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Control Moisturizer for Oily Skin

Mario Badescu

Control Moisturizer for Oily Skin

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2.0 oz Item 2209849

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Moisturize oily skin without leaving skin looking greasy with this lightweight moisturizer. Formulated with two powerful humectants - glycerin and panthenol (vitamin B5) - to deliver necessary hydration without clogging pores. Allantoin soothes as beeswax locks all essential moisture, nutrients, and vitamins in the skin for a smooth, healthy-looking complexion.
Apply to skin after cleansing and toning, avoiding the eye area. If product gets into eyes, rinse well with water.
Aqua (Water, Eau), Glycerin, Dimethicone, Cera Microcristallina (Microcrystalline Wax, Cire Microcristalline), Cetearyl Alcohol, Squalane, Zinc Oxide, Paraffinum Liquidum (Mineral Oil, Huile Minérale), Cera Alba (Beeswax, Cire d'abeille), Glycine Soja (Soybean) Oil, Oenothera Biennis (Evening Primrose) Seed Extract, Olea Europaea (Olive) Leaf Extract, Magnesium Aspartate, Panthenol, Potassium Aspartate, Potassium Hydroxide, Sarcosine, Tocopherol, Allantoin, Carbomer, Sorbitan Sesquioleate, Ceteareth-20, Stearic Acid, Panthenyl Hydroxypropyl Steardimonium Chloride, Chondrus Crispus, Glyceryl Acrylate/Acrylic Acid Copolymer, Propylene Glycol, Triethanolamine, Ethylhexylglycerin, Sodium Chloride, Benzoic Acid, Phenoxyethanol, Methylparaben, Propylparaben, Diazolidinyl Urea, CI 19140 (Yellow 5), CI 45410 (Red 28), CI 15985 (Yellow 6), CI 16035 (Red 40), CI 42090 (Blue 1).

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Mario BadescuControl Moisturizer for Oily Skin
 
3.5

(based on 59 reviews)

64%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Goes on smoothly (32)
  • Moisturizes well (31)
  • Not greasy (30)
  • Absorbs quickly (27)
  • Long lasting (16)

Cons

  • Doesn't absorb well (13)
  • Too greasy or heavy (9)
  • Bad smell (6)
  • Not long-lasting (6)
  • Greasy (5)

Best Uses

  • Daily use (27)
  • After shower/bath (19)
  • Bedtime (6)
  • Deep moisturization (6)
  • Dryness (6)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Beauty conscious (20), Brand buyer (11), Budget shopper (8), Survivalist / minimalist (8), Beauty expert (4)

Reviewed by 59 customers

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2.0

Fail boat for me

By Katie

from Cleveland, OH

About Me Minimalist

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Moisturizes Well

Cons

  • Doesn't Absorb Well
  • Too Greasy Or Heavy

Best Uses

  • After Shower/Bath
  • Deep Moisturization
  • Dryness

Comments about Mario Badescu Control Moisturizer for Oily Skin:

The employee at Ulta suggested this to me for oily skin and it had the opposite effect for me. It was heavy and didn't absorb for a long time. It just made my skin feel even more oily. It may work for someone else but not for me.

 
3.0

Excepted More Out Of This Product

By BeautyLove2020

from Algonquin IL

Comments about Mario Badescu Control Moisturizer for Oily Skin:

This is my first time using this moisturizer from this line of products . I was disappointed as it had a watery consistency , didn't provide much moisture and caused new blemishes after two uses . I have acne prone sensitive skin and this personally isn't for me . This also has a perfumed scent to it and shouldn't be put near the eye area as it burns .

 
4.0

Like it!

