September 15, 2009

Dr. Jart All Out Black Head Review

Last night the Muse got home extra late and decided to do battle with the one or two stubborn blackheads on her nose. It’s never a good idea to go into full on war with blackheads when you’re tired but she must have been terribly exhausted to attempt it.

As you may know from reading my past posts I’ve been full on at war with these blackheads for a while and my quest has lead me on many adventures to rid myself of them from the downright weird to the incredibly good way of winning this epic battle.

My search recently led me to Dr. Jart All Out Black Head as it gets rave reviews in Korea. Asia understands the drama of blackheads so of course I was ever trusting that Dr. Jart was going to rid me of evil blackheads.

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Did it?

Take the jump and find out.

Before I give you my review allow me to tell you that Dr. Jart is sold in the US now. W00t! Yup, yup from the popular BB Ceams to the skincare range most of it is up and available at the Dr Jart US site. The prices are somewhat higher than what you’d pay in Korea but it’s still directly from the source. Dr. Jart’s BB Creams are pretty popular so it’s a rather great time to haul, particularly because BB’s aren’t exactly easy to come by in the US.

If you’re interested you can find them at

Now…about Dr. Jart All Out Black Head…..

So what is it? It’s basically a gentle mask that works at dissolving blackheads that are hanging out in enlarged pores around your nose or face. I purchased it for my nose as that’s the only place I get blackheads. It’s a gel like formula that dries down to a sticky web-like mask. It’s not a painful mask that you have to rip off, nor does it dry down to a hard texture or the likes. It simply starts off as a gel and dries down to a sticky jelly.

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Basically you massage it on and let it sit for 10 or more minutes. Afterward simply wipe away with a warm wash cloth, wash your face, and supposedly your woes of black heads are gone.

Now I can’t speak for my face or cheeks because as I mentioned above I don’t have a blackhead problem in that area but I can say it didn’t do much for my nose. I admit I was somewhat shocked as Dr. Jart is a pretty good brand of product and I expected incredible results. Not the case. I noticed no difference in either stubborn or lower key blackheads that don’t need a ton of work to remove. I’d probably get better results by using a simple nose strip. I was somewhat hopeful this would be a miracle solution for the more stubborn black heads that even a strong nose strip fails at removing.

This was purchased for me from Korea direct for 22,000 won which is about $18. They are selling it on the Dr. Jart US site for $28 dollars….honestly neither price is worthy of it. I wouldn’t bother. If it didn’t work on my nose I’ll probably go ahead and say it won’t work on clogged pores and the likes. I might consider repurchasing it if it was say $5 but it’s so not worth it’s almost $20 price tag in Korea and it’s nearly $30 one here in the US.

Oh well….back to my quest to find the best remover for these pesky blackheads on my nose.

Someday my ship will come.

About the Muse

Isabella MuseIsabella is just an average everyday geeky girl who doesn’t blend her eyeshadow correctly, wears too much blush, and hopes she never finds her holy grail products because she likes the thrill of the chase so much. Her mission is to bring you super honest reviews on makeup, skincare, fragrance and all things beauty. She’s in no way an expert on the topic and she sure as hell isn’t a super model. But she’s passionate about makeup and is seeking like-minded individuals that like pina coladas, getting caught in the rain, and ones that enjoy spending hundreds of dollars at Sephora without feeling buyer’s remorse. If you’re that person feel free to reach out and leave a comment or follow me on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and Bloglovin‘.

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  • Eru

    I still think you have a great skin sweety 🙂
    Right now I’m using La Roche-Posay’s Efaclar K and it’s helping me improve my skin texture (blackheads too) , have you tried it?
    Hugs :3

    • the Muse

      aw thanks eru! MWAH!

      mmm no…! but I’m pretty sure it’s easy to get around here. Will try it 😀 Thanks for the rec. I’m always on the look out for good skincare!


  • Emma

    I used to be plagues with blackheads on my nose and now they are pretty non-existent. Either me using Decleor’s Ylang-Ylang oil have cured me or the fact that I’m pregnant. It’s weird though because the rest of my face is still spotty lol.

    • the Muse

      ugh I have to stubborn nasty ones on the tip of my nose Emma..impossible to get them off 😛 hehe being pregs is maybe good for your blackheads? 😀

  • BeautyBitch

    They really do love the blackhead removal products in Korea but I had a suspicion that most of the weren’t all that as plenty of people still walk around with blackheads! I do suffer myself, but use salicylic acid (Paula’s choice) lotion to try and prevent them and find a gentle manual extraction and pulling them out with my excellent rubis tweezers works a treat. TMI, sorry!

    • the Muse

      LOL bora 😀 truly they do! LOL!!!! I wish I could pull mine out too but they seem so deeply embedded under the skin almost ouchie. LOL never TMI I love to hear about blackhead removal hehe! most be my inner gross side!

