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Benefit Cosmetics Dr. Feelgood

What it is:A velvety complexion balm with a feel-good finish.What it does:Benefit Dr. Feelgood mattifies the complexion and reduces the appearance of fine lines and pores.What else you need to know:With vitamins C and E, consider this your "pretty prescription!"
Questions & Answers:
39 Questions
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204 Answers
Overall Rating:
3.725 out of 5
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Questions & Answers for Benefit Cosmetics Dr. Feelgood

Question
acne
I have oily skin and acne. Will this product make me break out?
asked 5 years, 11 months ago
MAKEUPJUNKIE72
(Sebastian, FL)
on Dr. Feelgood
10 answers
Answers
answer 1
It contains cornstarch and wax, ingredients to avoid if you're acne prone. Cornstarch is food for acne bacteria and wax will clog your pores.
answered 3 years, 10 months ago
lawgeek
(New York, NY)
answer 2
I've used this product before and I've never broken out, but when I used Biore, i noticed I had white heads on my forehead when I barely had any before. Every skin type is different. You have to test it out and just use this product for 2 weeks and see if the same this happens on your skin. Try to use Biore before you use this product and then two weeks after. I stopped using it after that.
answered 4 years, 1 month ago
whung
(san fran, ca)
answer 3
I have combo skin. I had used Dr.Feelgood a few years back. The first month that I used it, it made my skin look flawless. However, after I used up the product and purchased a new one I majorly broke out. I don't know why that happened, but it did. I would still absolutely recommend this product though I mean it probably depends on your skin. If you find that you're also breaking out fyi, I'm currently using Smashbox's primer in green to minimize redness and blotches.
answered 4 years, 9 months ago
jadorezrg
(Cerritos, CA)
answer 4
It probably will because it clogs pores and feels very greasy and heavy on the skin.
answered 5 years, 1 month ago
kota
(San Antonio, TX)
answer 5
products are different for everyone's skin. Generally, when trying something new your skin needs an adjustment period that is anywhere from 2 to 4 weeks. if you continue to have trouble after that period stop the use of the product.

Dr. Feelgood is actually perfect for oily/acne-prone skin types though because it mattifies and stops oil in its tracks. if you have an oily t-zone this could actually help prevent break-outs. You should always listen to your own skin though- and remember a little goes a long way with this- if you do break out you might be using too much.
answered 5 years, 8 months ago
hayhay
answer 6
I love this product but it made me breakout. I have tried it on several different occasions and used it for several weeks but I breakout in places that I never break out! I am finally giving up with it, I cannot take any more spots!!
answered 5 years, 9 months ago
Hclovespink
answer 7
Some products make others break out and others do not. Keep in mind that when you try a NEW face wash, and/or makeup and/or mositurizer (or anything for your face) your skin is trying to get usto the NEW ingredients and you could suffer from minor breakouts for a while. But if the product helps otherwise for you then STICK IT OUT and wash that pretty face really well BEFORE bedtime and use benzoyl peroxide to banish dirt or impurties to PREVENT blackheads. Good luck!!
answered 5 years, 11 months ago
anniecalifornia
(Inland Empire, CA)
answer 8
So did I. It does not bother me at all!
answered 5 years, 11 months ago
playingmakeup
(Knoxville)
answer 9
Please, avoid using this if you have acne prone skin. There are so many products that work wonders besides this. Start with a really effective moisturizer that addresses your acne or combination/oily skin. I've tried Murad, Peter Thomas Roth also has a great line as well. And let your skin breathe, use lightweight primers, Laura Mercier oil-free is a good one. The Bare Essentuals line Prime Time works great too. It contains silica which is a natural mineral that absorbs and controls shine.
answered 5 years, 11 months ago
mailani
(seattle, wa)
answer 10
No, I have slightly acne prone skin and Dr. Feelgood never gave me breakouts. It is a mattifying balm so I would think it would help reduce the oiliness of your skin. Just be sure to change the application sponge once and awhile and you should be fine.
answered 5 years, 11 months ago
MidnightCowgirl
(Sacramento, CA)
Question
Does it flake/roll into small pieces when you apply it?
1. When I apply this product with either fingers or w/ the sponge, I don't get a lot of product out...how much product do you use?

2. If I run over a place on my face that already has product, it seems to bead/flake/roll into small pieces...any ideas of how to avoid this or what I'm doing wrong?

