A Cheaper Alternative To Benefit's Porefessional

A few months back Glamour teamed up with Benefit to give us lovely little samples to test out and I picked up some of The Porefessional.

The Porefessionl is a pro balm aimed to quickly minimise the appearance of pores and fine lines and retails for £23.50 for 22ml. Now I do love the product and yes it does minimise pores and fines lines but for £23.50 I didn't want to repurchase it. Then today as I was sifting through my samples (which I am desperately trying to use up) I came across these.....

Olay Regenerist 30 Second Wrinkle Filler - RRP £25.99 for 30ml but you can buy these from many places online from as little as £9.00 (free delivery from Amazon) click here for the shopping results on google.
"Regenerist 30 Second Wrinkle Filler instantly reduces the appearance of wrinkles and expression lines for dramatically younger looking skin throughout the day."
Before I start I just want to point out the The Porefessional is marketed as a primer and the Olay is marketed as a filler but to me they are SO similar.

The texture of both products are, to me, identical.

RIGHT The Porfessional | LEFT Olay

They slightly vary in colour but this is unnoticeable when they are blended. They are both silky smooth on the skin and make pores and lines visibly reduced instantly. The one big difference to me is the price.

I have tested out applying my makeup after applying the Olay (letting it settle on my skin beforehand as I would do with a primer) and to me my makeup stays on just as long as The Porefessional, which is a primer. I really love Olay as a brand anyway as their beauty fluid is a fab all round moisturiser, so I will definitely be purchasing a full size wrinkle filler when my samples have ran out.

What are your thoughts on The Porefessional? Have you tried the Olay filler before? I would love to know if anyone has.



  1. Love Benefits Porefessional, Ill have to check out this alternative. Great post:)
    Sara xx

  2. I will check out the alternative, thank you for letting us know about it!



  3. I had lots of the 30 second filler samples and this is exactly how I used them :) x

  4. I do like the Porefessional but find the price too high & thats what puts me off repurchasing. I will pick up some of the Olay one to try. Thanks for the heads up

    1. Your welcome hun, I am convinced they are identical lol!


  5. Amazing post - I have only ever had a sample size porefessional too and I totally begrudge paying the £20 odd price tag. May definitely have to get this Olay filler! Love the sound of it :)

    Eve xxx


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