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Keep your skin looking its best by pairing this mattifier with PTR’s Anti-Aging Cleansing Gel to purge your pores and smooth over the look of fine lines.

PETER THOMAS ROTH

Birchbox Breakdown

There's a major difference between a dewy complexion and an oil-slicked face, which is why we're working hard to find products that cure the latter. Our latest acquisition? Peter Thomas Roth's Max Anti-Shine Mattifying Gel, which features an advanced roster of powerful oil-absorbing and pore-minimizing ingredients. We love how it absorbs shine and controls excess oil without stripping our skin's natural moisture barrier. Plus, it keeps our makeup from sliding down our faces midday, which is a miracle in itself.

How it Works

This magical mattifying gel keeps you oil-free, shine-free, and stress-free all day long. Power players include polysilicone-II to absorb excess oil and create a satin finish, silica to create the appearance of smaller pores, and dimethicone to condition the skin. It’s also free of parabens, sulfates, GMOs, and synthetic fragrances and dyes.

How to Use

Smooth a thin layer onto clean skin or layer over moisturizer, sunblock, or foundation to control oil and eliminate shine daily.

Water (Aqua), Sodium Laureth Sulfate, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Coco-Glucoside, Propylene Glycol, Salicylic Acid (Beta Hydroxy Acid), Glycolic Acid/Arginine, Prunus Persica (Peach) Fruit Extract, Quercus Alba (White Oak Bark) Extract, Citrus Medica Limonum (Lemon) Fruit Extract, Citrus Aurantifolia (Lime) Fruit Extract, Tilia Cordata (Linden) Flower Extract, Citrus Grandis (Grapefruit) Fruit Extract, Citric Acid, Citrus Bioflavonoids, Allantoin, Methylparaben, Quaternium-15, Red #40, Yellow #5, Fragrance.

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Most Helpful Customer Reviews

Great to get rid of shine!
Purchased

Does not cake up like similar items making the same claims. Used to use john varvatos line but after discontinuation of product I was left to find another. This works so much better. Love it!

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It was okay..

I was really excited to try this when I got this in my box because I have a very oily T-zone especially when it gets hotter outside. It's great if you're only wearing your make up for a few hours. The all day thing didn't work for me. I got oily. I would recommend a stronger product which I have yet to find!

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AMAZING!
Purchased

I get oily in my T-Zone and have had a hard time finding anything to control the shine throughout the day...until I used this product. Absolutely love it!!! Must have product for sure.

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Disappointed :(
Purchased

I had high hope for this product for crazy hot, humid summer days. I have been disappointed. The gel comes out crumbly and falls apart. It is then hard to apply and feels like it all just crumbles off of my skin. I don't notice it taking care of too much shine either. :(

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Not strong enough
Purchased

I liked this stuff - very easy to use and lightweight. It just was not strong enough for my super oily skin. I used one bottle (which lasted forever) but will ultimately stick with the mattifying product that my dermatologist recommended - I just wish Birchbox sold it!

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bye shiny face

great at contoling oil throughout the day. I used to have such oily skin by mid morning but this keeps it at bay

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Mattifying Gel
Purchased

While this product does have a gelatinous texture, it goes on smoothly and does what it claims. There are some other similar products that work just as well, but at a considerably higher price tag. Great deal for the price.

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Great
Purchased

Absolutely great. I would highly recommend this to any one I know. It controls excess oil. I will definitely purchase again.

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Matte Gel
Purchased

When I received this gel in my box, I was actually in the market for a mattifying gel, so it was perfect timing. After sampling the gel, I bought it before the sample could run out. However, I seem to have liked the sample more than the actual product. First, I did not like the packaging the product came in. I felt that the gel would dry-up in the large easily-air-permeable container. And it did. After 3-4 months the gel was pretty dried up and I had to take off the black top to scoop some of the product up. I also felt the drying-out affected the effectiveness of the gel- it didn't seem to stop the shine like it did at first. Unfortunately, I ended up tossing it before I used it all.

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Awesome product!
Purchased

I have very oily skin. Literally an hour after applying powder I'll be back to a shiny mess if I'm not wearing PTR mattifying gel.

The directions say you can apply it under or over your makeup. When I first received it, I would always apply it under my makeup and it didn't really do anything. Then I started applying it over my makeup and what a difference! Now I don't leave the house without it on!

Maybe if your skin isn't as oily as mine this product will work okay if you put it under your makeup - but if that isn't working, don't give it, just try it over your makeup. Made a dramatic difference for me!

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