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Dr. Brandt Skincare pores no more® pore effect refining cream

What it is: A pore refining cream. What it is formulated to do: Dr. Brandt pores no more® pore effect refining cream is formulated with salicylic acid, tea tree oil, and botanicals to refine and tighten pores while hydrating the skin. It helps to unclog pores, creating clearly beautiful results. What it is formulated WITHOUT: - Sulfates - Phthalates
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Questions & Answers for Dr. Brandt Skincare pores no more® pore effect refining cream

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Is the pore refining cream considered a moisturizer or do you need a separate moisturizer in addition?
asked 6 years ago
csquared1
(woodhaven, mi)
on pores no more® pore effect refining cream
5 answers
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answer 1
I use this cream as my sole facial moisturizer. You do not need any moisturizer in addition to this product.
answered 5 years, 4 months ago
rockgoddess
(St Louis, MO)
answer 2
Yes, it's a moisturizer as well. You don't need to use another one.
answered 5 years, 8 months ago
babidollface
(CA)
answer 3
I used this as a moisturizer for the day. I used a different one at night and a different one if I was going to be spending the day outside. It does hydrate and you can feel it on your skin like a mositurizer, just to me it was a little more greasy than what I like.
answered 5 years, 8 months ago
ladyjlynn
(Minneapolis, MN)
answer 4
Yes it is a AM and PM moisturizer. You can use it along with the "Pore Vacuum" for super targeted treatment of blackheads.
answered 5 years, 11 months ago
tiare808
(Honolulu, HI)
answer 5
THIS IS ALSO A MOISTURIZER. NO OTHER MOISTURIZER WILL BE NEEDED.
answered 6 years ago
raigosa
(GREENVILLE, SC)
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How long does this jar last?
asked 6 years, 10 months ago
sweetp22
(Seattle, WA)
on pores no more® pore effect refining cream
4 answers
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answer 1
Between 6-8 months for me. You need a bit to cover your whole face. The cream is pretty rich.
answered 6 years, 1 month ago
tiedinyarn
(Philadelphia)
answer 2
i use it everyday and it last me about a 5 weeks!
answered 6 years, 1 month ago
Shantie
(Long Island)
answer 3
If used once a day, a jar should last you between 6 to 8 weeks.
answered 6 years, 9 months ago
malissa
(miami, fl)
answer 4
using once a day, i gave up after 4 weeks and looked about halfway gone
answered 6 years, 10 months ago
largerpores
(Las Vegas, NV)
Question
Should I apply this before or after my sunscreen?
asked 5 years, 1 month ago
nikki0926
(North Canton, OH)
on pores no more® pore effect refining cream
3 answers
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answer 1
You should use the SPF after the pore effect!
answered 4 years, 8 months ago
cutepooh
(New york)
answer 2
I put it on before I use my 25 spf moisturizer.
answered 5 years, 1 month ago
redhead2024
(Copperas Cove, TX)
answer 3
We recommend applying this as your moisturizer prior to your sunscreen. We hope this answers your question!
answered 5 years, 1 month ago
1877SEPHORA
(San Francisco, CA)
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Whiteheads on forehead
Is this product mild enough to use on an 8-year old who has developed small white bumps on her forehead? She has bangs and her hair is oily, so she has a shower and washes her hair every night. Would you recommend a different product for clearing up whiteheads?
asked 3 years ago
nan73
(Mentor, Ohio)
on pores no more® pore effect refining cream
3 answers
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answer 1
It made my acne worse. Do not use.
answered 1 year, 3 months ago
regina498
answer 2
she is too young for this product it is better for young adults ages 22 and up
answered 2 years, 5 months ago
EGMS
answer 3
This product is not recommended for children. We suggest consulting your with your pediatrician first before trying any product on your child's face.
answered 3 years ago
1877SEPHORA
(San Francisco, CA)
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when should this be applied
I have combo skin, oily t-zone with occasional blemishes and red flaky patches on my cheeks. Any suggestions as to product choice?
asked 7 years, 8 months ago
JLNat
on pores no more® pore effect refining cream
3 answers
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answer 1
Use it at night.
answered 5 years, 8 months ago
babidollface
(CA)
answer 2
We suggest you try pore effect. It's used after cleansing and under moisture (if needed since it contains light hydrating ingredients).
You might also want to consider the blemishes no more - redness relief and/or pores no more moisture in conjunction with pore effect for best results.
answered 7 years, 1 month ago
malissa
(miami, fl)
answer 3
I have used it after cleansing with Dr. Brandt's poreless cleanser at night. Have occacionally used in daytime if my skin feels a bit dry, especially on the cheeks where I have sensitive skin.
answered 7 years, 8 months ago
senoralum
(Fullerton, CA)
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Could this be used on dry skin?
asked 7 years, 6 months ago
msmavi
(NYC)
on pores no more® pore effect refining cream
3 answers
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answer 1
Yes! My skin is combination dry and have serious congestion on chin area etc. This product is a genius, hydrated the dry areas and mattifies the oily acne prone areas!
answered 6 years, 9 months ago
SephoraRe
(Stamford, CT)
answer 2
Yes, pore effect can be used on skin that is dry but congested. You may want to follow with pores no more - moisture after pore effect has absorbed to help provide light moisture without heaviness or shine.
answered 7 years, 2 months ago
malissa
(miami, fl)
answer 3
If you have dry skin and still break out, then yes, this product is great for you. The amount of salicylic in it is minimal, so it shouldn't dry your skin out at all. I typically use it at night and only in areas where I break out or have congestion, but you can use it all over.
answered 7 years, 5 months ago
MTYChick
(Chicago, IL)
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Suncreen with this line
Wearing sunscreen daily, and as it's relatively greasy (Neutrogena), does it go on before this moisturizer? After? Instead of? I like using the Brandt cleaner, than this moisturizer, then the pore-no-more, then the tiniest bit of foundation and blush. Perhaps you know of a drier sunscreen, along with letting me know what the progression of steps should be. Hey, thank you so much. This has always perplexed me. I wish the moisturizer had enough sunscreen to forego using a separate sunscreen at all.

