19 Mattifying Beauty Products for Shine-Free Skin All Summer
Let's face it: There's dewy skin, and then there's oily skin. If you're dealing with the latter, keep your complexion flawlessly matte this summer with an arsenal of the best products. By using balancing skincare products that keep oil production in check, address pore problems, and clear up congestion, you can make it through the season shine-free. Shop these 19 mattifying beauty buys while the weather's hot to curb your impulse to compulsively blot.
Goldfaden MD Detox Hydrating Gel ($68): Beauty's first dermatologist-developed green skincare line launched this lightweight gel moisturizer for summer. Its oil-free formula contains salicylic acid, mallow extract, and a patented Detox Complex to balance the skin.
Gressa Corrective Serum Foundation ($62): Avoid product buildup with this fluid-to-velvet finish, non-toxic foundation serum. Just two to four drops of the healing, nutrient-packed serum foundation does the trick.
Urban Decay Velvetizer ($34): Mix in a dime-sized amount of this product into your favorite glowy foundations to transform them into their identical matte counterparts.
Erborian Extra Matte ($42): Erborian's newest launch is a hot commodity (Sephora sold out almost immediately after its launch), so stock up now. Layer the matte primer with their fan-favorite bb cream to counteract a dewy finish.
Obagi Sun Shield Matte Broad Spectrum SPF 50 ($49): A potent yet non-greasy SPF is essential for ladies with all skin types. This luxe line is fortified with active ingredients that brighten, firm, and provide anti-aging benefits.
Sunday Riley Martian Mattifying Melting Water-Gel Toner ($55): After cleansing, apply this clay, manuka, and witch hazel-containing toner to tighten up pores and keep skin even. As it balances out your complexion, it also keeps your makeup in place.
Babor Matte Finish Ampoule ($40): Each ampoule contains a high-concentration solution of mastic tree resin to shrink pore size, as well as blurring microspheres to perfect your skin's appearance. Each pack contains seven individual air-tight capsules for a complexion that is seriously summer-ready minus the sheen.
Tarte Amazonian Clay BB Tinted Moisturizer Broad Spectrum SPF 20 Sunscreen ($36): A convenient all-in-one bb cream is a summer essential. Made with absorbent Amazonian clay, this buy is fab for shine control.
Paula's Choice 10% Niacinamide Booster ($42): Large pores usually accompany oily skin types, but niacinamide helps to shrink them. Meanwhile, B-vitamins prevent skin dehydration, curbing an underlying cause of oil abundance.
Erno Laszlo NYC Value Size Phelityl Night Cream ($135): The phelityl complex in this cult-favorite night cream matches the skin's pH to optimally replenish its skin barrier as you sleep.
Dermalogica mediBac Clearing Mattifier ($45): A topical anti-bacterial ointment is essential for treating congestion and breakouts. Ingredients like vitamin A, salicylic acid, and green tea get to the root of the problem, addressing everything from pore size to pimples.
Aromatherapy Associates Mattifying Skin Serum ($62): Tone, balance, and hydrate using natural ingredients like aloe vera, orange flower water, lavender, and petitgrain. This serum soothes overactive skin, promoting clarity and calm.
Herbivore Botanicals Lapis Facial Oil ($72): Another summer-safe oil is blue tansy, an anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory pick that regulates oil like whoa. The supremely nourishing blend also fights acne and hydrates using a combination of blue tansy, jasmine sambac, squalane, and jojoba oils.
Wander Beauty Dualist Matte and Illuminating Concealer ($29): Just this once, you don't have to choose between a dewy vs. matte finish. The indie brand's concealer can cover it all thanks to its dual-formula function.
Volition Beauty Oil Control Mattifying Mist ($29): The consumer-driven skincare line created a face mist for skin that glistens a little too much. It's ideal after hitting the gym — making skin feel clean, tight, and even, but definitely not dry.
Cane+Austin Prime and Protect Mattifying Primer with Broad Spectrum SPF 50 Sunscreen Protection ($56): As far as primers go, this buy has a stacked lineup of actives like green tea, CO-Q10, reservatrol, and vitamin C to treat your skin.
Dermablend Loose Setting Powder ($27): You can also protect your #MOTD from humid weather using a professional grade setting powder. This option is made from titanium dioxide and leaves skin silky smooth.
Shiseido Powdery Foundation ($32): This oldie-but-goodie remains a top pick among matte coverups. Apply it wet or dry for an even, velvety finish.
Fenty Beauty by Rihanna Invisimatte Blotting Powder ($32): Thankfully, you won't have to shine bright like a diamond this season with the help of Rihanna's Invisimatte lineup. Use a translucent powder or pick up blotting sheets for instant relief throughout the day.
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