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

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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 191 reviews)

90%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Effective (83)
  • Easy to use (80)
  • Non-greasy (48)
  • Hydrates skin (43)
  • Moisturizes (41)

Cons

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

Best Uses

  • Daily use (56)
  • Adult acne (38)
  • Moderate acne (38)
  • Oily skin (28)
  • Enlarged pores (20)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Budget shopper (52), Brand buyer (44), Beauty conscious (37), Survivalist / minimalist (15), Beauty expert (8)
    • Skin Type:
    • Oily (37), Combination (29)

Reviewed by 191 customers

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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
           
          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

                  (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  I am going to buy this product again.

                  By HeyFayFay

                  from Houston, Texas

                  About Me Beauty Conscious

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Lightweight
                  • Moisturizes
                  • Non-Greasy

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Daily Use
                    • Truly Mattifies Oily Skin

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

                    I was prompted to buy this after a YouTube review by a few beauty vloggers who compared it to the milk of magnesia beauty hack most makeup artist use. I had just been in a wedding and received professional make up services in which milk of magnesia was used and I was amazed at how Matt I stayed all day, but I didn't want to incorporate milk of magnisia into my daily make up routine as it is not healthy to consistently manipulate the ph balance of the skin. Needless to say once I heard of this murad product I had to try it.

                    Let me tell you it's been amazing! My skin gets so oily people will ask why am I sweating. This stuff adds a flawless touch to my makeup and provides the moisture and oil control needed when I don't wear any make up. I love it especially since I don't have to worry about my fave melting off in Texas weather. Summer will be the true test though!

                    • Skin Type:
                    • Oily
                     
                    5.0

                    I HAVE FOUND THE ONE.

                    By JelloBee

                    from the city of Angels

                    About Me Beauty Conscious

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Moisturizes
                    • Softens Skin

                    Cons

                    • Bad Smell

                    Best Uses

                    • Daily Use
                    • Enlarged Pores
                    • Sensitive Skin

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

                    8 hr. Oil Control! Can't beat that.

                    • Skin Type:
                    • Oily

                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    I've been using this product for years

                    By Sweet D

                    from Chicago, IL

                    About Me Beauty Conscious

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Lightweight
                    • Moisturizes
                    • Non-Greasy

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Daily Use

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

                      This product does take some getting used to as far as how it feels when you first put it on. But it quickly absorbs into your skin. Before finding this product I couldn't find anything to keep my skin from becoming an oily mess by mid afternoon. This product keeps my skin matte and my makeup looking fresh all day. I'll never use another primer. I've been using this for at least 4 years. Definitely recommend if you have a problem with oily skin!

                      • 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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