My pores aren’t exactly at the top of my list of skin issues, but ever so often I’ll take a close look and realize that maybe I should give them a little extra attention. When I had one such moment a few weeks ago, I didn’t have to reach far or pilfer through the beauty closet because I just happened to receive StriVectin’s new Advanced Retinol Pore Refiner just the day before.
Designed to target both enlarged pores and unwanted shine, this lightweight lotion harnesses the power of retinol to whip your pores into shape. If you’re thinking, whoa, I don’t want to deal with the dryness or flaking associated with retinol, breathe easy because this pore perfector is formulated with NIA-114 (a form of skin-soothing niacinamide) and hydrating ingredients so you don’t have to worry about that.
What I wasn’t expecting? The directions telling me to use it as the very last step in my skincare regimen, since that’s usually where my sunscreen comes in. But, once I took StriVectin’s advice, I loved the smooth, fresh look and feel of my skin, even before applying makeup! (I’m not alone here… 96% of users agreed their skin was smoother and softer, 88% said the product helps minimize oil and shine throughout the day, 92% felt their pores were tighter and 88% saw improvement in the appearance of enlarged pores.)
And as for my pores, it’s been a few weeks since I’ve actually seen them… Do I miss them? Not a bit!