The description of this product says that it is a "3-in-1 moisturizer that mattifies immediately, controls oil up to 8 hours, and effectively reduces breakouts" Most of the people that have answered this question seem to assume that if your skin is oily or blemish-prone, you do not need a moisturizer, but that is not the case. All skin types, even oily ones, can be dehydrated, which is why there are oil-free moisturizers on the market. I used to work for a major skin care/cosmetics company, and I have personally used this product on my very oily, blemish-prone, dehydrated skin, and I think it works wonderfully, even in Florida's unforgiving humidity. After cleansing my face and applying any treatments like acne spot treatments, etc. I use this as my moisturizer, SPF and mattifier, then follow with my smashbox oil-free primer and foundation. In my opinion, you can't go wrong with this daily essential!
answered 4 years, 1 month ago
I dont know why everyone keeps asking if you need a moisturizer with it. Obviously you would only be looking into this product if you have very oily skin. If you dont have oily skin, then murad has plenty of other products to try out. Second, this does have moisturizing ingredients in, the seasme seed oil is really all you need, that is a fine emollient for sealing in moisture. If you have dry skin, then dont bother using this obviously.
answered 4 years, 1 month ago
I don't know why you would want to use a mattifier and a moisturizer together!!! Even though this mattifys, it does not do it to the extent you would feel dry to the point that you need a moisturizer. If you need a moisturizer, then you should not use a product with a mattifier.
answered 4 years, 9 months ago
This product says it provides hydration, and has the consistency of a moisturizer. If your skin is very dry, you might require more moisture? My face is somewhat oily, but will become too dry if I skip moisturizer. For me, this is enough! I do not apply another moiturizer.
You won't need to use another moisturizer with this, it is one. If you use a moisturizer before or after using this product, you will defeat the purpose of what this is supposed to do.
I used this after I washed my face. When my face feels dry, I mixed it with my night cream (just a small portion) then apply foundation. :)
answered 5 years, 5 months ago
(Southern California, CA)
This is NOT a moisturizer it is a MATTIFIER. therefore, you should use a moisturizer.
answered 5 years, 7 months ago
I use this as my moisturizer. Because my skin is oily, I don't feel the need to use a moisturizer on top of this. It keeps my skin hydrated. However, I will stop using this because it did not help my oily skin.
Its is a moisturizer, just one with sunscreen and oil control. For me its too thick and greasy, but maybe if your skin is thirsty and not really oily it will work.
I don't use a moisturizer with this on my t-zone. I still use moisturizer outside of my T-zone but not the mattifier.
It is a moisturizer, but I would only use it in oily areas on my face. I use a regular moisturizer on my cheeks.
answered 6 years ago
(New York, NY)
I was told to use this as a moisturizer, but everyone's skin is different. If you feel like it's not enough moisture, put a moisturizer on *under* it. I use it after cleansing with the time release cleanser, and over the acne and aging treatment.
answered 6 years, 1 month ago
The tube says to apply after washing face and applying treatment. This isn't a moisturizer plus a mattifier. It probably does have some moisturizer elements to it but it won't be enough to be used instead of one.
answered 6 years, 2 months ago