Murad • Oil-Control Mattifier • Moisturizers

rated 4.0(155 reviews)

Average Rating.4.0
Would buy this product again.73%

rated 5 of 5 ChesterMaria on 10/1/2014 4:54:00 PM more reviews by ChesterMaria

Age: 19-24   Skin: Acne-prone, Fair   Hair: Brown   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.

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rated 5 of 5 amoenaonline on 9/10/2014 7:37:00 AM more reviews by amoenaonline

Age: 25-29   Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium   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,

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rated 2 of 5 foxyknoxy on 8/15/2014 6:56:00 PM more reviews by foxyknoxy

Age: 30-35   Skin: Acne-prone, Dark   Hair: Black   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.

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rated 5 of 5 *TOP REVIEWER* sprite26 on 8/9/2014 3:14:00 AM more reviews by sprite26

Age: 36-43   Skin: Combination, Olive   Hair: Brown   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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rated 5 of 5 Callmecorrina on 7/24/2014 5:53:00 PM more reviews by Callmecorrina

Age: 18 & Under   Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium   Hair: Brunette   Eyes: Brown    

I suffer serious oily skin in the summer and lately i have been suffering bad acne (not too sure why). I bought this VERY PRICEY moisturizer because it catered to both these two problems. The consistency of this product is just like everyone says, it very closely matches Elmer's glue consistency & even smells like it. Because it is so thick, you need a good amount of product which is disappointing because the bottle is so small for 40$. Also, the thick consistency means you really need to work it into your skin & no, you won't get the best moisturizing relief from this so people with dry skin STAY AWAY. However, this is the first time a mattifying moisturizer has actually WORKED & kept me matte all day!! It makes a great base for makeup as well, at least for my skin i felt that the thick consistency helped make a smooth canvas for my makeup. Another great thing about this product is that it contains SPF, yes you do get a slight white cast in pictures but nothing too bad. As far as an "acne medication", it did absolutely nothing for my acne. It did not control future acne nor cure my existing acne. Overall, I would buy this product again but only in the summer time. Your skin needs some oil in the dry winter! And on a student budget..its not very practical to purchase all year round. I will continue to search for a dupe, but I am really impressed with this. I recommend this to anyone with combo or oily skin.

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rated 4 of 5 *TOP REVIEWER* yjanney on 6/29/2014 4:54:00 PM more reviews by yjanney

Age: 36-43   Skin: Oily, Fair-Medium, Neutral   Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Coarse   Eyes: Brown    

So this is a bit pricey, but I like it. My skin is schizo-combination, oily in T zone, dry patches around nose and on forehead, slight wrinkles, acne-prone and large pores. I don't get as shiny when using this product, even in 90 degree weather I only have to blot once and still don't get that bad. The product doesn't have a strong scent and the texture is a bit thick and takes some effort to work in. It doesn't leave a white cast on my skin and feels very light and breathable. I appreciate the SPF, even though my foundation has it, too. This has never caused me to break out.

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rated 5 of 5 Miltonh81 on 6/24/2014 10:00:00 AM more reviews by Miltonh81

Age: 30-35   Skin: Oily, Medium   Hair: Black   Eyes: Brown    

After a pretty horrific time with the 30 day acne kit you really wouldn't think I would dare try anything else in the range!, but I was given a sample of this and I have read good reviews so thought I'd give it a go and just patch tested it first and I decided to put it on the oiliness part of my face which was my nose which also has a lot of open pores all over!. For I'd say about 7hrs my nose stayed oil free and the foundation on top did not separate like always I was stunned!. So the next day I put this all over as all of my face gets oily no dry patches at all. Again 7hrs later from start of work until the end my foundation stayed on and I hadn't had to blot once!. I do not not feel the need to use primer this is the perfect moisturise/base I have tried and have now bought the full size highly recommended!.

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rated 4 of 5 EleBees on 5/31/2014 10:45:00 AM more reviews by EleBees

Age: 30-35   Skin: Combination, Fair, Cool   Hair: Blond, Wavy, Fine   Eyes: Hazel    

I use this more as a priming lotion than a mattifier. I live in Puerto Rico, and I find that this does not keep my t-zone mattified throughout the day when used by itself. However, it is a lovely product, it does not cause me any breakouts or make my sensitive skin itchy. The smell is a bit strange but it goes away fast, and I like that it feels creamy even though it's a bit liquidy when it comes out of the tube. I gave it 4 lippies instead of 5, because it really does not mattify me as much as other products do. However, it is a nice product for priming in general, and it may work in climates that are less harsh. I plan to buy more once it runs out.

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rated 5 of 5 kaleiokapualani on 3/17/2014 11:57:00 PM more reviews by kaleiokapualani

Age: 19-24   Skin: Very Oily, Olive   Hair: Brown   Eyes: Brown    

LOVE THIS. I am very picky about my moisturizers. I have very VERY oily skin, and it's very sensitive/acne prone. It's usually about 88 degrees and humid, where i live, so I was looking for a great moisturizer/sunscreen for my oily skin (which is something ridiculously hard to find). After years of searching, I have finally found a perfect combination of sunscreen, oil control, and moisturizer!! I pair this with my Becca matte primer, and i'm good to go! Like other reviewers mentioned, this is not a miracle product for oily skin. Especially if your an extremely oily girl like myself. However, this is by far the best product i can find for maintaining my oil control, and protecting my skin at the same time. I highly highly recommend.

The scent is a little funky- definitely comparable to Elmer's glue. And this stuff is so expensive- 1.7 oz for $40! But definitely worth it.

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rated 5 of 5 MimiCakes88 on 3/17/2014 5:30:00 PM more reviews by MimiCakes88

Age: 25-29   Skin: Very Oily, Fair, Neutral   Hair: Brunette   Eyes: Brown    

This is by far the best moisturizer I have came across for my oily skin. This plus the smashbox primer in light is the best combination for my super oily skin. I've been using it for over a month and I did not have ANY breakouts. If anything I feel like my occasional breakouts have calmed down after switching to this product. Also, very little product goes a long way.

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