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7 Beauty Products That Unclog & Tighten Pores

#1: Lancome Visionnaire Advanced Skin Corrector, $135
This intensive serum uses a unique molecule ingredient, LR 2412, that’s reportedly able to penetrate all layers of skin to target all signs of ageing, including enlarged pores due to sagging. Meant to regenerate the epidermis and restructure the dermis, it promises firmer, tighter, finer skin.  #2: Arcona Tabula Rasa Pads, $44, Sephora
These exfoliating pads are soaked with a blend of lactic acid, grape seed extract and witch hazel to dissolve impurities in pores and keep skin bacteria-free, while supposedly stimulating cell renewal. Bonus: They also treat pimples, ingrown hairs and razor burn. #3: Kate Somerville ExfoliKate Cleanser Daily Foaming Wash, price unavailable, Sephora
Prevent blackheads with this gentle, non-drying and sulphate-free cleanser. It’s formulated with AHAs and fruit enzymes to clear sebum and dead cell build-up on the surface, promising a finer and softer skin texture. #4: Estelle & Thild Biocleanse Deep Cleansing Detox Mask, price unavailable, Sephora
Bentonite clay is said to draw out impurities and toxins, while the calming effects of bioflavonoid-rich black elderflower extract supposedly decongests pores, reduces inflammation, and treats acne for clearer, smoother skin. #5: Laneige Mini Pore Blurring Tightener, $52
This quick fix has mint water and pine needle extract to hydrate skin while controlling sebum production, and can be applied on its own, as the last step in your skincare routine, or under makeup. Both a treatment and primer, it also contains pigments that mask the appearance of large pores with a soft-focus, blurring effect. #6: Origins Original Skin Renewal Serum with Willowherb, $78
Created to target the skin woes of 20-somethings whose pores have already been enlarged by puberty and have started to face the effects of gravity. The botanical blend, which includes chestnut seed extract and willowherb, promises to boost cell turnover and refine skin’s texture, while optic pigments cosmetically blur the appearance of pores for instant smoothness. #7: Innisfree Super Volcanic Clay Mousse Mask, $29
With a fine mousse texture, this mask claims to allow micro-sized particles of sebum-busting volcanic clay to penetrate pores and clear the gunk out. It also boasts a complex of AHAs and BHAs to dissolve whiteheads, blackheads and surface impurities. Meant to be used once a week, it’s best for oily skin types with stubborn pore problems as the formula can be a tad drying.   Like this? This IPL facial helps to treat breakouts and clogged pores.