Rare Earth Pore Minimizing Lotion

All Skin Types, including Sensitive Skin

A pore minimizing moisturizer that helps absorb oil and refine skin texture.

Discontinued product

We regret to inform you that this formula has been discontinued.

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What It Is

Our pore minimizing moisturizer helps refine and smooth skin. Formulated with ingredients sourced from the mouth of the Amazon River, this lightweight moisturizer for oily skin and normal skin is rich with minerals. Leave skin with a matte finish with our moisturizing pore treatment.

What It’s Good For

  • Visibly minimizes pores and helps refine skin texture
  • Helps absorb excess oil and leaves skin with a matte appearance
  • For oily skin and normal skin
Fairly Traded Amazonian White Clay Kiehl's Ingredient

Key Ingredients

Fairly Traded Amazonian White Clay Kiehl's Ingredient
Fairly Traded Amazonian White Clay

Known as “Magic Earth,” Amazonian White Clay has been used for centuries by native Brazilians as a stress relieving, detoxifying therapy. Rich in minerals and extremely porous, Amazonian White Clay is known to help absorb excess oil and detoxify skin.

How To Apply

How to Use

How To Apply


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True to our founding family’s mission, we strive to improve the quality of the communities we serve by reducing our
environmental impact, formulating responsibly, and supporting charitable causes. This formula is made with:
Responsible Formulation
Sustainable Sourcing
Commitment to Recycling

