PoreAway is based on mastic, an aromatic resin that comes from a tree which grows on the Greek island of Chios. Mibelle Biochemistry has developed a technique to produce a water-soluble mastic preparation that is suitable for cosmetic applications and easy to formulate.
PoreAway not only tightens dilated pores but also refines the skin and reduces imperfections.
Inhibition of 5α reductase I activity
Pore size reduction
Anti-comedogenic and purifying effect
Visible reduction of shininess
Perception of an improved skin quality (self-evaluation)
In vivo study
In vitro study
- Visibly reduces the appearance of pores
- Fights shininess, blemishes and clogged pores
- Creates a smooth, matte finish
- Manages imperfections effectively for a skin purified all day
- Keeps skin clear and refined
- Inhibits 5α reductase I
The mastic tree or lentisk (Pistacia lentiscus) is an evergreen shrub that grows on arid, rocky and poor soil. Lentisks are typical maqui-type vegetation found in Mediterranean countries. However, only the mastic trees of southern Chios give the typical resin when the bark is scratched. This is probably due to the soil and the especially warm and dry weather conditions and explains why mastic production in Chios is granted protected designation of origin (PDO).
INCI (EU/PCPC) Declaration
PoreAway (standard version): Pistacia Lentiscus Gum/Pistacia Lentiscus (Mastic) Gum (and) Lecithin (and) Glycerin (and) Alcohol (and) Aqua/Water
PoreAway oA (alcohol-free version): Pistacia Lentiscus Gum / Pistacia Lentiscus (Mastic) Gum (and) Hydrogenated Lecithin (and) Phenethyl Alcohol (and) Ethylhexylglycerin (and) Caprylic / Capric Triglyceride (and) Aqua / Water
Recommended Use Level
2 – 5 %