I mentioned awhile ago in my Paula’s Choice Skin Care overview about a product I was using for my pores, BH9. I’ve decided to slowly start trying out other skin care products to see how they compare to the Paula’s Choice products and I decided to start with the the pores. I stopped using the BH9 and introduced StriVectin Advanced Retinol Pore Refiner into my routine.
StriVectin Advanced Retinol Pore Refiner claims to improve cell turnover while delivering instant and long-term visible pore reduction. StriVectin Advanced Retinol Pore Refiner also leaves kin looking mattified while reducing the size of pores and absorbing excess oil and hydrating skin. It does all this whit a patented NIA-114 technology. You are supposed to use the StriVectin Advanced Retinol Pore Refiner both in the morning and the evening as the last step in your skin care routine. Lastly, the StriVectin Advanced Retinol Pore Refiner formulation is a lightweight lotion in a convenient pump bottle.
Those are a lot of claims! Did it work though? Yes the StriVectin Advanced Retinol Pore Refiner did reduce the size of my pores, however, I felt like it undid everything that I’m trying to achieve in my skin care routine. Because my skin is so dry I am currently using products that are designed to make my skin produce more oil, however, while the StriVectin Advanced Retinol Pore Refiner would initially moisturize my skin as my skin care routine progressed throughout the day and my skin produced oils it would absorb them. I feel that if you you had normal or combination skin this would be perfect for you! However, if you are dry like me you might want to look for another product.