Skinmiso Pore Corset Serum Review:
As I have enlarged pores dotting my nose (urgh!), I am constantly on the lookout for any product that claims to tighten pores / shrink pores / refine pores / make pores less visible….you get the gist. So I was quite excited when I read about this serum which in my mind would function exactly as how a corset would and tighten my unsightly pores.
As the Skinmiso website is written entirely in Korean, I had to look elsewhere for an English translation. Generally, I gathered that this product claims to perform the following:
♥ Tighten the appearance of pores within 20 mins of application.
♥ Mild exfoliation characteristics.
♥ Regulation of sebum.
♥ Perfect for users with sensitive skin / oily skin / acne-prone skin.
♥ With regular use, the size of pores will decrease by up to 34%.
There were also many photos of Before and After evidence of pores that look diminished in size so I thought to myself “Here is a potential Holy Grail” and immediately ordered myself a bottle off Ebay before you could say “Skinmiso”.
Water, Butylene Glycol, Glycerin, Alcohol, PEG/PPG-17/6 Copolymer, Sodium Polystyrene Sulfonate, Sodium PCA, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Phenoxyethanol, Carbomer, Triethanolamine, Hamamelis Virginiana (Witch Hazel) Leaf Extract, Dimethicone, Dimethicone/Vinyl Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Methylparaben, Dipotassium Glycyrrhizate, PEG-40 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Polyacrylamide, Polysorbate 60, Diethyl oxalate, Menthol, Allantoin, Xanthan Gum, C13-14 Isoparaffin, Terminalia Chebula Fruit Extract, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract, Portulaca Oleracea Extract, Helichrysum Arenarium Extract, Fragrance, Laureth-7, Steareth-21, Cetyl Alcohol, Steareth-2, Isohexadecane, Stearic Acid, Sodium Hyaluronate, Glyceryl Acrylate/Acrylic Acid Copolymer, Ecklonia Cava Extract, Codium Tomentosum Extract, Gelidium Cartilagineum Extract, Hizikia Fusiforme Extract, PEG-30 Dipolyhydroxystearate, Butylparaben, Ethylparaben, Propylparaben, Tocopheryl Acetate.
How to use:
I use 2-3 drops on my nose and any excess I spread out over my T-zone area.
What I do is to massage this thoroughly around my nose and let it dry for a few minutes before continuing with the next step in my skincare routine. I use this in the morning and evening.
My Skin type: Oily T-zone, Dry U-zone, enlarged pores on the nose, sensitive skin (with an extremely adverse reaction to a lot of Western sunscreen brands…by “reaction” I mean bumpy, itchy red spots all over with mild swelling).
Skinmiso Pore Corset Serum Review:
The serum itself is housed in a sturdy bottle with a minimalistic design which appeals to me. Using the glass dropper, I apply the serum directly to my skin taking care to avoid touching my skin with the dropper (you know…for hygiene reasons).
The dropper works really well as one squeeze of the rubber tip picks up a lot of the product. Despite my appreciation of the minimalistic design, I understand that some people might find it slightly annoying as you will not be able to tell when the serum is finishing.
The application feels smooth with a lot of slip in the serum and it dries after a few minutes so you can continue with your routine. Hence, I even use this in the morning when I am usually in a rush to leave the house.
After application, my skin feels smooth with a slight cooling sensation which I find refreshing. There is minimal fragrance in the product so that is always a plus for me.
In terms of sebum regulation, I again cannot say that this product has worked because daily around 3-4pm, I usually take out a facial blotter to blot off the excess oil around my T-zone. I have not noticed any change in the amount of oil I blot off my nose.
I have been using this product since mid-August 2017 so about 2 months’ of continuous use now. I would like to say that this was the aforementioned Holy Grail of Pores but unfortunately I cannot.
The reality was that I was left a bit disappointed as with my naked eye, I saw no visible shrinking of my pores. I deduced that the Before/After photos I saw on many websites were either magnified photos of their pores or this product just does not work for me.
Perhaps if I zoomed right in on my pores with my camera I might notice a slight difference but for me that is not the result I am looking to achieve in a product that claims to minimise the appearance of pores with continued use.
Overall, I am quite disappointed with this serum as prior to purchase, I had read a lot of amazing reviews of this product. I guess it just does not work as well for me as it did for others.
Looks like it is back to the drawing board for me as I will not be repurchasing this serum but I would encourage you to try it as you never know, it might work wonders for your pores! The price is not too steep as I bought mine off eBay for approximately £20. I think that it is affordable enough for you to give it a chance.
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Have you tried Skinmiso Pore Corset Serum?
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