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Murad Oil-Control Mattifier SPF 15 PA++

What it is:A shine-reducing moisturizer that controls oil for up to eight hours, decreases breakouts, and protects skin. What it is formulated to do:Oil-Control Mattifier reduces shine on contact and is clinically proven to control oil for up to eight hours while effectively reducing breakouts. It immediately mattifies, regulating oil throughout the day, and prevents sun damage by delivering powerful UVA/UVB sun protection. It is ideal for acne-prone skin and is recommended as a step three moisturizer in any Murad acne regimen, while eliminating surface shine and reducing breakouts as part of Dr. Murad’s Inclusive Health&reg system of care. What it is formulated WITHOUT:- Parabens- Sulfates - Phthalates What else you need to know:This product is scientifically proven, dermatologist developed, and tested on people, not animals.
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Questions & Answers for Murad Oil-Control Mattifier SPF 15 PA++

Question
Does this need to be used with a moisturizer or is it one?
I was wondering if this needs to be used with a moisturizer or it just using this after cleansing my face is ok? Also, if a moisturizer is suppose to be used with it should I be using it before or after? Thanks!
asked 4 years, 4 months ago
chelsp
(Jupiter, FL)
on Oil-Control Mattifier SPF 15 PA++
13 answers
Answers
answer 1
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 2 years, 3 months ago
karose
(Tampa Bay, FL)
answer 2
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 2 years, 3 months ago
DamianAgarwal
answer 3
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 2 years, 11 months ago
kimberlykennedy
(Brentwood)
answer 4
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.
answered 3 years, 2 months ago
curiousbuyer516
answer 5
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.
answered 3 years, 2 months ago
janny22
(Holly, MI)
answer 6
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 3 years, 7 months ago
colorchalk
(Southern California, CA)
answer 7
This is NOT a moisturizer it is a MATTIFIER. therefore, you should use a moisturizer.
answered 3 years, 9 months ago
jamietlf
(Lawrence, KS)
answer 8
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.
answered 4 years, 2 months ago
Melissy20
(San Jose, CA)
answer 9
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.
answered 4 years, 2 months ago
mandamoomoo
(Redding ,Ca)
answer 10
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.
answered 4 years, 2 months ago
melinohio
(monclova,OH)
answer 11
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 4 years, 2 months ago
tiredmama23
(New York, NY)
answer 12
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 4 years, 3 months ago
jesscradic
(Cincinnati)
answer 13
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 4 years, 4 months ago
nycapple
(ny,ny)
Question
Skin type
I have sensitive skin and find it difficult to find products to use. Has anyone had problems with break outs from this product?
asked 4 years, 10 months ago
HMH3
(Morganton, NC)
on Oil-Control Mattifier SPF 15 PA++
11 answers
Answers
answer 1
I haven't gotten any breakouts from this product.
answered 1 year, 10 months ago
kahalia
answer 2
My skin can be sensitive, too, and I have not noticed any problems using this product.
answered 2 years, 6 months ago
hollybd
(Davis, CA)
answer 3
For super sensitive skin I recomend, Elizabeth Arden Pure Finish Mineral Powder. Do not use powders that have Talc, Corn Starch, or Bismuth Oxychloride. I also recommend the Murad Oil Contro Mattifier spf 15.
answered 2 years, 11 months ago
kimberlykennedy
(Brentwood)
answer 4
good for sensitive skin. I have one too. this product didn't cause any breakout on my skin.
answered 3 years, 7 months ago
colorchalk
(Southern California, CA)
answer 5
Nope.
answered 3 years, 9 months ago
jamietlf
(Lawrence, KS)
answer 6
I did not experience any additional breakouts with this product in spite of the oil.
answered 4 years, 1 month ago
TASATL
(Atlanta, GA)
answer 7
I have rosacea and red cheeks. I also sometimes break out when I use sunscreen, however, I did not with this product. The first time I used it I tried it by itself and I did not look redder.
