Murad Oil-Control Mattifier

4.0

161 reviews

72% would repurchase

Package Quality: 4.1

Price: $$$$

Package Quality: 4.1

Price: $$$$

INGREDIENTS

Active Ingredients: Ensulizole 1.0%, Octinoxate 7.5%, Zinc Oxide 3.0% Other Ingredients: Water (Aqua), Cyclopentasiloxane, Bis-PEG/PPG-14/14 Dimethicone, Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Corn Starch Modified, Butylene Glycol, Chitosan Ascorbate, Polyglyceryl-3 Polydimethylsiloxyethyl Dimethicone, Triethoxysilylethyl Polydimethylsiloxyethyl Hexyl Dimethicone, Farnesyl Acetate, Panthenyl Triacetate, Argania Spinosa (Argan) Kernel Extract, Serenoa Serrulata (Saw Palmetto) Fruit Extract, Sesamum Indicum (Sesame) Seed Extract, Punica Granatum (Pomegranate) Seed Oil, Sodium PCA, Betaine, Sorbitol, Glycine, Alanine, Proline, Serine, Threonine, Arginine, Lysine, Glutamic Acid, Capryloyl Glycine, Sarcosine, Cinnamomum Zeylancium Bark Extract, Aluminum Starch Octenylsuccinate, Acrylates Copolymer, Magnesium Carbonate, Melaleuca Alternifolia (Tea Tree) Leaf Oil, Tocopheryl Acetate, Lauryl Methacrylate/Glycol Dimethacrylate Crosspolymer, Dicaprylyl Ether, Niacinamide, Yeast Extract, Aesculus Hippocastanum (Horse Chesnut) Seed Extract, Titanium Dioxide, Algae Extract, Ammonium Glycyrrhizate, Panthenol, Zinc Gluconate, Caffeine, Xanthan Gum, Acrylates Crosspolymer, Polyglyceryl-2 Dipolyhydroxystearate, Biotin, Salix Alba (Willow) Bark Extract, Aminomethyl Propanol, Disodium EDTA, Sodium Chloride, Propyl Gallate, Phenoxyethanol, Chlorphenesin


on 2/24/2015 9:07:00 PM

Age: 19-24

Skin: Very Oily, Tan, Not Sure

Hair: Black, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

Perfect for oily skin! My skin feels moisturized, but not greasy. Absolute must in my makeup bag.



Age: 30-35

Skin: Combination, Other, Neutral

Hair: Brown, Relaxed, Medium

Eyes: Brown

I ran out of my Skinfood Peach Sake Pore Serum. Looking for a readily available mattifier I grabbed this one. Murad products have never failed me before so I had high hopes for this one. The moment I dabbed some on my face, I immediately noticed the funky school glue smell of the product. Though it turned me off a bit, I went on and used it thinking most Murad products have that medicinal smell. It initially mattified my face with a kind of tightness about it not the supple pore-minimizing ability of the peach sake serum. After about thirty minutes or so, my face began to slightly itch. It did not keep me mattified for long. A couple of hours wearing it, my T-zone started to become oily again. I ditched the product after it gave me tiny breakouts on my forehead and chin. I definitely wont be getting this again.


on 12/9/2014 8:59:00 PM

Age: 19-24

Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Other, Other, Other

Eyes: Blue

This product didn't work for me. Skin was still oily after a few hours. It was no better than a normal moisturizer except the spf.


on 12/8/2014 5:29:00 PM

Age: 25-29

Skin: Acne-prone, Fair, Warm

Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Fine

Eyes: Other

I really was hoping this product will work for me! It had so many good reviews. Unfortunately, it did not at all. It didn't mattify my skin when applied after my regular mattifing-moisturizing moisturizer (if that makes sense;)) It gave me some semi-matte for around 1h when applied on bare skin. Well- I did it once only on bare skin because it was irritated and felt soooo dry. Pros: It didn't clog my pores. You can blend foundation (liquid) over it (when dried). Neat tube- you don't dig into the product using your fingers.


Age: 30-35

Skin: Oily, Fair, Cool

Hair: Red, Wavy, Medium

Eyes: Green

I have very oily skin normally, but very, very rarely do I get acne. I noticed that this lotion works best as an area treatment - I can slather it all over my forehead in the morning and I won't get sludge there until about 2 pm, which is pretty good. I would never use it on my cheeks, though.
It smells like glue and is expensive, and it's not really moisturising in my opinion, but it certainly banishes the oil slick.

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.


Age: 25-29

Skin: Combination, Tan, Not Sure

Hair: Brunette, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

I have sensitive skin with an extremely oily T zone. I would only use this product during the summer. I wouldn't use it in colder months because my skin tends to get a little dry and this only makes it worse.


on 10/1/2014 4:54:00 PM

Age: 19-24

Skin: Acne-prone, Fair, Not Sure

Hair: Brown, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

This is the only product that actually MATTIFIED my very oily skin. I have tried a lot of products that are ''mattifying'' but the effect lasted for 1-2 hr until I started to look greasy.
This mattifies my skin from about 7 h in the morning until 12 h or even longer. Then my skin starts to grease a bit but still not as much as before!
When I put this on my face at first I feel like it's hard to rub in but after a second I feel as if it released its moisturizing substances and my face starts to feel very nice and smooth and hydrated.
It does have a weird smell and looks a bit like glue but it's just at first, so once I applied it, it feels comfortable on my skin.
I haven't used it for a long time but so far it seems I have finally found my favourite mattifyer. The only bad side is its price, it's really expensive, so I use it in small amounts.
I would recommend this to everyone who has very oily skin.


on 9/10/2014 7:37:00 AM

Age: 25-29

Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Blond, Wavy, Fine

Eyes: Blue

This moisturizer pretty much changed my life. I love it so much! It keeps my face matt all day, it's moisturizing enough, doesn't take forever to sink in, my makeup looks amazing with it (I use BB creams mostly)... the only downside is the price. I stash this like crazy when it's on sale!

The product itself is quite thick, but it doesn't bother me. It's still easy to apply and like I said earlier, it does sink in pretty fast. I usually put this on, brush my teeth and then I am ready to proceed with my usual BB cream. I love the fact that it has SPF 15. It's not much, but it's better than nothing at all. My BB cream has SPF 20 so I think they work well together,

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.


on 8/15/2014 6:56:00 PM

Age: 30-35

Skin: Acne-prone, Dark, Not Sure

Hair: Black, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

I really wanted to love this product. For the first two days I actually did since it banished the oil dramatically....then I started to breakout. I finally was clear of breakouts beforehand so I knew immediately that it was due to this product. Reason.....high silicone content (as will see one of the first ingredients listed on the packaging). Those not allergic to silicone will love the mattifying aspect. For those like me that are sensitive, the silicone will trap in the sebum and in turn clog the pores. I'll just stick with blotting paper and powder. Possibly consider birth control to reduce the oil production.


on 8/9/2014 3:14:00 AM

Age: 36-43

Skin: Combination, Olive, Not Sure

Hair: Brown, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

Excellent product. I have combo-oily skin that leans more toward oily. And this is my favorite, most effective mattifying product. It truly keeps the oiliness at bay. I have tried many others but Murad's really is the best. It's a little expensive but it's so worth it! Have repurchased and will continue to do so.


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