By Olga

from San Jose

About Me Beauty Expert

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Absorbs Quickly
  • Goes On Smoothly
  • Moisturizes Well

Cons

  • Bad Smell

Best Uses

  • Daily Use

Comments about Mario Badescu Control Moisturizer for Oily Skin:

Like almost everything except smell. Not sure that it will work good in summer.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
2.0

Doesn't Control Oil at All

By Schwoebez

from West Covina, Ca

About Me Beauty Conscious

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Goes On Smoothly
  • Moisturizes Well

Cons

  • Doesn't Absorb Well
  • Too Greasy Or Heavy

Best Uses

  • Deep Moisturization

Comments about Mario Badescu Control Moisturizer for Oily Skin:

I have very oily skin and this didn't help. If anything I think my skin is more oily when using this moisturizer compared to my e.l.f. This is something I don't plan on buying again...

 
4.0

Light and hydrating

By Sarah Faith

from Lebanon, OR

Comments about Mario Badescu Control Moisturizer for Oily Skin:

I have combo/oily skin...leaning more toward oily. This has a more watery consistency, which makes it lightweight. I'm not super fond of the smell when I'm first putting it on, but it fades. it's definitely not perfumed, which is good. It does seem to control oil throughout the day. I usually alternate this with the aloe moisturizer depending on what my face is like in the morning and if I need SPF.

 
5.0

Great product

By Cece

from Pa

About Me Beauty Conscious

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Absorbs Quickly
  • Goes On Smoothly
  • Moisturizes Well
  • Not Greasy

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Daily Use

    Comments about Mario Badescu Control Moisturizer for Oily Skin:

    This moisturizer is great ! If hydrates my skin and does not get oily throughout the day !

     
    5.0

    Love this Moisturizer

    By Bane

    from El Monte,CA

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Absorbs Quickly
    • Goes On Smoothly
    • Long Lasting
    • Moisturizes Well
    • Not Greasy
    • Smells Great

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • After Shower/Bath
      • Daily Use
      • Deep Moisturization
      • Under makeup

      Comments about Mario Badescu Control Moisturizer for Oily Skin:

      I love this product. It's perfect for my oily skin it keeps me matte but it's not overdrying

       
      1.0

      Greasy and smells like raw hot dogs

      By Jasmine

      from Elkhart, IN

      About Me Beauty Conscious

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

        Cons

        • Bad Smell
        • Doesn't Absorb Well
        • Not Long-Lasting
        • Too Greasy Or Heavy

        Best Uses

        • Daily Use

        Comments about Mario Badescu Control Moisturizer for Oily Skin:

        Wanted to love it. Just was completely awful. I wouldn't reccomend.
        It was super thick on the face and just sat on the face. It made me beyond greasy and it smelled horrible. It defiantly was super hard to rub in when the product touched your face.

         
        1.0

        Doesn't help oil

        By Stefff

        from Oregon

        About Me Beauty Expert

        Pros

        • Absorbs Quickly
        • Goes On Smoothly

        Cons

        • Too Greasy Or Heavy

        Best Uses

        • Daily Use

        Comments about Mario Badescu Control Moisturizer for Oily Skin:

        I wanted to like it. I gave it about a year. It just didn't help my oil. Within 15 minutes oil would be seeping from my pores. I go thru several blotting sheets a day; the moisturizer just doesn't work.

         
        2.0

        Not my cup of tea

        By Pripri

        from Atlanta,GA

        About Me Beauty Conscious

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Not Greasy

        Cons

        • Doesn't Absorb Well
        • Not Long-Lasting

        Best Uses

        • After Shower/Bath
        • Daily Use

        Comments about Mario Badescu Control Moisturizer for Oily Skin:

        I was recommended this product by a Ulta skin care specialist and for oily combo skin. It doesn't make my skin feel moisturized at all! It has a sticky feeling after application and doesn't help with my oily face at all

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        • Q:

          Does this moisturizer contain sunscreen? And if it does, what is the SPF?
          Asked on 3/16/2018 by Michelle from Kentucky

          2 answers

          • Brand Expert

            A:

            The Control Moisturizer for Oily Skin does not contain SPF. Our Oil Free Moisturizer SPF 17 can be used for daily sun protection.

