Dr. Brandt • Pores No More • Treatments
|Would buy this product again.||58%|
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Olive, Warm Hair: Black, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Brown
Madifies your face and can be use as a primer before applying my foundation. My foundation last longer. My face is less shiny because I have combination skin. The down side is it doesn't have a pleasant smell.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Cool Hair: Blond, Straight, Fine Eyes: Blue
This product definately ranks up there with Clarins Instant Smooth Perfecting Touch for me, in terms of effectiveness. I do expect to go back to the Clarins in the depths of Winter, but the Pore Refiner by Dr. Brandt is excellent for the humid Summer.
After receiving a sample from the MA at Murale who demo'd the BB TM over this and the CoverFX Brite Prep SPF50 foundation primer, I quickly deposited the remainder of the 0.05oz packet into an airtight sample jar. Though I don't wear makeup everyday, that sample lasted me a month, and would've probably lasted at least 2 weeks if I wore complexion products everyday. You need the tiniest amount, so though it's pricey, it should last a while.
I do not wear this on my entire face as a primer; my face leans more towards the dry side than anything, though I do get some oil breakthrough on my nose throughout the day, especially in Summertime. I found it did quite a good job of mattifying, but this is also why I will not be using this in the dead of Winter when I'm even flakier than I already am, and usually contemplate putting on night cream in the morning. My skin isn't excessively oily, so I'm not sure how it would fair for combo to very oil types as a primer, but it did the job for me in 35C humidity.
Where this product does excel - as I would expect - is in minimizing the look of pores. I only apply this on my nose and inner cheeks, where my pores are the most visible. And this definately keeps them hidden.
This product is definately an HG for me and my uses, but the reason I gave it 4 out of a possible 5 is due to the claim that this makes a visible long-term difference in the look of pores; and after 3 months of regular wear, it has made none. I wasn't hopeful or expecting it would, but given this product does fail to live up to it's own claim, I had to in good conscious deduct a lippie. If you are expecting long term, visible difference in the size of pores, don't hold your breath. I also suspected this product caused some minor breakouts (pustules/undergrounder/clogged spot types that were gone within 48 hours) on my nose; but I do have sensitive skin, and I suspect it might've been the tea tree oil. After the first 3 or 4 uses, I have not experienced this problem again.
Packaging is sanitary. Product comes out a mid-tone brown colour, but leaves no tint on the skin. Worth sampling.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Dry, Olive, Warm Hair: Brown, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Green
First, I believe this product is mislabeled/mismarketed as a "treatment". This will not treat pores. It smells strongly (to me) of tea tree oil, which is nice, and probably the part that makes them claim it will refine your pores. Really, it's just an overpriced primer, no more or less special than any other dimethicone crosspolymer primer (I see that ingredient in like all primers). It works decently as a primer, smooths at the surface, feels emollient, but really does nothing special for my foundation application. Also, if you apply too much, you will look like a cakey beast. I find the packaging strangely appealing, though.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Normal, Fair Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
I got a generous sample of this primer Pores No More and have been using it for the last week. It does a really good job minimizing the pores and does cover up small zits/old zits really well. It also makes the skin soft and smooth, basically everything a primer should do.
However, it is a bit drying, it becomes flaky when I put it on. I should mention that I use very little product since a little goes a long way. It accentuates dry area which is no good in my book cause I normally (all seasons but summer) have small dry areas on my face which this primer accentuates, big NO NO. I wish this product would be less drying, if so I wouldn't hesitate to buy this in full size. I might try the Clinique-product people keep on mentioning in reviews.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Oily, Tan, Neutral Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Hazel
Ohmygod! Best thing I've ever bought !!!! I love this so much, when I put it on it makes my skin feel like silk! I can't even feel my blemishes and scars! And when I apply my foundation over, it goes on sooooo smoothly and my blemishes disappear! I don't even need to wear concealer anymore. My skin is VERY oily, but I don't even get oily anymore after apply my Dr.Brandt! And my makeup looks so natural (I use Nars sheer matte, and MUFE matte velvet) and lasts all day! I use alittle of my MUFE hd powder to set my makeup and I'm good all day! I only need to blot once a day now.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Medium, Warm Hair: Black, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Hazel
I have huge enlarged pores on the cheek area around my nose. The primer really helps shrink the appearance of it underneath my makeup. It does have a slight herbal and lavender scent to it, but it dissipates after application. I find it most effective when I pat the product into the areas of concern, instead of rubbing it in. By doing this, it adheres the layer of primer better to the skin, thus, creating a very smooth canvas for the face makeup.
