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Intensive Pore Minimizer

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Intensive Pore Minimizer - Perricone MD
Formulated with Dr. Perricone’s proprietary Alpha Lipoic Acid, this unique liquid prep treatment gently exfoliates and purifies the skin of residue and build-up to help diminish the appearance of enlarged pores. Read More
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What It Is

Formulated with Dr. Perricone’s proprietary Alpha Lipoic Acid, this unique liquid prep treatment gently exfoliates and purifies the skin of residue, oil and build-up to help diminish the appearance of enlarged pores. Leaves skin looking matte, refreshed and radiant.

What It Does
  • Minimizes the appearance of enlarged pores.
  • Gently exfoliates to remove debris and purify skin.
  • Keeps skin matte and fresh all day.
What To Expect

Due to the science and compounds used in our products the feel and scent may vary.

Texture

Liquid

Consistency

Lightweight / Weightless

Scent

Natural, fresh, aromatic

Key Sciences

Alpha Lipoic Acid

Scientifically formulated to help minimize the appearance of wrinkles and enlarged pores while improving the appearance skin texture.

DMAE

Provides ultimate firming benefits to skin beginning to lose elasticity; enhances facial contours and delivers a "lifted," tightened, and toned appearance to the skin; diminishes the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

Intensive Pore Minimizer Science

Ingredients

Alpha Lipoic Acid

One of nature's most powerful antioxidants, it refines skin's texture and treats fine lines, wrinkles and enlarged pores.

DMAE

Provides ultimate firming benefits to skin beginning to lose elasticity; enhances facial contours and delivers a "lifted," tightened, and toned appearance to the skin; diminishes the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

Ingredients

Water/Aqua, Dimethyl MEA, Glycerin, SD Alcohol 40-B,Magnesium Aspartate, Zinc Gluconate, Phosphatidylcholine, Phenoxyethanol,Caprylyl Glycol, Ethoxydiglycol, Salicylic Acid, Acetyl Tyrosine, ThiocticAcid, Polysorbate 20, Copper Gluconate, Butylene Glycol, Fragrance/Parfum,Sorbic Acid, Sodium Hyaluronate, Tetrapeptide-21, Linalool

Application

Application

Dr. Perricone recommends shaking well before use. Apply onto cleansed skin by saturating a cotton pad and smoothing all over face and neck in the morning and evening. Allow a few moments to dry and then follow with your Perricone MD treatment and moisturizer.

Application Process

Area

Face and Neck

Amount

1 Saturated Cotton Pad

Frequency

2 Times Per Day

Duration

8 Weeks

  1. Shake well before use.
  2. After cleansing skin, saturate a cotton pad with Intensive Pore Minimizer.
  3. Smooth all over face and neck.
  4. Use in the morning and evening.
  5. Follow with a Perricone MD treatment and moisturizer.

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  • Q:

    where are the ingredienta listed on this website?
    Asked on 12/10/2015 by lin from Toluca Lake, Ca

    1 answer

    • Perricone MD Skincare Specialist

      A:

      You can view all of the ingredients for all of the products on the Perricone MD website, just click on the product that is of interest, then scroll ½ way down the page and you will see 5 tabs, click on the "Ingredient" tab.

      Answered on 12/17/2015 by Anonymous
  • Q:

    I have rosacea. Can I still use this product? And does it contain witch hazel?
    Asked on 12/6/2015 by Ana from Portugal

    1 answer

    • Perricone MD Skincare Specialist

      A:

      Hi there.
      You certainly may use the Intensive Pore Minimizer while experiencing rosacea.
      In fact Alpha Lipoic Acid is a powerful antioxidant which is helpful in calming the inflammation oftentimes associated with rosacea.

      Thanks for the inquiry.

      Answered on 12/7/2015 by Anonymous
  • Q:

    Does this product seem to have a lot of floaty-type things in it? The floaties are basically white in color. The product smells fine, but I'm not sure if the floaties are a normal part of this product or if the product got spoiled in delivery. Thanks!
    Asked on 7/8/2015 by Alison from Denver

    1 answer

    • Staff Reviewer

      A:

      Excellent question!

      Yes, the Intensive Pore Minimizer does contain white particles which is perfectly normal; that is one of the reasons why we did not package a pump with this product.

      Dr. Perricone recommends shaking prior to each application.

