Perricone MD To Fix Large Pores

Are you plagued with large pores?

Don’t let this deter you from feeling and looking beautiful. Read what Dr. Perricone suggests for your condition.

Dr. Perricone On How To Battle Large Pores

Did you know your diet may be affecting the appearance of your pores?

Eating pro-inflammatory foods (e.g. sugar, fried foods) can cause a dysfunction in the sebaceous glands, which in turn can make your pores to appear larger.

If the pores on your face seem large, Dr. Perricone recommends eating a diet consisting of low glycemic and anti-inflammtory foods.

Try eating:

  • Salmon
  • Sardines
  • Garlic
  • Blueberries
  • Almonds

Besides eating correctly, minimize your pore size by:

  1. Washing skin twice a day with a liquid cleanser formulated for oily skin
  2. Using an oil-free base that contains antioxidants such as alpha lipoic acid, DMAE, and vitamin C ester
  3. Applying non-greasy and oil-free moisturizers and sunscreens

Try Perricone for as little at $10.

Enlarged Pore Fighting Perricone MD Products

Dedicated to making you look and feel beautiful, Dr. Perricone has created products that work hard to minimize the size of your pores.

Read on to discover how these Perricone MD products work, and what customers who have used them are saying.

1. Intensive Pore Minimizer
Designed to effectively reduce the appearance of enlarged pores, Perricone MD Intensive Pore Minimizer will control and absorb excess oil, while maintaining skin elasticity and resilience by gently exfoliating to remove wax or dirt build-up.

The ingredients in this advanced formula make skin appear firmer, less oily, less shiny, and fresh throughout the day.

Inside Intensive Pore Minimizer:

Alpha Lipoic Acid
Found in many Perricone MD products (including Intensive Pore Minimizer) this chemical compound is similar to potatoes.

Alpha Lipoic Acid:

  • Refines skin
  • Improves resilience
  • Helps to regulate sebum production

Salicylic Acid
This ingredient gently excavates congestion that clog and enlarge pores.

DMAE strengthens pore walls and improves the appearance of slackened skin.

Proprietary Mineral Complex
This ingredient creates smooth and radiant skin, by increasing cell metabolism.

Based in proven ingredients, read what people with large pores are saying about this product:

Really makes pores less noticeable – “I use this only on my cheeks and nose as that is where my pores are noticeable, or should I say, they were noticeable? This works hands down. Make sure to shake it up before using to get the full benefits. A little goes a LONG way so a bottle will last quite a long time. best one I have tried so far! Thanks Perricone!” - From Sephora

The name is the whole story - “This product really does minimize pores, effectively and with increased effectiveness as time goes on. I will continue to purchase it and investigate other Perricone products.” - From Sephora

2. No Foundation Foundation
Besides correcting skin undertones while delivering antioxidant benefits, Perricone MD No Foundation Foundation was formulated to minimize the size of pores.

As opposed to traditional foundation which emphasizes the tiniest skin imperfection, No Foundation Foundation delivers translucent coverage without a heavy matte finish.

Alpha Lipoic Acid is also found in this product, and works to reduce:

  • Pore size
  • Puffiness
  • Imperfections
  • Uneven skin tone

Take it from those with large pores who’ve tried it:

The BEST – “I’ve had this product a week and simply put… it’s the BEST. I am in my fortys and have sun damage, large pores around my nose and some uneven skin tone. This takes care of all those problems and at the same time your getting treatment. There is a very slight odor with the product but that was clearly explained in the presentation I watched. With that being said, the smell disappears within minutes. With this product I don’t need anything else except a little blush. I recommend you apply onto your skin while your moisture is still a little wet and not throughly absorbed into your skin. I am fair and found the color of this is not too dark because it becomes one with your skin, not a “foundation” over your skin. GREAT job QVC and Dana. Please put on auto delivery or super size. Cannot be without!!!” – From QVC

Fabulous pore day pore minimizer – “This is like a moisturizer and a pore tightening serum in one that you can wear under make up during the day. It minimizes fine lines and large pores after just one days use. Instead of a primer I highly recommend this product to those who need a little TLC for their skin. I use this every day and love it!” - From Sephora

Eating according to the Perricone diet, while applying Intensive Pore Minimizer and No Foundation Foundation will help cure your pore problem, plus many more.

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45 Comments • Please comment below


  1. Im a 33 yrs old. And Ive had trouble skin since my teen years. I’ve tried so many products. Im willing to test anything just to have clear beautiful skin for once in my lifetime.

  2. I am 37 and in the last year my pores have doubled in size
    on my cheeks. I would love to test products and if they work I will be a user of these products for life.

  3. Hello I am 33 and have huge facial pores and oily skin I need help please it is embarrassing and painful always having to use products to try to shrink them.

  4. need something for large pores.

