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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!"
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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 6 years, 1 month 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, 11 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, 2 months 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, 11 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, 2 months 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, 10 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, 11 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 6 years ago
anniecalifornia
(Inland Empire, CA)
answer 8
So did I. It does not bother me at all!
answered 6 years 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 6 years 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 6 years 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, 8 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, 6 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, 2 months 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 4 years ago
ibuymybeauty
(Los Angeles, CA)
answer 4
this product can easily clump, flake, roll during the application process.
answered 4 years, 1 month ago
fauxmccoy
(San Jose)
answer 5
It doesn't flake at all ... that's the good thing about it
answered 4 years, 1 month 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, 2 months 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, 6 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, 7 months ago
40vt
(Burlington, VT)
Question
Is Dr. Feelgood ok to use on acne prone skin?
I have always had good skin but I am about to turn 25 yrs old and for the past six months for the first time in my life I am experiencing acne. I guess it would be considered adult acne. I was using smash box primer but Im pretty sure that was not helping so now I'm searching for a primer thats ok to use on acne prone skin and was considering Dr. Feelgood. Would you recommend it? Also I have been told to only use non comedogenic products, is there such a thing as a non comedogenic primer?
asked 5 years, 4 months ago
Anonymous
(New York, NY)
on Dr. Feelgood
6 answers
Answers
answer 1
Try The Present by Philosophy. It is amazing.
answered 3 years, 6 months ago
kylemelody
(Eugene, OR)
answer 2
I also have acne prone skin, and I have been using Dr. Feelgood for over a year now, with no problems ever. I think it's actually helping my skin!! It's greatly decreased the size of my pores on my cheeks and nose, and I have less break outs.
I would give it a try!!... Return it to Sephora if you don't like it. But I think it's worth trying. I use it every day, with my Philosophy On A Clear Day Moisturizer (which I'm LOVING!! because I have oily skin, and this helps!), and Benefit "Hello Flawless" foundation. I'm loving the foundation! With these 3 items, I have near flawless skin for the first time in my life!
answered 3 years, 7 months ago
jennsen
(Southern California)
answer 3
If you apply this correctly it's wonderful!! Use a sponge to apply a small amount, and dab, don't rub. Also, change the sponge after a while. great product!!!
answered 4 years, 8 months ago
Bresllm0114
(Columbia, SC)
answer 4
I don't think so because it clogs my pores and feels very heavy and greasy on the skin.
answered 5 years, 2 months ago
kota
(San Antonio, TX)
answer 5
I would have to agree with you. If you must use a primer, go with Korres Face Primer. It's natural and organic. It helps minimize pores. Ask for a sample from a Sephora consultant, and try it out on your skin for a few days before purchasing. Hopefully it works!
answered 5 years, 4 months ago
countryprincess
(Cowboy Capital, CA)
answer 6
It's not really a primer, but I have teen acne and I use the Smashbox Primer and it doesn't make me break out. Neither does the Dr. Feelgood.
It's more meant to be worn over your makeup to mattify anything shiny.
answered 5 years, 4 months ago
kellllllen
(Canaan, CT)
Question
acne
Is this product non comogenetic?
asked 5 years, 4 months ago
mickey2824
(Boca Ratn, FL)
on Dr. Feelgood
6 answers
Answers
answer 1
I always had oily skin prone to breakouts, and this never made me breakout any worse. Since having a child, my skin is drier and breaks out less frequently, if ever. I use this still, and haven't gotten any acne in the spots I've used it.
answered 3 years, 4 months ago
glamfairygef
(Santa Margarita, CA)
answer 2
Feelgood has pore-clogging potential, so it's really important to wash it off thoroughly at night--no half-hearted splashing.
answered 3 years, 4 months ago
bluezilla
answer 3
I found that it improved the "situations" on my face, the vitamins help cell growth which speeds up healing time
answered 3 years, 6 months ago
walterq
(Winnipeg MB)
answer 4
i don't think this is a non-comedogenic product.
answered 5 years ago
stealmysunshine
(My heart is in CA)
answer 5
I don't think so because it clogs my pores and feels very heavy on my skin.
answered 5 years, 2 months ago
kota
(San Antonio, TX)
answer 6
I'm not sure if it is non-comedogenic or not, but I have not had any issues with it and I have sensitive skin. On the one hand it conceals your pores, which may not be the best thing if you have recurring acne. On the other hand, since it does matt the skin, I will assume there are no oily clogging ingredients that would contribute to break outs. As with any product, I think the results may vary from person to person.
answered 5 years, 4 months ago
LaDeeDa
(Agoura Hills, Ca)
Question
is this good to flatten scars?
can this balm flatten raised scars temporarily under makeup?
asked 5 years, 3 months ago
missmargarita
(NC)
on Dr. Feelgood
6 answers
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answer 1
I actually tried to use it for that just to try and it didn't help. It evened out the color but it doesn't do much else to hide scars.
answered 3 years, 2 months ago
itsallmycolor
(Memphis, TN)
answer 2
No, all this product does is provide a matte look over your make or applied alone. It gets rid of shininess and greasiness. Love this stuff.....