      Answered on 7/31/2015 by Perricone MD Skincare Specialist from Perricone MD Customer Care
  • Q:

    which is become the first using vit c ester serum or intensive pore minimizer it is really confusing for me.. because on your application protocol vitamin c ester serum after the moisturizer. when i should using cold plasma, give me the details and explain it very clearly..
    Asked on 6/23/2015 by Lio

    1 answer

    • Staff Reviewer

      A:

      Great question!

      Since both the Intensive Pore Minimizer and Vitamin C Ester Serum are serums I recommend alternating.

      In the AM apply the Vitamin C Ester Serum, then the Cold Plasma and a moisturizer should always follow last.

      In the PM apply the Intensive Pore Minimizer, then the Cold Plasma and a moisturizer should always follow last.

      Answered on 7/31/2015 by Perricone MD Skincare Specialist from Perricone MD Customer Care
  • Q:

    If I bought intensive pore minimizer can I use it with Blue Plasma peel? Or is that too much?
    Asked on 3/13/2015 by Krissy from San Jose, CA

    1 answer

    • Staff Reviewer

      A:

      Thank you for contacting Perricone MD.

      All of Dr. Perricone's products can be used in combination with each other.

      There are five steps to following the Perricone regime and they are:

      1. Cleanser
      2. Toner or Serum
      3. Exfoliant – (PM ONLY)
      4. Treatment
      5. Moisturizer

      The Intensive Pore Minimizer (STEP 2) is a toner and should be applied after cleansing, then follow with the Blue Plasma (STEP 3), which is an exfoliant, apply your favorite Perricone treatment and a moisturizer is always last.

      I hope this is helpful.

      Answered on 3/17/2015 by Perricone MD Skincare Specialist from Perricone MD Customer Care
  • Q:

    There is a film or substance in the product that I can see through the dark glass bottle. When shaken well, as suggested, it appears to break up and I then see particles in the liquid. This does not appear to be normal.
    Please advise.

    LS
    Asked on 10/12/2014 by Lorraine from Silver Spring Md

    1 answer

    • Staff Reviewer

      A:

      Thank you for your interest in Dr. Perricone's products.

      The Intensive Pore Minimizer does contain tiny white particles which is perfectly normal. The majority of our toners and serums come with a pump but a pump is not included with this product because Dr. Perricone would like the Intensive Pore Minimizer to be shaken prior to each application; then apply with a cotton ball or pad.

      I hope this is helpful.

      Answered on 10/15/2014 by Perricone MD Skincare Specialist from Perricone MD Customer Care
  • Q:

    Is it Worth it for only larger lords on nose ?
    Asked on 5/20/2014 by Patsy from Hsv. AL,

    2 answers

    • Staff Reviewer

      A:

      If you have enlarged pores only on your nose I definitely recommend the Intensive Pore Minimizer. it can be applied to the entire face both AM & PM.

      I hope this is helpful.

      Answered on 5/21/2014 by Perricone MD Skincare Specialist from Perricone MD Customer Care
    • Staff Reviewer

      A:

      The Intensive Pore Minimizercan be used in targeted areas, such as your nose, twice per day to soften the look of larger pores and to keep the pores clean.

      Answered on 5/21/2014 by Perricone MD Customer Care
  • Q:

    Is this a cleanser or a treatment used after cleansing?
    Asked on 5/17/2014 by J from Pennsylvania

    1 answer

    • Staff Reviewer

      A:

      The Intensive Pore Treatment is a liquid treatment that is used after cleansing.

      Answered on 5/18/2014 by Perricone MD Customer Care
  • Q:

    I need a product that will minimize pores but also clear congested pores. Will the use of this product cause my pores to break out if they are congested? Before minimizing them? I am a 37 year old female with combination, and sensitive skin. Should I use this once or twice a day?
    Asked on 4/20/2014 by Parker from Big Sur from Big Sur, CA

    1 answer

    • Perricone MD Skincare Specialist

      A:

      The Intensive Pore Minimizer will not only clean out the pores, but it will strengthen the pore walls to minimize and help keep from clogging. If your skin is very sensitive, start out with once a day and work up to twice a day for best results. This should not break you out, but rather clean the pores to prevent breakouts.

