I’ve had these photos and Benefit The Porefessional primer for a little while now and I think they’ve since changed the packaging. None the less, I’ve had the opportunity to use it for a while now so thought it could do with a little review.
I have combination skin, and my pores are sometimes visible on or around my nose. I bought the POREfessional primer because it promises to minimise the appearance of pores.
The POREfessional is a silicone-based balm that is actually a brown colour when it comes out the tube. No fear for those who are fair skinned though, once applied it is completely transparent.
The POREfessional is oil-free, lightweight, transluscent and leaves the skin feeling silky soft. I apply the primer to moisturised skin. I apply the most to my t-zone and working my way outwards. It does somewhat reduce the appearance of pores and fine lines. It has a mattifying effect and prolongs the wear of foundation and for that reason I think it’d be more suited to those with oily / combination skin.
The POREfessional basically works by blurring fine lines and pores so that they’re less visible. It contains film-formers which tighten the skin as they contract. This reduces the appearance of fine lines and pores, but it’s a temporary measure and has no lasting benefits. Whilst the POREfessional certainly does what it says on the tube, it’s not a product to use if you want to see long term benefits.
Overall, I really like The POREfessional if I’m in a rush and I need my make up to last. It makes applying foundation a dream and it makes my make up last longer. I just try to use other products in tandem with it to reduce the appearance of fine lines and pores.
Have you ever tried Benefit’s The POREfessional primer?
Benefit’s POREfessional primer retails at £29.
Benefit The POREfessional Ingredients List
Cyclopentasiloxane, Dimethicone, Dimethicone/Vinyl Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Isononyl Isononanoate, Silica, Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Isododecane, Phenoxyethanol, Polymethyl Methacrylate, Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891), Cyclohexasiloxane, Tocopheryl Acetate, Fragrance (Parfum), Mica, Iron Oxides (Ci 77492), Limonene, Iron Oxides (Ci 77491), Iron Oxides (Ci 77499), Triethoxycaprylylsilane, BHT.