Thanks in advance for any advice!!!
asked 4 years, 6 months ago
AJMagid20
(Chicago, IL)
on Dr. Feelgood
8 answers
Answers
answer 1
No, if you gentle massage it into your skin it absorbs quickly.
answered 2 years, 4 months ago
melissabt
answer 2
If you wash the sponge after every couple uses it should help with this, also only use a small amount
answered 3 years, 1 month ago
rach88
answer 3
Yes it will roll into balls and flake off if you're not completely moisturized. So pile on the face lotion, give it a couple minutes to soak in and then you shouldn't have that problem.
answered 3 years, 10 months ago
ibuymybeauty
(Los Angeles, CA)
answer 4
this product can easily clump, flake, roll during the application process.
answered 3 years, 11 months ago
fauxmccoy
(San Jose)
answer 5
It doesn't flake at all ... that's the good thing about it
answered 4 years ago
Beis
answer 6
this product always leaves little bits behind. i don't bother using it anymore. i gave it a few tries and have given up on it completely...
answered 4 years, 1 month ago
MargRose
(New York, NY)
answer 7
I do not use it all over my face - just as spot treatment. I have found that if you use too much it will turn into small clumps. I use my finger tip and make sure that the product is warmed up. Once you put it on smoothly, leave it alone - just like anything else.
answered 4 years, 4 months ago
Behrend
(wexford,pa)
answer 8
I've found that I only need a TINY amount....basically swipe the sponge over the stuff once, and that can do your forehead or both cheeks, then one more swipe for my nose. If it's beading up you're using too much.
answered 4 years, 6 months ago
40vt
(Burlington, VT)
Question
Do you apply this over or under foundation/powder?
asked 5 years, 5 months ago
stealmysunshine
(Massachusetts)
on Dr. Feelgood
6 answers
Answers
answer 1
I use it under. I apply it, then put on my eyeliner while it sets and dries completely, then apply my foundation or face powder. It mattifies the heck out of your face and leaves it super smooth, so it's the perfect canvas for foundation.
answered 3 years ago
itsallmycolor
(Memphis, TN)
answer 2
I've used this over and under make up and alone. It leaves skin with a velvety look with nothing. I've also used this both under and over tinted primer and tinted moisturizer. This seems to be one of those products that no matter how you use it, it's going to look great. I love it.
answered 4 years, 7 months ago
dreamyone
(Chapel Hill, NC)
answer 3
It's funny that everyone has a different experience with this. I find that if i apply it under foundation, the foundation wont go on evenly. However, blotted over foundation (note blotted, not spread) and under powder, it works GREAT. It's also great to blot over powder on your shiny areas. Used with benefit powder, it keeps my oily skin looking nice and my make up in place all day (without emphasizing my fine lines)....amazing stuff.
answered 4 years, 10 months ago
Gingermom
(Houston, TX)
answer 4
The directions say you can apply it under or over foundation, but if you apply it over foundation, it rubs off your makeup so I'd recommend wearing it under foundation.
answered 5 years, 1 month ago
kota
(San Antonio, TX)
answer 5
Do you apply this over or under foundation/powder?
You can use this product under or over foundation powder. It will reduce the appearance of pores and fine lines, and will give you a smooth, silky, matte complexion. It’s also great for touch-ups throughout the day to reduce the appearance of shine.
answered 5 years, 5 months ago
benefit
answer 6
i was told you can apply it either under or over your makeup. though, i've noticed applying it over your makeup just turns into a mess. if you're going to use it at all (it didn't work for me) it's best to use it alone or under your makeup.
answered 5 years, 5 months ago
1CHECK1LOVE
(SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS)
Question
Pores
Does this product fill in large pores?
asked 5 years, 5 months ago
mogknight7777777
(Pasadena, CA)
on Dr. Feelgood
6 answers
Answers
answer 1
Absolutely! I can truly vouch for this. Use it beneath your foundation or powder, if you use it. I use Perfekt's Skin Gel over it for a lightweight, smooth finish. I DON'T use any powders on my nose, as that's where my pores are a problem and powder will just undo the good that Dr. Feelgood has done. For your best, tiny-pore look, go for healthy and smooth, rather than dry-as-powder.
answered 8 months ago
Calico1000
(Chicago, IL)
answer 2
YES! LOL! I have pores the size of Texas and this stuff is a God send!
answered 3 years ago
itsallmycolor
(Memphis, TN)
answer 3
No, it conceals them. It instantly crates a matte look which diminishes the look of large pores but does not fill them in.
answered 3 years, 2 months ago
fabulousme12
(MIRAMAR, FL)
answer 4
Hi

