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What we say:
I was a bit apprehensive to test the Cettua Nose Strips with Charcoal. But after my second day of use, I was extremely impressed by the thoroughness of it cleaning my skin from blackheads and dirt. Even though one can’t see results on the strip as it is a dark colour, my skin felt the results. The packaging is easy to use, the size is perfect as it doesn’t take a lot of space in my bathroom. I will definitely recommend this product for anyone who struggles with blackheads on the nose area. I even tested it on my husband’s nose.
The Cettua Nose strips with Charcoal is an amazing little find. It comes bundled in a black, blue and white pack of six. It has a bow and heart type wallpaper scattered across the front cover and an illustration of a cute teen. Each strip is individually wrapped for hygiene purposes. It is quite simple and easy to use. You just dampen with a tad bit of water on the black charcoal side and apply it like a plaster over your nose. After 20 minutes it is dry and ready to peel off and out comes all the gunk you find embedded deep down in your pores. It does leave a slight black residue but it is nothing a quick splash of water cannot fix. The results are immediate and last for well over a week. I would recommend this as part of your weekend cleansing ritual. The price is also very reasonable and because it is a product of Korea you know you are getting quality.
I’ve always struggled with stubborn blackheads, especially around the nose area, so I was very excited when I received a box of Cettua Nose Strips with Charcoal. The product comes in a small carton containing 6 individually wrapped strips which are really easy to use. After cleansing your face you thoroughly, wet the nose area and apply the strip. Leave the strip on for 15 – 20 minutes, then gently peel it off to reveal smoother skin and more refined pores. On my first try, my nose was not quite wet enough for the application to be entirely successful. It works much better if you gently pat the nose strip with a wet finger, until the entire strip turns black. When I tried it this way, I could literally SEE the blackheads on the strip once I removed it. The results are instant. The only problem I had was that the strip irritated the corners of my nose, and sometimes made my skin feel dry, but this is nothing a quick dab of Vaseline can’t cure! It’s a small price to pay for a blackhead-free nose. I was so impressed that I plan on trying the entire Cettua range.
I have quite a few blackheads scattered across my nose, so I was excited to receive this product. The packaging is cute, colourful, and youth oriented. The instructions are easy enough to follow. Wet your nose, slap on the strip with black side facing down, wait for it to dry, then it peel off. Voila, clear skin! Well that is what is supposed to happen. After slapping it on and smoothing it down, I found that moving my face loosens the strip, so I sat stone-faced for 20 minutes. The smell is pleasant and minty, and there was a slight tingling sensation on my nose. This made me think it was working.
After removing the strip (it hurts a little), my face was smeared with the black charcoal from the strip. I had to wash off the residue with my facial wash. I excitedly looked into the mirror expecting sparkling, smooth skin, but… it looked the same for the most part. Maybe my pores look a little more refined. I tried this twice, and the results were mediocre. I wouldn’t recommend this as a miracle product.