This did nothing for my oily skin, it just broke out my skin. As soon as i stopped using this product, my face cleared up. I would not buy it again.
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I just bought my second bottle of this. It is the only thing I have used that stopped the shine for hours. Of course, when you refresh your make up later in the day I do reapply.
I'f I could i'd give this a 3.5, not a full 4. This stuff works fairly well. It keeps the oil away for a few hours, but doesn't last all day/night. It's a little weird though. I noticed if I use it with different types of foundations, it gives different results. With my Clinique Superbalanced, it didn't work well under my foundation, but worked well on top. On the other hand, it works really well under my Boots No. 7 Firming & Lifting foundation. Under my Pur Minerals powder, it makes my pores look bigger. But I guess overall, it does what it's supposed to do. It feels very nice and smoothing and hasn't broken me out. The bottle is teeny tiny, but i've been using it for 4 months and I still have a decent amount left. It is expensive, but I got it off Amazon at a cheaper price. Idk if i'd buy it for full price though. I don't love it, so i'll probably try out other mattifiers to see how they compare.
I got this in the kit with 5 other products by Peter Thomas Roth for acne. This is the only product that I would not repurchase of the kit because it did nothing to control my oily skin. It is a decent primer that will help your makeup go on more smoothly, but that is all and there are other cheaper primers out there for that purpose.
Comes in a terrible little tube that squirts everywhere. It doesn't do much to control the oil in my t-zone.
Really disappointing, after hearing so much hype about this product.
I some what like this product. My skin is usually really oily and shiny even after I wash my face. The shine would appear again after 15 minutes or so after I've washed my face and it really irritates me. This gel really dulls out the shiny area, which is usually my T-zone. However, I'm not too sure if it cause me any breakouts. It's perfect to apply before and under makeup. This product truly does what it says, it gives you that "matte" effect.
The first time I ever used this product was about 6-7 years ago.. I used to swear by it. It kept my skin shine free, did not cause my skin to break out, and made my skin feel like silk. A couple of years ago I think that PTR changed the ingredients because even the initial application is different now than it used to be. Now, it feels smooth going on.. but almost feels slippery, or like it contains a silicone in it. It used to feel matte and silky upon application. It also doesn't control shine as well as it used to and doesn't seem to work well with the makeup or other skincare products that I use. I am pretty bummed that this formulation has changed.. and still haven't found a mattifying, anti-shine gel product that works without breaking me out or clogging my pores. I prefer to stick with primers these days, and blot when necessary. I may have a little extra shine, but I'd rather have to blot every few hours than to deal with unneccesary break outs from an overpriced product. Sorry PTR.. I love most of your products but this one is a failure.
I have very, very oily skin and have tried a number of mattifying products. This product is the only one that has ever worked for me. Now I can get through a full day of work without having to worry about looking like an oil slick.
It is not, however, perfect. My main gripe is with the packaging. This is an expensive product and the poor packaging means that I cannot get all of the product out of the small bottle.
Rubbish, How can this get such high ratings under a different review stream? I brought this based on a review in Allure magazine (have learned the expensive way not to trust their editor picks), does nothing that it claims to do. Well, maybe for an hour. But I was expecting an all day miracle, this is not it. Feh
PROS: Comes in a kit from them that is quite inexpensive for PTR.
CONS: This has cones and so is clogging for my teens' pores.