The 10 Products You Need to Shrink Your Pores

Your pores can get trapped with dirt, oil and makeup, causing them to expand and become more visible. Although there’s no permanent fix for large pores just yet, you can temporarily shrink them to give your complexion a better overall look. Turn to these highly effective products for a little skin-care help. 

 

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Natura Bissé Diamond White Glowing Mask 

Why It Works: Smaller-looking pores come easy with this ultracreamy mask that contains pomegranate extract (a natural source of inflammation-fighting ellagic acid) to promote balanced, luminous skin. It’s lightly scented with hints of lavender and feels cool and refreshing on contact, plus, it leaves skin feeling oh-so soft. $90, barneys.com

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TULA Purifying Face Cleanser

Why It Works: Packed with probiotic technology, which helps defend skin against bad-for-you bacteria that can lead to breakouts and large pores, this foaming face wash is gentle (you can use it on your eyes) yet powerful enough to remove every bit of daily grime. $25, qvc.com

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Le Mieux Skin Perfecter

Why It Works: A must-have for anyone with less-than-perfect skin, this high-tech, easy-to-use device utilizes ultrasonic waves to cleanse, exfoliate and extract imperfections from your pores, as well as infuse skin-care treatments for a flawless-looking finish. Use it for three minutes, three times a week on wet skin—the micromassage effect feels supergentle yet effective. $225, skinperfecter.com

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Philosophy Total Matteness

Why It Works: Camouflage large pores and oily skin with this milky, mattifying serum that uses natural bamboo extract to soak up excess sebum and salicylic acid to remove dull dead skin cells. We also like that it blends seamlessly into skin, and the scent is so light, you can hardly smell it. $41, philosophy.com

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Perricone MD Intensive Pore Treatment

Why It Works: Great for oily and acne-prone skin types, this acid-based treatment—it includes alpha lipoic and salicylic acids—was designed to address the causes of enlarged pores, rather than just masking them with a quick fix. It minimizes breakouts and excess oil while achieving a visible reduction in pore size with continued use. $75, perriconemd.com

 

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Benefit POREfessional: Agent Zero Shine

Why It Works: Twist off the built-in brush and swipe this shine-minimizing powder onto skin to instantly create a matte effect, smoother-looking complexion and reduced appearance of inflamed pores. $30, benefitcosmetics.com

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Shiseido IBUKI Multi Solution Gel

Why It Works: Clogged pores are one of the primary causes of breakouts, and they don’t stand a chance against this salicylic acid–based gel, which works to minimize pores, redness and blemishes for a clear, spot-free complexion. $38, shiseido.com

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Dermadoctor Kakadu C Amethyst Clay Detox Mask

Why It Works: Draw out pore-clogging impurities with this ultradetoxifying mask that relies on magnesium-rich amethyst clay to absorb bacteria without removing your skin’s natural oils that help it remain healthy. The bonus: Vitamin C–packed kakadu plum pumps antioxidants into your skin for added free-radical protection. $58, dermadoctor.com

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Dr. Jart+ Pore Medic Pore Minish Serum

Why It Works: Apply two to three pumps of this lightweight, acid-free serum twice a day and watch as your pores become smaller and your skin becomes less oily over time. The bottom line: This gentle formula will leave your skin feeling softer and looking more refined for a more beautiful appearance. $40, sephora.com

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Eve Lom Dynaspot

Why It Works: Formulated with a balanced blend of natural antibacterial extracts and blemish-busting salicylic acid, this lightweight spot treatment features a universal skin tint that easily blends into skin under or over makeup. Plus, it doesn’t overdry skin, which many acne products often do. $34, sephora.com

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  • Rosa
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    I really recommend TULA Purifying Face Cleanser! It's a fantastic product.