Drew Barrymore swears by this £16 pore-reducing face mask

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Photo credit: Axelle/Bauer-Griffin
Photo credit: Axelle/Bauer-Griffin

Drew Barrymore is a woman after our own heart when it comes to her down-to-earth nature, fun sense of humour and thriving social media presence.

As well as being one of our favourite celebrities on the planet, she's also become known in recent years for her failsafe beauty recommendations, regularly promoting products she loves on Instagram and posting a regular edit of her favourites for her #SundaySkincare series.

She even launched her own affordable makeup brand Flower Beauty back in 2013 — so it's safe to say, when she raves about something, it's worth listening up.

As well as giving honest and trusted advice to her 13.9m followers, 46-year-old Drew also reviews beauty products on her chat show, The Drew Barrymore Show, which is where we heard about her latest discovery — Mario Badescu's Face Mask, £16, which Drew says ‘literally blew her away’ at how effective it was.

‘One of the reasons I loved it is I have visible pores,' she explained on the show.

Adding: ‘This has got sulphur and zinc oxide and it gets to work on that surface. It pulls impurities from your skin, and it's got calamine and cucumber, so it feels very soothing. But I'm telling you: My pores were visibly gone.’

Having been long-known as the go-to brand for acne-prone skin — thanks to the celeb-approved Mario Badescu Drying Lotion £15.50 — we've been familiar with the name for a while, but what we didn't know, is quite how good this face mask was for skin with enlarged pores.

Enlarged pores can be caused by a number of reasons, according to Net Doctor: excess oil production which forces the pores open to allow sebum to flow more freely, genetics: meaning that if your parents have large pores you likely will too, and age — as collagen levels deplete, skin becomes less firm and plump and pores can start to open.

Although once enlarged, pores are not physically able to close again, there are effective products on the market that can visibly reduce the appearance of them — like Mario Badescu's face mask, which contains known oil-zapping ingredients like sulphur and Zinc Oxide.

If it's good enough for Drew, it's good enough for us!

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