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Clinique: Pore Minimiser
Clinique Pore Minimizer T-Zone Shine Control
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Clinique Pore Minimizer T-Zone Shine Control
Advantages: Makes pores look smaller
This was the first pore minimising product I ever purchased; the purchase was based on reviews I'd read elsewhere. I purchased this over a year ago from Boots for £11.50 (15ml).
(Clinique) Oil-free gel treatment that helps reduce and control excessive shine and oiliness. Skin Types: All Skin Types. Concern: Pores.
* For maximum oil-controlling benefits, apply before makeup.
* Apply throughout the day over makeup to help prevent oil breakthrough.
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You can find it in very few places only because it seems to have been discontinued :( There are an abundance of excellent reviews for it, so perhaps they'll bring back this product... :(
Isododecane, Water, Alcohol Denat, Silica, Polymethyl Methacrylate, Butylene Glycol, Cetyl PEG/PPG-10/1 Dimethicone, Polysilicone-11, Disyeardimonium Hectorite, Hamaelis Virginiana (Witch Hazel), Salicylic Acid, Lamnaria Saccharina Extract, Eugenia Caryophyllus (Clove) Flower Extract, Hydrolyzed Soy Protein, DI-C12-18 Alkyl Dimonium Chloride, Sucrose, Coconut Acid, Propylene Carbonate, Polyquaternium-10, Aluminum Starch Octenylsuccinate, Polyethylene, Sodium Salicylate, Polymethylsilses-Quioxane, Phenoxy-Ethanol.
It comes in a lilac, squishy tube that is about 9.5cm long. The cap is around 1.5cm long and is silver in colour. The tube makes it really easy to squeeze out the amount that you want, especially since it can be pretty drying if you put too much on. You get 15ml in each tube.
Whilst it may not eradicate pores, it does do what it says and reduces the appearance of them. It comes out as a translucent white cream and goes on very clear. The product smells like alcohol and can be harsh on the skin. I put only a little on the area that I want to cover since if I put just a little too much, it starts drying out my skin quite badly. Used in the amount that is suitable for my skin though, it mattes the skin very effectively. It says that it can be used under or over makeup but I've not tried this yet actually. Given that it makes the skin so matt, I would have guessed that it would make a good base. The product disappears really quickly so if you do want to use it under makeup, it doesn't take up much extra time.
The skin does seem more even with the pores looking smaller, but after a few hours, I noticed that the pores would become more visible and rear their ugly heads at me again :( I never expected it to perform miracles so I wasn't disappointed about this at all! The price is pretty OK for this product given that I've paid a bit more than £11.50 for an eyeliner, but I would want to find a product that doesn't feel so harsh on the skin in the future instead of relying on this.
A pretty effective product. I wouldn't recommend it if you want to use this for dry skin - I use this on my oily T-zone and have found that using a bit too much dries out my skin instantly to the point of even causing some flakiness = EW. Therefore it puzzles me that they would recommend it for all skin types. For oily skin it makes the skin really matt however and makes pores look smaller. You only need a tiny amount as well, so it does last quite long as well. Overall I would give it 4 stars since it is really drying if you use a little too much!
Summary: A really effective product, but can be very drying
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