Podcast: Does a pore vacuum work?

Plus: Texturising sprays explained & a neuroscientist on how stress impacts your skin

Editor / October 29 2019

Yep, pore vacuums exist and if the name itself isn’t enough of an explanation, here’s the gist: picture a small electric toothbrush-esque gadget with a small nozzle. Its purpose? To suck out the gunk that’s clogging your pores and leading to breakouts. But do they work? That’s exactly what we cover in latest episode of Get Lippy. 

Also in this episode, we get to the bottom of texturising sprays – what are they? How do you use them? When do you use then? Why do you use them? And we chat to neuroscientist and skin expert Dr Claudia Aguirre to find out how your brain and the appearance of your skin are connected. 

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If you missed some of the products mentioned in the ep, here’s all the info you need:
Bettina’s rosacea flare-up foundation
Guerlain L'Essentiel Natural Glow Foundation 

The pore vacuum
Rodan + Fields Pore-Cleansing MD 

Texturising sprays
Wet texturising sprays (pre-styling)
John Frieda Beach Blonde Ocean Waves Sea-Salt Spray
Ouai Wave Spray
Drybar Mai Tai Spritzer Sea Salt Spray
ELEVEN Sea Salt Texture Spray
O&M Surf Bomb Sea Salt Spray
Evo Salty Dog Salt Spray

Dry texturising sprays (post-styling)
Oribe Dry Texturizing Spray
Klorane Tinted Dry Shampoo With Oat Milk
Bumble & Bumble Prêt-à-Powder

Dr. Claudia's skin recs
Skin Regimen 10.0 Tulsi Booster / Nourishing Protective Oil
Skin Regimen 1.0 Tea Tree Booster / Imperfections Concentrate
Skin Regimen 1.85 HA Booster / Hydra-Plumping Concentrate
Skin Regimen 1.5 Retinol Booster / Wrinkle Concentrate
Skin Regimen Vit C Booster / Brightening Concentrate

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Carli is BEAUTYcrew’s Editor and has been since the site launched in 2016. She is currently on a quest to find the perfect medium-coverage foundation for combination skin, is trying to narrow down her mascara collection to just three, and is embracing the power of AHAs. You can find her words right here on BEAUTYcrew, and previously on beautyheaven.