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

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

1.7 oz Item 2201867

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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 293 reviews)

89%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Effective (154)
  • Easy to use (148)
  • Hydrates skin (81)
  • Minimizes pores (60)
  • 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 (69)
  • Moderate acne (65)
  • Daily use (58)
  • Oily skin (33)
  • Blackheads & whiteheads (31)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Brand buyer (85), Budget shopper (84), Beauty conscious (38), Survivalist / minimalist (16), Beauty expert (9)
    • Skin Type:
    • Oily (39), Combination (30)

Reviewed by 293 customers

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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.

       
      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!

          (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Nothing has worked like this before

          By Katy

          from Bloomfield Hills, MI

          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Works Effectively

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Oil control

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

            I have struggled with oily skin for years. I have tried using oil control washes and lotions, as well as consistently using oil control blotting paper with no luck. I decided to splurge and purchase this mattifier and I am so glad I did! Nothing has EVER worked to keep my oil control like this mattifier has. I'm very happy with my purchase.

             
            5.0

            Favorite Day Moisturizer for Oily Skin

            By Kim

            from Merced, CA

            About Me Budget Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Works Effectively

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Teen Acne

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

              I have been using this moisturizer since I was in middle school. The best mattifying moisturizer that contains SPF! Yes, it might smell bad, but it really works.

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Love, love, love this product!

              By Mrs. Maz

              from Chicago, IL

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Controls oil
              • Easy To Use
              • Hydrates Skin
              • Works Effectively

              Cons

                Best Uses

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

                  I have always had extremely oily skin. By the middle of the day, my face would be so shiny and greasy looking. Then I found this amazing product! I can go all day at work and not have to reapply makeup. My once oily shiny skin now looks dewy and healthy. I have also noticed that my skin appears to be healthier looking overall, moisturized but not greasy.
                  I highly recommend this for people that struggle with oily skin!! Thank you Murad!

                   
                  5.0

                  Great product!!

                  By ashley locklear

                  from greensboro, nc

                  About Me Brand Buyer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Use
                  • Works Effectively

                  Cons

                  • Dries Out Skin

                  Best Uses

                  • oily skin

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

                  this product worked great, kept my face matte all day. it did dry my face out a little bit, so i recommend wearing more of a hydrating moisturizer before bed.

                   
                  1.0

                  HORRIBLE

                  By J.

                  from Indio, CA

                  Pros

                    Cons

                    • Ineffective

                    Best Uses

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

                      It doesn't work. Don't recommend this whatsoever.

                       
                      5.0

                      Awesome product

                      By Michelle

                      from Michigan

                      About Me Budget Buyer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

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

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Adult Acne
                        • Blackheads & Whiteheads
                        • Moderate Acne

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

                        I have tried many products over the years to get rid of my oily T-zone and this is the only moisturizer that drastically helps reduce my oiliness.

                         
                        5.0

                        No longer an oil slick

                        By Samantha

                        from New York, NY

                        About Me Brand Buyer

                        Pros

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

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Oily skin

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

                          I received this as a sample but thought it would be like every other mattifying moisturizer I've used - a fluke. However, this stuff is AMAZING. I am 28 and somehow still an oily mess, but this saves my makeup every day. The consistency is thick and gluey and it doesn't smell great like a traditional moisturizer but it's all so worth it. I use this right out of the shower and under makeup. I find I don't need a primer because it acts like a moisturizer and primer in one. I use it with Revlon Colorstay foundation for oily skin and set with ItCosmetics setting powder. This combo is seriously foolproof for those of you with oily skin. Without this moisturizer as a base my makeup would be all over the place by noon. Buying forever!

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                          • 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
                          • Q:

                            I am over 40, but still have very oily skin. Would you recommend this product over the acne/wrinkle reducer lotion?
                            Asked on 6/1/2016 by Shanda from SLC, UT

                            1 answer

                            • Brand Expert

                              A:

                              Yes, this would be a good daytime option. I would recommend something a bit more hydrating to use at night, like Skin Perfecting Lotion.

                              Answered on 6/5/2016 by Brand Expert from Murad
                          • 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
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