What to Know About Pore-Reducing Products (A.K.A. The Biggest Thing in Skin Care Right Now)

Stefanie Lee | 19 Jun 2015

Every second it seems I get another press release or invite to an event to launch a new pore-related product. Pores, pores, pores! It's all anyone can think about right now.

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And it seems we can blame the selfie, according to Julius Few, M.D., director of the Few Institute for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery and Clinical Professor at the University of Chicago: "With the increase of definition of everyday camera found in our phones, skin clarity has never been more important. [As a result], at the Few Institute we have seen a big increase in women wanting to import the clarity of skin of the face and reduce visible pores."

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Can anything actually shrink your pore size? Not exactly, but some can help with pore appearance by plumping skin, restoring a healthy tone and helping manage skin oil, which can magnify pores, according to Dr. Few. Here, three of the newest:

Kiehl’s Dermatologist Solutions Precision Lifting and Pore-Tightening Concentrate. The idea behind this product is that it strengthens the skin's dermal epidermal junction (DEJ) to increase elasticity and firmness to tighten everything, including your pores.

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BeautyRx by Dr. Schultz Dermstick for Pores. This overnight treatment contains glycolic acid, pumpkin seed extract, tea tree oil, and other powerful ingredients that keep pores unclogged and help enhance skin tone while managing oil.

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Benefit POREfessional License to Blot, a blotting stick that claims to mattify shine for up to six hours. In a small panel of testers, 97 percent said it helped minimized the look of press over seven days.

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DR Celine Leong, Astique Clinic
Pore Toning Laser, $350
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Intracell, from $300 onwards
INTRAcel combines microneedling with radiofrequency and fractional resurfacing, this cutting-edge procedure with little downtime is effective for sagging skin, jowls, lines and wrinkles, large and open pores, acne and acne scarring and stretch marks/scarring.
Revlite, $350 for 1 session
Revlite laser is ideal for the treatment of skin pigmentation, wrinkles, fine lines, aging skin, enlarged pores (as pore minimizer), and sun damage, and is effective to rejuvenate and refresh skin in the treatment area, firming skin and minimizing pores while offering a smoother texture and more even tone overall.
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