Enlarged Pores

How To Get Rid Of Enlarged Pores: Hesperidin To The Rescue

Dr. Deepti Prasad
Medically Reviewed By:

Dr. Deepthi Prasad, MBBS.

Written by Our Editorial Team


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While peering closely into a magnifying mirror, we will come across open and enlarged pores on the skin, near the side of the nose, on the nose itself, and on the cheeks. Whether you like it or not, skin pores are imperative. While people may be obsessed with a smooth skin texture, one cannot scrub their way to pore extinction as part of their skin care efforts as this isn’t scientifically possible. However, certain ingredients help in pore-tightening. And no, we aren’t referring to primers. Primers can achieve an unrealistic skin texture because they contain silicones that cover the pores and form a smooth layer on the skin. However, they can be detrimental to the skin’s health as they can clog pores. On the other hand, certain skincare ingredients like hesperidin can offer long-term solutions to large pore problems, as opposed to makeup primers that are momentary quick fixes.

What are Skin Pores & Facial Pores?

Dermatologists explain that pores are tiny hair follicles on the face, and they contain oil-secreting glands. These glands produce sebum, to maintain the pH of the skin. Sebaceous glands or hair follicles are present all over the body, apart from the palms and bottom of the feet. Pores help in keeping the skin moisturized and healthy. The size of our pores may vary depending on the region of the body it is in, and the age factor. Pores cannot be removed, however, they can shrink in size, giving the appearance of porcelain, smooth skin. There are many pore-minimizing and pore tightening products available in the market, and while they may help in diminishing their appearance, they cannot remove them; this is something that one must be completely aware of as part of their skin care efforts.

Hesperidin for reducing the Facial Pores

Alpha Glucosyl Hesperidin is an ingredient that helps in improving blood circulation. This ingredient is also an excellent pore tightening agent because of its lipid peroxidation suppressive, antioxidant, and anti-inflammatory properties.

What is Hesperidin?

Essentially hesperidin is a pore-minimizing compound that is found in the peel of citrus fruits. Its anti-inflammatory properties make it the perfect ingredient for repairing damaged skin. It also deeply cleanses enlarged pores to help diminish their size. The emollient qualities of this agent make it an excellent hydrating ingredient.

How does Hesperidin work on reducing the pores?

Hesperidin restores and repairs the skin’s barrier and reduces acne breakouts. The flavonoids present in this multi-active ingredient scavenge free radicals and prevent oxidative damage to the skin. Apart from that, it strengthens the collagen structure while absorbing UV rays. Its anti-redness properties make it safe for sensitive skin as well. Including Hesperidin in your skincare routine can be beneficial for your overall skin health. We have formulated ThriveCo’s Ultimate Toner with Hesperidin and it was found to reduce the pore size by 36% in 8 weeks.

ThriveCo’s Ultimate Toner with Hesperidin

The Ultimate Toner effectively removes pore-clogging residue from the pores and minimizes its size by 36% in just 8 weeks. The toner helps in smoothing out the skin’s texture by enhancing microcirculation. Enriched with the goodness of Tazman Pepper Extract and Hyaluronic Acid, not only does it hydrate the skin, but adds to its radiance. With a pH of 5.5, this toner calms inflammation and irritation to even out skin texture while keeping acne breakouts at bay. Besides, it ensures long-lasting moisturization while allowing the following products to delve deep within the layers of the skin, for enhanced efficacy. With prolonged use, the skin looks and feels plump and smooth. This pore-minimizing toner rebalances the skin’s microbiome.

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Skincare routine with the Ultimate Toner for reducing large pores

There are many ways in which the look of large face pores can be made smaller to reveal smooth glowing skin, and some of them are mentioned as follows:

  • Cleanse the skin thoroughly: Using a gentle, but thorough cleanser helps in removing the dead skin cells and dirt entrapped within the pores. Pores need to be clean, to appear smaller, and therefore an exfoliating cleanser containing AHAs and BHAs will be ideal for this. ThriveCo AHA+BHA facewash gently washes away all the impurities and clears the pores, to create a clean slate for the rest of the skincare steps.

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  • A Pore-minimizing Ultimate Toner: ThriveCo’s pore-minimizing Ultimate Toner contains hesperidin that has proven to show a 36% reduction in pores. It creates a smooth veil of evenness on the skin. It also contains the goodness of Hyaluronic Acid, to quench the skin’s dehydration while offering an all-day glow.
  • Retinal is crucial: Retinaldehyde or retinal is known to minimize excess oil production. It also clears congestion and build-up inside the pores. ThriveCo Youth Renewal Serum contains Retinaldehyde and a peptide complex that is proven to smoothen and tighten the skin.

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  • Always Moisturize: Moisturizing is an essential part of every skincare routine. Pore-tightening products tend to dry out the skin, and therefore need to be layered with a good, non-comedogenic moisturizer. ThriveCo Anti-Ageing Hydrating Gel will be the perfect accomplice to pore-minimizing products.

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You don't need to go through extensive and invasive procedures to reduce pores on the face. All that is needed is a good skincare routine including products that will make face pore size smaller.

Side-effects of Hesperidin

There aren’t any known side effects of hesperidin especially when it is topically applied. It can be used with other active ingredients like Tranexamic Acid, Retinaldehyde, AHAs, BHAs, and Vitamin C, to lend the skin a smooth, ethereal, glowing appearance.

Also Read : Tranexamic Acid :One Of The Best Ingredients For Hyperpigmentation


Apart from using pore-tightening ingredients in the skincare routine, it is crucial to use non-comedogenic makeup. Regular exfoliation of the skin is also imperative to shrink pore size. Ingredients that boost collagen production tighten and rejuvenate the skin, while reducing pore size. Avoid touching your face to prevent clogged pores as the fingers transfer a lot of bacteria that can aggravate the skin and push the debris deeper into the pores. In case you notice blackheads, opt for a professional extraction and include an exfoliating face wash. Hesperidin is lauded to be a pore-refining hero, and its usage, will help in refreshing and rebalancing the skin over time. It also removes excess oil from the skin while keeping it hydrated.

Also Read : Hyperpigmentation Be Gone - Ingredients That Help Fight Skin Discoloration


About Doctor :

Dr. Deepthi Prasad

Dr. Deepthi Prasad specializes in Dermatology, Cosmetology, and Aesthetic Dermatology and has been practicing for over 15 years. After completing MBBS from Dr. NTR University of Health Sciences Andhra Pradesh in 2009, she earned a MD in Dermatology, Venereology & Leprosy from Osmania Medical College in Hyderabad in 2014.



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