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For best results, add philosophy® Total Matteness Oil-Free, Mattifying Pore Eraser to your skincare routine.

philosophy® Total Matteness Pore-Minimizing & Mattifying Cleanser + Mask

$27.00 Ships Free
5 oz

Availability: Out of stock


Birchbox Breakdown

We like our time in the spotlight as much as the next person, but when it comes to our complexion, we want to do anything but shine. Part daily cleanser, part mask, this formula reduces oil and diminishes the appearance of pores, leaving skin clean, smooth, and totally matte.

How to Use

Morning and night, massage a small amount into damp skin for 30 to 60 seconds before rinsing thoroughly. To use as a mask, apply to a clean, dry face and leave it on for three to five minutes. Rinse thoroughly. Avoid contact with eyes.

Aqua/Water/Eau, Kaolin, Sea Silt, Decyl Glucoside, Propanediol, Lauryl Glucoside, Bentonite, Montmorillonite, Gluconolactone, Lens Esculenta (Lentil) Seed Extract, Bambusa Vulgaris Leaf/Stem Extract, Salix Alba (Willow) Bark Extact, Citric Acid, Xanthan Gum, Caprylyl Glycol, Chlorphenesin, Sodium Benzoate, Allantoin, Disodium Edta, Polysilicone-11, Calcium Gluconate, Laureth-12, Ethylhexylglycerin, Phenoxyethanol, Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891).

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Perfect solution

I have super oily skin, and after using the cleanser and the mask, my oil was reduced. It left my skin feeling very clean, but not overly clean. I don't like it when cleansers leave my skin feeling tight, this one did not. My pores appeared smaller. My face looked very matte.

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I'm very impressed with this cleanser!

This is an amazing cleanser. I have very large pores and oily skin. My pores tend to get clogged with oil and dirt and turn kind of a gray color but they don't stick out like blackheads so they are harder to clean out no matter how hard I scrub. I have tried soooo many products to clean my pores and make them look smaller and most of them really don't work for me. This one did. After just one use it really did clean them out and because they weren't black and full of dirt they really did look smaller. It goes on looking like a clay mask which is kind of hard to get used to but I will never go back to other kinds of cleansers this one is it for me. The only reason I gave it 4 stars and not 5 is because it doesn't really deliver on the Matte aspect. It might work for other skin types but mine is just as shiny, if not more shiny after I use it. This doesn't bother me that much because I have other products to help with that and it works so well on my pores but if you are strictly buying it because it's supposed to make your skin matte I think you will be disappointed.

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New favorite!!

This is the first time I've used the Total Matteness and I love it! First time I used it, it made my skin so soft and feel hydrated. Not tight like other face washes!

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Love it.

Works great as a daily cleanser, a mask and spot treatment. Not too drying but does help eliminate oil and prevent shine.

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Absolutely Wonderful!

I can not say enough good things about this cleanser. My face has always been on the oily side, especially in the T-zone. And as I've aged (I'll be 39 in five days) more pores on my nose, my cheeks just below my eyes, and forehead have seemed to enlarge to the point that I'm a little alarmed and disgusted when I look in the mirror. I wash my face morning and night with different "age-defying" cleansers. But, now I am hooked on this. Its a large tube, for the price. The consistency is smooth and nice. And, my skin felt more smooth and less oily from the first time I used it. My forehead is actually smooth! Its hard not to touch my face all day, cause it feels so clean and soft and smooth. I never use foundation makeup, but after using this in the shower each morning I feel it almost looks like I have used foundation, because of the smooth even tone of my face now. I wish I new about this product sooner.

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