Thursday, 29 April 2010

Review: Boots Skin Clear Oil Free Mattifying Lotion

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've used a lot of High Street moisturisers which say they are oil free and will keep you looking matte but most of them fall at the time hurdle.

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 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!


  1. Mine too! It's ridiculous, I need something like this for my T Zone, and a super duper hyper moisturising cream for my cheeks. 2 zones, poles apart! Thanks for the review. x

  2. Lipglossiping: My forehead was tired of living under grease and is so happy that I bought works really well on noses too so you should really get it. Plus, it's super cheap!

    Misty'sMum: This balances everything out, before I bought it my skin was doign exactly what yours is, buy it and you won't be sorry.

  3. thanks for recommending this product...I dont know whether we get this in India but some stores actually has some products from boots.I will give it a try there :)

  4. I found this in boots clearance (in beckton) for £1. Gonna have fun trying it out =)

  5. I FINALLY bought this the other week and have been using it on my t-zone, can't believe it took me this long to get it! I use another moisturiser on my cheeks as they are drier but this is awesome for stopping my usually oily tzone from making me look like a sweaty mother! Repurchase for sure :)


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