answered 4 years, 1 month ago
juliecm
(Chicago, IL)
answer 8
Not at all. Doesn't clog pores, and actually seems to keep other makeup I apply from clogging pores as well. I have actually experienced a decrease in breakouts since using this product, and the breakouts I had seem to heal more quickly with this product.
answered 4 years, 1 month ago
kristi000
(Memphis, TN)
answer 9
My skin is pretty sensitive & I have had no problems with sensitivity.
answered 4 years, 1 month ago
garv
(Saranac Lake, NY)
answer 10
Absolutely none! It is a great product and truly clears breakouts. Skin will look smooth and feel smoother also.
answered 4 years, 4 months ago
hypadreamz
(Louisiana)
answer 11
I have not had a problem with this line.
answered 4 years, 9 months ago
QuijoteNH
(Merrimack, NH)
Question
when to use this?
I use clinique's 3 step skin set and a salicylic treatment gel for my pimples. Should i use this before or after my treatment gel?
asked 3 years, 10 months ago
cythaleanna
(Chicago, IL)
on Oil-Control Mattifier SPF 15 PA++
11 answers
Answers
answer 1
If you use them together, use the SA gel first since it has to soak into the skin. This lays on top of the skin. However, I'd suggest applying the SA gel at night after your evening facial cleaning and then use the mattifier during the morning after washing off what's left of the gel.
answered 3 years, 3 months ago
rxkristin
(Raleigh, NC)
answer 2
I can't tell you what will work for your skin but I've used a number of different treatments/correctors/serums in combination with the Murad Mattifier. My experience has been that it works best if you apply your treatment, let it dry (if necessary), and then apply the Mattifier on top. Once everything is absorbed, go ahead with the rest of your regimen. I don't usually need a moisturizer on top of this so this is the last step for me before makeup. And it's my favorite part!
answered 3 years, 3 months ago
mochab
(Brooklyn, NY)
answer 3
After. And I'd only use it in the morning.
answered 3 years, 4 months ago
schuylerk
(Los Angeles, CA)
answer 4
I would do your clinique treatment first and wait a little till your face dries then put the mattifier on last, since it has the spf15.
answered 3 years, 6 months ago
pnut99
(Bakersfield, CA)
answer 5
before then let the gel dry then apply this.
answered 3 years, 7 months ago
colorchalk
(Southern California, CA)
answer 6
Before. Think about switching to the Murad line as products work better when you stick with a brand. It has a salicylic treatment and also an acne spot treatment that has sulfur in it. I would just use this product a.m. And the murad skin perfecting lotion p.m.
answered 3 years, 7 months ago
leeleew
(Little Rock, AR)
answer 7
A primer is to prime your makeup. It always follows your skin treatments.
answered 3 years, 7 months ago
idg104
(Philadelphia, PA)
answer 8
I would suggest using this moisturizer after your treatment gel, but allow the gel to dry first. I use a treatment serum first, after I cleanse that is. I let my treatment serum dry a bit and then I moisturize as my last step. Hope this helps.
answered 3 years, 8 months ago
rosemary1031
(San Diego)
answer 9
After.
answered 3 years, 8 months ago
jas7
(Windsor. ON)
answer 10
After your treatment gel, wait about 15 minutes for that to be absorbed properly and then use this stuff before you put on your makeup... My routine is moisturizer, than this stuff, than foundation (I do not treat my acne in the morning, only at night). Let 1-15 min absorbtion time in between products.
answered 3 years, 9 months ago
jamietlf
(Lawrence, KS)
answer 11
Hi Cythaleanna,
After cleansing and toning, apply your treatment, and finish with moisturizer.
Hope that helps!
answered 3 years, 10 months ago
1877SEPHORA
(San Francisco, CA)
Question
Do you still need to use a foundation/eye separate primer with this product (i.e. Smashbox Photo Finish or similar)?