I'm light skinned, normal complexion.
asked 5 years, 10 months ago
Anonymous
(Washington, DC)
on pores no more® pore effect refining cream
2 answers
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answer 1
Always layer products lightest to heaviest. i would start with pore no more then the moisturizer. And give the pore no more a few minutes to absorb into the skin before applying sun screen or any other moisturizer
answered 3 years, 5 months ago
prettyholly
(birdsboro, PA)
answer 2
Doesn't it bother you that make-up doesn't come with a minimum SPF of 30? Or that your favorite face products don't, either.
I love Neutrogena, and Olay, but like ANY facial sunscreen out there, it leaves your face feeling greasy or tacky, or both.
What I've found works best is putting sunscreen on first. That way, it actually is protecting your skin, because there nothing else in between the SPF and your skin. If you put it on last, it's sitting on top of all these other things, and it may not absorb as well, and thus not protect to the fullest.
The lightest sunscreen I can find is Neutrogena's Healthy Defense liquid moisturizer SPF 50. I love that it's such a high SPF, and that it's a liquid and not a cream or a serum. You face will still feel greasy afterwards (unfortunately that's just the way that SPF-enhanced stuff goes), but it won't be nearly as bad as if you had done it with a cream moisturizer.
You can then put the 'pore effect' on, maybe ten minutes after you apply the sunscreen to allow the sunscreen to absorb into your skin. what you may want to consider, also, is how much of the 'pore effect' you are actually using. i, personally, had bad luck with this product, as it is much too heavy/greasy for my skin. i found that if i used the barest amount, then it was just ok (but not phenomenal). so this product may just be contributing to greasiness that is sunscreen-unrelated. something to think about.
answered 5 years, 2 months ago
supermodel0250
(SoCal)
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Should this be used after toner?
I just bought the combo pack with the cleanser, refining cream & refiner. I already use a toner & wondered if this should be used before or after the toner?
asked 5 years, 8 months ago
marjjohn
(Indianapolis, IN)
on pores no more® pore effect refining cream
2 answers
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answer 1
Always use the refining cream after the toner. Toner strips the skin of oils and dirt so that the refining cream can be moisturized directly into the skin.
answered 4 years, 10 months ago
lmr22
(New York, NY)
answer 2
Afterwards. Since you have to apply the toner with a cotton ball, you'll just be wiping off the 'pore effect' if you had applied it first.
answered 5 years, 2 months ago
supermodel0250
(SoCal)
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How long does it take to work?
I have been using this product for over 2 weeks. I was excited because it seemed to be bringing up all the dirt in my pores, but now it just seems to be sitting there and has stopped working. I use it twice a day. Now it just looks like I have giant dirty pores. :(
asked 5 years, 2 months ago
aholmes
(Denver, CO)
on pores no more® pore effect refining cream
2 answers
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answer 1
Hey so here's the scoop on what your're experiencing: one of the jobs of this product is to bring everything to the surface, but those blackheads aren't going to just fall out, they need to be extracted. My advice is that you make an appointment and have it done professionally and once they have been extracted, keep taking care of your skin like you have been and your pores will be far less noticeable!
answered 4 years, 10 months ago
tiffyrose
(Grand Junction, CO)
answer 2
To ensure all of your concerns are addressed, we recommend calling us at 1-877-SEPHORA for a skincare consultation by phone. Thanks!
answered 5 years, 2 months ago
1877SEPHORA
(San Francisco, CA)
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Does anyone know if it works for keratosis pilaris?
I have keratosis pilaris on my arms and thighs. This cream was recommended for that condition and I wanted to know if it really works. So far I haven't found anything that does.
asked 4 years, 8 months ago
dove2424
(Orlando, FL)
on pores no more® pore effect refining cream
2 answers
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answer 1
Yes, I have KP myself and this works wonders. It may seem pricey for a small jar, but it works in a few days and a little goes a long way.
answered 3 years, 8 months ago
njmich
(San Francisco, CA)
answer 2
Yes. This works really well for KP.
answered 4 years, 6 months ago
skinyc
(NY, NY)
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