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on 11/9/2015 3:26:00 PM
More reviews by Redwings11
Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Warm
Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium
I have no idea what "micro sponge spheres" are, the ingredient they boast about, but this does indeed give you a matte finish. I have relatively oily skin, and am not going to say this will keep you shine free for the entire day but it does help those of us with excess sebum better than most other products I've tried. This lotion feels more powerful than my usual moisturizer but I think you are supposed to moisturize before using this? Many comments I've read do suggest you moisturize first, let it absorb in fully before applying the Mattifying Lotion. I have found that I don't need a primer when I use this, so if I view this as a primer, it is actually a better price compared to many others, and with less silicone in it. I love, love, love the velvety smooth texture it leaves on my skin. Bottom line... I would recommend this to anyone with oily skin. NeoStrata has a good skin care line for acne prone skin so it's probably not going to irritate anyone with oily or acne prone skin.Update - I've recently tried using this OVER my makeup during the day when I was having a particularly oily/shiny mid-day glow and it did not disturb my makeup at all. Even better, it erased all hints of oil/shine!
on 9/6/2015 6:12:00 PM
More reviews by angusmum
Skin: Other, Fair, Not Sure
Hair: Other, Other, Other
I hav e such oily skin but no acne so this is a unique product in that it doesnt contain benzoyl peroxide or salicyliic acid, both of which are far too drying for mature skin. In my experience all Neostarta products do what they claim to which makes it good value for the $$ spent.
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on 3/18/2015 7:35:00 PM
More reviews by supnikkki
Hair: Brown, Straight, Medium
Absolute holy grail for oily skin. I found this at the pharmacy and it's been an absolute game changer. It keeps my skin matte and helps decrease the amount of oil my skin produces throughout the day. There are times where I'll still have to blot my skin a little, but this is definitely something I would recommend for those struggling. It's a little on the pricier end, but it's worth it!
on 9/16/2014 3:58:00 PM
More reviews by eka
Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium, Not Sure
Hair: Brown, Other, Other
I think this is a wonderful product. I find it is very unique. I never came across anything like that. First of all, it works and how many matifying products you can name that can keep you matte for longer then half an hour. Second of all, i cannot name any disadvantages. It doesn't break me out (i have extremely sensitive acne prone skin), it doesn't dry me out, it doesn't mess up my make up. The way i use it: i put it on top of my make up in the AFTERNOON (when my face becomes oily and shiny), dust some powder, voila. I don't use it as a primer. I never put it over the make up in the morning (i tried that, it was bad, it didn't spread evenly and left streaks on my foundation). Basically, it absorbs oil (like nothing i've seen before) and for it work you need an oily face (disgusting i know). I didn't buy it actually. I got a set and the cream was a part of a gift. Amazing deal. I will re-purchase if i run out.Btw, if you suffer with acne, Neostrata has some excellent products: Toners (I prefer level I, was using it for years), Oil-Free Moisturizer (very very good, never broke me out, saved my skin once), their Peel solution is very good too, but expensive. Their AHA creams and cleansers didnít work for me though.
on 5/30/2014 1:04:00 PM
More reviews by diva1022
Skin: Combination, Fair, Not Sure
Hair: Blond, Other, Other
I have combination fair skin. I would say generally very oily in the T zone area, however the rest of my face is somewhat normal. I have tried every product under the moon to try to control the oil. I use also clean and clear oil absorbing sheets to help when the oil is excessive. Neostrata oil matifying fluid is a real LIFE SAVER. It is THE ONLY product that has EVER worked for me. It really sucks all the oil and controls it nicely. I would recommend this product without hesitation to anyone that struggles with the same issue. It is a bit pricey, however it's worth every penny!! LOVE LOVE LOVE THIS PRODUCT. PLEASE GIVE IT A TRY YOU WILL NOT REGRET IT!!!
on 2/5/2014 5:32:00 PM
More reviews by hanako283
Skin: Acne-prone, Other, Not Sure
I use this on and off, on my nose only as it is the area that is most oily. On the first day (after a while of not using it), it mattifies my nose beautifully and I almost don't need to blot. However, after using it for 3 or 4 days in a row, the skin on my nose starts peeling! Needless to say, this makes makeup application a nightmare since all the dry patches and peeled skin are much more noticeable under foundation. Oil control also seems to be less effective. As soon as I stop using this fluid, my nose goes back to its normal, non-peeling (but unfortunately still oily) state. I feel like this may be too harsh for me, which is unfortunate because if I could get the first day effect all the time, this product would be a HG.
on 1/25/2014 4:54:00 PM
More reviews by shi1
Skin: Combination, Fair, Neutral
Hair: Black, Straight, Fine
It took me a while to try this. My friend gave me a sample and I never got around to trying it since I'm not a big primer person. I might have been apprehensive to wear a primer because I don't want to put too much on my face because I'm scared for it to get too heavy or cause a breakout but I was pleasantly surprised when I tried this! I struggle a lot with my skin - it can get very dry and flaky but once I manage to get rid of that it can get really oily. Right now I'm going through an oily phase, and this does a great job of controlling it. I apply it on top of my moisturizer to the areas that need it underneath my makeup. After an 8 hour workday, my face usually gets pretty oily and I will need to blot. When I wear this, my face only gets that way after 16 hours. Packaging is pretty standard. Price is a little on the high end normally (32$ CAD) but it goes on sale at Shoppers Drug Mart/Pharmaprix (up to 30% off) every so often so the price is not so bad.
on 2/20/2013 9:56:00 PM
More reviews by lautre
Hair: Black, Curly, Fine
My cosmetician gave me a full size of this awesome product (and other products after me buying over 125$ of cosmetics)I enjoy it and I feel it has helped controlling the oily skin I'm stuck with one some place, on others it's always dry. So I use this lotion on the T of my face (front, cheeks, nose and chin.Been using it for 2 and a half weeks daily and I ADORE it.
on 2/17/2013 5:18:00 PM
More reviews by jberry
Skin: Acne-prone, Tan, Not Sure
I'm very skeptical of any product that claims to absorb excess oil. I've struggled with acne since my mid-teens (I'm 30 now), and even when my skin is clear, it's super oily (I tend to get very shiny within a half hour of washing my face). I decided to try this product based on the other reviews here and so far I'm impressed! I couldn't wait to try this after buying it, so I applied it to my face mid-day. It literally sucked up all the oil on my skin! It's too soon to tell if I'll have any kind of averse reaction (I'll definitely repost if I do), but it feels nice and light on my skin. As other reviewers have noted, it makes any dry patches flakier, so keep that in mind. It's definitely pricey for a small amount, but I noticed in the first application that a very small drop is all that's need to cover my cheeks, forehead, nose and chin, so I think it will stretch a long way. Just like any other NeoStrata product I've tried, this does what it claims to do!
on 12/3/2012 11:23:00 AM
More reviews by melashes
Skin: Oily, Olive, Not Sure
Hair: Brunette, Other, Other
This stuff is FANTASTIC. I really only use it as a makeup product so I can't comment on how it works for acne but it works amazingly well as a primer. There are a lot of foundations that I can't use because my oily skin will break it up and make it look splotchy within a few hours. I really like light coverage foundations but I find the lighter the coverage the worse the staying power and the less they hold up against my oily skin. But with this stuff I can use any foundation I want! Because I use this as a primer I apply moisturizer first, let that sink in, and then use this, let that sink in for a bit, and then apply the foundation. My makeup lasts all day. I'd highly recommend it. It's pricey but it really lasts a long time.I saw a few people say they use it on top of foundation, I'll be trying that next!
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