8 May 2014

Am I a POREfessional or do I say Pores No More | Review

Recently I've really been looking for a pore refining cream but one that would give me pretty good coverage because I have a lot of acne scars. However I really don't know what to try, I've read through tones of blogs and reviews trying to find something but the opinions are so varied I may as well just try everything and figure out what's right in the end. 

So where better to start than with the tiny free samples?

Pores No More by Dr Brandt was actually in my March's Birchbox and my Benefits POREfessional was a freebie with this months Elle magazine. 

I have seen review upon review about Benefit's POREfessional, all of which raving about how fab this product is. The cynic in me wondered whether they just had a very good PR team. But I've never seen any reviews at all on Pores No More maybe I've been living under a rock?!

To be fair I think both are pretty similar products but I'm going to be fussy about it, what it boils down to is the texture, the scent and the coverage. 

POREfessional is definitely a smoother texture, really creamy. Also the scent with this product is amazing, really fresh, it's hard to pinpoint the exact scent but it's somewhere between fruity and floral. When I first tried this I think I used too little so I didn't really think is was that great, when I used a little more (still less than a pea size) I realised that the coverage was far better. I mean it didn't cover some of my scars but let's face it, it can't work miracles but it was a perfect base for my foundation. 

Pores No More, is a little but more lumpy in texture, but only fractionally. The one thing that put me off it was in fact the scent, it had an almost antiseptic smell to it. The formula is a little heavier too! The coverage was good but it didn't feel as smooth as Benefit's POREfessional. 

Both great products but I'm going to have to say, POREfessional is a winner, it just went that little bit further. 

I need some help though, what would you advise as a good primer or acne scar concealer? 


  1. I nominated you for a Liebster Award! x x

  2. Thanks for sharing! I was looking for something similar :)

  3. I love the Clarins Instant Smooth primer. I used Benefit POREfessional for a bit and while I thought it was alright, it is quite expensive for such a small amount of product.

    Sarah xo | PolkaDotLemon

    1. I actually really wanted to try that Clarins product! I may have to give it ago after I've ran out of this primer! Thanks!xx