Treatment for Large Pores: Key Ingredients

Treatment for Large Pores: Key Ingredients

Treatment for Large Pores: Key Ingredients

Dealing with large pores on your face can be frustrating, but with the right skincare regimen and key ingredients, you can effectively minimise their appearance. In this article, we'll explore essential treatments for large pores, focusing on key ingredients that are crucial for achieving smoother and clearer skin.

Understanding Large Pores

Large pores are often caused by factors such as genetics, excessive oil production, ageing, and sun damage. When pores become clogged with oil and debris, they appear enlarged and more noticeable. Addressing these issues with targeted treatments is essential to reduce their size and improve overall skin texture.

Key Ingredients for Treating Large Pores

Niacinamide (Vitamin B3)


  • Benefits: Niacinamide is renowned for its anti-inflammatory properties and ability to regulate oil production. It helps to strengthen the skin barrier, reduce pore size, and improve overall skin texture.
  • How to Use: Look for serums or moisturizers containing 5-10% Niacinamide. Incorporate into your daily skincare routine to see visible improvements in pore size over time. Our Repair Serum NAC Y²™ works to restore healthy skin an improve the appearance of open pores.

Retinol (Vitamin A)


  • Benefits: Retinol is a potent ingredient that promotes cell turnover and enhances collagen production. It effectively unclogs pores, reduces blackheads, and minimizes the appearance of large pores.
  • How to Use: Start with a low concentration of Retinol (0.25-0.5%) such as our Black Diamond Retinol Oil and gradually increase as your skin builds tolerance. Use at night and always follow with sunscreen during the day.

Salicylic Acid


  • Benefits: Salicylic acid is a beta hydroxy acid (BHA) that penetrates deep into the pores, exfoliating dead skin cells and unclogging pores. It helps to reduce oiliness and prevent future breakouts.
  • How to Use: Incorporate Salicylic Acid in the form of cleansers, toners, or spot treatments (0.5-2%). Our Anti Blemish Booster is a highly-effective, targeted treatment featuring salicylic acid to clear clogged pores. Use 2-3 times per week to keep pores clear and refined.

Hyaluronic Acid


  • Benefits: Hyaluronic acid is a hydrating ingredient that attracts moisture to the skin, keeping it plump and hydrated without clogging pores. It helps to maintain skin elasticity and smoothness.
  • How to Use: Apply our Hyaluronic Acid Serum daily, especially after treatments like Retinol or exfoliation, to replenish moisture and maintain a balanced complexion.

Alpha Hydroxy Acids (AHAs)


  • Benefits: AHAs like Glycolic Acid and Lactic Acid gently exfoliate the skin's surface, improving texture and reducing pore size. They help to remove dead skin cells and promote cell renewal.
  • How to Use: Incorporate AHAs in your skincare routine through toners, serums, or peels. Start with lower concentrations and gradually increase frequency based on your skin's tolerance.

Effective Large Pores Treatment Products

Achieving smoother, clearer skin with minimised pores requires using products formulated with these key ingredients.


Incorporating key ingredients like Niacinamide, Retinol, Salicylic Acid, Hyaluronic Acid, and AHAs into your skincare routine is crucial for effectively treating large pores. These ingredients work synergistically to unclog pores, improve skin texture, and reduce pore size over time.


Explore our selection of effective skincare products designed to treat large pores and elevate your skincare routine. With consistent use and the right ingredients, you can achieve your goal of smoother, more refined skin.

Words approved by: Dr Yannis Alexandrides


Dr. Yannis Alexandrides, founder of 111SKIN, is a renowned cosmetic surgeon and innovator in skincare. Informed by over 30 years of medical experience, his pioneering formulas merge science and luxury, delivering unparalleled results globally, redefining skincare standards. 

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