I was asked by Stavroula to make a review about Murad's Oil Control Mattifier ...so here it is! :D
Packaging : 50mL-1.7FL.OZ. Tube
Price: in Greece about 50Euros
Is sold at : Sephora
Ingredients : Pomegranate Seed Oil, Sesame Seed Extract, Glutamic Acid, Magnesium Carbonate, Tea tree leaf oil , Willow Bark Extract , amongst others.
What Murad says: "Provides long lasting oil-control and prevents sun damage by:
- Immediately mattifying and controling oil up to 8 hours
- Delivering powerful UVA/UVB sun protection"
Having combination-oily skin, summer used to be a nightmare for me. Excessive oil, shiny areas, make up wouldn't last for more than 2-3 hours and I felt so ashamed to walk around with my face and especially my T-zone in such condition(If my nose was larger, I bet you could see your face reflecting on it LOL) .
I had already known murad's products (as a skin specialist at sephora) and they were quite effective at least for my skin.But this cream and I were met through a magazine tester. I loved it from the first minute. It's got a thick consistency, which was a surprize because thick consistencies are related to lipids and intensive moisturizing creams but this is so different.It's white, a little goes a long way and it's got a slight minty scent.It feels refreshing and cool as you apply.
As it is easily getting absorbed, It creates a film, a barrier to your skin which doesn't allow oils to penetrate it.Your skin feels smooth and dry for a long time, it doesn't look shiny even after 8 hours.For me it's like it stops oil production , gives a 100% mat result and functions perfectly as a make up primer.
Although it is said to be a moisturizer, as I was using it all over my face I noticed some signs of dehydration on my cheeks...so I added a moisturizer under.Oh and If you buy it make sure the expriration date is good enough for you -depending on how frequently you'll use it (murad's products are designed based on biotechnology and contain plant extracts so they are a little more sensitive than other products).
Overall I think this is a miracle product for everyone who has combination to extremely oily skin.It does what it says it does.Comparing it to other oil free products for combination or oily skin is wayyy far better , it is a winner.