Most of us are sure to face endless blackheads popping out one way or another. Pretty sure we’ve all been desperately trying to look for ways to prevent blackheads in order to avoid comments like‘oh, you have a lot of blackheads on your nose’. Whether you have been resisting the temptation to pop them out yourself or using countless nose strips to remove those nasty blackheads, there are still great skincare products for blackheads that help to prevent them from appearing.

How do blackheads form on our faces?

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But first, how do these tiny spots appear out of nowhere all of the sudden? In layman’s terms, blackhead occurs when your pores are clogged with dead skin cells, excess oil (also known as sebum), and bacteria that turns black once exposed to air, hence the term ‘black’.

The common misconception of blackheads is that if you have them, it means your face is dirty. But actually, it’s not, it’s simply because there is constantly excess oil produced by your skin, which is common for everyone.

Regular treatment and taking care of your skin on a daily basis helps to conquer the blackheads, with the help of effective skincare products for blackheads! Here are the best 15 skincare products for blackheads:

Glamglow SUPERMUD Clearing Treatment

Most skincare enthusiasts swear by this product from Glamglow – the positive reviews talk about how their skin instantly clears up within a few days after using it!

With the product infused with charcoal, it removes and absorbs any oil found around your T-zone, making your pores tighter afterward as well. Once you rinse it off, you’ll notice how smooth it’ll get while your pores shrink. Though it is on the pricier side, it really is worth the price to feel the satisfaction after.

Glamglow SUPERMUD Clearing Treatment (50g) retails for RM280.00

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Innisfree Super Volcanic Pore Clay Mask 2x

Specifically designed to remove large and clogged pores, the Innisfree Super Volcanic Pore Clay Mask 1x is the ultimate 10 in 1 clay mask that does more than just removing blackheads!

The name has ‘2x’ in it because it does exactly that, removing twice more excess oil found on the pores while decreasing its size at the same time, preventing them from growing faster. Do take note it might dry out really quickly, so be sure to apply it quickly.

Innisfree Super Volcanic Pore Clay Mask 2x (100ml) retails for RM60 atHermo and RM45 at Shopee. Click on the links below for latest prices.

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Innisfree Jeju Volcanic Pore Clay Mask

Unlike the Super Volcanic Pore Clay Mask 2x, this product from Innisfree works best to control the excess sebum from appearing on your face, perfect to prevent blackheads from reappearing often.

The key ingredient is the volcanic scoria that’s taken from Jeju Island that helps to absorb the excess sebum and impurities while leaving your skin smooth as a baby’s bum! You’ll notice your blackheads start to decrease after a while, according to many users who reviewed this product. This is definitely one of the most well-loved skincare products for blackheads in the market.

Innisfree Jeju Volcanic Pore Clay Mask (100ml) retails for RM55

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Cosrx BHA Blackhead Power Liquid

Containing mild BHA ingredients, the Cosrx BHA Blackhead Power Liquid will definitely prevent you from gaining more blackheads by offering a deep cleansing sensation to effectively remove all the gunk from your pores.

The chemical exfoliator removes any dead skin cells found on your face while also leaving it smooth and clear after. As you know, blackhead occurs when the excess oil is oxidised with air, hence, this product helps to prevent that from happening.

Cosrx BHA Blackhead Power Liquid (100ml) retails for RM64.80 at Hermo and RM47 at Shopee

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Peach & Lily The Good Acids Pore Toner

Other than the fact that it’s cruelty-free, the Peach & Lily Acids Pore Toner contains AHA to loosen up all the dead skin cells found in your pores.

It is considered a gentle toner as it doesn’t irritate the skin. This is why this is considered one of the best skincare products for blackheads that those with sensitive skin love.

Peach & Lily The Good Acids Pore Toner (100ml) retails for RM292.50

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Cellnique Skin Action Sebum Gel

Consisting of salicylic acid and witch hazel ingredients that help to loosen clogged pores and minimise the production of sebum on your skin, this product is definitely worth the price if you want your blackheads to be gone.

Bear in mind, you won’t see results within a few days, but more of after using it continuously. After all, maintaining good skincare doesn’t happen overnight!

Cellnique Skin Action Sebum Gel 30ml retails for RM223.20 at Hermo, RM136 at Shopee and RM188 at . Click on the links below for the latest prices.

