Wednesday, November 30, 2011

AMW Reviews: GSL Z-Pore

The top selling GoodSkin Lab product selling over 10,000 units since launch in early April, 2011.  Actual sales exceeded the sales plan for the U.S. more than 5 times the original plan.

This must be a wonderful product!  I can't say it is unless I give it a try!  So after some time of usage and testing it to other people, I'm ready to share if the top selling GSL product is worth purchasing or not!

Are you ready?

GSL Z-Pore says ---
A lightweight pore perfector that smoothes on skin to immediately hide pores and impart a natural-looking, velvety smooth, flawless finish. The result? Minimized pores and a perfected complexion with or without makeup – instantly and all day!

How does it work? Special silicone polymers, optical diffusers and mica, a mattifying agent, instantly reduce the appearance of pores, providing a soft matte finish to the skin. At the same time, volatiles and film formers deliver optimal skin adhesion providing for all day wear. Our special cocktail of conditioning silicone, vitamin E and non-drying lauryl lysine powder make this formula non-drying.

Size: .68 fl. oz./ 20ml

AMW says ---
  • I love all packaging made by GSL, this is no exception.  Straightforward easy-squeeze tube with pointed tip.
  • A little is enough to blur out lines and fill-in pores.
  • Has a tiny hint of "nude" shade that does not give a "white" faced finish at the same time can even out the skin color.
  • Has matte finish which means the product can reduce shine.
  • Has good control oil.
  • No weird scent.
  • No allergies nor skin irritations.
  • People allergic to silicone may find this a con.

This is one product I go to not for long-term effect but mostly on its immediate effects especially when I do makeup!  If I'm not in a hurry and wants improved skin texture, I would use this together with Tri-Aktiline Total Face, Filextra Facial Revolumizing Treatment with Collagen or the Smooth-365 Intensive Clarity+Smoothing Peptide Serum.

  • Use clean fingers in application.  
  • Always start by using small amount then increase if needed.
  • Best applied on nose, forehead, cheeks and chin. 
  • Wash face properly at night.
  • Do you have sensitive skin?  Do a patch test prior to applying this all over your face.
  • Work fast and blend well before you proceed with your makeup application.
  • If you have super oily skin, an oil-control primer may still be needed. 

Will I repurchase?
Definitely yes!  This is very useful for clients who have large looking pores.

To whom do I recommend this to?
Girls or boys who have obvious pores.

Where to purchase and how much?
Z-PORE is available at selected Watsons Personal Care Stores, Beauty by SM Department Stores and Marionnaud Mall of Asia at Php1,600.00 (approx $36.36).

A tiny squeeze of GSL Z-Pore
Cream texture that's not watery

As I quickly blend the product, you can see a patch that goes matte, brighter and lines on my hand blurred out.  (Note: not totally disappeared, but blurred out.)

Since I do not have obvious looking pores (due to my dry skin), and I do not want to waste such wonderful product.  I take this along with me on gigs and use this on clients who suffers from large looking pores at the same time, those who suffers blackheads.  After foundation application, the skin usually looks uneven up close so I gave this an ultimate test!  After prepping the client's skin, I apply a good amount of GSL Z-Pore on areas that needed the "blurring", let it stay for a couple of minutes then continue with foundation.  Here's a before and after shot. :)

Photo of a Client
(Keep in mind that the after photo has foundation on 
but application was easier with GSL Z-Pore.)

GSL's Z-Pore does work and it's actually part of my makeup kit which I don't mind using on clients because I only want the best for them!  I do check with my clients if they are allergic to certain ingredients.

What's your secret pore minimizer?

Keep smilin'
Stay happy!

(Product sent for review.  Opinions 100% mine.  Please purchase at your own discretion.)


  1. wah...very intrested. but malaysia doesn't sell it..

  2. i have a weak spot for products like this - lifesavers for big pore babies like moi! haha. will check this out when i get back home! tenchu sis , wonderful review!

  3. Thank you for sharing. You have demonstrated that this product really works with the aid of pictures (before and after). Now, I am really tempted to get this product for my nose. I don't neither have blackheads or whiteheads. But I have noticed that my pores on nose are getting more visible. One question: Just wondering if this product would clogs the pores and potentially causes pimples?

  4. wow, this is an amazing product! thanks for sharing! :)

  5. @cik chinta Really? I think I saw them in Singapore though :) So just in case, if you visit Singapore! :)

  6. @MereMakeupManiac Sis, sa Singapore, I think they have teters, so you can try it there! Your weather in Singapore is crazy different, mas maganda try it there too!!!

  7. @Beauty Basics You can use this, my biggest tip is to CLEANSE it well at night so you won't end up with clogged pores :) That goes with all makeup! :)


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