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Pistacia Lentiscus Gum

Also-called-like-this: Mastic Gum, PoreAway
What-it-does: absorbent/mattifier


Mustic gum is an aromatic resin coming from the bark of a tree that grows on the Greek island of Chios. It was traditionally used as a chewing gum to clean the teeth and freshen the breath thanks to its anti-microbial properties.

As for modern skincare, it is the active ingredient in a skin care complex trade named PoreAway, that is claimed to tighten dilated pores and reduce shine. It works by blocking 5α reductase type I, an enzyme that has an important role in the sebum-producing process (by converting testosterone to dihydrotestosterone, aka DHT, that is the main sebum producing hormone in the skin). 

Do not expect miracles though: according to the in-vivo test conducted by the manufacturer, 2% PoreAway refined pores only by 8% after 14 days and 15% after 28 days. We are not sure if this is a change that you can really feel and see on your skin, or if it's just a "statistically significant change" that can be measured in the lab. 

Products with Pistacia Lentiscus Gum

BIOSSANCE Squalane + Vitamin C Rose Oil Dr. Brenner’s Vitamin C Serum Night Oil Treatment Ipca Acne - Oc Advance Oil Control Moisturizer BIOSSANCE Squalane + Vitamin C Rose Oil Biofficina Toscana Purifying Face Serum Ipca Acne Oc Sebum Regulating Moisturizer MIHO Fix Relax NIOD Mastic Must Aroma Zone Sérum Concentré Rétinal Optimisé Heremco Pharmaceuticals Histoplastin Red A'PIEU Nonco Mastic Band Patch Azarine Pore Tightening & Oil Control Moist Serum La vie en rose Cleansing Micellar Water No Make Up Refine Today Pore Refining Serum Nø Cosmetics Pore Refining Serum Aloe plus Colors Aloe Vera Serum COSMOSS Golden Nectar ISOMERS Skincare BB Cream SKIN ALPHABET Clear 1% Mastic Facecream Tarte Sugar Rush™ Don’T Hate, Hydrate Oil-Free Moisturizer Earth Rhythm Pore Away Tonic Facegym Youth Reformer Vitamin C Oil HighDroxy Porify Solution Apivita Replenishing Firming Face Oil Every Man Jack Volcanic Clay Face Scrub Oil Defense Lira Clinical Ice Balancing Lotion With Psc Lira Clinical Ice Sal Cleanser With Psc New Essentials Gözenek Düzenleyici Serum SU:M37 Secret Repair Toner Skincode Essentials Balancing Serum trend IT UP Quick Dry Base & Top Coat BABOR Ampoule Concentrates SOS Matte Finish (anti-shine + Even Tone) - For Oily & Combination Skin Chanel Blue Serum Facegym Face Coach Lifting Q10 + Mastic Tree Enzymatically Activated Face Oil La vie en rose Le Paris White Caviar Nu Skin ageLOC Tru Face Essence Ultra Artemis by Switzerland Skin Balance Matifying T-Zone Serum BABOR Matte Finish Base Deep Sebum Control & Pore Clarifying Serum Catrice Repair Nail Building Base Coat DALTON MARINE COSMETICS Oyster Cream Hylamide Pore Control Jeffree Star Cosmetics Magic Star Recovery Face Oil La vie en rose Platinum Serum With Pearls Laca Perfect Pore Resibio Serum jane iredale Smooth Affair Apivita Wine Elixir Wrinkles & Firmness Lift Serum Essence Super Strong 2in1 Base & Top Coat ISDIN Si- Nails