Good thing it's cheap. It doesn't work and the pump gets stuck. Bad investment
Okay so this is my first impression. Update soon ! I applied this today and it didn't get rid of my dry patches but it did minimize the shine. I did have to oil blot but only once . So far it good , im still testing it out
Who would of thought that a $5 moisturizer would be so amazing!? I was very apprehensive because I'm used to HE brands. Everything either makes me super oily or dries me out, this is perfect! I have def noticed a difference in my skin, much less oiler than usual. I love that this is for sensitive skin and there is absolutely no fragrance. My only complaint is the pump leaks and on really dry winter days, I sometimes need a little bit heavier moisturizer on some areas.
This is $6 at Target. I love it! I use primers just because I need a tad bit of moisture for my oily/combo skin, and regular moisturizers are too much. I saw this at Target and figured $6 couldn't go to waste on this... all I needed was moisture, not something super fancy.
I don't really know about the oil control part of this, it definitely doesn't make me more oily and it certainly has a matte finish. I think the oil control is very subtle.
Update: I tried this with my Palladio powder foundation which gives no oil control and turns me into a shine-y mess, and this was awesome! Just had some oil on my nose, which is normal. Pleasantly surprised when I looked at my mirror at the end of the day!
I'm giving this a five, because since I've been using this, I have almost no new breakouts (one). Usually I have three or four on my face, and these past few days I've been almost completely clear. This is the only new product on my face.
It's quickly becoming one of my HGs.
I picked up this "lotion" on a whim because I've heard good things about Boots. When I first opened it up, the bottle was upside-down, and the watery consistency threw me off. The instruction booklet said there's a powder that settles to the bottom, so you have to shake it up before using it. I put two drops on the back of my hand and use my fingers to apply. Before I started using this, I'd get oily a few hours after applying my powder foundation; when I use this before powder, I get as oily in about five or six hours. Those results are good enough for me! This product has worked better than the mattifying gels I've tried. As long as this keeps working, I'll keep repurchasing!
I haven't really used any other moisturizers specially designed for oily skin, so I can't speak to how this product compares. I can, however, say that this product, along with the other products in the Boots line for oily skin, has dramatically improved the tone and clarity of my skin over the past week. This product doesn't leave me looking matte for long, but it does make my skin glow, feel soft, and not break out. Along with the matte lotion and the oil absorbing sheets, this line keeps my skin looking beautiful all day.
My skin is really oily and this product helps. It smells kind of weird, but it makes my skin really soft a smooth. About two hours after putting it on, my face got a little bit oily, but not as much as it normally would. Maybe like half less oily than it usually would. For its price, it's a pretty descent product.
I really did not like this lotion. It never did what it professed to do, and its moisturizing abilities were minimal. I would put it on after washing my face and before putting on make up, and after a couple hours, my face was oily again. I would not recommend this product to anyone.
I have combination skin, so my t-zone tends to get pretty oily and shiny when the weather is warm. I bought this in Target for $5.99 + tax. The product is an okay moisturizer, price is also very reasonable, but I am not sure about its shine-control ability... It has a slightly runny, gel-like consistency, but it leaves a sticky film on my skin. I find it hard to sink-in, and within 15 minutes after applying the lotion, my t-zone was shiny again. I also had to use pressed powder to reduce the sticky feeling on my face. Doesn't work for me and ended up returning it.
I really love this product. At first, i was sketchy about it because I've never heard of the brand. But I took a chance, & it actually does what it promise to do. I just applied the lotion all over my face, & it was instantly matte. It does not take long to soak in. My skin did not appear totally matte, but it was not dewey. It was kind of in the middle of the two, & I love it! It did not break me out, at first my skin got a little irritated but after a few minutes my skin got used to it. I do not have extremely oily skin, but it gets oily pretty quickly when I'm in the sun. This moisturizer is my reduce the amount of oil & time it took to appear! continued >>