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Clinique Pore Refining Solutions Stay Matte Hydrator

Clinique

Pore Refining Solutions Stay Matte Hydrator

1.7 oz Item 2246325

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After mattifying instantly, this oil-free formula supplies needed hydration while curbing excess oil and shine for 8 hours. Even T-Zones feel fresh, stay comfortably matte. Instantly refines the look of pores with unique light-scattering optics. Over time, pores seem smaller. Non-acnegenic.
Use twice a day, morning and night. Apply after your 3-Step Skin care routine any additional treatment products.
Water / Aqua / Eau, Dimethicone, Glycerin, Alcohol Denat., Polymethyl Methacrylate, Silica, Talc, Butylene Glycol, Trisiloxane, Hydrogenated Polyisobutene, Hydrogenated Lecithin, Sigesbeckia Orientalis (St. Paul'S Wort) Extract, Triticum Vulgare (Wheat) Germ Extract, Hordeum Vulgare (Barley) Extract / Extrait D'Orge, Laminaria Saccharina Extract, Cholesterol, Glycine Soja (Soybean) Protein, Sucrose, Linoleic Acid, Squalane, Diethylhexyl Succinate, Polyethylene, Acetyl Glucosamine, Polydodecanamideaminium Triazadiphenylethenesulfonate, Ethylene / Methacrylate Copolymer, Phospholipids, Hexylene Glycol, Tocopheryl Acetate, Isopropyl Titanium Triisostearate, Caprylyl Glycol, Polyvinylalcohol Crosspolymer, Sodium Carbomer, Ammonium Acryloyldimethyltaurate / VP Copolymer, Chlorphenesin, Phenoxyethanol, Mica, Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891).

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CliniquePore Refining Solutions Stay Matte Hydrator
 
4.5

(based on 50 reviews)

91%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Absorbs quickly (15)
  • Not greasy (15)
  • Goes on smoothly (14)
  • Long lasting (9)
  • Moisturizes well (8)

Cons

  • Not long-lasting (3)

Best Uses

  • Daily use (11)
  • After shower/bath (6)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Beauty conscious (10), Survivalist / minimalist (5)

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5.0

Best mattifying moisturizer that I have tried!

By GTRHS

from Delaware

About Me Beauty Conscious

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Absorbs Quickly
  • Goes On Smoothly
  • Long Lasting
  • Mattifying
  • Moisturizes Well
  • Not Greasy

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Daily Use

    Comments about Clinique Pore Refining Solutions Stay Matte Hydrator:

    I bought this out of desperation. I am so oily. Every other mattifying product I have tried has failed. When I saw this on the Platinum Appreciation sale, I thought why not try another. This one has really worked. It does not leave me completely oil free at the end of the day, but boy has it really made an incredible improvement. I can actually use satin-dewy finish foundations (with this and with a little blotting) I still have on my make-up at the end of my 8 hour work day. The only draw back is a higher price point for not much product.

     
    1.0

    Does nothing for oily skin

    By Froglover15

    from Farmington Hills, MI

    About Me Minimalist

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Absorbs Quickly
    • Goes On Smoothly

    Cons

    • Does nothing for shine
    • Not Long-Lasting

    Best Uses

      Comments about Clinique Pore Refining Solutions Stay Matte Hydrator:

      I am going to return this product. I have oily skin and specifically said I wanted a product to reduce shine. This does absolutely NOTHING to help with shine. This my first Clinique purchase and I am very disappointed. I am currently using Smashbox & that works better.

       
      5.0

      Where has this been all my life?

      By Drea

      from Pembroke Pines, FL

      About Me Beauty Conscious

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Absorbs Quickly
      • Goes On Smoothly
      • Long Lasting
      • Not Greasy

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Daily Use

        Comments about Clinique Pore Refining Solutions Stay Matte Hydrator:

        My nose is sooo oily it's embarrassing. My friend recommended this product to me and I have been using it for over a week and I cannot believe how amazing it is. I apply it to my t zone and I DO NOT GET OILY. Listen, I live in South Florida where the heat is atrocious and I sweat like crazy...this thing is so long lasting. Just buy it...it will change your life.

        OH!...and it also minimizes my pores (they are normally visible but not too bad) this is a must have people!

         
        4.0

        Perfect for summer oily skin!

        By AnonyMiss11

        from North Carolina

        About Me Beauty Conscious

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Absorbs Quickly
        • Goes On Smoothly
        • Not Greasy

        Cons

        • Not Long-Lasting

        Best Uses

        • After Shower/Bath
        • Daily Use

        Comments about Clinique Pore Refining Solutions Stay Matte Hydrator:

        This is the perfect moisturizer if you have oily skin and need just a little something. I have oily/combo skin which is more oily in the summer and dry/oily in the late fall and winter. This doesn't cut if for the colder, dryer months, but it's wonderful for when the weather is hot and humid. It absorbs very quickly, isn't greasy, and the finish is very smooth; that's not an easy thing for me to find.

         
        5.0

        It REALLY Works!