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Klairs Gentle Black Sugar Facial Polish

The Klairs Gentle Black Sugar Facial Polish leaves your skin free from dead skin cells and smooth. If your nose happens to have blackheads, you could use it two to three times a week and notice it reducing after some time, even for those with sensitive skin.

Don’t worry about feeling dry once you rinse it off as most users have said it makes your skin feel super soft just like a baby’s skin.

Klairs Gentle Black Sugar Facial Polish 110g retails for RM89

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Bioré Pore Pack Black

When you talk about skincare products for blackheads, the Bioré Pore Pack that contains witch hazel extract formula certainly comes to mind.

Every skin enthusiast who is prone to have blackheads stand by this pore pack when placed on your nose. The satisfying feeling you’ll get once you strip them off from your nose will leave you wanting to do it more often as you notice those blackheads stuck on the strips.

Bioré Pore Pack Black (10 pieces) retails for RM12.60 at Hermo and RM12.90 at Shopee. Click on the links below for the latest prices.

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Skin Food Black Sugar Perfect Scrub Foam

The black sugar scrub from Skin Food is great for reducing blackheads and minimising pores.

Despite the sugar bits dissolving too quickly, it still does a good job of removing impurities and dead skin cells, leaving your skin smooth, clean and soft once rinsed off. You’d also love its amazing smell.

Skin Food Black Sugar Perfect Scrub Foam (180g) retails for RM38

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Holika Holika Pig Nose Clear Blackhead 3-Step

In three steps, you’ll be able to clean all the pores on your nose. There are three strips in each pack; the first one allows your pores to be opened, the second one to remove blackheads and excess oil, while the third helps to minimise your pores to reduce oil production and smooths your skin.

Holika Holika Pig-nose Clear Blackhead 3-Step (1pc) retails for RM6. Click on the link below for the latest price.

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SOME BY MI Bye Bye Blackhead 30 Days Miracle Green Tea Tox Bubble Cleanser

By now, most people probably have heard of the all too famous Bye Bye Blackhead Cleanser by SOME BY MI. Many wondered, does it actually work? Based on user reviews, it does in fact really work! With 16 different kinds of tea extracts, your pores will be thoroughly cleaned and reduced in size. The BHA found in this product also helps to dissolve those nasty blackheads from your nose.

This is definitely one of the most sought-after skincare products for blackheads around.

SOME BY MI Bye Bye Blackhead 30 Days Miracle Green Tea Tox Bubble Cleanser (120g) retails for RM32

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BREYLEE Blackhead Removal Serum

Despite the smell, it does the job well by removing all of your blackheads!

You have to cut the sheets to fit your nose nicely, unlike other nose strips which already come in the appropriate shape. The serum works perfectly for deep-rooted blackheads. It’s pretty strong so you should only use it once or twice a week. 

BREYLEE Blackhead Removal Serum retails for RM24.87

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FRESH Umbrian Clay Purifying Mask

Suitable for oil control and minimising pores, this mask from Fresh leaves skin feeling refreshed and hydrated while clearing blackheads effectively.

If you’ve been having bad acne, this helps to clear them out as well. The combination of umbrian clay, sandalwood and chamomile help to offer a smooth, balanced and soothing complexion.

FRESH Umbrian Clay Purifying Mask (30ml) retails for RM103

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DR. DENNIS GROSS Alpha Beta® Pore Perfecting Cleansing Gel

Imagine your skin glowing while having your pores reduce in size – that’s exactly what this cleanser does! Your overall complexion, aside from the lesser blackheads, will blow you away with the help of alpha-hydroxy acids.

DENNIS GROSS Alpha Beta® Pore Perfecting Cleansing Gel (60ml) retails for RM60.

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Paula’s Choice Resist Daily Pore-Refining Treatment With 2% BHA

One of the best ways to treat blackheads is by applying salicylic acid on your face, which is found in this product. One user even mentioned how it helped to reduce the size of her pores, leaving soft and glowing skin after. This is a perfect addition to your skincare routine that you can use a few times a week.

Paula’s Choice Resist Daily Pore-Refining Treatment With 2% BHA (88ml) retails for RM165.

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