This stuff is truly amazing! I have a lot of black heads on my nose, along with a couple on my cheeks and chin, and I feel insecure about them sometimes. I have tried literally everything and anything with charcoal in it or whatever promise to eradicate pores and blackheads. The only thing that ever cleared it was prescription acne medication and the combination face cleanser, moisturizer, glycolic acid cream, and epiduo my dermatologist gave me when I was in high school. After my face cleared up and didn't need such an extreme measure anymore, they came back. I recently found this stuff and it freakin works! When you first apply it to the face, you feel a slight tingling sensation and as if someone were gently blowing cool air unto your face, which I personally love (I know a lot of people that don't like it). After a few minutes, it does subside. Once you've washed it off with warm water, your face looks brighter, tighter, and glowing. To me, it seemed as though the blackheads on my nose had minimized by half the first time you use it. I think if you use it every other day or at least 3 times a week, it could potentially get rid of all of them. As a busy mom, I don't get the time to do it that frequently but I am able to do it twice a week. I'm working up to at least 3 and then eventually to every other day. I haven't noticed much of a change to the 3-4 blackheads I have on my cheeks and chin but I think a spot treatment overnight with the mask could really be beneficial. You also want to make sure your fave has been cleansed with a gentle cleanser before applying the mask and closing the pores after removing the mask with either cold water or a toner. I really love using my Fresh Soy Face Cleanser beforehand and Beyond Belief Witch Hazel Face Toner. You can buy that toner at Sally's, it works so amazingly well. And definitely moisturize right after as well. All in all, it's a great mask and definitely worth the price tag. I think the ingredients could be a bit stronger, especially the charcoal, but it is very effective. I would definitely recommend this mask to anyone struggling with a light amount of blackheads.