It does the job, it really got all of the impurities out of my nose. First time trying a Pore Strip. When I looked very closely at the strip, I think it got even the very tiny hairs on the nose, which is fine for me. What I did is I just keep dipping my nose into my hands full with the warmest water I can stand, and kept on getting fresh warm water in the faucet, for about a minute or two. I did not have the shower that time. Then I carefully stick the wet strip it in my nose, so all of it sticks to a surface. I let it dry for about 20 min. I sent emails watched youtube while waiting, and then when it was dry and hard, I slowly peel it off an I was amazed I did not think it will get any, but it was the opposite. Would repurchase and recommend.