We recently sampled Kiehl's latest: the Rare Earth Pore Minimizing Collection which features fairly traded Amazonian white clay. The goal of this set is to use natural ingredients to detoxify and refine your skin and reduce the size of your pores. It's recommended for normal to oily skin and includes Rare Earth Deep Pore Daily Cleanser, Rare Earth Pore Refining Tonic, Rare Earth Pore Minimizing Lotion, and Rare Earth Deep Pore Cleansing Masque.
Our favorite products are the lotion and the masque. The Rare Earth Pore Minimizing Lotion uses Amazonian white clay to absorb excess surface oil for hours. If your skin is oily, chances are you're not going for a dewy looking, instead you're looking for a way to reduce your shine. In a test run by Kiehl's, 80% of people who used the lotion had a matte finish to their skin for 8 hours. While we didn't have a stop watch for our test, the lotion kept our shine at bay for the bulk of these long hot August days. If your skin is on the dry side or combination, you may need to use an extra moisturizer on top of this. We can't imagine needing more except on the driest of winter days. The Rare Earth Pore Minimizing Lotion is $28 for a 2.5 oz. bottle.
The Rare Earth Deep Pore Cleansing Masque uses the same Amazonian white clay to not only absorb oil but also remove bacteria and dead skin-cells which clog and enlarge pores. We used this at night and our skin feels smoother and tighter. The masque also helped calm down the acne flare up that came with our monthlies. The masque is $22 for a 5 oz. jar.
The Rare Earth Pore Minimizing Collection is available at Kiehl's stores, select department stores, and Kiehls.com.