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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 296 reviews)

89%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Effective (155)
  • Easy to use (150)
  • 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 (70)
  • Moderate acne (66)
  • Daily use (58)
  • Oily skin (33)
  • Blackheads & whiteheads (32)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Brand buyer (86), Budget shopper (84), Beauty conscious (38), Survivalist / minimalist (16), Beauty expert (9)
    • Skin Type:
    • Oily (39), Combination (30)

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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.

(1 of 1 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!

                (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.

                    (2 of 2 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!

                        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        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.

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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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