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#1 Tata Harper Purifying Cleanser Pore-refi ning Daily Detox Wash, $98.
This creamy formula rids surface dead skin cells and excess oil without drying out skin. It also has enzymes that gently exfoliate and dissolve oil build-up, so your pores don’t look enlarged.

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#2 CNP Laboratory Anti-pore Black Head Clear Kit, $14.30 for three sets.
We love this gentle, two-step take on the usual pore strip. First, use Black Head Clear Mask 1 on the nose to draw out the excess sebum clogging your pores. Remove it after 15 minutes and use a cotton bud to gently rub away blackheads – you’ll be surprised at how easily they are dislodged. Then, use Pore Tightening Mask 2 to soothe skin and reduce the look of pores.

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#3 Ettusais Jelly Mousse, $30.
This foam, which has a dense but still pliant texture, deep-cleanses pores, flushing out dirt and impurities. It is gentle enough not to cause any feeling of tightness after.

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#4 Bobbi Brown Skin Smoothing Pore Perfector, $58.
Minimise the look of pores with this primer, which has a blend of silica and soft-focus powders to absorb excess oil and create a smooth canvas. It is also formulated with brown algae extract, said to reduce sebum production over time, sodium hyaluronate, which helps maintain skin’s moisture levels, and glucosamine to make skin look smoother.

Product photos: Jasper Yu, Photo of model: Showbit.com

This story was first published in HerWorld Magazine May 2015.

You can also try this 1 minute trick to shrink large pores!