Anything that helps to mattify, I’m up for it. It sounded like some desperate measures and I can’t help it because of my combination skin. I struggle to find the right product to control my skin oiliness especially on the t-zone area. Only people with combination to oily skin would understand my dilemma. I saw an update a while ago from Oxy Malaysia Facebook about their Oxy Oil Control Mattifying Gel, I couldn’t hesitate it and made my purchase.
‘The new advanced oil absorbing OXY Mattifying Gel, let’s you BE IN CONTROL of facial oil. Formulated with a triple oil control system, it instantly absorb oil to get rid of shine and minimize pores for an instant matte look.’ – OXY
It looks just like any other skin care but I do find that it’s quite a generous amount considering how affordable this is.
It is a squeeze tube where it comes with a seal which indicates that it is brand new without anyone tested the product before.
It claims to provide long lasting oil control and mattify oily skin whilst keeping it hydrated. The Triple Oil Control System that was mention is that it controls shine, refine pores and 24 hours hydration. Each of the component of the Triple Oil Control System has key ingredients that contributes it’s function.
The texture of gel is white and looks like emulsion and indeed is does give instant mattifying effect right after blending it. I’m impressed how quick it gets into my skin and I was impatient to use it on my face but I wasn’t sure if this can be use as a makeup base. However, I followed the instruction by using it right after toner.
Here is how well the gel worked on my skin. I do have combination skin and you could see the difference especially on the t-zone area. My pores seems less visible and it helped to brighten my skin too. I was impressed how fast the gel worked. Upon continuing my skin care regime, everything else seems to absorb faster.
I believe the secret to the mattifying effect is also dimethicone and silica. This gel do contain alcohol and paraben.
I fell in love with the gel on the very first of using it. Unfortunately, I started to break out on the first week of using the gel and I have gotten more blackheads than before. It felt like the gel clogged my skin and lead to breakouts. It could just be my skin.
I put a stop when I noticed the continuous breakouts and allow my skin healed slowly. I started using it again but I only applied it after my serum and before my sun block, just to ensure my serum does the job before the gel. It seems to work better this way. It does help to control oil because I do realize my skin is less oily than it used to. Do not expect that it holds up the oil throughout the day, as for me I would still need to blot my skin but not as often as before. Through it recommends to reapply if needed, I find that it was difficult to blend with my makeup on. It makes my foundation uneven and that is something you never want to happen. I will use this gel for the time being and at the same time I will be looking for better ones.
Considering that it is quite affordable, this goes great for non makeup users on daily basis with reapply. You can definitely bring them everywhere you want. I purchase this at a promotional price from Watsons, I believe their retail price is MYR15+.
Price: MYR 13.52
Availability: Leading pharmacies, supermarket and selected departmental stores
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- Instant mattifying effect
- Controls oil
- Instant brightening effect
- Keeps skin hydrated
- Does not control oil the entire day
- Broke me out
- Difficult to blend with makeup on
My Rating: 4/5