Contrary to popular belief, there's no magical product that will make your pores completely disappear. What you can do, however, is to find skincare and makeup products that will help hide them and make your skin look smooth and flawless.
The secret? Keep your pores clean so they're less apparent. You can do so by choosing a skincare regimen that will firm up your skin and a makeup routine that blurs and conceals large pores. From cleansers to exfoliators and setting powders, here are 10 pore-minimizing beauty finds you need on your radar:
HEIMISH All Clean Balm, P850, Beautymnl
The first step to achieving a pore-free complexion is ensuring that your face is completely clean every night. This oil-based cleanser easily removes every trace of makeup so you're sure that there is no unwanted residue clogging your pores. Its gentle formula is perfect for sensitive skin, too!
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APRIL SKIN Magic Stone in Black, P400, Althea
A cult-favorite, the Magic Stone is a two-in-one product that can be used as a mild cleanser and mask. The black version is made with a blend of nourishing ingredients: fresh green mud that draws out dirt, charcoal that detoxifies, shea butter that deeply moisturizes, and hyaluronic acid that keeps your skin supple and hydrated.
INNISFREE Super Volcanic Pore Clay Mask, P650, Beautymnl
At least once a week, treat your congested skin to a clay mask that purifies and draws out the impurities that clog your pores. This best-selling mask contains Jeju volcanic clusters that promise to control sebum production and minimize the appearance of pores. Plus, it leaves you with a visibly brighter complexion.
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W. LAB Black Kill Pore Cleaner, P720, Althea
Say goodbye to painful nose strips and go for this easy-to-use pore cleaner that targets stubborn blackheads. It's made with charcoal that absorbs dirt, seawater extract that balances skin, and menthol for a cool and refreshed sensation. The best part is its handy brush tip that gently clears all the gunk sitting in your pores.
NEOGEN Bio-Peel Gauze Peeling Wine, P1000, Beautymnl
These exfoliating pads gently (but effectively) slough away dead skin cells, leaving you with noticeably fresh and clean skin. Its star ingredients are resveratrol, a powerful antioxidant that prevents hyperpigmentation and wrinkles, and lactic acid that deeply penetrates into congested pores. All you need to do is swipe this across your skin—perfect for all the lazy folks out there!
THE ORDINARY Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1%, P680, Beautymnl
The Ordinary's well-loved serum boasts a high concentration of niacinamide or Vitamin B3, which is known to reduce the appearance of pores, uneven skin tone, and dullness, while balancing oil production. Zinc, on the other hand, helps reduce the appearance of fine lines. The serum is safe enough to be used twice a day and with other skincare products except those that contain vitamin C so they don't cancel each other out.
BECCA Backlight Priming Filter, P1943, Sephora.ph
This lightweight primer is like an instant IG filter for your face, promising a luminous, your-skin-but-better glow no matter your skin type. It glides over enlarged pores, creating a smooth and silky canvas that helps your makeup last all day.
ARITAUM Pore Master Sebum Control Primer, P395, Althea
This primer instantly fills in pores and fine lines upon application. It also contains added benefits, like green tea extract that soothes redness and irritation, as well as micro-fine powder that absorbs oil and gives you a shine-free complexion.
SLEEK MakeUP Lifeproof Foundation, P795, SM Beauty
Keep sweat and oil at bay with a foundation that promises to withstand humid weather. Its oil-free formula has soft-focus powder that effectively blurs imperfections and visible pores, while giving you medium-to-full coverage that combats shine and caking.
MAYBELLINE Fit Me Matte + Poreless Powder, P399, Robinson's Department Store
Maybelline's face powder is a godsend, whether you're setting your makeup or touching up while on the go. Its long-lasting formula won't sink into your pores so your face looks fresh and flawless all day, even in the unbearable summer heat.
*This story originally appeared on Spot.ph. Minor edits have been made by the Preview.ph editors.