I have oily skin and live in a humid environment
asked 3 years, 9 months ago
chocoholicnut
(Honolulu, HI)
on Oil-Control Mattifier SPF 15 PA++
11 answers
Answers
answer 1
I use this under my regular face primer. It really doesn't fill in the pores and create a smooth canvas like Smashbox or Urban Decay. During the day my regimine is this:(I also live in a hot/humid climate which recks havock on my oily T-zone) 1. Eye Cream, 2.Serum, 3. Murad mattifier, which contains SPF, Urban Decay Primer on both eyes and face. So far, I can put on my "face" at 7:00 a.m and it does not budge or shine when I'm arriving home at 7:00 pm. This system works for us oily girls and I'm someone who has spent a small fortune on trial and error products. Good Luck! P.S. One benefit of oily skin is that it helps us retain some of our youthfulness in the face!
answered 3 years, 3 months ago
queentutt
(Lexington, KY)
answer 2
I wouldn't put this on my eyes if I were you. If you need eye primer to reduce creasing (I know I do) try LORAC eye primer. Has worked very well for me.
I think this would be too drying for delicate eye area.
answered 3 years, 4 months ago
schuylerk
(Los Angeles, CA)
answer 3
I use this as a makeup primer, but use something separate on my eyelids. It is fantastic as a makeup primer. I'm so oily that I never kept a fresh face till 5 pm until I started using this.
answered 3 years, 4 months ago
macrina
(Houston, TX)
answer 4
I don't think you do unless, you want to use the primer to cover up or smooth out any imperfections. I have used the mattifier along with the Bare Escentuals primer for oily skin because I have a lot of acne & acne scars that need to be covered up. My makeup stays on for a long time and I don't breakout or get oily skin. So it can help in humid conditions. I've also used the mattifier by itself when I go to the gym and let me tell you, it doesn't even seem like I broke a sweat. So ask for a free sample at Sephora & I bet you will love it.
answered 3 years, 6 months ago
pnut99
(Bakersfield, CA)
answer 5
Yes. Usually I wear, eye cream, moisturizer (with SPF), primer (sometimes), foundation then powder (I use light powder)
answered 3 years, 7 months ago
colorchalk
(Southern California, CA)
answer 6
I tried using a primer on top of this and I found that the primer takes the oil-control factor away from my moisturizer. Try using it alone, but if you need a primer use it lightly.
answered 3 years, 8 months ago
rosemary1031
(San Diego)
answer 7
This product does not have color/foundation to it, so if you want a coverage look, you would have to add something on top of this. However this cream is VERY light, so adding makeup on top would be just fine in MHO.
answered 3 years, 8 months ago
icis18
(Tampa, FL)
answer 8
I usually use this product under the primer to keep my skin matte. I have yet to find the perfect combination for oily skin in hot and humid weather however.
answered 3 years, 8 months ago
witchstone
(Ann Arbor, MI)
answer 9
i have been a long-time user of urban decay's primer potion, which i still use with this product. while it is probably safe to use on eyelids, it does have a very mildly astringent feeling upon application, so i have been hesitant to try it on such delicate skin. hope this helps.
answered 3 years, 9 months ago
eyera33
(Lakeland, FL)
answer 10
Personally, I think the Smashbox combined with Murad would make a sticky mess. I've tried both and they are not good for oily skin. The Smashbox clogged my pores and made me break out. I switched to a powder primer called Mattify! Ultra which has done wonders for soaking up oil. Recently, I tried the Murad Mattifier and it made my skin even oilier! It feels sticky too. Just a warning, would not recommend it.
answered 3 years, 9 months ago
sarahellis
(Clarkdale AZ)
answer 11
It's really up to you whether you feel like you need to add a primer over the mattifying lotion. My makeup goes on smoothly without adding a primer, but I think it probably depends on what foundation you're using as to whether or not you'll have good results with or without a primer. I would recommend just testing it with and without a primer to see what works best.
answered 3 years, 9 months ago
tenngal
(Tennessee)
Question
Will this product work alone?
