Rated 4.37 out of 5 stars
Most Helpful Positive Review Found my new BFF
So happy that I found out about the Pore Refining Solutions Stay Matte Hydrator. **I am using this With the Stay Matte Foundation Makeup. ** In order I use Pore Refining Stay Matte Hydrator, (no additional moisturizer), City Block 40 sun block, Stay Matte Foundation, Loose Powder. AND Amazingly I am NOT having to constantly having to check the mirror and blot the oil off. (less stress wondering if I'm getting too oily) I can literally go 6 hours+ without the having to blot at all. Major difference. I don't think I've every had the 'dewy' look in my. I've just gone from matte to too darn oily in the past. I am HaPpY with Matte! Yeah me!
Most Helpful Critical Review Horrible Oil Control
I quit using this because it didn't do anything to help me out. My oil is out of control and was hoping this would work. Nope. Tried it and I was broke out with shine within the hour. I do not recommend this product.
Reviewed by 232 customers Mattifies but
Mouse from Virginia Beach
This is very mattifying, so if that's your goal and you don't intend to put any other skincare or makeup on your face this is great. For those who layer skincare or put makeup on top: it feels gritty on my skin and doesn't allow for anything else on my face. I can't even put on sunscreen over or under it, it instantly pills with anything added. Further, it sits on top of the skin and if you itch your face there's something like a layer of it that comes off. I love Clinique usually, but I regret this purchase and given that I got it during covid with closed stores there wasn't a great return it option. I'm really confused by the bulk of the reviews being five star.
My pores become smaller
Anna from LA
It's good! When you use it for a few days, it's not obvious to see the result. After a long time, I feel my pores smaller
Yesss! Heaven in a bottle for pores!
Kaplan from KY
This is heaven in a bottle! I have, well had, HUGE pores. I'm on my third use of this and my some pores have completely disappeared and others are half of the size. I found really pushing the product into the pores from all directions really helps. I have putting this one pretty thickly so take that into consideration but it is great and has given me wonderful results. I let my mom try it and she said she could tell a difference after one use just like I could. I can't say I have tried many pore refining products so there could be a cheaper dupe out there but all I know is I will never buy nothing but this. This is in my daily routine and there to stay from here on out!
Real Pore Minimizer
Pilar from New York, NY
Started using 3 months ago and absolutely love it!!! I have oily skin with enlarged T-zone pores! After using this, my skin visibly improved and pores reduced a lot! Its not perfect yet, but super helped!!! Find it a little bit pricey, but it only requires a small quantity. so definitely worth it!
This product works
Divine One from Virginia Beach VA
I like that this product helps keep a matte look after I apply my makeup because I don't like that shiny face look. I've tried so many moisturizers and this one gives me exactly what I need. I don't go without it. Even works well when I don't apply makeup. It helps take away the shine.
Kas from Texas
This has worked great for me. Controls oil, gives my skin a smooth finish, and isn't heavy or cakey. I would definitely recommend.
Great for my skin
Val from SF, Ca
I have combination oily skin, where my T-zone is very oily. When I put this hydrator in the morning, I stay matte the entire day! Love it! It was difficult to find a product that would keep my T-zone not shining but this one made it.
Favorite day time face lotion
MandaLa from IN
I like using this face lotion during the day doesn't dry out my face irritate my skin or make it feel tight .. Perfect hydrator for before your makeup or without my skin looks soft moisturized and matte!
My Little Secret
Cee Bee from Florida
I have particularly noticeable pores, but I can't stand wearing foundations or make-up, so when I came across this I had to try it. It's perfect! Just a small amount noticeably reduces my pores, and gives me a healthy glow! It's a polished look without all the hassle!
Love the results
Bhoosetta from Springville, Utah
I like the way it feels on my skin, it's light and it's helped my pores so much!
Love it! The best!
Matt from New York
I literally LOVE this mattyfing cream! It contains a little bit of invisible powder with sparkling small something so your face it's not sadly mattified, not greyish... it's beatiful, and your skin is so smoothed, so nice. My men face is fully mattified for about 4-6 hours in T-zone and all day on my patches. I recommend use this cream over 3rd step, otherwise your skin can be a little dried. This is tye best mattifying cream I've ever used!
Perfect Matte Moisturizer
Casey87 from Fresno, CA
This product is perfect for oily/combination skin. I love where it is very hot in the summer. This product is lightweight and keeps my skin looking great!
