Updated June 25, 2020 by Brett Dvoretz

The 10 Best Blackhead Removers

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This wiki has been updated 9 times since it was first published in March of 2018. Nobody wants to leave the house when their face is riddled with blemishes. Luckily, we found blackhead removers that can help. Whether you're facing a never-ending war against complexion issues, or need a rapid one-time solution to a breakout, we rounded up a variety of tools and products that might give you back the confidence to walk out your door with your head held high. When users buy our independently chosen editorial picks, we may earn commissions to help fund the Wiki. Skip to the best blackhead remover on Amazon.

10. Bioré Deep Cleansing Strips

9. Eunon Electric Cleanser

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8. Vassoul Black Mask

7. Aria Starr Beauty Dead Sea Mud Mask

6. Lonove Vacuum Extractor

5. Neutrogena Eliminating Daily Facial Scrub

4. Ellesye Six Piece Kit

3. Paula's Choice Skin Perfecting Exfoliate

2. St. Ives Clearing Green Tea Scrub

1. Amoncsure Facial Steamer Kit

Special Honors

Dermaflash Dermapore The Dermaflash Dermapore sends ultrasonic waves deep into your skin to allegedly promote collagen production and increase elasticity. It has two modes - extract and infuse - for either pulling blackheads and dirt out or helping your preferred skincare product penetrate further into your skin, according to the brand. The body is made of water-resistant silicon, and its extraction tip is made of stainless steel. dermaflash.com

Editor's Notes

June 16, 2020:

When creating our list, we took into consideration the fact that not everyone is comfortable using the same type of product on their skin. While some don't mind going to work on their pimples with sharp tools and extractors for a quick job, others prefer gentle cleansers or masks that are left to sit on the face for a long time. Fortunately, blackhead removers come in different forms, and we tried to include most of them. We also looked for options that would treat more than just blackheads, since most users are busy, and need multi-tasking skincare products.

Those who shy away from metal tools and manual extraction might like Aria Starr Beauty Dead Sea Mud Mask, which is said to draw out impurities and exfoliate, but still makes for a relaxing at-home spa night. Though similar, we removed the MochaShop Peel Off Mask because it can painfully yank out small hairs. Another mask that lost its spot is the Lagunamoon Purifying Kit, because it doesn't treat stubborn blackheads. St. Ives Clearing Green Tea Scrub and the Neutrogena Eliminating Daily Facial Scrub may also be good choices for someone looking for something mild yet effective, as these feel much like regular face washes, and can be worked into your regular skincare routine a few times a week. We removed Biore Warming since, even though it's also a gentle cleanser, it doesn't have quite the warming effect it promises to.

Some not only don't mind the task of physically pulling out blackheads, but they even enjoy it. For those, we included the Ellesye Six Piece Kit, which has several tools of various sizes and shapes, and the Amoncsure Facial Steamer Kit, which contains both extraction needles, along with a nano ionic steamer to reportedly open up the pores before removal.

Traditionalists might like the simplicity of peel-off strips, so we included Biore Deep Cleansing Strips, but we removed the MedCa Combo Pack because it emits a strong chemical smell.

Those who prefer a light serum to a heavy mask might like the Paula's Choice Skin Perfecting Exfoliate. It replaced the Anjou Treatment, which feels too sticky.


Brett Dvoretz
Last updated on June 25, 2020 by Brett Dvoretz

A wandering writer who spends as much time on the road as in front of a laptop screen, Brett can either be found hacking away furiously at the keyboard or, perhaps, enjoying a whiskey and coke on some exotic beach, sometimes both simultaneously, usually with a four-legged companion by his side. He has been a professional chef, a dog trainer, and a travel correspondent for a well-known Southeast Asian guidebook. He also holds a business degree and has spent more time than he cares to admit in boring office jobs. He has an odd obsession for playing with the latest gadgets and working on motorcycles and old Jeeps. His expertise, honed over years of experience, is in the areas of computers, electronics, travel gear, pet products, and kitchen, office and automotive equipment.


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