Blasted blackheads! They’re not the easiest things to get rid of. When I heard Laneige were releasing their blackhead melting gel, I knew I just had to try it out!
What is it?
The Laneige Blackhead Melting gel is a….gel (go figure!) which contains a Keratinase enzyme which promises to melt down dead skin cells like blackheads!
How do you use it?
As you can see, the Laneige Blackhead Melting Gel comes with a bottle and a silicon brush. After cleaning your face the usual way! You pump the bottle and then massage the gel gently in a circular motion, where ever you have blackheads. So for me, that’s my nose!
When that’s completed, wait around 20 seconds, leaving time for the gel to work its mojo on your blackheads. After that, rinse the gel with water.
I think with anything you need to be disciplined in order to fully get rid of your blackheads. I know I’ll always be trying out different methods and then completely forgetting about them about a month later.
I think with Laneige’s Blackhead melting gel – having the silicon brush brings with it a novelty factor! It seems gimmicky but actually I like how hygienic it is! I don’t have to use my fingers to apply the gel and then I can simply wash the brush afterwards.
After applying the gel, it really does feel like the blackheads are much easier to remove. I don’t know whether it is my imagination but sometimes the gel feels like it is warming up the skin – which in turn opens up the pores.
I don’t really see the blackheads melting away but if I try to dislodge the blackheads gently with my fingernail (sorry this is kind of a gross description) they really seem easier to remove.
However you definitely can’t use the melting gel alone! You need to then use a nose strip after that to actually lift out the black heads.
I’ll continue to use this product and see how it goes. I can’t say I’ve seen a noticeable difference yet. That could be down to the fact that I still continue to put makeup on the next day and cover up my nose. And so the viscous blackhead cycle continues.
So far I’ve been using this gel for about 3 weeks – so I’ll give you an update later!