Next to MK, this does a pretty good job at controlling the oilies. It's main ingredient is alcohol so your skin must be super oily to use it. I did have some dry patches show up after two uses but a moisturizer at night corrected it. It is in a pump, a white lotion that dries very quickly. Kinda streaks if you don't smooth it out fast enough. Overall, it does mattify pretty well and it's my second choice of a mattifier. So if I couldn't get my first (MK) and couldn't afford Matte Scientist by Origins then I would go for this one. It's much better than their previous Pore Fection Mattifier.