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Benefit Cosmetics The POREfessional%3A Matte Rescue Invisible-Finish Mattifying Gel

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The POREfessional: Matte Rescue Invisible-Finish Mattifying Gel

Item #: 2296628 Size: 1.6 oz

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Secret weapon to defeat pores & shine.

Matte Rescue's lightweight, water-based gel overpowers shine and absorbs excess surface oil, leaving a natural-looking matte finish. It instantly minimizes pores with diamond powder, known for its soft-focus pore-blurring effect. Skin feels clean, smooth and instantly refreshed. When shine attacks, this mattifying gel comes to the rescue!

Results:

  • 92% said it mattifies shine instantly*
  • 92% said skin feels clean, refreshed*
  • 89% said it absorbs excess surface oil instantly*


*Consumer panel survey of 66 women over 1 week

Tip 1: Defeat Pores & Shine!

Apply a thin layer of Matte Rescue all over freshly cleansed face. This lightweight, water-based gel overpowers shine and absorbs excess surface oil, leaving a natural-looking matte finish.

Tip 2: Snap a Super Selfie

Got a selfie "situation"? Call Matte Rescue! Blended with diamond powder known for its soft-focus blurring effects, it instantly minimizes the look of pores.

Trick: Apply Matte Rescue, then pat the POREfessional Primer on top. Pores, shine and fine lines are less visible, and makeup glides on so smoothly!
Aqua, Glycerin, Propanediol, Silica, Dimethicone, Butylene Glycol, Fomesofficinalis (Mushroom) Extract, Alcohol, Methyl Trimethicone, Pentyleneglycol, Polymethylsilsesquioxane, PEG-60 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Phenoxyethanol, Dimethicone/Vinyl Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Parfum, Sodium Hydroxide,Tetrasodium EDTA, Sodium Hyaluronate, Limonene, PEG-40 Hydrogenatedcastor Oil, Diamond Powder, CI 42090 (Blue 1), CI 19140 (Yellow 5), BHT, Tocopherol.

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Benefit CosmeticsThe POREfessional: Matte Rescue Invisible-Finish Mattifying Gel
 
3.8

(based on 437 reviews)

72%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to apply (313)
  • Lightweight (280)
  • Smooth (234)
  • Long lasting (189)
  • Blends well (165)

Cons

  • Doesn't work (84)
  • Doesn't stay on (35)
  • Causes breakouts (21)
  • Poor coverage (16)
  • Irritates skin (15)

Best Uses

  • Everyday (184)
  • All skin types (129)
  • Going out (91)
  • Sensitive skin (72)
  • Travel (42)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (12)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Natural style (145), Classic style (118), Trendy style (73)

Reviewed by 437 customers

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5.0

I use this everyday & love it !

By TG

from Cali

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Blends Well
  • Easy To Apply
  • Easy To Take-off
  • Good Pigmentation
  • Lightweight
  • Long Lasting
  • Natural Looking
  • Smooth

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Everyday

    Comments about Benefit Cosmetics The POREfessional: Matte Rescue Invisible-Finish Mattifying Gel:

    Smooths out pores

     
    4.0

    Would buy again

    By Charlie

    from high desert CA

    About Me Classic Style

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Blends Well
    • Easy To Apply
    • Easy To Take-off
    • Lightweight
    • Natural Looking
    • Smooth

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Everyday

      Comments about Benefit Cosmetics The POREfessional: Matte Rescue Invisible-Finish Mattifying Gel:

      Good for oily skin. Doesn't quite last the whole day.

       
      5.0

      LOVE!

      By Deeds

      from San Diego, CA

      About Me Trendy Style

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Blends Well
      • Easy To Apply
      • Easy To Take-off
      • Lightweight
      • Long Lasting
      • Smooth

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • All Skin Types
        • Everyday
        • Going Out
        • Sensitive Skin
        • Travel

        Comments about Benefit Cosmetics The POREfessional: Matte Rescue Invisible-Finish Mattifying Gel:

        I have some serious oily, acne-prone and sensitive skin. Finding any kind of primer that works well with me is so hard to come by. But this is it, i LOVE this primer. Im almost done with my 3rd tube.

