It's not greasy, and I love the high SPF, but something about the texture I don't love. I will continue to use to see if I can figure it out better.
Funny, this works beautifully for me. I almost didn't buy it due to negative reviews. I have combination skin and am in my 30s- dry in the winter and oily in the summer. This doesn't control oil that well, but doesn't make it worse either. It's easily accessible, inexpensive and best of all, never breaks me out. It's probably the only sunscreen in Canada over spf 15 that doesn't cause problems (many ingredients are different than elsewhere). Absolutely no breakouts! It balances my skin perfectly and makeup lasts well. I'm surprised by the negative reviews, but understand the marketing is misleading. It's a good, basic spf 30 day cream for sensitive, combination skin. It shouldn't be labelled as oil control! UPDATE: Now that I've been using it for a while, I'm even more pleased. No breakouts whatsoever and somehow I've adjusted to this so I don't blot anymore. I was oily when I first started using this and for some reason it's perfectly controlled now despite warmer, more humid weather. A dud for most, winner for me!
Not sure why there are so many negative reviews. Perhaps people see "oil control" and imagine some miracle product? Look, it won't give you the oil control of, say, an oil control powder. But if you need/want SPF 30, this will get the job done with a lot less greasiness than other products. Finding a non-greasy moisturizer with SPF 20+ is hard. I've used up a whole bottle and will buy again.
I have been looking for the perfect moisturizer for my extremely oily/acne prone skin for years. I have been using this for a few weeks and it not only helps control the oil, but it does not sit on my face and feel heavy at all. It soaks into my skin fast, and it makes my face feel extremely soft! So far it has not made me breakout any worse than I normally do. I would recommend this product to anyone with acne-prone skin!
Tentative review, based on a sample from the derm.
Ok, so I'm not even bothering with the mattifying business, and am evaluating the product strictly as a sunscreen for oily/acne-prone skin. I've worn this twice, under concealer & a bit of powder, on sunny early spring days in which I haven't gone out much.
So far though:
- finish: not matte, true. But also - not an oil slick. Pores look normal pore-sized (unlike the Ombrelle 60 spf with mexoryl, which is shiny & illuminates & invites all to see deep and wide into every pore [but does not break me out]). I'll call it 'dewy/matte/normal', because wearing it, my skin basically looks like skin w/o makeup. Concealer stays on, no interference (but, no sweating or heat to deal with so far). I rubbed 1/2 a teaspoon of this stuff WELL into my skin.
- feel: like every other chemical spf i've tried (other than the Ombrelle), it stings a bit on application. Much less than Neutrogena 'dry-touch' etc. Settled in fine after a few minutes, and didn't notice it in any way after that. Like, it doesn't feel like it's sitting on top of my skin.
So far, so good. Will update in about a month. continued >>
It definitely didn't break me out or make my face greasy but oh my did this burn my eyes. Don't put this anywhere near your eye area , it will seriously make your eye burn like no other . That's the only thing I disliked from this product. I also have dry patches on my eyelids and underneath my eyes so knowing I couldn't apply this all over made it a huge disappointment . I usually applied it first all over and then I'd put primer on my eyelids and for some reason my eyes would burn so badly and ruin my makeup. I only used it all because it cost around $15!!!
I would give this product a higher rating if it was labelled correctly as an oil-free sunscreen rather than an oil-control moisturizer. It doesn't really provide much moisture at all, and can make dry areas (like I get in winter) even more dry and quite irritated. And don't get it anywhere near your eyes! It does not make my skin feel greasy (it is very similar in finish to Neutrogena Dry Touch Sunscreen), but it doesn't control shine any better than the typical oil-free moisturizer. So as an non-greasy, non-comedogenic sunscreen, it's pretty good, and I might purchase it again for sun protection alone; as a product that claims to offer moisture and lasting oil control, it's a disappointment, especially from such a trusted brand.
Yes, it's greasy but oddly enough it absorbs well and is very moisturizing. No, it's isn't good under makeup but quite good as a night moisturizer, esp. after a glycolic treatment and the like. I have very acne prone skin and this hasn't irritated it at all.
I cannot speak for the oil control properties of this moisturizer as I do not have oily skin. I first started using this when I couldn't find my normal moisturizer one day. My acne-prone husband has been using it for awhile. I tried it and really like it as well, even though I don't have oily skin. The only thing I don't like is that it has a tendency to sting my eyes if I accidentally get too much near them.