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Rated 4.03 out of 5 stars
I have NO idea where the "greasy" complaints are coming from, unless they aren't following the directions and slathering it on instead of using a small amount and patting on the skin (like you should with 99% of skincare products). A little goes a long way, and it is the ONLY moisturizer I have found that keeps me shine free and minimizes my pores all day without clogging them and making my skin angry in the process. For someone who has acne prone skin, that's a godsend in itself. Based off my love for this product, I've replaced pretty much my entire skincare line-up with Murad products (aside from my ride or die Glow Recipe items). I usually try to find the best cheapest version of something, but sometimes it's better to spring money wise for the very best product. This is it.
I have very oily and sensitive skin. In the past, regular sunscreens have always felt heavy and made me break out. The old formula of the mattifier never irritated my skin, felt weightless, and looked flawless under my foundation. Although the newer formula does have a pore filling, smoothing effect, it feels heavy and greasy ALL DAY LONG, and smells like orange blossom with a sunscreen smell. This does not mattify or control oil at all, which is half of what it's claiming to do. If you do not wear makeup, and have less oily skin than me, maybe this would work for you.
The worst part is that my holy grail foundation, the Fenty Matte foundation, will not blend AT ALL over this mattifier. I have used the new Naked Urban Decay foundation and it seems to work better. I understand that this is probably a formulation incompatibility with the Fenty foundation and the new mattifier, but I have always applied my foundation in the same manner with a slightly dampened beauty blender, and my foundation has always looked amazing. When I try to blend the Fenty foundation over the new mattifier, it instantly CLUMPS and slightly hardens on the surface of my sponge but somehow manages to remain sticky enough to actually remove some of the foundation in patches as I am blending. I can see my skin in bits where the foundation has not blended. I have even tried applying less of the mattifier and waiting a few minutes before applying foundation, but, like I said, this stuff DOES NOT mattify and feels GREASY the second you put it on.
T from Florida
Love it! Does help blur my skin and protects from the sun!
Ashley from Columbia, SC
The old formula was a fantastic primer. It was the only product that kept my oiliness at bay. The new formula had citrus fragrance. Why??? This is an item for people with acne prone skin. It makes no sense. There are much more affordable sunscreens that dry matte, no need to spend the $$ on this.
Frenchie Mom from Redding, CA
I loved this product from moment one! I had previously been using Shiseido which was supposed to be mattifying, but It would leave an oily film on my face. I decided to try Murad and it was instantly absorbed and left my face feeling fresh not oily. No residue means no residue with this product. Excellent for oily skin!
sp1114 from Seattle, WA
I had LOVED the previous formula in the SPF 15 version of this sunscreen, but the SPF 45 version with the added silicone broke me out. I also noticed that my makeup separated after only an hour or two with this underneath. If you're looking for something similar to the previous SPF 15 formula, I've recently found good success with Jack Black's Oil-Free Sun Guard SPF 45.
Angel from Trenton, MI
I have super oily skin, med skintone, and large pores. Not I get a little shiny, no I look like I didn't wash my face for a week. I've had a really hard time with an spf. Or they work and I break out. I've tried expensive and drug store. So far this has been the best one I've ever used! I don't get super oily a little shiny but nothing crazy like before. I would recommend anyone debating to give it a try if you have been struggling.
Sapphire Blue from California
I love this product! I have oily skin and this is just perfect.
Jane from Chapel Hill NC
I LOVED the old formula (SPF 15) but this new formula is not mattifying to the same degree and it stings my eyes if I get it anywhere near the eye area. Can anyone recommend an alternative product??
Jet setter from Louisiana
I'm way too oily for this product. Greasy in an hour. Returning!
Gabz003 from NY, NY
This product is crazy thick, and almost exacerbates my oily skin instead of mattifying it. This honestly feels like a greasy sunscreen more than anything else. Plus, my skin is relatively clear (not having a breakout in 6+ months), and now it is covered in deep, painful breakouts.
Crystal from San Diego
WOW this stuff has me looking like Casper the Greasy Ghost. Disappointing considering how much I like Murad's Invisiblur sunblock. I wanted to try something with a slightly higher protection level than Invisiblur, but this isn't going to work for day to day. I might wear it to the beach but that's about it. Also has a classic "sunblock" smell, which I really don't like.
Jaye from Haslett MI
I have super oily skin, a curse in my opinion, and this stuff noticeably reduces oils for hours!! I'm so happy with it, not too heavy, nice light scent, plus SPF! Couldn't ask for more!!
