May be you should try Asprin Mask it did leave my face feeling soft but not sure if did much for the pores! This is what we were all saying last night though its diffiucult to find out what works and what does not work, There are many oils out there though so i suppose could always try a bit on back of your hand or something see if it does work! I know Im really liking the Is Clinical Serum only used it yesterday and my face instantly felt firmer but then this is not a cheap product, unfortuntaly!! As you said just trial and error really!!