Your All-in-one Shine and Redness Perfector

Posted September 28th, 2016 | Written by

According to the American Academy of Dermatology, acne is the most common skin condition in the United States, affecting more than just teens. A growing number of women in their 30’s, 40’s, 50’s and beyond suffer from breakouts. When you don’t feel comfortable in your skin, it can affect other areas of your life. This can cause you to turn down invitations to social events, and performance at work or school can suffer. Self-esteem issues can even lead to depression and anxiety. Trying to cover up blemishes with heavy makeup only adds to the problem by clogging the pores and irritating the skin.

It can be difficult to find a product that helps control oil and provides coverage all at the same time. Here are the three top reasons why Colorescience® Mattifying Perfector SPF 20 Sunscreen should be your go-to product for oily, acne-prone skin.

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1 – Light Tint to Help Conceal

 Our first instinct when a blemish appears is to cover it up. Many concealers and foundations include ingredients that can actually worsen the problem, clogging pores and increasing inflammation. This creates a vicious cycle of acne breakouts. Colorescience® Mattifying Perfector SPF 20 Sunscreen includes a light, universal tint to reduce the appearance of redness and blur imperfections, without exacerbating acne-prone skin.

“Excellent product. Lightweight and helps keep my skin from looking oily throughout the day and covers any blemishes I may have. I have just used this and felt comfortable enough to leave the house without adding any other makeup products,” says MrsLisaP, Sephora.com customer.

2 – Mattifying, Pore-Refining Finish

Another very common skin issue, often tied to acne is excessive oil. If your skin is on the oily side, you know how frustrating it is to constantly have to blot your skin or add powder throughout the day. This product helps control shine, leaving the skin looking matte, with a refined finish. You no longer have to remember to carry around blotting papers or deal with a cakey complexion from excessive use of powder.

“I have been on a MISSION to find the perfect primer for my oily breakout prone skin and think I have found it! I have spent a lot of money on highly rated primers I read about on review sites. A little bit goes a long way. So, you do not have to put on much. The matte finish lasts all day and stands up to the pore mirror inspection! LOL! Glad I found this and am happy to share my experience to help others who might have the same skin issues I have!” says Dsmithtn, Sephora.com customer.

3 – SPF 20 Sun Protection

Sun protection is so important for all skin types, but especially those with blemish-prone skin that is already red and irritated. It’s a common misconception that sun exposure to the face will help dry up oily skin, but the truth is it only worsens the issue. Colorescience Mattifying Perfector includes SPF 20 sunscreen to give the skin a first layer of protection under makeup to help shield the skin from the sun’s damaging rays. “Colorescience products do make our patients look great, but even more importantly, they protect their skin. If we can get our patients to wear sunscreen, that is our job!” says Dr. Christopher Ha MD.

“I should preface this review by saying that I normally hate primers. I have tried nearly all of them without success. Enter this Colorescience primer. It is hands down the best primer I have ever used! I have combo skin that can get quite oily by mid-afternoon. Generally, primers tend to make me shinier (even the “mattifying” ones) and clog my pores, leading to breakouts. This primer not only mattifies, but it also makes my skin look more even and glowy. I love the fact that this has SPF–huge bonus! I have been getting a ton of compliments on my skin lately,” says Chichilawyer, Sephora.com customer.

Add our Mattifying Perfector™ SPF 20 to your morning routine and feel confident knowing that it will help absorb oil, blur imperfections, protect your skin from sun damage and keep it matte throughout the day.

The Author

Julie Strong

Julie Strong

Julie Strong is the Social Media and Content Manager for Colorescience. She's had a passion for writing, skincare and beauty for as long as she can remember. Her favorite Colorescience product is Even Up Clinical Pigment Perfector.