Friday, August 14, 2015

Skinmiso Pore Zero Night Cream Review

Skinmiso Pore Zero Night Cream Review

Hey Dreamers and Creators!

If I could write a letter to my younger self of things I should of avoided in life, one of them would be pore strips. Seriously, those pesky things probably had a hand in enlarging my pores, but I didn't know better back then. Ever since I begin to take notice of my pores (which was some time in college), I looked for products that can minimize the appearance of them Because let's be honest, I'm not about to go under the laser to make them smaller. So minimizing their appearances is the only other way. I've tried a lot of products to minimize the appearance of pores. Some work well, others not really, but whenever a new product comes out, I like to check it out and potentially try it. That's how this Skinmiso Pore Zero Night Cream came around.

 Pore Zero Night Cream

Skinmiso Pore Zero Night Cream
80g, $35.99

Product Description: A 7 in 1 night cream that can help tighten and minimize the appearance of pores. It can also help with wrinkle care and brightening. This cream is formulated with all natural ingredients to replenish the skin with antioxidants and hydration. It contains sage leaf extract, witch hazel leaf extract, peppermint extract and more. The Pore Zero Night Cream is recommended for those with dull/uneven skin, irritated skin, and tired/weakened skin.

To Use: Cleanse and clear the pores first with a foam cleanser. Apply Pore Corset Serum to targeted areas and wait for 5 to 20 minutes. Apply an adequate amount of spot repairing serum, then apply a layer of the Pore Zero Night Cream.

box packaging

Ingredients: Water, Glycerin, Dimethicone, Squalane, Butylene Glycol, Butylene Glycol Dicaprylate/Dicaprate, Arbutin,Stearic Acid, Octyldodecanol, Caprylic/Capric/Myristic/Stearic Triglyceride, Cetyl Alcohol, Stearyl Alcohol, Glyceryl Stearate, PEG-100 Stearate, Steareth-2, Biosaccharide Gum-1, Piper Methysticum Leaf/Root/Stem Extract, Phenoxyethanol, Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Arginine, Xanthan Gum, Tocopheryl Acetate, Panthenol, Phytosphingosine, Hydrogenated Lecithin, Disodium EDTA, Dipotassium Glycyrrhizate, Adenosine, BHT, Glycyrrhiza Glabra (Licorice) Root Extract, Melissa Officinalis Extract, Salvia Officinalis (Sage) Leaf Extract, Hamamelis Virginiana (Witch Hazel) Leaf Extract, Mentha Piperita (Peppermint) Extract, Chlorphenesin.

manufacturing date
Manufacturing Date
Packaging: The packaging of this product is fairly simple and to the point. I really like the blue & white color combo with words in black. It looks nicely put together. Most of the descriptions on this box are in Korean, which is the only downside. The product container is simple too, just a plastic tub container. It didn't come with a spatula though, which is rare, since most South Korea tub creams that I have usually includes a spatula. It's okay though, because I have enough spatulas from those other products to open up a spatula shop, so I'm sure I can spare one for this Pore Zero Night Cream.

Color: The cream is snow white in color.

container protective lid

Scent: It's got a fresh sage, peppermint like scent mixed with what seems to smell like soap to me. It's not a bad scent and not super strong either. 

Texture: The cream looks very thick but feels very creamy. It apply easily and absorbs fairly fast into the skin. It can, however, leave the skin feeling oily. Which may not be very pleasant for those of who have combo/oily skin types, especially in the summer times.

cream is snow white in color

My Thoughts: From the looks of the instructions on how to apply, I knew I might get a lesser result. It seems like this product might work better with other pore minimizing products. So I wondered how well it would perform on its own. This is also a night cream only, so I also wondered how long its effects will last and if it is worth it than just applying a pore minimizing primer in the morning.

As always, I started with my patch test process which took about 2 weeks. During the patch test I noticed something. This cream might be a little too rich for my combo to oily skin. Especially since it's summer time now and my skin is leaning more oily than combo. Also, it leaves the skin feeling oily, which is not a super great feeling for combo/oily skin people. Still, I thought I'd give it a few days of full face trials and see how it goes from there. I was too curious of its pore minimizing effects to give up now. By the way, my patch test also showed that a little goes a long way for this product.

close-up of the cream

As I mentioned above, the cream leaves an oily feeling on my face every night I used it. At first I thought it could be that it doesn't play well with my other skincare products. However, after using it on its own, it still left an oily feeling. I was not happy at all with it, so I decided to use oil blotting papers after the product. Which then left my face not oily. My full face trial lasted 7 days, which is much shorter than my normal full face trial. The reason being that the oiliness was just too much, so I decided to stop using it. I did, however, have my mom try out this cream too. I do think that this cream will work better for those with dry to normal skin. Since she has normal to dry skin type, I thought she might see better results and have less issues with it. You'll see her thoughts and pictures near the end.

