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MuradAcne Complex Oil-Control Mattifier SPF 15 PA++

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Acne Complex Oil-Control Mattifier SPF 15 PA++

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Acne Oil-Control Mattifier Broad Spectrum SPF 15 / PA++ is a shine-reducing moisturizer that controls oil for up to 8 hours* and protects blemish-prone skin. Oil-Control Mattifier SPF 15 / PA++ reduces shine on contact creating an immediate matte surface. It supports natural oil balance throughout the day, and prevents sun damage by delivering powerful UVA/UVB sun protection. Recommended as a Step 3 moisturizer in any Murad acne regimen, it eliminates surface shine as part of Dr. Murad's Inclusive Health system of care.

*In a Murad sponsored study. Individual results will vary. Study results on file.

Dermatologist developed. Tested on people, not animals. Formulated without parabens and sulfates.

(1.7 oz.)
Apply liberally to face, neck, and chest.

Precautions: For external use only.
Active Ingredients: Octinoxate 7.5%, Zinc Oxide 3.0%, Ensulizole 1.0%. Water (Aqua), Cyclopentasiloxane, Bis-PEG/PPG-14/14 Dimethicone, Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Urea, Yeast Amino Acids, Trehalose, Inositol, Taurine, Betaine, Phospholipids, Retinyl Palmitate, Tocopheryl Acetate, Ascorbyl Palmitate, Polyglyceryl-3 Polydimethylsiloxyethyl Dimethicone, Triethoxysilylethyl Polydimethylsiloxyethyl Hexyl Dimethicone, Farnesyl Acetate, Panthenyl Triacetate, Argania Spinosa Kernel Extract, Serenoa Serrulata Fruit Extract, Sesamum Indicum (Sesame) Seed Extract, Punica Granatum Seed Oil, Capryloyl Glycine, Sarcosine, Cinnamomum Zeylanicum Bark Extract, Aluminum Starch Octenylsuccinate, Acrylates Copolymer, Magnesium Carbonate, Melaleuca Alternifolia (Tea Tree) Leaf Oil, Lauryl Methacrylate/Glycol Dimethacrylate Crosspolymer, Dicaprylyl Ether, Niacinamide, Yeast Extract, Aesculus Hippocastanum (Horse Chestnut) Seed Extract, Titanium Dioxide, Algae Extract, Corn Starch Modified, Ammonium Glycyrrhizate, Panthenol, Zinc Gluconate, Caffeine, Xanthan Gum, Acrylates Crosspolymer, Polyglyceryl-2 Dipolyhydroxystearate, Biotin, Salix Alba (Willow) Bark Extract, Aminomethyl Propanol, Sodium Chloride, Phenoxyethanol, Chlorphenesin.

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MuradAcne Complex Oil-Control Mattifier SPF 15 PA++
 
4.3

(based on 175 reviews)

89%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Effective (83)
  • Easy to use (80)
  • Hydrates skin (43)
  • Non-greasy (38)
  • Minimizes pores (31)

Cons

  • Doesn't work (16)
  • Dries out skin (6)
  • Pricey / poor value (6)
  • Heavy (4)
  • Thick (4)

Best Uses

  • Daily use (41)
  • Adult acne (38)
  • Moderate acne (38)
  • Oily skin (26)
  • Blackheads & whiteheads (17)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Budget shopper (52), Brand buyer (44), Beauty conscious (29), Survivalist / minimalist (9), Beauty expert (7)
    • Skin Type:
    • Oily (28), Combination (23)

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5.0

Love this product

By Bird

from Phoenix, Arizona

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Lightweight
  • Moisturizes
  • Non-Greasy
  • Soothes Skin

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Daily Use
    • Enlarged Pores
    • Sensitive Skin

    Comments about Murad Acne Complex Oil-Control Mattifier SPF 15 PA++:

    I have very oily skin and I have been using this for a couple of years. I have tried new moisturizers a couple of times just to try a new product. I realized just how much this keeps my oil at bay throughout the day. I still have to blot after about 3-4hrs but its not a greasy mess.

    • Skin Type:
    • Oily
     
    5.0

    love this product

    By meh

    from Northern NJ

    About Me Beauty Conscious

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Doesn't Cause Break Outs
    • Keeps My Face Oil Free
    • Lightweight
    • Non-Greasy

    Cons

    • Sunblock Sheen

    Best Uses

    • Daily Use
    • Oily Skin
    • Sensitive Skin

    Comments about Murad Acne Complex Oil-Control Mattifier SPF 15 PA++:

    use this everyday. would prefer not having sunscreen added (leaves a sheen).

