The Body Shop Seaweed Mattifying Day Cream

3.3

196 reviews

51% would repurchase

Package Quality: 3.1

Price: $$$

Package Quality: 3.1

Price: $$$

Not tested on animals
The Body Shop is a Cruelty-Free Subsidiary.

INGREDIENTS

Water (Solvent/Diluent), Cyclomethicone (Emollient), Glycerin (Humectant), Aluminum Starch Octenylsuccinate (Absorbent/Anticaking Agent), Polysorbate 60 (Surfactant), Phenoxyethanol (Preservative), Carbomer (Stabiliser/Viscosity Modifier), Tocopheryl Acetate (Antioxidant), Glyceryl Stearate (Emulsifier), Cetearyl Alcohol (Emulsifier), Dimethicone (Skin Conditioning Agent), PEG-100 Stearate (Surfactant), Butylene Glycol (Humectant), Sodium Hydroxide (pH Adjuster), Methylparaben (Preservative), Fragrance (Fragrance), Zinc Gluconate (Skin Conditioning Agent), Hydrolyzed Algin (Soothing agent), Zinc Sulphate (Cosmetic Astringent), Disodium EDTA (Chelating Agent), Fucus Vesiculosus (Bladderwrack) Extract (Skin Conditioning Agent), Butylparaben (Preservative), Ethylparaben (Preservative), Propylene Glycol Alginate (Binder), Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein (Skin/Hair Conditioning Agent), Sodium Stearate (Surfactant), Propylparaben (Preservative), Isobutylparaben (Preservative), Benzyl Alcohol (Preservative), Algae Extract (Natural Additive), Acacia Senegal Gum (Film Former), Serine (Skin Conditioning Agent), Xanthan Gum (Viscosity Modifier), Linalool (Fragrance Ingredient), Butylphenyl Methylpropional (Fragrance Ingredient), Benzyl Salicylate (Fragrance Ingredient), Citronellol (Fragrance Ingredient), Alpha-Isomethyl Ionone (Fragrance Ingredient), Tocopherol (Antioxidant).


Age: 18 & Under

Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Black, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

horrible to wear underneath my makeup and it broke me out along my t-zone. around my nose tho, i did see tht it became more matte but with the fragrance and its ability to break me out, i wouldnt recommend buying this.



on 8/27/2011 11:26:00 PM

Age: 25-29

Skin: Combination, Medium, Warm

Hair: Black, Wavy, Medium

Eyes: Brown

I am on my second pot of this already. I didn't think it would work, but after not having it for a few days I realized it does work. It's not 100% perfect, but you will definitely notice a difference in how your makeup wears the whole day. I have combination skin and I notice that I don't really have to touch up during the day because it keeps the oil under control. The small pots only cost $4 but a large tube is a little pricier around $18.


on 7/31/2011 10:17:00 PM

Age: 18 & Under

Skin: Very Oily, Tan, Warm

Hair: Black, Wavy, Coarse

Eyes: Brown

I bought this because I have more grease on my face than a pan after cooking bacon. So a mattifying product will always catch my eye. This moisturizer is thin & very easy to spread so to all you dry ladies, you're not going to get any moisture. But to all my very oily ladies, you're not going to be mattified. It's smells okay, not the best. Its just...okay. For $16 I think you can get something similar at walmart. It's like The Body Shop mixed a moisturizer with water to thin it out. But it's definitely not a walmart.


on 7/31/2011 10:09:00 PM

Age: 19-24

Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Brunette, Other, Other

Eyes: Grey

I haven't had it long so I'm giving it a chance, but so far with my dry skin the cream hasn't been the best. It isn't making my forehead oily which is good. It's definately not making my skin worse, but I'm not sure that it is making it better either besides the slight moisturising.


Age: 18 & Under

Skin: Acne-prone, Fair, Cool

Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Fine

Eyes: Brown

I first started using this product a few years ago (think I was about 13), when I first started getting the puberty acne. I found that at first it worked pretty well for balancing out my t-zone area and keeping away the blackheads - and I was happy with it. But for some reason I stopped using it for a little while, then my blackheads came back and I tried using it again but it did not work, unfortunately:(. When it did work though, it did just as it said, mattifying my skin, preventing outbreaks. But it was garbage after it stopped working. I really wish it still worked today. But because it at one point did work very effectively for me, I give this 3 stars. Also, because the packaging wasn't super sanitary as you had to dip your hands in the product.
UPDATE: I decided to give this product 2 stars instead of 3.. I think that the fact that it completely stopped working for me says something about it's effectiveness that it deserves a lower score. Sorry guys.


on 6/28/2011 1:46:00 AM

Age: 25-29

Skin: Very Oily, Olive, Not Sure

Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Fine

Eyes: Black

This is a very lightweight gel moisturizer, which is hydrating enough for my super oily skin while not making it extra greasy. But, it is not very mattifying either, so for me, this works great as a basic moisturizer under my sunscreen and makeup primer. Did not break me out and pricing is reasonable. A tub lasted me 2.5 months with daily (day time) usage.


on 6/26/2011 12:14:00 PM

Age: 25-29

Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Cool

Hair: Red, Wavy, Medium

Eyes: Grey

First of all, I looove the scent of this! And the gel-type consistency is really nice, goes on very smoothly.
There's always a "but" in there though. For me it didn't do much. Sure, it gives a more matte look but it's not moisturizing enough for me. I have one of those odd faces that are oily and flaky on the same time (and on the same places), very hard to get into balance. So while it would work well on my cheeks during the summer, it doesn't help with flaking on the forehead and nose even in the summer. It didn't do any harm either though which is always a good thing.
I would still recommend this to people with less crazy skin then mine though! And I will definitely use this up on my cheeks and neck.


on 6/24/2011 5:11:00 AM

Age: 19-24

Skin: Combination, Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Brown, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

I'm currently through 2nd jar of this cream and I will definitely repurchase it again and again. It is a perfect day cream for combination/oily skin - it hydrates, so my face doesn't feel tight after cleansing (although if you have rather combination than oily skin, you probably need something richer as a night cream), has a lovely light gel texture, absorbs easily and, most importantly, totally mattifies. I would surely recommend this product.


Age: 19-24

Skin: Oily, Tan, Warm

Hair: Brown, Other, Other

Eyes: Green

I came across this jar of moisturizer at my local Body Shop store and thought it was really neat. It claimed to mattify your face using it's seaweed extracts. I was excited about it because my face can get really oily, especially in the summer. So I go home and put it on my face, and waited for it to dry. I honestly did not see a difference at all. Maybe it was my inexperience with moisturizers but to me, I did not see a difference. The packaging was cute and the texture of the product was light and gel-like, but i would not repurchase. I really wanted to like it for what it claimed, but it really did not make my skin matte.


Age: 30-35

Skin: Very Oily, Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Black, Other, Other

Eyes: Black

I hated this product at first but I decided to give it go again and I'm glad I did. It's a gel texture, absorbs quickly and makes my skin totally matte. It's been moisturizing enough to wear it under makeup and has not broken me out. I purchased with with the cleaner, toner and treatment which I don't care for. It's very light and refreshing, I think I'm gonna finish the product at the end of the summer.


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