I think this seems to fill in any imperfections. Depending on the size of the pores, it might fill them in totally, or perhaps just reduce them. It seems to make my skill look velvety soft, almost like baby skin. I love this product.
answered 4 years, 7 months ago
dreamyone
(Chapel Hill, NC)
answer 5
This product feels very heavy and clogs pores in my opinion.
answered 5 years, 1 month ago
kota
(San Antonio, TX)
answer 6
I didn't notice a huge difference in my pore size
answered 5 years, 5 months ago
SephoraLuva27
(Concord)
Question
What is the consistancy of this product?
asked 4 years, 8 months ago
Anonymous
(San Diego, CA)
on Dr. Feelgood
6 answers
Answers
answer 1
Well it is hard to explain cuz its such a unique product, it feels like a non greasy petrolium jelly...once rubed in the skin it feels silky and it mattifies the sking.hope that helps
answered 3 years, 8 months ago
katya03
(Compton, CA)
answer 2
Its kind of like hair wax- that you get in a tin. It sounds strange, but it hasn't clogged my pores and it doesn't feel strange on my skin. Like the description says, it does seem velvety once on the skin.
answered 3 years, 8 months ago
denverdame
(Boson, MA)
answer 3
creamy but not oily.
answered 3 years, 9 months ago
truefan
(New York, NY)
answer 4
waxy/greasy...
answered 4 years, 1 month ago
MargRose
(New York, NY)
answer 5
I know some people have said it feels waxy to them. I disagree strongly. Although it might look waxy in the container, if you're actually using it, it feels more silky-velvety. It's hard to describe it, but I find it awesome. The results are unreal.
answered 4 years, 7 months ago
dreamyone
(Chapel Hill, NC)
answer 6
It's not a gel or cream consistency. It's more like a lip balm but silkier. Not sticky or cakey at all IMO.
answered 4 years, 8 months ago
scoobygirl
(Kansas City, MO.)
Question
does it really reduce the appearance of pores?
asked 4 years, 7 months ago
lulu778
(houston, tx)
on Dr. Feelgood
6 answers
Answers
answer 1
Yes, it does. It fills in the pores before or after your make up routine. It works the best in my t-zone, nose and chin. I feel it also blends in your make up really well if you apply it with a kabuki brush! another plus is at the same time it mattifies your skin!
answered 3 years, 8 months ago
fcukoffkthxbye
(Toronto, CA)
answer 2
Yes, It definitely does. You can also layer it if you feel like the first application didn't do the trick enough. Its best used under a powder or something
answered 3 years, 8 months ago
denverdame
(Boson, MA)
answer 3
Yes it does reduce the size of pores and fine lines
answered 3 years, 9 months ago
truefan
(New York, NY)
answer 4
nope!
answered 4 years, 1 month ago
MargRose
(New York, NY)
answer 5
Definately
answered 4 years, 4 months ago
Behrend
(wexford,pa)
answer 6
definitely
answered 4 years, 7 months ago
kodir
Question
is it non-comogenic...won't clog pores
asked 4 years, 9 months ago
najj
(Galveston, TX)
on Dr. Feelgood
6 answers
Answers
answer 1
does not clog pores
answered 3 years, 5 months ago
phillygirl326
(new port richey fl)
answer 2
I haven't noticed it clogging pores. My skin feels more hydrated after using it.
answered 3 years, 7 months ago
crymsunblue
(Austin, TX)
answer 3
To me it does cloge my pores if I don't take it off, but if you take it off at night, and use a face scrub, you will be good to go for the next day.
answered 3 years, 8 months ago
katya03
(Compton, CA)
answer 4
Despite loving Benefit products, this wasn't good for me =(
I broke out under my chin. I switched to Smashbox and haven't had a problem.
answered 3 years, 10 months ago
oohbaby
(Vancouver, BC)
answer 5
don't know if it is comedogenic, but i get breakouts from it.
answered 4 years, 1 month ago
zeerah
(Ann Arbor, MI)
answer 6
I believe it should clog your pores. It is super light and doesnt feel greasy at all. With Sephoras great return policy you can always take it back if it does, but to be honest with you it shouldnt. Hope this helps. I can honestly say I LOVE MINE and I usually have oily skin. ANd it has not cause any extra oily or breakouts.
answered 4 years, 9 months ago
jmelee1221
(Riverside, CA)
Question
How do you keep it clean?
Any tips on keeping it clean? I even saved the little sheet that came with it to separate the sponge and the product and it still gets dirty. I wind up wasting the product when I have clean it by wiping away the dirty parts.
asked 3 years, 1 month ago
rach88
on Dr. Feelgood
6 answers
Answers
answer 1
I think the trick is keeping the sponge clean. Wash it and let it air dry after use, and keep it in the tin with the product. This keeps mine pretty clean.
answered 2 years, 6 months ago
nicolella50
(Meridianville, AL)
answer 2
I don't use the sponge it came with, I bought a pack of those triangle sponges from wal-greens for like two bucks. It's easier to use as well.
answered 2 years, 6 months ago
tugforwar
(San Francisco, CA)
answer 3
It's sort of hard to keep it clean, sad to say. I wash my sponge every night then replace it by the end of the week.
answered 2 years, 7 months ago
bardoteltonovna
(Denver)
answer 4
Use a disposable sponge or in my case, I just use a stipple brush to apply and it works great! Hope that helps.
answered 3 years ago
gfmmakeup
(Westminster, CA)
answer 5
I wipe down the sponge after I use it to remove the excess and anything else that got on it; however, I never feel that it is really that clean looking. It gets a little messy.
answered 3 years ago
chella12
(Arlington, VA)
answer 6
I don't use the sponge. I keep it in the tin because in my mind that will keep the balm from drying out, but I take it out before I use it. I just use my first two fingers, smear them across the balm lightly a few times, put the sponge back in, and close it up. So far I haven't had a problem, I just have to make sure I clean my hands before and after use. I think with the waxy texture of the balm, the sponge is probably causing more bad than good if you use it. Just my opinion, not sure if any of that is true! But avoiding the sponge is what works for me:)
answered 3 years ago
itsallmycolor
(Memphis, TN)
Question
When to use
Where in the order of my makeup routine should I use this?
After moisturizer before foundation?
After foundation before bronzer and blush?
After all of your makeup is on, as almost a powder?

