I have oily skin on my face, especially my nose and forehead. I also wear makeup at least twice a week. So my pores tend to get a little clogged. I wanted to clean my pores and was at Family Dollar and saw that they had comparable nose strips to the name brand that I usually use. I got a package and tried a strip as soon as I got home. I followed the directions and applied the strip to my nose. Once my time was up, I went to remove the strip and noticed it didn’t remove anything on the sides of my nose. It did a fine job of cleaning the top and tip of my nose. A week later, I wanted to use another strip, but I placed it on my nose a little differently than the previous time. I was able to clean up the sides of my nose a little, but I expected more. My husband works around oils at his job so his pores get clogged as well. I used a strip on his nose and it worked well on the top and tip, but not the sides. So, I guess if you just want the top of your nose clean, this is the product for you.