The primer itself is pretty pricey, I suggest getting "Beauty in a Box: pores no more" because it's a better deal. For $20 more, you get two full size products (the primer & pore vacuum), a trial size moisturizer, and a decent sized toiletry bag. The primer overall is pretty awesome, and like most other primers, a little goes a long way. I use less than a pump for my entire face.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Very Oily, Warm Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Brown
This product provides a smooth finish on your face. I don't think this product actually diminishes the size of your pores, rather it makes them appear less visible. I'm super duper oily, I swear at times it looks like I applied Crisco Oil to my face. A shine is always present even after just washing. This helps mattify me and definitely makes the pores appear less visible especially without make-up. The only reason why I am discontinuing use of this product is that I find I get just as equal results from Monistat Soothing Care Chafing Relief Powder Gel. You get a larger size of product for less money.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Olive Hair: Blond Eyes: Brown
I noticed that my pores have decreased in size, and I had less break-outs since I have been using this product. I also think that I get a longer wear out of my foundation on the days that I use my Pores No More. Worth trying to see if it works for you too
Age: 25-29 Skin: Dry, Fair Hair: Brown, Straight, Fine Eyes: Blue
I had the chance to try this out as a sample before purchasing the full size (which I did) and WOW! This stuff works! I normally do not have oily skin, in winter I tend to be on the dry side, but during summer my skin sweats like crazy and gets really slick. Nothing stays on. I also tend to get breakouts a lot more during the warmer months. My pores are generally small EXCEPT for my nose and some parts of my upper cheeks.
This made them disappear completely. My whole skin seems evened out and make-up goes on smoothly (I had problems with make-up clinging to normally non-existant wrinkles before!). It also helps keep the sweating at bay, helping make-up stay on better.
It smells of tea tree oil, which I personally like a lot. The smell doesn't stay for very long once it's put on, so it's not really noticeable.
The packaging is elegant and makes dosage easy.
The downside? The price, absolutely. I paid 45€ for the tube. Granted, you only need a minimal amount for your entire face (a pea-sized portion, or even less), but it's still hefty.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
i have big pores and this didnt really help. i liked the texture of it on my hand so i got a sample from sephora. but this is just so flaky and it balls up when i put it on my skin....u have to keep rubbing it and it still flakes up and accentuates dry areas. not liking this. try the clinique pore minimizer way better and a million times cheaper
Age: 44-55 Skin: Normal, Olive Hair: Brown Eyes: Blue
REALLY does what it is supposed to do. My face was smooth and silky after I applied just a small amount. I'm afraid to use this daily, as it feels like it may cause skin problems. On the occassions that I do use it, however, I've never had any trouble. Very pleased with this stuff!!
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Cool Hair: Blond, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Blue
O.M.G. This is a miracle product. A friend of mine has been using it and her pores look invisible now, she told me what she'd been using and gave me a sample from hers (very generous!). I couldn't believe it...it looked like my face had been airbrushed...my pores were virtually invisible and my pitted acne scars were filled in and softened - not completely invisible of course but ALOT better. I AM IN LOVE. The only drawback is the price...$45 a pop. For me, that's really way out of budget. But I'm going to save up for this...this may even be a credit card moment!
Age: 25-29 Skin: Very Oily, Tan, Warm Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
My review is for Pores No More Refiner product. This is very similar to Clinique pore minimizer. Its beige in color, and covers like a primer. It smooths out the skin, but It clings to flakiness, and looks slotchy. On a warm day when I had smoother skin, this worked really well, but something about this hasnt convinced me to purchase again because Clinique is so much cheaper.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Blond, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Blue
FREAKING AMAZING! ONE OF THE BEST-KEPT SECRETS! I am ALWAYS an oil slick in my t-zone by the end of the day. My pores are not huge, but larger on the sides of my nose. I looked poreless, shine-free, and flawless all day when I used this. AMAZING. HG status!
