As you get older your pores get larger. A sad but true fact. It doesn't look very nice and it is hard to conceal. If you happen to be one of those people with very oily skin or had bad acne, your pores will probably look even worse.
I had oily skin and acne until I was in my mid-20's, so my pores are noticeable. After I turned 40, I have noticed many different changes in my skin and did not like it. So many products say they reduce pore size, but I have not used any that seem to do that at all.
Thanks to Strivectin that has changed since they have a product to help make pores appear smaller and less noticeable called Advanced Retinol Pore Refiner. It is a lightweight lotion that can be used daily. It is supposed to make skin feel smoother, softer, minimize oil and shine, make pores feel tighter, and improve pores appearance.
It does leave your skin looking matte and doesn't peel or flake like makeup can. It is super easy to use: you apply it all over your face in the morning and night, after cleansing and moisturizing.
It does have a light scent and soaks in very quickly. After applying you immediately notice that there is no shine and it feels smooth. It feels the same as when you use a primer. I did get a few pimples after using and my forehead seemed to be more oily at the end of the day.
I did see a small difference in pore size, but I only used it once a day instead of two times. Maybe it would be different if I used it more. I like some of the natural ingredients used in this pore refiner, such as willow bark extract, apple fruit extract and ginger root extract.
This is what the company says about this product:
A lightweight daily pore-minimizing lotion and anti-aging moisturizer with Retinol that delivers both instant and long-term visible pore reduction. 96% of subjects had an immediate improvement in visible pore size after a single application. Patented NIA-114™ technology nourishes the moisture barrier to provide visible age-fighting efficacy as it limits the sensitivity common to Retinol use. The powerfully effective blend purifies and refines both skin tone and texture while delivering superior age-fighting benefits.
A 1.7 fl. oz. pump tube retails for $99 and should last for months since a few small drops will cover your whole face. Where can you buy this product? At department stores nationwide and online. You can find out more on their website at strivectin.com and follow them on social media: