Aesthetic skincare provider ZO Skin Health has released a new product aimed at reducing enlarged pores.
The Ossential Instant Pore Refiner is designed to reduce pore size, skin surface oil and improve skin texture. Ingredients in the product include, rosa canina fruit extract, which the company claims helps to balance oily skin and minimise the amount of oil on the skin surface; salicyloyl phytosphingosine, which aims to exfoliate dead cells around pores, and prevent congestion; and ZO's anti-inflammatory and antioxidant complexes ZO-RRS2 and ZOX12, which are said to aid in the defence against harmful extrinsic factors, including pollutants.
"Enlarged pores are more prone to bacterial intrusion and therefore infections," said Rick Woodin, vice president of global research and development for ZO Skin Health. "The social impact of enlarged pores is that skin appears oily and shiny and it appears uneven in texture due to the raised outer edges of every enlarged pore. Upon our recent discovery of two leading edge, clinically proven biotechnologies, we at ZO, designed a synergistic formulation that we felt confident could most effectively address the diversity of biological factors that cause enlarged pores," he said.
He continued, "The combination technology model we used is proven to suppress excess sebum production and accumulation by limiting differentiation of sebocytes, the skin cells primarily responsible for sebum production. We are relentlessly committed to restoring skin health."