Rated 4.4 out of 5 stars
Most Helpful Positive Review Great for ache prone sensitive skin!!
I TOTALLY disagree with the other review on this product, it works really well with keeping your face from getting oily and shiny. I wash my face with Effaclar Purifying Foaming Gel first and then use this moisturizer and let me tell you after a week there is a big difference. I have rosacea and very sensitive skin and this stuff is so gentle and has improved my skin in a week of using it in the morning and at night after first washing my face with the purifying gel.
Most Helpful Critical Review Face still oily
I've known LaRoche Posay for awhile & was hoping this was effective in dealing with my oily / combination skin. But, my face got oily after a few hours of using. Returning it & not buying it again. Seems the only thing that works for me is oil control moisturizer by Mario Badescu.
Reviewed by 739 customers Not Entirely Effective
Anesu from Dallas, TX
The mattifying effect only lasted for a few hours. After the few hours, my face became more oily than when I wasn't using this product.
wasn't for me
rickey from Washington
I'm 16 and my mom told me this was a good brand to use, it did what it said it would it made my skin very mat but made me break out within a few days. I tried using it again a few weeks later but the same thing happened, so overall it did what it described but made me breakout, it might work for someone else though.
Best moisturizer I've used
Avery from Muskego, WI
Love it!! Especially for my oily skin. Really makes pores smaller. Wish it wasn't so expensive.
Made it worse
Josh from Auburn, Wa
This made my face more oily and shine. But I would use my review as a reference. I've used every product I can find and nothing works. This is the first one to make it alot worse though
Does what it says
Vingt from California
Mattifying. But it hurts my eyes if I rub too much on my face.
Jas from Tennessee
I absolutely love this product and I'm on my second bottle. The only problem is I bought them both while in Morocco and it was half the price it is here in the States. I'm searching for a dupe because I can't afford to buy it so often. I use it only in the morning and it lasts me 1.5-2 months maximum
Okay but overpriced
JP33 from Raleigh, NC
Works well enough for a few hours but definitely not all day. Very small amount of product for the price.
Beautiful radiant skin
Tami K from Queens, NY
Leaves face feeling soft and smooth. I wish it was a bigger tube.
Great drugstore find
Mica from Oklahoma
I have really liked this product, I have very sensitive skin so it works great. However it seems to have a smell of paint thinner, but it goes away quickly after applying.
Gets rid of the shine
lexi25 from undisclosed
I love this moisturizer! After I've finished washing and toning my face, the Effaclar Mat makes my skin soft and gets rid of the shininess on my nose that haunts me hahah. I love it and will be getting more when I run out!
Arlettys from Houston , TX
impressive what I expected and even more
Love this product!!
Maria from Woodbury, MN
I use this product in the morning and at night and it has reduce oiliness I'm my skin!!!
Would buy it with my eyes closed next time
Amanda Fernandez from New york, NY
Love how smooth and light weight it feels on the face.
Where has this been my whole life?!
Nic from Illinois
I've had oily skin since grade school. I've never been able to use a moisturizer because everything I tried always made my skin generate more pimples and turned it into a grease bucket. This stuff is AMAZING. It actually helps my blemishes diminish faster than before (I use Clinique Acne Spot Gel) and mattes while also reducing the pink tones....I am a very sensitive/fair skinned red head. Best one I've ever found in my 30 years of skincare and I've tried a lot.
Love this mattifying moisturizer.
DMB4life from Huntington Beach, CA
I have several different moisturizers for different looks and feel for my skin. I'm a 47yr old female w/normal to combo skin, large pores on forehead & chin, minimal wrinkles and sun damage. I just recently (2 months) have been taking care of my skin morning and night. I've never had a skincare routine but I started watching an influencer on IG who has brought me into an entire new outlook on how I take care of my skin. I started watching her...@soniavalencia0303 she's 43 and has literally turned back time on her skin. If she can do it so can I. I have purchased a lot of products thru the years but never tried Laroche-Possay. I'm so stoked that I found this company. The matte moisturizer is very light and gives my skin an almost blurred effect to it. I love it on days when I don't want to be shiny and just want a minimal look. It's an awesome product and a must have.
Amandaaaaa from San Jose, CA
Love it, I've tried a few different lotions and this is the only one that doesn't make my skin oily
Amazing moisturizer, please make a bigger size!
Mary Anne from New York, NY
Been using this for about 2 weeks, morning and night (followed by SPF in the AM) and I love it! Had to knock off a star because it's only 1 ounce of product though, especially compared to their other popular moisturizer that contains more product for $10 less. Make a larger size pleeeease!
Dellthor from Michigan
This is a amazing product. It's not heavy, I have already noticed a different. I don't use primer under my foundation. This is all I need. My foundation last all day, I don't have oily build up. It's just great.
I love the formula
laurao141 from undisclosed
I love the formula of this moisturizer but I think is too expensive for the amount of product even though I think is a great product
Ostfl from NY
I love it . It's leaves my skin super soft. I recommend it
Really works for oily skin
Christina from Indiana
My skin gets so oily, especially working 12 hour shifts. I tried this before a shift. It was the first time ever my skin did not get oily and gross feeling. I heard a dermatologist recommend this so I decided to try it and it really works. Will continue to purchase!
Lovely and matte
Daisy89 from New York
This moisturizer does just what it says. I bought it from the recommendation list after doing the skincare regimen finder. I have combination skin, so I wouldn't use this all over my face - but it surely mattifies! I am not sure about the moisturizing aspect (perhaps it's great if you don't suffer from dryness!); but on oily skin it works like a charm.
Great moisturizer for oily skin
KcBear from Memphis, TN
Is absolutely amazing. Goes on smooth and dries non-greasy.
LOVE THIS SKIN CARE LINE!!!
Stephanie Jae from Detroit MI
This moisturizer is PERFECT for my skin!!! I have oily skin and have struggled with underground pimples. Leaves my skin beautifully moisturized with a bit of a mat finish but skin still looks healthy! Underground pimples gone. Use in conjunction with Effeclar Toner and a retinol product. So happy to finally find something that works!
Magic in a bottle.
Mady Cabrera from New York, NY
I completely love it!!!!
This can make a big difference in your skincare routine.