Get Squeaky Clean With Our Trusted List Of Blackhead And Whitehead Removers

Get Squeaky Clean With Our Trusted List Of Blackhead And Whitehead Removers

Blackheads and whiteheads are a long drawn issue regardless of skin type and age. It affects everyone and anyone and they are, pesky, to say the least. That doesn’t mean we can’t plan an attack to get rid of them. There are some great beauty products that target these imperfections to give you beautifully clear skin. We list them down so you have your arsenal ready. Here are our favourite products to get rid of blackheads and whiteheads for good.

Blackhead Removal Products 

Whitehead Removal Products 

Blackhead Removal Products

The worst thing about blackheads is that you never really notice them unless they are embarrassingly visible on your face. They have a tendency to show up on your nose and cheeks entirely unannounced, and you’re left with a smattering of blackheads on your face. However, fret not, for our arsenal of blackhead removal products totally has you covered!

1. Daily Scrub


Neutrogena has been known for its great blackhead treatment products, so it’s no surprise that it would make it to our list. Their blackhead eliminating daily face scrub removes dead skin, dirt and grime that block pores and cause blackheads. It contains microbeads that exfoliate your skin to you give you smoother, blemish-free skin, while not being harsh.

POPxo Recommends: Neutrogena Deep Clean Blackhead Eliminating Daily Scrub (Rs 140)


  • Exfoliates skin without drying it

  • Shows quick results


  • Maybe too mild in case of extreme breakouts

2. The Three-Step-Wonder


Move over simple pore strips, the three-step-program-sheet is here! The Jeju volcanic blackhead sheet by Innisfree contains natural volcanic scoria that has sebum-absorbing properties that effectively get rid of clogged pores. The three steps involve pore opening, blackhead eliminating and tightening – everything you need to get rid of blackheads and ensuring they don’t come back!

POPxo Recommends: Innisfree Jeju Volcanic Blackhead 3 Step Sheet (Rs 180)


  • Wipes off all blackheads in one go

  • Leaves a shiny sheen on the nose


  • Takes a lot of effort

3. Innisfree Jeju Volcanic Blackhead Out Balm

Innisfree  Jeju Volcanic Blackhead Out Balm

This wonder balm by Innisfree especially targets blackheads. Unlike other products that target an aggressive technique, this balm removes blackheads gently. All you need to do is to gently massage this balm on the affected area and you’ll notice that your blackheads are right out of your face and on your fingers!

POPxo Recommends: Innisfree Jeju Volcanic Blackhead Out Balm (Rs 450)


  • Leaves skin feeling ultra-smooth

  • Gets rid of blackheads in the first use


  • Time-consuming process

4. Daily Face Wash

The Plum Green Tea Pore Cleansing Face Wash

Using a gentle face wash that is meant for oily and acne-prone skin will actively help reduce blackheads from occurring. The Nature’s Co has a cucumber based facewash that cleans and tightens pores. It also contains Willow tree extracts which help exfoliate skin and its antimicrobial properties prevent pimples too.

POPxo Recommends: The Plum Green Tea Pore Cleansing Face Wash (Rs 345)


  • Non-drying in nature

  • Without SLS


  • Not widely available

5. Blackhead Remover

Panache Blackhead and Whitehead Remover

We often prod our pimples with our hands that have bacteria on them – this only makes things worse. It’s better to use a blackhead remover tool that can be sterilized with some hand sanitizer and then used to remove them. While we recommend getting this done by a professional, it’s way better than using your fingers.

POPxo Recommends: Panache Blackhead/Whitehead Remover (Rs 324)


Offers quick blackhead removal
Comes with cotton cleansing pads


May cause scarring

6. Facial Pore Cleaner

Facial Pore Cleaner

Now, this is for all you ladies out there who obsess over keeping your pores squeaky clean. This simple yet effective device effectively rids your pores of all the excess impurities that might be settled in them, thus leaving your skin feeling ultra-clean.

POPxo Recommends: Alphaglee Facial Pore Cleaner And Blackhead Remover (Rs 699)


  • Quick blackhead removal

  • Keeps pores clean


  • May cause pores to become larger

7. Nose Pack

Innisfree Volcanic Nose Pack

We all know that blackheads tend to appear the most on our noses. So if you’re looking for a blackhead solution for your nose then it’s probably a great idea if you invest in nose strips that not only rid your nose of blackheads but also keep it squeaky clean on the surface!