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
Absolutely love this product. I have oily combination skin, I use the Nars sheer glow that gives a nice dewy natural finish and i don't feel I have to touch up much. However I get oily around my nose, particularly between my nose and upper lip. I almost had to stop using the foundation for these reason unless i could find a mattifier. I've tried the murad but it didn't help much, it just felt like a creamy primer. I got the dr brandt as a sample, all I use is a tiny amount just to cover that area and it was instant gratification. It absorbed the oils throughout the day for me without touching up and it amazingly reduced the appearance of my pores. It feels a bit like smash box primer with the silicone feel but I don't mind since I'm only using a small amount on certain spots. I do feel that you should make sure you cleanse your face well at the end of the day just because of the silicone feel. There's nothing wrong with the product but I just feel that it is a remedy product not skincare that you can leave on your skin throughout the night. This is now a staple for me because I love using my nars sheer glow and would like to using it.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Oily, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Brown
Very stupendous product.
As a person, I'm all about looking natural and about making things convenient.
I think that you'd agree, we live in a fast paced society.
I give myself 20 minutes to get together, and I'm out the door.
Thirty if i'm doing makeup. This all is meant to say, that the less steps, the more time I save. So if anything gives me just a subtle enhancement, it's not worth the extra minute it takes to put it on and leave.
This is a miracle. The results are more than stellar. Like they all say. Very worth it.
I tried on my Tarte Smooth Operator without it, and there was a huge difference.
This minimizes the small pores i do have, any excess shine, and gives a smooth base for the tinted moisturizer. All this giving my face a natural, glowy look (which is hard for an oily person here hay!). So natural and the pump makes it as hygienic as it is making it convenient.
I'm floored by the quality, and will always repurchase.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Neutral Hair: Blond, Straight, Fine Eyes: Blue
I would change the name to this product as MIRACLE IN A BOTTLE!! This stuff is aaaaamaaaazzzzing!! I wouldnt say I have HUGE pores but they are noticeable and not cute in the daylight and the Monistat gel I used as a primer didnt do the job all the way. I'm always researching for the best of the best and came across this stuff! As soon as applied, my pores SHRUNK! SHRUNK!! Face was matte all day, makeup looked flawless all day. Im just amazed..I recommended this stuff to my friend and anxiously waiting to hear her results!! I've only had this stuff for a day but couldnt wait to write the review and so far so good! If things change I'll def update. It is pricey at $45 at sephora but hey, you get what u pay for!! Get a sample at the very least!! Ahhhh so excited!! =D
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
I couldnt wait to try this product, but unfortunately it has not worked how i wanted it to, and for the price, i was hoping it would. I put this on my nose and sometimes forhead/chin,it does fill in the pores a little but my tzone & especially my nose still get very oily, and this is ment to help combat it!!!
I also dont like the feel of it and unless you put foundation on over it, it goes flakey. I will not buy this product again and will still try and find something that works better.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Neutral Hair: Brown, Curly, Coarse Eyes: Brown
I use this as a fdnt primer and I definitely like it. Helps my fdnt to last all day, apply smoothly, and def minimizes mores. I apply with my fingers after moisturizing and under my EL DW fdtn. Everything is smooth and sets well. I personally still have to blot once midday and apply powder mid afternoon, but this helps my fdnt to last full coverage and smoothly for the 14+ hrs I expect it to last I like the little pump and I like the citrusy smell :). Light tint that I wished would even out my skintone a little, but meh, fdnt is for that eh? Definite like :)
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
I think this product stinks, and I don't like how it feels but I think it does the job. I use a tiny bit on my cheeks and nose, and it does seem to keep me from getting really shiny throughout the day. My pores seem to be smaller too :) I would buy this product again, the price doesn't bug me because I use such a small amount of it on my face.