Rated 4.24 out of 5 stars
Most Helpful Positive Review If you have oily skin, then you have to get this!
I have very oily skin. 1 hour after applying makeup I have to use oil blotting sheets. I started using this and it has shrunk my pores and my face doesn't get as oily as fast. I love this product!
Most Helpful Critical Review Helps pretty good
I have been searching far and wide for my whole adult life for something to help reduce my oily-ness. My whole face is like an oil refinery and its been that way my whole life. I've tried a few other products but have had allergic reactions. My worst spots are my t-zone, forehead, nose creases, and chin. So, pretty much my whole face. This product has helped reduce the amount of oil and I've only been using it for about 4 days. Im eager to see how it will hold up after a few weeks. It actually does help reduce pore size even as a stand alone product. It goes on pretty well but be sure to not rub it in completely or it will come off. My routine is: clean your face with whatever cleanser you use (I wash my face during my morning shower with just my bathing towel most days and ivory bar soap because i have sensitve skin ((i use an exfoliation glove once a week)), then i pat dry my face, i apply my moisturizing serum that i get from work and let it soak into my skin for about 5 minutes until it's gone, finally i apply the matte hydrator focusing a little more product on my more shiny areas. I usually use 2 pumps just so i know i have adequate coverage. I haven't tried applying twice a day like the instructions suggest because i do this before i leave for work and i don't have time to do it at work. I don't stay matte the whole i hours but the shine is definitely reduced significantly. Overall, i am very pleased with it after only being on it for a few days. But take in account for muggy/moist environments and hot flashes because oily skin tends to over react.
Reviewed by 55 customers The product is a bit pricey, but it does what it says.
Me from Florida
I use it daily and it does what it says.
It Works!!!! ❤️
Jess from OKC
I am extremely oily and id to blot several times a day, and it was embarrassing! This r
product has reduced my oil, and I've had to only blot once, instead of 5-8 a day.
GREAT product! The BEST!
Perkle from Walton, Indiana
This is the only mattifier that I have found that really keeps the oil on my face from shining all day. I tried about five others, and my face was shiny within a couple of hours. I highly recommend this product!
My new daily moisturizer!
Kim from Greenville, NC
This product is amazing. My oily complexion struggles with finding the perfect moisturizer that keeps the oil in check throughout the day. The matte moisturizer goes on smoothly and makes my skin feel so soft. It also helps resurgence appearance of my pores.
mairina from Mcallen, TX
I love this product because it really does what it says, make my face matte, even the T-zone which is usually a huge problem for me. After applying it, the texture on my skin feels and looks softer. I hate to sound like Clinique ad but it actually improves the over all appearance of my face. I will say tho that i'm on the drier side of combination skin, so this product does not provide enough hydration for me.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
No from me
Danielle from Michigan
I didn't notice any difference in my oil production
I can tell a difference
Mbh from Arkansas
I've been searching for something to help mask the visible pores on my cheek area near my nose. This product has really made a visible difference. I apply it before my foundation and I can really tell a difference verses other products I've tried.
True to its claim...keeps oil away
Jb from Pittsburgh, PA
I have oily skin, especially in the summer. I've tried toners and setups, matte makeup, etc. but regardless, my face always looked like an oil slick by mid-day. So I was very skeptical to try yet another product that supposedly kept my skin matte. I LOVE THIS! True to its claim, it really does keep oil under control. My face doesn't feel oily or gross, and my makeup still looks fresh hours later. Highly recommend!!
Was not as good as I had hoped
Nichole from Birmingham, AL
I was really hoping for this product to live up to its claims, and it definitely has not. I have used it for about a month now and it has not relieved any oiliness or pore sizes. I am definitely disappointed, I have been searching and searching for a product that meets all these claims, and this was not it.
Was not as good as I had hoped
Nichole from Birmingham, AL
I wanted this product to be great, but my skin is the same after a month of use. I haven't noticed a difference in oiliness or pore size. I have been searching and searching for something that accomplishes all these claims and this was not it.
Stay Matte Hydrator
CC from nJ
I love this light lotion. It moisturizes but doesn't leave a greasy heavy residue. Helps keep my oily skin matte
This product actually works
Rosie from Ventura
I have fought with oily skin and big pores since I was a teenager. Which led to break outs every time I wore makeup. This product has brightened my skin and helps maintain breakouts on top of minimizing pores. I love it.
I wouldn't buy this product again.
Moralita from New Bern NC
I used the product as a primer for my foundation and though it was indeed moisturizing it didn't mattify well at all. I'd use this on its own before mths actuall primer. Or after a hot shower or bath.
This contains SOY!
Shaniebanannie from Nashville, TN
I was so excited about this product and then read the ingredients.... its contains soy protein of all things which has been determined to be bad for women for so many different reasons. Get your act together Clinique!
Terri O from Pittsburgh
I used to have oily skin until I began having some thyroid issues, now I don't know what I have! Big pores, some dry patches - ugh! This took care of everything and allows my foundation to go on smoothly.
My new FAVORITE moisturizer ever!
Carolina from Sandy Springs GA
Perfect for oily skin. Love it and goes great with your fave foundation.