I like to think that I keep my blog a 'bad review' free place but there comes a time in a blogger's life where there is a 'not my kind of product' post. This is mine.
I got a small sample of the POREfessional when Glamour magazine were doing their summer freebies. Like every other girl on the planet, I jumped at the chance to try this out as I had heard so many good things about it. The POREfessional is a balm that you apply as a primer to your face that is meant to minimise the appearance of your pores. Sounds pretty good huh?
The first time I tried this, I wasn't too over the moon with it and it has quite a greasy consistency as it was a flesh coloured putty and I wasn't quite sure how I was going to apply it onto my skin. I persevered but I didn't notice a big difference on my skin once I applied my foundation over it.
Skip forward a few months and I made a mental commitment to really test this out before forming an opinion. Yeah...it's really not for me. I made a big effort to use it properly after reading some more reviews and once I applied my foundation over it, I found that it highlighted severe dry and flaky areas of my skin. I cleanse, tone and moisturise EVERY single night/day and I'm always really meticulous so I have no idea how POREfessional managed to bring out the dryness in my skin.
When swatching a little of this on a piece of paper for the purposes of this post, I noticed that a gradual layer of oil or grease started forming around it. Is that what I have been putting onto my face? That just does not look appealing.
(Sorry for the scary face!)
I managed to capture the area of severe flaky skin after I took my makeup off. It was quite prominent between my eyes and it put me in a blind panic that I ended up using my Origins Overnight Intensive Mask in an effort to put the moisture back into my skin. How scary?
It pains me to write this because I LOVE Benefit's products and I find that you do get a great quality product for what you pay for. But this really did not fare well with me.
I'm sorry Benefit, still love you, just not your POREfesional!