Liss from Bend, Oregon
I have seriously sensitive skin, every sunscreen I've tried makes me break out and cannot be worn under makeup, this however is amazing! You only need a little, give it a minute to dry and carry on with your makeup routine. It is a little spendy but at this point I don't care, it works for me.
Jenn H from GA
village lady from FL
I have super oily skin and I had a feeling this would not help and needless to say it did not. I may return it and I may not.
Nichole from Kansas City, MO
This product was recommended for me and my daughter. Love it. Feels great on the skin!
Vee from El Centro CA.
THIS IS NOT GREASY! This is the furthest from greasy so I'm confused as to why people are saying that! I'm a makeup artist & always prepped my clients face who have large pores or combo to oily skin with this & they always loved the way their skin felt & looked. I have huge pores on my nose & trust me when I say this totally filled them in so well!! I got this as a sample at first fell in love & purchased ! Please don't listen to the negative reviews! Try it for yourselves 🥰
Jenna from Chicago IL
if you're planning on buying this please know, unlike previous formulas of the Mattifier (SP 15), this is NOT a lotion, does not blend well with makeup and does not help with shine. This is a sunscreen only. If you are looking for a nice facial sunscreen that won't break you out this product is fine, but if you're hoping for an every day face lotion to wear under makeup to protect skin, this is not it. Very disappointed Ulta no longer carries the original formula (++SPF 15).
Lindyday from Pittsburgh, PA
This sunscreen absorbs into skin quickly and sits well under makeup for me. The matte finish keeps you from looking like you just rolled around in oil the way other sunscreens can look. Make up is always going to sit better without sunscreen, but your skin needs it. I love this and its worth the money for me for sure.
Sidney from NC
So I have extremely sensitive skin. I've tried MANY moisturizers and ANY with spf always broke me out. I know spf is great for protecting skin and helping anti-aging. Although I'm only 21 I've always wanted to incorporate it into my daily routine due to the long term good it would do for my skin but ANY spf or anything even with the slightest trace of spf made me break out, sometimes cystic. This is the only spf I've used that doesn't cause a severe break out. I've been using it daily and although I still have my breakouts here and there they're barely anything and I don't even thing this stuff is the cause. This is the ONLY thing with spf I have used that hasn't absolutely destroyed my skin. So I do think it's worth trying if you've struggled with that like myself but everyone's skin is different. Now the reason I'm giving 3/5 is because it isn't mattifying AT ALL. I still get very dewy in my T zone per usual. It may help my pores slightly but nothing crazy. Really don't use it for those reasons only the spf aspect. So hopefully that helps explain the pros and cons a bit more in depth.
Rockie from District of Columbia
I finally found a moisturizer that is not oily...I am over 40 and wasted so much money trying many, many, many moisturizers, high end and drugstore brands. Typically, my skin would be oily by lunch time; not with this. My skin is matte allllll day. I love it. a little goes a long way.
Tina from San Diego
This is a great product, it kept my skin shine free all day and I have extremely oily skin. I would definitely repurchase.
CITI MINE from Louisiana
I purchased this during the 21 days of beauty for half price. I wish I would have gotten two! This is great for me as a daytime moisturizer and it has SPF. I really don't even need to use primer with it. Also a little goes a long way. It goes on thick but absorbs quickly. I usually let it sit for a few minutes before I apply makeup or powder. I definitely notice a difference when I don't use it (skin is much oilier). It is expensive but it is a moisturizer, mattifier, and SPF all rolled into one. Will repurchase this
Miche from Chicago
I instantly saw a difference with my skin. I used to be oily within 30 minutes but now can stay matte all day. Skin feels moisturized get looks matte.
KJez from MN
They changed this formula. Before it didn't focus on pores. The consistency is runny where the old formula was thicker. I don't really notice any difference in my pores. I usually use this as a primer, and the old formula worked great. This one makes my makeup separate.
San from San Antonio, Texas
I have very sensitive skin, so naturally I am a bit concerned. I have used different face creams in the past that have claims that will smooth your skin, make you skin appear glowy, protects your skin with spf and so and so forth. But quickly come to a hault because my skin immediately breaks out into a hivey mess. BUT THEN I got this product the Murad oil and pore mattifier with the spf at 45, you guys I've used it for sometime and it it a 10 out of 10 for me. It doesn't make me slick and greasy feeling it has a matte feeling but leaving you pretty glowy also, it hasn't broken me out nor irritated any other part of my skin. It's such a great time!