Highly recommend this product.
Sandy from Stuart, Florida
I've been using this product for several years, it moisturizes and is a great primer for your makeup. Allows makeup to go on smoothly with great coverage while using less.
NO NO NO NO NO
TChen from Hawaii
I have very oily skin and live in Hawaii so it's been impossible for me to find a Clinique moisturizer that doesn't leave my skin sticky and tacky. I was so excited when I put this on and it dried matte! But then putting on makeup was a complete mess since this hydrator only dried with a matte finish, but didn't actually absorb into my skin. It just sat on top, so trying to blend makeup resulted in a hydrator+makeup mud mix being pushed around on my face. I also tried it without makeup, scratched an itch on my face at some point, and ended up with a thick layer of white cream under my nails. Just a cakey, icky mess.
Replace your primer now!
Kitt22 from West Hollywood, CA
This plus the primer and it's like not having pores. I use it everyday and my skin has never looked better. I have combination skin and HAD large pores around my nose.
PersephoneMoon from CA
This was recommended to me by an Ulta employee after Smashbox's original primer gave me a massive breakout after years of clear skin. Everything is healing wonderfully with no new flare ups and my makeup stays all day- good enough for morning shift and the club at night with only oil-blotting!
calibee from westlake village, ca
This is my summer go-to!
I can't be without this product
CMH from Cleveland, Ohio
Does everything it says it does. Mattiifies my oily skin and makes my very large pores appear next to invisible.
Works to prevent shine better than you'd expect!!
MizAndrea from CA
I use the Acne Solutions regime for my skin exclusively. Because of this I never have break-outs any more. But when Clinique discontinued my Repairing Lotion I thought it was all over for me. I tried a dozen drugstore primers and nothing worked to hold back the shine from everything but my jawline... then I found this. This should be marketed as a primer first, then a refining hydrator because this works. No makeup reapplication needed and I'm not blotting throughout the day in the office. I love it and have recommended it to my entire family.
Leaves white residue, oil control is meh...on to the next
slimpyro from Beaumont,TX
Read all the reviews on this product and was super excited to use it. Typically, I'll go to the clinique counter and get a small sample to try out for a few day but i did not do that this time around and boy was I wrong. I don't know if i received a bad batch or what but the first time I used it, it left a white residue all over my face. It was so bad that I had to wash my face off and use just my DDMG. I thought i was just have an off day so I have tried it for a few more days using a little less. I noticed the white residue was not as bad when I used a little less but the oil control definitely does not go the 8 hrs it claims to be. For me I would say the oil control lasted as much as 2 hours and that's being generous. This could be that I wasn't using enough but I had to battle between using too much which would leave the white residue or using very little which reduced the white residues but diminished the oil control effects of the product. I was really looking forward to loving this product but not the case. on to the next one...
Must Have for Oily Skin
KFC86 from Des Moines, Iowa
I have oily combination skin that's sensitive. It can be oily and dry at the same time, which makes no sense to me! Because I get dry skin, I have to have a face lotion. But most face lotions leave my skin shiny. I have battled this my entire life -- until this lotion. I have never found a face lotion that leaves my skin matte and smooth looking the entire day, until this lotion. It's honestly like magic. I can't go without it. Sometimes in the winter it's not enough moisture, so I'll use this on my T-zone and then apply something more moisturizing to my dry spots. But all spring, summer, and fall, this is my daily go-to.
Works great in heat
JC from Indianapolis, IN
LOVE this product. Struggled for a long time trying to find the right primer. I have an oily t-zone with dry skin everywhere else. I also have large pores on the nose and cheeks. I've tried the silicone "pore refining" primers before and all have left me with super clogged pores and foundation that slid around all day. I've tried mattifying primers and that left my skin dry and still have oily skin within an hour after application. This works! I use it after moisturizing and little goes a LONG way. I just use a tiny bit in my t-zone area and I also started using clinique's workout makeup and WOW! I get full coverage, lightweight makeup that looks like I'm not wearing any makeup and airbrush quality! AMAZING, finally after 10+ years of literally trying every foundation/primer combo, I've found the one!
Works about 1 hour
Kathleen from Carol Stream, IL
Works about 1 hour.
loumz from loumz
No from me
Danielle from Michigan
I didn't notice any difference in my oil production