  • Taryn

    You just saved me $$ because I’ve been eyeballing this product for awhile now and kept thinking that there was no way it would work yet wanted to buy it anyway.

    Almost all of these Asian blackhead products are busts. Salicylic acid peels are the only thing that have ever done anything for mine.

    • the Muse

      hey taryn!

      Def not worthy of a pick up. I find that most Asian Blackhead products are a bust too. I’ve tried so many that I’m the authority on bad blackhead products LOL

  • Suzanne

    You should try the KONAD (yes, the nailartstamp brand!) nose patches!
    My god, those are amazing! I also have very pesky blackheads on my nose and those strips remove most of them!

  • laura r

    the only thing that works for mine (and i get mine in the same place as yours!) is
    regular use of a nose strip (once a week or every two weeks) followed by exfoliation with washcloth and pore scrub, and nightly application of salicylic acid.

    ooh i take it back- i occasionally get a blackhead or two at the edges of my lips, where the pale sking meets the red lip. weird, right? i wipe my mouth clean at every meal, so beats me.

    • the Muse

      really? edge of your mouth? that’s interesting. I have two stubborn ones on my nose that are impossible to remove…grrrrr!!!!!!!

    • BeautyBitch

      Hi Laura,

      I don’t get white heads at the edge of my lips, but I do get clogged pores which look white heads (except they’re harder and impossible to get rid of!) . I think they’re techinically called comedones or possibly milia on me. I try not to obsess about them, but I’m thinking it’s because the pores on the skin around my lips are small so stuff gets trapped there.

  • liz

    Hey Muse!

    I have tried a product similar to this that really works!! I got in Hong Kong a couple of years ago and it worked wonders for my blackheads. I believed it was called Mitsu peeling gel or something like that. The thing is with these kind of products is that it is gradual and takes a little time to wait. Don’t give up just yet!

    • the Muse

      hi liz!

      Never tried that one yet….and I thought I tried all the Japanese black head gels hehe 😀 Def not…I’m going to use it to the very last and hope for the best 😀

  • Jin

    When used regularly, I find that this product works for me! I use it once or twice a week and have seen improvement with my blackheads. I don’t really like the texture of this though – I find it really hard to wash off. Usually, I have to use soap to get it off!
    The most convenient are still pore packs XD

    • the Muse

      hi jin!

      I’m gonna keep trying 😀 I don’t either…it feels like a spidery wet gooey mess…yuk! I normally have to use warm water and a bit of cleanser to remove as well. and yes pore packs def the way to go 😀

  • sharon

    hey babe, it dissolves the blackheads well, and you need to squeeze them out after using this. You will find the blackheads are much easier to be squeezed out 🙂
    hope this helps.

    • the Muse

      Hey Sharon!

      I haven’t give up yet!!!!!!! 😀 I’ll keep trying hehe! and def will “squeeze” hehe 😀

      Thanks hun!

  • grapejam

    hey muse! u can try out B’liv by cellnique, Off with those heads! gel. it is my absolutely HG product for removing blackheads and even whiteheads! it is a light gel texture that spreads over the face easily and absorbed super fast. after just 3 weeks, my skin is soft and baby smooth. 🙂

    • the Muse

      hey grapejam!

      Thanks for the rec hun!!!!!!!!!! 😀 Must go hunt me some down 😀 I’m always up for anything that will remove blackheads!

  • Pei Atreides

    That is too bad. This product actually works for me quite well. It doesn’t work if I just apply it and then wash it off. After I apply it, I usually massage my nose with my finger and it does remove some of the blackhead (and whitehead) much easier than when I did not use the product.

    Anyway, I hope you find a product that works for you soon 🙂 Blackhead is so bothersome…

    • the Muse

      awesome pei! no go here…kinda a bit meh for me 😛 aren’t they the worst? 🙁 Normally a strip works best for me!

  • Portobello

    I think you might have reversed the process as stated? You’re supposed to apply 2-3 pumps on the affected areas, allow it to stand for 10 min before massaging/rubbing it off. Maybe you might want to give it another try.

    • the Muse

      reversed the process portobello? that’s exactly what I did. Applied, took off in 10 mins. How did I reverse the process? explain? thanks.

  • allie

    I think Portobello is right. they’re saying that you should leave it on for 10 min and then AFTER that massage it and rinse. in your review you mentioned that you massaged it first and then left it on for 10 min.
    🙂 hope that helps

  • Karen

    there is a review on mua that says they prefer using this product prior to another blackhead remover. so basically they use this as an extra step to loosen the blackheads to make the other product (they used a clay mask) remove the blackheads more easily/thoroughly

  • Kate

    pore stripe can make your pore bigger…. they can take the blackhead out but you don’t have to end up with bigger pores.
    try to use egg at home.