For me no, I actually have had some breakouts since swithcing to this primer. I do think it is listed like that though. For me this prime is very heavy, nonabsorbent and overall did not help control the oil. Also, within the first week of using I noticed 2 breakouts, something I normally only see once monthly. I would recommend trying smashbox primer in light finish, if your skin is oily. However, some people have reported breakouts with that primer also. But for me it worked pretty good. I'm still searching for the perfect mattifying primer and foundation duo. I have recently read reviews on trying monistat chaffing cream for a primer, because the same base is in smashbox primer as that one. I haven't tried it yet, but will let you know. Hope this helps.