      Answered on 5/10/2014 by Anonymous
  • Q:

    I currently use this in a.m.and the serum prep in p.m. I have oily skin with enlarged pores, but also loss of firmness. Can this and the serum prep be applied at the same time, both a.m.and p.m., and if so in what order?
    Thank you!
    Asked on 4/7/2014 by TotalPerriconeConvert from Dayton, OH

    1 answer

    • Staff Reviewer

      A:

      No, it is not necessary to apply both products one after the other.

      Continue using one in the AM and the other in the PM.

      For enlarged pores I recommend adding the following treatment:

      Cold Plasma offers the skin all it needs for optimal health. Cold Plasma helps correct the ten most visible signs of aging: wrinkles, enlarged pores, dryness, redness, discoloration, uneven skin tone, impurities, loss of firmness, loss of smoothness, and loss of radiance.

      Whatever your age or skin type, Cold Plasma delivers extraordinary results.

      Have a nice day!

      Answered on 4/8/2014 by Perricone MD Skincare Specialist from Perricone MD Customer Care
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Intensive Pore Minimizer
 
4.1

(based on 80 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (50)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (14)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (10)

82%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Not greasy (18)
  • Smells great (14)
  • Lightweight (13)
  • Softens skin (13)
  • Absorbs quickly (12)

Cons

  • Bad smell (6)
  • Not effective (3)

Best Uses

  • Daily use (17)
  • Enlarged pores (14)
  • Combination skin (7)
  • Bedtime (6)
  • Sensitive skin (6)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Brand buyer (19), Survivalist / minimalist (10), Budget shopper (7), Beauty conscious (5)
    • Skin Type:
    • Combination (13), Oily (3)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Pot of gold at the end of the rainbow!

I am one of those men that have severely congested and enlarged pores since forever. Started my fight at 16 and now at 41 and 25 years of this battle behind me I resigned...Read complete review

I am one of those men that have severely congested and enlarged pores since forever. Started my fight at 16 and now at 41 and 25 years of this battle behind me I resigned to the fact that I only feel less selfconcious when I use cleansers that are close to paint strippers and load on silicone primers to disguise the orange peel look of my skin and reduce the shine which all oily skin suffers know not only highlights the texture problem but infact exagerates it.

That was untill last week. I was given this thing as a birthday gift. I don't really understand it. After so much money spent and trying everything under the stars and every brand at every price and every ingredient out in the world I had something that seemed to work on the very first day. By day 2 I worked out it its great on wrinkles and you can use it all over your face even on dry patchy areas. By Day 3 I realised it reduces under eye bags. By day 4 people started saying how great I look. By day 5 the panic hit as I realised I can never be without since I missed a morning and by that evening it was evident some kind of reverse was happening.

I quickly capitilsed on my birthday and got a good friend to buy me the Citrus Facial wash I think its called as suggested. This worried in teh shower as my face did not feel sandblasted like I like. Stepped out irrited and dissapointed - looked in the mirror and will never look back - its genius. The 2 together have changed my face.

Normally by lunch I start greasing up - now as the day goes along I get less shiny and by evening I look really good. I am really excited now to try a Dr.P moisturiser and even an eye cream. Who knows what other good things lie ahead.

VS

Most Liked Negative Review

 

Clogged Pores & Cysts!

I have sensitive combination/oily skin that is relatively clear with the occasional breakout. After reading the great reviews on Sephora, and checking with in-store staff, I decided to buy the Intensive Pore...Read complete review

I have sensitive combination/oily skin that is relatively clear with the occasional breakout. After reading the great reviews on Sephora, and checking with in-store staff, I decided to buy the Intensive Pore Minimizer. Within 1-2 weeks time, I have cystic acne (which I never had before) on my forehead, cheeks and chin. I have not changed my daily routine, diet, or exercise in any way, so I point my finger at this product. Devastated. It;s already a big investment to purchase! Now it ruined my skin and I'm following up with dermatologists to treat it!

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5.0

Great Product

By Early Riser

from Portland, WA

About Me Minimalist

Verified Reviewer

Pros

  • Lightweight
  • Non-Greasy
  • Soothes Skin

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about Intensive Pore Minimizer:

      I like to use this product several times a week, works great

      • Skin Type:
      • Normal
      • Age:
      • 30-44
       
      2.0

      Didn't do much

      By Carolyn

      from Worcester, MA

      About Me Minimalist

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Lightweight
      • Non-Greasy

      Cons

      • Not Effective

      Best Uses

      • Daily Use

      Comments about Intensive Pore Minimizer:

      Did not do what it claims. My pores are still big and clogged. Disappointed.