            Answered on 3/27/2018 by Official Answer from Mario Badescu from Brand Answer
          • Brand Expert

            A:

            The Control Moisturizer for Oily Skin does not contain SPF.

            Answered on 3/18/2018 by Brand Expert from Mario Badescu
        • Q:

          Will this control my oily skin ?
          Asked on 12/28/2017 by Gigi from US

          1 answer

          • Brand Expert

            A:

            This is a lightweight, non-greasy moisturizer specially formulated for oily skin. Featured are two powerful humectants—Glycerin and Panthenol (Vitamin B5)—to deliver necessary hydration without clogging pores. Our Control Moisturizer for Oily Skin is a great moisturizer to help balance troubled skin.

            Answered on 12/30/2017 by Brand Expert from Mario Badescu
        • Q:

          I am looking for a MB moisturizer. I have oily skin but I also have some dry patches on my cheeks, nose, and forehead. Which moisturizer will help calm down my oily skin without drying out dry patches and won't make my face feel really tight?
          Asked on 8/26/2017 by Tay from undisclosed

          1 answer

        • Q:

          How long does the product usually last for a nightly use?
          Asked on 8/12/2017 by Sydney from Washington

          1 answer

          • Brand Expert

            A:

            You should get about 4-5 months of use out of this product if used nightly.

            Answered on 8/14/2017 by Brand Expert from Mario Badescu
        • Q:

          Is it safe to use this moisturizer at night?
          Asked on 5/8/2017 by mnw21 from Houston, Tx

          1 answer

          • Brand Expert

            A:

            Yes! This product can be used overnight on oily or combination to oily skin.

            Answered on 6/8/2017 by Brand Expert from Mario Badescu
        • Q:

          Is this good to use if you have Rosecea?
          Asked on 4/20/2017 by Sam from New Orleans,la.

          1 answer

        • Q:

          Can You use this after using the Mario Badescu special mask for oily skin?
          Asked on 3/24/2017 by Tayls175 from Lakeland,Fl

          1 answer

          • Brand Expert

            A:

            Yes, you can. You can apply the mask after cleansing, wait 15-20 minutes and then rinse thoroughly with warm water. Follow with a toner and a moisturizer, such as Control Moisturizer for Oily Skin. A great toner option is our Special Cucumber Lotion. http://www.ulta.com/special-cucumber-lotion?productId=xlsImpprod6200771

            Answered on 3/26/2017 by Brand Expert from Mario Badescu
        • Q:

          i have sensitive acne prone skin but I'm looking for a night cream due to cold weather. my skin is usually very oily but it is extremely dry during cold season. what night cream would you recommend?
          Asked on 11/22/2016 by patsy from valencia

          1 answer

        • Q:

          I use the Drying Lotion for breakouts that have already surfaced but I also want a moisturizer that would prevent future breakouts that possibly haven't formed or surfaced yet. Would this be a good moisturizer for that purpose?
          Asked on 8/9/2016 by Jayjay from Ithaca, NY

          1 answer

          • Brand Expert

            A:

            Control Moisturizer for Oily Skin is designed specially for oily skin. You may also want to consider a skin care regimen geared towards oily/acne prone skin. Our Acne Starter Kit is our daily regimen collection designed to help oily/acne prone skin get and stay clear.
            http://www.ulta.com/acne-starter-kit?productId=xlsImpprod6200813

            Answered on 8/11/2016 by Brand Expert from Mario Badescu
        • Q:

          will this over dry your face
          Asked on 6/16/2016 by olive from US

          1 answer

          • Brand Expert

            A:

            Control Moisturizer for Oily Skin does provide very light hydration but it will not over dry your skin. Another great option for oily skin is A.H.A. & Ceramide Moisturizer (Item #: 2209844). It delivers light hydration with exfoliating properties to improve radiance and texture.

            Answered on 6/17/2016 by Brand Expert from Mario Badescu
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