Guerlain L'Essentiel Pore Minimizer Shine-Control Primer is a primer with 97% naturally-derived ingredients* that mattifies and perfects the complexion and makes the foundation last longer.

The fresh, light texture forms a protective barrier between skin and make-up to create an ideal canvas for a flawless, longer-lasting make-up look. Thanks to the formula enriched with avocado extract, pores are visibly smoothed, while the complexion remains matte and even all day long.

Immediately and over time, the appearance of pores is diminished and skin texture is refined. The Primer goes beyond controlling excess shine to balance skin, reinforce the skin barrier and protect against pollution, so that bare skin is more beautiful, day after day.

A unique and disruptive bottle by the designer Mathieu Lehanneur, inspired by the subtle art of balance.

The Pore Minimizer Shine-Control Primer bottle is designed to be easily recycled**.

*Calculation based on the international ISO standard 16128 Parts 1 and 2
**Subject to local recycling practices


A musky woody fragrance that opens with a white almond top note. The delicate middle note of white tea reveals a soft and creamy sandalwood base note. Its charm is sublimed by white musk and tonka bean notes.


Skin is perfected for an all-day, shine-free canvas.

Instantly: the complexion is smoothed and imperfections less visible. Skin is protected from pollution.

Throughout the day: skin looks freshly mattified, make-up looks freshly applied.

Day after day: pores are tightened and skin quality refined. Bare skin is balanced and more beautiful with a healthy glow.

Formula dermatologically tested on all skin types, even sensitive skin.


A primer that respects the skin's equilibrium, made with 97% naturally-derived ingredients*. L'Essentiel has nothing to hide. The remaining 3% have been chosen in good conscience.
Their function: guaranteeing the formula's integrity and its sensory qualities.

Avocado extract: controls excess sebum** to keep skin beautifully matte all day long and promote shine-free skin, day after day.

Beauty-boosting ingredients** (including white cocoa bean extract as well as probiotic derivatives and prebiotics): help to refine pores, maintain skin's natural balance, strengthen the cutaneous barrier.

*Calculation based on the international ISO standard 16128 Parts 1 and 2
**In-vitro test on ingredients


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Directions for use

Use after your skincare routine and before make-up application.

1) Untwist the cap, press down and release the dropper to pick up the formula. Press the dropper again to deposit two drops on fingertips.

2) Rub the formula between your fingertips to gently warm it up.

3) Apply the formula to your face and massage lightly into skin, starting at the centre of your face and working outwards.

4) For maximised efficacy, perform "Piano Touch", gently tap with your fingertips across the face to awaken and energise skin while it absorbs the skin-caring formula.

Wear L'Essentiel Pore Minimizer Shine-Control Primer under your foundation for a flawless, longer-lasting make-up look.