  5. Would like to test your products on my face to see if will make my pores minimize.


  6. I am about to turn 30! I have nice skin, no wrinkles (yet) I use sunscreen everyday. I have been trying to rid myself of orange rind skin on cheeks for years! I take good care of my skin but this is a problem I can’t shake on my own. I have tried retin-a, photofacials, dermal fillers and all different types of washes, clays, steams and even dermalrolling. I’m obsessed with the Perricone books and am so excited to finally try the Perricone Pore Minimizer! It seems like the most logical way to deal with this problem
    (along with the anti inflammatory diet). I’ll provide befores and afters! Sign me up!

  7. Hi, Somehow my body had become ultra sensitive to certain foods because I would get all inflamed after eating sometimes. I went to my doctor and asked for allergy tests. But he pointed me in a more natural route. He told me to change my diet. Luckily I he had an interest in dermatology which led him to the right cure for my problem. He also told me that sugar can increase pore size and cause outbreaks. I took his advice and changed my diet, stopped the sugar intake, and I noticed results within a few weeks. I added exercise and water and my acne and inflammation went away totally. I just don’t understand why some people are really sensitive to foods and then others can eat anything and not get a blemish.

  8. Hi, I’m 40 years old woman. I’ve go couple of skin problems : seborrheic dermatitis, rosacea. They are come with enlarged pores. I’ve always had few pimples or small imperfections, but now my skin is much worse. I really need some good product. I’ve tried so many things and nothing helped. Please help me to improve my appearance.

  9. I am 39 and have tried a lot of products that only failed me. My pores are getting worse with age. I see women with beautiful skin and I want to ask them but to embarrassed. Please help me get my complexion back.

  10. So confused about what products I should use to take care of enlarged pores. Different people advise different things. Would like to become a tester to try out some products so that I can figure out the right treatment. Thx!

  11. I am 38 with really large pores. I have tried everyhting. My dermatologist said that there is nothing you can do about large pores…and if you have anything for thinning hair…:)

  12. Pore Minimizer and more, inerested in being a tester

  13. Young with enlarged pores on nose – would like to become a tester!

  14. I have these quite amount of large pores, try many kind of products, seems like didnt take effect much.. Really hope Perricone products could give me solutions. Awaiting for good news.Thanks:)

  15. I have quite amounts of large pores around the nise and chick. I have been trying to reduce the pores by:

    1. Cleansing & toning my face twice a day. Never go to bed with make up on it. The only ‘make up’ I use is No Foundation Foundation by dr. Perricone.

    2. Mini face steaming every night with warm/hot towel for 1 minute to help opening the pores after cleansing before applying the Intensive Pore Minimzer.

    3. Weekly face steaming on a boiling water for 3-5 minutes before applying the pore minimizer.

    4. Using the Advanced Face Activator and gently massaging the face in circular motion every morning. And using cold plasma face afterrwards.

    5. Applying face finishing moisturizer and No Foundation Foundation.

    I have noticed that the pore size has been reduced to 50% within 2 weeks. Thanks!

  16. I am 42 y/o black female with oily skin and large pores. I have noticed my skin changing to itchiness, age spots, droopy eyelids, & beginning wrinkles. I saw your product on QVC and it seems to be an answer… I have tried many products & feel confused as to what I really need. Pls oh pls consider me!!!!!!!

  17. Id love to test your products. I have enlarged pores on part of my nose. I would pay to have them shrunk.

  18. I have had large pores for as long as l can remember. I havent found anything as of yet to help me with this problem.I am embaressed of it. l would love to be a tester for this product.

  19. I am an african american age 34 years old, for years I have suffered from large pores, and hyperpigmentation. I would love to be a tester for this product. I have tried many products and would love to find one that finally works

  20. The pores on my checks are very bad ,it looks like a rip orange peel. I am 33 and starting life over my husband did not come home from work one day ,he had decided to leave us for a nother woman , i am now rasing 3 wounderful childeren on my own but right now it is very hard fincilly we live day to day, when i look in the mirror i hate what i see how the stress of everything has taking toll on my skin i have tried home remedies to try to fix my budget really does not allow me to buy to much for me to take care of myself..please give me the chance to do something for myself to make me feel pretty worth some thing again..not this beat up woman left in rags..thank you

  21. I am 54 years old. I have had large pores since my teen age years. I have very oily skin. After I wash my face with a cleanser there is still a shine. I use brown paper towels to get rid of the oil through out the day. I donot like using makeup because it makes my large pores look larger.May I be a tester.

  22. I have such a problem with my pores. I want to try this product desperately because nothing seems to work. I read some reviews that this product is great. It’s just a steep price for something you want to test.

  23. I’ve suffered with enlarged pores, discoloration oily and very sensitive skin since my teens. I am now approaching my mid-fifties and my skin is alot less oily. But, the pores on my nose, forehead, and cheeks seem even more enlarged with age.

    I’ve tried several products with little or temporary relief. I have been curious to try one of Dr. Perricone’s products; and looking forward to start with the No Foundation product.

