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Murad Acne Complex Oil-Control Mattifier SPF 15 PA++

Murad

Acne Complex Oil-Control Mattifier SPF 15 PA++

Item #: 2201867 Size: 1.7 oz

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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.
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 194 reviews)

90%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Effective (83)
  • Easy to use (80)
  • Non-greasy (50)
  • Hydrates skin (43)
  • Lightweight (42)

Cons

  • Doesn't work (16)
  • Dries out skin (6)
  • Pricey / poor value (6)
  • Not effective (5)
  • Heavy (4)

Best Uses

  • Daily use (58)
  • Adult acne (38)
  • Moderate acne (38)
  • Oily skin (29)
  • Enlarged pores (21)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Budget shopper (52), Brand buyer (44), Beauty conscious (38), Survivalist / minimalist (16), Beauty expert (9)
    • Skin Type:
    • Oily (39), Combination (30)

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1.0

Doesn't work

By parakiss

from kissimmee, fl

About Me Beauty Expert

Verified Buyer

Pros

    Cons

    • Not Effective

    Best Uses

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

      I really wanted to love this product, but it just wasn't so. The texture was very pasty, but that didnt bother me. I got this to put under my makeup, to control shine, but I saw no difference. I ended up exchanging it.

      • Skin Type:
      • Oily
       
      5.0

      Very Good Mattifier

      By Goofkid

      from Washington, WV

      About Me Minimalist

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Lightweight
      • Moisturizes
      • Non-Greasy

      Cons

      • Expensive; but a little goes a long way

      Best Uses

      • Daily Use
      • Enlarged Pores
      • Sensitive Skin

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

      I've tried a lot of mattifiers for acne prone skin. Most of them did not work, but the Murad does. It protects my skin plus keeps the oil at bay. I like it.

      • Skin Type:
      • Combination
       
      5.0

      LOVE LOVE LOVE

      By Stephers

      from Pittsburgh, PA

      About Me Beauty Conscious

      Pros

      • Lightweight
      • Non-Greasy
      • Softens Skin
      • Soothes Skin

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Daily Use
        • Oily Skin

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

        I use this product every morning after toner and firming serum. A little goes a long way. I apply all over my face and neck, allow it fully dry for a minute or two and follow with my normal beauty routine. I find that I'm skipping primer now. Leaves my skin shine-free well into the evening hours. I start my routine around 7:00 am, come around a little after 5:00 pm and my face looks wonderful.

        • Skin Type:
        • Oily
         
        5.0

        Love this product!

        By Samantha

        from Littleton, CO

        About Me Beauty Conscious

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Moisturizes
        • Non-Greasy
        • Soothes Skin

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Daily Use
          • Sensitive Skin

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

          I have an oily face and I tried everything from different lotions to different make ups to different face washes to control my oily face. Finally, my massage therapist recommended this product for my face. My face is unbelievably different. I HIGHLY recommend it, especially if you have an oily face. A little bit of it goes a long way, so it lasts awhile. I use a little at night after washing my face and then every morning before I apply makeup. The difference is my face is phenomenal!

          • Skin Type:
          • Oily
           
          4.0

          I love this product

          By Steph

          from New London ct

          About Me Skin Care Professional

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Lightweight
          • Moisturizes
          • Non-Greasy

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Daily Use
            • Sensitive Skin

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

            It's very light weight

            • Skin Type:
            • Dry
             
            5.0

            Absolutely the best

            By Dr. Leki

            from Cola, Sc

            About Me Minimalist

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Lightweight
            • Moisturizes
            • Non-Greasy
            • Soothes Skin

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Daily Use
              • Sensitive Skin

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

              I use this product daily. It makes my skin very smooth and minimizes the oiliness.

              • Skin Type:
              • Combination
               
              4.0

              Seems to work well

              By Becca

              from Dallas, TX

              About Me Minimalist

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Lightweight
              • Moisturizes

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Daily Use
                • Oily Skin

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

                I have super oily skin, so I was looking for skin care/makeup that would work for my skin type. While I haven't been thrilled with all the products I purchased, this one seems to be doing better than I thought it would. I've tried a lot of moisturizers and primers, both high end and budget, but nothing has really worked. I'm not saying this product is perfect or kept me completely oil free throughout the day, but it has worked better than any other product I've tried before. I started off using it combined with another moisturizer and primer type product from Murad skin care, but that still left me feeling pretty oily by the end of the day and my makeup still felt like it was running down of my face. When I used it with just an acne treatment (no other moisturizers or primers) it felt a little better. I'm not an expert when it comes to primer, so maybe if I applied it in a different way (used less or blended more) it would have worked better. This is the one skin care purchase from this shopping trip I haven't regretted too much. However, it's pretty pricey, so unless I see more improvement, I don't know if I will purchase it again when I finish this tube.

                • Skin Type:
                • Oily

                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Perfect for Sensitive, Oily Skin

                By EMCharlotte

                from Charlotte, NC

                About Me Beauty Conscious

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

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

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Daily Use
                  • Enlarged Pores
                  • Redness/ Blotchiness
                  • Sensitive Skin
                  • Uneven Skin Tone

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

                  My go-to moisturizer. I use this daily on my acne-prone, oily skin and it does wonders. My skin is barely oily at the end of a long work day. I have very sensitive skin, prone to horrible breakouts, and ever since I started using Murad products, my skin has looked better than I can ever remember.

                  My one downside to the lotion is the smell.. kind of resembles Elmers Glue.. but honestly, it has SPF and works perfectly for me.. the smell goes away quickly, so I will continue to use.

                  • Skin Type:
                  • Oily
                   
                  4.0

                  It really works!

                  By Stacie

                  from Texas

                  About Me Minimalist

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Daily Use

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

                      This product does look like glue when it comes out, which made me a little nervous. However, it did keep me fairly oil free for about 6 hours. I have only used this with a powder foundation so far and I do like the results. I think this has taken the place of my Exuvience Matte Perfection.

                      • Skin Type:
                      • Oily
                       
                      4.0

                      Love it

                      By B

                      from Riverton, UT

                      About Me Beauty Conscious

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

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

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Daily Use
                        • Enlarged Pores
                        • Fine Lines/Wrinkles
                        • Redness/ Blotchiness
                        • Sensitive Skin
                        • Uneven Skin Tone

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

                        Evens out my skin tone and keeps my oil under control

                        • Skin Type:
                        • Oily

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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

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                        • 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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