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Philosophy

Total Matteness Pore-Minimizing & Mattifying Cleanser + Mask

Item #: 2259502

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PhilosophyTotal Matteness Pore-Minimizing & Mattifying Cleanser + Mask
 
4.3

(based on 30 reviews)

86%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Leaves clean feel (23)
  • Not greasy (19)
  • Improves skin texture (17)
  • Balances skin (14)
  • Gentle (12)

Cons

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

Best Uses

  • Oily skin (21)
  • Acne-prone skin (12)
  • Combination skin (12)
  • Daily use (8)
  • All skin types (6)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Brand buyer (15), Budget shopper (10)

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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.

                      (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      4.0

                      Great for combination skin!

                      By Maddie

                      from Mt. Vernon, Il

                      About Me Budget Buyer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

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

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Combination Skin
                        • Daily Use
                        • Oily Skin
                        • Sensitive Skin

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

                        It is well worth the price tag and a little goes a long way. I have been using it daily for 6 weeks and I have seen a tremendous difference in my skin tone and texture. It helps control my oily t-zone but doesn't dry me out. Love this product.

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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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