This Little Piggy: Holika Holika Pig Nose Clear Black Head Sugar Scrub Review

There’s nothing like a beauty product that fills you with confidence; so if you have the skin problem of ‘blackheads’ what can be nicer than using a range called ‘Pig-Nose Clear’. Ouch. 

“Wow, your skin is looking great! What have you been using on it?”


But you know what? I see this as an Asian mother thing. Asian (Chinese) mothers are very good at the appearance based put downs, so I think of Holika Holika’s Pig-Nose Clear range trying to be our mothers. 

The Pig-Nose clear range covers a few pore/blackhead specific range, featuring nose strips, masks, oil cleansing balm, massage gel, steam starter (heated massage gel for opening pores) etc.  

Holika Holika Pig Nose Clear Black Head Sugar Scrub

I purchased the Sugar Scrub to try!

The Sugar Scrub comes in a compact pot and is a very very tightly compacted sugary scrub. It’s actually quite hard to get out and you have to add some water to get it moving as it is rather dry textured. It reminds me of the LUSH sugar lip scrub. 

Other than that I can’t tell what other scent there is here or special ingredients which makes this product anything else more than a good scrub.  It’s too harsh and rough for the more delicate areas of the face as far as I am concerned; I kept this on the nose, chin and forehead, and even then I used it gently. 

Official how to use:

The correct way to use it is wash the face, massage then mix it with water or toner.  After 10-15 minutes wash it off. Use 1-2 times a week.Holika Holika Pig Nose Clear Black Head Sugar Scrub 1

I would not rub this for 10 minutes! It’s so abrasive!


Holika Holika Pig Nose Clear Black Head Sugar Scrub 2

Having used this for a few months I have to say; I like it. Perhaps it is just the fact that using a scrub is going to help with blackheads anyway, and this is such a dense scrub that it was always going to help.  I have found my skin smoother and less blackheads forming.  It also has helped to control oil on my T-Zone. I am not blackhead free but this is quite a good product if you are interested in a T-Zone specific scrubby-scrub!

I paid £5 for this on eBay.

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  1. Amanda says

    Yeah the name of this line is…quite something. But I’m intrigued, nonetheless. Especially if there’s a chance it might help with T-zone oiliness!