answered 3 years, 4 months ago
fabulousme12
(MIRAMAR, FL)
answer 3
It's better at filling in depressions. It will temporarily ease the topological transition between flat skin and scar, but not flatten a raised area.
answered 3 years, 4 months ago
bluezilla
answer 4
No, it will not. I have a few small scars and it did not flatten them at all.
answered 3 years, 8 months ago
marinela
(San Diego, CA)
answer 5
It's made to fill in imperfections. A scar is raised, so I can't see how it would help. Erase Paste is really good at covering things up, so you might want to try that, or try Lemon-Aid which covers up anything that has a reddish tint. Try it out at your Sephora store first.
answered 4 years, 9 months ago
dreamyone
(Chapel Hill, NC)
answer 6
No it doesn't, I got it for that reason and it didn't help.
answered 5 years, 3 months ago
rachaelevelyn
(Monroe, WI)
Question
What is the purpose of this product? Or what does it do?
asked 5 years, 3 months ago
stealmysunshine
(Massachusetts)
on Dr. Feelgood
6 answers
Answers
answer 1
It is a mattifier, works similar to a primer. It leaves me feeling hydrated as well.
answered 3 years, 9 months ago
crymsunblue
(Austin, TX)
answer 2
it can be used to mattified the sking if you get oily... or under your foundation like a primer...I've been using this product since i was 14 yeas old, to take away the shine, just by it self way before I wore any foundation, and now 29 yeas ols I use it under my foudation as a primer, that way my foundaton can last all day. hope this helps.
answered 3 years, 10 months ago
katya03
(Compton, CA)
answer 3
This product can be used over or under makeup or alone. It seems to perfect the complexion. I've used it with primer, by itself, mixed with primer, mixed with tinted moisturizer, under primer, over it - it's fun to fool around with it and see what works best. It also seems to act like a magnet for powders, helping them achieve a perfect application. I love this...(It lasts a very long time, too).
answered 4 years, 9 months ago
dreamyone
(Chapel Hill, NC)
answer 4
Not only does this give your skin a dewy-matte look it helps reduce your pores and fine lines. I love it so much because my skin feels so soft and smooth and really makes my skin healthier after using this for a while. I usually wear this with make-up but when i had a break out one day i just wore this and my skin honestly looked good still. The pores on my face were less noticeable and also my t-zone was not oily or shiney looking at all! Dr. Feelgood does what is says.
answered 5 years, 2 months ago
ItsaBenefit
(New Jersey)
answer 5
Some people were writing that this is a primer. No, actually, it's not. It is a mattifying face balm that takes away the look of oily skin and is supposed to make skin seem smoother. (I tried this and didn't like it. I recommend Dr. Brandt's Pore Effect.)
answered 5 years, 2 months ago
ariannababy
(Philadelphia, PA)
answer 6
It is supposed to mattify your skin and reduce the appearance of lines and pores.
answered 5 years, 2 months ago
kota
(San Antonio, TX)
Question
Fine Lines
I have fine lines under my eyes and near my nose that crease when I wear my foundation. Would this product cover them if I put it on underneath?
asked 5 years, 2 months ago
smst
(Canada)
on Dr. Feelgood
6 answers
Answers
answer 1
It didn't for me but it still may help you.
answered 3 years, 9 months ago
musame6
(Utah)
answer 2
That's EXACTLY why I bought this. I have lines on my forehead and make-up only accentuates my flaws! Dr. Feelgood is so great that I want to kiss him on the lips ; ) for making such a great product. I do not wear foundation or powder over the top of Dr. Feelgood though, only blush and it appears to create somewhat of a primer or barrier between my skin and blush making it last longer and applying more even without the need to blend afterwards.
answered 3 years, 9 months ago
hannamichelle
(Texas)
answer 3
Yes, it does for me!
answered 3 years, 9 months ago
jeaniesteve
(Hilo, HI)
answer 4
I find that it fills in any imperfections. I love this... (It works great alone, too).
answered 4 years, 9 months ago
dreamyone
(Chapel Hill, NC)
answer 5
I think it would help to minimize or soften their appearance, but not completely cover the. I think you should use a good concealer for that.
answered 5 years ago
stealmysunshine
(My heart is in CA)
answer 6
Definitely.
answered 5 years, 2 months ago
AdProf
(Knoxville, TN)
Question
What to apply with
Rather than using the sponge that Dr. Feelgood comes with, what kind of separate brush would you use to apply this under foundation? A concealer brush? A foundation brush? I really want to like this product, but am having a hard time applying it.
asked 4 years, 10 months ago
vintagevixen
(San Diego, CA)
on Dr. Feelgood
6 answers
Answers
answer 1
I apply it with my clean fingers or a disposi sponge, then with a buffer brush i buff it in to my sking.
answered 3 years, 10 months ago
katya03
(Compton, CA)
answer 2
I would suggest a foundation brush, or even your fingertips. I use my fingertips and it works quite well, then you can feel how thick the layer is getting on your skin.
answered 3 years, 10 months ago
denverdame
(Boson, MA)
answer 3
I take a tiny dab and liquify the balm on the back of my hand and then dot it on my cheeks, forehead, nose and chin. I then take my middle and ring fingers on both hands and gently rub it in - I didn't like the sponge but this works beautifully!
