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In One Use, Peace Out's New Skincare Stick Nixed the Grime and Minimized My Pores

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<p>Real Simple / Reese Herrington</p>

Real Simple / Reese Herrington

I've had a very complicated relationship with my pores—more specifically, the exorbitantly large cluster around my nose and cheeks. No matter how many creams, potions, and lotions I've slathered on, I can never seem to minimize their appearance, and frankly, I'm too lazy to add a pore spatula into my routine. That's why I've always depended on a chemical or physical exfoliator to help with skin congestion. Luckily, with Peace Out's new Pore Perfecting Stick, I don't have to choose between either.

It's a treasure trove of cleansing and nourishing ingredients like mushroom extract, a blend of botanical extracts, kaolin clay, and five different exfoliating acids. Together, they work to draw out impurities, eliminate dead skin cells, and hydrate for smaller-looking pores and smoother skin. As a bonus, the stick also boasts a gritty texture, which helps to physically buff your skin.

Peace Out Pore Perfecting Stick

<p>Peace Out </p>

Peace Out

$24

The brand sent me a free sample to try before it hit the shelves, and I haven't put it down since. Although Peace Out touts the formula as "gentle," I found the grainy consistency a little rough, but it surprisingly didn't irritate my notoriously sensitive skin or dry it out. However, it's definitely something to keep in mind if your skin is easily aggravated by physical exfoliation. The little $24 stick is probably my most convenient treatment to date and the application has been completely mess-free.

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You can use it as a quick remedy, drag it over your troubled spots, and immediately wash it off. However, I prefer to use it like a mask. I'll smear some over my nose, cheeks, forehead, and chin and give it about 10 minutes before washing it off. I do this three times a week, and the results were immediately noticeable.

My pores finally looked smaller as a result of the intense cleansing. I also found that my t-zone didn't get as oily anymore, and most of my flakiness had vanished despite my chronically dry skin. After almost a month, my patchy complexion has become more even, and my sebaceous filaments are less noticeable.

If you've struggled to rid your precious pores of gunk, give Peace Out's Pore Perfecting Stick a try. I've included some more incredibly practical and convenient skincare treatment sticks below as well.

Hero Cosmetics Force Shield Superfuel Serum Stick

<p>Hero</p>

Hero

$13

Olay Fresh Reset Pink Mineral Complex Clay Face Mask Stick

<p>Amazon</p>

Amazon

$10

$7

Milk Makeup Hydrating Oil Stick

<p>Sephora</p>

Sephora

$32

Tula Claycation Detoxing & Toning Face Mask Stick

<p>Tula</p>

Tula

$36

$29

Tatcha The Serum Stick: Treatment & Touch Up Balm

<p>TATCHA</p>

TATCHA

$49

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