I have encountered the gold standard for treating blackheads: B'Liv by Cellnique, Off With Those Heads. After using this product for five weeks, 65% of my blackheads are gone and the rest are continually diminishing.
I have dealt with blackheads on my nose since puberty. I have tried drying gels, pore strips, facial masks and even suffered a metal comedone extractor. While I have noticed some improvement with other methods, nothing has worked as consistently as Off With Those Heads. I wish I could time travel with a satchel of bottles to alleviate all the disappointment and frustration I have experienced trying to keep my skin clear of blackheads.
Off With Those Heads is the first treatment gel that has removed blackheads without causing my dry and sensitive skin to redden and peel. I have no problem using this product under my daily sunscreen. The aloe vera in the formula provides a light degree of hydration. I seldom wear night cream atop the gel, but the product is still effective when I do. It also remains in place, without lifting or pulling, as I apply my concealer.
Experimenting with different amounts, I found a medium layer works better than a thin coating. I use about three quarters of a pea size to treat my entire nose. Applying an even layer, I coat the top and sides of my nose with the clear gel. Because Off With Those Heads contains menthol and peppermint oil, there is a mild tingling sensation. The feeling is reminiscent of tasting a breath mint.
Off With Those Heads is a gentle treatment that relies on consistency. I apply the product every morning and night as a routine. Because the results are cumulative, it's worth considering if you are willing to regard daily use as one would brushing their teeth. This isn't the type of product you use occasionally for expected results.
For the first two weeks, I was concerned because my blackheads looked slightly darker and more prominent. In the third week, I realized this was because Off With Those Heads was loosening the pore clogging debris and elevating it to the surface. The most dramatic results were visible on the top of my nose, which is now almost completely clear. The blackheads on the sides of my nose have been greatly reduced and my skin shows continued improvement.
Since friends discovered I was testing a blackhead treatment, they have been awaiting my report. Last week, one of my girlfriends actually shined a light on my nose to examine my pores. She has since put Off With Those Heads on her skin care wish list. Another friend described my results as "amazing". I will concur.
Off With Those Heads is part of a blackheads treatment range. Because my skin is so dry, the other components wouldn't be suitable for me. This product holds its own outside the B'Liv system. Off With Those Heads assists in blackhead removal. If you have success with a treatment mask or pore strips, I recommend continuing with what works for you. Off With Those Heads will soften and loosen pore clogging material, making whatever methods you use for extraction far more effective.
Ingredients: Purified Water (Aqua), Aloe Vera (Aloe barbadensis) Extract, Witch Hazel (Hamamelis virginiana) Extract, Carbomer, Propylene Glycol, Menthol, Tea Tree (Melaleuca alternifolia) Oil, Poly (Oxy-1, 2-Ethanediyl), A-(Donyl-Phenyl)-Omega-Hydroxy, Sodium Hydroxide, Peppermint (Mentha piperita) Oil, Methylparaben, Propylparaben, Diazolidinyl Urea.
Tea Tree oil is a potent anti-bacterial, anti-fungal, anti-viral and antiseptic. It is a common natural ingredient in acne related products.
Peppermint oil is a useful ingredient for treating acne conditions. It offers strong antiseptic properties while simultaneously reducing redness and calming skin irritation.
Adding Off With Those Heads to your daily skin care treatment will help rid your reflection of blackheads. If you are patient and can commit to a routine, this product will do the rest.
Off With Those Heads was sent to me for review. To explore the targeted lines of B'Liv by Cellnique products, please visit blivskin.com. Off With Those Heads is priced at $49.00 USD for a 1.o fl. oz. (30 mL) size and $63.00 USD for 1.5 oz. (45 mL).