Going well so far with the sample after a few days. Smooth going on and does well with my DaVita mineral powder over it, both foundation and blush. Very little scent. I also agree that I will have to be careful not to use too much overnight and this due to it sal acid content. But I produce a ton of oil and I am going to be 60 soon (what is that about...). Little goes a long way too so the expense will not be there. Not sure where someone would get breakouts with this product unless they had stuff to come out of their pores, etc. I would recommend getting the Medibac sample kit and trying each one as well as putting the products to use together to get the best results. I may cut down on the clearing gel to just active zones and keep using this under my great makeup (see my reviews of it).
clogged pores! this product caused me grief, I really thought this would be great but clogged pores and small bumps were all I got with this!! stay away!!
This product feels great at first, but it doesn't do anything great as far as oil control goes, plus it makes my pores noticeably clogged. Definitely wouldn't purchase again.
This product is awesome. if you have problematic skin it's better than photo finish simply because it actually treats your skin. If used in combination with Dermalogica's Oil Control Lotion it will greatly reduce your oil production. I have acne scaring and large pores and this product smoothes my skin and keeps my blush in place all day, no lie. It's pricey if you're not a skin care professional but it's worth it. This is the one product that I can't live without. One more note is that if you tend to be more on the dry side you can use Barrier Repair instead of the mattifier. They have the same texture.
When you first put it on it feels great & matte. I use it after toner & also put on BB cream or matte primer, and I still end up having to blot 2 hours later. Definitely helps with the acne control though! Worth it if you don't mind blotting more frequently than other products.
I got a sample from this product and I have to say I didn`t like it. It doesn`t apply smoothly on my face and when I apply foundation on top, it starts peeling and flaking like flour. It is crazy I never saw any product doing like that. I wonder if this sample I have is off because it is really funny that a product with so many good reviews just does not work for me.
Worst mattifier i ever used.. This stuff broke me out even though I applied a thin layer on my T-zone. It made me oily within 2 hours. Now gotta use treatment for the broke out due to this stuff... ZZzzz
I prefer my chanel's t-matt.
This is a great primer!!! I use it on my t-zone. I ran out and used another primer on my t-zone and boy did I break out!! This primer is too strong for my cheeks so I use the Avon primer which I love too on my cheeks. The dermalogica primer is expensive but you only use a little and it is worth the cost. This primer has salicylic acid in it. But if you put a salicylic acid lotion on and then a regular primer on ; it still doesn't work like the dermalogica primer works.
To me the primer looks just the smashbox photofinish primer. I don't think it mattifies much but it does help your foundation go on smoother, look smoother and last longer
I don't know what I would do if this product were discontiued because I don't know of anything like it.
The first primer I ever tried was benefit that gal and it was horrible and
Left me totally oily and didn't
Mix well with other products. The next primer I tried was Laura mercier oil free primer and it did nothing. The next primer I tried was smash box photo finish oil free primer which is consistently rated the best by beauty magazines. Although this primer made my
Makeup last longer and make makeup application easy it also broke my skin out with cystic acne and left other parts of my skin dry. This product by dermalogica is expensive and I do not think it should be called mattifyer because it does not make my
Skin less oily or more oily. I think it should just be marketed as a primer. As a primer it is fabilulous. I helps clear up my skin, goes On smooth and makes my makeup last all day. Pricey but a tiny bit goes a long way. I also mix it with Clinique ddmg which allows me to use even less and still see great results. Sorry for the 4 reviews in 1.
Another great product that I will purchase after I tried the sample! My makeup last so long after I used it as a primer, really smooth canvas it made, plus no break out after I tried it now for 3 days. I hope it won't break me out after long term used. But now I am getting quite confident with Dermalogica's products now. So impressed with it, I have tried so many different primers but it didn't work for me even the high brands one. I hope this is the end of searching for primer! It didn't dry out my skin even it contains salicyclic acid, and silicone didn't cause pimples, awesome!