Review: Aritaum Pore Master Sebum Control Primer


Aritaum Pore Master is supposed to be a dupe to the famous benefit Porefessional, minimizing your pores and making you look as flawless as anything possibly can. But is it true? Does it actually do anything at all for us, acne prone girls? Let’s see.


In every Aritaum review, you have me complaining about not having any box, only a sticker. Pore Master is no different.

It is a regular squeeze tube, which is very simple, yet pretty. It is mainly pale turquoise, the colour scheme is just turquoise which is one of my favourite colours. There are no English information other than the name.


After squeezing a little out, skintone coloured substance comes out. I say substance because it is not watery, it feels as if it was a silicone based (just like the Porefessional), so if you don’t like silicone primers, you won’t enjoy this one.

The breathing mineral polymer gel covers pores and irregularities smoothly for a flawless look.

I don’t really have many open pores, but there are some on the sides of my nose and my cheeks, this primer fills some of them, not all. My face definitely doesn’t look poreless. I also used this between my brows, around my mouth (smile lines) and on my lower cheeks, where all my blemishes are. It smooths the skin to a certain level. It does smooth the skin between my brows but it doesn’t smooth the skin over blemishes and the bumps that are there, it also doesn’t have any effect on my smile lines.

The micro-fine sebum control powder absorbs sebum for a matte finish.

I’m honestly not sure if it controls sebum. I’ve been using this for the past month with both foundations that I know work for me and foundations that don’t work as greatly. And my conclusion? I feel like it makes no or not noticeable difference. My nose still gets oily and some foundations still break around my mouth (maybe not as much but they still do).

To stop saying mostly negative things, it does make my skin matte, mainly my nose, when applied before my foundation. It also slightly tints my nose so I don’t have to use as much foundation / concealer there, it’s not a drastic change, but for me, it is noticeable because I know how red my nose can be.

Green tea extracts sooth and tighten skin.

Also, another great thing is that it contains a green tea extract. Green tea is known to have many benefits for the skin, including calming inflammation and acne, reduce aging signs, puffy and dark under eyes, et cetera. So even if it doesn’t completely smooth the acne bumps, it helps to heal and calm them.


Even tho it doesn’t do as much for my skin, I do like this and recommend using it. I just don’t feel like my skin needs primers, it’s not necessary for me. But I still will continue using this one because in the end, it still does something and something is always better than nothing, right?

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