Having oily skin means not only battling the constant sheen and tendency to break out, it also means dealing with enlarged pores. All of these issues perpetually conspire against smooth skin. Thankfully, beauty companies began to introduce pore refining treatments.
The latest one to take a shot at overcoming the look of enlarged pores is GoodSkin Labs’ Z-Pore Instant Pore Refiner. This product promises to instantly refine the look of pores, control oil and reduce shine to leave skin flawless. It works by combining special silicone polymers and optical diffusers to instantly reduce the look of pores and provide a soft matte finish to the skin. Well this sounds like everything I want and need …so on it goes (after cleansing, of course).
The first product claim does not exaggerate. It does literally go to work instantly, drying up immediately on contact with my skin. This is not necessarily a good thing because it causes flakes. Pores do shrink, though, so it’s promising. I proceed to apply an oil-free moisturizer. That does the trick and gets rid of the flakes providing a smooth, properly hydrated base for make-up. After that goes on, the all day test drive begins.
Overall, it performs well at reducing the look of pores and does help to keep shine levels lower than usual, but doesn’t totally get rid of it because at the end of the day, oil began to seep through (I have extremely oily skin so it may work better for those whose skin is less oily). Overall the product did a good job.
Z-Pore Instant Pore Refiner is available now exclusively at Kohl’s Department Stores nationwide and Kohls.com for a suggested retail price of $24.50.
So tell us, what products do you use to minimize the look of large pores? Post a comment below.
– by Michelle Kuo
Check out our review of more GoodSkin Labs skincare products HERE.
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