Product Type: Good Things body care
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Oily, dehydrated skin? Good thing I got this!
Good Things Miracle Mattifier Moisturiser
Member Name: Renza_e
Good Things Miracle Mattifier Moisturiser
Advantages: Terrific fruity scent and leaves skin soft and balanced .
Disadvantages: The beauty industry needs to redefine what they consider a miracle ;-)
Recovering from a brief period of unemployment, I have become a bit of a penny pincher as of late and quite a fan of freebie websites, snapping anything up from shampoo to cat food. When I saw a link advertising free samples for this anti-blemish moisturizer I jumped at the chance to claim my sample, aware of just how spot-prone my skin can be.
I cannot even pretend that I wasn't thrilled when I got my sample through the door. In this age of e-mail, I tend to get a little bit over-excited about any form of snail mail that is delivered to me (only to be crushingly disappointed when it turns out it's just more junk mail or a letter from my bank).
Upon this occasion, I opened up the package to find a small tube of the product, a miniature 15 ml version of the full-size 100ml tube. Immediately I got a sort of earth child vibe from the packaging. It is a pretty light purple tube with curls and leaves as part of logo and proclaims to be free from animal ingredients, parabens and sodium laureth sulphate (the latter two chemicals have been said to have possible harmful effects). Its key ingredients are natural fruit extracts which they claim have a host of benefits for your skin...
*~Mother Earth would approve!~*
The Miracle Mattifier Moisturiser is part of an anti-blemish range which claims to use superfruits to create 'gentle, super-effective formulations...designed to make the most of your skin.'
In this moisturiser we have blackcurrant, goji berries and liquorice extracts which are meant to reduce inflammation and keep spots and oiliness under control. Additionally, we have mango extracts and mango seed oil. Vitamins have been extracted from mangoes which are meant to provide an antioxidant boost to skin. The mango seed oil not only has antioxidant effects but it is said to be great for moisturizing skin and keeping it supple.
All these juicy ingredients are included in a moisturizer which is supposed to nourish your skin and keep spots and oiliness under control. However, are these claims true?
I have long been a believer in moisturizing my skin even when my skin is at its oiliest and spottiest worst, usually as a result of stress and exams. You may think that, if you have oily skin, moisturizing your face is only adding to the problem. However, if you do suffer from it and are using various spot-fighting products, you have to be careful not to strip off moisture when cleaning away any excess sebum. I always find that spot creams and sticks can dry out my skin and produce even more oil. I therefore try to counterbalance this problem by using a light moisturizer on a daily basis.
When I first started using this moisturizer, I put a small amount of it on my clean hands and massaged it into my face, including my oily t-zone. The first thing that hit me when I was using it was the gorgeous fruity scent, no doubt as a result of the of the blackcurrants and goji berries. This is my favourite thing about the product. It smells absolutely glorious!
As for its effect upon your skin, it rubs in really well and acts as a great base for makeup. I've now been using it for about two weeks now. It's hard to say whether it reduces my blemishes and controls my oily skin as I have an excellent toner that keeps my blemishes to a minimum (Garnier Pure Active Spot Purifying Toner, as reviewed 2 weeks ago). However, I have had very few blemishes using it and it seems like the perfect partner to my toner. It is light enough not to suffocate my pores and leaves my skin in a pretty good, well moisturized condition.
*~A Miraculous Moisturizer?~*
Whilst I enjoy this product, I wouldn't go so far to say it was miraculous. It isn't particularly life-changing and I would expect skin treatments from Mr G. Almighty to return my skin to its initial baby bum condition - or to make matters simpler, he could just give me Natalie Portman's face.
So it may not be miraculous but it is at least very good. It's also great value for money. Where it is stocked it retails for around £7.99, the standard price for many moisturizers out there. However, I intend to buy my full-sized bottle of it from Superdrug online, which has priced it at £4.99 with free standard delivery. This is a great price for what is essentially a great quality product.
The Miracle Mattifier Moisturiser is ideal for younger skin which may suffer from blemishes. It has been much more effective than the Clean and Clear moisturizer I was using previously and other moisturizers I've tried which are designed for those who suffer from spots. Not only does this moisturizer smell amazing but my skin appears healthier, softer and smoother to touch. It takes full advantage of natural ingredients and has provided me with satisfying results.
For anyone with oily t-zones and skin that sometimes sprouts acne, this is certainly one to add to your skincare routine.
*~Thank you very much for reading my review : - ) It seems a lot of my reviews are positive reviews these days. Seems I need to find something to complain about ;-) I'm quite good at complaining... ~*
*~Also published on Ciao under username Renza - October 2011~*
Summary: Mother Earth would approve!