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Total Matteness Pore-Minimizing & Mattifying Cleanser + Mask

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PhilosophyTotal Matteness Pore-Minimizing & Mattifying Cleanser + Mask
 
4.3

(based on 31 reviews)

86%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Leaves clean feel (24)
  • Not greasy (20)
  • Improves skin texture (17)
  • Balances skin (14)
  • Gentle (12)

Cons

  • Dries out skin (4)
  • Irritates skin (4)
  • Messy (3)

Best Uses

  • Oily skin (22)
  • Acne-prone skin (12)
  • Combination skin (12)
  • Daily use (9)
  • All skin types (7)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Brand buyer (16), Budget shopper (10)

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4.0

Best Face Wash I Have Used!

By Traci

from Roseville, Ca

About Me Brand Buyer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Leaves Clean Feel
  • Not Greasy
  • Smells Great

Cons

    Best Uses

    • All Skin Types
    • Daily Use
    • Oily Skin

    Comments about Philosophy Total Matteness Pore-Minimizing & Mattifying Cleanser + Mask:

    I've been using this for almost a year and I absolutely love it! It has made my skin a lot less oily and cleans really well.

     
    5.0

    Amazing!

    By Mandi

    from Zanesville

    About Me Budget Buyer

    Pros

    • Leaves Clean Feel
    • Leaves No Shine
    • Moisturizing
    • Not Greasy

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Oily Skin

      Comments about Philosophy Total Matteness Pore-Minimizing & Mattifying Cleanser + Mask:

      I have very oily skin and love almost anything that is a matte finish. After the first time I used this just as a cleanser, my skin felt so soft and no more shine. Perfect for oily skin, I have not used it as a mask yet, but plan to do so!

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      3.0

      A little harsh...

      By Mag

      from Virginia

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • 1xweek Wash
      • Balances Skin
      • Controls Oily

      Cons

      • Burned my skin
      • Burns
      • Dries Out Skin
      • Irritates Skin
      • Too Harsh
      • Too Harsh For A Mask

      Best Uses

      • Oily Skin
      • Once A Week Mask

      Comments about Philosophy Total Matteness Pore-Minimizing & Mattifying Cleanser + Mask:

      It's great as a on e a week wash but was too harsh as a mask. If you have even mildly sensitive skin, this isn't the best choice for you. It definitely does what it says....dries!!

       
      1.0

      expensive and didn't work

      By zebra_c@kes

      from Richmond, VA

      About Me Budget Buyer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Not Greasy

      Cons

      • Dries Out Skin
      • Ineffective
      • Irritates Skin

      Best Uses

      • Oily Skin

      Comments about Philosophy Total Matteness Pore-Minimizing & Mattifying Cleanser + Mask:

      this product Completely dries out my skin. I asked the Ulta rep for something for oily skin to help with pores and blackheads. but the product as soon as I use it makes my skin feel dry and flaky. it did help some with the pores but the blackheads go no where no matter how much I use. Expensive useless product.

       
      1.0

      Not worth the money

      By Tammy

      from Auburn MI

      About Me Budget Buyer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Philosophy Total Matteness Pore-Minimizing & Mattifying Cleanser + Mask:

            Did not work as well as much cheaper products like Neutrogena for oily skin. Not worth the extra money.

             
            5.0

            Perfection!

            By Jen

            from Lakewood, USA

            About Me Budget Buyer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Balances Skin
            • Gentle
            • Improves Skin Texture
            • Leaves Clean Feel
            • Not Greasy

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • All Skin Types

              Comments about Philosophy Total Matteness Pore-Minimizing & Mattifying Cleanser + Mask:

              Helps with shrinking my pores. Especially in the summer.

              (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Love It!

              By Brittles

              from Houston, TX

              Pros

              • Balances Skin
              • Improves Skin Texture
              • Leaves Clean Feel

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Acne-Prone Skin
                • Oily Skin

                Comments about Philosophy Total Matteness Pore-Minimizing & Mattifying Cleanser + Mask:

                I've yet to find a Philosophy product that I don't like. I use this mask about once a week (or as a wash as needed if my skin is feeling particularly oily or rough). It acts as a gentle exfoliate and sucks up oil. My pores really do look smaller. The first time I used it, a couple of coworkers actually complimented my skin the next day.

                (0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                2.0

                Doesn't live up to it's name

                By Mflo88

                from Chicago, IL

                About Me Budget Buyer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                  Cons

                  • Greasy
                  • Ineffective

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Philosophy Total Matteness Pore-Minimizing & Mattifying Cleanser + Mask:

                    The product is described to be mattifying and absorbs oil and minimize shine and it couldn't be anymore false! After applying this product, my face was oily within an hour after use. Now I know with the summertime and high humidity levels, my face will be oily no matter what, but I at least expected this cleanser to mattify my skin at least for several hours. Truly disappointed and it's not worth the money. Drug store cleansers work better than this.

                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    i will be purchasing this product again!

                    By thanner

                    from Jacksonville, FL

                    About Me Brand Buyer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Leaves Clean Feel
                    • Moisturizing
                    • Not Greasy

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Acne-Prone Skin
                      • Daily Use
                      • Oily Skin

                      Comments about Philosophy Total Matteness Pore-Minimizing & Mattifying Cleanser + Mask:

                      I use this product every night as a face wash, then as a mask 2-3 times a week. I have very oily skin and large pores, a week after using this product I saw a total change in my skin. So soft, less oily & my pores are visibly smaller. I wish I would've tried this product sooner!

                      (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      Wonderful?

                      By Lil Lady

                      from Colorado

                      About Me Brand Buyer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Gentle
                      • Improves Skin Texture
                      • Leaves Clean Feel
                      • Moisturizing
                      • Not Greasy

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • All Skin Types

                        Comments about Philosophy Total Matteness Pore-Minimizing & Mattifying Cleanser + Mask:

                        Effective yet affordable. I use this mask with my steamer. It does a great job of opening my pores and the steam/cooling device closes them. I feel like my pores have shrunken.

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                          Can this product be used on sensitive skin?
                          Asked on 6/8/2014 by Nyk from US

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                            Yes, this product features a gentle formula that is safe for sensitive skin.

                            Answered on 6/9/2014 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
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