As you know (or is that too presumptuous?) I have been on a bit of a quest for the ultimate heat/sweat/oil proof makeup and in said quest I discovered this. I was going to avoid moisturisers since I think they add a layer that my skin doesn’t need (feel free to disagree, that’s the beauty of life) but this is really pretty good and I feel like it does make a difference to how matte my face is throughout the day. A little goes a really long way with this and I just apply the tiniest amount in the areas I tend to get oily, t zone, chin etc and wait for a minute or two for it to settle before I apply my foundation on top. Whether is actually controls oil I can’t be sure of (every day is different regardless) but I do know it doesn’t make it worse and for an oily skinned chick to find a moisturiser that doesn’t feel heavy under makeup is in itself a miracle.
Another bonus for this product is that it is free of all the nasties that are present in much of our skin care and makeup.. mineral oil being a stand out. Mineral oil just sits on the skin which is great in cosmetics (I mean you don’t want your skin absorbing foundation, do you?) but it makes something like a moisturiser totally pointless.. it also doesn’t allow your skin to breathe.. not ideal for the perfect complexion let alone those of us prone to blemishes. In my search for long lasting, matte skin I’ve tried a handful of foundations and during this testing period I have broken out and become dehydrated so on my off days I’ve been reaching for this as a base with a little concealer where needed and it’s helped control the oil without suffocating my skin.
Although it’s not quite the mattifying primer I’d hoped for it’s definitely not a dud. It’s a great moisturiser for anyone with oily skin and one that MIGHT help control that oil.. I’m just not totally convinced yet