Can I wear it around the house with a naked face or do I have to follow up with another product to see the results?
asked 3 years, 10 months ago
bondra12
(Washington, DC)
on Oil-Control Mattifier SPF 15 PA++
11 answers
Answers
answer 1
It will work alone for mattifying effect although I, personally, need to use tinted spf on top of it. My skin tone isn't even enough--this product is clear.
answered 3 years, 4 months ago
schuylerk
(Los Angeles, CA)
answer 2
If you don't need correction/coverage of a foundation, wear it alone for the mattifing, moisturing, sunscreen, and pore tightening effects of the witch hazel in it. I use it with liquid foundation, but have also noticed mineral makeup working well with it.
answered 3 years, 4 months ago
macrina
(Houston, TX)
answer 3
You can use this product alone and it works great. Your skin face feels hydrated without a greasy finish and it does keep your face oil-free all day long, even when you workout!
answered 3 years, 6 months ago
pnut99
(Bakersfield, CA)
answer 4
You can just wear it alone. did you know that you also need to wear a lotion with SPF even at home? :)
answered 3 years, 7 months ago
colorchalk
(Southern California, CA)
answer 5
This product does what it does all on its own!
answered 3 years, 8 months ago
rosemary1031
(San Diego)
answer 6
Wear it alone!
answered 3 years, 8 months ago
tree7
(albuquerque, nm)
answer 7
This prodcut goes alone and works very will. It also has spf so you can wear it in the morning before you go out, It doesn't leave any residue and your skin absorbs it right away.
answered 3 years, 8 months ago
jas7
(Windsor. ON)
answer 8
i noticed a difference in the appearance of pores right away (after just a couple days of using it), and of course the spf is good with or without make up. the reason i was drawn to it was to retain the finished look i have in the morning right after applying my mineral powder....with this product on first, i retain more of that throughout the day.
answered 3 years, 9 months ago
eyera33
(Lakeland, FL)
answer 9
I wear this product alone when I don't feel like wearing makeup and just want my skin to be nice and matte and not be shiny all day. So, yes, you can absolutely wear it alone. Hope this helps you.
answered 3 years, 9 months ago
tenngal
(Tennessee)
answer 10
I wear this naked on my face when I'm home. It hasn't broken me out. I use different brands of products over this when I have make up or want to wear an acne treatment.
answered 3 years, 9 months ago
mkmkns
(Inland Empire, CA)
answer 11
A Mattifier mattifies with and/or without any other product... so I'm not sure what your question is.
answered 3 years, 9 months ago
jamietlf
(Lawrence, KS)
Question
Is Oil-Control Mattifier SPF15 non-comedogenic?
Is this a replacement for an under makeup moisturizer for oily skin?
asked 3 years, 1 month ago
laubru2011
(Cincinnati, OH)
on Oil-Control Mattifier SPF 15 PA++
11 answers
Answers
answer 1
I am not sure if it is officially an under make up moisturizer for oily skin, but I use it as one and it definitely works! It controls the oil and shine that overpowered my make up.
answered 2 years, 10 months ago
carhitya
(Atlanta, Ga)
answer 2
Sometimes you may have to mix it with another moisturizer, because it's potent stuff.
answered 2 years, 11 months ago
ilovemymakeup85
answer 3
After trying so many other sunscreens and mattifiers, and having reactions to them, I personally endorse this product considering it non-acnegenic or non-comeodegenic, since I have sensitive skin...And it works well with my skin.
answered 2 years, 11 months ago
kimberlykennedy
(Brentwood)
answer 4
Yes, it is a decent moisturizer, but kind of drying.
