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Pore shrinker, mumsnet recommends...?

(13 Posts)
YouMeddlingKids Sat 18-Mar-17 09:09:12

Hi, I'm sure there was something a few weeks ago in one of the mumsnet emails about some kind of primer (I think) that was cheap and great for minimising/clearing pores especially on/around the nose? Have scrolled back on s&b but can't find the thread it came from, and seem to have deleted email. Anyone remember it? (or can recommend something cheapish and effective?) thanks!

Dulcimena Sat 18-Mar-17 09:42:30

Paula's choice 2% BHA maybe?

Kennington Sat 18-Mar-17 09:44:35

Vichy normaderm water lotion in green bottle. Magic all gone after 5 days of use. I now use once per week.
Clinique green bottle pore solutions hydrater to maintain the matte texture all day.

neveradullmoment99 Sat 18-Mar-17 12:09:54

glycolic pads from nip and fab smile

WhooooAmI24601 Sat 18-Mar-17 13:33:46

Paula's Choice is better than Nip'n'Fab and Pixi Glow.

YouMeddlingKids Sat 18-Mar-17 15:26:14

Thanks for your replies! None of these ring a bell, I think it more like a primer than a cleanser but maybe I'm wrong. I have the nip and fab pads but find them a bit harsh, maybe will just use on t-zone. Will have a Google of the other suggestions, thanks

Dulcimena Sat 18-Mar-17 18:12:37

Not the one in this link? The Paula's Choice is the only one that vaguely meets your description:

BestIsWest Sat 18-Mar-17 18:54:19

Neither a primer or a cleanser but I use Liz Earle Brightening Face mask once a week and find it really good for shrinking pores.

BestIsWest Sat 18-Mar-17 18:54:32


Botanicbaby Sat 18-Mar-17 19:29:08

Wasn't it maybelline's Baby Skin primer you read about on here?

Instead of the rather pricier, but good, porefessional from Benefit.

YouMeddlingKids Sat 18-Mar-17 19:29:35

Oh thank you dulcie I'd totally misremembered most of the details but yes that's the one as I recognise the quotes 😀
Thanks best too I'll take a look at that one as well.

YouMeddlingKids Sat 18-Mar-17 19:30:17

Thanks botanic maybelline is more my price range!

Botanicbaby Sun 19-Mar-17 14:29:24

Youmeddlingkids it's not a primer but if you use an astringent like witch hazel (diluted or sparingly on cotton wool pad) that is supposed to help close pores and smooth skin. It's also available as a gel in boots. It's very inexpensive smile

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