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Oh, man. Is it the end of the weekend, again?! I swear the days just fly by! Before you know it we’ll be celebrating Christmas!
Today I’m backpedaling to a staple of mine. Seriously, I’m not sure I could ever live without this product. Today I’m reviewing Murad’s Oil Control Mattifier Moisturizer. I know I’ve done a few Murad posts already but I keep getting requests for more, so here ya go!
Murad’s website claims that this mattifies (am I making words up..?) for up to eight hours and is perfect for oily skin. It also contains SPF 15 PA++ to help protect your skin from harmful UVA and UVB rays. The active ingredients are: Octinoxate (7.50%), Zinc Oxide (3.00%), Ensulizole (1.00%) and I’m not going to even lie and say I know what these are because I copy and pasted. I wanted you guys to know the active ingredients, though, in case of allergies or sensitivities. 😉
As I said I use this almost religiously. Every morning I apply it to my entire face before makeup or anything else. It is fairly moisturizing, but not too much so this is good for someone with combo skin like myself. I don’t agree that it keeps you oil-free for anywhere close to eight hours, but it does make a dent in the amount of oil production so I don’t have to swipe a blotting paper across my nose every ten minutes.
Application is the tricky part. If/when you see other reviews claiming that this has the look, feel, and smell of glue… they are dead on. It is a thick, white paste type moisturizer. The very first time I used it, I hated it, honestly. But, the trick is to try and apply it very soon after cleansing or showering, when your skin is still a little damp. This will help the moisturizer to apply more evenly and smoothly. Once you’ve applied, your skin becomes soft, the moisturizer absorbs, and the “glue” smell dissipates. Plus, you only need a small amount to cover the whole face so even though it may be a little pricey, it will last you for quite some time.
I really love this moisturizer and have been using it for a couple of years now so I give it 4 pomegranates. It helps with oil production and a little goes a long way. I just wish it were easier to apply sometimes and the “mattifying” lasted longer.
You can try out Murad’s Oil Control Mattifying Moisturizer on Murad’s website here. I know some of you have expressed the costliness of Murad products as a negative factor (and I totally feel your pain!!). I usually buy my Murad products on Amazon and they are authentic products for a fraction of the cost. If you’d like to buy this moisturizer, you can find it on Amazon.com here. (Hint: Sometimes the cost fluctuates so keep an eye on it until it’s the price you want. 😉 )
What Murad products do you love or would like to try? If you have oily skin, what do you do to combat the shininess?