(SPOT.ph) Contrary to popular belief, there’s no magical product that will actually make your pores completely disappear. (Oh, how we wish!) What you can do, however, is find skincare and makeup products that will help hide pores and make your skin look smooth and flawless.
The secret? Keep your pores clean so they’re less apparent, choose skincare that will firm up your skin, and go for makeup that promises to blur and conceal large pores. From cleansers to exfoliators and setting powders, we round up 10 pore-minimizing beauty finds you need to keep on your arsenal.
All Clean Balm (P850) from Heimish
The first step to achieving a pore-free complexion is ensuring that your face is completely clean every night. This oil-based cleanser easily removes every trace of makeup so you’re sure that there’s no unwanted residue clogging your pores. Its gentle formula is perfect for sensitive skin, too!
Magic Stone in Black (P400) by April Skin
A cult-favorite, the Magic Stone is a two-in-one product that can be used as a mild cleanser and mask. The black version is made with a blend of nourishing ingredients like fresh green mud that draws out dirt, charcoal that detoxifies, shea butter that deeply moisturizes, and hyaluronic acid that keeps your skin supple and hydrated.
Super Volcanic Pore Clay Mask (P650) from Innisfree
At least once a week, treat your congested skin to a clay mask that purifies and draws out the impurities that clog your pores. This best-selling mask contains Jeju volcanic clusters that promise to control sebum production and minimize the appearance of pores. Plus, it leaves you with a visibly brighter complexion.
Black Kill Pore Cleaner (P720) from W-Lab
Say goodbye to painful nose strips and go for this easy-to-use pore cleaner that targets stubborn blackheads. It’s made with charcoal that absorbs dirt, seawater extract that balances skin, and menthol for a cool and refreshed sensation. The best part is its handy brush tip that clears all the gunk sitting in your pores with care.
Bio-Peel Gauze Peeling Wine (P1,000) from Neogen
These exfoliating pads gently (but effectively) slough away dead skin cells, leaving you with noticeably fresh and clean skin. Its star ingredients are resveratrol, a powerful antioxidant that prevents hyperpigmentation and wrinkles, and lactic acid that deeply penetrates into congested pores. All you need to do is swipe this across your skin—perfect for all the lazy folks out there!
Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1% (P680) from The Ordinary
Don’t let this product’s name intimidate you! The Ordinary’s well-loved serum boasts a high concentration of niacinamide or Vitamin B3, which is known to reduce the appearance of pores, uneven skin, and dullness, while balancing oil production. Zinc, on the other hand, helps reduce the appearance of fine lines. The serum is safe enough to be used twice a day and with other skincare products except those that contain vitamin C so they don't cancel each other out.
Backlight Priming Filter (P1,943) from Becca
You’ll need to shell out some serious cash for this gem from Becca, but it’s popular for a very good reason! This lightweight primer is like an instant IG filter for your face, promising a luminous, your-skin-but-better glow—no matter your skin type. It glides over enlarged pores, creating a smooth and silky canvas that helps your makeup last all day.
Pore Master Sebum Control Primer (P395) from Aritaum
This primer instantly fills in pores and fine lines upon application. It also contains added benefits, like green tea extract that soothes redness and irritation, as well as micro-fine powder that absorbs oil and gives you a shine-free complexion.
Lifeproof Foundation (P795) from Sleek MakeUP
Keep sweat and oil at bay with a foundation that promises to withstand humid weather. Its oil-free formula has soft-focus powder that effectively blurs imperfections and visible pores, while giving you medium-to-full coverage that combats shine and caking.
Fit Me Matte + Poreless Powder (P399) from Maybelline
Maybelline’s powder foundation is a godsend, whether you’re setting your makeup or touching up while on the go. Its long-lasting formula won’t sink into pores so your face looks fresh and flawless all day, even in the unbearable summer heat.