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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 Ipca Acne - Oc Advance Oil Control Moisturizer Biofficina Toscana Purifying Face Serum MIHO Fix Relax NIOD Mastic Must Heremco Pharmaceuticals Histoplastin Red La vie en rose Cleansing Micellar Water No Make Up Refine Today Pore Refining Serum Aloe plus Colors Aloe Vera Serum ISOMERS Skincare BB Cream SKIN ALPHABET Clear 1% Mastic Facecream Tarte Sugar Rush™ Don’T Hate, Hydrate Oil-Free Moisturizer 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 Chanel Blue Serum Facegym Face Coach Lifting Q10 + Mastic Tree Enzymatically Activated Face Oil Hylamide Booster;Pore Control La vie en rose Le Paris White Caviar Nu Skin ageLOC Tru Face Essence Ultra BABOR Matte Finish La vie en rose Platinum Serum With Pearls Laca Perfect Pore Resibio Serum ISDIN Si- Nails Ilia True Skin Radiant Priming Serum Indy Beauty Intense Moisturising Night Cream Pharmasept Cleria Renewal Dry Oil With Golden Mastic Too Cool For School Rules Of Mastic Mild Cleanser SU:M37 Secret Repair Emulsion Chanel Blue Serum Eye D'Alchemy Age Cancellation Booster Essence Strong Hardener Nail Treatment Advanced Ilia Liquid Light Serum Highlighter Ilia Liquid Light Serum Highlighter Iwostin Purritin Active Cream Mavala Mava-strong Typology Exfoliating Serum 10% Glycolic Acid IOMA Mon Sérum Ilia Blue Light Protect + Set Mist SeboCalm Young Mud Mask Tatcha Water Cream Charlotte Tilbury Airbrush Flawless Setting Spray Nip+Fab Glycolic Fix Serum Dr Hauschka MED Saltwater Sensitive Toothpaste SU:M37 Secret Repair Concentrate