I have relatively large pores. I have tried many primers…some work and some don’t. However, all of them only work for about 12 hours. I was really excited when I heard about a product that actually reduces the appearance of large pores overtime. Strivectin Advanced Retinol Pore Refiner is a very luxurious product that gives the face an even complexion. I couldn’t wait to try it and see if it reduced my pore size.


Strivectin says this about the product:

Reduce the appearance of enlarged pores and refine texture for a smooth, even complexion.

New Advanced Retinol Pore Refiner is a lightweight daily pore-minimizing lotion and anti aging moisturizer with Retinol that delivers both instant and long-term visible pore reduction. 96% of subjects had an immediate improvement in visible pore size after a single application.** Patented NIA-114™ technology nourishes the moisture barrier to provide visible age fighting efficacy as it limits the sensitivity common to Retinol use. The powerfully effective blend purifies and refines both skin tone and texture, while delivering superior age fighting benefits.

*Based on technician evaluation after 8 weeks of use.
**Based on technician evaluation.

Benefits (from site):

  • Advanced Retinol Pore Refiner is a lightweight daily pore-minimizing lotion and anti aging cream with Retinol that mattifies shine and delivers both instant and long-term visible pore reduction.
  • This potent pore-minimizing lotion helps refine the appearance of enlarged pores while purifying, tightening and reducing the appearance of pores. As it hydrates and smoothes skin texture, it absorbs excess oil to control shine throughout the day for a fresher, mattified and youthful looking appearance.
  • Retinol improves skin’s natural cell turnover to visibly diminish the look of pore size by purifying and refining skin tone and texture. Patented NIA-114™ technology nourishes and strengthens the moisture barrier, limiting the sensitivity common to Retinol use.

Usage (from site):

Apply all over clean face in the AM and PM. Use as the last step in your skincare routine. Apply after sunscreen for an optimal mattifying effect.

My Thoughts:



This product is amazing. I was unsure at how well it would work because of the high claims. They state that 96% of people saw results after just one application. That is a high percentage but now I totally believe those results. I definitely saw a reduction in pore size after just one use. I was honestly amazed. Nothing I have every tried has worked as well as this product. Strivectin has really created an amazing product. You can see my results in the above pictures and it is visibly noticeable.

The pore refiner not only diminished the appearance of my pores, but it also made my complexion flawless. I couldn’t stop looking at how even my skin tone looked. My face felt so smooth and looked so radiant. These results were after just one use. I am so excited to see how my skin looks after I have used the entire tube. The product sinks into the skin so quickly and instantly smooths the skin. I also loved that you apply it as a last step. It really finishes my day and night routines.

I really love the pump applicator and that you don’t need a ton of this product. A little goes a long way which is very nice for such a pricey product. The price is high, but the results are amazing. This product is totally worth the high end price tag. One tube will last a few months. I am just such a fan. I will definitely update my results after using the entire tube (check my favorites post because it will definitely be in there). It is really such a great product.




This pore refiner is $99 for a 1.7 oz tube. Click here to purchase and for more information.


I am amazed with this pore refiner. I actually saw results and I couldn’t stop staring at my radiant skin. My pores were smaller and my complexion was even. My face felt so smooth and I couldn’t stop touching it. The price is high, but the product is worth every penny. It is definitely worth going on your Christmas wishlist. I will definitely buy more of this product because it really works.


Disclaimer: I was sent this product for review from Strivectin. These are my honest thoughts & opinions. I did not receive any compensation, just the product to try.