StriVectin Advanced Retinol Pore Refiner : Review

Hi there, my darlings! So, I don't know about you but I feel like most days, my skin doesn't realize that we're way past our teenage years--I mean, random bouts of acne shouldn't be an issue as an adult! But somebody tell that to my pores! Today, I'd like to share with you a product that I've been testing for quite awhile now and not only absolutely LOVE but that helps with keeping my pores and hence my acne in check--StriVectin's Advanced Retinol Pore Refiner.

Let's take a look at what this product claims to do for your skin :


Reduce the appearance of enlarged pores and refine texture for a smooth, even complexion.

New Advanced Retinol Pore Refiner is a lightweight daily pore-minimizing lotion and anti aging moisturizer with Retinol that delivers both instant and long-term visible pore reduction. 96% of subjects had an immediate improvement in visible pore size after a single application.** Patented NIA-114™ technology nourishes the moisture barrier to provide visible age fighting efficacy as it limits the sensitivity common to Retinol use. The powerfully effective blend purifies and refines both skin tone and texture, while delivering superior age fighting benefits.

*Based on technician evaluation after 8 weeks of use.
**Based on technician evaluation.

Directions: Apply all over clean face in the AM and PM. Use as the last step in your skincare routine. Apply after sunscreen for an optimal mattifying effect.

IMPRESSIONS : Now why are pores so important? Why do we even need to worry about them? Pores, very simply put, are the teeny tiny holes that are found on the surface of your skin--after doing a bit of research, I found out that there actually the openings of hair follicles. The key to good skin, it seems, are clean, healthy pores. If your pores are enlarged, there's a greater chance of dirt and makeup etc settling into them, which in turn promotes the growth of bacteria and acne. Yuck! So, it's very important to use a good cleanser to rinse out those pores but it's also equally important to close those pores back up after opening them up in a hot shower and cleansing.

This is where a product like StriVectin's Pore Refiner comes in. Once you're done cleanser, this innovative matte formula will help close those pores and shrink them down to size. I have to admit, I expected this to be a primer of sorts but I was surprised that the instructions specified to use this as the LAST step in one's skincare routine. So, AFTER your foundation! I have combination skin, with oil patches around my nose and chin and I tried and LOVED how the matte formula just seemed to get rid of any traces of oiliness! Plus, this fast-absorbing formula has the added benefits of Retinol, which has been shown to fight the signs of aging and promote the general health of your skin. That's a win-win in my book!

So there you have it, my darlings! If you would like to give StriVectin's Advanced Retinol Pore Refiner a try, you can find it on their website HERE for the price of $99--pricey, I know but worth it in the long run! You can also find StriVectin products at Ulta and Nordstrom.

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Do you have trouble with your pores? What product works for you to tighten up those pores? I'd love to hear your picks in the comments section below!

Until next time,

****Products were sent to me for an honest, unbiased review. All opinions are my own.****

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