POPxo Recommends: Innisfree Volcanic Nose Pack (Rs 250)


  • Removes blackheads in one go

  • Also gets rid of small hair on the nose


  • Slightly more expensive than other products in the same segment

8. Pore Fix Toner

Lakme Absolute Pore Fix Toner

Let’s face it, getting rid of pesky blackheads is a full-time job. Which is why every skin care product you own should address the aggressive problem. Invest in a great toner that gives your pores an extra layer of cleansing so that they remain clean.

POPxo Recommends: Lakme Absolute Pore Fix Toner (Rs 325)


  • Cleanses and tightens pores

  • Prevents blackheads from the formation


  • Not available widely

9. Scrub It Away

Clean   Clear Blackhead Scrub

If there is one thing you know about getting rid of blackheads, then you know that scrubbing it all away really helps. So invest in a scrub that is formulated to remove blackheads from your face. We promise you won’t be disappointed!

POPxo Recommends: Clean & Clear Blackhead Scrub (Rs 110)


  • Provides gentle cleaning

  • Softens stubborn blackheads


  • Requires frequent use for it to be effective

10. Charcoal To The Rescue


Charcoal has been a trending ingredient lately. It removes toxins and impurities, which is why a facemask that contains this ingredient is effective in treating blackheads. Jeva Activated Charcoal Face Pack is made with natural clays that extract excess oils that can cause breakouts. Use once a week to help get rid of those blackheads.

POPxo Recommends: Jeva Activated Charcoal Face Pack With Argan Oil (Rs 449)


  • Absorbs blackhead-causing oils

  • Brightens skin


  • Comes in a very limited quantity

Quick Recap

Loved our recommendations of blackhead removal cream in India and other related products? Here is a quick recap!

1Neutrogena Deep Clean Blackhead Eliminating Daily ScrubRs. 140
2Innisfree Jeju Volcanic Blackhead 3 Step SheetRs. 180
3Innisfree Jeju Volcanic Blackhead Out BalmRs. 450
4The Plum Green Tea Pore Cleansing Face WashRs. 345
5Panache Blackhead/Whitehead RemoverRs. 324
6Alphaglee Facial Pore Cleaner And Blackhead RemoverRs. 699
7Innisfree Volcanic Nose PackRs. 250
8Lakme Absolute Pore Fix TonerRs. 325
9Clean & Clear Blackhead ScrubRs. 110
10Jeva Activated Charcoal Face Pack With Argan OilRs. 449

Whitehead Removal Products

If there is anything worse than having blackheads, it’s always having to embarrassingly hide away those smatterings of whiteheads that have a tendency to show up without abandon. However, if you are wondering how to remove whiteheads, this is our guide to choosing perfect whitehead removal products.

1. Make-Up Wipes

Ideal Skin Make Up Removing Towelettes

Make-up clogs pores, so it’s important to take it off before you go to bed. These ones by L’Oreal also tighten pores while removing make-up ensuring that no breakouts occur. You can also carry these in your gym bag or handbag, and use them throughout the day to keep skin clean and fresh.

POPxo Recommends: L'Oreal Paris Ideal Skin Makeup Removing Towelettes (Rs 415)


  • Alcohol-free

  • Recommended by dermatologists


  • May cause irritation to those with sensitive skin

2. Foaming Cleansers

Neutrogena Deep Clean Foaming Cleanser

For sensitive skin that has whiteheads or blackheads, foaming cleansers gently lift dirt and grime without irritation. Neutrogena Deep Clean Brightening Foaming Cleanser purifies skin and eliminates excess sebum. It is specially created for oily skin and is alcohol-free. This face wash for whiteheads in India is great for those who really need an effective product but without all those harsh chemicals.

POPxo Recommends: Neutrogena Deep Clean Brightening Foaming Cleanser (Rs 220)


  • Provides quick relief

  • GIves great results even when used in small quantity


  • May not be of much help for those with severe acne problems

3. Sheet Mask

The Faceshop the Solution Pore Care Face Mask

There are many sheet masks for every need and this one by The Face Shop target pores. Open or wide pores are prone to getting whiteheads or blackheads as more dirt tends to get trapped in them. This sheet mask helps to tighten them and clean them at the same time.

POPxo Recommends: The Face Shop The Solution Pore Care Face Mask (Rs 150)


  • Dermatologically tested

  • Actively works on pimples


  • Has not shown good results for some users

4. Anti-Acne Cream

VAADI Herbals Anti Acne Skin Cream With Clove  Neem   Orange Extracts

This cream by Vaadi Herbals is made with clove oil, neem and orange extract that have antibacterial properties that prevent acne from forming. It also controls excess oils and unclogs pores. Making this cream, an essential on your nightstand. One of the best whiteheads removal creams in India, this has to be in your beauty basket!

