Murad • Oil-Control Mattifier • Moisturizers

rated 4.0(155 reviews)

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

rated 3 of 5 *TOP REVIEWER* Tindra78 on 6/9/2012 5:50:00 AM more reviews by Tindra78

Age: 30-35   Skin: Acne-prone, Fair, Cool   Hair: Brunette, Straight, Fine   Eyes: Brown    

I have really sensitive acne-prone skin. I hoped that this product would be light and weightless on the skin... Instead this showed up to be a cream, that is a little thick, and not completely easy/convenient to spread... Because of my problem skin I have always disliked thicker creams... It's just not nice putting it on in the morning...but as said, might be cause of my acne-history...

It leaves a matte finish, yes. But not much better than the Mary Kay oil control lotion (even if it doesn't contain the spf)....or compared with another moisture-spf; Neutrogena dry touch is much more easy to spread and contains less than half of the amount of ingredients (but dies not mattify like this then...)....

Another con, as I see it, are the enormous amount of ingredients - when I counted them they were around 60 ingredients!!!!!! 60??!!! My dermatologist always says that when it comes to sensitive acne skin and ingredients, less is more..... The more ingredients, the bigger risk for allergies and problems in the skin....


- mattifying
- oil free, but with spf


- too thick cream, don't feel nice to spread
- as many as over 60 ingredients is risky wearing for sensitive problem skin...

Still someone with normal or combination skin would like this more.... So ill give it 3 lippies....

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rated 5 of 5 elenylondon on 5/18/2012 7:31:00 AM more reviews by elenylondon

Age: 30-35   Skin: Oily, Fair-Medium   Hair: Brunette   Eyes: Green    

I have bought this product after reading a lot of reviews. I have been using it for the last 2 days . Normally in the morning I d put make up on and go shiny by lunch time. Yesterday I checked my face at 7 pm and it was still matte! that was unbelievable! I have also applied my kryolan anti shine powder as a finishing powder, so murad oil control mattifier and kryolan anti shine do wonders for me. I have read about its gluey texture and the bad smell of this product in reviews but I have not noticed any of these. It is easy to apply, blends easily and doesnt smell much unless you dig your nose inside the tube . great buy for oily skin

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rated 5 of 5 buttons723 on 5/7/2012 12:53:00 AM more reviews by buttons723

Age: 36-43   Skin: Very Oily, Medium, Neutral   Hair: Other, Medium   Eyes: Blue    

This stuff is expensive, but it works amazingly well. I use this on days when I know I won't have time to touch up my make-up (i.e. blot oil) throughout the day. When I use this under my foundation I don't have to worry about whether or not my face looks oily and shiny. It's pretty thick but you only need a thin layer over your face. I have never found any primer that works better.

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rated 3 of 5 jtenopir88 on 4/29/2012 11:32:00 AM more reviews by jtenopir88

Age: 19-24   Skin: Very Oily, Fair   Hair: Brunette, Straight, Medium   Eyes: Green    

Let me start with saying that I have very oily skin, it's in my genes ugh! I live in southeast TX and it's always hot and humid down here, and that only makes my oily skin worse. So I found this about a month ago and have been using this every morning, as primer, before my foundation. For being an oil control product, I give this a 3 bc it does work for about 3 to 4 hrs and then it stops working. I don't think I got as oily as I would without this, but that's not the point. This product is specifically designed for me and ppl like me with oily skin, to control oil for at least 8 hrs, and it doesn't work. And on top of that, the price for this stuff is around $44, which isn't bad, but it is for a product that only works for about half as long as it's supposed to! The reason why I say that I would buy this again: I haven't found another makeup primer-type product that helps, whatsoever, to keep my oil at bay for even an hr, so I'll keep buying this until something new comes out that works better :(
***EDIT*** I will not be rebuying this ever. My foundation, even using a oil control foundation, will start breaking down about 2 hrs in. And I get so oily, you can see your reflection in my face. I have found a better product, Clinique Pore Refining Solutions Stay Matte Hydrator, and I suggest that you try this 1st, since it has less of an impact on your wallet, and I have found thru test trials with both of these products, that the Clinique product works much better!!

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rated 5 of 5 sheill on 3/21/2012 9:58:00 PM more reviews by sheill

Age: 19-24   Skin: Combination, Olive   Hair: Brown   Eyes: Brown    

This shit seriously works. I always kinda forget how freaking GOOD it actually stops the oilyness untill i'm somewhere without this cream.
Like today, I was at my sisters house and had a date with this guy tonight. She didnt have this cream, so I tried hers.
After the date I came home, looked at mirror, and freaked out by how shiny i was, Hence this review, I heavily feel the need to share the heavenliness of this daycream.
It just really controls the shinyness. No mather what kind of other products you use, this will work. I know its expensive but its one of the few creams for oily skin that really works. I tried Nivea, Garnier, Olay, even Paula's choice, but none of them could control the oiliness.
Seriously, you will not be disappointed.

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rated 5 of 5 *TOP REVIEWER* bih80 on 3/13/2012 11:54:00 AM more reviews by bih80

Age: 30-35   Skin: Combination, Medium, Warm   Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Fine   Eyes: Brown    

I seldom splurge on items but this one I will do it in a heartbeat. I have combination skin and I get very oily around my cheeks. I place half a pea-sized drop of this on my cheeks before applying any makeup and smooth it out well. This stuff certainly does what it says it'll do. It controls the oils and smooths out my skin. I ended up getting a small sample size tube and it lasted me nearly a year, so I just bought the full sized one and I fully expect it to last me years. Great stuff.

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rated 5 of 5 anonyym on 3/10/2012 4:01:00 PM more reviews by anonyym

Age: 19-24   Skin: Very Oily, Fair, Warm   Hair: Blond, Straight, Fine   Eyes: Blue    

I really like this day cream!!! My skin still get oily, but deffently not as much as it used to. I will buy it again!!

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rated 5 of 5 JackHawkins37 on 3/7/2012 3:33:00 PM more reviews by JackHawkins37

Age: 19-24   Skin: Oily, Medium   Hair: Blond   Eyes: Blue    

This product is great, it shrinks my pores, controls my oilly skin and has even left me receiving compliments about whether I am wearing make-up or not! Which I don't :)
Would recommend this is if you have oily skin, will always buy!

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rated 3 of 5 briano1092 on 3/4/2012 11:36:00 PM more reviews by briano1092

Age: 19-24   Skin: Acne-prone, Medium, Warm   Hair: Black, Fine   Eyes: Brown    

This is a very weird product. Yes, it controls my shine. My face looks matte for 6-8 hours after applying this. However, when I use my fingers to touch my nose, I can see oil on my fingers but I can't see oil on my nose at all. Will not repurchase, I feel that when I use powder it give me a more matte look than this one.

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rated 5 of 5 wareagle08 on 2/19/2012 8:46:00 AM more reviews by wareagle08

Age: 25-29   Skin: Combination, Olive   Hair: Brown   Eyes: Brown    

Love this for my combination skin. I get dry patches but my t-zone is very oily, especially in the summer. I was using this just in the warmer months but I've decided to use it year round. I keep trying other primers but I always come back to this. Some days I don't have to blot at all, where with other primers or none at all I'd have to blot at least once or twice. Helps my foundation last longer and look better just because there's less oil to help it slide off and get patchy. I just use a small amount on my nose and spread it out from the center of my face. As another reviewer said, it doesn't work if you use it with another primer. It must be some chemical reaction. I find it works best on top of a very light moisturizer (I use the clinique gel usually) and then sometimes I put clarins balm on top around both sides of my nose where my biggest pores are. Definitely give this a shot.

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