answered 3 years ago
mtober
(Griffin, GA)
answer 5
I have tried many matte moisturizers and this is fabulous. I have never had an issue with it clogging my pores. Murad is famous for formulating their produts to be good to your skin. As an aside I have an older friend who worked with Dr. Murad many years ago at his clinic, it was she who suggested the products as they are formulated to work with your skin. and your make-up goes on beautifully!
answered 3 years ago
vegasishot
(Las Vegas, NV)
answer 6
Yes, I use it instead of a regular moisturizer. It also has spf
answered 3 years ago
shell812
(Las Vegas, NV)
answer 7
Yes, I have oily skin and this keeps my skin moisturized all day. Very light and works great under makeup and keeps my makeup from slipping off later in the day.
answered 3 years ago
officegirl99
(Coeur d Alene, ID)
answer 8
I have breakout prone skin and have no problem with this product.
answered 3 years ago
artemesia123
(Detroit)
answer 9
Yes, it is a moisturizing lotion. I use this product as my facial moisturizer before applying my makeup. It makes a good base because it leaves my skin feeling smooth and oil-free to apply make up.
answered 3 years ago
kyleaj
answer 10
I asked one of the sales associates if I could use this as a moisturizer and she said it was ok. So that's how I use it.
answered 3 years, 1 month ago
bunny4975
(Honolulu,hi)
answer 11
Yes, I use it as my daily moisturizer.
answered 3 years, 1 month ago
daniyellyell
(Grand Rapids, MI)
Question
How many ounces is the Murad Oil Control Mattifier?
Also, does it come in more than one size?
asked 3 years, 3 months ago
annamariehudson
(Glendora, CA)
on Oil-Control Mattifier SPF 15 PA++
11 answers
Answers
answer 1
I've only seen it in the one size.
answered 2 years, 8 months ago
amy123456
answer 2
It comes in a 1.7 fl ounce tube. It seems small, but I have had it two weeks, and haven't used that much of it yet, so a little goes a long way.
answered 2 years, 8 months ago
spanishteacher
(San Diego, CA)
answer 3
It is 1.7 oz and this is the only size they have.
answered 2 years, 9 months ago
tweezythuy
(Oklahoma City, OK)
answer 4
1.7 oz on the tube i have.
answered 2 years, 9 months ago
threemoons
(Astoria, NY)
answer 5
1.7 oz (50 mL). This is the only size I've seen.
answered 2 years, 9 months ago
atlgardener
(Atlanta, GA)
answer 6
Not that I've found.
answered 3 years ago
ladyjak
(Mission Viejo, Ca)
answer 7
1.7 fl oz
answered 3 years, 2 months ago
josh8ny
(New York, NY)
answer 8
Just click on the 'Return to Product Description Page' and its all there. Try it! :->
answered 3 years, 2 months ago
emilyss
(Ann Arbor, MI)
answer 9
The amount in the tube is 1.7oz. It doesn't sound like a lot, but a little does go a long way.
answered 3 years, 2 months ago
janny22
(Holly, MI)
answer 10
It's 1.7 Fl oz. (50mL). It's the same size as most Murad moisturizers.
answered 3 years, 3 months ago
wahine79
(Portland, ME)
answer 11
Hi annamariehudson. At this time the Oil-Control Mattifier SPF 15 is available individually in one size = 1.7 ounces.
answered 3 years, 3 months ago
1877SEPHORA
(San Francisco, CA)
Question
Tips on blending?
Does anyone else find the consistency of this a little hard to blend? Any tips?
asked 3 years, 2 months ago
Anonymous
on Oil-Control Mattifier SPF 15 PA++
11 answers
Answers
answer 1
It seems thick, but if you rub it in on the problem areas over clean skin it works all day long at mattifying, keeping oil from the surface of the skin, and drying existing breakouts.
answered 2 years, 8 months ago
spanishteacher
(San Diego, CA)
answer 2
You DO have to work fast if you want to blend it with anything, OTOH this is made up for by the great mattifying that it does. If you are putting foundation over it, try blending the foundation in your palm with the moisturizer?
