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PETER THOMAS ROTH Max Anti-Shine Mattifying Gel

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.

PETER THOMAS ROTH Max Anti-Shine Mattifying Gel
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Mattifying Gel
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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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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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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!
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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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AMAZING!
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This product is absolutely amazing! I cannot rave about it enough! I have very oily skin and it gets even worse after using a moisturizer. However, this product works magic! I apply my facial moisturizer, then apply the anit-shine gel, and then start putting on my mineral makeup. My skin looks smooth, flawless and best of all, not shiny! It is a weird consistency, but if you rub it between two fingers for a second it smooths out and is very easy to apply. Also, a little goes a long way so the bottle will last a long time! If you have oily skin, this is a must have in your makeup bag.

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In love with this.
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Finally a product that helps with my oily forehead! I have been searching everywhere I am so glad I bought this! On the weekends I work 10 hours a day and this product really helps control the oil on my t-zone! The only downside to this product is that when I first saw it I was really disappointed in the size. I mean it is SUPER tiny for what it costs. But so far this really does work!

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Great product for shiny skin!

I have used this product for years on my t-zone and love it! It's wonderful for making shiny skin matte and keeping it that way for hours. I use it under my makeup and it usually lasts all day.

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Best product I've bought on Birchbox
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I've bought maybe half a dozen full-size products on Birchbox since starting my subscription a little less than a year ago, and this product is hands-down the best of the bunch. I have very oily skin, and by the time I get home from work, no matter what I've done to my makeup, I'm shiny and gross. When I use this product under my makeup, I stay matte longer. What makes it doubly awesome is, if by early evening I'm shiny but don't want to wash my face and reapply my makeup for going out, I can put this over my existing makeup. It absorbs the oil and doesn't ruin the makeup I have one. This product does everything it promises. Hugely recommended.

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This stuff is great! I can avoid foundation when...
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This stuff is great! I can avoid foundation when I use it. A little goes a long way. I just wish the full size came in a tube like the sample instead of a bottle.

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LOVE this!! Finally something that works and LASTS on...
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LOVE this!! Finally something that works and LASTS on taking the shine out of my T-zone. This works for long nights out with friends, or hot days outside. LOVE it.

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