POPxo Recommends: Vaadi Herbals Anti-Acne Cream - Clove Neem & Orange Extract (Rs 68)


  • Light on the pocket

  • Shrinks pimple quickly


  • Some users develop immunity against its effects

5. Acne Care Pack

Neutrogena Acne Prone Skin Care Kit

If you really want to give no chance to acne sprouting up on your face, then we suggest that you go for this acne care pack by Neutrogena which will be the end to all your skin care woes. The kit includes a face wash, moisturiser, and sunblock. Needless to say, this kit is all you need to keep that acne at bay!

POPxo Recommends: Neutrogena Acne Care Combo (Rs 1123)


  • Provides gentle and effective treatment

  • Significantly reduces the appearance of acne


  • May cause entirely reverse reactions in some cases

6. Acne Clearing Gel

Clearing Gel

They say that nothing works better on acne than some really effective acne-clearing gel, which is why we suggest that you invest in this one. All you need to do is to put this whitehead removal cream on affected areas after you’re done cleansing your face, you’ll be thoroughly satisfied with the results!

POPxo Recommends: Clear Gel (Rs 153)


  • Pocket-friendly

  • Takes care of other skin woes as well


  • Not available widely

7. Spot Treatment

Breakout Control Targeted Acne Spot Treatment

Nothing works better on whiteheads than some spot treatment. We absolutely love Kiehl’s Breakout Control Targeted Blemish Spot Treatment. It’s formulated with sulphur and vitamin B3, both well-known ingredients for effectively eliminating whiteheads.

POPxo Recommends: Kiehl’s Breakout Control Targeted Blemish Spot Treatment (Rs 2300)


  • Banishes acne effectively

  • Reduces redness


  • A little expensive on the pocket

8. Spot Patches

The Face Shop Dr.Belmeur Clarifying Acne Spot Patch Kit %2880 Patches%29

If you’re particularly bothered by whiteheads showing up on particular parts of your face, then you should definitely give clarifying spot patches a shot. These patches are infused with salicylic acid and willow herb extracts which not only clear away blemishes but also calm the skin.

POPxo Recommends: Dr. Belmeur Clarifying Spot Patch Kit (Rs 790)


  • Banishes acne effectively

  • Reduces sizes of aggressive acne


  • Needs constant re-application for results

9. Charcoal Face Scrub

Charcoal Face Pack

Caring for your whiteheads need not always be limited to acne gels and spot treatment strips. You can also include whitehead prevention products in your daily skincare routine. This is why we suggest that you go for FabIndia’s charcoal face scrub to keep those angry outbreaks at bay. Not only is it composed of organic ingredients, but charcoal is also a well-known activator to keep the impurities at bay.

POPxo Recommends: FabIndia Charcoal Face Scrub (Rs 360)


  • Works on both dry and oily skin

  • Fine granules prevent skin abrasion


  • Doesn’t do a satisfactory job of removing blackheads from the nose

10. Tea Tree Oil

The Face Shop Jeju Volcanic Lava Pore Foam Scrub

If there is any one product we swear by in whitehead removal, then it is tea tree oil, for it is truly magical. It’s known for its anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial properties that make it the absolute remedy for whiteheads. We particularly love Body Shop’s Tea Tree Oil since the brand is known for its pure products without extra adulteration.

POPxo Recommends: The Body Shop Tea Tree Oil (Rs 645)


  • Shows defined the difference in a week

  • Small acne disappear overnight


  • May make skin dry so apply it in small amounts

Quick Recap

Loved our recommendations of whitehead removal cream in India and other related products? Here is a quick recap!

S. No.ProductPrice
1L'Oreal Paris Ideal Skin Makeup Removing TowelettesRs. 415
2Neutrogena Deep Clean Brightening Foaming CleanserRs. 220
3The Face Shop The Solution Pore Care Face MaskRs. 150
4Vaadi Herbals Anti-Acne Cream - Clove Neem & Orange ExtractRs. 68
5Neutrogena Acne Care ComboRs. 1123
6Clear GelRs. 153
7Kiehl’s Breakout Control Targeted Blemish Spot TreatmentRs. 2300
8Dr. Belmeur Clarifying Spot Patch KitRs. 790
9FabIndia Charcoal Face ScrubRs. 360
10The Body Shop Tea Tree OilRs. 645

Now that we’ve given you all our favourite picks of blackheads and whitehead removal products, go ahead and enjoy the blessings of clear, beautiful skin!