I was skeptical at first, how can a balm remove my blackheads? But at the first few go-s, it proved me wrong. I could visibly see my blackheads scrubbing out, but after a while, it doesn't work as efficiently anymore. I have 3/4 of the balm left, but I guess for it's price, it's worth a try if you're really curious. Otherwise, I'd stick with a nose pack.