    • Skin Type:
    • Oily
     
    5.0

    Oily girls, this is your miracle

    By Rae

    from Indian Harbour Beach, FL

    About Me Beauty Conscious

    Pros

    • Actually works
    • Non-Greasy
    • Softens Skin

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Enlarged Pores
      • Fine Lines/Wrinkles
      • Shine control

      Comments about Murad Acne Complex Oil-Control Mattifier SPF 15 PA++:

      This primer is the ONLY one I've found that truly controls shine on my super, extremely oily skin all day. With any other primer, I'm shiny before I leave the house and an hour later my foundation and concealer have started to liquefy and run all over the place.

      With the Murad primer, I only have to blot once or twice during the workday and my makeup stays put and keeps a nice matte finish. I also wear this under BB cream on weekends and it stays all day with no blotting (though it doesn't stay completely matte).

      It kind of smells like glue, which I don't mind, but some people might not like that.

      • Skin Type:
      • Oily
       
      5.0

      Wonderful product!

      By Hannah

      from New York

      Verified Buyer

      Comments about Murad Acne Complex Oil-Control Mattifier SPF 15 PA++:

      So happy I was recommended this by an Ulta employee or else I probably wouldn't have come across such a great find. I was on the hunt for a good primer since I have crazy oily skin which makes wearing foundation a pain. However, I was on the fence about a primer because I'm also prone to breakouts and silicone doesn't sit well with my skin. Anyways, I use this before I apply my foundation in the morning. It instantly mattifies my skin! The only con I feel it has would have to be the consistency. It is a bit thick and doesn't spread all that well so you can't get away with only using a "little" bit. This moisturizer definitely keeps my face looking fresh all day. I'm not gonna lie and say it keeps oil from showing through, although when my face does get a little shiny, it looks natural still and not anything near the oil that used to seep through my makeup. If I'm going out after work, I actually dab a little bit more of this product over my T zone and it doesn't make my foundation rub off/ or surprisingly make it look cakey. It makes it looks just as great as when I first applied my makeup 9 hours prior. So great! I also haven't noticed and breakouts from it which is a huge plus!!!

      • Skin Type:
      • Oily
       
      4.0

      Best Oil Control Product

      By TayTay

      from Vancouver, Wa

      About Me Minimalist

      Pros

      • Lightweight
      • Non-Greasy

      Cons

      • Wears off

      Best Uses

      • Daily Use
      • Enlarged Pores
      • Oily Skin

      Comments about Murad Acne Complex Oil-Control Mattifier SPF 15 PA++:

      I have extremely oily skin. I can wash my face in the morning and by early afternoon my face is already shiny again. I have tried many products and nothing seems to keep the shine away.
      I have been using this one now for almost 3 years and I love it. It has been the only product to keep away the shine for the longest time. Yes, the shine does come back around 5pm in the afternoon, but I have never had another product that kept away the oil for that long. I use blotting papers (Tarte: highly recommend as well from Ulta) around this time and reapply the cream on my T-zone and I am good to go for the rest of the night.
      I highly recommend this product for anyone dealing with oily skin.

      • Skin Type:
      • Oily
       
      5.0

      Great product

      By TheRedQueen

      from Turlock, Ca

      About Me Beauty Conscious

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Lightweight
      • Moisturizes
      • Non-Greasy
      • Smells Great
      • Softens Skin
      • Soothes Skin

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Daily Use
        • Fine Lines/Wrinkles
        • Sensitive Skin

        Comments about Murad Acne Complex Oil-Control Mattifier SPF 15 PA++:

        I love this moisturizer. It feels heavy and thick when applying it but it absorbs nicely and is actually lightweight. It makes my skin feel so soft and amazing. I wish the bottle was larger through, I am flying through it because of how thick it is when applying.

        • Skin Type:
        • Combination
         
        4.0

        Oil/shine control

        By JoAnn

        from Houston, TX

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Longer-lasting

        Cons

        • Still Some Breakthrough

        Best Uses

          Comments about Murad Acne Complex Oil-Control Mattifier SPF 15 PA++:

          Best for shine control that I've been able to find, for length of effect - combined with microfine powder foundation, and late-day (or high temp) use of blotting papers. So not perfect, but significantly better than the few others I have used. NB: I also use Retin-A. Nice that Murad also has sunscreen.

          • Skin Type:
          • Combination
           
          2.0

          really wanted to love this product

          By combo girl103

          from San Diego

          Comments about Murad Acne Complex Oil-Control Mattifier SPF 15 PA++:

          I have combination skin so oily t zone and dry patches. I would only apply a small amount to my t zone and visible pores. My t zone would become more oily than it usually is. When I applied it to the rest of my face my dry patches would look very dry as if I didn't moisturized my face. Only thing that worked was to diminish the look of my pores. A friend of mine who has oily skin said it worked great for her. So it might work best for oily skin types.

