Best pore tightening products

There are various concerns we have with our faces: wrinkles, acne, redness, dryness, oiliness, and an annoying mix of the two, and we can’t forget about large, visible pores. Even the perfect Plastic Regina George admitted that her “pores are huge” in Mean Girls. If you think your pores look like mini sinkholes, there are products that will help them look less visible. And I’m not just talking about foundation. There are products that are specifically designed to target enlarged pores, from serums to polishes to primers.

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Here are 12 pore minimizing products that will make your pores look invisible:

1. Photo Finish Oil Free Foundation Pore Minimizing Primer (Smashbox)

If you don’t want to add another product to your skincare routine, swap your regular primer for a pore-minimizing one. If you have oily skin, this one also helps keep your face shine-free.

2. Precision Lifting & Pore-Tightening Concentrate (Kiehl’s)

As we age, our pores tend to become more enlarged because our skin is no longer able to bounce back the way it used to. This powerful product lifts and tightens skin and shrinks pores. It’s pricey, but you only need to use a drop.

3. Pore Refining Solutions Instant Perfector (Clinique)

Make your pores look teeny tiny with this product. It’s sweat and humidity-proof, so there’s no need to worry about midday touch-ups. It also comes in three different shades so that you can get the most natural finish.

4. Pore Minimalist Mask (Dr. Jart+)

If there’s one thing to know about Korean skincare, it’s that you can’t go wrong with a sheet mask. This one is made with charcoal, spearmint extract, and arginine, which all work to tighten pores and give you a clearer complexion.

5. Pores No More Pore Refiner Primer (Dr. Brandt)

This primer prolongs the wear of your makeup, blurs fine lines and imperfections, and keeps your skin matte. It is also sweat and humidity-proof, so you don’t have to worry about looking for a different product in the warmer weather.

6. Pore Reform Skin Smoothing Polish (Murad)

Don’t let primers and serums do all the work; choose a cleanser or scrub that cleans out your pores. The exfoliating beads remove any gunk from your pores, while the cinnamon and witch hazel extracts tighten them.

7. Pore Refining Moisturizer (Neutrogena)

You don’t need 11 different face products in your morning routine. Smooth out enlarged pores while you moisturize your face with this multipurpose product.

8. Diorskin Pore Minimizer (Dior)

The name pretty much says it all. This primer adapts to your skin tone and smooths your skin’s appearance and texture (read: bye-bye visible pores). You may not even need to bother with foundation if you use this.

9. Oil-Free Pore Refining Grease Relief Cleansing Cloths (Ole Henriksen)

This is the perfect lazy girl beauty product. Just rub the cloth over your face, and it will exfoliate your skin and get rid of dead skill cells, grease, and pore-clogging dirt.

10. Charcoal Pore Minimizer (Bioré)

Dirt and oil can make your pores look larger. This product contains deep-cleaning charcoal, which removes the impurities, helping to make your pores look less noticeable.

11. Total Matteness Pore Control Serum (Philosophy)

If you love a pun-tastic name, as well as flawless matte complexion, this is the product for you. The serum absorbs excess oil and helps pores to perform a disappearing act. As the bottle says, “Now you see them, now you don’t.”

12. Youth Code Texture Perfector Pore Vanisher (L’Oréal)

This superhero product works in two ways: 1. It instantly blurs pores, making them look invisible 2. With continued use, it will actually shrink the size of your pores.


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