My daytime moisturizer of choice is the La Roche Posay Effaclar M Daily Mattifying Moisturizer. I recently switched over to this moisturizer now that we’re transitioning into somewhat warmer temperatures. Even though we’re roughly halfway through February, it seems that my t-zone has decided to get extra oily early this year; and, the humidity in Texas doesn’t help either.
The Effaclar M Daily Mattifying Moisturizer “is a daily mattifying moisturizer to help clear sebum-clogged pores at the source with absorbing micro-spheres.” I purchased mine at Ulta and I’ve been thoroughly pleased with its performance.
Because this moisturizer helps transform oily skin, I was instantly drawn to it. If you’ve noticed, I’ve been really happy with integrating La Roche Posay products into my skincare routine. For now, I’m sticking with the Effaclar range since it’s geared towards oily-oily combination/acne-prone skins. I feel that it’s a great preventative measure to take during the day when I want to minimize oil and pores without adding a bunch of steps in before my makeup routine.
What’s great is that this product performs immediately. It absorbs quickly and gets to work: it “normalizes pores to help prevent shine” and mattifies pretty much on contact. There’s no slippery or sticky feeling afterwards — it just feels like skin. I almost feel bad going over it with my daily sunscreen, lol.
Much like the rest of the product within the Effaclar range, this moisturizer contains micro-exfoliating LHA. “Day after day skin texture is refined and your skin has a lasting matte appearance while remaining hydrated. Light, oil-free formula.” It’s still gentle and moisturizing, without feeling oily and greasy — and, best of all, it actually controls the oil production.
The texture of the moisturizer is nice and fluffy. There’s a primer-like quality to the overall feeling of the skin after application, which I like. I like that it works and doesn’t interfere with my makeup application process. I still have to blot about halfway through the day, but at least my skin looks pretty good until I do need to blot. There’s been times — with a bad moisturizer — I look super greasy, like, it’s almost about to drip off my face. Ew, I know.
If you have oily skin and you’re worried about the summer months putting your oil glands into overdrive, I suggest you give this moisturizer a try.
Pore Targeting Technology: Minimizes pores.
Micro-Exfoliating LHA: Unclogs pores and refines skin texture.
Zinc: Neutralizes shine.
Neurosensine: Neutralizes inflammation in the skin.
Pure Vitamin C: Reinforces skin support.
Hylauronic Acid: Immediately smoothes surface wrinkles.
Madecassoside: Fills in deep wrinkles.
Made in France.
Retails for $30.95 USD.