           
          4.0

          Perfect for oily skin

          By Rachel the cosmetologist

          from St Johns, MI

          About Me Beauty Conscious

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Perfect For Oily Skin

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • After Cleanse And Tone

            Comments about Murad Acne Complex Oil-Control Mattifier SPF 15 PA++:

            Most moisturizers are too thick or moisturizing (if that's even a thing) for my oily skin and cause me to break out, this has been a great moisturizer and has actually helped me break out less. Also I love the face that it has SPF.

            • Skin Type:
            • Oily

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            It's awesome

            By Little Ana

            from NV

            About Me Beauty Conscious

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Lightweight
            • Mattifies Very Well
            • Moisturizes
            • Non-Greasy
            • Softens Skin

            Cons

            • Expensive
            • Smells Like Glue

            Best Uses

            • Daily Use
            • Enlarged Pores
            • Primer

            Comments about Murad Acne Complex Oil-Control Mattifier SPF 15 PA++:

            I just use this product on my t-zone ( my nose, chin, and across my forehead) then I let it set in and it makes the oiliness go away. It looks completely matte. I really like how moisturizing this is as well. I use it as a primer, it is perfect for being under makeup. It is very expensive but worth all the money.

            • Skin Type:
            • Combination

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            • Q:

              Hello I bought the Murad environmental shield kit for my dark spots to even out my tone. I just purchased the the resurgence kits because I have bags/dark circles under eyes. But I also have acne issues in certain areas that I always breakout at plus I have oily skin very oily skin for I just purchased the acne kit. Can I use all kits to help with my problems? I heard the mattifier in the acne kit helps before you wear makeup. If so in what order should I use it. Please help
              Asked on 1/18/2016 by Reka from Charleston

              1 answer

              • Brand Expert

                A:

                You can use all of these items. It really depends on your main concerns. Typically we would say use 1 in the morning and 1 at night. For you, you can mix and match depending on what your skin is doing and how it feels. For example some days I use a few of the acne products and then some of the products from Age Reform. Other days I use some Environmental Shield products with the Age Reform.
                As for the Oil-Control Mattifer - this is a very light moisturizer that will give the skin a matte finish. This woul dbe your last daytime step before apply any color makeup.

                Answered on 2/4/2016 by Brand Expert from Murad
            • Q:

              What primer would work best with this product?
              Asked on 12/12/2015 by Kim from Alabama

              1 answer

            • Q:

              Will this work under a non-mattifying primer?
              Asked on 11/2/2015 by Bailey from San Marcos, CA

              1 answer

              • Brand Expert

                A:

                Yes, unless the primer you're referring to is giving an extreme amount of slip to the skin it will work.

                Answered on 11/3/2015 by Brand Expert from Murad
            • Q:

              Would you use this as both as a day and night time moisturizer?
              Asked on 9/29/2015 by Beauty Blogger from Louisiana

              1 answer

            • Q:

              I have extremely oily skin and huge pores. Super oily. Will this work for me? Also, can you please tell me if I would use this before I apply ANYTHING, including a moisturizer.
              Asked on 2/25/2015 by Ritz from Phoenix

              1 answer

              • Staff Expert

                A:

                In a clinical study, Murad Acne Complex Oil-Control Mattifier was proven to control oil for up to 8 hours! It is an ideal choice for those with oily skin to help balance oil production and minimize shine. It provides lightweight hydration, so use of an additional moisturizer is optional. Its silky texture will also help to minimize the appearance of enlarged pores.

                Answered on 2/26/2015 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
            • Q:

              Does this product has salicylic acid? I want to know because it breaks me out. And does this comes in a sample size?
              Asked on 5/23/2014 by cooks from Dallas,Tx

              1 answer

            • Q:

              How many ounces are in this?
              Asked on 5/17/2014 by Sammi

              1 answer

              • Staff Expert

                A:

                This product's size is 1.7 oz.

                Answered on 5/19/2014 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
            • Q:

              Would I use this product instead of a moisturizer? And before a primer?
              Asked on 5/9/2014 by Makeupaddict from Chicago, IL

              1 answer

              • Staff Expert

                A:

                Yes, this product is step 3 - hydrate/protect - in your regimen, so it would be used as a moisturizer and sunscreen. Yes, apply it before your primer for best results.

                Answered on 5/13/2014 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
            • Q:

              Is it a moisturizer or sunscreen? Should i put sunscreen before or after?
              Asked on 5/8/2014 by Ann from San Francisco

              1 answer

              • Staff Expert

                A:

                This product serves as a mattifying treatment, lightweight hydrator, and sunscreen in one. If you desire sun protection beyond SPF 15, you can certainly layer a higher SPF product over this product.

                Answered on 5/8/2014 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
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