The bestselling pore serum that helps you get pore-fectly smooth skin

In the market for a new serum?

Refining Serum 9

Refining Serum 9 has been our bestselling serum, popular for its pore-refining effects while soothing skin redness at the same time. Suitable for most skin types, this potent botanical pore serum helps to minimise the appearance of your pores for a visibly smooth complexion.

Pores - before and after

Find out how this pore serum can help solve your pore-blems!

1. Minimises appearance of pores and smoothens skin complexion

Refining Serum 9 is packed with plant tannins and botanical extracts

Astringents are substances that cause the contractions of skin cells. Refining Serum 9 is a pore serum that is packed with plant tannins and botanical extracts that act as natural astringents to help reduce the appearance of our pores. With smaller-looking pores, your skin appears smoother with a more refined complexion.

Dawn - Before and after

“You can see how my open pores gradually improved to a smooth complexion.” — Dawn (

2. Calms skin

Refining Serum 9 contains Chamomile Flower and Green Tea Leaf extracts

For those with skin redness, this serum makes a great addition to your routine. Chamomile Flower and Green Tea Leaf extracts in the serum help to calm and soothe skin while providing antioxidant benefits.

Belinda - Before and after

“My favourite item is the Refining Serum 9 as it helped to calm my red and angry skin, even causing it to appear more firm!” — Belinda (

3. Helps skin appear more firm

Refining Serum 9 contains Hydrolyzed Albumen and Amino Acid Complex

If you’re looking to achieve a more defined appearance, Refining Serum 9 can help. Study has shown that Hydrolyzed Albumen is able to help significantly reduce wrinkles. It works by inhibiting elastase, the substance that breaks down elastin to form saggy skin and wrinkles.1

Amino Acid Complex is also added in the formulation to help sculpt the face line for a more defined appearance. After a period of use, peek in the mirror and you just might spot firmer-looking skin and a more sculpted face line!

Lee Wen - Before and after

“My favourite product is Refining Serum 9. I find it effective for soothing and calming the skin, minimising pore appearance and firming up my face contours.” — Lee Wen (

4. Gel-like texture with a citrusy scent

Refining Serum 9 texture

The gel-like texture of Refining Serum 9 melts quickly into a refreshing essence once it meets your skin, ensuring smooth application and quick absorption. To enhance the skin care experience, the scent is a refreshing blend of citrus and botanical fragrance – oh so satisfying!

Upon application, you will feel a refreshing and cooling sensation. This is due to the Yeast Ferment Extract that helps to cool the skin surface.

*Reviews featured are a result of using DR’s Secret product range, with the inclusion of Refining Serum 9. Individual results may vary.

How do I include Refining Serum 9 in my routine?

Here are some Refining Serum 9 routines that you can pick from to suit your skin condition!

If you have sensitive skin or weak skin barrier:

Soothing Secrets
Recovery Kit

Soothing Secrets Recovery Kit Routine

This simple yet essential routine ends with Refining Serum 9 to further soothe and calm sensitive skin.

If you’re struggling with acne and blemishes:

Clear Confidence
Anti-Blemish Kit

Clear Confidence Anti-Blemish Kit Routine

Refining Serum 9 is our favourite pairing with Spot Serum 8 to target acne and blemishes. This duo helps to control sebum production and calm troubled skin.

If you have normal to oily skin or struggle with enlarged pores:

Fresh Start
Oil Balance Kit

Fresh Start Oil Balance Kit Routine

Hydrating helps to balance our skin’s oil and moisture levels, reducing the appearance of oiliness and preventing enlarged pores. Toner T2 soothes and hydrates your skin while Refining Serum 9 targets enlarged pores.

If you have dehydrated but oily congested skin:

Pore Perfect
Clarifying Kit

Pore Perfect Clarifying Kit Routine

For those with dehydrated oily skin, your skin is often producing more oil to compensate the lack of moisture. This routine helps to control sebum production and target blemishes so your skin appears less greasy and more clear.

Here is an overview of the routines that you can incorporate for different skin conditions!

For sensitive skin or weak skin barriers:Soothing Secrets Recovery Kit
For acne and blemishes:Clear Confidence Anti-Blemish Kit
For oily skin or enlarged pores:Fresh Start Oil Balance Kit
For dehydrated but oily congested skin:Pore Perfect Clarifying Kit

Bonus Tip: Refining Serum 9 + Moisturizer 6

Refining Serum 9 + Moisturizer 6 Mixture

Mixing Refining Serum 9 and Moisturizer 6 together makes a refreshing moisturiser for those with combination or oilier skin. Its lightweight gel-cream consistency makes it so comfortable for everyday wear, definitely one of our favourite product combinations!

1Jensen, G. S., Shah, B., Holtz, R., Patel, A., & Lo, D. C. (2016). Reduction of facial wrinkles by hydrolyzed water-soluble egg membrane associated with reduction of free radical stress and support of matrix production by dermal fibroblasts. Clinical, Cosmetic and Investigational Dermatology, 9, 357–366.