Clinique Stay Matte Hydrator is an oil-free lightweight moisturizer that promises to instantly refine pores and control excess oil.
With Summer around the corner this is something I can definitely get on board with as my drier skin starts to show signs of shine around my forehead and cheeks.
Take a look oily skin users, perhaps this one will be a pick for you!
I’ve been testing this on warmer days when I know my forehead will start producing shine and so far its proved quite nice although not perfect.
The lightweight formula absorbs in a snap and leaves behind a semi-matte finish. I think for such a light moisturizer it’s surprisingly hydrating even on my drier skin. Granted, it won’t ease patchy, flaky areas if you have them but it will feel cooling, refreshing, and hydrating in just the right way without leaving behind a greasy and/or oily finish. It absorbs easily into my skin so it doesn’t feel like its laying on top of my skin.
As far as refining pores that’s difficult to say…I have smaller pores on my nose but no other truly visible ones. On this area, I don’t notice a blurring effect nor after a few uses do I feel like these appear smaller. Over time you might notice pores appear smaller but I’m doubtful it’ll be truly visible.
It promises to control oil up to eight hours. Possibly on my skin I can see the effect. I used it while in the sun, at around 85 degrees, and my forehead and cheeks remained quite nicely matte to the touch for around 5 hours before I noticed a little oiliness creeping in.
Overall, I think Clinique Stay Matte Hydrator makes an excellent lightweight moisturizer for Summer for both oily and dry skin users. It’s light, absorbs easily, and produces a comfortable semi-matte finish. I’m not entirely sure it will ease oiliness for an entire eight hours, drier skin might feel it does but those with truly oily skin might require the aid of a primer as well as powder to keep things completely shine-free. I liked the formula a lot and would probably consider a repurchase in the future. I can’t use it year round but in the warmer weather it proves an ideal pick for lightweight hydration with some mattifying abilities.
It’s available now at Clinique counters.