That's when I stumbled upon The Body Shop's Seaweed Mattifying Day Cream. I must admit that this was an impulse buy, and not a very good one at that (as most impulse buys are). Sure, it does a great job of keeping my make-up intact on great days, i.e., when the weather's not too hot. But when it comes to its promise of
Control shine and achieve a matte complexion with a light, oil-free cream that moisturizes your skin throughout the day.
it fails a lot on consistency. A few hours with this product and my face turns into a depository of oil and shine. This has never happened to me even if I did not use to prime my face with cream prior to make-up.
As a make-up primer, The Body Shop's Seaweed Mattifying Day Cream is even counterproductive for girls with oily skin like me. I'd recommend this mattifying day cream, however, for colder weather or simply as a moisturizer at night.
|Oil-free and light it truly is, as it feels buttery to touch after I've applied it. But it irks me a lot that it takes a while for the skin to absorb the product--not a welcome fact when I am already running late for work.|