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Acne Control Oil-Control Mattifier SPF 15 / PA++

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Acne Control Oil-Control Mattifier SPF 15 / PA++

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Acne Control 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 Control Oil-Control Mattifier SPF 15 / PA++
 
4.3

(based on 300 reviews)

89%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Effective (159)
  • Easy to use (154)
  • Hydrates skin (84)
  • Minimizes pores (62)
  • Non-greasy (50)

Cons

  • Doesn't work (26)
  • Dries out skin (11)
  • Pricey / poor value (7)
  • Not effective (5)
  • Heavy (4)

Best Uses

  • Adult acne (74)
  • Moderate acne (70)
  • Daily use (58)
  • Oily skin (34)
  • Blackheads & whiteheads (33)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Brand buyer (89), Budget shopper (85), Beauty conscious (38), Survivalist / minimalist (16), Beauty expert (9)
    • Skin Type:
    • Oily (39), Combination (30)

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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Forever a staple

By grace

from Bozeman, MT

About Me Brand Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Hydrates Skin
  • Works Effectively

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Adult Acne
    • Moderate Acne

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

    Ever since I started using this in October I literally can't get enough of it. It works so well for my oily skin (which I never thought I would find something without having to wear face makeup) and even has a little SPF. Will purchase this again and again x 10.

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Super!

    By Stacy

    from Tampa Bay FL

    About Me Budget Buyer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Hydrates Skin
    • Minimizes Pores
    • Soothing
    • Works Effectively

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Adult Acne
      • Blackheads & Whiteheads
      • Inflammatory Acne
      • Moderate Acne
      • oily skin

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

      I am 51 years old, with oily skin that easily breaks out, has visible pores and irritates easily. This controls the oil, is soothing and evens my skin tone. I wear it every day under make-up and sometime alone on weekends. It is worth every penny, lasts a long time and I would never be without it.

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Must Have Skin Care Item

      By Emma C.

      from Madison, WI

      About Me Brand Buyer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Works Effectively

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Adult Acne
        • Moderate Acne

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

        I was introduced to this product through one of the Murad skin care bundles. Having struggled with combination/oily, acne prone skin for 15 years, this discovery was revolutionary for my skin care routine. I have repurchased it at least 5 times and consider it a skin care staple.

        This product does exactly what it claims to do. It mattifies my skin, leaving my t-zone shine free all day without stripping my skin of its natural oils or drying out the areas on my face that need extra moisture. Even with its thick consistency, it spreads nicely and sinks into the skin. It doesn't effect make up worn on top of it. I find that the overall texture and coloration of my skin is smoother and I break out significantly less often.

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Hydrating, Matte, Even a Good Primer!

        By Sophie Mae

        from Missoula MT

        About Me Brand Buyer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Hydrates Skin
        • Minimizes Pores
        • Smells Great
        • Soothing
        • Works Effectively

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Adult Acne
          • Moderate Acne

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

          I used this product because I got a sample for free in a beauty bag and I was so impressed a bought the full size! Usually I do not buy matte products for acne prone skin, even though I have acne, because they tend to dry me out which only makes the problem worse. This product, however, is hydrating and it really does make your skin look perfectly matte for 8+ hours. I even use it as a primer because of the silky texture it gives the skin. Also - it has SPF people!

           
          5.0

          It really works!

          By Sydney

          from Wyandotte, Michigan

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

          I never thought I'd find a solution to keeping my oil at bay all day, but I've finally found it! This product paired with the Cover FX Mattifying Primer is my new go-to combination. I have combo skin, so it can feel a bit too drying with both products, but I have found that this doesn't keep my skin entirely matte on its own without the primer, when I wear makeup over top. (This does work fine on its own to keep me matte if I'm not wearing makeup, though.) So I use a light moisturizer (Neutrogena Oil-Free Moisturizer with SPF 15), then pop this Murad Mattifier over top, and finish with the primer. It keeps me matte for 8 hours at least, and then I start to look a bit dewy (not even oily, just dewy). I usually blot around that time, and my makeup still looks freshly applied. When I wear this combo, my makeup doesn't transfer, doesn't cake up, and doesn't break down throughout the day. If you're like me and typically turn into an oil slick around the 4 hour mark, this is seriously is the best combination ever. It's a bit pricey, but well worth it.

          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          AN ABSOLUTE MUST.

          By Hannah

          from Midwest

          Pros

          • Does Not Break Out Sensitive Skin
          • Easy To Use
          • Smells Great
          • Soothing
          • Stays Put
          • Works Effectively

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Adult Acne
            • Blackheads & Whiteheads
            • Moderate Acne
            • Teen Acne

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

            I often have problems finding products that keep the shine away and don't break me out. I have very oily/sensitive skin and many products have broken me out. But let me tell you. This mattifier keeps my makeup in place ALL DAY and has a very pleasant (soft) smell. Best of all, NO BREAKOUTS. This is a very pricy product but I would definitely recommend this to anyone who needs a real good mattifier/primer.

