27 January 2014

The Body Shop | Blackhead Remover

body shop blackhead remover

Whenever I mention that I suffer with blackheads, people turn their noses up at me, and look at me in disgust. *rolleyes*. It is not something that I ask for, or do I encourage, infact I do everything in my power to try and stop them from appearing on my face but it's just something I have to put up with. My method to get rid consists of facial steams once a week, with a squeeze of lemon in the hot water, and then extract with the aid of cotton buds. Some of the blackheads are quite stubborn, which can be quite painful to extract. However browsing in The Body Shop a few weeks ago I came across a Blackhead Remover. I figured seeing as I have had several episodes where I've struggled to remove blackheads, this I thought was a good tool to invest in.

Blackhead Removers are exactly what it says on the tin; it is a manual device that aids in the extraction of ghastly sighted blackheads from the skin. The device has 2 ends which are of different sizes, making it easy to extract the blackheads depending on its size. It is advised to best use this tool when the skin is warm and soft, using light pressure, making it very easy for the blackheads to 'glide' out, without much trauma to the skin. I have used this tool a few times and I have to say I am very impressed.

Before use, I always ensure my skin is warm, failure to do so, you risk causing trauma to the skin, and it can be very painful. If I forget to do a facial steam, I hop into the shower and let the steam in the bathroom do the work for me. Once I have finished steaming, I quickly start extracting with my remover as this for me is when they are less painful to remove. Once I have finished removing I clean the tool with an antiseptic product, and continue with my skincare routine as normal. Should I have any extractions that may bleed, adding pressure using a cotton bud will soon stop the bleeding.

Some people may argue that using this tool and method of extraction is a big no no for the skin. But in my opinion, if you are gentle, carry out sensible practices, I honestly do not see an issue with it. As a sufferer with blackheads, the pain that can be caused by these things and the appearance really is not something you want to be parading around for a number of weeks (trust me). The quicker you can extract, the better!

The Body Shop Blackhead Remover RRP £4.00 which some may say is really expensive for what it is. But the material used to create this tool is really strong and sturdy, durable for its use, and I can see it lasting for an incredibly long period of time. It's also very easy to clean, and light enough to carry around (if you're into extracting whilst on the go - personally I like to extract in the comfort of my own home!).


Have you ever used a Blackhead Remover? Or are you not a fan of such extraction?

PS: If you are unsure as to how this device actually works, simply Youtube it!


  1. touchscreensandbeautyqueens27 January 2014 19:13

    I used to love this! But got carried away and literally squeezed my skin to death so was a bit red mess all the time, and had to throw it haha! ww

    1. Serenity of Beauty27 January 2014 22:19

      LoL Oh gosh. I try not to get too ''extactor'' happy with it as my skin may start to protest. But absolutely love it; best invention ever lol :)

  2. I had hummed and hawed about buying this put I think I'm going to bite the bullet and do it because it sounds really good!
    Water Painted Dreams xxx

    1. Serenity of Beauty27 January 2014 22:20

      If you have great difficulty in extracting the 'swines', then I seriously believe this is the best way to get rid of them.

  3. I have the one from Sephora but I can't figure it out.
    I think it because I wasn't steaming my face and opening my pores.
    Thank you for the review and tip!

    1. Serenity of Beauty27 January 2014 22:24

      I attempted using it once whilst my skin was ''dry'', and it did not work at all. Once I steamed my skin, worked an absolute treat! :)

      Glad you enjoyed the review and tip :)

  4. I suffer from blackheads too and usually use a pointed tweezers and my fingers to get the gunk out (ewww!) but I know this is really bad for my skin. I think I'll have to invest in one of these- thanks for the post on a not so pleasant subject! :) xx

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