  24. I get very depressed looking at my skin and am very self conscious about my enlarged pores. I would love to try Perricone to see if it works for me.

  25. I have just recently noticed large pores on my nose and right under my bottom lip and chin. This makes me feel less confident and increases my low esteem. I would like to find an affordable fix for this terrible problem.

  26. Suffered to long from large pores and the older I get the more enlarged the pores. Tried over the counter pore minimizers but they do not seem to help. Please let me be a Perricone tester. I would love to try a product that works.

  27. I have had large pores all my life and I would love to find somethimg that would help them. It would be wonderful to hear someone say that my skin looks great. Thank you so much Beverly

  28. My name is Tabitha..Im 30yrs old..and as far as i can remember i have had large pores on my face and body…mainly what bothers me is my face cause they seem very noticeable to me and it has always kept me from really being happy with myself…its always on my mind when im talking specifically with new people..found this site now im kind of excited to try it out

  29. My pores on my nose have been a constant problem for me for many years. As I age my pores have become larger and larger. I would love to try a sample of your product to help shrink them!

  30. I am.similar to Michelle. I have never.really had embarrassing terrible skin; however….not beautiful skin, where people compliment you skin. Just turning 40, I have rosacea, peri oral dermatitis, enlarged pores, and I just found out I have basal cell carcinoma. I am looking for product that can look my best!!!!t

  31. I have never had “nice” skin. From acne, to ruddiness and discoloration and now rosecea with enlarged pores I have been unhappy with my complexion since my teen years. Having read the reviews I would love opportunity to try something that might actually work after all these years. It would be refreshing to look in the mirror and like what I see.

  32. Enlarged pores is my huge problem since I was a teenager.
    I would be delighted to try this product which hopefully will solve my concern on my face.
    Thanks very much!

  33. I would love a product to make my pores less noticeable. God bless!

  34. I have had large pores since I was a young teenager, by the time I was using makeup I had given up on the idea of having anything other than ugly skin. After my teens I no longer had acne, but the giant pores remain.

    I have never tried any kind of pore minimizing makeup before, because I was skeptical that it would do much for me. After a recent trip to Sephora, I was sent home with a dab of the intensive pore minimizer, and although it only lasted 2 days, I was shocked at home different my face felt and looked! My girlfriends all commented on it, and I suddenly embraced the idea that I DON’T HAVE TO HATE MY SKIN.


    I’m not sure where to begin with the products now, I can’t really afford to buy every product that’s out there, so I’d love to get a good idea of where to start.

    I would love to test, I am very interested, descriptive, and poor… but excited to imagine a different looking me.

  35. Just beginning to realize I SHOULD have taken care of my skin when I was young and pretty. Now 41 I am in recovery mode. I love this product it has given me the knowledge to put myself first and learn that skincare is as important as raising those kids! If it’s not too late I would love to test these products! I am excited to try to the “no foundation, foundation” Thank you

  36. I have very large pores and a deep line between by brows I would love to get rid of! Please help, I’m only 33 and want to feel and look better! I would love to be a tester of your products!


  37. Having suffered with acne from my early teens, I have lots of scarring as well as enlarged pores. Now that I’m approaching my 50th birthday, they seem more evident than ever! I would love to try this product. Thank you for the opportunity.

  38. OMG! When I’m talking with someone, I can see they are looking at my large pores. My niece once said, “Auntie Cindy, why do you have little holes all over your nose!! Oh boy, kids are so honest! I do take care of my skin but, the pores, they are always there.
    Thank you,
    Cindy Szukala


  40. On a scale of 1-10 my complexion I’ve always rated myself 4 or 5. Large pores, uneven skin tones, etc. I’ve tried many products and almost gave up until I saw Dr. Perricone on the Dr. Oz show. I ordered the DMAE capsules and would love to incorporate this item into my daily routine.

  41. Would love to become tester of this product. I am reaching 40 and have been dealing with large pores all my life.

  42. This would be great for me. I have enlarged pores on my nose and a bit on my cheeks. I am self conscious of these areas and always apply
    makeup which perpetuates the problem. I will definitely have to try this product.

  43. I’m in my 70′s and I have large pores, I think..
    I look like I have little black heads , when I look in a magnifing mirror, especially on my nose and some on my checks..
    I purchased No Foundation. I like it.but what else should I use..
    I would like to become a TESTER.
    I’ve tried calling and only get a busy signal..
    Waiting to hear from you.
    Marge Schmid

  44. I have suffered with large pores and oily skin my whole life which in turn produces spots. I never seem to be able to win when it comes to products. They either don’t make any effect on my oily skin or dry my face out. My makeup constantly slides or looks dry, there seems to be no inbetween. I feel I have tried every product going to no avail. My next move I think would be a dermatologist…so this product sounds perfect and would love to try it as one last attempt!

  45. I would love a product to make my pores less noticeable and aid in uneven skin tone. The opportunity to test a product like such would be wonderful.