         
        5.0

        Going to buy this every time

        By w0nd3rlesss

        from Cerritos

        About Me Natural Style

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Blends Well
        • Easy To Apply
        • Easy To Take-off
        • Lightweight
        • Long Lasting
        • Natural Looking
        • Smooth

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • All Skin Types
          • Everyday

          Comments about Benefit Cosmetics The POREfessional: Matte Rescue Invisible-Finish Mattifying Gel:

          Goes on so smooth. Makes my foundation look super even when applied

           
          5.0

          Amazing for oily skin , Only works for Pros

          By Jasmine

          from Orlando

          About Me Natural Style

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Blends Well
          • Long Lasting
          • Natural Looking
          • Smooth

          Cons

          • Difficult to Apply

          Best Uses

          • All Skin Types

          Comments about Benefit Cosmetics The POREfessional: Matte Rescue Invisible-Finish Mattifying Gel:

          This IS a game changer . If you don't have skills though I wouldn't go here because you probably are not going to have a good routine to get the make benefits from this . Your face is so smooth. As far as people complaining it's to Matte like hello it's a Matte product . It's supposed to take away shine . Highlighter and shine is to be added on your own . Matte skin first highlight after .

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          Love but not a primer

          By Liza

          from San Diego, California

          About Me Trendy Style

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Easy To Apply
          • Smooth

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Benefit Cosmetics The POREfessional: Matte Rescue Invisible-Finish Mattifying Gel:

              My boyfriend randomly bought me this thinking it was the Professional PRIMER because the packaging is very similar. At first, I thought it was a primer but in gel version but after reading the packaging (which I think many people did not do considering the bad reviews) this in fact is NOT a primer. This is a mattyfying gel, which is just a product that absorbs excess oil on your face before you apply makeup. You would still need to apply a primer on after this product if you want your makeup to stay on all day. The reason I am saying this is because this product is under Ulta's face primer section on their website and I think that makes it confusing for many customers which is probably why many people dislike this product, because it is not a primer to begin with!

              Now, as far as my experience with the product, I like it a lot. I have combination skin (more dry than it is oily) so I make sure to only apply this on oily areas of my face (like my forehead) or areas where I have noticeable pores (like my cheeks). I applied it all over my face once and it made my dry areas look really dry when I applied foundation. I follow this product with a primer (again, I only apply primer on oily or porous areas) and THEN apply my foundation and everything else. The results are awesome. My skin looks flawless and I have less creasing around my eyes and my laugh lines are nicely blurred.

              Final comments: worth a try if you have oily areas that your primer isn't taking care of. Not good for dry skin at all. A little goes a long way! Oh, my mom has mature skin and it makes her skin look flawless, would def. recommend for women/men who want extra help blurring fine lines.

               
              4.0

              Great Product

              By KeKa

              from Denver

              About Me Natural Style

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Apply
              • Lightweight
              • Long Lasting

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • All Skin Types
                • OilyOily

                Comments about Benefit Cosmetics The POREfessional: Matte Rescue Invisible-Finish Mattifying Gel:

                This product is a good switch upfrom my normal primer. I really like miracle blur from loreal but this is giving them a alot of competition. I'll probably be switching between the two from now on.

                 
                1.0

                Did nothing for me

                By E.G.

                from Ulta

                Comments about Benefit Cosmetics The POREfessional: Matte Rescue Invisible-Finish Mattifying Gel:

                I had bought the small sample just to try it out since I had heard really good reviews on this primer, I have combination oily skin and I tried this and it did not mattify at all!!! Did nothing for my face or makeup, I thought it'd help control my oils since it does claim to mattify but it did nothing for me. I will not be purchasing this again.

                 
                5.0

                Will definitely be my new primer

                By Rachel

                from Vancouver, Washington

                About Me Natural Style

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Cooling
                • Easy To Apply
                • Lightweight
                • Natural Looking
                • Smooth

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Everyday
                  • Takes away shine

                  Comments about Benefit Cosmetics The POREfessional: Matte Rescue Invisible-Finish Mattifying Gel:

                  I definitely love this product. It goes on cool. It takes away shine for sure!

                   
                  1.0

                  No no no

                  By DillAC

                  from Columbia, SC

                  About Me Classic Style

                  Verified Reviewer

                  Pros

                    Cons

                    • Ineffective

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Benefit Cosmetics The POREfessional: Matte Rescue Invisible-Finish Mattifying Gel:

                      Okay. If you are going to buy a primer, definitely go for the original Benefit porefessional. This primer does absolutely nothing for my oily skin. It isn't pore filling at all. It is gel like, which is fine, but it feels like a moisturizer instead of a primer. Honestly this product was a huge disappointment especially since I love the original porefessional so much. Save your money!