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love This is the best lotion I have ever found for my skin. I have very dry skin, but it also at times becomes oily as I sweat very easily. It is difficult for me to find a lotion that both nourishes my dry skin but also doesn't create excess oil if I get sweaty. My only complaint would be the price tag, but considering that it works, I'm willing to pay it.
Date published: 2018-02-26
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Overall a good moisturizer except that it doesn’t control oil at all I find that this specific moisturizer goes into my skin very easily. It is the perfect lotion for oily skin because it does not dry the skin, nor does it make the skin oily . I use this along with the matching earth pore minimizing white clay mask, and the combination of the two is the perfect pair. However, the lotion does not control oil and I usually look greasy a few hours into the day or night after applying. For toner, I use natural witch hazel or an Umbrian clay tonic. My skin is rapidly improving and am very satisfied with his line, though the lotion could be tweaked by adding an oil control component to the formula.
Date published: 2018-01-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing!! Highly recommend for oily skin types This stuff is amazing!! I have such oily skin and live in a humid area so face shine has always been a problem for me. I wash with the Kiehl's mens facial fuel energizing wash, I omit toner (makes me break out), and I use only a pump or two of this. It is absolutely amazing! Dries in no time and keeps my face matte all day, even under heavy makeup. The bottle is small but lasts a long time since you don't need very much per use. Highly recommend.
Date published: 2017-06-11
Rated 1 out of 5 by from not so much I have oily, acne-sensitive skin. This does not produce a matte finish. Nor does it stave off/limit oil breakthrough throughout the day. SO disappointing because I adore the matching facial wash, and toner....I was looking for a moisturizer exactly like the Blue Herbal - but minus the acne medication.
Date published: 2017-04-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Works well, but small bottle I have oily to combination skin and this works really well for me. This is the one lotion I can wear it during the daytime without having an oil problem after a few hours. I wish it would be in a larger bottle.
Date published: 2016-07-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Shine Stopper! Please, do not change a thing about this product! I have always struggled, especially during warm seasons, with more shine than I would like on my forehead and nose. I hate wearing powder because I don't like wearing a bunch of makeup on my face, so this moisturizer is perfect for me. No shine all day long. I mean, I'm not running marathons or anything...just walking to a lunch spot or something...but still, I'm impressed. I recommend this for anyone with combination to oily skin. I don't think it would be a good fit for dry skin.
Date published: 2016-06-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Won't go a day without it! I have oily skin, matte finish is a must for makeup application and breakout prevention! Rare Earth accomplishes all of that, with a tiny & powerful amount. I made the mistake of running out after having used the lotion for 2 months and bought my old drugstore face lotion until I could get around to re-ordering... HUGE MISTAKE! I immediately saw a difference in my complexion. Dryness, breakouts, uneven skin tone, all the negatives were all back and I knew I'd never let this product run out again! My Morning Routine: Precision Lifting & Pore-Tightening Concentrate, Rare Earth Pore Minimizing Lotion, Creamy Eye Treatment with Avocado My Night Routine: Dermatologist Solutions™ Nightly Refining Micro-Peel Concentrate, Midnight Recovery Concentrate, Rare Earth Pore Minimizing Lotion, Super Multi-Corrective Eye-Opening Serum
Date published: 2016-05-16
Rated 3 out of 5 by from It's Okay.... Minimizing pores? Not so much, but it does help keep my face feeling as oily for a few hours. I like the texture of this product but again, not sure what it is doing other than moisturizing and controlling oil for a little bit. Just ehhhhhh I'm also not the biggest fan of the container.
Date published: 2016-04-28
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Nothing Special I am hooked on the Rare Earth Pore Minimizing facial cleanser and toner. Unfortunately, I can not recommend the lotion to do what it is advertised to do. I find that if I apply this lotion in the morning, my skin starts to shine very quickly. I only apply it at night now. Invest in the cleanser and toner for best results.
Date published: 2016-04-14
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Underwhelmed I have extremely dry skin that can be flaky especially in my nose creases, forehead and chin areas. My pores are not super large but noticeable; therefore I wanted to take a chance with the Rare Earth product line. The face wash exfoliates so I am hesitant to use it daily but I do like it and the toner is amazing but this lotion does nothing for my skin. At application my face sucks it in and I feel dry and tight. I have to pair it with another moisturizer (Deep Moisturizing Clarifying Cream or Creme d'Elegance (my fav so far)). I may try it in the summer to see if it is less drying.
Date published: 2016-01-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Used for 1 week I've used this moisturizer for one week and can already see results. I had problems with course appearing skin and large pores recently, I question if it was due to the Facial Fuel lotion. I had some good results with the Rare Earth mask and decided to try this lotion. It has been about a week, I hadn't noticed much improvement and until today and my poor are almost invisible, flat and smooth. I am going to buy every other product in this line!
Date published: 2016-01-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from My favorite moisturizer ever! This is the best I've found on the market. I've used up so many bottles of it... Love, love, love! My skin is combination. It gives me enough moisture and leave my skin matte for a long time but not dry. love the texture and no artificial odor.
Date published: 2015-12-31
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Eh I really like the mask that's in this line. It works miracles on my face, however this does not. It only helps the shine for a few hours and then my face looks like a disco ball. Kinda let down.
Date published: 2015-01-25
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Rare Earth Pore Minimizing Lotion First i love this mask, my skin is a little bit kind oily skin, and it did mitigate the look of my pores a bit, it didn't mattify at all - it seemed to add weight and moisture to my skin that made it get greasy faster than usual. For those with truly oily skin and large pores.i thought you should try other product
Date published: 2014-11-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best day or night moisturizer! Love how light this moisturizer is. Because of my large pores, my face gets oily; so a lightweight moisturizer like this is a must! It really does minimize the look of my pores, even from the very first time I used it. Rubs in easily and feels great!
Date published: 2014-05-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from It's a Keeper! I bought this to see if I could use it in place of the Micro Blur Skin Perfector. The Micro Blur definitely works but it's really expensive for how much you get. I have normal to dry skin and my only goal was to minimize the pores on my nose and chin. I apply this to those areas and once dry I use my regular moisturizer all over. I'm getting the results I was looking for and it's a great value!
Date published: 2014-05-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from amazing yes,I have to say this product is amazing , my pores became smaller and I use this with white clay masque. This is the thing I want after I search for many years for my big big big pore on my nose...
Date published: 2014-05-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I AM IN LOVE I have never been able to use moisturizers, even the oil free with out one of two things happening A.) Being abnormally greasy or B.) Breaking out all over my face. This product is amazing. It hydrates and balances your oils so you skin doesn't over produce it, it makes my pores look tiny, and I do not feel like I need to dip my face in alcohol! Fantastic product and amazing line. I highly suggest this for people with oily skin who still want to take care of it so they don't age faster. I suggest the masque to add along with it. If you have break outs like me the blue herbal lotion (which is actually a toner) and the biological peel are amazing. LOVE these products highly suggest it!
Date published: 2013-04-11
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great for HUMIDITY If you live in a humid area with oily skin this product is your best friend. It doesn't last all day but its the best one I've found so far. It prevents oily skin specially in humid conditions. I do not leave the house w/o it.
Date published: 2013-03-10
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Not my favorite While I love the Rare Earth mask, this wasn't a winner for me. I have very oily skin and massive pores, and while it did mitigate the look of my pores a bit, it didn't mattify at all - it actually seemed to add weight and moisture to my skin that made it get greasy faster than usual. For those with truly oily skin and large pores, I would recommend a traditional mattifier or pore-reducing primr instead of this.
Date published: 2013-02-25
Rated 4 out of 5 by from sort of works It very minimally shrinks pores. I have HUGE pores on my nose and it only works a little. It does make my skin feel really silky so I will keep using it. Maybe it will get better over time.
Date published: 2012-12-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing! really does minimize pores. skin is left looking airbrushed and smooth. oil production is drastically reduced. feels like i have new skin. no harsh smell either. love this!
Date published: 2012-12-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from It really can minimize my pores! Pores are the major problem of my skin. I tried many other products but none of them workded. After trying this one, I can obviously tell my pores are smaller than before. And I like its texture. My skin absorb it very fast. I am 30 yo now but people said I look like 25. Thanks to it! really love this!
Date published: 2012-09-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from took me till i was 45... It took a long time but I have finally found the face product of my dreams. My pores are smaller, my skin is smoother and the texture is amazing.
Date published: 2012-09-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Really Minimizes! I have large, visible pores on my nose. I have tried many different products to either get rid of them or hide them. Nothing has ever worked...until this. I noticed a visible difference after the second application. I could not be happier with this purchase!
Date published: 2012-09-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Rare Earth Pore Minimizing Lotion As with the cleanser, this lotion really does minimize pores! As one may expect, they are extra effective when used together! I love how non existent my pores look! I have normal skin, but my nose gets clogged with pores, truth be told. When I use this lotion along with the cleanser, they're the ultimate duo! Along with minimizing pores, this lotion also leaves my skin smooth and refreshed!
Date published: 2012-09-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Pores really shrink. I have combination/ oily skin. And really large pores. This lotion feels great on my skin. Elimantes the oil and shine and makes my pores look smaller all day (like a movie star under a soft focus lens). I LOVE this product.
Date published: 2012-09-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Feels great using this product! Minimizes pores? That's such a big thing for me. This product takes care of you.
Date published: 2012-09-05
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Love. I love this product because of how light it feels on the skin and yet moisturizes at the same time. This product is great for reducing oily skin!
Date published: 2012-09-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from My Skin loves it!!!!!!! First of all, I have combination skin and my main concern are Redness, Big open pore, and shinny forehead. I suffered with after shave problems for many years. Rare Earth Lotion really works on my skin, I am sure a lot of man out there get redness or irritation after shave just like me, this lotion reduce my open pore issue, it does totally clam down my redness issue and mainly mattify my oily forehead also control the oil balance as well. Thanks to Kiehl's.
Date published: 2012-08-30
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