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Total Matteness Pore-Minimizing & Mattifying Cleanser + Mask

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PhilosophyTotal Matteness Pore-Minimizing & Mattifying Cleanser + Mask
 
3.9

(based on 42 reviews)

77%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Leaves clean feel (30)
  • Not greasy (25)
  • Improves skin texture (20)
  • Balances skin (16)
  • Gentle (13)

Cons

  • Dries out skin (6)
  • Irritates skin (6)
  • Doesn't work (4)
  • Messy (3)

Best Uses

  • Oily skin (28)
  • Acne-prone skin (17)
  • Combination skin (12)
  • Daily use (12)
  • All skin types (8)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Brand buyer (17), Budget shopper (15)

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5.0

My Favorite Cleanser!!

By Skinny Minnie

from New York

Verified Reviewer

Pros

  • Balances Skin
  • Leaves Clean Feel

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Acne-Prone Skin
    • Daily Use
    • Oily Skin
    • Sensitive Skin

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

    My face is super sensitive super oily super acne prone and this cleanser is a God send! It's not an acne treatment but it's definitely a super important part of my acne controlling routine. I use it day and night amd it removes all of my makeup, I can tell I'm getting a really deep down clean. I highly recommend!

     
    2.0

    Not worth the price tag

    By SMN

    from Michigan

    About Me Budget Buyer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Leaves Clean Feel
    • Smells Great

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • All Skin Types

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

      Product can be used as both a scrub and mask, I used it as both for several weeks. I did not notice a difference in the oily skin as the clerk started I would. The exfoliating granules are nice however I would like to have something that works the way the clerks swear by.

       
      3.0

      So far so good!

      By Alicia

      from North Canton, OH

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

      I just went and bought this tonight and used it which is why I only gave it three stars FOR NOW, but I can already tell it's going to be a match made in heaven. I didn't feel anything different at first, but after a couple of minutes I felt a huge difference! Usually when I wash my face using my Olay oil control cleanser at night, it works for a little bit and then I can feel the oils coming through my nose about an hour later. Not with this! And I cannot even begin to tell you how refreshing it is to finally use a product that says it will visibly minimize your pores and have it actually be true! So far, I am extremely pleased and impressed with this cleanser.

       
      4.0

      if you use it correctly definitely works

      By ana

      from Chicago

      About Me Budget Buyer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Balances Skin
      • Leaves Clean Feel
      • Not Greasy

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Daily Use
        • Oily Skin
        • Sensitive Skin

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

        I was skeptical because I hadn't heard any reviews from my fellow ulta shoppers. So I tried the facial cleanser and it irritated my skin the first use (redness that lasted about 20 min), but after that it worked amazingly. Definitely a summer cleanser since it dries out oily skin. I recommend this and follow up with an oil free moisturizer.

         
        4.0

        I think it's great

        By Banker

        from Blythe ca

        About Me Brand Buyer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Improves Skin Texture
        • Leaves Clean Feel
        • Not Greasy

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Acne-Prone Skin
          • Daily Use
          • Oily Skin

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

          I have very oily skin and I use this every evening before bed. I was hesitant from the reviews but it has cleared up my blemishes and helped with the appearance of my pores. I am very happy with this product.

           
          1.0

          Not Good !!

          By Jovi

          from Oklahoma

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

            Cons

            • Irritates Skin

            Best Uses

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

              I used this stuff once and it irritated my skin so bad !! My face was bright red for several hours ! Needless to say I returned this stuff the next day ! It really surprised me because I normally have pretty good luck with Philosophy brand.

              (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              1.0

              DO NOT USE UNLESS YOU HAVE OILY SKIN

              By Jessica

              from Chicago, IL

              Verified Reviewer

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

              I am warning you right now,
              do NOT buy this mask unless you have SUPER oily skin. This mask will dry your skin out like CRAZY. It will suck all moisture out of your face. I have combination skin: oily forehead/normal to dry nose and chin. I used this mask one time, left it on for five minutes, and i swear my skin was SO dry and flaky afterwards. I had white flakes all over my face and it took almost a week for my skin to heal and get back it's natural moisture (after moisturizing morning, night AND throughout the day).

               
              1.0

              Too much money

              By Missy & Makeup

              from Connecticut

              Verified Reviewer

              Pros

              • Not Greasy

              Cons

              • Dries Out Skin
              • Ineffective
              • Irritates Skin

              Best Uses

              • Acne-Prone Skin
              • Dry Skin
              • Oily Skin
              • Sensitive Skin

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

              Bought this thinking it would minimize pores and help from breaking out. Didn't help at all. I would not suggest this product. My skin got very very dry from this.

               
              5.0

              This is the best mask ever for oily skin

              By sunshine state lover

              from myrtle beach

              About Me Budget Buyer

              Pros

              • Improves Skin Texture
              • Leaves Clean Feel
              • Not Greasy
              • Unclog pores

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Acne-Prone Skin
                • Oily Skin

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

                This product is the best thing I have found for clay mask. The awesomeness of it is that my skin clears up, I end up with a fresher look after removing the mask, bright skin and not bumpy.

                 
                5.0

                Love love love

                By Jessietats

                from Buffalo, ny

                About Me Budget Buyer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Gentle
                • Improves Skin Texture
                • Leaves Clean Feel
                • Not Greasy
                • Smells Great

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Acne-Prone Skin
                  • Oily Skin
                  • Sensitive Skin

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

                  Would definitely buy this product again

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                  • Q:

                    Does this product contain oil?
                    Asked on 2/2/2015 by MelT from MA

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                    • Brand Expert

                      A:

                      total matteness pore minimizing & mattifying cleanser + mask is oil free.

                      Answered on 2/4/2015 by brand expert from philosophy
                  • Q:

                    I have had the worst, most embarrassing blackheads on my T-Zone, and it's spread out to my cheeks and chin. The pores in those areas are also huge. I have tried nearly everything, I'm getting to the point if not being able to be seen by anyone without a thick layer of foundation on. Please advise. Thanks.
                    Asked on 1/5/2015 by Kate from Baton Rouge, LA

                    1 answer

                    • Brand Expert

                      A:

                      total matteness pore-minimizing & mattifying cleanser + mask will help to unclog enlarged, clogged pores. we recommend using this product as a mask 1-2 times per week to notice less visible, clearer pores. you may also enjoy using purity made simple as your daily cleanser, as this will provide toning benefits as well.

                      http://www.ulta.com/ulta/browse/productDetail.jsp?productId=xlsImpprod1490012

                      Answered on 1/13/2015 by brand expert from philosophy
                  • Q:

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

                    1 answer

                    • Staff Expert

                      A:

                      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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