answered 2 years, 9 months ago
threemoons
(Astoria, NY)
answer 3
I found that to be the case as well. I put a dab on my finger and blend it in to each area, such as each cheek, nose, chin, forehead, etc., rather than trying to apply it all over the face at the same time.
answered 2 years, 9 months ago
nanegg
(Denver, CO)
answer 4
what i do is dap a little bit on my ring finger and just dap all around my face. it is a little hard to move it around your face but just tap and dap, until the product is unvisible in your skin. what i do after because your face looks a bit red from rubbing is spray a little bit of water to the face.
answered 2 years, 9 months ago
garibay91
(New York)
answer 5
Mix a little bit of another sunscreen in
answered 2 years, 11 months ago
ilovemymakeup85
answer 6
Spread it on your hands first then blend on face. Makes it much easier.
answered 3 years ago
busymomma
(Freehold, NJ)
answer 7
I thought so at first too, but I applied it while my face was still fresh from the shower and fresh from just applying my "regular moisturizer." Another suggestion is applying only to the areas you need and not your entire face ... just a suggestion. Just-washed hands may help, too.
answered 3 years ago
skremla
(Omaha, NE)
answer 8
i found that it is a little hard to blend as well but if you warm up your hands a bit by rubbing them together then it helps the product to warm up and spread a little easier. It takes me a good couple of minutes to get mine worked in but i believe it is because of the spf.
answered 3 years ago
tabby91
answer 9
Yes, the formula is pretty thick and tough to blend. I found using a larger amount of product helped a lot.
answered 3 years, 1 month ago
hilarymc
(San Antonio, TX)
answer 10
Put the product in the palm of your hand first and rub around before applying to your face.
answered 3 years, 1 month ago
blt11
(Orange, TX)
answer 11
Warm it up on your fingers first and pat it onto your face
answered 3 years, 2 months ago
emmielou
(st Paul)
Question
Dry Skin?
Is this product good for dry/normal/combination skin? Also, does it help treat breakouts? And does it dry out your skin? Thank you!
asked 3 years ago
tractorgirl
on Oil-Control Mattifier SPF 15 PA++
11 answers
Answers
answer 1
I would say, no. It is not good for acne-prone skin, does not prevent, and in fact, promotes breakouts, and does not mattify well. I have combination acne-prone skin and use Smashbox, photo finish light, without the problems this product caused. The Smashbox product also mattifies better.
answered 2 years, 9 months ago
overundersone
(San Francisco, CA)
answer 2
If you have combination skin, and this drys out parts of your skin, I would only apply this to the oily areas, otherwise you may find it drying. My checks tend to be dry but the rest of my face VERY oil. I appy this to my whole face and don't have a problem. FAB repair cream is great, I use it on dry areas before bed if needed.
answered 2 years, 9 months ago
leslieatosu
(Columbus, OH)
answer 3
I have the same skin type and so far it has prevented any new breakout in the area where I apply it. When I see a pimple on my cheek (an area i don't apply it in, since I'm using it for my t-zone) I apply a bit and it heals it quickly and effectively. Has a pecular scent but not anything that can't be ignored. Not over drying, still leaves softness in your skin.
answered 2 years, 9 months ago
thewizardofoz
(Seattle, WA)
answer 4
I would say try a sample of it since you have dry skin. but you should be fine. and yes it does reduces the breakout on your skin, i haven't seen a breakout in my face since i used this i occasionally get one but it will be gone by the next day.
answered 2 years, 9 months ago
garibay91
(New York)
answer 5
I have combination skin and this works for me on the less oily areas of my face. It does not break out my skin. For the really oily parts of my face (nose & chin), I don't use any moisturizer but instead use a salicylate containing product.
answered 2 years, 9 months ago
atlgardener
(Atlanta, GA)
answer 6
Not for combination skin. My dry patches got significantly worse while the oily patches were only matte for a short time.
