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  • 4.5 out of 5 stars, based on 27 Reviews 27 Reviews Write a Review
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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 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.

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Does the job
Purchased

This product definitely controls oil on my forehead but my chin must be super sensitive because it broke out horribly after applying it. It smells nice and is silky soft feeling on the rest of my face. I don't think it's a must have but I don't feel like it was a waste of money either.

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not bad, but was expecting something different
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Ive used this over and under my makeup, and it does give your skin a matte look, but I was really hoping it would do a better job with oil and shine control. I do like the way it smells and feels when you first put it on. And it tends to do a better job when I wear it alone.

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Amazing product
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After reading the description of this product it was not exactly what I expected when it came in the mail. But after using it I'm hooked. During the day, especially a hot summer day, my t-zone becomes oily/shiny, I was using blotting papers to try to help but this has eliminated the need for anything else!

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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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Complete Waste of Money
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This does not work as a primer, a concealer, or a touch-up during the day. I love Benefit but this is a horrible, horrible product. It will make your skin greasy-looking and the stench takes forever to fade.

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Amazing
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This stuff comes in so handy! I generally don't wear much makeup on my face and it can get pretty shiny but this helps keep my face looking clear and matte and not to mention it smells so good

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total feelgood product

I was terrified to try this product because I thought it would clog my pores. I had no idea how this could possibly be anything but disastrous on my oily, acne prone skin, but one of my girlfriends made me try it. That was 5 years ago and now I'm never without it. I wear it under makeup, over makeup or with no makeup at all and it evens my skin tone, reduces shine and it does NOT clog my pores.

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Great for oily skin

I was given this as a gift and really didn't know what to expect. When I put it on you could definitely smell it but the smell was a good smell not one you couldn't wait to wash off. My "T" zone wasn't oily as it sometimes tends to be in Kentucky heat so I didn't have to carry a tissue around to blot any oil. The package was simple but cute. And I did use this under my regular makeup. I think it would have worked alot better with a Benefit brand makeup coverage. I have used Benefit products in the past and have LOVED them all so I will be putting this on my "to buy" list for my sisters who have the same breakout problems that I do in the hot day- high humidity times that we have here. I totally love this line of products.

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I am a super fan of this product. The feel is super silky, the scent is wonderful. I find it works best as a blotter throughout the day. I have experienced a little drying of my skin of I use as a primer. I hear that this product has been around for years and I can see why

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Miracle Worker
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I'm a native Floridian who moved up north, thought my skin became wonderful by itself, and have recently returned to the sunshine state and realized that my skin was just as oily as it always was - the only thing that has changed was how the humidity effected it. I have tried everything to combat my oily skin and this is the only thing that will do the trick.
I won't leave home without it!

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