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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 7 years, 9 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 5 years, 7 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 5 years, 10 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 6 years, 7 months ago
jadorezrg
(Cerritos, CA)
answer 4
It probably will because it clogs pores and feels very greasy and heavy on the skin.
answered 6 years, 10 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 7 years, 6 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 7 years, 7 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 7 years, 8 months ago
anniecalifornia
(Inland Empire, CA)
answer 8
So did I. It does not bother me at all!
answered 7 years, 8 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 7 years, 8 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 7 years, 8 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 6 years, 4 months ago
AJMagid20
(Chicago, IL)
on Dr. Feelgood
9 answers
Answers
answer 1
You should not be "rubbing" the product on your face. You should pat the sponge into the product and then dab it onto your skin. Try going to the Benefit website and watching the product video for instructions on how to use it.
answered 1 month, 2 weeks ago
ashleybug
(Mobile, AL)
answer 2
No, if you gentle massage it into your skin it absorbs quickly.
answered 4 years, 2 months ago
melissabt
answer 3
If you wash the sponge after every couple uses it should help with this, also only use a small amount
answered 4 years, 10 months ago
rach88
answer 4
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 5 years, 8 months ago
ibuymybeauty
(Los Angeles, CA)
answer 5
this product can easily clump, flake, roll during the application process.
answered 5 years, 9 months ago
fauxmccoy
(San Jose)
answer 6
It doesn't flake at all ... that's the good thing about it
answered 5 years, 9 months ago
Beis
answer 7
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 5 years, 10 months ago
MargRose
(New York, NY)
answer 8
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 6 years, 2 months ago
Behrend
(wexford,pa)
answer 9
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 6 years, 3 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 7 years ago
Anonymous
(New York, NY)
on Dr. Feelgood
7 answers
Answers
answer 1
Yes. I started getting acne when I turned 30. I have always had a problem with primers making me oily and causing my skin to break out. This primer has been the first that I have used that does not cause that problem.
answered 1 month, 2 weeks ago
ashleybug
(Mobile, AL)
answer 2
Try The Present by Philosophy. It is amazing.
answered 5 years, 2 months ago
kylemelody
(Eugene, OR)
answer 3
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 5 years, 3 months ago
jennsen
(Southern California)
answer 4
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 6 years, 4 months ago
Bresllm0114
(Columbia, SC)
answer 5
I don't think so because it clogs my pores and feels very heavy and greasy on the skin.
answered 6 years, 10 months ago
kota
(San Antonio, TX)
answer 6
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 7 years ago
countryprincess
(Cowboy Capital, CA)
answer 7
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 7 years ago
kellllllen
(Canaan, CT)
Question
How long does the tin last?
How long does this last? It seems like so little when you compare it to how much you get for other primers. It's not even one ounce.
asked 6 years, 1 month ago
bethny
(florence, sc)
on Dr. Feelgood
7 answers
Answers
answer 1
I have been using this for a few weeks and haven't even put a dent in it. I think that it is going to last longer than most primers because instead of being liquid, it is more like a balm. You use the sponge like applicator that is included to dab it on your face and it only takes a very small amount.
answered 1 month, 2 weeks ago
ashleybug
(Mobile, AL)
answer 2
i would not know, i returned mine quite quickly ... so... not long?
answered 5 years, 9 months ago
fauxmccoy
(San Jose)
answer 3
This is the LAST step,lasts forever because you only spot touch shiny areas with fingertips.Don't use spong they provide it will take off too much of your make-up.This is not a primer.
answered 5 years, 10 months ago
bluemadonna
(New York,New York)
answer 4
i think that the tin will last a long time because you don't have to use too much. plus becuase it is a solid, there are no spills or taking too much out of the bottle by mistake!
answered 5 years, 10 months ago
drmonmon
answer 5
i don't use it much, but there's more than it seems in the little tin. i would say, even with frequent use this product would last a long time...
answered 5 years, 10 months ago
MargRose
(New York, NY)
answer 6
A little seems to go a long way!
answered 6 years, 1 month ago
applepie586
(Kalispell, MT)
answer 7
It's not a primer. It's a after makeup step. I've had my tin for over a year now, but I don't use it everyday. I'd say about 5 to 6 months if you use it everyday.
answered 6 years, 1 month ago
nikinadia
(Queens, NY)
Question
Does it minimize fine lines?
