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Dr Brandt Pores no More vs. Benefit Porefessional

24 March 2014

I've only recently become aware of the magic of the Porefessional from Benefit. I received a sample at Christmas in a set with some other Benefit goodies and another sample from Birchbox and since then, I've been addicted. I recently received a sample of the Dr Brandt Pores no More in the March Birchbox, and decided to compare the two!

A full-size tube of the Porefessional will set you back £24.50 for 22ml. I only have my diddy sample sizes, but you can get an idea of the cute packaging which has become the standard for Benefit. The Porefessional claims to 'quickly minimise the appearance of pores & fine lines for smoother-than-smooth skin! Translucent, oil-free formula complements all skintones and helps makeup stay put. Contains a Vitamin E derivative, known to protect skin from free radicals.' Other than the part about Vitamin E, and all skintones, I can definitely agree with this. Personally I'm quite happy to slap on a bit of the Porefessional, and nothing else. It makes my skin look smooth and healthy, and it's a fantastic base for blush. The last time I wore it, I was going for a job interview and it was a really hot day. Even though I had quite sweaty skin due to being hot and nervous, my make up stayed 100% in place and my skin stayed looking great, which helped me to be a tiny bit more confident.

Dr Brandt hasn't had the gruelling trial of having to hold my make up in place on a hot day when I was super stressed, but it has had to hold my make up during a work day. A full-size tube of Pores no More will set you back £39 for 30ml. The texture and colour of this product is very similar to the Porefessional, which I always think is little bit like peanut butter! I have found that this product is quite oily, and after leaving it to stand for a few days, there was quite a lot of liquid that needed to be squeezed out of the tube before I could get any of the actual primer out.

Overall, I think the Porefessional is the winner for me. It always provides fantastic results, and compared to the £39 price tag for the Dr Brandt Pores no More primer, it's relatively cheap! I think once I get through my diddy samples, I will definitely be looking to buy a full-sized tube. 

Have you tried either of these primers? Which would be your favourite?


  1. i love professional i use it all the time i think its amazing! i'd love it if youd comment back xx

  2. Great reviews, Porefessional all the way :D x

  3. The porefessional sounds great! Might have to try it :) x

    Telina | Love, Telina

  4. I so wanna try The Professional, but first I need to use up some of the other primers I own. Great post :)

  5. I have not tried either of these products so far but I really want try them both!

  6. I love porefessional - and I'm always happy to hear about the cheaper brands winning out over the expensive ones! :)