Hey everyone I hope your all doing well. I've been on the hunt for a good mattifying moisturizer for several weeks now and bought the Garnier Pure Shine Control moisturizer on a whim at Wal-Mart for about $14.00 Canadian a few days ago. Just a bit of background on my skintype, I'm quite oily in the t-zone, and normal on the cheeks, especially in the spring/summer when the t-zone just goes buck wild making up for lost time when it was hibernating in the winter, deviously planning its comeback.
Anyways, I love it.
Not only does it actually keep me relatively matte for several hours, but it wears very well under makeup and does not ball up and go all cakey and gross like the La Roche-Posay Effaclar M moisturizer did. That's amazing considering the Garnier version is half the price. When I wear this I don't have to powder as often as I do without it, which is great. I just generally find that my foundation holds up better and looks better throughout the day over this moisturizer.
If you've tried the Garnier 3-in-1 cleanser/mask/scrub that came out a couple years ago, this is exactly what it smells like. It's not an offensive scent, but it is quite strong. Your getting a decent amount of product, and a little bit goes a long way so I can see this lasting a while. The mattifying effect takes place directly upon application. For people like myself who are oily mainly in the t-zone you could use this on the t-zone, and a slightly more moisturizing product on the cheeks and neck if you'd like, it's personal preference really.
It does not contain SPF, which may be an issue for those who like SPF in their moisturizers, but I'm fine with it. It is oil-free, and claims to have zinc, salicylic acid, and natural clay in it, which help mattify and purify the skin.
The actual product comes out in a gel like consistency, has a blue tinged appearance, and spreads easily but dries quickly.
I'm pretty sure I covered everything but if you have any questions or comments just leave them below. Thanks so much.