Was reading the reviews was wondering if this product really hides or minimize fine lines?
asked 4 years, 1 month ago
sita0717
(Clarksville,Tn)
on Dr. Feelgood
7 answers
Answers
answer 1
It does not make them disappear completely but it does help to reduce them. I have been impressed with how well it works.
answered 1 month, 2 weeks ago
ashleybug
(Mobile, AL)
answer 2
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 2 years, 5 months ago
Calico1000
(Chicago, IL)
answer 3
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 2 years, 7 months ago
Divya3
(Boston, MA)
answer 4
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 2 years, 8 months ago
PDXFlyer
(Portland, OR)
answer 5
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 3 years, 2 months ago
QuiaQ
(Kitchener, ON)
answer 6
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 3 years, 6 months ago
kbao
(New, York, NY)
answer 7
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 3 years, 8 months ago
RivenV
(Laurel, MT)
Question
Do I need to use make up remover after using this product ?
asked 3 years, 11 months ago
Anonymous
(New York,NY)
on Dr. Feelgood
7 answers
Answers
answer 1
I think you should always use makeup remover to remove make up especially the ones that sit on your face like this one
answered 2 months, 1 week ago
Makennapatt
answer 2
Nope -- it's super lightweight and doesn't cause breakouts, even on top of a moisturizer AND serum / face oil.
answered 2 years, 7 months ago
Divya3
(Boston, MA)
answer 3
No just a skin cleanser.
answered 2 years, 7 months ago
ezzybaaby
(Sarasota, FL)
answer 4
yea you need
answered 2 years, 11 months ago
emma93
(waterloo,ON)
answer 5
If you didn't put any makeup on after applying Dr. Feelgood, you can wash it off with a mild soap.
answered 3 years, 2 months ago
smasher1313
(Eugene, OR)
answer 6
I would not necessary use make up remover but use a good face wash every night!
answered 3 years, 6 months ago
fitnessmom1231
(Sask Canada)
answer 7
yes, just in case
answered 3 years, 8 months ago
elizabethzzz
(NY)
Question
Do you apply this over or under foundation/powder?
asked 7 years, 3 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 4 years, 10 months 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 6 years, 5 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 6 years, 8 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 6 years, 10 months 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 7 years, 3 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 7 years, 3 months ago
1CHECK1LOVE
(SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS)
Question
Pores
Does this product fill in large pores?
asked 7 years, 2 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 2 years, 5 months ago
Calico1000
(Chicago, IL)
answer 2
YES! LOL! I have pores the size of Texas and this stuff is a God send!
answered 4 years, 10 months 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 5 years 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 6 years, 5 months ago
dreamyone
(Chapel Hill, NC)
answer 5
This product feels very heavy and clogs pores in my opinion.
answered 6 years, 10 months ago
kota
(San Antonio, TX)
answer 6
I didn't notice a huge difference in my pore size
answered 7 years, 2 months ago
SephoraLuva27
(Concord)
Question
acne
Is this product non comogenetic?
asked 7 years 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 5 years 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 5 years 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 5 years, 2 months ago
walterq
(Winnipeg MB)
answer 4
i don't think this is a non-comedogenic product.
answered 6 years, 8 months 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 6 years, 10 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 7 years ago
LaDeeDa
(Agoura Hills, Ca)
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 6 years, 11 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 5 years, 4 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 5 years, 4 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 5 years, 4 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 6 years, 11 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 6 years, 11 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 6 years, 11 months ago
martinikisses21
(Niskayuna, NY)
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