7 products to make your pores look smaller
Achieve a smoother-looking face with these skin care buys
By Iantha Yu
Beauty Crew Beauty Editor / June 09 2017
Getting smoother-looking skin is no easy feat as there’s so much more involved than simply eliminating bumps on the surface. Tiny divots in your skin, also known as pores, can be a niggling issue, especially when excessive oil secretion causes them to appear enlarged and more prominent, or when they are clogged with dead skin cells. Here, discover eight products that can refresh your skin and make pores look smaller when used over time.
Benefit The POREfessional Dual-Sided Pore-Clarifying Mask
Benefit’s new Pore-Clarifying Masks are not only interesting to look at, but are fun to use as well. Push down on the blue capsule to infuse the mushroom extract-rich formula into the cloth mask inside, and pop it over your nose to clean out pores and smooth skin after 10 minutes of use.
Estée Lauder Clear Difference Oil-Control/Mattifying Hydrating Gel
Hydrate, mattify and address pore size with Estée Lauder Clear Difference Oil-Control/Mattifying Hydrating Gel - a face cream that also calls upon wildflower extract to address redness and melts into skin upon contact.
Olay Total Effects Pore Minimizing Toner
Can’t live without a toner in your skin care routine? Olay Total Effects Pore Minimizing Toner is a water-like solution that can hydrate instantly and minimise the appearance of pores. It also features niacinamide in its formula to gently exfoliate the skin’s surface.
Kiehl’s Rare Earth Pore Minimizing Lotion
If you’re looking for something that’s lightweight and won’t feel too heavy during the day (especially under foundation), you’ve come to the right place. The hero ingredient inside Kiehl’s Rare Earth Minimizing Lotion is Amazonian white clay, which can soak up excess oil, mattify the surface and make pores look smaller.
Sisley Global Perfect Pore Minimizer
Lentils may be perfect in soups or salads, but did you know that this ingredient can address uneven skin texture, too? Besides lentils, there’s also Ratanhia extract to minimise pore size and Java tea extract to prevent them from getting bigger.
June Jacobs Pore Purifying Facial Bath
Supercharged with ingredients like willow bark extract, pine bark extract, witch hazel extract and tea tree oil to target inflammation, this cleanser can also address pore size with extended use.
Enbacci Pore Minimiser
Boosted with tea tree oil - an ingredient with antiseptic properties, Enbacci Pore Minimiser can smooth skin and make pores look smaller. Use a tiny amount all over, or just pop it onto problematic areas like your cheeks and forehead.
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What’s your favourite pore-minimising skin care product and why? Tell us in the comments below.
Iantha is BEAUTYcrew's Beauty Editor, and has been part of the team since the site launched in 2016. Besides pinky-nude nail polish and wispy false lashes, she has a healthy obsession with face masks and skin care ingredients. Her previous work can be found in Virgin Australia Voyeur, Women's Health, and SHOP Til You Drop.