Have you ever looked very, very closely at professionally made-up actors, actresses and “celebrities” — that covers a myriad of definitions, n’est-ce pas? — on television or in films and noticed, despite all the layers of cosmetics, you can still see their unsightly pores? (I’ve always loved the word “unsightly”. . .)
Well, if you haven’t, I have. Because, as you know, I’m always out here in the field investigating our options on all fronts. I see it as my job, on a volunteer basis of course, to find the latest and the greatest products for us. Obviously, I once again turned to my dermatologist and posed the simple question: What can we do about pesky pores?
She recommended two products, one glam and expensive, the other simple, and reasonably priced. Both are efficacious.
The high end option is Filorga Time-Filler Mat promising to “perfect wrinkles and pores.”
The budget friendly, no hyped-up display worthy packaging is Sébium Pore Refiner from Bioderma. The promise on this product is “tightened pores and refined skin texture.” No one is talking about wrinkles here.
As you know, I’m addicted to the products from these laboratories. I use Filorga Time-Filler, not the mat version, and for cleansing the pure, made for babiesmicellaire solution from Bioderma.
I alternate the cream and cleanser with products from Eucerin and Vichy. In one of the strangest interviews I did for the book, a famous aesthetician told me it was a good idea. Clearly I’m one of those highly impressionable subjects marketing experts adore.