answered 2 years, 10 months ago
luckyladyk
(LA, CA)
answer 7
Helps with out making you break out, like some of the other uva/uvb protection products.
answered 2 years, 10 months ago
xploradorah
(Las Cruces, NM)
answer 8
I have combination skin where I am oily in my T-zone, and normal outside of that area. I try to avoid my normal areas because this product tends to dry them out just a little bit. So if you have dry skin I would think that this product would not be for you. And it most definitely helps with my breakouts because it prevents oil buildup.
answered 2 years, 10 months ago
carhitya
(Atlanta, Ga)
answer 9
It can dry your skin out, but it works wonders with oil problems.
answered 2 years, 11 months ago
ilovemymakeup85
answer 10
Great for Combination skin and those that have not had success with Sunscreens, due to breakouts from the chemicals and oils in most sunscreens. I use Elizabeth Arden Pure Finish Mineral Powder on top, which works great too. This does not have bismuth Oxychloride that can cause breakouts. All powders that I have tried break me out accept Elizabeth Arden Pure Finish #2...
answered 2 years, 11 months ago
kimberlykennedy
(Brentwood)
answer 11
I've got super sensitive combo skin, and it works great. While I wouldn't say it's a substitute for a good break out controlling cleanser, it does seem to help with breakouts.
answered 3 years ago
ananas
(St. Paul, MN)
Question
Can I reapply during day?
If my face were to get oily mid-day (which it probably will), would blotting & reapplying help? Or is it just for AM use on a freshly-washed face?
asked 2 years, 8 months ago
Anonymous
(New York, NY)
on Oil-Control Mattifier SPF 15 PA++
11 answers
Answers
answer 1
I think you could definitely reapply as long as you aren't wearing makeup. if you are that will not work because this has a fairly think consistency. If you are wearing makeup I recommend using and oil control fixing spray (there are several available at sephora) after blotting.
answered 2 years, 5 months ago
terra12
(Raleigh, NC)
answer 2
i would just use it in the morning on a freshly washed face. if you get oily in the day, which isn't very likely (this stuff works well!), just use a blotting tissue.
answered 2 years, 6 months ago
bdon
answer 3
Absolutely!!! I do this all the time...especially if I do not use it directly in the morning. I can place a few dots on those places that have shine or oil and it fixes that problem STAT. It is quite think so it goes a long way.
answered 2 years, 6 months ago
hollybd
(Davis, CA)
answer 4
I didn't have any problem reapplying in the middle of the day before a hike. The results seemed to be the same no matter when I put it on.
answered 2 years, 6 months ago
mallcrawlr
(Sacramento, CA)
answer 5
Use blotting papers.. i don't recommend re applying especially if you're wearing make-up
answered 2 years, 6 months ago
legoldenchild
(Boca Grande, Fl)
answer 6
Since the product is made to form a barrier between the skin and foundation, I apply only in morning, under foundation.
answered 2 years, 8 months ago
perky16
(Wichita, KS)
answer 7
I would reapply but you'd need to wash your face again OR use a cleansing wipe, then reapply the product.
answered 2 years, 8 months ago
latinmom
(Orlando, FL)
answer 8
I have found no need to re-apply during the day. I just put it on in the morning and then foundation and powder over it. Previous to using this product, I had to remove all makeup after work (if I had evening plans out) and completely re-apply everything due to oil. No more!!
answered 2 years, 8 months ago
morriganaria
(Tacoma, WA)
answer 9
I would blot and re-apply only if you aren't wearing anything else (that is, not wearing any foundation, etc).
answered 2 years, 8 months ago
cccp2100
(NY/NJ)
answer 10
I suggest only using it after washing your face.
answered 2 years, 8 months ago
amy123456
answer 11
You would see that you did not need to re apply, am is enough.
answered 2 years, 8 months ago
spanishteacher
(San Diego, CA)
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