Bigger pores are either part of genes or an aftermath of severe breakouts. You know, when you try to squeeze/pop these annoying zits and it would leave a crater (I'm exaggerating lol) on your face? I know, sometimes you might not help it but you have to resist yourself because you can never bring back large pores into smaller ones. This is why, I find some products a little deceptive when they say that they can reduce the size of the pores with all these great-sounding ingredients. Maybe they could conceal, yes, but not really give a long-term effect.
So what I am going to review this time is Sooper Beaute Pore Minimizing Serum and Pore Eraser Toner.
Pore Minimizing Serum, 30g
Pore Eraser Toner, 50ml
Bought for: P330 and P250 (at 70% off)
Bought from: Sooper Beaute
Both the Pore Minimizing Serum and the Pore Eraser Toner are in a plastic bottle except the former one's with a pump dispenser. I find the packaging cute actually except they are too expensive given the size and if bought with its original price. Good thing, I got them when Sooper Beaute's on sale.
SOOPER BEAUTE PORE ERASER TONER
It smells almost like nothing and works well in hydrating the skin. It also has Witch Hazel Extract and Aloe Vera Extract known to for their moisturizing, hydrating, soothing and healing properties. To be honest, except for the ingredients, I find nothing special about it.
SOOPER BEAUTE PORE MINIMIZING SERUM
Pore Minimizing Serum is a treatment that regulates oil, evenly distributing it to your skin. It refines visible pores and prevents breakouts without drying your skin too much. It also provides a smooth canvass for a perfect makeup base. It has active ingredients like Hibiscus Flower Extract, Witchhazel Extract, Collagen and Vitamin C.
First thing, I have no idea how concentrated of active ingredients these products are. It smells almost like nothing too just like the toner but unlike it, you will feel that the serum is working.
It has a gel-like consistency, lightweight but sticky on first minute upon application which subsides, however, on the succeeding minutes. It provides an oil-free surface without drying the skin. It also creates a feel of thin film-like barrier on the skin which is probably a good thing because it traps makeup and other harmful pollutants and hinders them from entering the pores. It also acts as a good base under makeup, controlling excess sebum and keeping you oil-free for hours. In my case, I tend to be oil-free for two hours, thus, retouching is a must.
The only downside, however, I have for this product is that it actually break me out. Maybe because of the thin film it creates on my skin which clogs my pores. Therefore, I was only able to use it for more or less than two weeks.
OVERALL PERFORMANCE: 2/5
I know that Sooper Beaute is a brand which focuses on using natural ingredients on their products yet still transparent on their ingredients list. But again, infusing great-sounding ingredients does not mean that they yield great results too as they really vary on the skin type of an individual.
Since it clogged my pores and caused me breakouts, I don't think I would repurchase. Also, it reduces the size of pores (because of the film) temporarily upon application, but did not give me noticeable results though. On a lighter note, both the Pore Minimizing Serum and Pore Eraser Toner hydrates, soothes and moisturizes my skin well without sting. Because of its fragrance-free formulation and mild application, it's very gentle on the skin.
Remember that what might not work for me may work for you and these products deserves second chance so if you are eyeing them, go for it! You may never know if this might be the best products for you. Til my next post! Happy blogging!