Oh the torture! I have purchased the nose strips from Biore several times over the years and while it's not comfortable pulling them off, the outcome was worth it. I decided to buy these ones though, so I could use them on my cheeks, near my nose, where I will occasionally get blackheads and thought I would see if they would be a good idea to try for one of my teenage sons who is really blackhead prone in that area and on his chin as well. OH MY GOSH! I cannot even believe how much it hurt trying to take those things off my cheeks. I had tears rolling down my face as I laughed hysterically at how stupidly painful they were. I ended up wetting the heck out of them to try to help and peel them off of my face and when I was done, that area needed extra moisturizing because the strips left it soooo dry. Never again. Never again. I'll give it 2 stars, just because the nose strip part is something I will still use every once in a great while.