      • Skin Type:
      • Combination
      • Age:
      • 45-59
       
      1.0

      Hasn't done anything yet.

      By Carolyn

      from Worcester MA

      About Me Minimalist

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Lightweight

      Cons

      • Bad Smell
      • Not Effective

      Best Uses

        Comments about Intensive Pore Minimizer:

        I have been using it for over a week and have seen no difference in my large pores. It smells bad, like the blue plasma. I'm glad I bought it on sale. I will not be buying it again.

        • Skin Type:
        • Combination
        • Age:
        • 45-59
         
        5.0

        Effective treatment. Will buy again.

        By ..A..

        from Michigan

        About Me Minimalist

        Pros

        • Lightweight
        • Non-Greasy

        Cons

        • Bad Smell

        Best Uses

        • Daily Use
        • Enlarged Pores

        Comments about Intensive Pore Minimizer:

        Effective. Offensive smell

        • Skin Type:
        • Normal
        • Age:
        • 45-59
         
        1.0

        Not for me

        By Shelby

        from NJ

        About Me Minimalist

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

          Cons

          • Bad Smell
          • Greasy
          • Not Effective

          Best Uses

            Comments about Intensive Pore Minimizer:

            Do not notice a difference after 2 weeks, is making my nose extra greasy which emphasizes the pores more. Disappointed, will be returning

            • Skin Type:
            • Combination
            • Age:
            • 45-59
             
            2.0

            You can't change Mother Nature

            By Wicky

            from Kansas

            About Me Beauty Conscious

            Pros

            • Lightweight
            • Non-Greasy

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Daily Use
              • Enlarged Pores
              • Fine Lines/Wrinkles

              Comments about Intensive Pore Minimizer:

              I believe Dr. Perricone has very good products. I've used the Pore Reducing Series for two months – twice daily. I have not seen any change whatsoever in my pores. My pores are very large so maybe this is for small pores that you're just starting to see as you age. I don't think you can change what God gave you. If you are blessed with small pores – be thankful! Otherwise, this product isn't going to give you anything smaller that what you have.

              • Skin Type:
              • Combination
              • Age:
              • 45-59

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Great for large T-zone pores

              By Debra L.A.

              from Los Angeles

              About Me Beauty Expert

              Verified Reviewer

              Pros

              • Helps to shrink pores

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Enlarged Pores

                Comments about Intensive Pore Minimizer:

                I use this on my t-zone area. (I have large pores in the t-zone probably from having oily skin when younger.) This works to help shrink the pores, and then I use pore minimize over my No Foundation Serum to add additional help.

                • Skin Type:
                • Combination
                • Age:
                • 45-59

                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                This product works for me!

                By Em

                from Tennessee

                About Me Minimalist

                Verified Reviewer

                Pros

                • Lightweight
                • Non-Greasy
                • Smells Great
                • Softens Skin
                • Soothes Skin

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Daily Use
                  • Enlarged Pores
                  • Sensitive Skin
                  • Uneven Skin Tone

                  Comments about Intensive Pore Minimizer:

                  I use this product twice per day along with the intensive pore treatment. I have used these products for at least 15 years. Would not want to ever be without them.

                  • Skin Type:
                  • Dry
                  • Age:
                  • 60+
                   
                  5.0

                  I would buy this toner over and over

                  By Perricone girl

                  from East Orange, NJ

                  About Me Beauty Conscious

                  Verified Reviewer

                  Pros

                  • Light exfoliation
                  • Lightweight
                  • Non-Greasy
                  • Softens Skin

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Daily Use
                    • Enlarged Pores

                    Comments about Intensive Pore Minimizer:

                    I use this morning and night. It seems toy provide just what my skin craves.

                    • Skin Type:
                    • Combination
                    • Age:
                    • 60+
                     
                    2.0

                    Not sure it is making a difference.

                    By Mary

                    from Long Beach CA

                    About Me Minimalist

                    Verified Reviewer

                    Pros

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Daily Use
                        • Enlarged Pores
                        • Fine Lines/Wrinkles
                        • Sensitive Skin

                        Comments about Intensive Pore Minimizer:

                        Product has not made a difference.

                        • Skin Type:
                        • Dry
                        • Age:
                        • 60+

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