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This is a true story. The other day I saw a tiny man in a miner’s hat run across my nose and jump into a pore. Ok…that’s not true. But it could be! I swear, the older I get, the larger my pores seem to grow. Combine that with my oily skin and I feel like I’m fighting a losing battle.
And who comes in to save the day? Why, Kiehl’s of course! You know we have a huge love for them already. But with the introduction of the Rare Earth Pore Minimizing collection my love has grown to epic depths!
These products were made for me, and all of you normal to oily skin people too. And if you’re like me, you love the feel of a product with mud or clay in it for it’s ability to absorb oil like a sponge. That’s exactly what you’ll find in this collection; Amazonian White Clay, and because it’s Kiehl’s, it’s fairly traded too. It’s from Marajo Island in South America. The clay is gathered at the mouth of the Amazon River at the beginning of the dry season, after months of being nourished by the leaves, fruits and seeds swept down the river from the rainforest.
This collection of four products works to remove dirt, toxins, excess oil and dead cells that can clog skin and result in enlarged pores. And apparently, enlarged and clogged pores aren’t just oily skin issues. Those with aging skin can often be affected (so I’m doomed on two fronts!)
If you can use all four products together, they work beautifully, like a well-oiled, oil-fighting machine. But the two that really stood out for me (the two products I went out and bought after my samples ran dry) were…
Deep Pore Daily Cleanser – Mild, yet foaming (Hooray, this girl needs bubbles) the Amazonian White Clay is combined with finely crushed Diatomaceous Earth to really clean your skin. This feels like a clay masque, that rich mud feeling, only with lots of lather. LOVE this. My skin felt so amazingly clean after just one use.
Pore Minimizing Lotion – not so much a moisturizer as a mattifier, and an amazing one at that! You will not believe what this does to your skin. It literally makes oil disappear like magic. Added to the same two ingredients as the cleanser are Oat Kernel Flour (for further absorption) and Aloe (to soothe).
Big thumbs up for the other two in the collection as well:
So, if you too want to send those tiny spelunkers packing, I highly recommend these products.
(a 4.5 average from me, 5 stars for my top two picks and 4 stars for the others)