Poreless Essentials Kit by Dr. Brandt
“Litigant. A person about to give up his skin for the hope of retaining his bones.”
During the summer, I was so fed up with my large pores and shiny face, I wanted to try something different altogether. So, I went to my local Sephora and started looking around.
Then, one of the salespeople came to me and introduced Dr. Brandt’s poreless essentials kit to me explaining that this is one of the best sellers and probably the best if I was looking for something to control oil, acne, and pores at the same time. For a little kit that didn’t even last me a full month, it is pretty expensive at $55, but I still needed the basics of skincare- cleanser, toner, and moisturizer- so I bought it that day.
Features of Poreless Essentials Kit
Based on sephora.com, this poreless essentials kit “refines enlarged pores, controls excess oil, balances and helps to reduce the appearance of redness and uneven skin tone.” I don’t completely disagree with this statement and for the most part; I agree that it helped a bit with controlling the oil part. But, it didn’t really shrink pores or redness and uneven skin tone.
There are four parts to this kit:
Poreless cleanser, poreless tone, poreless gel, and poreless cream, and I will explain each part individually.
I have to say that this is my least favorite. First of all, this smells very synthetic. The scent is kind of like those bathroom cleansers and I didn’t appreciate it at all. As for the texture, it’s quite runny which I don’t like as well. I felt that it cleaned pretty decently but doesn’t really get rid of all the makeup so you need a deep cleanser for the makeup.
Poreless Tone: This is nothing special. This does exactly what other toners do. I guess it got some of my last traces of cleanser and makeup but I don’t think this did anything other than that. It was a little invigorating but nothing serious. It did smell a bit synthetic and the packaging made it hard to use. But, it was something that I look for in a toner. I kind of liked it, but for the price, you can get a much better toner. The full size of this toner would cost $35, but a lot of the drugstore brands would do what this does for less than $5.
Poreless Gel- I liked this a lot. I think the Poreless Essentials kit did the most to make the pores appear smaller. At first, I saw some immediate results and I liked it very much. It was also very light and refreshing. It is similar to the Biotherm’s Aquasource Gel that I reviewed earlier. But, this poreless gel is a bit thicker than Biotherm’s Gel and I think it did more for my pores and breakouts than Biotherm’s gel. Also, it is a bit more moisturizing. But, this isn’t as refreshing as Biotherm’s gel. It feels really comfortable on the skin and I think it did a lot to control the oils too as I got a little less oily throughout the day. I would recommend this only for the super oily skin types because it is not moisturizing enough.
Poreless Effect Cream- This is my favorite. I might be a little biased because I love the creams more than other skincare products generally, mostly because of their texture. The texture of this is like any other cream. The texture is really silky and you can spread it really easy and it is very easy to work with. Also, it does not clog your pores and gets rid of acne. I think that this helped with the oil control but not with the pore size.
I did not like the Poreless Essentials kit overall. It did not do what it says it does which is to create a poreless skin. I think this kit is not a total waste of money because the gel and the cream are decent but the cleanser and the toner is not worth the money at all. Overall, if you are looking to decrease your pore size, I would not recommend this. But the gel and the cream are decent moisturizers for people with oily or acne-prone skin which I recommend if the price is not an issue.