Recently, I realized that my nose pores are getting more noticeable. I don't have pores any other areas except my nose. I guess that the pores are the results of squeezing the whiteheads/dirt continuously. So, I bought two pore -refining serums to give them a try and also I will try to just use the mud mask to clean the nose area.
Sewame Pore-refining Extract, 75 mL, $17.99 CAN ($0.24/ml)
Distributor: Hong Kong
The advanced Sewame Pore-refining Extract combine the most updated technology from Paris Sewame Perfect Skin Care Research Center, contain Biowhite and unique pore refine compound, noticeably refine skin pore, smoothen skin and whiten complexion.
Purpose: Whiten complexion and refine skin pore, promote oil excretion adjustmen, prevent pore becoming larger.
To use: Apply evenly on face and neck on cleansed skin, massage the fluid for skin absorption.
This brand sponsored their products to Miss Hong Kong in 2007. I have heard about this brand but I haven't never tried any of product from this brand until now. Paris Sewame is originated from Paris, France.
I got this product from Chinese skincare/cosmetics store.
Pros: The texture looks pretty viscous when applying. After massaging it to the skin, the product is totally absorbed into the skin. I feel that my skin is much hydrated and smoother the next morning even after cleansing my face. The effects make the pores look smoother/smaller.
-The package doesn't state out the ingredients in formulation. The description of ingredients is too vague.
-The material of the plastic container looks quite cheap. The plastic cap couldn't fit very well back to the container once I removed it for the first use. I need to give quite a bit force to put the plastic cap to the container, and the when I tried to pull the cap out the next time, it's very difficult to remove the cap and at the end, I pulled the whole cap and pump out, that let the fluid leaking out. The packaging is definitely disappointing.
The other product that I tried is L’Oréal Paris Skin Genesis Pore Minimizing Skin Re-Smoother 30ml, $17.49 CAN +tax. ($0.67/ml) I got this product at superstore.
This product claims for pore-minimizing, skin re-smoother.
Ingredients: Aqua, Alcohol Denat., Cyclohexasilocane, Glycerin, Dipropylene Glycol, Silica Methyl Methacrylate Crosspolymer, Methylsilanol, Allyl Methacrylates Crosspolyer, Ammonium Polyacryladimethyltauramide, Carpyloylsalicylicacid, Carbomer, Hydroxypropyl tetrahydropyrantriol, Disodium EDTA, Zinc PCA, Sodium Hydroxide, Silica Dimethylsilylate, Algae, Sodium Hyaluronate, Parfum
Made in U.S.A.
The texture of this product is very light weight. It is easily to be absorbed and gives a smooth look on my face.
I love the design of the container. It is very hygiene. Simply turn the cap anticlockwise 30 degree, and then press on the pump, the fluid would be let out. Close the cap by turning the cap clockwise. This is definitely a good product to travel.
If you have sensitive skin, I don't recommend Loreal for you because it has alcohol.
Overall, both products give similar results for minimizing the pores and smoothing the skin. Personally, I would prefer the texture of Sewame pore-refining serum because this serum can also acts as a hydrating serum. Sewame is much cheaper compared to Loreal. I would suggest Loreal for people who have oily skin, you would love this product because it is very light weight and you don't feel anything. As for those of you that have combination to dry skin, you might want to try Sewame. Sewame doesn't list out the ingredients. So, if your skin is sensitive, try the product on your lower jaw/neck first.