This refreshing formula has cinnamon bark and burnet root extract that help absorb excess oil on skin’s surface, while minimising the appearance of pores without stripping away essential moisture.
#2: Laneige Mini Pore Waterclay Mask, $38
With Shinan mud clay mixed into its moisture gel cream base, this removes excess oil and tightens pores. It also has mint water that reportedly strengthens skin’s moisture barrier, and pine needle extract to control sebum production.
A natural marine extract gets rid of excess sebum and clogged pores, while salicylic acid purifies and treats blemishes.
#5: Kiehl’s Rare Earth Deep Pore Cleansing Masque, $47
This clay mask helps to gently draw out the oil, dirt and toxins that build up within pores, detoxifying skin to leave it smooth and even toned.
#6: Origins Zero Oil Pore Purifying Toner with Saw Palmetto and Mint, $42
Saw palmetto is a sub-tropical palm popular for treating acne, while mint is known to cool skin. Add oil-controlling broad leaf kelp and pore-minimising salicylic acid, and this lotion instantly smooths and mattifies.
#7: Shiseido Ibuki Smart Filtering Smoother, $48
This silky serum has what the brand calls “oil-targeting micro powder” that helps to control excess sebum, while bergenia ciliata root extract balances and fights acne.
#8: M.A.C Prep + Prime Natural Radiance, $69
Besides reducing shine and leaving skin silky soft, this gel emulsion contains caffeine to calm the complexion, and illuminating pearl powders to brighten.
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This story first appeared in Female’s June 2017 issue.