the product gets out! But a word of caution do not use on a daily basis and make sure you use a product with sacilic acid in it afterwards to seal the pores and prevent infection or scarring.
Rating: Jul 8, 2011 11:02pm
I use this tool on the nose and chin only, to remove stubborn blackheads (ones that even strips can't get out) and it works soo well, and you don't have to apply much pressure for it to work. The best thing I've noticed since obtaining this wonder tool is that it doesn't leave a permanent mark or anything, and it's very sturdy.
Just keep in mind not to over do it though, and to clean it after use to stop the spread of bacteria etc..
If all else has failed, then this is the remover for you!!
Rating: Oct 21, 2010 1:26am
I discovered this little tool a few years ago & have never looked back! Fantastic on blackhead prone areas such as the nose, cheek & forehead. Can be addictive so proceed with caution & try to avoid overdoing it. Keep it in it's cover & keep the rubber plastic over the sharp end of the tool.
Also remember that it is a tool & should be washed & sterilsed after every use.
Boil a kettle of water & pour hot water into a bowl with a small amount of disinfectant. Soak for 10 mins & remove. place on a towel to dry & spray with Metho.
It's important to ensure you keep the tool clean to avoid spreading bacteria.
Also if you are extracting the rest of the blemish after lancing it with the sharp end remember to wash your hands first & either use gloves or wrap tissues around your fingers whilst extracting!
Rating: Jul 9, 2010 2:04pm
I bought this so long ago and was devastated when I thought I lost it when we moved house. So I ended up buying another one from a different brand and then found this one (isn't it how it always happens??). I'm ashamed to admit it but I'm addicted to squeezing anything that resembles a pimple on my face and many times it made me look like beetroot. This little tool is brilliant!! It removes everything without making your face extremely red and horrible. I'm not very good with the loop hole but the needle is absolutely brilliant. It's small enough to get into the pore and really get those suckers out :P You do have to be very careful as it is very sharp but if you're relaxed and you're concentrating it doesn't take long and it really really works. I actually find it a bit therapeutic lol :)
Rating: Jun 21, 2010 1:38am
This is an extremely handy tool for removing whiteheads, blackheads and pimples. The only problem I have is that I sometimes press a little too hard to try to get a stubborn pimple out and it leaves a bit of a scar. But I have to say that's got more to do with me than the tool. So highly recommend it, just be gentle with yourself :)
Rating: Jun 20, 2010 7:57pm
No precision and can damage skin
I suffer from alot of blackheads on my nose and have been looking for every product under the sun to get rid of them.
I came upon this metal surgical looking stick many years ago and decided to give it a try. It has a needle on one end and a metal loop on the other. I find the needle end too blunt and coarse to prick a small hole in the skin and instead use a fine needle to do the job and then try to extract the offending blackhead out with the metal loop end by pushing down firming on my skin with the blackhead/pimple inside the loop.
For me, it doesn’t do that great of a job, and if you are not careful, you end up damaging your skin more without completely removing the pimple or blackhead out of your skin, which causes more infection. I prefer the tissue and cotton bud or (gasp) fingertip method more than using this tool as I have more control and I don’t cause as much damage to my skin.
If you use this, make your you disinfect it after every use with rubbing alcohol (eg. Isocol) and wash and thoroughly dry it out so you don’t infect your skin the next time you use it.