this was forever ☾
March 29, 2015

PRODUCT DESCRIPTION
Instantly reduces the look of blemishes, shine, and pores and neutralizes the appearance of redness with a subtle green tint that absorbs into skin for colorless coverage. Our {Swirled Mattifier!} offers 10 fresh benefits in one:

1. Diminishes oil
2. Reduces look of redness
3. Minimizes look of breakouts
4. Primes skin for makeup
5. Decreases look of pores
6. Smoothes skin’s surface
7. Mattifies skin
8. Brightens skin
9. Evens out skin tone
10. Hydrates skin
 
INGREDIENTS
Water, Isohexadecane, Glycerin, Polymethylsilsesquioxane, Niacinamide*, Isopropyl Isostearate, Titanium Dioxide, Stearyl Alcohol, Kaolin, Talc, Cetyl Alcohol, Acrylamide/Sodium Acryloyldimethyltaurate Copolymer, Behenyl Alcohol, Benzyl Alcohol, Panthenol**, C13-14 Isoparaffin, Mica, Methylparaben, Fragrance, Ethylparaben, Decylene Glycol, Laureth-7, Propylparaben, Stearic Acid, Peg-100 Stearate, Cetearyl Glucoside, Cetearyl Alcohol, Disodium Edta, Sodium Hydroxide, Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Flower Extract^^, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Flower Extract***, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract^^^, Mentha Piperita (Peppermint) Leaf Extract^, Chromium Oxide Greens. *Vitamin B3, **Pro-Vitamin B5, ***Citrus, ^Mint, ^^Chamomile, ^^^Green Tea
 

FOR BEST RESULT
• Apply to face after using cleanser and acne treatment for a matte, fresh-faced look!
• May also be used as a smoothing primer before makeup application.
 
WHY I LIKE THIS PRODUCT
If you’re a fan of any of the Olay Fresh Effects products, you’ll definitely enjoy this Swirled Mattifier. It’s a really unique and fun product; if you look closely at the photo, you’ll notice the white and green swirls in the bottle. Let’s start with the packaging. The product comes in this little bottle along with a pump, which is very convenient. But keep in mind that it only comes with 40 mL of products, which is very easy to get through if you use this everyday.

Now, let’s talk about the effects of the product. I find that it really does mattifies my face and reduces redness within a minute of application. It’s AMAZING! The green in the product really balances out the redness around my nose and on my acne spots. I think the mint in the product also calms the redness as well. The texture is extremely smooth as well.

However, why I “like” this product and not “love” it is because it’s not moisturizing enough. I personally don’t see this as a moisturizer but more of a primer for sure. (It does say that it can be used as a primer) I guess because it’s supposed to mattify the skin and thus, it has this effect. So, if you’re looking for a good primer to reduce redness, then this product is superb but don’t think it’ll give your skin any moisture.
 
Price: $7.00-$9.00 CAD

 
RATING
Product (4/5)
Cost (4/5)
Ease of Use (5/5)
Packaging (5/5)

  • Jen

    Thanks for the review. This might work for me… If I only have redness (no blemishes) can I wear this in lieu of foundation? (No foundation)

    • TOTALLY! It works great as as primer/base! So if you only need foundation to cover your redness, this will definitely help!