You know when you buy a product and think "I hope this one is the answer to my prayers"?
That's what I was hoping for when I bought this.
I used Nivea's Oil Free moisturiser and the Boots Complete Care moisturiser (which was silently discontinued). They both worked well at first but then gradually let me down..
I've never seen the Skin Clear range in my Boots before..I'm not sure if this Boots is a bit late off the starting block because I've heard that people have been using certain Boots ranges for ages and I've never seen them before until about three weeks ago.
What do Boots Skin Clear say?
"Boots Skin Clear Oil Free Mattifying Lotion is formulated by Boots Skincare Experts to absorb excess oil. Instant perfect matte finish to your face. Non-greasy formula."
What do I say?
The problem I have with most of these mattifying creams is that they make my skin matte but only for a few hours..and then the grease comes out in force...my face becoming oilier than it would be had I put nothing on. Then within a few days time, I've got matte skin for the morning, oily skin in the afternoons and dry skin for the evenings. Another thing I noticed was that I had to exfoliate a lot more as my skin was a lot more flaky. Thus, I wanted something that would keep me matte but not make me have to exfoliate more than I currently do.
I've been using this lotion for a while now and it mattifies my skin for ages. I normally put it on at about half six in the morning and my skin is still matte by 9/10 p.m. There is a liiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiittle oil coming through but it's really negligible and when I look at my face in the mirror, it's not shining like a beacon. I've been wearing it this past week when it's been super warm outside and the Tube has been even warmer and it's kept my face in check. I usually get off the Tube, do a sneaky dash to the toilets in Canary Wharf station and put some Rimmel Stay Matte powder on. I don't need to do this anymore!
I had a really hard exam the other day (that I wouldn't shut up about on Twitter) and I had to run all the way from the train station to the building and I was sure I'd be super greasy but my skin was matte to the touch.
It does everything it says it does and it smells quite nice too..the formula is non greasy because usually my fingers feel a bit tacky after putting moisturiser on but they're totally untacky when I've used this.
Too right! The whole range is currently on offer in Boots (2 for £5) and I'm going to pick up more moisturiser. I can't stress how good this moisturiser is, it does exactly what I would want my moisturiser to do. If you have oily/greasy skin then pick it up..I swear it will work a charm!