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                      19 Questions | 19 Answers
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                      • Q:

                        Hi! Can this be used with Agent Zero? Thanks
                        Asked on 3/19/2017 by UltaDiva from Detroit, MI

                        1 answer

                        • Brand Expert

                          A:

                          Hi gorgeous! Our POREfessional Matte Rescue is a gel whereas Agent Zero is a powder, they both work for shine control. xoxo B

                          Answered on 4/21/2017 by Brand Expert from Benefit Cosmetics
                      • Q:

                        What is the size of this product (how much in a tube?)
                        Asked on 5/7/2016 by Bitty Cole from California

                        1 answer

                        • Brand Expert

                          A:

                          Hi gorgeous! Our The POREfessional: Matte Rescue is 1.6 ounces.

                          Answered on 5/10/2016 by Brand Expert from Benefit Cosmetics
                      • Q:

                        The rep at the store told me to use this as my primer. Was she wrong?
                        Asked on 2/29/2016 by Fair skinned beauty from Akron Ohio

                        1 answer

                        • Brand Expert

                          A:

                          HI Gorgeous! Our POREfessional Matte Rescue instantly minimizes your pore appearance. it is known for it's soft focus pore-blurring effect. I recommend adding POREfessional Face Primer to your regimen after applying our Matte Rescue, shine and fine lines are less visible, and makeup glides on so smoothly!

                          http://www.ulta.com/ulta/browse/productDetail.jsp?productId=xlsImpprod2290003

                          Answered on 3/1/2016 by Brand Expert from Benefit Cosmetics
                      • Q:

                        I use the porefessional pore minimizer. Can I use these two products together?
                        Asked on 2/23/2016 by wondering from Muskego, WI

                        1 answer

                        • Brand Expert

                          A:

                          Of course! Apply Matte Rescue first over your freshly cleansed face and then pat the POREfessional primer for a smooth-than-smooth finish!

                          Answered on 2/24/2016 by Brand Expert from Benefit Cosmetics
                      • Q:

                        Do I add this into my primer and foundation, or do I put it on before them?
                        Asked on 2/19/2016 by Imaris from United States

                        1 answer

                        • Brand Expert

                          A:

                          Hey Gorgeous! You can apply Matte Rescue over your freshly cleansed face first then add your primer and foundation.

                          Answered on 2/23/2016 by Brand Expert from Benefit Cosmetics
                      • Q:

                        Can this product still be used with a non-mattifying foundation and still get the same results?
                        Asked on 2/18/2016 by Chelsea from New Orleans, LA

                        1 answer

                      • Q:

                        Hi.
                        Could l use this just before foundation without adding a primer over the top as l do not get on with primers at all, or will it not make your foundation blend well? X
                        Asked on 2/10/2016 by Karen from United Kingdom

                        1 answer

                        • Brand Expert

                          A:

                          Hello Gorgeous! For best POREfection apply POREfessional Matte Rescue all over your face and then pat on POREfessional primer for smoother-than-smooth skin!

                          Answered on 2/22/2016 by Brand Expert from Benefit Cosmetics
                      • Q:

                        You say before make up or after... why would you apply after apply makeup? Still learning here.
                        Asked on 2/10/2016 by Happywife

                        1 answer

                        • Brand Expert

                          A:

                          Hi Gorgeous! POREfessional Matte Rescue goes on after you have cleansed your face! Your skin will feel clean, smooth and instantly refreshed!

                          Answered on 2/22/2016 by Brand Expert from Benefit Cosmetics
                      • Q:

                        I wanted to know if I apply moisturizer before or after applying this product? Or do I illuminate that step while using this product?
                        Asked on 1/29/2016 by Jax from Dinuba, CA

                        1 answer

                        • Brand Expert

                          A:

                          The POREfessional: Matte Rescue should be applied after moisturizer, gorgeous! xoxo, B

                          Answered on 2/3/2016 by Product POREfessional from Benefit Cosmetics
                      • Q:

                        Is the POREfessional: Matte Rescue Gel a moisturizer?
                        I read about this in my ULTA magazine that you can also use it as a moisturizer.
                        I really want to try this product because I always love a matte face! I never like dewy finish.
                        Asked on 1/28/2016 by RagePuppy from Providence, RI

                        1 answer

                        • Brand Expert

                          A:

                          Hi gorgeous!

                          The POREfessional: Matte Rescue is not a moisturizer. It's a lightweight, water-based gel that overpowers shine and absorbs excess surface oil. We recommend applying Matte Rescue after your morning skincare routine (which should include moisturizer!).

                          xoxo, B

                          Answered on 2/3/2016 by Product POREfessional from Benefit Cosmetics
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