a little bit goes a long way

Here's how the 7 days of my trial went:
  • The first full face test, I didn't use oil blotting paper before I went to sleep and woke up with more oiliness on my skin than I normally have. Not cool. I didn't notice too much change in the sizes of my pores. 
  • The second test I use blotting paper before I went to sleep. I woke up with not too much oiliness on my face than I normally would have. I thought, 'maybe blotting papers are the way for us oily skin peeps'. My pores still looked the same, which was a bit disappointing.
  • The 3rd night was the same as the second. When I woke up, I had more oiliness than the previous morning. I thought, 'uh oh, maybe the blotting paper doesn't really help'. My pores still looked pretty much the same. Sigh, on wards to the 4th night. 
  • I was a bit discouraged on the 4th night. I'm using a night cream that probably isn't right for my skin type for the summer time all because I wanted to see if it'll minimize pores. I really should have tried this in the winter times or something. Still for the love of my curiosity, I tried it again. The only difference was that I used a clay mask this night and its serum like moisturizer. I blotted the oiliness and went to sleep. Woke up in the morning and looked in the mirror. For the first time since my patch testing period, I saw my pores looking just a tad bit smaller. You see, I have other pore minimizing products, like the clay mask and its moisturizer and while it's not products from the Skinmiso line, it looks to have helped too. (Seriously though, why didn't I think of this sooner?)
  • The 5th night, I followed what I did on the 4th night minus the clay mask because I can't seriously use clay mask everyday, at least not on my sensitive skin. I woke up in the morning with a bit of an oily face and not so much pore size changes. 
  • The 6th night was the same as the 5th and the result in the morning was the same.
  • The 7th night was the same as the 6th and at that point I thought to myself, if this still doesn't work by morning I should really stop. So when morning comes and my pores look just a teeny weeny bit smaller, I decided to stop the trial.
In all honesty, it did help minimize my pores just that tiny little bit. I really, really wish the cream didn't make me so oily, because I am sure when I produce more sebum, it decreases the effectiveness of the cream to minimize the pores. 

Michelle's before and after

Okay, now onto my mom's trial. My mom had a much better time with this night cream. Most likely because it's probably more for her skin type, which is normal to dry by the way. She used it as the last step in her routine and it was absorbed fast with no oiliness or stickiness. 

As for the pore minimizing effects? Take a look for yourself below. The cream did help minimize the appearance of her pores. It's not a miracle cream and it's not like her pores disappears after she uses the cream, however the effects are still noticeable. She hasn't really seen any long lasting effects and the cream seems to work better if she uses a clay masks beforehand. She's been using the cream for almost 3 weeks now and it looks to maintain the same minimized effects with no other significant changes. She's currently not using any other pore minimizing products other than this night cream and occasionally a clay mask. So we wonder if it would help if she adds other pore minimizing products into her routine.

This Skinmiso Pore Zero Night Cream also promises to help with wrinkle care and whitening. So how are the effects of those two?

-The cream was able to help minimize wrinkles a bit. Not a whole lot, but every little bit counts right? Mom would like to keep using the cream for a couple more month before deciding whether it really helps with wrinkles well or not. So far though, it seems to work a bit.
-As for the whitening part, she feels like her skin is a bit brightened after she uses the cream. However, she hasn't noticed any long lasting effects so far. 

Helen's before and after

Pros:
-moisturizing
-better for normal to dry skin types
-can minimize appearance of pores
-can minimize fine lines/wrinkles
-can brighten the skin
-pleasant scent

Cons:
-not so great for combo to oily skin types
-can leave the skin feeling oily

cream absorbs but can leave oiliness

My Rating: ❤ ❤ ❤  

Final Thoughts: It's clear to see that this cream is better for those with normal to dry skin types than combo to oily. I would say that for people with normal to dry/just dry skin types should definitely give this cream a try if its effects are what you are looking for. For us combo to oily skin type peeps, it's probably best to give this a skip. As for whether this is worth it or not, or should you just stick to a primer that minimizes the appearances of pores in the morning? I think this really depends on you and your skin type/skin needs. As noted above, my mom and I have different skin types and our results were very different as well. If the cream is right for your skin type, then I think it's worth it to at least check it out.

Where to purchase:
-Wishtrend.com (get $5 off at Wishtrend with my code: 064924203) Check out other discount codes here.


Hope you guys enjoyed this review! What are some of your favorite pore minimizing products?

Until next time!

~ Michelle


Disclaimer: This product was sent to me for review purposes, however, all opinions are honest and my own. I was not compensated in any other way. This post contains affiliate link, full disclaimer here.

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