Neostrata • Oil Free Matifying Fluid • Treatments
|Would buy this product again.||70%|
Age: 25-29 Skin: Acne-prone Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
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.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair, Neutral Hair: Black, Straight, Fine Eyes: Brown
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.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Sensitive, Fair-Medium, Neutral Hair: Brunette, Straight, Fine Eyes: Blue
This was on sale at Shoppers so I thought I'd give it a try. It works surprisingly well for my oily t-zone, and believe me when I say I've tried *a lot* of products that have done next to nothing. I've also been a bit disappointed by some of NeoStrata's other products, but this one is a win for me!
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair, Neutral Hair: Black, Curly, Fine Eyes: Hazel
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.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Acne-prone, Tan Hair: Brown Eyes: Hazel
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!
Age: 25-29 Skin: Oily, Olive Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
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!
Age: 36-43 Skin: Very Oily, Fair-Medium, Cool Hair: Grey, Straight, Medium Eyes: Green
If it wasn't for the fact that I had tried OC8, I would probably be raving about this product, as it's the best of what I've tried over the last few years. It does its job for about 4-5 hours but compared with OC8 it's more difficult to apply and does not work (nowhere near) as long as OC8 does, at least for me.
It's also quite expensive so I'd rather get the OC8!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone, Dark Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
I received this product as a gift with purchase for another neostrata product. I use this product after BB cream but before powder and my oily face remains oil free throughout the day (I still need to blot once but comparing it to when I don't wear this product).
I would be repurchasing this product again for sure!
Age: 25-29 Skin: Acne-prone, Dark Hair: Black Eyes: Black
This is an OK product. I can see this working for less oily skin types than me. My skin is ridiculously oily and this controls oil for about 2-3 hrs during the summer and that is not enough for me. Works the same IMO as the silicone primers. Nothing special. Oh and the silicone ones makes my underskin bumps less noticeable but this one does not.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Oily, Fair, Cool Hair: Brunette Eyes: Blue
I have tried ALL sorts of mattifying products and can say this one is the best.. I am VERY selective as to what I put on my skin as it is sensitve and oliy. It is true that this works best OVER foundation and BEFORE powder.
I use Olay Regerating Regenerist Serum (fragrance free), all over my face, let it day, add concealor where needed, then the Neostrata and then powder.
I like it much better than antishine which I found to be goopey and left white spotches on my face.
Give it a go if you are looking for another option
to keep you oil free