        By Amber M.

        from Virginia

        About Me Beauty Conscious

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Absorbs Quickly
        • Goes On Smoothly
        • Moisturizes Well
        • Not Greasy

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • After Shower/Bath
          • Daily Use

          Comments about Clinique Pore Refining Solutions Stay Matte Hydrator:

          I have extremely oily skin and was looking for the perfect moisturizer - well stop the presses because this stuff actually works! This is my absolute favorite moisturizer I've ever used. Hands down. After you put it on, you can really see a difference in pore size after a couple hours. It has definitely helped with my oilyness too.

           
          3.0

          Not necessarily cost effective

          By S

          from Rochester, NY

          About Me Beauty Conscious

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Absorbs Quickly
          • Goes On Smoothly
          • Moisturizes Well

          Cons

          • Bad Smell
          • Not Long-Lasting

          Best Uses

            Comments about Clinique Pore Refining Solutions Stay Matte Hydrator:

            This was rec'd to me as a bang for your buck, 2-in-1 for summer. Unfortunately for my finicky combo skin and humid climate, it didn't work out. It was super moisturizing (w/ a very thin consistency) upon initial application, and didn't break me out, but did nothing as a primer or oil control base. My make-up pretty much melted off after two hours and left me a greasy mess. It also seemed I needed to use a good couple pumps to cover my face - which just made me feel I would go through it too quickly to make the cost of the product + a separate primer worth the money. That said, if severe make-up meltdown isn't a struggle for you, I do really think this would be a great low maintenance moisturizer.

            (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            LOVEEEEE IT

            By Liz

            from Clarksville, TN

            About Me Beauty Conscious

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Absorbs Quickly
            • Goes On Smoothly
            • Long Lasting
            • Moisturizes Well
            • Not Greasy

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Daily Use
              • Deep Moisturization
              • Dryness

              Comments about Clinique Pore Refining Solutions Stay Matte Hydrator:

              I have somewhat dry skin, but am really pore-y. I put this one after I am done cleansing and toning, and it really helps! I put it before applying makeup, and it makes such a big difference! My skin looks even more smooth and radiant! Really great quality & although on the higher priced side, totally worth it! I am excited to try more of their products!

               
              4.0

              Really nice

              By Sarah

              from Orlando, FL

              About Me Beauty Expert

              Verified Reviewer

              Pros

              • Absorbs Quickly
              • Goes On Smoothly
              • Not Greasy
              • Stops Shine

              Cons

              • Slighty Drying

              Best Uses

              • Primer

              Comments about Clinique Pore Refining Solutions Stay Matte Hydrator:

              Don't use this as a moisturizer! It works great as a primer. It stops shine and sits well under makeup. Even on days when I go out "natural" I like to wear it on top of my regular moisturizer to look less shiny.

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              3.0

              Helps pretty good

              By Voya S.

              from Fort Worth, TX

              About Me Minimalist

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Goes On Smoothly
              • Long Lasting
              • Moisturizes Well
              • Not Greasy

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • After Shower/Bath
                • Daily Use

                Comments about Clinique Pore Refining Solutions Stay Matte Hydrator:

                I have been searching far and wide for my whole adult life for something to help reduce my oily-ness. My whole face is like an oil refinery and its been that way my whole life. I've tried a few other products but have had allergic reactions. My worst spots are my t-zone, forehead, nose creases, and chin. So, pretty much my whole face. This product has helped reduce the amount of oil and I've only been using it for about 4 days. Im eager to see how it will hold up after a few weeks. It actually does help reduce pore size even as a stand alone product. It goes on pretty well but be sure to not rub it in completely or it will come off. My routine is: clean your face with whatever cleanser you use (I wash my face during my morning shower with just my bathing towel most days and ivory bar soap because i have sensitve skin ((i use an exfoliation glove once a week)), then i pat dry my face, i apply my moisturizing serum that i get from work and let it soak into my skin for about 5 minutes until it's gone, finally i apply the matte hydrator focusing a little more product on my more shiny areas. I usually use 2 pumps just so i know i have adequate coverage. I haven't tried applying twice a day like the instructions suggest because i do this before i leave for work and i don't have time to do it at work. I don't stay matte the whole i hours but the shine is definitely reduced significantly. Overall, i am very pleased with it after only being on it for a few days. But take in account for muggy/moist environments and hot flashes because oily skin tends to over react.

                 
                5.0

                Nice light moisturizer

                By Volleyer

                from Mokena, IL

                About Me Minimalist

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Absorbs Quickly
                • Goes On Smoothly
                • Not Greasy

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Daily Use

                  Comments about Clinique Pore Refining Solutions Stay Matte Hydrator:

                  Use every morning to help my face from drying out from other products. Works!

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                  • Q:

                    How long does this product last
                    Asked on 11/24/2017 by Sarah from Corvallis, OR

                    1 answer

                    • Brand Expert

                      A:

                      Hi. With regard to your inquiry, we'd like to share that it is difficult to predict exactly how long your product will last, since the number of applications per day may vary. If you'd like, one of our Clinique Consultants will be happy to demonstrate this product for you- we invite you to stop by one of our Ulta counters and chat with one of them. Thank you for your question and have a great week!

