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Score the same matte look while battling blemishes with OC8® Adult Acne Treatment Gel.

OC8®

Birchbox Breakdown

To keep contestants’ faces shine-free under pressure (and scalding-hot stage lights), makeup artists for shows like American Idol and The Glee Project turn to this mattifying gel. The fast-drying formula creates an intermediate layer that absorbs grease for eight full hours. Use it to score a matte, shine-free look—with or without the help of makeup. Alcohol-free and oil-free, it’s safe for even acne-prone skin. Get ready for your close-up.

How it Works

This fast-drying gel creates a soft, invisible layer that absorbs oil and nixes redness for eight full hours, thanks to microscopic Acrysorb® particles. What it doesn’t do: leave skin sticky or clog pores.

How to Use

After applying moisturizer and sunscreen, smooth a thin layer over your face. Follow with oil-free matte makeup to complete the no-shine look.

Purified Water, Propylene Glycol, DVB/Isobornyl Methacrylate/Lauryl Methacrylate Copolymer, PEG-400, Carbomer Homopolymer, Sodium Hydroxide, Methylparaben, and Edetate Disodium.

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oily skin
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I have very oily skin and have tried many mattifying products. This is definitely the best one I've tried. It doesn't last all day, but I think it's unrealistic to expect a product to last that long. However, it does last most of the day. It was a good price and I will buy it again after I run out.

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Unbelievable
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I honestly never knew a product like this even existed. I battle with oily/shiny/greasy skin everyday in the summer heat and end up blotting the excess oil off several times throughout the day. Sometimes I look in the mirror and I think, "I could literally fry an egg on this face...ugh". So, I researched different products to find one that will help manage my issue. This is like a miracle in a tube. I am amazed and how well it works and it feels great on my skin. I absolutely love this and will be repurchasing when I run out. The great thing is you don't even need much of it...a little goes a long way so I imagine this tube will last me quite a while. I can't believe I haven't discovered this sooner. Love, love, love it!

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The. Best. Product. EVER.
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I have found the single most "can't live without" product I've ever encountered. I tried this stuff after much research and deliberation and wasn't sure what to expect but had high hopes due to the price. WORTH. EVERY. PENNY.

I have oily skin and have never found a product that kept me matte for more than about an hour. Until OC8! I can go the entire day and still have only the very beginnings of a shine (after about 8 or 9 hours). My secret formula is OC8 paired with Benefit Big Easy and a little concealer. It's like a miracle! In fact, this stuff is so good, I fell asleep the other day (intending a 10 minute nap)… ONE HOUR later I awoke all freaked out and looked in the mirror… not even any 'nap shine'. Uuuuhhhh-mazing.

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Best Mattifying gel ever
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I have oily skin and have tried many different primers, lotions to give me the matte look that actually lasts all day. This is it! My skin stay matte all day and it really does even out my skin tone! Best product ever!

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It's all about the primer
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My daughter's wedding was in August. The long, HOT dog days of summer. With no time for touch-ups, it was imperative that my make up stay put. This primer was exactly what I needed. I looked as good at the end of the day as I had at the beginning.

We invest so much time and effort and money into finding the best make up for our skin - make sure you give your make up the best possible start with a really really great primer.

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worth the money
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my skin gets oily in the t-zone. by 3 o'clock, i look wet. This keeps me looking normal, not dry or cakey. smell and texture are good too.

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The only primer for blemish prone skin
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This primer I received in one of my boxes, and I had to buy it after it was done. This is one of the only primers that actually doesn't make my blemish-prone skin break out after using. I use it every morning, regardless of if I'm wearing makeup, it has become a staple in my beauty routine.

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Good on my sensitive skin!

This did exactly what it was intended on my skin. I enjoyed the silky and smooth feeling of the gel.

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absolutely works
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This product is amazing. I typically have very oily skin and have used those oil absorbing tissues for years. The OC8 gel keeps my face oil free for at least 6 hours! I also use it on make up free days and my skin color is even and shine free.

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Nice Product

I occasionally need something to tone down a shine, and this product seemed to eliminate the blotters I would normally use. I did not have a chance to test it in smoking hot weather, but I was impressed not to have the 5:00 shine at the end of the day.

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