8 Products to Make Your Pores Look Smaller

October 26, 2022
Alanna Martine Kilkeary
By: Alanna Martine Kilkeary | skincare.com by L'Oréal
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We know having textured skin is normal, but we also understand why you might want to minimize the look of large pores for a smoother canvas under your makeup. While you can’t change the size of your pores, which depends on factors like genetics, skin type, exposure to the sun and aging, there are products out there that can shrink their appearance. From toners to moisturizers and more, read on for our favorite pore-minimizing products

Youth to the People Kombucha + 10% AHA Power Exfoliant

This potent exfoliant combines 7% lactic and 3% glycolic acids to revitalize the look of dull skin and improve the appearance of dark spots overtime. It also has hydrating ingredients like glycerin and arginine to ensure that your skin won’t dry out.


Garnier Green Labs Canna-B Pore Perfecting Serum Cream Fragrance Free SPF 30

This three-in-one formula (it’s a serum, moisturizer and broad-spectrum sunscreen) contains cannabis sativa seed oil and niacinamide to help balance the skin and target enlarged pores. It’s fast-absorbing and non-comedogenic.


Thayers Natural Remedies Blemish Clearing Toner

When pores are clogged, they can appear larger. Keep them clear with a salicylic acid toner like this one. It also contains tea tree oil, witch hazel and aloe vera to further target breakouts and excess oil.

La Roche-Posay Effaclar Anti-Aging Pore Minimizer Face Serum

This serum gently exfoliates skin with glycolic and lipo-hydroxy-acids to unclog pores. It also contains hyaluronic acid to help smooth skin and target fine lines.


NYX Professional Makeup Pore Filler Targeted Stick

Swipe this primer on before makeup to instantly mattify and blur pores and fine lines. The targeted shape allows you to zero in on areas where your pores appear particularly large, such as the T-zone and underneath the eye area.


YSL Beauty Nu Blotting Lotion

Mattify your skin pre-makeup with this primer that controls shine and minimizes the appearance of large pores. It contains salicylic acid to gently exfoliate and limonette extract to tighten pores without drying out the skin.


INNBEAUTY Project Down to Tone Resurfacing Acid Toner

There’s a reason why this formula has won awards — it combines six acids plus niacinamide to help even out skin texture and give you clarified skin. Large pores, begone!


Milk Makeup Pore Eclipse Mattifying & Blurring Makeup Primer

Blur large pores with this primer option that can be used on its own or under makeup. We love that this formula has a non-sticky, lightweight consistency and manages to smooth skin and help improve uneven texture.


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