Looking for clearer skin and tighter pores? Check out these new acne fighting and pore refining products.
Bioderma Sébium Pore Refiner ($29.95 CAD/30ml) This multipurpose product from Bioderma prevents blemishes, tightens pores, evens skin texture, matifies skin, and even performs beautifully as a makeup primer. I’ve been using this to spot treat my nose, (where I’m prone to whiteheads), for a few weeks with excellent results. My nose has stayed clear and my pores are tighter. Available at drugstores and Murale.
- Fluidactiv® exclusive patented complex regulates sebum keeping pores clear and fighting off blemishes.
- Agaric acid tightens pores and refines the skin texture.
- Anti-oxidants preserve the skin’s natural radiance.
Vichy Normaderm Cleansing Mattifying Foam ($19.95 CAD/150ml) uses an optimal concentration of salicylic acid to exfoliate and eliminates impurities leaving skin with a long lasting matte finish. The formula is targeted at both oily and sensitive skin types. Available at drugstores.
Vichy Normaderm BB Clear Anti-Acne Unifying Beauty Balm with Salicylic Acid ($19.85 CAD/40ml) allows you to treat blemishes while you conceal them. The formula provides natural looking coverage while mattifying with Kaolin and Silica, and treating and preventing blemishes with 2% Salicylic Acid and anti-bacterial and sebum-regulating Zinc.
Available in Light and Medium. Available at drugstores.
NeoStrata Acne Clear and Glycolic Renewal System – This range of products from NeoStrata effectively cleanses, clears, and renews skin with effective and non-irritating non-comedogenic, paraben-free ingredients. Step 1 is the Acne Cear Clarifying Gel Cleanser ($24.50 CAD/200ml) with 2% Salicylic Acid to unclog pores. Step 2 continues to clear pores with the Acne Clear Clarifying Solution ($29.50 CAD/200ml) with 2% Salicylic Acid. Follow with one of the Step 3 oil-free Glycolic Renewal Smoothing Lotions ($39 CAD/50ml) with either 5% Glycol Acid Encapsulated (for sensitive skin) or 10% Glycolic Acid to moisturize and exfoliate to renew skin. Available at drugstores.
StriVectin Advanced Retinol Pore Refiner ($109 CAD/50 ml) This anti-aging moisturizer is lightweight making it perfect for blemish prone skin. It delivers both instant and long-term visible pore reduction and refines skin tone and texture while delivering superior age fighting benefits. StriVectin’s Patented NIA-114™ technology nourishes the moisture barrier to provide visible age fighting benefits without the sensitivity that is common to Retinol use. Available at Murale this month although I don’t see it on their website just yet.
Juice Beauty Blemish Clearing Toner Pads ($32 CAD) These bamboo pads, (which you use after cleansing), are saturated with pore clarifying ingredients. The powerful solution contains:
- Salicylic Acid from Willow Bark to exfoliate, clear pores, and manage oil.
- Witch Hazel tightens pores.
- Vitamin B3 and licorice root evens skintone.
- Vitamin C and organic apple, lemon and grape acids brighten.
- Cucumber Extract and Organic Aloe Juice to soothe.
Avon Clearskin Blemish Clearing Overnight Treatment ($7.99 CAD/50ml) This 2% salicylic acid cream can be used as both a spot treatment for existing blemishes (this is how I’ve been using it) or all over the face as an overnight treatment to prevent future breakouts without drying out skin.
Do any of these products sound like they might be good additions to your skincare routine?
Product provided for my consideration. All reviews are always my own honest and unbiased opinions.