If you’ve been reading my blog for a while, you’ll know I have 2 major skin woes: dark spots and large pores (which eventually leads to blackheads…yuck). However, after using the Skinmiso Pore Corset Serum for 1+ month now, I do believe I’ve taken care of my large pores crisis!
For as long as I can remember, I’ve had large pores and blackheads. I’ve finally gotten my blackheads under control with the help of Ciracle Pore Control Blackhead Off Sheet, but my pores were still flouting about and being total eyesores. Jerks. So when I was given the chance to try the Skinmiso Pore Coreset Serum from Wishtrend, I threw myself at it because heck if anything needed a corset, it’s my pores #fatporesproblem.
The Skinmiso Pore Coreset Serum claims to help your skin maintain its water-oil balance and reduce the size of your pores in the long run. One of the main causes of large pores is when your skin produces too much oil, which in turn is often caused by lack of water. So to fix the problem at its root, water-oil balance is essential, and I love that this serum tackles that rather than just temporarily shrinking the pores.
The bottle itself, while plastic, feels quite substantial. It comes with a dropper/pipette, which is quite common for Korean serums. I would prefer a pump for airtightness and minimal oxidization, but I do like the control pipettes give you.
You can view a list of the ingredients on CosDNA, and this does contain a few possible acne triggers and irritants. It also contains parabens, but I’ve come to realize that ingredients aren’t everything, so this didn’t bother me too much. I do wish some of the plant extracts were higher up on the ingredient list though.
How I Use This
Depending on whether I’m doing a spot treatment or an all-over application, my product usage varies. Water-oil balance is essential for healthy skin, especially for someone with combination + dehydrated skin like me. While this is not really hydrating by itself, it does helps control my sebum production in the t-zone.
Day: I will apply this all over my face after my toner as part of my serum step. The watery texture makes it easy to spread and the finish is natural and not one bit sticky. I use a pea-sized drop and gently spread it out on my face and pat in the product.
Night: Since product absorption rate is at its peak while you’re sleeping, I prefer to make room for all my heavy-duty serums instead. I’ll only use half a pea-size of the serum and tap it into my t-zones.
Disclaimer: The Skinmiso Pore Corset Serum will not give you spetacular overnight results. As a matter of fact, I didn’t notice much for the first 2 weeks, but I thought “Eff it, what do I have to lose?” and stuck through with it. After using this day + night for about a month, I started noticing that my pores have gotten smaller and that my t-zones also seem to be less oily during the day, which is incredible since I recently switched to a heavier SPF. In a nutshell, yes, this works.
Helps maintain water-oil balance on your skin
Reduces pore size by fixing the problem at its root
Quality packaging with a pipette for precise product usage control
Plays well with other products
Takes time to notice results
Contains potential acne triggers, parabens, and fragrance
Skinmiso Pore Corset Serum
This is like the tortoise of skincare products. It doesn't do much at first, and you're left wondering if this is another dud. Then all of a sudden you're like "Oh damn! It does work!", and you do a little happy dance. If you have patience, large pores due to dehydration, and don't mind adding an extra product into your routine, then you will enjoy this very much.
Where to Buy
Wishtrend – $32.99 – Get free shipping over $69, or when you purchase anything from their Free Shipping Zone. If you signup using my referral code 144278101, you can get an additional $5 off your order!