Photo Credit: GoodSkin Labs
Something had been bothering me about my complexion that I had been unable to diagnose – until I went to the recent press presentation about the new Z-Pore Instant Pore Refiner ($24.50) from GoodSkin Labs. Turns out I have a few unsightly pores on my chin and around my nose that really are unflattering. Many friends suffered from pores clogged by dirt and oil in their teenage years, but I fortunately didn’t join them. But now I’ve learned that pores actually get larger as one ages – and may begin to appear larger due to loss of skin elasticity and sagging. Stress, hormones and environmental aggressors also play a part in causing pores to appear bigger.
“Pores have a vast biological function from heat regulation to oil regulation…but they do get bigger with time,” explained dermatologist Dr. Paul Jarrod Frank. “Like a rubber band, pores can lose their elasticity as we age.”
Well, my pores have met their match with Z-Pore. Slightly tinted, this miraculous cream – very similar to a concealer in texture – really alleviates the appearance of enlarged pores. This lightweight pore perfector smoothes on skin to immediately hide pores and impart a natural-looking, smooth and matte finish. It’s formulated to be used after applying your daily moisturizer but before foundation. It can also be worn without makeup and tends to diminish redness.
GoodSkin Labs is the Estée Lauder Companies brand that is sold exclusively at Kohl’s Department stores in the U.S. The mantra of the company is to provide targeted skincare products that deliver real skin solutions. I’d say they met their goal with Z-Pore. Launching on August 15, Z-Pore will be sold at Kohl’s nationwide and on Kohls.com.