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Products to shrink pores??


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#Post 1 of 13 OFFLINE   corky_ake

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Posted 16 March 2010 - 05:48 PM

My mom has asked me to help her find a product that will shrink/reduce her pores. She's 43 and has visibly large pores especially on her cheeks and around her nose. I read something about products with retinol in them??

Anyone have any recommendations for her?

#Post 2 of 13 OFFLINE   magosienne

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Posted 16 March 2010 - 06:41 PM

I read retinol could be used to shrink pores, but it's a strong product, so maybe a derm would know how to use it.

#Post 3 of 13 OFFLINE   Dragonfly

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Posted 16 March 2010 - 11:33 PM

If she goes to her family doctor, she can get a prescription of either .01 or .02 Stieva Vitamin A acid gel (or cream). This is the Canadian version of Retin A.
They both have the active ingredient called Tretinoin, which will help her.
A tube costs $18 in Ontario.

#Post 4 of 13 OFFLINE   Ingrid

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Posted 18 March 2010 - 12:30 PM

retinol can help her, it will renew and give her younger looking skin. if you want something less intense, you can pick it up at any drug stores, but if you want something more intense you need to see a dermatologist.
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#Post 5 of 13 OFFLINE   MiCHELLE_MUA

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Posted 18 March 2010 - 12:36 PM

Help Me by Philosophy has the strongest percentage of retinol in it that can be sold without a prescription, I am currently using it for my pores and its working great.

#Post 6 of 13 OFFLINE   corky_ake

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Posted 18 March 2010 - 01:30 PM

Originally Posted by MiCHELLE_MUA View Post
Help Me by Philosophy has the strongest percentage of retinol in it that can be sold without a prescription, I am currently using it for my pores and its working great.
Oh really? That's awesome, she doesn't want to go see the doctor about it if she doesn't have to. So I'll tell her about this!! Thank you

#Post 7 of 13 OFFLINE   SephoraGirlie

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Posted 21 March 2010 - 07:37 PM

Philosophy also came out with a new product called Miracle Worker that is AMAZING. It is a HPR (high performance retinoid) and the best thing about it is it is great for sensitive skin! It is also easy to use they're just simple pads, just wipe them over your face then apply your moisturizer. Retinols and retinoids should be used with sunscreen and can be very intense for some people so use them sparingly. I would recommend using something like a clarisonic too. Being a girl with large pores it has been the only thing I have every used that has actually gotten rid of the majority of my blackheads, therefore reducing the appearance of my pores. Good Luck!

#Post 8 of 13 OFFLINE   HairEgo

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Posted 21 March 2010 - 07:54 PM

Originally Posted by MiCHELLE_MUA View Post
Help Me by Philosophy has the strongest percentage of retinol in it that can be sold without a prescription, I am currently using it for my pores and its working great.
Ive just recently started to notice pores that werent there before....do you apply help me before or after you moisturize?
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#Post 9 of 13 OFFLINE   Pink Swoon

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Posted 05 April 2010 - 10:39 PM

MAC has a pore minimizing product....Juicystar07 and allthatglitters 21 rave about it in their March favorites. I just checked the website and there's one there called Prep & Prime Skin Refined Zone...I think that's the one.

#Post 10 of 13 OFFLINE   marilynnsyrett

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Posted 06 April 2010 - 05:15 AM

I dont think there are any skin care products that can actually SHRINK skin pores...

#Post 11 of 13 OFFLINE   beautybuff

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Posted 07 April 2010 - 09:12 PM

Salicylic acid - a beta hydroxy acid - has the unique ability to penetrate pores. As such, it's the only ingredient that can get into the grime of enlarged pores and clean out the build-up inside. You can find it in most acne treatment products in a drugstore. Mariylnnsyrett is right, though: nothing will actually shrink pores, but things like salicylic acid will help make them appear smaller.

#Post 12 of 13 OFFLINE   reesesilverstar

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Posted 08 April 2010 - 02:16 AM

Good info in here. THanks ladies!
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#Post 13 of 13 OFFLINE   federico Calce

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Posted 08 April 2010 - 05:58 AM

Faces have that flawless, radiant glow about them. Achieving this complexion could be as easy as unclogging your pores to release the dirt and debris. Although it isn't possible to permanently shrink pores, reducing their appearance is a realistic goal. Taking the right steps to clean and maintain your pores will make your skin feel healthy and look vibrant.