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Mattifying Oily Skin Cream

sku # 1315-11

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Control oil for an attractive, matte complexion.

Primary Benefits:

Control oil and shine, hydrate, refine pores, prevent breakouts, and protect skin with this lightweight, noncomedogenic moisturizer.

Who Needs It:

For oily skin types or those who want a matte-look during the day.

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Product Overview

Shine-free skin control! Uniquely light-textured and non-greasy, the Mattifying Oily Skin Cream with UV protection visibly controls excess oiliness for an attractive matte complexion. Lemon and Vitamin B Complex, hydrate and mattify, prevent breakouts and effectively refine your pores.

About Oily Skin
By Kendall Weatherman, Licensed Esthetician


Oily skin is a skin type with higher than normal oil production all over the face. Oily skin appears shiny or greasy and pores appear enlarged, and visible, especially on the forehead, nose and chin. Skin thickening, clogged pores, blackheads and blemishes may also be present. Additionally, makeup tends to “melt” off or disappear and hair around the face tends to look dull and stringy.

Oily skin is caused by overactive oil (sebaceous) glands that produce excess oil (sebum). This can be due to genetics, stress, hormones, medications, climate, and improper skincare.

Heredity plays a role in the size of the oil glands and the amount of oil an individual makes. The good news is that the genetic tendency towards larger oil glands and higher than normal oil production also helps keep the skin hydrated and locks in moisture which tends to make oily skin age more slowly than dry skin types.

Stress causes a surge in hormones like cortisol and testosterone, which stimulate the oil glands to increase oil production. Additional hormonal fluctuations that occur with during puberty, menstrual cycles, pregnancy, or with the onset of menopause can also trigger the oil glands to pump out more oil.

Oil production increases when humidity and temperatures climb in the spring and summer or when living in or travelling to tropical climates. Dry winter air can also cause an increase in oil as the skin tries to compensate for getting dehydrated.

While many causes of oily skin are outside our control, factors within our control include the products we choose and how we use them. Mineral oil based skincare products, such as moisturizers, or makeup (foundation and powder too!) aggravate oily skin, clog pores and create blemishes. Harsh soaps or cleansers that contain sodium lauryl or laureth sulfate further irritate and strip the skin of natural oils. Product misuse such as excessive washing, overzealous scrubbing, use of hot water or simply inadequate use of moisturizers can further dry out the surface of the skin. All of these scenarios trigger the skin to produce more oil in an effort to compensate in a process called rebound oil production.

To control oily skin, it is important to choose skincare products designed to minimize oil, refine pores and hydrate the skin. Being consistent and gentle with the appropriate regimen is equally vital for treating oily skin. At minimum, cleanse, tone and use an oil-controlling moisturizer twice daily.

Oily skin types tend to avoid moisturizer, thinking that it will make their skin even oilier. While this is true for heavy, mineral oil based moisturizers, moisturizers that are noncomedogenic and refrain from mineral oil are an important final step in a regimen for oily skin. A lightweight, oil-controlling moisturizer will increase hydration without clogging pores, and can actually slow down oil production.

Additional ways to control oily skin include exfoliation, masking and face oils. Use a gentle exfoliating cleanser three to four times per week and along with an enzyme peeling cream once or twice a week will remove the excess dead skin cells that tend to accumulate with oily skin and clog the pores. Incorporate a clay-based mask once or twice a week to further absorb excess oil and control the symptoms of oily skin.
Water (Aqua), Sorbitol, Panthenol, Carbomer, Ethylhexyl Methoxycinnamate, Hamamelis Virginiana (Witch Hazel) Bark/Leaf/Twig Extract, Sodium Citrate, Phenoxyethanol, Caprylyl Glycol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Hexylene Glycol, Citrus Grandis (Grapefruit) Peel Oil, Citrus Limon (Lemon) Peel Oil.
Use morning and evening all over face and neck after cleansing and toning. For an ideal complementary treatment, use the Soothing Propolis Concentrate in the evening.