Thanks!
asked 2 years, 6 months ago
cacacasey
(NY,NY)
on Dr. Feelgood
6 answers
Answers
answer 1
After your moisturizer then finish with your powder or foundation.
answered 9 months ago
ezzybaaby
(Sarasota, FL)
answer 2
just use it as a primer ( before foundation after moisturizer)
answered 1 year, 1 month ago
emma93
(waterloo,ON)
answer 3
I personally use this as a primer and nothing more. I do not use it around my eyes however.
answered 1 year, 4 months ago
QuiaQ
(Kitchener, ON)
answer 4
It is your very LAST STEP...after applying liquid foundation, powder foundation, powder blush...whatever your last step of 'doing your face" is, that's when you apply it...pat it on lightly all over...do not rub it on!!!!...it like marries all your make-up together to give you that flawless look. (it is not a powder...it takes away that "powder-look").
answered 2 years, 5 months ago
msladydy
answer 5
I tried it both under and over foundation and neither worked well but I absolutely love it alone. I've thrown out my expensive foundations and primers for this product.
answered 2 years, 5 months ago
Fokira
(Houston, TX)
answer 6
After moisturizer, before foundation.
answered 2 years, 6 months ago
brandeeeeeeee
(WI)
Question
Does it minimize fine lines?
Was reading the reviews was wondering if this product really hides or minimize fine lines?
asked 2 years, 3 months ago
sita0717
(Clarksville,Tn)
on Dr. Feelgood
6 answers
Answers
answer 1
Absolutely! It also helps to conceal my huge pores very nicely. I guess it 'spackles' in small lines and 'pits' on skin, but however it works, it does work! I use my foundation, Perfekt skin gel, over the Dr. Feelgood, for a smooth, even finish.
answered 8 months ago
Calico1000
(Chicago, IL)
answer 2
Not visibly...at least, that I've seen. Does seem to help powder foundation go on smoother so potentially that helps with the "makeup magnifying creases" effect?
answered 9 months ago
Divya3
(Boston, MA)
answer 3
I have been very pleased with the way Dr. Feelgood makes those tiny lines seem to melt away. Gives my skin a smooth, matte finish - I always wear it alone, with no foundation.
answered 10 months ago
PDXFlyer
(Portland, OR)
answer 4
I would say yes to your question. But the key here is fine lines. I have a wrinkle on my forehead it does nothing for but the laugh lines are gone :)
answered 1 year, 4 months ago
QuiaQ
(Kitchener, ON)
answer 5
Not quite, and I'm not so sure about the "minimizing pore" part either. But I'd definately suggest it to anyone who has concern on oily skin. It REALLY controls the oily part, especially in summer. I have quite an oily skin in summer but with this, I can go out without even putting too much power on to prevent the grease.
And I don't quite suggest using it with another primer on the same area.
Hope this helped.
answered 1 year, 8 months ago
kbao
(New, York, NY)
answer 6
Hi there!
This product does indeed reduce the appearance of fine lines. Please note, that is simply the appearance. Also noteworth, Dr. Feelgood does this via wax, which is listed in the ingredients. Your fine lines and pores would be covered with a product containing wax, which then melts due to your body’s heat, and sinks to the lowest places on your face (pores and lines). Please reconsider before filling your pores with wax and cloggint them :( True story--it happened to me.
Good luck!
answered 1 year, 10 months ago
RivenV
(Laurel, MT)
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