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

OC8® Professional Mattifying Gel

$32.00 Ships Free
1.6 oz

Availability: Out of stock


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 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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Just okay...

The matte, smooth feeling of this product is great, and I will say that my makeup went on nicely over it; however for those of us who truly have OILY, we use 1-2 oil blotting sheets every hour, this product seems like all the others. I used around 7AM and by 8:30, my oil was peering through as per usual.

That being said though, I am super oily so I could be the outlier when it comes to individuals with regular combination skin. I do love how good it feels going on and my makeup looks good, but it's not worth the switch from my regular primer.

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This product really works!

This gel really stops the shine on my nose and chin in the summer time. A little bit goes a long way. The full size has lasted for about a year.

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Wonderful Matte finish

This product was wonderful under my makeup. I have pretty oily skin that usually makes even the most matte formula foundations have an oily glow after about an hour. This mattifying gel seriously did wonders for keeping the oily look under wraps while my makeup was on! I was surprised because I have tried similar products and did not have any results at all (at least that lasted longer than an hour) and it even stayed nice and matte after being outside in the heat. i would definitely buy this product in the future.

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Didn't work for me.

Don't get me wrong, this is probably a fine product. I just like more of a dewy look, and don't struggle with oily skin, so it was kind of lost on me.

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This made me break out and didn't seem to serve any real purpose. I couldn't tell any difference in my skin after using this product.

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