The troublesome pore problem affects us all and is often the reason we reach for a trusty selfie filter. We have discovered 2 wonder products (that if created 100 years ago would be deemed magic), and they actually diminish the appearance of unsightly pores IRL. Read on:
1.Perricone MD PRE: EMPT SERIES Exfoliating Pore Refiner, £35, www.perriconemd.co.uk
We have reviewed so many products that promise to reduce the appearance of pores and this is one of the only brands that truly deliver on their promise. If recently, you have been looking in the mirror aghast at the sight of evil pores taking residence on your beautiful face, this should be the go-to product for you. Perricone MD’s Exfoliating Pore Refiner is scientifically formulated to thwart the first sign of pores as well combatting dullness and uneven skin texture.
Dr. Perricone created the patented Nrf2 Antioxidant SupportComplex™. This unique Pore Refiner offers a potent yet completely gentle scrub, gently exfoliating, clarifying and refreshing the skin to unveil a healthy, radiant, soft and oh-so-smooth complexion.
Formulated with Dr. Perricone’s Nrf2 Antioxidant Support.
Aids surface skin renewal creating a healthy and natural luminosity.
Gently resurfaces and clarifies.
Supports skin tightening.
Reduces appearance of pores both immediately and long-term.
Helps to even out skin tone.
The Science Behind The Brilliance
Nrf2 Antioxidant Support Complex
Perricone MD States:
“The Nrf2 Antioxidant Support Complex™ helps to activate antioxidant pathways, allowing these improved age-fighters to better preserve youthful skin. Naturally derived from a complex of turmeric, olive leaf, green tea and cress sprouts, the innovative Nrf2 Antioxidant Support Complex helps improve skin’s own natural ability to combat oxidative stress and environmental aggravators.”
Other Key Components and Their Benefits:
Cress sprout extract is well-documented for its exceptional ability to protect the skin against free radicals and also for stimulating the skin cell detoxification process. This amazing ingredient is shown to increase skin firmness and smoothness. Result!
Green Tea Extract
Green tea extract is brimming with potent antioxidants called catechins. These antioxidants provide significant benefits for the skin, such as anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial, astringent, anti-aging and repair – as well as controlling acne and blackhead production. Furthermore, green tea extract works as a great exfoliator.
Olive Leaf Extract
Perricone MD has included olive leaf extract due to the fact that it offers fantastic anti-inflammatory, antioxidant and moisturising properties.
This fantastic component offers an array of skin loving benefits. These include powerful protection against free radical damage, controlling excess sebum and thwarting the signs of aging. Turmeric is also known for being great for sensitive skin.
We tried Perricone MD Exfoliating Pore Refiner for just a week and were amazed at the results.
This awesome exfoliating pore refiner is priced at £35 (118ml). To view and buy this visit: www.perriconemd.co.uk
2.e.l.f. Poreless Face Primer, £12.50 (large), www.elfcosmetics.co.uk
Complete your pore-reducing beauty routine by opting for this incredible pore minimising product. There’s no need to go out and spend a packet on a good face primer – jam-packed with skin benefiting ingredients and providing you with a ‘no filter’ but airbrushed look, this product by e.l.f. is just the kitty.
This multitasking primer will provide much-welcomed complexion transformation, ensuring your skin is flawless and enables a seamless makeup application that lasts for hours. Furthermore, e.l.f. has infused the product with tea tree and vitamins A and E to ensure your complexion remains not just looking pore-free and rejuvenated but achieves healthy luminosity too.
Tea tree has been used for thousands of years due to its many benefits for the skin such as its antiseptic capabilities. Tea tree can reach deep into pores to remove dreaded toxins that cause clogging (of which is responsible for bacteria growth, blemishes and of course those pesky enlarged pores). Its anti-inflammatory qualities help to speed up the healing process, can treat dry skin and offers just about every anti-property there is (i.e. antibacterial, antifungal, antimicrobial, antiseptic and antiviral – phew!).
Proven to repair skin cell structure, vitamin A is an invaluable component for keeping your skin on top form.
This antioxidant and nutrient is a must-have ingredient in ensuring both the protection and repair of skin. This fantastic component works tremendously well for smoothing out pores, rough and uneven skin whilst simultaneously enhancing skin cell regeneration!
We love how quickly the Poreless Face Primer gets to work to create a perfect canvas for your makeup. The primer feels luxurious and super lightweight, glides on seamlessly and enables easy makeup application. Large pores appear much-reduced and even fine lines seem harder to spot. At just £12.50, this product is a steal!
e.l.f. Poreless Face primer is available to view and buy at: www.elfcosmetics.co.uk