                      Answered on 11/29/2017 by Brand Expert from Clinique
                  • Q:

                    I currently use the Clinique acne solutions three step-kit followed by the acne + line correcting serum. Can I use this after those 4 steps and under sunscreen?
                    Asked on 7/5/2017 by ama_ama from New York

                    1 answer

                    • Brand Expert

                      A:

                      Hi! You can use this product with the system you are currently using if you are looking to control oil and shine on the surface of the skin. If you would like to try it, we do offer free sampling in all Ulta stores that carry a FULL line of Clinique products. Thank you for your question and have a great week!

                      Answered on 7/6/2017 by Brand Expert from Clinique
                  • Q:

                    Will this dry out my already dry skin even more
                    Asked on 6/15/2017 by candisl from riverside ca

                    1 answer

                    • Brand Expert

                      A:

                      Hi! If you have dry skin and experience tightness and an uncomfortable feeling on a daily basis, this is not the best moisturizer for you. If you are trying to combat dry skin, you will probably enjoy something like Clinique's Dramatically Different Moisturizing Lotion Plus or Clinique's Moisture Surge Intense Moisturizer. Thank you for your interest in Clinique and have a great week!

                      Answered on 6/18/2017 by Brand Expert from Clinique
                  • Q:

                    I don't know if I should of bought this product. I was looking for liquid make up, and we, the counter helper tried this on my nose and it seemed to just brighten me up! Could that be? This and blush seemed perfect. Guess I really don't know if I am asking a question or making a comment. How long should this last me?
                    Asked on 3/30/2017 by goodlook from Los Fresnos, Texas

                    1 answer

                    • Brand Expert

                      A:

                      Hi! Thank you for your question. The primary purpose of this product is to control oil on the surface that can make pores look larger. If you were looking for a foundation, this is more of a treatment product and won't offer any concealing. If you purchased this product at Ulta and would prefer a foundation, we are happy to exchange this item for you. If you are happy with the product, and it is meeting your needs, the use up rate will depend upon how often you are using it, and where you are applying it to your skin. We are happy to help in any way! Have a great week!

                      Answered on 4/3/2017 by Brand Expert from Clinique
                  • Q:

                    I'm not quite sure how to use this product. I know I first have to clean my face then when I finish I then put on my moisturizer, this product and last my primer? Idk. Can someone tell me the order in which to put it on so it's effective. So confused.
                    Asked on 2/26/2017 by Beauty girl123

                    1 answer

                    • Brand Expert

                      A:

                      Hi! Yes, you are correct! Cleanse, exfoliate, moisturize, use your Stay Matte Hydrator and apply your primer right before your foundation. Thank you for your question and have a wonderful week!

                      Answered on 3/1/2017 by Brand Expert from Clinique
                  • Q:

                    can you use a primer on top?
                    Asked on 12/17/2016 by Z from US

                    1 answer

                    • Brand Expert

                      A:

                      Hi! Yes, you can partner this with a primer.

                      Answered on 12/19/2016 by Brand Expert from Clinique
                  • Q:

                    What are the ingredients?
                    Asked on 10/17/2016 by Southern style from Fuquay nc

                    1 answer

                    • Brand Expert

                      A:

                      Thank you for your interest!
                      Ingredients: water\aqua\eau \ dimethicone \ glycerin \ alcohol denat. \ polymethyl methacrylate \ silica \ talc \ butylene glycol \ trisiloxane \ hydrogenated polyisobutene \ hydrogenated lecithin \ sigesbeckia orientalis (st. paul's wort) extract \ triticum vulgare (wheat) germ extract \ hordeum vulgare (barley) extract\extrait d'orge \ laminaria saccharina extract \ cholesterol \ glycine soja (soybean) protein \ sucrose \ linoleic acid \ squalane \ diethylhexyl succinate \ polyethylene \ acetyl glucosamine \ polydodecanamideaminium triazadiphenylethenesulfonate \ ethylene/methacrylate copolymer \ phospholipids \ hexylene glycol \ tocopheryl acetate \ isopropyl titanium triisostearate \ caprylyl glycol \ polyvinylalcohol crosspolymer \ sodium carbomer \ ammonium acryloyldimethyltaurate/vp copolymer \ chlorphenesin \ phenoxyethanol \ mica \ titanium dioxide (ci 77891) < iln37804>

                      Answered on 10/18/2016 by Brand Expert from Clinique
                  • Q:

                    Would you still have to put an spf on top
                    Asked on 5/8/2016 by Juarez from Memphis, Tn

                    1 answer

                    • Brand Expert

                      A:

                      Wearing an spf daily is very important. You may like the lightweight feel of Clinique's City Block SPF line.

                      Answered on 5/9/2016 by Brand Expert from Clinique
                  • Q:

                    Is this product a primer how was it to be used
                    Asked on 3/18/2016 by beautyluv88 from boise Idaho

                    1 answer

                    • Brand Expert

                      A:

                      Pore Refining Solutions Stay Matte Hydrator is a lightweight lotion that controls oil and minimizes the look of pores. It is not a makeup primer, but it will improve skin texture, causing your foundation to look smoother on the skin.

                      Answered on 3/20/2016 by Brand Expert from Clinique
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