Getting older isn’t for wimps, that’s for sure. I understand wrinkles…I don’t begrudge them much since for the most part I got them from smiling, and that I can live with. What is mystifying to me though and what really drives me crazy is pore size. No one ever warned me that my pores were going to get bigger! Lately I have really noticed that it’s become a real problem, especially since foundation tends to ‘settle in’ and then look like little dots all over my nose. Yuck.sample
How can we fight larger pores? I know there are lots of great serums and moisturizers that address this issue, but I was surprised to find a cleanser that also combats enlarged pores. I am going to fight this issue with every weapon possible and starting with cleanser sounds perfect to me! My cleanser of choice for those frustrating pores (and a host of other issues!) is the Vie Collection Cleansing Gel ($57 for 5.0 fl oz).
Vie Collection Cleansing Gel is a clear gel cleanser that does far more than remove dirt and makeup. It has highly researched and proven effective ingredients that clarify skin and brighten your complexion. The Cleansing Gel does this mostly via exfoliation, which may seem surprising since it’s a gel cleanser without any obvious exfoliating ingredients that you can see, like sugar or salt. Instead, the Cleansing Gel performs its magic through the wonder of acids – glycolic, lactic, and salicylic.
Lactic acid gently exfoliates
Glycolic acid renews skin
Salicylic acid eliminates bacteria
If you have combination or oily skin you will absolutely love this cleanser. The combination of the three acids does a bang up job of removing excess oil and dirt, exfoliating skin, and destroying the bacteria that causes breakouts. It also reduces fine lines thanks to the lactic acid, and loosens and eliminates dead skin cells so they wash right down the drain. The superstar ingredient that tackles the issues foremost on my mind these days is salicylic acid.
Salicylic acid is a beta hydroxy acid (BHA) that addresses all of the issues that cause breakouts. It takes skin back to younger years, allowing it to shed dead skin cells the way it used to before it needed any help. Salicylic acid penetrates the skin surface so it not only exfoliates the outside layer of skin, it also gets right into the pore lining and decongests inside the pores. This is the best way to fight both blackheads and whiteheads and it’s also exactly what is needed to reduce pore size.
I find that since I’ve been using the Cleansing Gel my dull, dry, congested skin has transformed. With the daily exfoliation from the three acids my skin is now much clearer and brighter. The cleanser removes my makeup and excess oil and leaves my skin smooth and clean without feeling dry and tight. My enlarged pores are visibly smaller and I am visibly happier. Now I am adding in other skin care products that focus on pore size – toner, serum, treatment masks, and moisturizer. Soon I will have skin that looks like it doesn’t even have any pores and my Vie Collection Cleansing Gel has been a great way to start this mission.
You can find Vie Collection Cleansing Gel online at lovelyskin.com, and right now if you purchase a pore refining treatment product over $50 you get a free gift – another product that tackles pore size! – Lisa
Ingredients: AQUA (WATER) / EAU Sodium Laureth Sulfate CAPRYLYL/CAPRYLYL GLUCOSIDE Dipropylene Glycol Glycerin Polysorbate 20 Propanediol PHEONOXYETHANOL HYDROETHYLCELLULOSE Xanthan Gum CHONDRUS CRISPUS EXTRACT Lactic Acid Glycolic Acid Parfum (Fragrance) Sodium Hydroxide Salicylic acid Sodium Benzoate Potassium Sorbate BENZYL SALICYLCATE Linalool
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