Murad • Oil-Control Mattifier • Moisturizers

rated 4.0(159 reviews)

Average Rating.4.0
Would buy this product again.72%

rated 5 of 5 nreed222 on 7/13/2012 10:01:00 AM more reviews by nreed222

Age: 30-35   Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium   Hair: Brown   Eyes: Brown    

HG Summer Day Moisturizer! I am so happy to have found this product!!! My Mineral Foundation still looks great after 8 hours when I use this murad moisturizer. The product does have a thick consistency, and is not the easiest to put on, but the results are totally worth it!!

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rated 4 of 5 *TOP REVIEWER* MAChostage on 7/4/2012 8:22:00 PM more reviews by MAChostage

Age: 44-55   Skin: Normal, Warm   Hair: Brown   Eyes: Brown    

Pros: controls oil.
Cons: SMELL and price.

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rated 4 of 5 SummerChanel on 7/1/2012 4:03:00 AM more reviews by SummerChanel

Age: 18 & Under   Skin: Acne-prone, Medium   Hair: Black   Eyes: Brown    

Great with the oil control. Usually by midday, if I press my face to a sheet of normal paper it will become translucent. No kidding. Even blotting papers don't work for me, because the oil just goes right through. Anyways with this product my skin still gets a little oily around the nose, but my cheeks and forehead stay matte and it looks healthy, not greasy. I like the citrus smell and it goes on pretty thick, almost like a powdery white paste. However I do feel that by the end of the day there are these tiny little colourless bumps on my cheeks and forehead that look like they are going to break out (and I don't wear makeup), but after a deep cleanse with my clarisonic it all goes away. Sooo maybe a little pore clogging but still an awesome product and it is the only "oil control" skincare product that really works for me.

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rated 5 of 5 *TOP REVIEWER* DragonRhia on 6/23/2012 12:15:00 PM more reviews by DragonRhia

Age: 36-43   Skin: Sensitive, Fair-Medium   Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium   Eyes: Green    

This stuff works! I have tried almost every under make-up primer out there and they have all failed by making my make up look like a clown mask. This product allows everything to go on smoothly and naturally. I use this under tinted moisturizer, Obagi sunscreen, and foundation.

PROS: only need a small quantity to cover face,scent does not linger, moisturizer is light, mattifier works very well, no break-outs after initial (see CONS), mattifying properties make make-up look natural, helps make-up last longer, SPF 15, gentle on my sensitive skin (I easily break out in a rash if something is harsh).

CONS: price is high for quantity, scent is a tea tree type scent (which is often unpleasant for many - but fades immediately after application), is a light moisturizer (if you are looking for something heavier you won't find it here), slight blemish break-out in very beginning ONLY, but went away immediately (this could have been due to me adding a new product or my hormones too! but I've used this for a month now and have not broken out at all since).

I highly recommend you try some sample packs of this first as it is SO EXPENSIVE. I did have an initial break-out of 3 small blemishes (I rarely get blemishes at all) and I stuck with the product through those 3 and my face has not broken out since. My skin is T-zone oily and I don't blot. I should have before I used this product but now since I'm using it I have noticed that I don't need to.

If you have tried lots of primers (with high hopes) and not liked their effects - this product might be what you are looking for.

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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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