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“Let it shine” is a great motto—except when it applies to your skin. For those who prefer a matte look, there’s this oil-absorbing balm from Benefit Cosmetics. Completely sheer and surprisingly weightless, the formula soaks up excess grease throughout the day—without mussing up your makeup. Bonus: It works as a silky primer too.

How it Works

This invisible balm goes straight to work neutralizing shine, absorbing oil, and leaving skin with a matte finish. It’s also infused with vitamins A, C, and E to help smooth away fine lines.

How to Use

Gently blot your face with the formula using the accompanying sponge. Wear alone or under makeup. For touch-ups, apply over makeup throughout the day.

CORN STARCH MODIFIED, DIETHYLENE GLYCOL DIETHYLHEXANOATE, NEOPENTYLGLYCOL DICAPRYLATE/DICAPRATE, ISOSTEARYL NEOPENTANOATE, SILICA, POLYETHYLENE, TRIDECYL TRIMELLITATE, ETHYLHEXYL ISONONANOATE, COPERNICIA CERIFERA (CARNAUBA) WAX, DIETHYLENE GLYCOL DIISONONANOATE, TOCOPHEROL LINOLEATE, FRAGRANCE (PARFUM), RETINYL PALMITATE, BENZYL SALICYLATE, LINALOOL, ASCORBYL PALMITATE, CITRONELLOL, GERANIOL, AMYL CINNAMAL, LIMONENE, TOCOPHEROL, BHT. N° BEN.002

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Most Helpful Customer Reviews

Literally, I rarely leave home without it.

I live in New Orleans. It's hot and wet about 80% of the time, and when it's not hot and wet, it's cooler and wet.
Key word: wet.
We're always humid, which is great for looking younger than we are, but it also means as someone with combination/35 year old/somewhat acne-prone skin that the majority of the time my face shines like I just rubbed it down with olive oil.
I think I got Dr. Feelgood in a sample kit or with a gift card or something about 7 or 8 years ago, and it was a revelation It's my safety measure for ensuring I don't look a mess in the galleries on White Linen Night in August, when it's roughly 90 degrees outside at night with 80% + humidity.
I put on this silky balm when I'm going out, and if I don't follow it with makeup, my skin looks naturally fabulous and smooth, and keeps the greasy/sweaty/shiny away. If I do wear makeup, (I put Dr. Feelgood on before applying makeup), it stays in place so I don't have a liquid eyeliner semicircle under my eyebrow or smeary smudgy wings on my temples from simultaneously wiping moisture & liner off of my face.
So I now have a tiny one I keep in my purse, another tiny one I keep in my overnight/carryon luggage in case I forget, a large on I keep in my desk drawer at work, and another large one I keep on my vanity at home for regular use.
And PS, my skin uses any excuse it can find to make the zits, and Dr. Feelgood doesn't make me break out.
Plus, it reminds me of the Motley Crue song, and that's kind fun.

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matte!
Purchased

When I first tried this product, I was not impressed -- it didn't seem to have a purpose. However, on my oiliest hot summer days, it has been ridiculously efficient at soaking up all of my excess shine. Bonus -- it smells pretty amazing and is super lightweight.

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Convenient and lasting
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I actually thought I ordered a concealer because this product came up in my concealer search. It is not a concealer! But I was pleasantly surprised to discover a tin with a oil free face balm. I used it as a primer and it worked, also my fave was considerably less greasy throughout the day. I would purchase again because it lasts a long time and is easier to apply than other primer lotions.

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Pretty good!

I use this as a touch up while at work. I have very oily skin, and putting this on over my make-up when I start getting shiny always helps.

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Love this product

I have been using this product for over 10 years now. This product smooths my face and evens out my complexion. I wouldn't be able to survive without it.

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great if you have oily skin

I used this everyday until the last drop and tried to make it work because It gave my skin a feeling that was smooth to the touch. My issue is that I have very dry skin, living in the dessert, and I felt that it didn't help moisturize my skin. It is defiantly "oil absorbing" so I would recommend it to anyone who has oily skin but not to anyone who has dry skin. I love the feeling, unfortunately it wasn't for me.

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