Healthy Skin

10 best products to minimise pores for a smooth complexion

Looking for a way to minimise the appearance of pores? Before we get into it, know that visible pores are a normal part of your skin. But if you’d like to cover any pores or enlarged pores, there are beauty products that can help you achieve a smoother complexion.

These include skincare products that can help to tighten up your pores, as well as makeup that can essentially help to fill in the gaps.

Here, we share the best products to minimise pores.

Best skincare products to minimise pores

Adding a pore minimising product into our skincare routines can help to improve the appearance of any enlarged pores. Ingredients such as niacinamide and salicylic acid can help to refine pore size.

PCA Skin Pore Refining Treatment

This pore refining treatment from PCA Skin uses an advanced blend of clay, mandelic acid, enzymes, pumice and rice powder to improve the appearance of larger pores.

Apply after cleansing before following with your skincare routine.

Find out more, RRP £55 (use LIZLOVES to save 10%)

Face Theory Cera-C Pore Reducing Toner

This lightweight toner uses ceramide and niacinamide to help to minimise pores over time. It also helps to balance skin that tends to be on the more oily side, and promote elasticity. The formulation also includes vitamin C to brighten and aloe to soothe.

Find out more, RRP £14.99

Paula’s Choice Daily Pore Refining Treatment

Containing 2% salicylic acid, peptides and allantoin, this exfoliant helps to refine pores for radiant skin. It is ideal for mature skin types as it also helps to plump the skin (which is often lost as collagen levels decline).

Find out more, RRP £28

REN Clean Skincare Ready Steady Glow Daily AHA Tonic

This toner helps to leave your complexion bright and energised, and pores minimised. REN’s formulation includes willow bark helps to dissolve pore build-up for a tighter, smoother appearance. Meanwhile lactic acid breaks up dead cells and keeps skin moisturised.

Find out more, RRP £28

The Inkey List 10% Glycolic Acid Toner

The Inkey List’s glycolic acid exfoliator helps to reduce the appearance of pores, as well as blackheads and fine lines for smoother skin.

The glycolic acid helps to slough away dead skin to improve the overall appearance of skin texture, without drying.

Find out more, RRP £8.49

Best makeup products to minimise pores

When it comes to covering pores with makeup, a blurring primer tends to be the most effective. Just ensure you cleanse your skin properly after use to avoid any breakouts.

Trinny London Miracle Blur

A little pot of wonder, this helps to cover up pores, as well as fine lines and other imperfections for a smooth base. The creamy colourless base is perfect for prepping skin before makeup.

Find out more, RRP £26

Benefit Porefessional Pore Minimising Primer

A firm favourite among beauty buffs, Benefit’s Porefessional Primer is silky and lightweight, and smoothly covers any visible pores.The creamy formula also helps to cover fine lines and any pigmentation.

Find out more RRP £12.50

The Ordinary High-Adherence Silicone Primer

A budget option that doesn’t scrimp on results, this formula helps to blur away any pores and fine lines. It’s free from alcohol and oil, for a shine-free and flawless base that keeps makeup in place.

Find out more, RRP £5.20

Beauty Pie Wonderfilter Velvet Finish Primer

Beauty Pie’s highly rated primer has a cloud-like softness and helps to blur skin. Apply over a moisturiser to soften the appearance of pores and fine lines, or use as a base for your makeup to help it last longer.

It’s also a staple in our Social Media Manager’s beauty collection.

Find out more RRP £35 (use LIZLOVES for £10 off your membership

Fenty Beauty Pro Filt’r Instant Retouch Primer (£26)

Suitable for all skin types, this pore-diffusing primer smooths the way for a perfect base. It also helps to visibly even skin tone and texture, and instantly absorbs any shine without drying out the skin.

Find out more, RRP £26

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