             
            5.0

            I buy over and over

            By Jenny

            from New York

            About Me Brand Buyer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Use

            Cons

              Best Uses

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

                Love it

                 
                1.0

                Disappointed

                By Ummm

                from Dallas, Texas

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                  Cons

                  • Ineffective
                  • Irritates Skin

                  Best Uses

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

                    It feels disgusting and made me break out like mad. The spf isn't high enough to deal with all the cons. Plus it didn't actually mattify my face.

                    (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    1.0

                    Not for me

                    By MS

                    from Knoxville, TN

                    About Me Brand Buyer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                      Cons

                      • Ineffective

                      Best Uses

                      • Moderate Acne

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

                      Did not care for feel or smell of product.

                       
                      5.0

                      Wonderful

                      By LB93

                      from Chattanooga, TN

                      About Me Brand Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Minimizes Pores
                      • Works Effectively

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Adult Acne
                        • Blackheads & Whiteheads
                        • Moderate Acne

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

                        This is one of the best matifying lotions I have purchased. Not the greatest SPF protection, but it doesn't clog pores and doesn't leave skin feeling greasy. Worth the money!

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                        • Q:

                          I have skin that is prone to painful cystic acne. I was wondering which murad product or any product in your store that would moisturize my face without drying it out or causing this type of acne? I have tried some products and just throwing money out the window.
                          Asked on 3/4/2018 by Coolteacher from Millville, nj

                          1 answer

                          • Brand Expert

                            A:

                            I would recommend Anti-Aging Moisturizer SPF 30 l PA+++. This moisturizer is great for acne prone skin yet hydrates and protects too.

                            Answered on 3/9/2018 by Brand Expert from Murad
                        • Q:

                          Will this product break me out?
                          Asked on 2/18/2018 by Lauren from Katy, Tx

                          1 answer

                          • Brand Expert

                            A:

                            Acne is very tricky, but there isn't anything in this moisturizer that would cause breakouts.

                            Answered on 3/4/2018 by Brand Expert from Murad
                        • Q:

                          Is this a moisturizer?
                          Asked on 8/7/2017 by may May from Huntsville Al

                          1 answer

                          • Brand Expert

                            A:

                            Yes, it's best if used in the day because of it's SPF and oil absorbing qualities.

                            Answered on 8/8/2017 by Brand Expert from Murad
                        • Q:

                          Can i wear this moisturizer at night?
                          Asked on 5/6/2017 by cass

                          1 answer

                          • Brand Expert

                            A:

                            It wouldn't hurt you to use it at night but Dr. Murad recommends using Skin Perfecting Lotion at night for clients with oily skin.

                            Answered on 5/12/2017 by Brand Expert from Murad
                        • Q:

                          I am extremely oily/dehydrated. Should I use this as well as the Dermalogica Active Moist? Or would it be best to use one or the other for daytime. If both, in what order would be best?
                          Asked on 4/28/2017 by GlamRose from Fontana, CA

                          1 answer

                          • Brand Expert

                            A:

                            I would say use the Oil Control Mattifier SPF 15 in the morning and Active Moist at night. But if you find you still need a bit more hydration it is ok to apply a thin layer of Active Moist under the Oil Control.

                            Answered on 5/2/2017 by Brand Expert from Murad
                        • Q:

                          Is this a mineral or chemical based sunscreen?
                          Asked on 4/4/2017 by Summer from Bellingham, WA

                          1 answer

                          • Brand Expert

                            A:

                            Oil Control Mattifier SPF 15 PA++ has both physical and chemical sunscreens.

                            Answered on 4/5/2017 by Brand Expert from Murad
                        • Q:

                          Is this OK for combination skin?
                          Asked on 3/5/2017 by Kada

                          1 answer

                          • Brand Expert

                            A:

                            It can be good for combination skin. Because it's very mattifing some people who are drier in certain areas of their face like to use this in their T-Zone and a more hydrating moisturizer on the drier areas.

                            Answered on 3/6/2017 by Brand Expert from Murad
                        • Q:

                          Hi, is it good for oily mature skin and is it effective if I will apply it only on my nose?
                          Thank you.
                          Asked on 11/28/2016 by Meira from Israel

                          1 answer

                        • Q:

                          What is the difference between this product and the balancing moisturizer? I do not experience a lot of breakouts. Oil control is my main concern and so i cannot decide between this and the balancing moisturizer with spf (pink tube). And i do have visible pores. Please help
                          Asked on 7/21/2016 by ashface86 from baltimore

                          1 answer

                          • Brand Expert

                            A:

                            This product was designed to give matte skin for up to 8 hours with lightweight hydration. If controlling oil is your main concern, this is the right product for you.

                            Answered on 7/22/2016 by Brand Expert from Murad
                        • Q:

                          I intend to use this product with the invisiblur. The invisiblur is described as a serum (used under moisturizer) and a primer (used over moisturizer). Which product do i apply first?
                          Asked on 7/20/2016 by AshFace from Baltimore, US

                          1 answer

                          • Brand Expert

                            A:

                            You would apply this first and Invisiblur last before any color product. Think of it as your finisher.

                            Answered on 7/21/2016 by Brand Expert from Murad
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