Porefectly Clear

Regular price $8.60
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A light gel exfoliant with 2% Salicylic Acid (aka BHA) and Sarcosine to unclog pores and improve combination skin-related problems such as blackheads & oiliness.

30 ml

Skin type: combination, oily skin

Skin concern: blackheads, enlarged pores, oiliness

Cruelty-free | Vegan | Fragrance & Essential oil free | Gluten-free | Malassezia-safe | Pregnancy-safe

Porefectly Clear

Porefectly Clear

Regular price $8.60
Sale price $8.60 Regular price $8.60

description

Salicylic Acid is a well-known oil-soluble acid that is the gold standard in treating blackheads and enlarged pores. This exfoliating superstar can unclog pores and balance blackhead-prone, oily skin by working inside the pores to clear out dead skin cells that clog them. Sarcosine joins forces with BHA to further improve combination skin-related problems such as excess oil production.
3.5-3.9
pH
2%
Salicylic Acid
+
Sarcosine Allantoin

who is it for?

We recommend Porefectly Clear for combination and oily skin types struggling with blackheads, too much oil production and enlarged pores.
Skin type
combination-oily skin
Skin problem
blackheads, enlarged pores, oiliness
Texture
thin gel consistency

how to use

Apply a few drops to the face before other serums and creams. Use once a day or every other day in the AM or PM.
Shelf life: 2 years from production (unopened), 8 months PAO (period after opening)

ingreds & research

key ingreds:

Salicylic Acid aka BHA (2%): An oil-soluble exfoliating superstar that can unclog pores and balance blackhead-prone, oily skin. It is also known to have anti-inflammatory properties.

Sarcosine: An amino-acid derived ingredient that works as a so called 5α-reductase inhibitor helping to normalize oil-production and pore size.

Allantoin: A classic skincare ingredient known for its skin soothing and skin protecting abilities.

full inci list:

Aqua (Water), Pentylene Glycol, Dipropylene Glycol, Methyl Gluceth-20, Salicylic Acid, Butylene Glycol, Sarcosine, Allantoin, Sodium Hydroxide, Xanthan Gum, Disodium EDTA

research:

Leslie Baumann, MD, Cosmeceuticals and Cosmetic Ingredients, 1st edition, Salicylic Acid, p301

Seminars in cutaneous medicine and surgery, 10/2008; 27(3):170-6., Effective Over-the-Counter Acne Treatments

Clin Cosmet Investig Dermatol. 2010; 3: 135–142., Applications of hydroxy acids: classification, mechanisms, and photoactivity

Nam, Gaewon. "Stratum Corneum Exfoliation Effect with Hydroxy Acid according pH." Journal of the Society of Cosmetic Scientists of Korea 42.4 (2016): 413-420.

Bashir, S. J., et al. "Cutaneous bioassay of salicylic acid as a keratolytic." International journal of pharmaceutics 292.1-2 (2005): 187-194.

Kornhauser, Andrija, et al. "The effects of topically applied glycolic acid and salicylic acid on ultraviolet radiation-induced erythema, DNA damage and sunburn cell formation in human skin." Journal of dermatological science 55.1 (2009): 10-17.

Customer Reviews

Based on 45 reviews
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C
Unpleasant texture

The idea of this product is great, I like the 2% salicylic acid, however the texture is a NO, NO for me. Texture is a gel type, has a certain viscosity, is easy to apply but once it dries out feels like a mask and it peals off visibly. I would prefer a watery product, more pleasant to wear that sinks in the skin fully. This just sits on top of the skin, everything that I layer after is pealing off. Maybe it has an effect on the pores but is just a struggle to finish it, so I won’t buy it again.

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Gabriele
Perfect Porefectly

I have quite large-pored skin and the serum helps my skin a lot. It looks fresher and the pores are, at least, no longer so visible. Whether they really get smaller remains to be seen. Other measures (radiofrequency needling, for example) will certainly be needed. But the serum can definitely help here.

V
Valanto Panayiotou
Very light and well absorbed

As much as I used it I know that it works perfectly with other niacinamide serums. I mistakenly poured some drops of vitamin c and thankfully nothing happened.

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Ana Catarina Cabanas dos Santos Marcão Ferreira
Still trying

This is new for me, so I'm still trying it, but so far I like it

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ek
Nice BHA serum!

Very good for sebum control and for pimples, soaks in really well. Does not do much with hormonal acne, but I was expecting that.