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Any recommendations for a good pore minimiser?

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moosemama Tue 05-Jul-11 20:41:49

I am in the process of attempting a long-overdue, minor make-over for myself.

Am finally losing weight and getting fit, wearing my hair down and styling it a bit rather than constantly having it tied back, wearing a bit of make-up and being careful with my skincare routine.

My skin has improved a lot, wrinkles have reduced, overall texture is better and people have commented on how clear and glowy my skin is looking - but, I have developed large pores on my nose and chin that really bother me.

Does anyone have any recommendations for a good product to deal with this?

ButWhyIsTheGinGone Tue 05-Jul-11 20:46:21

I know it's not specifically for the job but if it's skin care you're after I totally recommend Bodyshop seaweed face serum stuff and the accompanying seaweed mask. Totally mattifying and smeel really refreshing. Your foundation goes on so evenly and smoothly after.

CDMforever Tue 05-Jul-11 20:47:54

Hi Moosemama, your makeover sounds very exciting. Well Done you.
I use L'Oreal's Studio Secrets Primer. It comes in a small glass jar - I'm only telling you that as I'm not completely certain of its name!
Its very good at minimising my nose pores.Not so good on the chin.
I apply after moisturiser before foundation.
Another cheaper version is Avon's Magix. Its good but not quite as good IMO.

TattyDevine Tue 05-Jul-11 20:49:08

Try one of the "pore filler" pollyfilla type primers. Body shop do one. Bareminerals do one called "prime time". Benefit "porefessional". Clinique do one (the name escapes me). Go to the counter in the department store and try it properly - ideally come away with a sample to try at home.

A chemical peel, if you fancy something more hard core, can be effective too.

moosemama Tue 05-Jul-11 21:00:09

Gosh you ladies are fast! grin Thank you for replying.

I don't wear proper foundation - just tinted moisturiser. Would these primers and serums still work or do I need to switch to a full-on foundation to hide these pores?

Chemical peel sounds scary - although I did use the Dermalogica Daily Resurfacer that worked really well. Can't afford it at the moment though.

I have a vague recollection that I used to buy some sort of refining potion that you put on overnight when I was young and hormonal, but can't for the life of me remember what it was called. confused

Has anyone heard of Clinique Pore Refining Solution? I have a feeling the one I had years ago may have been clinique.

TattyDevine Tue 05-Jul-11 21:04:10

If Dermologica Daily Resurfacer (that's the little mits innit?) worked, then AHA's are suitable for you, in which case check out Paula's Choice AHA products this for instance

Try the Clinique by all means, I think they are guaranteed if recommended to you by one of the ladies, so sidle up to a counter and say "what about these here pores eh?" and see what they say.

mosschops30 Tue 05-Jul-11 21:06:26

I read 'recommendations for a good prime minister'

12 hours in work obviously taking its toll grin

TattyDevine Tue 05-Jul-11 21:08:46


moosemama Tue 05-Jul-11 21:22:04

grin at prime minister.

Thank you TattyDevine. That's a lot cheaper than Dermalogica. Might have to wait until I come back off holiday though if I don't want to end up looking like a rather fetching burned beetroot. I used to love the way the Dermalogica one got rid of my melasma as well as generally improving the overall texture of my skin and reducing my wrinkles, so if its as good as that I'll be really pleased.

I am not brave enough to go up to any of the skincare/make-up counters - those ladies terrify me. blush

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