answered 3 years, 10 months ago
poodle21
(Davenport, Iowa)
answer 4
i would just use my fingers... not sure what kind of brush since it's kind of waxy, i can't think of what brush would work with it... i would scoop a bit up, put it on the back of your hand and soften it up a bit with your fingertips then apply with your fingertips...
answered 4 years, 2 months ago
MargRose
(New York, NY)
answer 5
I don't like to use a brush. I use my fingers. I found that using my fingers lets me feel what I'm trying to smooth. The sponge is better than trying a brush, though.
answered 4 years, 9 months ago
dreamyone
(Chapel Hill, NC)
answer 6
You can use a foundation brush that works well with cream products to apply to your face as well. I've tried it and it works better for smoothing it evenly over your face. Hope that helps!
answered 4 years, 10 months ago
cocoi
(San Francisco, CA)
Question
is it noncomedogenic?
asked 4 years, 8 months ago
joyous09
(Delton, MI)
on Dr. Feelgood
6 answers
Answers
answer 1
It wont make you break out!
answered 3 years, 9 months ago
pinky77
(Orange County, CA)
answer 2
Yes! Dr. Feelgood will NOT make you break out. If anything, it will improve your skin. It looks like a balm and for those with acne prone skin ... it looks like an instant 'no way am I putting that on my skin cause I'll be paying for it for the next week' but honestly, this has vitamin C and will make your skin feel better. Soft and smooth .. not sticky and oily.
answered 3 years, 9 months ago
hannamichelle
(Texas)
answer 3
not sure....i believe so,
My face is severely sensitive to products that clog pores, and ive never had a bad breakout or reaction to Dr. Feelgoodl
answered 3 years, 11 months ago
elegantj
(Woodland Hills, Ca)
answer 4
Nope. The first ingredient is corn starch, which is basically food for acne bacteria. The wax will help it along by blocking pores; this is a recipe for acne.
answered 3 years, 11 months ago
lawgeek
(New York, NY)
answer 5
Yes-it's a great product. Light, non clogging- works well for my skin type (combination ).
answered 4 years, 4 months ago
lenee
(Manhattan Beach, CA)
answer 6
It does not break my skin out - but then was never prone to breakouts. I could see that it could clog pores in a younger person with oily skin.
answered 4 years, 6 months ago
Behrend
(wexford,pa)
Question
Will this help my oily skin?
I have oily skin and I want a moisturizer that will help my skin in the summer, even if I don't wear make up with it. If I do wear this will it really reduce the appearance of pores? And will it clog them more? Will it really work?
asked 5 years, 3 months ago
alimae911
(Caledonia, IL)
on Dr. Feelgood
6 answers
Answers
answer 1
I also have oily areas on my face and while it didn't fully keep shine from coming through I did notice a difference. And no it will not clog your pores.
answered 3 years, 8 months ago
marinela
(San Diego, CA)
answer 2
It will help with the oily skin, but so far my pores look about the same. I do have a dewy finish as opposed to my usual shininess.
answered 3 years, 8 months ago
shulvr
(Lancaster, CA)
answer 3
Though I wouldn't consider this a moisturizer at all (you'd need to moisturize prior to using Dr. Feelgood), in my experience, it does handle greasy spots quite well. You have to wait a few seconds, but you will see a matte look appear where you once had grease. For example, I use vitamin E oil around my eyes, as they are very sensitive to almost any moisturizer, so when I put on makeup, my eye area (specifically between my lower lid and that ridge below the eye but above your cheekbone - I tried to look up the proper anatomical term for 'eye socket bone' but got completely confused) needs to be mattified... Dr. Feelgood works wonderfully to absorbe the oil and vitamin E oil is particularly greasy. In terms of pores, my annoyingly large chin pores have been dramatically reduced while using the product. As far as clogging them, it hasn't been a problem for me, though I exfoliate (with the help of one of those rotary toothbrushes w/ very soft bristles they sell for kids) and cleanse every morning. Hope that helps!
answered 3 years, 8 months ago
sosomoto
(skokie, IL)
answer 4
This is not moisturizing at all in fact, it feels kind of dry. It's not good for oily skin because it fills in your pores and looks tacky.
answered 5 years, 2 months ago
kota
(San Antonio, TX)
answer 5
i have very oily skin and large pores, and i have been using this product for almost 2 years now. and i absolutely LOVE it! i can def tell a difference when Im not wearing it, which is not often. I apply it under my makeup and it gives me a matt finish. It completly minimizes my pores. I still get a little oily but it def helps a lot. I would recommend everyone try this product at least once
answered 5 years, 3 months ago
msjessy
(lakewood, ca)
answer 6
I also have oily skin and it was by luck that this product didnt irritate my skin....I wouldnt chance it, though. If you want to try a moisturizer, I have very good luck with "When hope is not enough" by Philosophy and Murad's Skin Perfecting Lotion. Hope this helps :]
answered 5 years, 3 months ago
martinikisses21
(Niskayuna, NY)
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