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Porefectly Clear
Porefectly Clear
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Porefectly Clear

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A light gel exfoliant with 2% Salicylic Acid (aka BHA) and Sarcosine to unclog pores and improve combination skin-related problems such as blackheads & oiliness.

30 ml

Skin type: combination, oily skin

Skin concern: blackheads, enlarged pores, oiliness

Cruelty-free | Vegan | Fragrance & Essential oil free | Gluten-free | Malassezia-safe | Pregnancy-safe


Salicylic Acid is a well-known oil-soluble acid that is the gold standard in treating blackheads and enlarged pores. This exfoliating superstar can unclog pores and balance blackhead-prone, oily skin by working inside the pores to clear out dead skin cells that clog them. Sarcosine joins forces with BHA to further improve combination skin-related problems such as excess oil production.
Salicylic Acid

Who is it for?

We recommend Porefectly Clear for combination and oily skin types struggling with blackheads, too much oil production and enlarged pores.
Skin Type
combination-oily skin
Skin Problem
blackheads, enlarged pores, oiliness
thin gel consistency

how to use it?

Apply a few drops to the face before other serums and creams. Use once a day or every other day in the AM or PM.
Shelf life: 2 years from production (unopened), 8 months PAO (period after opening)

Ingredients & Research

key ingredients:

Salicylic Acid aka BHA (2%): An oil-soluble exfoliating superstar that can unclog pores and balance blackhead-prone, oily skin. It is also known to have anti-inflammatory properties.

Sarcosine: An amino-acid derived ingredient that works as a so called 5α-reductase inhibitor helping to normalize oil-production and pore size.

Allantoin: A classic skincare ingredient known for its skin soothing and skin protecting abilities.

full inci list:

Aqua (Water), Pentylene Glycol, Dipropylene Glycol, Methyl Gluceth-20, Salicylic Acid, Butylene Glycol, Sarcosine, Allantoin, Sodium Hydroxide, Xanthan Gum, Disodium EDTA


Leslie Baumann, MD, Cosmeceuticals and Cosmetic Ingredients, 1st edition, Salicylic Acid, p301

Seminars in cutaneous medicine and surgery, 10/2008; 27(3):170-6., Effective Over-the-Counter Acne Treatments

Clin Cosmet Investig Dermatol. 2010; 3: 135–142., Applications of hydroxy acids: classification, mechanisms, and photoactivity

Nam, Gaewon. "Stratum Corneum Exfoliation Effect with Hydroxy Acid according pH." Journal of the Society of Cosmetic Scientists of Korea 42.4 (2016): 413-420.

Bashir, S. J., et al. "Cutaneous bioassay of salicylic acid as a keratolytic." International journal of pharmaceutics 292.1-2 (2005): 187-194.

Kornhauser, Andrija, et al. "The effects of topically applied glycolic acid and salicylic acid on ultraviolet radiation-induced erythema, DNA damage and sunburn cell formation in human skin." Journal of dermatological science 55.1 (2009): 10-17.

Customer Reviews

Based on 48 reviews
did not make any difference

I see no impact of this product. It does nothing for me.

Igor U.

Nice :-)

Ambreen Hasan
It works!

I’ve been using this for 4 weeks now. And this has helped with a lot of my acne. I did purge in areas I usually get acne but the pimples were gone in about a week. I like that the formula doesn’t dry my skin out (like PC’s). However this doesn’t do much for scars, so you’ll need another product for that.

Unpleasant texture

The idea of this product is great, I like the 2% salicylic acid, however the texture is a NO, NO for me. Texture is a gel type, has a certain viscosity, is easy to apply but once it dries out feels like a mask and it peals off visibly. I would prefer a watery product, more pleasant to wear that sinks in the skin fully. This just sits on top of the skin, everything that I layer after is pealing off. Maybe it has an effect on the pores but is just a struggle to finish it, so I won’t buy it again.

Perfect Porefectly

I have quite large-pored skin and the serum helps my skin a lot. It looks fresher and the pores are, at least, no longer so visible. Whether they really get smaller remains to be seen. Other measures (radiofrequency needling, for example) will certainly be needed. But the serum can definitely help here.