4 raved products for open pores

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Everybody with oily skin (or not) has issues with enlarged pores. From my own experience I know that finding a product that really works is a pain the the….aaaa….back. The biggest inconvenient is the price. Serums to treat (if you can say that) open pores cost quite a lot and their not so quick to show results. I’ve searched the web and found the most raved products for enlarged pores at this moment and these are my top 4 picks:


1)  Dermadoctor Pore Therapy Duo

Dermadoctor offers the Pore Therapy Duo Kit, with  the best seller Picture Perfect Pore Minimizing Solution (40$) and Physical Chemistry (75$).  I always welcome the idea of a kit especially when the pore serum comes with an exfoliator, I think this is the ideal approach to making your pores less visible.

Physical Chemistry contains microbeads and AHA that have the role to clean and prepare your skin for the intake of the serum (treatment) Picture Perfect Pore Minimizing Serum. The products were featured in Allure, Elle,  Woman’s Wear Daily, OK! and GoodHousekeeping and they are on the list of most craved products of beauty lovers, including myself.


2)  Doctor Brandt  Pores No More Pore Refiner

From all those “doctor” brands this one caught my eye because it seems to be everywhere there’s a “best product for open pores” article. Pores No More Pore Refiner (45$) is a must-have for Gwyneth Paltrow who declares:

Dr. Brandt’s pores no more pore refiner is my secret to having closeup ready skin.  It shrinks the size of pores and refines the skin, it is brilliant!

The product is formulated without Sulfates, Synthetic Fragrances, Synthetic Dyes, Petrochemicals and Phthalates and it is most suitable to use under make-up, as a primer.

They actually conducted an inhouse small research (on 12 women) from which 60% of the women reported reduction in the appearance of pores and 80% less shine. This product looks like something I would be interested in.


3)  Equalizing Serum by Renee Rouleau

Equalizing Serum (25.50$) is a treatment product designed to go well under make-up. Its purpose is to make your skin smoother when you put on foundation so that wrinkles and enlarged pores don’t become even more visible when applying make-up. All their products are formulated without parabens, dyes or artificial colors. It contains Ceramides, Borage Oil and Silicone Blend for a smooth texture.

What I like most about this product is that it has a more realistic presentation. I am normally sceptical about products for enlarged pores and when I see that Equalizing Serum doesn’t “cure your large pores” like other brands state, this gives me the confidence to actually try it and expect a down-to-earth result rather than a fantasy.

4)  Pericone MD Intensive Pore Minimizer

The Intensive Pore Minimizer (55$) looks like an extremely interesting product because it is supposed to treat 3 main things in the same time: exfoliates the build-up of dead skin cells, firms up the walls of the pore and absorbs the oils from the skin. All these actions generate an instant visible result an makes pores appear smaller.

I don’t know about this theory but I’ve heard a lot of good opinions, starting with this one about the product. However, when I saw that the product contains SD Alcohol I slowly turned 180 degrees from it. Maybe it’s just my mania talking!

Are you using one of these products? Leave a comment and  tell us if you like it or not, I’d love to know.

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  1. Olga

    October 29, 2012 at 2:29 pm

    Dr. Brandt Pores No More is a great product, works perfectly for other skin types as well. It makes pores visibly smaller without drying out skin. Love it.

  2. Livia

    October 29, 2012 at 2:51 pm

    I’ve just read your review and it looks like a wonderful product to use. Thanks for stepping by.

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